• Concerts you need to know about

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    Music fans don’t have to search hard to find out where the hottest tours are playing in the Carolinas.

    Here’s a list of Charlotte-area venues and a few others where popular tours are making stops.

    >> SLIDESHOW: Justin Timberlake performs at Spectrum Center Charlotte

    Unless noted otherwise, tickets for each show are on sale at the venue box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

    Spectrum Center Charlotte
    John Mayer - Aug. 9 
    Khalid - Aug. 13 
    Queen + Adam Lambert - Aug. 23 
    Alan Jackson - Aug 24 (rescheduled date from Sept. 15, 2018)
    Chris Brown with Ty Dolla $ign and more - Sept. 7 
    Guns N’ Roses - Sept. 25 
    Old Dominion - Sept. 27
    Phil Collins - Sept. 29 
    Alabama with Charlie Daniels Band - Oct. 11 
    MercyMe - Nov. 1 
    Elton John - Nov. 6
    Jonas Brothers - Nov. 20
    Celine Dion - Jan. 21, 2020 
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    >> Rockin' at Charlotte's outdoor amphitheaters

    Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
    Kirk Franklin - July 24 (Knight Theater) 
    John Sebastian - Aug. 9 (Spirit Square)
    Rufus Wainwright - Sept. 13 (Knight Theater) 
    Keb’ ‘Mo - Sept. 18 (Spirit Square) 
    Rodney Crowell - Sept. 21 (Spirit Square) 
    Rhiannon Giddens - Sept. 23 (Spirit Square)
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    Bojangles’ Coliseum
    Erykah Badu and Goodie Mob - Oct. 4
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    Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte)
    America - Aug. 15
    Paul Anka - Sept. 9 (tickets go on sale June 21)
    KC & The Sunshine Band - Sept. 14 
    Travis Tritt - Sept. 21
    Lucinda Williams - Sept. 27
    Ray LaMontagne - Oct. 18
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    >> Hootie & the Blowfish announce 2019 tour, new record

    Shows worth the road trip:

    Greensboro Coliseum Complex 
    Lionel Richie - July 25 
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - July 27 
    Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss - Aug. 17 
    The B-52s with OMD and Berlin - Sept. 6
    Chris Stapleton - Oct. 19 
    Miranda Lambert - Nov. 23
    Avett Brothers - Dec. 31
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    PNC Arena Raleigh
    Backstreet Boys - Aug. 20
    Carrie Underwood - Sept. 30
    The Black Keys - Nov. 8 
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