• 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.

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    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
    Ariana Grande – June 10
    Twenty One Pilots – June 12 
    New Kids On The Block with Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature – July 9 
    John Mayer – Aug. 9 
    Khalid – Aug. 13 (tickets go on sale April 5)
    Queen + Adam Lambert – Aug. 23 
    Alan Jackson – Aug 24 (rescheduled date from Sept. 15, 2018)
    Phil Collins – Sept. 29 
    Alabama with Charlie Daniels Band – Oct. 11 
    Elton John – Nov. 6
    Celine Dion – Jan. 21, 2020 (tickets go on sale April 12)
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    Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Charlotte)
    Shawn Colvin – April 14 (Spirit Square)
    Hiroshima – April 19 (Knight Theater)
    The Jayhawks – May 2 (Spirit Square)
    Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – June 19 (Knight Theater)
    The Wood Brothers – July 11 (Knight Theater) 
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    Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte)
    Death Cab for Cutie – April 12
    Dream Theater – April 22
    Brit Floyd – April 25 
    Javed Ali – April 26
    Whitesnake – April 28  
    India.Arie – May 9 
    Keith Sweat – May 12
    America – Aug. 15
    Travis Tritt – Sept. 21
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    Shows and festivals worth the road trip:

    Greensboro Coliseum Complex 
    Kenny Chesney – April 12
    Carrie Underwood – May 1 
    RBRM – May 18
    Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms – May 29
    Pentatonix – May 30 
    Anuel AA – July 19
    Lionel Richie – July 25 
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic – July 27 
    moe. and Blues Traveler – Aug. 6 
    Ted Nugent – Aug. 16 
    Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss – Aug. 17 
    Marco Antonio Solis – Aug. 23  
    The B-52s with OMD and Berlin -- Sept. 6 
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    PNC Arena Raleigh
    Paul McCartney – May 27
    Luis Miguel – June 18
    Backstreet Boys – Aug. 20
    Carrie Underwood – Sept. 30
    The Black Keys – Nov. 8 
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    MerleFest, Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro 
    Featuring the Avett Brothers, Wynonna and the Big Noise, Donna the Buffalo, Amos Lee, Brandi Carlile, Keb’ Mo’, Steep Canyon Rangers, Del McCoury Band and more – April 25-28 
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    Epicenter Music Festival, Rockingham Festival Grounds in Rockingham 
    Featuring Tool, Foo Fighters,Korn, Evanescence, 311, Live, Bush, Judas Priest, The Cult and others – May 10-12 
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    Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, S.C.) 
    Eric Church – April 26-27
    Paul McCartney – May 30 
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    Colonial Life Arena (Columbia) 
    Cardi B & Friends – May 12
    Carrie Underwood – Sept. 29
    Miranda Lambert – Nov. 8
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    Trondossa Music & Arts Festival, Riverfront Park in North Charleston
    Featuring Widespread Panic, Umphrey's McGee, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, The Marcus King Band, The Wood Brothers, Caroline Rose and others – April 27-28  
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