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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.

    NORTH CAROLINA 

    Spectrum Center Charlotte
    Travis Scott – March 24
    B2K with Mario, Pretty Ricky and more – April 6
    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 
    Queen + Adam Lambert – Aug. 23 
    Alan Jackson – Aug 24 (rescheduled date from Sept. 15, 2018)
    Alabama with Charlie Daniels Band – Oct. 11 (tickets go on sale March 4)
    Elton John – Nov. 6
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    Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (Charlotte)
    Gram Nash – April 4 (Spirit Square)
    Boney James – April 7 (Spirit Square)
    Shawn Colvin – April 14 (Spirit Square)
    Hiroshima – April 19 (Knight Theater)
    The Jayhawks – May 2 (Spirit Square)
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    Bojangles’ Coliseum (Charlotte)
    TobyMac with Jeremy Camp and more – April 5
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    Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
    Leon Bridges – April 11 
    Clint Black and Trace Adkins – May 2  
    Bryan Adams – May 4
    Iration – May 9 
    Greta Van Fleet – May 15
    The 1975 – May 19
    Jon Bellion – June 16
    O.A.R. – June 20
    Vampire Weekend – June 22
    Shinedown – June 25
    Young The Giant and Fitz and the Tantrums – July 13 
    Weird Al Yankovic – July 14
    Prettymuch – July 17
    Greensky Bluegrass – July 20 (tickets go on sale March 8)
    Sublime with Rome and Michael Franti & Spearhead – July 28
    Papa Roach – Aug. 4
    Ben Folds and Violent Femmes – Aug. 8 (tickets go on sale March 8) 
    Gary Clark – Aug. 20 (tickets go on sale March 8) 
    Judah & the Lion – Aug. 22 (tickets go on sale March 8) 
    Kacey Musgraves – Sept. 19
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    Ovens Auditorium (Charlotte)
    Lauren Daigle – March 16
    Hozier – March 17
    John Mellencamp – March 22
    Death Cab for Cutie – April 12
    Dream Theater – April 22
    Whitesnake – April 28  
    India.Arie – May 9 
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    PNC Music Pavilion 
    Zac Brown Band – April 14
    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – May 16
    Chris Young – May 17 (tickets go on sale March 15)
    Luke Bryan with Cole Swindell – June 2 (on sale date not announced)
    Ozzy Osbourne with Megadeth – June 4 
    Thomas Rhett with Dustin Lynch – June 14 
    Phish – June 21 
    Rascal Flatts – June 27 (on sale date not announced)
    Dead & Company – June 28 
    Tedeschi Trucks Band – July 7 
    Train and Goo Goo Dolls – July 12
    Luke Combs – July 13
    Dave Matthews Band – July 19 
    Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World – July 21  
    Iron Maiden – July 22 
    Florida Georgia Line with Dan + Shay – July 27 
    Dierks Bentley with Jon Pardi – Aug. 8 (on sale date not announced)
    Kiss – Aug. 10  
    Kidz Bop – Aug. 11
    Carlos Santana with The Doobie Brothers – Aug. 13  
    Heart with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Aug. 14 
    Breaking Benjamin – Aug. 17
    Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Aug. 20 (tickets go on sale March 8) 
    Brad Paisley with Chris Lane – Aug. 24 (on sale date not announced)
    Beck and Cage The Elephant – Aug. 25 
    Peter Frampton – Aug. 30 
    Hootie & the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies – Sept. 5   
    Jason Aldean with Kane Brown – Sept. 12 (on sale date not announced)
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    John Mayer

    PNC Arena Raleigh
    Elton John – March 12
    Paul McCartney – May 27
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    Rockingham Festival Grounds (Rockingham)
    Epicenter Music Festival featuring Tool, Foo Fighters, Korn, Evanescence, 311, Live, Bush, Judas Priest, The Cult and others – May 10-12 
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    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena (Greenville, S.C.) 
    Kelly Clarkson – March 30
    Eric Church – April 26-27
    Paul McCartney – May 30 
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    Colonial Life Arena (Columbia) 
    Elton John – March 13
    Hootie & the Blowfish with Barenaked Ladies – Sept. 11-13
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    Riverfront Park (North Charleston)
    Trondossa Music & Arts Festival 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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