Top Concerts and Venues This Summer


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Elton John preformed live at TD Garden in 2020, he will return to Gillette stadium this July.

Sloane Contrino, Staff writer

From the Cape, to Boston and Providence, summer ‘22 is back in full force with the sounds of the season. Back on tour, making appearances at local venues and at festivals, a medley of artists are back on the scene. Meanwhile, a few artists have backed out of their scheduled performances, and won’t be touring this summer at all. Together, these factors contribute to the unique lineup of artists that will be in the area. 

Doja Cat, who was scheduled to perform with The Weekend this summer, will not be joining her fellow pop superstars due to the needed recovery from an unprecedented throat surgery. With an ailment of his own, Justin Bieber, who was arranged to tour his 2021 album “Justice” this summer, recently canceled the North American leg of his tour.The young pop artist was diagnosed this June with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The rare condition leaves his mouth and eye paralyzed on the left side of his face and inhibits his ability to sing. However, there’s still an abundance of options for those looking to hit some concerts this summer:


The Cape Cod Melody Tent:

 Last summer, diverse fans from all over the Cape raced to see Chase Rice perform at The Cape Cod Melody Tent, and afterwards raved. Those looking for more country this summer will find it there, again. Coming to the Cape is Chris Young (July 16), Chris Lane and Laney Wilson (August 11) , Brothers Osborne, Brett Eldredge and more. 


At Gillette Stadium

Heading off Cape, you can see big bands and artists perform at larger venues. For an authentic sound of the legendary jam band, Gillette Stadium kicks off summer events with the Dead and Company, on July 2. Back on tour for the first time since 2017, The Weekend will embark this summer on his first world tour, without a recovering Doja Cat, and will perform live at Gillette on July 21 .Elton John, on his final tour: “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” is scheduled to touch down at Gillete on July 27. Frequent New England- bound and Cape-beloved artist Kenney Chesney makes his way back to Gillette as well, for a 2-night stay on Aug 26 and 27. 


Boston Venues: 

For those looking to see their favorite Indie and less contemporary artists perform, look to venues such as the RoadRunner, House of Blues, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Paradise Rock Club and more. These venues are hip and chic, and offer the close-to-fame experience to your favorite artists that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. At the RoadRunner this summer, see modern indie artists such as Wallows (June 22), Beach House (Jul 22), Mitski ( Jul 26), The Driver Era (Aug 2,) French indie pop band Phoenix (Sep 22), and many more. At BSO, see legends like John Taylor, the Black Crowes, and a variety of classical and opera concerts.


Xfinity Center:

In Mansfield, grasp rare opportunities to see niche artists perform. The Chicks, a female country group, will reach the Xfinity Center on July 5. Phish, a Grateful-Dead reminiscent jam band, will be at the center on July 14 and 15. For a sound of the 2000’s, see the Backstreet