Summer Concerts We Can't Wait to See
Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj
With all the combined girl power, wig shenanigans, and outrageous fashion this tour promises, the tag-teaming of pop's indefatigable hit machine and hip-hop's most colorful crossover queen should come with bedazzled shades. Expect Nicki to drop in on headliner Britney's ''Till the World Ends'' remix and make the kids go extra bonkers.
Stateside June 16 to Aug. 8
Bruno Mars and Janelle Monáe
They'll surely deliver their solo hits, but two of modern R&B's sharpest newcomers just may deliver some surprise onstage collaborations, too.
Through June 16
Glee Live! in Concert!
While Mr. Schuester heads out on his own tour, Glee's other topline stars will take their show on the road — literally — with 22 dates in just under a month.
Through June 18
Mumford & Sons ?
Hot off their railroad tour through the Southwest, the breakout British folkies will focus on the middle of the country.
Through June 19
Kels will bring his inimitable brand of over-the-top showmanship, with help from Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius.
Through July 3
The folk-rock icon goes on a half-season run, without a trip to Carolina in sight.
Through July 4
She recently guested on songs by Rascal Flatts and Simple Plan, but Bedingfield will go it alone to promote last year's Strip Me.
Through July 16
Her venues had better be large enough for both a ''California King Bed'' and the antics of her flashy opening act: Cee Lo Green.
Through July 24
Relive three decades' worth of sleepover dreams with New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, both alone and together at last.
Through Aug. 7
Death Cab for Cutie
Mr. Zooey Deschanel and friends fill some big rooms with the sweeping epics from their new Codes and Keys.
Through Aug. 23
Lambert, newly married to fellow hitmaker Blake Shelton, will spend her honeymoon out on the road.
Through Aug. 23
Kenny Chesney ?
It wouldn't be summer without Kenny, who will take his 22 No. 1s for a spin before starting work on his next album.
Through Aug. 28
The veteran jammers stick mostly to the East Coast, including a stop at the Super Ball festival in Watkins Glen, N.Y., July 4 weekend.
Through Sept. 4
Jason Aldean ?
The Georgia native will be catering to a host of new fans thanks to ''Don't You Wanna Stay,'' his crossover duet with Kelly Clarkson.
Through Sept. 15
The Queen of Summer crisscrosses the country again, this time with critically adored Robyn, another envelope-pushing pop star with plenty of cheek.
Through Sept. 17
The country duo will stop at legendary spaces (L.A.'s Greek Theatre) and state fairs alike.
Through Oct. 21
He must have an incredible warm-up routine — Groban will be flexing his velvet pipes for nearly six months straight.
Through Nov. 14
Country's golden girl will take half the year to support her smash Speak Now; Southern rockers Needtobreathe have snagged the coveted opening slot.
Through Nov. 22
The rockers celebrate their live album Mirrorball with a run of arena classics like ''Photograph.''
June 15?Sept. 15
She hasn't brought her sultry sounds to the stage in more than 10 years, but the ever-lovely songstress hits the circuit with her Ultimate Collection to remind everyone she's still a smooth operator.
June 16? Sept. 3
The newest member of Nashville's Music City Walk of Fame will crank up songs from 2010's Get Closer.
June 16?Oct. 15
Big & Rich
Country's favorite tricksters are back with a hook-filled road show that features Gretchen Wilson and Cowboy Troy.
June 18? Sept. 19
Vans Warped Tour
The venerable punk caravan gathers Paramore, Against Me!, and Gym Class Heroes for its 17th stampede around the nation's parking lots.
June 24 - Aug. 14
Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow
The onetime couple may seem like unlikely bedfellows, but with Rock's countrification and Crow's newly discovered grit, they should supply a rootsy night of hits.
July 2?Sept. 3
Though the grunge heroes got the band back together last year, this represents their first proper trek since they broke up back in 1997. Expect heavy riffs and heavier beards.
311 and Sublime
The jam-friendly Nebraskans load up their trucks with the surviving members of Sublime. The trip includes a three-day pit stop in northern Florida for some 311-branded shows.
July 6?Aug. 26
Idols Summer Tour
Count on some heavy metal courtesy of James Durbin, some reggae dancing from Naima Adedapo, and some head-scratching, with audiences trying to figure out why Pia Toscano was booted from Idol so early.
July 6?Sept. 10
Weezy's post-jail victory lap continues with another leg of the I Am Still Music Tour, which will showcase cuts from his hotly anticipated Tha Carter IV.
July 13?Sept. 11
Miranda Cosgrove ?
In a series of shows last winter, the iCarly star proved she was evolving as a pop presence, and the songs on her just-released EP should add fresh juice to her live show.
July 16?Sept. 3
Rob Zombie and Slayer
Some people prefer shredding to sunshine. Luckily, Zombie and Slayer will be providing lots of high-volume darkness at a venue near you.
July 20?Aug. 6
Kanye West's favorite indie rocker takes his much-awaited sophomore album's icy melodies out to cool down those warm summer nights.
July 22?Aug. 10
Look for Bieber's paramour to pull from the forthcoming Otherside, her third album with her band the Scene, plus plenty of sing-alongs for the Wizards of Waverly Place fans attending their first summer concert.
July 24?Sept. 12
Kings of Leon
For this outing, the Followills will hopefully avoid the back injuries and infamous bird muck of previous tours while diving more deeply into the humid Southern melodies of last year's Come Around Sundown.
July 25? Sept. 12