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Well, we hope you got your rest NOT going to concerts the past few years, because this summer you are going to go to A LOT of shows. Bands and artists are gearing up to be back on the road. Here are 30 shows in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts to get you going. With many more on the way!

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DARK STAR ORCHESTRA MARCH 11TH AND 12TH AT THE STATE THEATRE

BRIT FLOYD – THE WORLD’S GREATEST PINK FLOYD SHOW
FRIDAY, MARCH 25TH AT MERRILL AUDITORIUM

SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND
FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST AT THE STATE THEATRE

SLIP KID (A CELEBRATION OF THE WHO) FT. CHARY CHERONE
SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND AT AURA (MOVED FROM SEPTEMBER 2021)

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN – SUNDAY, APRIL 3RD AT AURA (RESCHEDULED DATE FROM 2020)

JUDAS PRIEST AND QUEENSYRCHE – TUESDAY, APRIL 5TH AT TSONGAS CENTER LOWELL, MA
(RESCHEDULED FROM 2021)
 

ROBIN TROWER – SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD AT AURA IN PORTLAND (RESCHEDULED FROM 2020)

START MAKING SENSE (TALKING HEADS TRIBUTE)
SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD AT THE STATE THEATRE
TESLA – TUESDAY, MAY 10TH AURA IN PORTLAND

THE WHO – WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH AT TD GARDEN

BOSTON CALLING WITH FOO FIGHTERS, METALLICA, CHEAP TRICK AND MORE
MAY 27-28-29 AT THE HARVARD ATHLETIC COMPLEX
 

RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL-STARR BAND
SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH AT BANK OF NH PAVILION

PAUL MCCARTNEY – TUESDAY, JUNE 7TH AT FENWAY PARK

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE/GEORGE THOROGOOD
MONDAY, JUNE 13TH AT XFINITY CENTER

THE DOOBIE BROTHERS W/ MICHAEL MCDONALD
SUNDAY, JUNE 26TH AT BANK OF NH PAVILION IN GILFORD
 

LYNYRD SKYNYRD, DON FELDER AND THE OUTLAWS
FRIDAY, JULY 1ST AT BANK OF NH PAVILION IN GILFORD (ON-SALE FRI. 3/11 10AM)

STEELY DAN – SATURDAY, JULY 2ND AT XFINITY CENTER IN MANSFIELD, MA

LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND AND THE OUTLAWS
SUNDAY, JULY 3RD AT MAINE SAVINGS AMPITHEATRE IN BANGOR (ON-SALE FRI. 3/11 10AM)

ROGER WATERS TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2022 AT TD GARDEN

 ZZ TOP – FRIDAY, JULY 23RD AT LEADER BANK PAVILION IN BOSTON (ON-SALE FRI. 3/11 10AM)

LAST CHILD – THE AEROSMITH EXPERIENCE - SATURDAY, JULY 23RD AT AURA IN PORTLAND

FOO FIGHTERS – WEDNESDAY, JULY 27TH AT MAINE SAVINGS AMPITHEATRE IN BANGOR


ELTON JOHN – THURSDAY, JULY 28TH AT GILETTE STADIUM

THE STADIUM TOUR WITH DEF LEPPARD, MOTLEY CRUE, POISON AND JOAN JETT
AUGUST 5TH AND 6TH, 2022 AT FENWAY PARK (RESCHEDULED DATES FROM 2020 AND 2021)

SANTANA W/ EARTH, WIND AND FIRE
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH AT XFINITY CENTER

ROD STEWART W/ CHEAP TRICK – FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH AT XFINITY CENTER 

WANTED DOA (BON JOVI TRIBUTE)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH AT AURA IN PORTLAND (RESCHEUDLED FROM FEBRUARY)
 

AEROSMITH W/ EXTREME – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH AT FENWAY PARK (NEW DATE)

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH AT FENWAY PARK

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON AND LOVERBOY -
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH AT BANK OF NH PAVILION IN GILFORD

STYX, REO SPEEDWAGON AND LOVERBOY -
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH AT MAINE SAVING AMPHITHEATER IN BANGOR

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