Summer 2015 Concerts in Boston
Got a case of “Summertime Sadness”? Seeing Lana Del Rey perform at the Xfinity Center should fix you right up. This June’s concert roster includes an eclectic lineup of rock, electronic, pop, and much more. Get tacky with Weird Al, feel all the emotions with Florence Welch, and watch Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga go cheek to cheek.
Our July concert calendar’s got a blank space, baby, and we’re writing Taylor Swift’s name—twice. In addition to T-Swizzle’s two-night appearance at Gillette Stadium, this month brings such arena-fillers as U2, Kelly Clarkson, Neil Young, and Foo Fighters—whose show also includes cameo appearances by the Bosstones, Mission of Burma, and the Dropkick Murphys. With the weather heating up, July is also peak music festival season. Whether you prefer to pogo to pop-punk at the Vans Warped Tour or get folked up in Newport and Lowell, we suggest you take it outside.
Appearing with Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Mission of Burma: July 18, 6 p.m., appearing with Dropkick Murphys and Royal Blood: July 19, 6 p.m., Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, boston.redsox.mlb.com.
July 23, 7 p.m., Lawn on D , 420 D St., Boston, lawnond.com.
Newport Folk Festival
July 24-26, Fort Adams State Park, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, newportfolk.org.
Lowell Folk Festival
July 24-26, locations throughout downtown Lowell, lowellfolkfestival.org.
Break out your vintage rock T-shirts and get ready to throw the goat—August is all about celebrating throwbacks. Headbang with glam metal heavies Van Halen at Xfinity Center, catch Mötley Crüe’s farewell tour “All Bad Things Must Come to an End” at DCU Center, and get thunderstruck by AC/DC at Gillette Stadium.
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt
August 6, 6:30 p.m., Fenway Park , 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, boston.redsox.mlb.com.
Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire
August 30, 7:30 p.m., Xfinity Center, 885 S Main St., Mansfield, 508-339-2331. Buy tickets.
When back-to-school time rolls around, so do teen heartthrobs One Direction and the equally dreamy Death Cab for Cutie. And make sure to finish off the summer right with Boston Calling’s fall concert lineup, with performances from the Avett Brothers, Hozier, Of Monsters and Men, and plenty more.
Boston Calling Fall 2015
September 25, City Hall Plaza, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, bostoncalling.com.
—Reporting and research by Shaula Clark, Paige Solomon, and Katrina Uy