Looking for something fun to do in Motor City this month? There are plenty of fun upcoming concerts and events in Detroit, so you’ve got a lot of entertainment options. With so many great choices, it can be hard to sort through them and pick out the best ones. That’s where we come in. We’ve handpicked some of the best upcoming concerts in Detroit and provided you with all the details you need, like ticket prices, seating charts, live performance videos, and more, so take a look and treat yourself to a night of great music.
with Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, & Chase Rice
Saturday, August 22, 2015
One of the biggest names in contemporary country music, Kenny Chesney has certified himself as a superstar within the last twenty years. Though the Tennessee native began his career in the early ’90s, he didn’t hit the big time until his 1995 album All I Need to Know, which produced several hit singles and propelled him into the limelight. In the last two decades or so, Chesney has released fifteen studio albums, most of which have been certified gold or platinum. His most recent effort is 2014’s The Big Revival, which marks a conscious movement toward a more lively and cheerful sound.
On The Road Again Tour
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Even if you’ve been living under a rock without an internet connection for the last few years, chances are you’re probably still familiar with One Direction. They’re undoubtedly the biggest boy band in the world right now, with throngs of screaming preteen fans all across the globe to prove it. Even with the recent departure of band member Zayn Malik, which left plenty of young Directioners in tears, 1D is still setting out on their On the Road Again Tour this summer. The boys are touring after having recently released a fourth album, the oh-so-creatively titled Four, which came out in 2014. If you’ve got kids, or if 1D is your secret guilty pleasure (we won’t tell anyone), don’t miss them when they come to Ford Field on August 29.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Rapper T.I. established himself as one of the most successful artists of the 2000s with a string of major hits within a few years. Between 2003 and 2008, T.I. released five albums, all of which broke the top ten in the U.S. and were certified platinum. He underwent many ups and downs after that, inciting a lot of controversy through rivalries with other rappers and getting in trouble with the law, but nonetheless his career did not suffer. His latest album, The Dime Trap, is his tenth studio record to date and is expected to drop on October 10.
Rock or Bust World Tour
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
One of the best-selling acts of all time, Australian rock band AC/DC, is back on the road this year for their Rock or Bust World Tour. Formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, AC/DC underwent plenty of lineup changes in its formative years, the most devastating being the loss of lead singer Bon Scott in 1980. Later that year, the band replaced Scott with Brian Johnson, after which they recorded Back in Black, their highest-grossing album and one of the best-selling albums of all time. AC/DC was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003, and to this day continues making music and touring around the globe. The band released a new album, Rock or Bust, in 2014, just after the departure of Malcolm Young. Their upcoming world tour will serve to promote their new album as well as celebrate the band’s 40th anniversary.
The MTrain Tour
Friday, September 11, 2015
Last year, pop singer Meghan Trainor became an instant sensation with her catchy, body-positive single “All About That Bass.” After the song’s music video became a huge hit on YouTube, it eventually climbed the Billboard 200, and the rest was history. Now barely a year in the spotlight, the 21-year-old already has platinum album sales, #1 hits in several countries, and two Grammy nominations to her name.
with BeBe Rexha
Sunday, September 13, 2015
As of last year, the youngest Jonas brother officially stepped out on his own, releasing a self-titled album in late 2014. The new record helped him somewhat shed his Disney-approved image and spawned huge Top 40 hits like “Chains” and the multiplatinum single “Jealous.” Now a pop star in his own right, he is touring this year with big acts like Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson, and recently announced that he is set to embark on his own headlining tour starting this fall.
Echo and The BunnymenTickets
Sunday, September 13, 2014
English post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978. While they saw some mainstream success in the UK, they had more of an underground following here in the States, with songs like “The Killing Moon” and “Lips Like Sugar” quickly becoming ’80s cult hits. Still active today are original members Ian McCulloch (vocals) and Will Sergeant (guitar), and they just released a new album called Meteorites in 2014.
Albert Hammond Jr.Tickets
with Prinze George
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
As the son of successful songwriter Albert Hammond and a member of superstar indie rock band The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. certainly had all the connections he needed to embark on a solo career of his own back in 2006. He put out his first solo record that year titled Yours to Keep, debuting a catchy, Strokes-esque sound, followed by another album, Como Te Llama, in 2008. Last year, Hammond released his AHJ EP on bandmate Julian Casablancas’ label Cult Records, and followed this summer with his third full-length, Momentary Masters, which just came out on July 31.
Stone Temple PilotsTickets
with U.S. Elevator
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Renowned alternative rock band Stone Temple Pilots impressively retained the same lineup from its formation in 1985 all the way until 2013, when frontman Scott Weiland was fired from the band. However, despite Weiland’s departure, the rest of STP (guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Eric Ketz) carries on, having recruited Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington in his place. Now with Bennington on vocal duties, Stone Temple Pilots released a five-song EP called High Rise in 2013, credited as Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Rock band Breaking Benjamin formed in the late ’90s in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Named after an incident in which frontman Benjamin Burnley broke a microphone, the band eventually caught the attention of a local radio DJ who agreed to finance their debut EP. From there, they signed with Hollywood Records and released their debut record Saturate in 2002. Since then, Breaking Benjamin has released three more full-length albums, the latest of which just came out this summer.
Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The ConspiratorsTickets
with The Last Internationale
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash went solo back in 2008 and has since released three solo albums. His latest two records were recorded with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge and Brent Fitz and Todd Kerns, known as The Conspirators. Slash, along with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, released the album Apocalyptic Love in 2012, followed by World on Fire in 2014.
Of Monsters and MenTickets
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The indie folk five-piece Of Monsters and Men hails all the way from Iceland. Formed in 2010, the band centers around the talents of vocalists/guitarists Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, bassist Kristjan Pall Kristjansson, and drummer Arnar Rosenkranz Hilmarsson. Of Monsters and Men first came into the spotlight in 2011 with their hit single “Little Talks,” which was getting airplay on radio stations all over the world and quickly propelled them to international fame. The next year, they released their debut album, My Head Is An Animal, which rapidly climbed the charts and sold over 2 million copies worldwide. The band is back this summer with their sophomore record, Beneath the Skin, which they released on June 9.