Spring/summer concerts at a glance

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It's March and it's freezing, but already the spring/summer outdoor calendar is taking shape.

There are more than a dozen shows announced for the First Niagara Pavilion so far -- eight of them country -- to go with a Stage AE lineup that will probably exceed 30 events.

We missed on the Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z stadium tour, but, again, the country is always reliable, this summer with Kenny Chesney and the occasionally banjo-playing Taylor Swift.

Consol Energy Center recently added Bruno Mars and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, generally an outdoor band, to its robust indoor schedule.

Here is what we know so far:



May 18: Tim McGraw/Brantley Gilbert/Love and Theft

May 19: Styx/REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent

May 31: Dave Matthews Band

June 1: Brad Paisley/Chris Young/Lee Brice

June 15: Toby Keith/Kip Moore

July 12: Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest (lineup TBA)

July 17: Vans Warped Tour (with Hawthorne Heights, The Early November, Allstar Weekend, Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, The Used and more)

July 18: Jimmy Buffett

Aug. 2: Blake Shelton/Easton Corbin

Aug. 16: Jason Aldean/Jake Owen/Thomas Rhett

Sept. 6: Rascal Flatts/The Band Perry

Sept. 13: Keith Urban/Little Big Town/Dustin Lynch

Sept. 28: Luke Bryan/Thompson Square/Florida Georgia Line



May 12: Soundgarden

May 21: Fall Out Boy

June 10: Local Natives (indoors)

June 11: The National (indoors)

June 12: Of Monsters and Men

July 13: Belle & Sebastian/Yo La Tengo

July 18: Fun.



June 22: Kenny Chesney/Eric Church/Eli Young Band/Kacey Musgraves

July 6: Taylor Swift/Ed Sheeran



March 31: Green Day

April 6: Eric Clapton

April 19: Barry Manilow

April 26: Fleetwood Mac

April 30: Black Keys/Flaming Lips

June 11: New Kids on the Block/98 Degrees/Boyz II Men

June 20: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

July 2: Bruno Mars/Ellie Goulding

July 8: One Direction


Scott Mervis: smervis@post-gazette.com; 412-263-2576.


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