Five concerts that can’t be missed this summer

The Weeknd performing in Hong Kong. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The pandemic lockdown has officially ended and most aspects of daily life have returned to normal. Musicians are back on the road to perform and interact with their fans after two years without live events. Many big artists are stopping by South Florida this summer. Here are a few of the shows that should not be missed with prices, dates and additional information.

MONSTA X: No Limit Tour
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
FLA Live Arena
1 Panther Pkwy, Sunrise, FL 33323

After postponing their tour for two years because of the pandemic, MONSTA X rescheduled the tour for this summer. The South Korean group will travel all over North America and perform in Miami for the first time. The set-list includes songs from their full English album, solo performances, and older work such as “DRAMARAMA” and “Love Killa.” Ticket prices range from $55 to $170 and are available on Ticketmaster. Since the tour is presented by Lexus, owners of that brand can bring their car keys to the merch booth for free exclusive photocards.

Big Time Rush: Forever Tour
Friday, July 22, 2022 at 8 p.m.
FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Big Time Rush announced its reunion tour on “Good Morning America” after eight years of being broken up. They will be joined by singer and Tik Tok star Dixie D’Amelio. The group has been releasing new singles, so audiences can expect a mix of their older favorites and recent drops. Tickets range from $25 to $455 and can be purchased through LiveNation. There are also three VIP upgrades available for an additional cost of $249, $299 and $799 with different benefits like photos with the group, a meet and greet and access to an exclusive side stage.

Kehlani: Blue Water Road Trip
Monday, August 1, 2022 at 8 p.m.
FPL Solar Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
301 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132

Kehlani recently announced their tour, Blue Water Road Trip, with a stop in Miami. Rapper Rico Nasty and singer Destin Conrad will also take the stage. Following the release of Kehlani’s third studio album, “blue water road,” the tour is expected to feature mostly new songs. The tickets range from $39 to $109 and there are special tickets only available for Citi card members. They can be purchased through LiveNation.

The Weeknd: After Hours Til Dawn Tour
Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

The Weeknd will be at the Hard Rock Stadium in August and tickets are selling fast. Unfortunately, Doja Cat will no longer be the opening act because she has to recover from her tonsil surgery. His seventh tour starts July 8 and will make its way to Miami on August 6. Tickets range from $61 to $325 with a Silver Premium Ticket package available, including a limited edition gift item, a commemorative laminate and a special entrance. One dollar from each ticket will be donated to the XO Humanitarian Fund in collaboration with the United Nations World Food Programme. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.

Red Hot Chili Peppers: 2022 World Tour 
Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Hard Rock Stadium
347 Don Shula Dr, Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joined by The Strokes and Thundercat in a stadium tour this summer. The Red Hot Chili Peppers recently released their 12th album, featuring songs like “Black Summer,” “Poster Child” and “These Are The Ways.” Formed in 1983, the timeless band continues performing and entertaining audiences. Tickets are on Ticketmaster and start at $80, going up to nearly $300 due to Ticketmaster’s official platinum tickets, which fluctuate depending on demand.

Other artists also coming to Miami include Machine Gun Kelly on June 15, Reik on June 18, Bad Bunny on August 12-13 and Daddy Yankee on August 27.

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