It’s the official start of concert season!
Over the coming months, anyone and everyone that stormed the charts — both past and present — will take the road to play their hits for all their adoring fans. For the first time in two years, there are no capacity limitations due to the COVID-19 virus.
And for all you music fans, another benefit of living at Flats On D is that we’re located right near stopping points for numerous touring musicians!
Here are the Top Five Summer Concerts Around Flats On D:
Sammy Hagar and the Circle & George Thorogood
The only thing better than buying a ticket for an artist is getting a two-for-one. Especially a duo that loves singing about summertime, where the drinking is easy!
Sammy Hagar — the founder of Cabo Wabo Tequila — will take his supergroup on the road, playing songs from his solo discography, Montrose, and even his stint with Van Halen. On Instagram, the Red Rocker said simply: “It’s gonna be a real party”.
The year marks several collab tours from favorite artists: Ringo Starr with The Avett Brothers, Tim McGraw with Russell Dickerson, and Tears For Fears with Garbage will all play venues near Flats on D.
Date: June 13
Venue: Xfinity Center
He’s single-handedly responsible for Drake becoming a dutiful father.
The classic hip-hop artist is hot off his diss track The Story Of Adidon and just landed his first-ever No. 1 album It’s Almost Dry, after toiling away in the industry since the early 90s.
The new record has been lauded as the best rap album this year, thanks, in part, to the recruited the help of Kanye West and Pharrell on production duties.
It’s Pusha T’s first set of dates since before the pandemic.
Date: June 15
Venue: Big Night Live
Belle and Sebastian
After a string of stops across Europe, the Scottish seven-piece will head stateside, including a performance by Flats On D. After 25 years (a quarter-century!!!) and ten albums, Belle and Sebastian is promoting A Bit Of Previous — their first offering in seven years. In their first visit to our country since 2019, the group has evolved into indie royalty — a classic band loved by purists and hipsters alike!
Date: June 18
Venue: Los Bitchos
Machine Gun Kelly
The superstar returns after his original hip hop career was reimagined into a pop punk tribute performance. MGK is one of the few artists who has successfully switched genres, and has become a pop icon by doing so. The mainstream performer is joined by Trippe Red and PVRIS at his first TD Garden stint.
No word yet if Megan Fox will be in the audience.
Date: June 20
Venue: TD Garden
Corinne Bailey Rae
To prep her voice, Corinne Bailey Rae chugs garlic in hot water before her shows. Whatever works… the R&B singer has been inspiring countless music lovers with her velvety vocal range since her hit single “Like A Star” in 2006.
Touring for the first time in five years, the artist took much inspiration from her time spent at the Stony Island Arts Bank — a contemporary arts space over on Chicago’s South Side. The building was repurposed in 2015, serving as a creative attraction for local artists.
Feeling revitalized by the historical artifacts showcased at the site, she plans on releasing her fourth record next year — a concept record on her learned past.
Date: June 21
Venue: Wilbur Theatre