20 Hot Summer Concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth

Summer concert season heats up with big name artists appearing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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LMFAO - June 15, 7 p.m. - American Airlines Center: The "Party Rockers" head to the AAC with the hopes you'll wiggle to their tunes.
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Toadies - June 16, 7 p.m. - Palladium Ballroom: North Texas' own Toadies play the Palladium.
Van Halen with Kool and the Gang - June 20, 7:30p - American Airlines Center: The reunited band just postponed tons of shows -- but Dallas is still on the schedule. Go see if David Lee Roth can still kick it.
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Coldplay - June 22, 6 p.m. - American Airlines Center: Coldplay continues their world tour by coming to Dallas in June, which is good because we've wanted to hear a live version of "Paradise" for a while.
One Direction - June 23, 7:30 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion SQUEEEEEEEEE. Boy band One Direction will have girls lining up for their June show at Gexa Energy Pavilion.
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ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down, Gretchen Wilson - June 24, 7 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: A triple bill of "outlaws" (that's what the tour is called) shows up to Fair Park this June.
100.3 FM Jack's Throwback - June 30, 6 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: While plenty of classic bands are touring through DFW, Jack's Throwback takes the tribute route, offering dirt cheap tickets for bands covering Van Halen, Journey, Def Leppard, and more.
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Vans Warped Tour - July 3, 1 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion New Found Glory, Taking Back Sunday, Yellowcard, a billion others: Okay, not a billion, but like "90" or so the website says. There will be bands. Everywhere.
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Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival - July 10, 12 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: Anthrax, Motörhead, Slayer, Slipknot, High on Fire, As I Lay Dying, The Devil Wears Prada -- yeah, all those metal heads are on the bill for this very loud show.
Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Thompson Square - July 13, 7 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: Big country stars come to Dallas for sure to be hot show. Yeah, we mean the temperatures.
Joe Cocker with Huey Lewis and the News - July 20, 8 p.m. - Meyerson Symphony Center: Cocker will get a little help from his friends Huey Lewis and the News at this show at the Meyerson.
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Tenacious D - July 20, 8 p.m - Palladium Ballroom: Rock comedy band Tenacious D, which includes Jack Black, comes to Dallas to play tracks from their first album in six years. MIND BULLETS.
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Chicago and the Doobie Brothers - July 21, 8 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: Technically, this is "some of Chicago" and "some of the Doobie Brothers" playing, because each classic band has gained and lost some members during their lengthy careers. Don't worry, though, they'll play their hits.
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Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Cracker - July 22, 6:30 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: It's a '90s explosion of alt-rock bands still performing their tunes. BTW, the Blues Traveler guy isn't as big (literally) as he used to be.
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Aerosmith & Cheap Trick - July 28, 8 p.m. - American Airlines Center: Steven Tyler heads back to his night job (because his day job is judging American Idol) along with Joe Perry and the rest of Aerosmith.
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97.1 FM The Eagle's B.F.D. - July 29, 5 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: We don't quite know what B.F.D. stands for (though, knowing The Eagle, it could be profane), but we do know Evanescence and Chevelle (pictured) will be at the event.
KISS, Mötley Crüe - August 4, 7 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: Makeup meets...uh...makeup, we guess, as KISS and Mötley Crüe team up for an August show.
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Journey with Pat Benatar and Loverboy - August 25, 7 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: Though we really like Journey's new lead vocalist (Google Arnel Pineda to see why), there's something about Pat Benatar's (picture) music that keeps us enthralled.
Enrique Inglesias & Jennifer Lopez - August 25, 7:30 p.m. - American Airline Center: This double shot of Latin artists has been primarily focused on dance music for the last few years, but both are still co-headlining superstars.
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Linkin Park and Incubus - August 27, 6:30 p.m. - Gexa Energy Pavilion: A great double bill for those who like their hard rock to have some rap, heavy guitars, and scratching records thrown in.
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