BPM Supreme’s Top 10 Summer Concerts
Summa, Summa, Summatime…time to head out and see your favorite artists on tour! With so many festivals now inhabiting cities around the country, and some top talent hitting the road for national tours, it can be hard to choose where to invest your time and money. Check out this list of BPM Supreme’s top 10 summer performances that you’ll want to attend. Let us know which concerts you’ll be heading to this summer and if you think we missed any must-see live acts.
Kendrick Lamar – The DAMN. Tour
Pardon our French, but damn! Kendrick Lamar is hitting 17+ cities on this summer tour, following the April release of his album, DAMN. Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. will join the tour as opening acts.
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits has become one of the most versatile and eclectic festivals of the summertime, with a lineup that includes Jay-Z, the Killers, The XX, Ryan Adams, Run The Jewels, Tove Lo, and Foster The People. Performances run for two weekends, three days each from October 6-8 and October 13-15.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas
Hitting the Las Vegas Motor Speedway from June 16-18, EDC promises you more than just great music. “Wander, explore, and unlock the energy of this magical place, and you will be rewarded with a truly beautiful experience.”
Bryson Tiller – Set It Off Tour
This Louisville, Kentucky native discovered success through his SoundCloud page in 2014 and is now headlining his own 27+ show tour, along with H.E.R. and Metro Boomin. We love Bryson’s influential mixing of trap, soul and R&B.
Fool’s Gold Day Off
Also turning 10 this year is A-Trak’s NYC indie label, Fool’s Gold Records. Their annual “Day Off” will start the party with a free show in Montreal on June 10 and then travel to Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta and London.
Tool has been knocking out tour dates left and right, most recently smashing their headlining spot at Governor’s Ball in New York City on June 4. Their much-anticipated tour has attracted fans from all age ranges and backgrounds. You can still catch a few more shows in U.S. cities such as George, San Jose, Sacramento and San Bernardino.
Mad Decent Block Party
In honor of its 10th anniversary this year, Diplo’s Mad Decent Block Party is heading to only Philadelphia and Denver. Diplo will headline the Philly show on July 7, taking place at Festival Pier and Major Lazer will headline at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 3. Tickets go on sale June 15.
Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas
This dynamic duo is known for their collaboration on Illmatic MC’s 1996 hit “If I Ruled The World.” Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas are now heading out on the road to major cities such as Chicago, Boston, Miami, Austin, Los Angeles and Seattle, as well as a handful of shows in Canada.
For their first North American tour in seven years, the Gorillaz will be showcasing their newest album, Humanz. Don’t worry though – they’ve promised to perform classic songs as well as new stuff.
Chance the Rapper
Chicago’s Chance the Rapper, born Chancelor Bennett, heads out on his “Be Encouraged Tour” with King Louie & DJ Oreo. When Chance isn’t performing in cities like Detroit, NYC and Atlanta, he’s busy working as an activist for Chicago’s public schools. Chance definitely has something to say and we’re listening.