New concerts from country music

Here’s the best thing about Fridays: There are AWESOME new concert tickets on sale for some of the hottest acts in music. That, and we’ve got the whole weekend to dream about seeing them live.

Brantley Gilbert, Breaking Benjamin announce new concert dates

Reviews for Brantley Gilbert’s “The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour” are in love with his “high-energy” shows, and he’s adding a summer extension of amphitheater and music festivals. He’ll start at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in June, hit the hugely popular Winstock Country Music Festival a week later, then hit Bethel Woods (home of Woodstock) and two state fairs before wrapping up in Raleigh on Sept. 23.

Breaking Benjamin has 19 new concerts going on sale today. The band, led by frontman Benjamin Burnley, will work its way across country starting at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, then hitting Las Vegas and the west coast before coming back through the Midwest at places like Orpheum Theatre Madison (Wisconsin) and 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They’ll hit up House of Blues in Chicago on May 10 and end their initial run May 13 at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

Guitarist and rocker Bryan Adams starts his 2017 world tour in Dubai next week, but he’ll make his U.S. debut on May 20 at the famed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. His “Get Up Tour 2017” will play the Cal Coast Open Air Theater in San Diego, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, and PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, among other outdoor venues. His album, Get Up, came out in 2015 and is still going strong.

Jim Gaffigan’s “Noble Ape Tour”

That’s an odd name for a tour, but Jim Gaffigan is an odd guy. His new comedy album, Cinco, earned good reviews and he’ll be doing routines from that and his staple material on his massive 2017 tour. He’ll kick it off in the U.S. on April 8 at Bryce Jordan Center before hitting the road all the way through Dec. 31, when he performs a New Year’s Eve show in Tampa. Hot pockets!

Get your Snoop Dogg tickets like they’re hot, because they are. Snoop’s 2017 “Mount Kushmore Wellness Retreat Tour” will also include Wiz Khalifa, Cypress Hill, Redman, Method Man, Flatbush Zombies and others at different shows along the way. Our special Snoop tickets page has the lowdown on who makes a guest appearance and when.

Dirty Heads, Elvis Costello and Prince Royce tickets

  • Fans love the Dirty Heads’ California-infused style of reggae. They just announced they are teaming up with SOJA this summer for an amphitheater tour of reggae awesomeness.
  • Elvis Costello announced 20 new concerts this week. He’ll be playing along his band, the Imposters, and word is they’ll be highlighting songs from Imperial Bedroom.
  • Prince Royce will be the king of the road this summer as he promotes his new album, It’s his fifth album, get it? He’s playing a mix of indoor and outdoor venues, tickets for all of them go on sale TODAY.

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