Summer is an outstanding time to see your favorite singer or band live onstage. In addition to a series of outstanding music festivals, top pop stars are also heading your direction for individual concerts. Check below for the ten most outstanding concert tours in the summer of 2010 for pop music fans.
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How do you follow seven consecutive top ten singles to launch your mainstream pop career? If you are Lady Gaga
it is with a massive world concert tour. "Alejandro"
is still riding high in the pop top 10 as we had into the summer of 2010. According to press releases, this show is the first ever "pop electro opera."
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Some thought that Rihanna
had turned too dark on her latest album Rated R
to have it be a significant pop success. Now after a platinum certification and three top 10 singles including the #1 smash "Rude Boy,"
it seems Rihanna has not missed a beat. This summer she will be on the road with 2010's breakout pop artist Ke$ha
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young fans seem to get whipped into a frenzy everywhere he goes. With the hits continuing to flow and "Eenie Meenie" inside the top 20 don't expect this to slow down at all for his first major headlining tour. His "Eenie Meenie" partner Sean Kingston
will be joining in to open shows.
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It has been more than a year now since Black Eyed Peas
climbed to #1 with "Boom Boom Pow,"
the first single from their album The E.N.D.
Now after three #1's and another top 10, "Rock That Body," the fifth hit song from the album is climbing the charts. Few pop artists in the world today can match the popularity of the Black Eyed Peas.
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The Honda Civic Tour celebrates its ninth road trip after being cancelled last year. Paramore will headline with a pop ballad, "The Only Exception," currently climbing the charts. Paramore landed at #2 on the album chart with their most recent release Brand New Eyes.
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did not let the failure to win American Idol
get in his way. 2009's runner-up will head out on his first headlining national concert tour this summer. Among the songs sure to be performed is the top 10 smash "Whataya Want From Me." Look for fellow American Idol
contestant Allison Iraheta
to be joining the show. If you want spectacle on stage, Adam Lambert is guaranteed to bring it to you.
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This tour is an annual tradition following the close of the American Idol
season. Catch the top 10 finishers from 2010 showing off their vocal talents live on stage. This year you will catch Lee DeWyze
, Crystal Bowersox, Casey James, and seven more. No judging just singing.
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It was not a particular surprise that Michael Buble's
album Crazy Love
hit #1 last fall since it was his second album to do so. However, it was a surprise that the collection included his first top 40 pop hit in the US, "Haven't Met You Yet." This song alone has introduced the crooner to a huge new set of fans. This summer is your chance to see even more of Michael Buble live.
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Despite the recent romantic breakup of Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers
and Demi Lovato, the show must go on. Fans will be in Disney pop heaven when the brothers hit the road with the current reigning Disney pop princess. There are five top 10 albums among these artists, and they will also be promoting the film Camp Rock 2
which will premiere in August.
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landed his second #1 album last fall. His tour in support will feature both his brilliant songwriting and some of the very best guitar playing in the pop realm today.