13 Hot concerts from fun. to Beyoncé

Beyoncé performs the song Beyoncé performs the song "Grown Woman" on her "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour 2013" at the Palais Omni Sport Bercy in Paris. She is wearing a custom printed romper with bustle by designer Kenzo. (April 24, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

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Fall Out Boy

(Wednesday, Terminal 5 and Sept. 7, Barclays Center). Their new album, "Save Rock and Roll," actually lived up to its name, with new anthems like "The Phoenix," "Young Volcanoes" and the title track with Elton John. At a recent club show, Patrick Stump and Pete Wentz were more fiery than ever, which should make their big-stage shows even more impressive.

Governor's Ball (June 7-9, Randalls Island). The popular festival has expanded to three days, with headliners Kings of Leon, Guns N' Roses and Kanye West certain to keep things interesting. But the all-day shows are pretty strong from start to finish, including Nas, The XX, The Vaccines, Japandroids and plenty of up-and-comers.

Paul McCartney (June 8 and 10, Barclays Center). Macca is still finding ways to spice up his tour, choosing to perform "Eight Days a Week" for the first time since he did it with The Beatles in 1965 and "Listen to What the Man Said" for the first time on tour since his Wings days. And look for songs from the recently re-released "Wings Over America" collection.

The Postal Service (June 14-15, Barclays Center). Who would have guessed 10 years ago that the electro-pop side project of Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard and Dntel's Jimmy Tamborello would grow into arena rockers? "Such Great Heights," indeed.

"Kings of the Mic" (June 20, Roseland Ballroom). For a hip-hop head, this is a package tour for the ages, with LL Cool J fresh off his "Authentic" album release, Public Enemy fresh from getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and De La Soul putting out its own hot single, "Get Away." And Ice Cube and Z-Trip are playing, too!

Courtney Love (June 26, Warsaw and June 29 at the Paramount). Miss Love is always full of surprises and, right now, it's still a surprise about who will be in her band, considering the current Yves Saint Laurent model has said "Hole is dead." Maybe she'll bust out a version of "99 Problems" like she did at Sundance this year.

Hunter Hayes (July 5, Pennysaver Amphitheater). The country up-and-comer, with the hot single "I Want Crazy," will headline My Country 96.1 FM's "Freedom Fest 2013" this year, with rising stars Dustin Lynch, Lauren Alaina and The Henningsens.

Taylor Swift (July 13, MetLife Stadium). Her "Red" tour just keeps getting bigger, as she continues to rack up hits from the album. As fun as her high-flying show is when she goes from "I Knew You Were Trouble" dubstep dance party to country-vengeance "Mean," the best moment of her arena shows has been the tender ballad "All Too Well." How will the stadium crowd affect that?

"Americanarama Festival of Music" (July 27 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater). "Americana," that weird musical catchall genre that includes everything from folk to Cajun, has become all the rage, thanks to Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers this year. Well, "Americanarama" includes the originators of the genre -- the legendary Bob Dylan, alt-country rockers Wilco and the ever-changing Beck.

"Legends of the Summer: Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z" (July 19-20, Yankee Stadium). JT and Jay-Z are certain to show you a few things on their stadium trek, with Timberlake rolling out alt-R&B from "The 20/20 Experience" and Hov showcasing some of that "Gatsby" realness. "Suit and Tie" will probably be mandatory for the new dynamic duo.

fun. (July 22-23, Hudson River Park). Finally, a hometown celebration for the big Grammy winners, as their "Some Nights" album continues to spawn hits, including their new one, the hip-hoppier "One Foot." But don't expect "Just Give Me a Reason," singer Nate Ruess' current chart-topping duet with Pink.

Beyoncé (July 31, Izod Center and Aug. 3-5 at Barclays Center). "The Mrs. Carter World Tour" finally touches ground in her home base, though we still don't seem any closer to finding out when B's album is coming or figuring out what it will or will not sound like based on her commercials for Diet Pepsi and H&M. Here's a guess: It'll be big.

Kenny Chesney (Aug. 10, MetLife Stadium). Country's reigning king just doesn't stop, as he incorporates his latest No. 1 album, "Life on a Rock," into his ever-rolling live show for "No Shoes Nation."

 

And more concerts to keep in mind

POP

1. The Package Tour: New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees (June 1 at 7:30 p.m.), Nassau Coliseum, $24.50-$94.50, 516-794-9300, nassaucoliseum.com. Also, June 13 at 7:30 p.m., Izod Center, $26-$96, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com. And June 16 at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, $29.50-$99.50, 917-618-6700, barclayscenter.com

2. Darren Criss (June 27 at 7:30 p.m.), Roseland Ballroom, $25, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

3. Bruno Mars (June 29 at 8 p.m.), Barclays Center, $40-$130, barclayscenter.com, 917-618- 6700. Also, July 1 at 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, $40-$130, 973-757-6600, prucenter.com

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4. Justin Bieber (July 30-31 at 7 p.m.), Prudential Center, $45-$95, 973-757-6600, prucenter.com

5. American Idols Live (Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.), Prudential Center, $33.50-$66, prucenter.com, 973-757-6600. Also, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Nassau Coliseum, $28.50-$61, 516-794-9300, nassaucoliseum.com

ROCK

1. Counting Crows and The Wallflowers (June 13 at 6 p.m.), Pennysaver Amphitheater, $26-$76, 631-648-2500, pennysaveramp.com. Also, June 27 at 7 p.m., Hammerstein Ballroom, $57.50-$76, 800-745- 3000, ticketmaster.com

2. Melissa Etheridge (July 12 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $81.50-$106.50, 516-334-0800, livenation.com

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3. Living Social's Backyard Festival with Aerosmith and Joan Jett (July 13 at noon), Randalls Island, $89, livingsocial.com

4. Great South Bay Music Festival with Doobie Brothers, Dark Star Orchestra, Electric Hot Tuna (July 18 at 4:30 p.m., July 19-20 at noon), Shorefront Park, $29.99-$34, 631-331-0808, greatsouthbaymusicfestival.com

5. Starship (July 19 at 7:30 p.m.), Tanner Park, free, 631-893-2100

6. The Monkees (July 19 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $59.50, 516-334-0800, livenation.com

7. Bon Jovi (July 25, 27 at 7:30 p.m.), MetLife Stadium, $19.50-$575, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

8. Lynyrd Skynyrd (Aug. 15 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $40.50-$60.50, 516-334-0800, livenation.com

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9. Cheap Trick (Aug. 24 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $49.50, 516-334-0800, livenation.com

10. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo (Aug. 27 at 8 p.m.), the Paramount, $45-$89.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

COUNTRY/FOLK

1. Gary Louris (June 1 at 9 p.m.), Grey Horse Tavern, $25, 631-472-1868, greyhorsetavern.com. Also, June 4 at 8 p.m., City Winery, $20-$28, 212-608-0555, citywinery.com

2. Patty Griffin (June 5 at 8 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, free, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

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3. Willie Nelson (June 7 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $39.50-$49.50, 516-334-0800, livenation.com

4. Kip Moore and Blackberry Smoke (June 13 at 5 p.m.), Pennysaver Amphitheater, $10-$25, 631-648-2500, pennysaveramp.com

5. Lyle Lovett (July 13 at 8 p.m.), Tilles Center, $45-$85, tillescenter.org, 516-299-3100. Also, July 14 at 8:30 p.m., Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $125-$200, 631-288-1500, whbpac.org

6. Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (July 20 at 8:30 p.m.), Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $95-$145, 631-288-1500, whbpac.org

7. Ben Howard (July 29 at 5 p.m.), Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield, $30, 212-360-2777, summerstage.org

8. LeAnn Rimes (Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.), the Paramount, $49.50-$85, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

9. Vince Gill (Aug. 11 at 8:30 p.m.), Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, $100-$185, 631-288-1500, whbpac.org

INDIE

1. The National (June 5 at 8 p.m.), Barclays Center, $29.50-$49.50, 917-618-6700, barclayscenter.com

2. "Shine a Light 2013" with Deer Tick (June 13 at 7 p.m.), Cannon's Blackthorn, $20-$25, 516-594-1222, tommybrullfoundation.org

3. Joseph Arthur (June 13 at 8 p.m.), Bowery Ballroom, $20, 212-260-4700, boweryballroom.com

4. Long Island Fest 2013 with On the Might of Princes (June 15 at 3 p.m.), 89 North, $15, 516-450-5046, 89northmusicvenue.com

5. NK (June 15 at 7 p.m.), Revolution, $17, 631-264-7712, revolutionli.com

6. She and Him (July 6 at 7 p.m.), Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield, $40, 212-360-2777, summerstage.org

7. Belle and Sebastian (July 11 at 7 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, $42.50, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

8. Vans Warped Tour (July 13 at 11:30 a.m.), Nassau Coliseum, $39, 516-794-9300, nassaucoliseum.com

9. Gaslight Anthem (July 26, 28 at 6 p.m.), Hudson River Park Pier 26, $35, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Also, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m., the Paramount, $25-$65, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

R&B/HIP-HOP

1. Apollo Spring Gala 2013 with Mary J. Blige (June 10 at 7 p.m.), Apollo Theater, $250-$450, 212-531-5305, apollotheater.org

2. The Roots and Jim James (June 18 at 7 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, $41, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

3. Big Boi (June 20 at 7:30 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, free, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

4. Rakim (June 21 at 7 p.m.), Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield, free, 212- 360-2777, summerstage.org

5. Martha Wash (July 5 at 8 p.m.), Cutting Room, $30, 212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com

6. Mac Miller (July 16 at 7 p.m.), Hammerstein Ballroom, $35-$59.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

7. Mindless Behavior (July 13 at 8 p.m.), Beacon Theatre, $50-$65, 866-858-0008, thegarden.com

'80s

1. The B-52s and The Go-Gos (June 19 at 7 p.m.), Roseland Ballroom, $50-$75, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

2. Psychedelic Furs (June 21 at 8 p.m.), the Paramount, $29.50-$65, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

3. Cyndi Lauper (June 1 at 8 p.m.), Ross School's Live@Club Starlight, $625, ross.org. Also, July 10 at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, $35-$100, 866-858-0008, thegarden.com

4. Rick Springfield (July 13 at 8 p.m.), the Paramount, $54.50-$89.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

5. OMD (July 17 at 8 p.m.), Terminal 5, $30, 212-582-6600, terminal5nyc.com

6. The Specials (July 17 at 5 p.m.), Hudson River Park Pier 26, $35, ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000. Also, July 18 at 8 p.m., the Paramount, $45-$89.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

7. New Order (July 24 at 5:30 p.m.), Williamsburg Park, $50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

8. Paul Weller (July 25 at 8 p.m.), Apollo Theater, $59.50, 212-531-5305, apollotheater.org. Also, July 26 at 7 p.m., Webster Hall, $59.50, 212-260-4700, websterhall.com. And, July 27 at 8 p.m., Music Hall of Williamsburg, $59.50, 212-260-4700, musichallofwilliamsburg.com

9. Nick Lowe (Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.), Boulton Center, $45, boulton center.org, 631-969-1101. Also, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m., Damrosch Park Bandshell, free, 212-546-2656, lcoutofdoors.org

10. Adam Ant (Aug. 16-17 at 8 p.m.), Irving Plaza, $34.50, 212-777-6800, livenation.com

ALTERNATIVE ROCK

1. "Summerland Tour" with Everclear, Live, Filter (June 12 at 8 p.m.), NYCB Theatre at Westbury, $49.50, 516-334- 0800, livenation.com

2. Wire (July 16 at 8 p.m.), Bowery Ballroom, $20, 212-260-4700, boweryballroom.com

3. Under the Sun with Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms (Aug. 1 at 8 p.m.), the Paramount, $56.50-$89.50, 631-673-7300, paramountny.com

4. Beck (Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, $50, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

5. The Cult (Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.), Roseland Ballroom, $34.50, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

DANCE/EDM

1. Erick Morillo (June 6 at 8 p.m.), The Emporium, $30, 631-627-8787, theemporiumny.com

2. The Drums (June 10 at 8 p.m.), Webster Hall, $20, 212-260-4700, websterhall.com

3. Freestyle Explosion with Expose, Sugarhill Gang (July 6 at 4 p.m.), Pennysaver Amphitheater, $25-$75, 631-648-2500, pennysaveramp.com

4. Electric Zoo with Avicii, Martin Solveig, David Guetta (Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at 11 a.m.) Randalls Island, $359 for three-day pass, 888-512-7469, electriczoofestival.com

WORLD

1. Andrea Bocelli (June 12 at 8 p.m.), Prudential Center, $78.50-$378.50, 973-757-6600, prucenter.com

2. Femi Kuti (June 23 at 3 p.m.), Central Park Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield, free, 212-360-2777, summerstage.org

3. The Wailers (June 29 at 2 p.m.), Pennysaver Amphitheater, $25-$49, 631-648-2500, pennysaveramp.com

4. Les Nubians (July 6 at 7 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, free, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

5. Nortec Collective (July 12 at 7 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, free, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

JAZZ/BLUES

1. Allen Toussaint (June 13 at 8 p.m.), City Winery, $35-$45, 212-608-0555, citywinery.com

2. Mavis Staples (June 14 at 7:30 p.m.), Prospect Park Bandshell, free, 718-683-5600, bricartsmedia.org/celebrate

3. Buckwheat Zydeco (July 12 at 8 p.m.), Boulton Center, $45, 631-969-1101, boultoncenter.org

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