Ballparks and teams are always looking for events in addition to baseball games to bring fans to their venue. Concerts have been a popular choice for many years and this season is no different, as a slew of musical talent prepares to tour ballparks around Major League Baseball.
The Zac Brown Band will be making stops at several ballparks. The group will play at the Red Sox’s Fenway Park on June 14 and 15, and the Braves’ SunTrust Park on June 30 before heading to Canada to play at the Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre on July 13. The band will then head to Detroit to play the Tigers’ Comerica Park on July 14, Nationals Park on July 27, the Mets’ Citi Field on July 28 and 29, the Reds’ Great American Ball Park on August 4, and the Twins’ Target Field on August 10 before heading west. The first west coast ballpark stop is the Mariners’ Safeco Field on August 31. The Zac Brown Band will also be special guests of the Eagles at their tour stops in San Francisco at AT&T Park on September 20 and in San Diego at Petco Park on September 22.
Country artists Luke Bryan and Sam Hunt have teamed up for their tour. They will play at the Rogers Centre on May 31, Great American Ball Park on June 16, Fenway Park on July 6, Target Field on July 21, Dodger Stadium on July 28, the Cardinals’ Busch Stadium on August 25, and Wrigley Field on September 1.
Other country artists slated to play at various ballparks this year include Jason Aldean who will play SunTrust Park on July 21, and Jake Owen who will play Great American Ball Park on August 11. Kenny Chesney will also be playing several parks including the Brewers’ Miller Park on April 28, the Diamondbacks’ Chase Field on June 23, and Busch Stadium on July 21.
Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters will be touring this year with their Concrete and Gold Tour. They will be stopping at the Rogers Centre on July 12, Fenway Park for two dates on July 21 and July 22, two dates at Wrigley Field on July 29 and July 30, and Safeco Field on September 1.
Two more popular groups have joined forces for the Def Leppard and Journey tour. The tour stops at the Rogers Centre on June 1, SunTrust Park on July 1, Comerica Park on July 13, Wrigley Field on July 14, the Rockies’ Coors Field on July 21, Target Field on July 27, Fenway Park on August 11, and Busch Stadium on August 24, AT&T Park on September 21, and Petco Park on September 23. Foreigner will appear with the two bands at AT&T Park, while Cheap Trick will join them at several ballparks, including Target Field, Fenway Park, and Petco Park.
Jimmy Buffett will be both headlining his own tour and stopping in to play on some other tours as well. The tour he is headlining will stop at Wrigley on July 13 and Fenway on August 9. He is also joining the Eagles on several of their stops including Coors Field on June 28 and Target Field on June 20. The Eagles are continuing their tour with additional ballpark stops, including the Astros’ Minute Maid Park on June 15, Nationals Park on July 26, and the Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park on July 28. Chris Stapleton will appear with the Eagles at Minute Maid Park, while James Taylor & His All-Star Band will play with the group at Nationals Park and Citizens Bank Park.
Another classic rock group going on tour is Pearl Jam with two stops at several ballparks, including Safeco Field on August 8 and August 10, Wrigley Field on August 18 and August 20, and Fenway Park on September 2 and September 4.
Music legend Billy Joel will make stops at Citizens Bank Park on July 27, Fenway Park on August 10, Wrigley Field on September 7, and the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium on September 21.
Ed Sheeran will tour ballparks towards the tail end of the season playing AT&T Park on August 21, the Rogers Centre on August 30 and August 31, Busch Stadium on September 6, the Pirates’ PNC Park on September 30, Miller Park on October 23, Minute Maid Park on November 3.
Dead & Company are making two stops playing Citi Field on June 15 and 16 and Dodgers Stadium on July 7. Taylor Swift will play two concerts at the Rogers Centre on August 3 and August 4. Fall Out Boy will play at Wrigley Field on September 8.
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