Over the years, Major League Baseball ballparks have evolved from hosting more than baseball by expanding into entertainment and welcoming major concerts. This year is no different, with several high-profile tours making stops across MLB’s slate of facilities.
Fans of classic rock can rejoice because The Stadium Tour brings Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison, and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts together. Starting this summer, they will visit multiple ballparks. Over June and July, those visits will include Kansas City Royals’ Kauffman Stadium on June 23, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium on June 25, the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ball Park on July 2, the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field on July 14, the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park on July 15, the San Francisco Giants’ Oracle Park on July 19, and the San Diego Padres’ Petco Park on July 23. From there, the swing of MLB ballparks will continue with the Atlanta Braves’ Truist Park on August 9, the Philadelphia Phillies’ Citizens Bank Park on August 15, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park on August 16, the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park on August 18, the Detroit Tigers’ Comerica Park on August 20, Nationals Park on August 22, the New York Mets’ Citi Field on August 23, the Boston Red Sox’s Fenway Park on August 25 and 26, the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field on August 28, the Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field on August 30, and the Seattle Mariners’ T-Mobile Park on September 2.
Another classic rock act hitting the road this summer is Guns N’ Roses. On select dates, they will be joined by special guests The Smashing Pumpkins. They will make stops at Citizens Bank Park on July 8, Comerica Park on July 11, the Toronto Blue Jays’ Rogers Centre on July 13, Nationals Park on July 16, Fenway Park on July 21, the Minnesota Twins’ Target Field on July 24, Wrigley Field on July 26, T-Mobile Park on August 2, Oracle Park on August 5, and Globe Life Field on August 18.
The Hella Mega Tour will be hitting the road featuring Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer and special guests The Intruders. Stops include T-Mobile Park on July 17, Oracle Park on July 21, Petco Park on July 24, Dodger Stadium on July 25, Globe Life Field on July 31, Minute Maid Park on August 1, Truist Park on August 8, Target Field on August 11, Wrigley Field on August 13, PNC Park on August 15, Comerica Park on August 19, Nationals Park on August 21, Citi Field on August 22, Rogers Centre on August 24, Fenway Park on August 27, and Citizens Bank Park on August 29.
Maroon 5 will play three MLB ballparks with special guests Meghan Trainor and Leon Bridges. Those venues will include Wrigley Field on June 13, Fenway Park on June 24, and Citi Field on June 25.
Billy Joel, who has become a staple on the MLB ballpark concert circuit, will put on shows at three ballparks in 2020. Those include Comerica Park on July 10, Fenway Park on August 28, and Great American Ball Park on September 11.
Dead & Company will once again tour MLB ballparks this summer, with stops scheduled at multiple facilities. Shows will be at Truist Park on July 17, Wrigley Field on July 24 and 25, and Fenway Park on August 7 and 8.
In addition to the rock and roll acts, there are several country artists touring MLB ballparks in 2020. The Chillaxification Tour features Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion, and Michael Franti & Spearhead. They will visit Miller Park on April 25, Minute Maid Park on May 22, and Busch Stadium on June 13.
Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show is visiting several facilities and the special guests will change with each show. The Chris Stapleton concert at Globe Life Field on March 14 will be the first event in the new ballpark, featuring special guests Willie Nelson and family, Jamey Johnson, and Yola. The stop at Truist Park on July 18 will feature special guests Hank Williams Jr., Sheryl Crow, and Kendall Marvel. The show at Wrigley Field on August 29 will include special guests The Highwomen, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and The Dirty Knobs with Mike Campbell.
The Zac Brown Band has played at MLB ballparks in the past and continues that trend this summer with stops at Citi Field on June 26, Truist Park on August 7 and Wrigley Field on September 12. Gregory Alan Isakov will join the Zac Brown Band at Citi Field, while St. Paul and the Broken Bones is billed as the special guest at Wrigley Field. Citizens Bank Park will play host to Tim McGraw, Luke Combs, Midland, and Ingrid Andress on September 12, part of the Here on Earth tour.
In addition to the shows mentioned above, Fenway Park will host three more acts throughout the 2020 season, making for another busy concert lineup at MLB’s oldest ballpark. Other concerts at Fenway Park this summer include James Taylor and his All-Star Band on June 21, Aerosmith on September 18, and New Kids on The Block on September 19.
At Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees will play host to Joel and Victoria Osteen with Kanye West and The Sunday Service Choir on May 2. This will mark the Osteens’ third appearance at Yankee Stadium, this time joined by West and his choir.
Among some of the other concerts to include a September 10 show at the Rogers Centre, featuring Justin Bieber with special guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. Great American Ball Park will welcome Brothers Osborne on July 24 and O.A.R. on August 1. On August 29, Coors Field will host The Lumineers with Gregory Alan Isakov.
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