Best Concerts To Look Forward To In Detroit In 2013

December 26, 2012 9:57 AM

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One of the greatest things to look forward to in 2013 are all of the great concerts that will be coming to the Detroit Metro area. All of the heavy hitters from various musical genres have tour dates scheduled well into 2013. These shows will be major productions with unparalleled stage performances and spectacular set design. Be prepared to be blown away as these singers have been known to pull out all the stops and some continuously push the envelope. Be certain to grab your tickets early, as these musicians have been known to sell out stadiums.
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(credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Skrillex
The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-0100
www.palacenet.com

Date: December 31, 2012
Prices: Starting at $29.50
Click here for tickets.

Kick off 2013 with a bang! Skrillex will be in town and he’s hosting the wildest party around. This show will be one of the first concerts of 2013, and easily the best. He will take over the Palace on December 31 and ring in the New Year with his critically acclaimed, Grammy award-winning electronic musical stylings. Skrillex will blow the roof off the stadium with his high-energy sets which feature dubstep, electro and whatever else he feels like throwing around. Check it out yourself, it’s going to be a wild ride.

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(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga: The Born This Way Ball
The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-0100
www.palacenet.com

Date: February 16, 2013
Prices: Starting at $52.50
Click here for tickets.

Lady Gaga made a name in the industry for her avant-garde style and propensity for catchy hooks and dance beats. She is an international phenomenon and her concerts sell out at the speed of light. Known to be a trendsetter, her performances are cutting edge and are often discussed in terms of performance art as well. She is known to include shocking elements on stage that leave her audience wanting to see more. Experience all the hype surrounding Lady Gaga as she embarks on her latest tour, The Born This Way Ball. She will be hitting Michigan in mid-February with special guests Madeon and Lady Starlight.

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(credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Pink: The Truth About Love Tour
The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
(248) 377-0100
www.palacenet.com

Date: March 5, 2013
Prices: Starting at $29.50
Click here for tickets.

Pink is known for her punk-rock style and in-your-face attitude. She lays it all on the line and she doesn’t care what you think. Her raw, unadulterated approach to music reflects that. Her willingness to bare her soul and obvious passion for her music gives Pink a huge following of loyal fans, turning her into one of the best-selling artists of our time. She offers no apologies, nor do her listeners expect any. Pink will perform this spring at The Palace in support of her latest album “The Truth About Love,” which was released in 2012.

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(credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Rihanna: Diamonds World Tour
Joe Louis Arena
600 Civic Center Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 396-7000
www.olympiaentertainment.com

Date: March 21, 2013
Prices: Starting at $35
Click here for tickets.

Sultry pop star and tortured soul Rihanna will bring her R&B-tinged hits to Detroit. Regarded as an alluring songstress, Rihanna has the commanding stage presence of an actress. Every move she makes on stage is a practice in calculated drama. Rihanna’s ability to mesmerize audiences with just a glance is proof of her staggering charisma. Diamond’s World Tour will feature Rihanna performing at arenas throughout the United States and abroad.

Taylor Swift at the Ed Sullivan Theater

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Taylor Swift: The Red Tour
Ford Field
2000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 262-2000
www.detroitlions.com

Date: May 4, 2013
Prices: Starting at $39.50
Click here for tickets.

Taylor Swift is America’s sweetheart. Her music started out seeped in country roots, but she managed great success when she introduced elements of pop. This catapulted her into the spotlight as a major pop star. Swift offers her fans relatable lyrics full of stories young audiences can relate to. Mainly known for her talent as a songwriter, she has received accolades from other musicians who praise her heartfelt lyrics. Ed Sheeran, a singer who collaborated with Swift on her latest album, will act as her tour support. Swift will perform in Detroit at the beginning of May.

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Nicole Wrona has been on the music scene since she was fourteen- standing in line to score tickets to the latest show. After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, she began working with a diverse range of musicians. She currently resides in Detroit. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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