It seems like every artist imaginable is on tour this fall and that they all want to perform in Detroit. From Detroit’s hometown hero Kid Rock to Brooklyn’s finest emcee Jay-Z, the list of musicians stopping in the D on their latest tour is endless. Motown is even hosting a music festival that is making its debut in the United States for the first time ever. Grab tickets and some friends and get ready to have the greatest time of your life while attending any of the shows listed below.
Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake
2000 Brush St.
Detroit, MI 48226
Date: Aug. 6, 2013
The “Legends of the Summer” tour features both Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake hitting 12 cities across North America. The two heavyweights will light up the stage with performances not to be missed. Jay-Z and Timberlake are known for their commanding performances, and with a roster of hits spanning over a decade each, the artists will have a huge selection of songs that are guaranteed to blow audiences away. This is the first time the musicians will tour together, although they have collaborated on music and shared the stage at previous events.
DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
Dates: Aug. 9-20, 2013
Kid Rock shows are more like huge blowout bashes, especially when taking place on his home turf of Detroit. This undisputed rock star will perform an unbelievable eight shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre, the quintessential venue for concerts in the Detroit area. Tickets are priced at the reasonable price of $20. Each date promises an explosive stage performance with great music filled to capacity with energetic fans, and the last date features legendary ZZ Top as the opening act.
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Joe Louis Arena
19 Steve Yzerman Drive
Detroit, MI 48226
Date: Aug. 9, 2013
Lil Wayne is back in the trenches and will perform in Detroit during the “America’s Most Wanted” tour. Weezy will be hitting the United States on a 40-city tour that features T.I. and Future as special guests. Lil Wayne’s stage performances are powerful and can be likened to an atomic event, as he fiercely rips into his lyrics, spitting out rhymes to eager fans who anticipate every syllable.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Detroit
Meadow Brook Music Festival
3554 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Date: Sept. 14, 2013
Laneway Festival is bringing its fresh music and philosophy to Detroit as it embarks on its debut in the United States. Meadow Brook Music Festival will introduce the festival to audiences in North America and will be an exciting event featuring a mash-up of innovative musicians. The acts who will perform are an eclectic mix of international artists including Deerhunter, Run the Jewels, The National and Solange and many others. This exciting premiere event can never be replicated so don’t miss the chance to attend.
The Palace of Auburn Hills
6 Championship Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
Date: Oct. 12, 2013
Drake will make a stop at The Palace of Auburn Hills during his latest tour, “Would You Like A Tour.” Internationally known on the microphone, his crooning abilities have quickly propelled him to the top of the industry as audiences can’t get enough of his velvet smooth, pop-tinged lyrics. His live shows feature live bands and rabid fans that hang on every word he sings. Drizzy Drake will by joined by rising stars Miguel and Future as tour openers.
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After receiving a BA in Photography from Savannah College of Art & Design, Nicole Wrona began working with a diverse range of musicians. In addition, she is a freelance writer for numerous publications. Her work can be found at www.metalleaves.com and Examiner.com.