Spring Festivals and Full-Length Albums Live - Rockstar Alumni Concert Calendar

Posted on April 24 2013, 11:24am | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar

As Biz Markie (a Rockstar soundtrack alumni himself via San Andreas' Playback FM) once bellowed - it's spring again. In addition to the trees and grass lookin' fresh, this also means the weather is getting ripe for music festival season and worldwide tours. The eclectic radio stations of GTA's past are well represented at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival in May featuring Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hall & Oates, ZZ Top and much more. The Keys will also be playing the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival along with San Andreas' Willie Nelson, Earth Wind & Fire from Vice City Stories and Gary Clark Jr from Walton's Bar in Max Payne 3. 
For those digging the growing trend of bands performing full classic albums live, there are a few fun options amongst Rockstar alumni this spring. Radio X's Living Colour are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album Vivid (including the seminal smash "Cult of Personality") by performing it top to bottom on their current tour. Vice City's YES have gone two steps further by performing The Yes AlbumClose to the Edge and Going for the One to completion (though due to time constraints, they'll only be performing the first two at certain venues). Most interesting perhaps is the case of Queensrÿche - having parted ways last year, Geoff Tate's version of the band is currently playing their 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime in full. If mixing it up is more your speed, the other original members are on tour playing the hits - likely including "Queen of the Reich" from Vice City Stories.
Here's a wide variety of shows across the continents through the end of May - if you make it out to any or if you have others you know of, shout them out in the comments section...
Aerosmith ("Lord of the Thighs" on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
4/28 Sydney, NSW, AU @ ANZ Stadium
5/01 Boondall, QLD, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5/04 Melbourne, VIC, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
5/08 Passay, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
5/11 Jakarta, ID @ Jakarta International Expo
Alice in Chains (“Them Bones” on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
4/30 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
5/01 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
5/05 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/05 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campground
5/07 Bethlehem, PA @ Sand Bethlehem Event Center
5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial (Rockfest 2013)
5/14 Sioux Falls, SD @ W.h. Lyon Fairgrounds (Krrofest)
5/15 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
5/21 Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
5/22 Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at the Centre
5/24 Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater 
5/25 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma Festival 2013
Big Daddy Kane (“Warm It Up, Kane” on Playback FM in GTA: San Andreas)
4/25 London, UK @ Jazz Café
4/26 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool East Village Arts Club
5/06 Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC 2 (with Masta Ace)
Bloc Party ("Mercury" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles and “Banquet [Phone Disco Edit]" in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix)
5/17 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
5/20 Helotes, TX @ Josabis Amphitheatre
5/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/24 Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
5/28 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
5/30 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
Bon Jovi (“Wanted Dead or Alive” on Liberty Rock Radio in GTAIV)
4/25 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
5/07 Cape Town, ZA @ Cape Town Stadium
5/11 Johannesburg, ZA @ FNB Stadium
5/14 Sofia, BG @ Vasil Levski Stadium
5/17 Vienna , AT @ Trabrennbahn Krieau
5/18 Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion
5/18 Suttgart, DE @ Cannstatter Wasen
5/21 Oslo, NO @ Vallehovin Stadium
5/22 Bergen, NO @ Bergenhus Festning
5/24 Stockholm, SE Stockholm Stadium
5/26 Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium
George Clinton (DJ The Funktipus and "Loopzilla" on Bounce FM in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
4/27 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
5/03 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/05 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/24 Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
Ghostface Killah (Title track in Chinatown Wars)
4/25 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
4/26 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
4/27 Manchester, NH @ The Shaskeen (with Sheek Louch)
4/28 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
5/01 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
5/02 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
5/03 Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
5/04 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/05 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
5/07 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
5/08 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
5/09 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
5/12 Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley
5/14 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/17 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
5/19 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/20 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/22 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
Jamie Lidell (“Compass [Red Dead On Arrival Version]" in Red Dead Redemption)
Jane's Addiction ("Been Caught Stealing" on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5//11 Napa, CA @ Bottlerock 2013
Living Colour (“Cult of Personality” on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5/03 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
5/05 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
Major Lazer (“Jump Up” on Electro-Choc in GTAIV)
4/25 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
4/26 Rouen, FR @ Le 106
4/27 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
4/29 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Oudegracht
5/01 Sheffield, UK @ Plug
5/02 Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy Oxford
5/03 Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy Bristol
5/04 London, UK @ Roundhouse
5/07 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
5/08 Zürich, CH @ Maag Halle
5/09 Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
5/10 Bologna, IT @ Link 
5/11 Marseilles, FR @ Cabaret Aléatoire
5/14 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
5/15 Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
5/16 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
Mobb Deep ("Shook Ones" on the Liberty Jam in GTA: Liberty City Stories and "Dirty New Yorker" in GTAIV)
5/09 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
5/11 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
5/14 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/16 Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theater
5/17 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge (with Alchemist)
5/18 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5/21 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
5/22 Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
5/23 Hollywood, CA @ Tru Hollywood
5/24 La Jolla, CA @ The Stage @ Porters Pub
5/25 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red/Red Owl
Nas (“War is Necessary” on The Beat 102.7 in GTAIV and "Sly Fox" and "Hero" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles)
4/28 Brisbane, QLD, AU @ Riverstage (Movement Festival 2013)
5/03 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
5/04 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
Queensryche (“Queen of the Reich” on V-Rock in GTA: Vice City Stories)
5/17 St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre (Geoff Tate's version)
Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage" on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5/03 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
5/05 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campground
5/07 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
5/08 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
5/10 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
5/11 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/14 West Long Branch, NJ @ The MAC at Monmouth University
5/15 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/17 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
5/21 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
5/22 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
5/24 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
5/25 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
5/26 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
5/28 Broomfield, CO @ 1stBANK Center
Tesla (“Cumin’ Atcha Live” on V-Rock in GTA: Vice City)
5/05 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
5/10 Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino
5/11 Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino
5/17 Tacoma, WA @ Emerald Queen Casino
5/18 Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino
The Black Crowes (“Remedy” on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
4/25 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/27 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
4/28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/01 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
5/03 West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest Music Festival 2013
5/09 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival 2013
5/17 – 5/18 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival 2013 
5/19 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
5/21 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/23 Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge du Lac Casino & Resort
5/28 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre
5/31 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino
The Black Keys (“Strange Times” on Radio Broker in GTAIV)
4/28 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
5/03 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
5/10 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival 2013
The Smashing Pumpkins (“1979” on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
5/02 St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
5/03 Tampa, FL @ Funshine Music Festival
5/07 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
5/08 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Amphitheater
5/10 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Amphitheater
5/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
5/14 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
5/15 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
Toots & The Maytals ("Funky Kingston" and "Pressure Drop" on K-Jah West in GTA: San Andreas & "54-46 Was My Number" on RamJam FM GTAIV)
5/19 Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
5/20 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern On Stage
5/24 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
5/29 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern On Stage
5/31 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Willie Nelson ("Crazy" on K-Rose in GTA: San Andreas)
4/28 Austin, TX @ The Backyard at Bee Cave
4/30 Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
5/01 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/02 The Villages, FL @ Savannah Center at The Villages
5/03 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/04 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5/06 Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at The Centre
5/07 Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
5/08 Kalamazoo, MI @ The State Theatre
5/15 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
5/16 Mitchell, SD @ Corn Palace
5/18 Onamia, MN @ Grand Casino Mille Lacs
Yes (“Owner of a Lonely Heart” on Flash FM in GTA: VC)
5/23 São Paulo, BR @ HSBC Arena
5/24 São Paulo, BR @ HSBC Arena
5/25 Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Vivo Rio
5/26 Porto Alegre, BR @ Teatro Bourbon
5/28 Santiago, CL @ Teatro Caupolican
5/30 Buenos Aires, AR @ Luna Park


  • 1NME-Rykeron November 17 2013, 3:20amReplyFlag
    some sublime would be nice
    • WhiteyVegason November 1 2013, 9:05amReplyFlag
      Jamie lidell is a child abuser
      • clarke123on June 12 2013, 9:23amReplyFlag
        would someone explain "Spring Festivals"? I don't think that's Chinese New Year.
        • MetalMofo-Billon May 5 2013, 12:28pmReplyFlag
          Everyone who's a metalhead should already be aware, Jeff Hanneman of pioneer Speedmetal band Slayer passed away this week, the same time new info was coming from Rockstar for the week. I had started my work shift when he died, apparently, so I only found out after coming home again, however, Respects to the loss that will be felt for some time, years! Will Slayer continue? Can they maintain their musical approach? Sound off here if you're a fan...
        • Fear2Fallon April 30 2013, 4:30pmReplyFlag
          Wondered why no nirvana songs appeared on san andreas(did catch the pedestrian reference to Kurt c. though), was their trouble with musical rights and commercial use because that a pretty important piece of the 90s. Hope i'm not off topic here.
          • thefrankmeisteron April 30 2013, 7:14amReplyFlag
            ghostface and the black keys!
            • Rafael54301on April 29 2013, 8:57pmReplyFlag
              I Love You Rockstar
            • BumpyRogueon April 28 2013, 9:22amReplyFlag
              Thanks R*
              • Wumbooon April 28 2013, 7:36amReplyFlag
                The All-American Rejects - Gives you Hell and Maroon 5 - Harder To Breathe would be nice to listen to in GTA V. (: #justsayin'
                • Raptor_pro.on April 27 2013, 4:59pmReplyFlag
                  Linkin Park: burn it down, is good quality for GTA V: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxytyRy-O1k
                  • LIMP_BIZKITon April 26 2013, 10:21amReplyFlag
                    Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep and Nas!
                    • tincek6666666on April 25 2013, 5:32pmReplyFlag
                      Toto (Africa, Make Believe, Hold The Line) http://totoofficial.com/events
                    • Raptor_pro.on April 25 2013, 3:03pmReplyFlag
                      I would like to listen to linkin park in GTAV is my favorite electronic rock band
                      • prateekmexicanon April 25 2013, 11:59amReplyFlag
                        R* i have a question but i dont want to go offtopic over here, so please tell me where can i ask? and get a reply?

                        P.S. - its not about gta v or any future plans, its something else.
                        • R* Kon April 25 2013, 12:02pmReplyFlag
                          @prateekmexican Hey mate, feel free to send an email to mouthoff@rockstargames.com and we'll get back to you.
                        • prateekmexicanon April 25 2013, 12:06pmReplyFlag
                          @ Thanks a lot R*
                          my mail is on my way
                        • prateekmexicanon April 27 2013, 6:26amReplyFlag
                          @ I didnt got any reply, can i ask the question over here please?

                        • R* Kon April 27 2013, 12:07pmReplyFlag
                          @prateekmexican It can take up to a few days for us to reply to Mouthoff emails so please be patient - we will get back to you.
                        • prateekmexicanon April 29 2013, 7:20amReplyFlag
                          @ Okey R* i will be waiting
                      • LILnutsackon April 25 2013, 10:52amReplyFlag
                        this song deserved to be in a gta xD

                        german vintage xD

                        • Weedstoned.on April 25 2013, 8:22amReplyFlag
                          Daaaaaaaam,months go fast,when i listen on 2pac xD
                          THUG LIFE!! Anyways http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3nPycr-iKo

                          Add this awesome song in GTA 5

                          Tupac - Out on bail
                          • silversun_111on April 25 2013, 6:57amReplyFlag
                            Saw The Black Keys in the Manchester Apollo about a year back. I like their latest couple of albums but I just love their old stuff, just really raw Blues and Rock n Roll as a two piece. I'd love to see Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, the closest I've come to seeing these Grugne Legends is seeing Pearl Jam 3 times over the years. Would love to see some Pearl Jam on one of Rockstar Games soundtracks in the future, brilliant band!

                            Had some cracking memories with your games Rockstar, and the great choice of music is tied with it.

                            • jonhyosbourneon April 25 2013, 6:34amReplyFlag
                              aerosmith, alice in chains bon jovi amazing bands :)
                              very cooll
                            • CC_Northon April 25 2013, 5:40amReplyFlag
                              I was just watching Jazzie B on BBC Breakfast this morning. He was plugging some upcoming dates as part of Soul II Soul's ("Keep on Movin'" on CSR 103:2 in San Andreas) twenty-five year anniversary.

                              I believe they are playing as Back II Life at the Rewind Festival in Scotland and are part of the line up along with fellow Rockstar soundtrack alumni A Flock Of Seagulls ("I Ran" on Flash FM in Vice City)!

                              26/6 Perth, UK @ Scone Palace.

                              Summer date, I know, but still thought it was worth mentioning. Sorry I can't provide any links just now.

                              And thanks, Rockstar.
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