The Rockstar Alumni Concert Calendar: Summer Music Festivals Edition

Posted on July 10 2013, 2:48pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar
With summer kicking into gear, it seems like there's more music festivals on offer than ever all around the world - with a wide array of eclectic outdoor summer concert extravaganzas providing the chance to see many favorite bands you may have heard on Rockstar game soundtracks over the years.
From the Kings of the Mic Tour with a line-up of legendary rap acts ranging from 'West Coast warlord' Ice Cube to recent R&R Hall of Famers Public Enemy...
To the 'shock therapy' delights of the Masters of Madness Tour which brings the spectacle of seeing Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson on stage performing together...
To perennial summer season festival favorites like Reading and Leeds in the UK (this year featuring Rockstar alums like Nine Inch Nails, Major Lazer, Foals, Sick of It All, and David Rodigan), Summer Sonic in Japan (featuring The Stone Roses, Living Colour, John Legend, M.I.A., and Busy P), and of course Lollapalooza (this year with The Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Major Lazer and more).

Outside of the big grand stage festivals, there's also plenty of legends touring their own headlining shows all summer long like Heart's Wilson sisters and KISS taking their circus show around the globe - and plenty others. Below is a handy list of many of the currently active touring artists, and as always feel free to post any others or your personal concertgoing experiences this summer in the comments section below...
7/11 Vizovice, CZ @ Masters of Rock
7/12 Ballenstedt, DE @ Rock Harz Festival
7/13 Balingen, DE @ Bang Your Head
8/09 Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air
8/10 Murcia, ES @ Leyendas Del Rock
7/31 Munich, DE @ Free and Easy Festival
8/01 Moravska Trebova, CZ @ Fest Pod Parou
8/02 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
8/03 Granichen, CH @ Open Air Granichen
8/06 Hamburg, DE @ Club Logo
8/07 Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
8/08 Püttlingen, DE @ Rocco del Schlacko
8/10 Villmar, DE @ Tells Bells Festival
8/11 St Maurice De Gourdans, FR @ Sylak Open Air
8/14 Bochum, DE @ Bahnhof Langendreer
8/15 Hameln, DE @ Sumpfblume
8/16 Dinkelsbuhl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
8/17 Cavallino-Treporti, IT @ Camping Union Lido
8/18 Jesolo, IT @ Camping Union Lido
7/10 Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
7/11 Merrillville, IN @ Star Plaza Theatre
7/14 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
7/15 Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
7/18 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
7/19 Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
7/20 Atlantic City, NJ @ House of Blues
7/26 Brno, CZ @ Kajot Arena
7/29 Saarbrücken, DE @ Saarlandhalle
7/30 Hanau, DE @ Amphitheater
8/01 Slupsk, PL @ Rock Legends Festival
8/03 Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
8/04 Lichtenfels, DE @ Schützenplatz
8/06 Lokeren, BE @ Lokerse Feesten
7/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/12 Mansfield, MA @ Comcast Center
7/13 Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
7/14 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
7/17 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/19 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/21 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
7/24 Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Bay Center
7/27 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/29 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
7/30 West Valley City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
8/01 San Francisco, CA @ America's Cup Pavilion
8/03 Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
7/11 Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live 2013
7/13 Lisbon, PT @ Optimus Alive Festival
7/16 Nîmes, FR @ Festival de Nîmes 2013
7/18 Milan, IT @ San Siro
7/20 Rome, IT @ Stadio Olimpico
7/23 Prague, CZ @ Eden Arena
7/25 Warsaw, PL @ Stadion Narodowy
7/27 Vilnius, LT @ Vingis Park
7/29 Minsk, BY @ Minsk Arena
8/22 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest 
8/30 Atlantic City, NJ @ Ovation Hall at the Revel Casino
7/12 Curitiba, BR @ Curitiba Master Hall
7/13 Florianópolis, BR @ P12
7/14 São Paulo, BR @ Espaço das Américas
7/28 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
7/19 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theater
7/21 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagra Pavilion
7/22 Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/23 Toronto, ON, CA @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/26 Elizabeth, IN @ Horseshoe Southern Indiana
7/27 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Theater
7/29 Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia
7/30 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
8/01 West Allis, WI @ Wisconsin State Fair
8/14 Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
8/15 Dallas, TX @ GEXA Energy Center
8/17 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/18 Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theater
8/20 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler's Green Amphitheater
8/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
8/26 San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theater
8/27 Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
8/28 San Francisco, CA @ Americas Cup Pavilion
8/30 Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheater
7/10 Malmö, SE @ Malmö Stadium
7/13 Stockholm, SE @ Friends Arena
7/16 St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Hall Palace
7/18 Moscow, RU @ Olimpyski Stadium
7/20 Helsinki, FI @ Olympic Stadium
7/24 Bucharest, RO @ Piata Constitutiei
7/26 Istanbul, TR @ BJIK Inonu Stadium
7/29 Prague, CZ @ Eden Arena
7/31 Zagreb, CR @ Arena Zagreb
8/13 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival 2013
8/25 Cincinnati, OH @ The Shoe, Horseshoe Casino
7/12 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
7/20 Indianapolis, IN @ Indiana Black Expo
7/26 Cincinnati, OH @ Macy's Music Festival
7/13 Rotterdam, NL @ North Sea Jazz Festival 2013
7/16 Copenhagen, DK @ VEGA
7/21 Hamburg, DE @ GroBe Freiheit 36
7/23 Munich, DE @ Kesselhaus
7/27 Oeiras, PT @ Parque Dos Poetas
8/10 Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Osaka 2013
8/11 Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic Tokyo 2013
7/10 Lethbridge, AB, CA @ Enmax Centre
7/12 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Rexall Place
7/13 Calgary, AB, CA @ Scotiabank Saddledome
7/14 Saskatoon, SK, CA @ Credit Union Centre
7/16 Regina, SK, CA @ Brandt Centre
7/17 Brandon, MB, CA @ Keystone Centre
7/18 Winnipeg, MB, CA @ MTS Centre
7/20 Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest 2013
7/23 Sudbury, ON, CA @ Sudbury Arena
7/25 Ottawa, ON, CA @ ScotiaBank Place
7/26 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
7/27 London, ON, CA @ Budweiser Gardens
7/29 Montreal, QC, CA @ Bell Centre
7/31 Saint John, NB, CA @ Harbour Station
8/01 Halifax, NS, CA @ Metreo Centre
8/03 Saint John's, NL, CA @ Mile One Centre
8/04 Saint John's, NL, CA @ Mile One Centre
8/07 Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
8/10 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/12 Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion
8/13 Simpsonville, SC @ Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
8/16 Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
7/10 Grand Prairie, TX @ Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
7/13 Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
7/14 Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Pavilion
7/17 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/19 Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/20 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/23 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Theater
7/26 Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook
7/27 Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods
7/28 Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater
7/31 Clearfield, PA @ Clearfield County Fair
8/02 Davenport, IA @ Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds
8/03 New Buffalo, MI @ Four Winds Casino Resort
8/10 Washington, MO @ Washington Town & Country Fair
8/11 Midland, MI @ Midland County Fair
8/14 Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
8/15 Westbury, NY @ Theatre at Westbury
8/16 Hyannis, MA @ Cape Cod Melody Tent
8/31 Pueblo, CO @ Colorado State Fair
M.I.A. ("Galang" and "Fire Fire" in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
7/21 Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival 2013
8/10 Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic Tokyo 2013
8/11 Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic Osaka 2013
7/10 Helsinki, FI @  Secret Location
7/11 Trencin, SK @ Pohoda Festival
7/13 Endhoven, NL @ Extrema Festival
7/19 Calgary, AB, CA @ Mad Decent Block Party
7/26 Toronto, ON, CA @ Mad Decent Block Party
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Mad Decent Block Party
8/02 Columbia, MD @ Mad Decent Block Party
8/03 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Mad Decent Block Party
8/09 Atlanta, GA @ Mad Decent Block Party
8/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Mad Decent Block Party
8/14 Cannes, FR @ Les Plages Electroniques
8/16 Sankt Pölten, AT @ Frequency Festival
8/17 Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
8/20 Ibiza, ES @ Amnesia
8/22 Charleville-Méziéres, FR @ Cabaret Vert
8/23 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/24 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/25 Paris, FR @ Rock En Seine
8/31 Dallas, TX @ Mad Decent Block Party
Nine Inch Nails ("The Hand That Feeds" in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition and "1,000,000" and "Discipline" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles)
7/26 Naeba, JP @ Fuji Rock Festival
8/02 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Festival
8/09 - 8/11 San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival
8/15 Hasselt, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival 
8/16 Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
8/18 Hockenheim, DE @ Rock'n'Heim Festival 
8/23 West Yorkshire, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/24 Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine Festival
8/25 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
8/28 Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum
8/29 Zurich, CH @ Zurich Open Air
8/31 - 9/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
7/20 Fraga, ES @ Desierto De Los Monegros
7/26 - 7/28 Penrith, UK @ Lowther Deer Park 
7/18 Benicassim, ES @ FIM 2013
7/20 Sesimbra, PT @ Super Bock Super Rock Festival
8/02 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
8/03 Bonner Springs, KS @ Wireless Amphitheater
8/04 Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove @ Harrah's Casino & Hotel
8/05 Sturgis, SD @ Broken Spoke Campground
8/07 Edmonton, AB, CA @ Shaw Conference Center
8/08 Calgary, AB, CA @ Stampede Corral
8/10 Squamish, BC, CA @ Squamish Valley Music Festival 
8/15 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
8/17 Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheatre
8/31 - 9/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
Snoop Dogg ("Deep Cover" on Radio Los Santos in GTA: San Andreas and "Press Play" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles )
7/14 Frauenfeld, CH @ Openair Frauenfeld 2013
8/06 Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall
8/02 Viviero, ES @ Resurrection Festival
8/06 Copenhagen, DK @ Vega Main Hall
8/07 Stockholm, SE @ Grona Lund Tivoli Outdoor
8/09 Oulu, FI @ Jalometalli Festival 2013
8/10 Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
8/11 Derby, UK @ Bloodstock Open Air 2013
8/15 Kiweit Hassel, BE @ Pukkelpop Festival
8/16 Biddinghuizen, NL @ Low Lands Festival
8/17 Hamburg, DE @ Elb-Riot Open Air Festival
8/18 Herford, DE @ X Rockfest

  • SEPHDEPPon November 25 2013, 5:35amReplyFlag
    You're selection in the songs for gta5 have been the best so far! Sometimes I won't get out of the car I to finish the song. I heard the Beatles, Elton John,,,etc. Way cool dudes! You captured everything on this one! I don't think I will ever need another video game again. But I have to know...when are the WOMAN police officers going to make their rounds? It's always men. And the songs make you want to drive as fast n as wild as u can, if only we could in real life. :) Thanks for this game it's my favorite all time. One more question why does my boat, plane, helio sink when I go out to far? Love Willy Nelson and Johhny Cash. Throw in the Eagles, Boston, Bowie and it'd be the ultimate perfect game, Mister JD really hit the spot! I LOVE U ROCKSTAR UR THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • StuntmanSethon July 21 2013, 1:00amReplyFlag
      @R* I played by ear. Remedy always sounds great loud. Even threw in some Radio X picks. I cannot wait to hear the stations in V. I'm sure I will blast some songs from that soundtrack. I already played Waylon's song from Trevor's trailer in honor of his insane activities. Thanks for always picking solid music for every title. It's just another detail of many great ones you guys put in every game.
      • R* Aon July 21 2013, 6:33pmReplyFlag
        @StuntmanSeth Nice one, cheers Seth!
      • StuntmanSethon July 22 2013, 5:15pmReplyFlag
        @ I have always been curious about how you guys select music for your titles. With the vice city games and San Andreas you guys definitely stuck with the time period. Does the team collectively vote on songs they all like or is their a dedicated group who works on the soundtrack?
    • Xayiason July 17 2013, 9:55pmReplyFlag
      M.I.A's Paper Planes in GTAV anyone!?
      • StuntmanSethon July 16 2013, 8:28pmReplyFlag
        I Dj at a local bar for extra cash. It's a pool hall with Country vibe. This weekend in honor of the gameplay reveal I played everything from the liberty rock station. Driving wheel went off without a hitch. I always love the rock stations in these games, but I also love the other stations for opening me up to new music I normally wouldn't listen to.
        • R* Aon July 16 2013, 10:07pmReplyFlag
          @StuntmanSeth Awesome to hear. Did you play tracks in the same sequence as the radio station or did you mix it up? Feel free to let us know your setlist! Cheers
      • ILikeVideo-Gameson July 13 2013, 12:29pmReplyFlag
        I NEED to know what the theme is that plays in the gameplay trailer. Especially during the character switching part. Hope we more OST info soon.
        • STLKREW_RELATEon July 12 2013, 3:43pmReplyFlag
          Depeche Mode!
          • MetalMofo-Billon July 11 2013, 6:14pmReplyFlag
            The punk band M.I.A. is yet to feature in a Rockstar game, but since the female rapper MIA makes an appearance here, I want to inform GTA music fans that the male punk band cover Pink Floyd at one point, and anyone who does is instantly COOL in my book!
            • LIMP_BIZKITon July 11 2013, 11:56amReplyFlag
              Public Enemy, Cypress Hill !!!
              • Faurschouon July 11 2013, 11:00amReplyFlag
                Could you announce some radio stations from GTA V? I remember you did that with IV!
                • MetalMofo-Billon July 11 2013, 6:16pmReplyFlag
                  @Faurschou Of course, some Michael Schenker and or UFO is long overdue for GTA, how about MSG in GTA?!? YES...yes, announce some artists or genre stations we can expect this time out, and I assume Lazlow Jones WILL return?!???
                • Sonny_Red_84on July 15 2013, 4:46pmReplyFlag
                  @Faurschou I just hope that there is another VC fm type station. 1980's ALL THE WAY!!!! Vice City Forever!!!!!
              • Blue_Love_Gangon July 11 2013, 10:17amReplyFlag
                GTA V with M.I.A. best Music.
                • Depeche1984on July 11 2013, 9:15amReplyFlag
                  Depeche Mode, oh yeah....Best band ever!!!!
                  • ruffkiddon July 11 2013, 5:53amReplyFlag
                    Even some Gigs in my Country. Astrein!
                  • NetXSRon July 11 2013, 5:42amReplyFlag
                    Funny thing, most of the good old music I listen today (like CCR, Lynyrd Skynyrd and much more) came to me through GTA San Andreas. MUCH LOVE for that!
                  • NetXSRon July 11 2013, 5:29amReplyFlag
                    Wow! This list is EPIC! Thanks for the effort. You even took Austria into consideration :-)
                    • R* Yon July 11 2013, 8:16pmReplyFlag
                      @NetXSR Sure thing, let us know here on the comments if you're able to make it out to see them
                  • ValentBon July 11 2013, 1:44amReplyFlag
                    Attended DM gig - mindblowing!!!!! Never seen anything like that in my life!!!
                  • Jequichanon July 10 2013, 11:42pmReplyFlag
                    Emicida in NY, cool :)
                    • FranklinGTA5on July 10 2013, 11:38pmReplyFlag
                      No one is coming to my state!! Dang
                      • _S3R6i0_on July 10 2013, 10:30pmReplyFlag
                        Depeche Mode is cool. The rest of these guys suck!
                        • XxElBigMex913xXon July 10 2013, 9:32pmReplyFlag
                          M.I.A - Paper Planes that was the song i remembered was like a long time ago! :D
                          • Blue_Love_Gangon July 10 2013, 9:05pmReplyFlag
                            I love M.I.A.
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