South Florida Concert Preview- (Summer-Fall 2022)

Future, Acid Dad and Lizzo

Between the onslaught of Art Week shows and the formerly named Winter Music Conference, this summer many artists are willing to brave the South Florida heat and bring their tours down. From the psych rock of Acid Dad to massive shows like Rolling Loud at the Hard Rock Stadium, there’s something for everyone making their way to Miami. 

Animal Collective- Revolution Live (July 08 2022)

In an absolute surprise, psychedelic rockers Animal Collective are coming to Revolution Live in support of their 2021 record “Time Skiffs.” No openers have been announced yet, but their live show is bound to enthrall the senses. Tickets available here, but move quickly these won’t last long.

Purity Ring- Revolution Live (July 9 2022)

Scottish synthpop group Purity Ring are making their way back to South Florida in support of their record “WOMB” released in 2020. The show was originally scheduled at Revolution Live for 2021, but due to a spike in COVID cases, is re-scheduled for this summer at the Ft. Lauderdale venue. Indie-trap musician EKKSTACY opens the show. Tickets available here.

Rolling Loud- Hard Rock Stadium (July 22-24 2022)

Miami’s premiere rap festival returns for its fifth year to the Hard Rock Stadium (not the stadium itself, but the parking lot with multiple makeshift stages). While headliner Ye (Kanye West) has dropped off many show dates, the festival as recently as June 9 seems to remain adamant that the rap star will still perform in support of his latest release, “Donda 2.” Along with headliners Future and Kendrick Lamar, the absolutely stacked lineup boasts rappers like City Girls, Latto and Saweetie. As well as, Dababy making his return to the stage after his controversial 2021 on-stage remarks. Tickets and VIP available here.

Acid Dad- Las Rosas (Aug. 11 2022)

Brooklyn-based trio Acid Dad are making their way down the East Coast to Miami’s premiere punk club Las Rosas in support of their latest record “Take It From the Dead”. Definite recommendation for fans of garage and psych rock a la King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard or Temples. Supporting acts TBA. 

Red Hot Chili Peppers- Hard Rock Stadium (Aug. 30 2022)

With their newest record “Unlimited Love” the band sees the return of long-time guitarist John Frusciante to the group, replacing his protege Josh Klinghoffer who filled in on two records and touring. Boasting a setlist of decades worth of Southern California-saturated funk rock, the band shred just as hard several records down the line. Opening the show are NY garage rock icons The Strokes, who last played Miami in a headlining set at III Points along with the funky bass maestro Thundercat. Tickets are available here.

Built to Spill- Culture Room (Sep. 11 2022)

Sub-Pop indie rock luminaries Built to Spill are coming to the Ft. Lauderdale rock club Culture Room to support the release of their upcoming record “When the Wind Forgets Your Name” to be released on September 9. If you’re not the most familiar with their discography, you might know the major rock bands that cite the band as an influence like Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, and many more. Opening acts TBA. Tickets available here.

Lizzo- FLA Live Arena (Sep. 23 2022)

It’s about damn time Lizzo returned to the Magic City! The diva herself comes back to South Florida for a proper show, her last two appearances being in 2020 for Super Bowl Weekend and 2021 for an Art Basel pop-up show. Supporting her upcoming release “Special,” Lizzo is kicking off the tour in Sunrise at the FLA Live Arena. The singer has skyrocketed from niche raps on Adult Swim to appearing at the Met Gala and absolutely dominating her realm of R&B/pop. Tour support comes from rapper Latto, who last played South Florida at Revolution Live. Tickets available here.

My Chemical Romance- FLA Live Arena (Sep. 24 2022)

Emo icons My Chemical Romance reunion tour finally makes its long-postponed stop at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise. From the setlist, it looks like Gerard Way and co. are sticking to the main hits of their career, with some deep cuts for the reformed Warped Tour devotees. Show support comes from Midtown, the original band of Gabe Saporta formerly of Cobra Starship and Pittsburgh punks, the Homeless Gospel Choir. Extremely limited tickets available here

Florence + the Machine- FTX Arena (Sep. 24 2022) 

With “Dance Fever” released in May of 2022, Florence and the Machine’s latest is an eclectic mix of her signature baroque pop style with electronic and traditional rock music. Between singer Florence Welch’s infectious live show and a band poised to tackle a myriad of genres, this is 100% not a show to be missed. Support comes from indie singer King Princess, who last played South Florida at Revolution Live in 2019 and UK art rockers Wet Leg who are making their Florida debut on this tour. Tickets available here.

Lil Nas X- James L. Knight Center (Oct. 4 2022)

Lil Nas X is embarking on his first proper tour in support of his debut record “Montero.” While 2020 did nothing to slow the roll of the viral musician, Lil Nas X’s “Long Live Montero Tour” comes after about three years in the spotlight, making headlines for riling up evangelicals while being unabashedly queer and black in the music industry. Tour support TBA. Tickets available here

Panic! at the Disco- FLA Live Arena (Oct. 4 2022)

Panic! At the Disco, the project of Brendon Urie is readying to hit the road again for the first time since 2019 on his “Viva Las Vengance” tour. In support of his upcoming record “Viva Las Vengance” the singer is bringing along the now mononymous Marina (formerly Marina and the Diamonds) and singer-songwriter Jake Wesley Rogers. Tickets available here.

Peach Pit- Revolution Live (Oct. 5 2022)

Peach Pit’s brand of sunny alt rock fits perfectly for a South Florida fall date in support of their latest album “From 2 to 3” released only months ago in early 2022. Tour support TBA. Tickets available here.

Smashing Pumpkins/Jane’s Addiction- Hard Rock Casino (Oct. 8 2022)

90s alt rock icons Smashing Pumpkins last record was released in late 2020, with original members James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlain in tow. Now making the rounds on their massive “Spirits on Fire” tour, the band is co-headlining with the explosive California rockers Jane’s Addiction who’s last record was dropped in 2011. Opening support comes from Poppy, who transformed from avant-garde art project to metal-dream pop rock star on her record “Flux.” Tickets available here.

The Flaming Lips- Fillmore Miami (Oct. 13 2022)

In late 2020, The Flaming Lips released “American Head” which sadly, no amount of Jake Gyllenhaal Bubble Boy level precautions could enable them to tour in support of the record, which even got postponed until 2022. The band’s setlist looks to be an eclectic mix of old and new records with an ever energetic live show from Wayne Coyne and co. Tour support TBA. Tickets available here

SALES- Gramps (Oct. 23 2022)

Orlando-based SALES’ have been making the rounds with their songs going viral on TikTok, beyond their already major hype throughout the blogosphere and Spotify. The duo are returning to South Florida after three years, with their last major record in 2018, the band has been steadily releasing singles over the past few years. Tour support TBA. Tickets available here.

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