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6 concerts every rock fan is looking forward to in 2016


Rock bands tour around the world with their music every year. A new year has started, so most of the bands have already planned their tour for the year. Here are some of the concerts that rock fans shouldn’t miss.



Date: August 16, 2016
Location: Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Metallica is one of the best rock bands formed in the history of America. It was formed in October 28, 1981 by two friends drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist plus singer James Hetfield. Later, Ron McGovney joined to play bass and Dave Mustaine played the lead guitar. Their first demo was ‘No Life ‘Til Leather’. This was a big hit and they played it in various shows. Their debut album was ‘Kill ‘Em All’. The songs featured punk and crunchy metal. The songs ‘The Four Horsemen’, ‘Whiplash’ and ‘Seek and Destroy’ became famous rock classics of all times. There are huge Metallica fans around the world.



Date: May 9, 2016
Stadhalle, Austria
Muse is an English rock band formed in 1994. The band consists of Matt Bellamy in lead vocals and guitar, Chris Wolstenholme in bass guitar and Dominic Howard in drums. Their debut album was ‘Showbiz’ which was released in 1999. Their second album ‘Origin of Symmetry’ released in 2001 became very successful in Europe due to the wide instrumentation and romantic classical influence of their music. Muse has won a number of music awards, including five MT Europe Music Awards, eight NME Awards, two Grammy Awards, and many more. The band has won the Best Rock Album for ‘The Resistance and Drone’.

Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP)

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Date: June 8, 2016
Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
It is an American rock band that is formed in Los Angeles in 1983. Their music is a blend of rock and funk. The members of the band are Anthony Kiedis in vocals, Flea in bass, Chad Smith in drums, and Josh Kinghoffer in guitar. The band has won seven Grammy Awards and became one of the best-selling bands of all time. It has sold more than 80 million records throughout the world. They made their place at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Elton John

Elton John

Date: 24th September, 2016
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, PA, USA
Elton John is one of the most famous and successful solo artists of all time. He has 37 gold and 27 multi-platinum albums. More than 250 million of his records were sold globally. He holds the record for the biggest selling single album of all times. He received Grammy awards in 2001 and the Oscar in 1995.



Date: 7th May, 2016
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band that is formed in November 1973. It was formed by two brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. The band is one of the best hard rock bands in the world now. Their first album was ‘High Voltage’ released in 1975. Their second album ‘For Those About to Rock We Salute You’ became number one in the USA. The band has sold more than 200 million records worldwide. It is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. AC/DC is in the list of ‘100 Greatest Artists of All Time’.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Date: 3rd July
Location: San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy
Bruce Springsteen is an American musician, singer and songwriter. He is known for using poetic lyrics in his songs. He also uses political sentiments in his music. He has a distinctive voice which appeals a large number of audiences. His energetic stage performances are loved by all. His most successful studio albums were ‘Born to Run’ (1975) and ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ (1984). These albums talked about the level of struggles in daily American life. He sold more than 120 million records worldwide. He was won twenty Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes awards and one Academy Awards. He is part of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

This year is going to be great for rock fans. Top rock bands are going to tour around the world. Tickets for most of the concerts have already been sold out. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, then you must hurry up!

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