Get Your Wallets Out, These Are the Best Nostalgic Tours Coming This Summer

Nostalgic stars on tour this summer
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We’ve told you about Micky Dolenz, Donny Osmond, and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons going on tour this summer, so why not share the entire list of nostalgic performers making a comeback? Many stars that were popular in the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s are showing no signs of slowing down. Many of them are still creating new music or compiling albums and even going out on extensive nationwide or worldwide tours.

Some of the musicians you know and love may be heading to a city near you. Let’s go over some of the incredible nostalgic performers heading out on tour this year. Don’t worry, we will keep adding to this list if more tours are announced!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: (L-R) Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of music group Aerosmith perform onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California

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Aerosmith, with special guest the Black Crowes, are heading out on one last tour this year and into 2024. The huge tour will head to 40 cities and will play a very special show on New Year’s Eve. The band wrote, “After 50 years, 10 world tours and playing for over 100 million fans, it’s time for one last go. It’s not goodbye it’s PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives.” Click here to get tickets.

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America the Band is ironically enough a British-American band that has been around for decades. They are doing a few shows this summer in America. Click here to get tickets.

DECEMBER 1967: The Beach Boys with their silver (platinum) disc. Clockwise from l to r; Bruce Johnston, Al Jardine, Mike Love (holding the disc)) Dennis Wilson(1944 - 1983) and bottom right, Carl Wilson (1946 - 1999). Best of The Beach Boys - vol1

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There’s nothing more summery than the Beach Boys’ music! They are going on tour with Mike Love and Bruce Johnston. Get ready to jam to classics such as “Surfin’ U.S.A.” while you enjoy the sunshine. Lucky fans in Los Angeles could even get to see them on July 4th! Click here to get tickets.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 12: Singer Terri Nunn of Berlin performs onstage during the 27th American Cinematheque Award honoring Jerry Bruckheimer at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on December 12, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California

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Berlin’s own Terri Nunn is getting a biopic just as Berlin is about to head out on tour with Boy George, Culture Club, and Howard Jones. Get your tickets here!

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - DECEMBER 15: Lou Pardini, Tony Obrohta, Brett Simons, James Pankow, Walfredo Reyes Jr., Ray Herrmann, Ramon Yslas, Lee Loughnane, Robert Lamm and Neil Donell of the band Chicago perform at The Grand Ole Opry on December 15, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee

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Another legendary rock band that has graced the charts for decades is heading to a city near you. Chicago is starting a massive tour that will take the group around the country all the way until November. Click here to get tickets.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27: Elvis Costello performs during day 3 of the Hard Rock Calling festival held in Hyde Park on June 27, 2010 in London, England

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Elvis Costello and the Imposters are ready for another summer tour. Called “100 Songs and More Tour,” Costello sings some of his top hits including “Poisoned Rose.” Click here to get tickets.

LONDON - APRIL 01: (L-R) Porl Thompson, Jason Cooper, Robert Smith and Simon Gallup of The Cure pose backstage on the sixth and final night of a series of concerts and events in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust organised by charity Patron Roger Daltrey, at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1, 2006 in London, England

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The Cure is going on tour in North America this year just as the release of a new book about the band comes out. Click here to get tickets.


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Dead & Company is heading out on their final tour so this is the last chance you have to see the band perform live! They are joined by John Mayer and many of the shows are already sold out. Click here to get tickets if there are some left in your city!

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees performs live on stage at Town Hall on June 1, 2016 in New York City

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Micky Dolenz is the only surviving member of the Monkees and he isn’t ready to let go of the group’s legacy. Dolenz is currently on tour, singing many of the Monkees’ greatest hits, all while paying tribute to his late band members, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, and Michael Nesmith. Click here to get tickets for the tour that runs through October.

Group Portrait of British band Duran Duran in London, England in 1981. Left to right are (back) keyboard player Nick Rhodes, singer Simon Le Bon, (front) bassist John Taylor, drummer Roger Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor

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The English rock band Duran Duran recently announced a new tour and a new album. Right now, they are touring with Nile Rodgers & CHIC this summer. Click here to get tickets.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: (L-R) Musicians Mick Jones, Kelly Hansen and Jeff Pilson of Foreigner perform during Live Nation's celebration of The 3rd Annual National Concert Day at Irving Plaza on May 1, 2017 in New York City

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Another band going on a farewell tour, Foreigner is set to make this tour their last. They are traveling all over the country this summer with the tour ending in November. Click here to get tickets before they sell out.

LUCIFER, Debbie Gibson, 'Bloody Celestial Karaoke Jam', (Season 5, ep. 510, aired May 28, 2021)

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’80s pop icon Debbie Gibson is getting back on tour after years of staying out of the spotlight due to health issues. She finally discovered that she had Lyme disease and was able to get better. In 2021, she released her first album in 20 years, The Body Remembers. “Showbiz, it keeps me young,” she said. “All I ever wanted to do as a kid was sing and dance and play dress-up and entertain. And I’m doing it, and doing it all these years later. I mean, I’m doing it, people.” Click here to get tickets.

Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray bands

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Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray are planning on a co-headlining tour! Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray said, “I can’t think of anything better than spending the summer with great friends playing music! This tour is a giant cavalcade of hits that just keeps delivering, and I’m always honored to share a stage with Gin Blossoms, Tonic and Fastball.” Click here to get tickets for the 12-date tour.

Canadian rock band The Guess Who at Heathrow Airport, London, UK, February 1967. They are carrying boxes of Export A cigarettes. The band are Randy Bachman, Burton Cummings, Jim Kale and Garry Peterson.

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Guess who else is touring this summer? The Guess Who, of course! They already began earlier this year and are set to rock out until late October. Click here to get tickets.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Members of Jefferson Starship attend Primary Wave 13th Annual Pre-GRAMMY Bash at The London West Hollywood on February 9, 2019 in West Hollywood, California

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Jefferson Starship is cruising around the country this summer on a tour, with some dates featuring Bret Michaels too! Click here to get tickets.

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks

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Arguably two of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time are coming together for an amazing tour. Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks are heading out to several cities and Joel is also performing solo in some towns. The tour is being labeled “Two icons. One night.” It certainly sounds like a dream come true for fans of both artists. Click here to get tickets to see either Billy Joel or Joel and Nicks together.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - FEBRUARY 22: Journey is seen on stage during their 50th Anniversary Tour at Moody Center on February 22, 2023 in Austin, Texas

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Journey‘s “Freedom Tour” may be coming to an end but there are still a few dates to go. If you want to hear the iconic songs “Don’t Stop Believin'” and “Faithfully,” you’ll have to get your tickets here for the final few shows.

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 07: Singer/Songwriter John Mellencamp performs at the Farmers for Climate Action: Rally for Resilience in Freedom Plaza on March 07, 2023 in Washington, DC

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Reportedly, John Mellencamp is truly going nostalgic and sings mostly older songs on his tour even though he put out new music just last year. His extensive tour takes him all around the United States so get your tickets here.

CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Graham Nash performs on stage during the Cambridge Folk Festival 2019 at Cherry Hinton Hall on August 02, 2019 in Cambridge, England

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Graham Nash, best known for being a part of Crosby, Stills & Nash is heading on a worldwide tour. Click here to get tickets.

ANAHEIM, CA - JANUARY 14: Recording artists Jack Blades (L) and Brad Gillis of the group Night Ranger perform on the Taylor Guitars Stage at the 2011 NAMM Show - Day 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 14, 2011 in Anaheim, California

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Night Ranger is performing their hit song “Sister Christian” among others with some Damn Yankees thrown in too BerlinBerlinduring their summer/fall tour. They just kicked it off at Summerfest in Milwaukee. Click here to get tickets.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 29: Entertainer Donny Osmond reacts onstage after the Las Vegas Raiders' 90th overall pick was announced during round three of the 2022 NFL Draft on April 29, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Donny Osmond, the heartthrob on the wall of many girls’ bedrooms in the ’70s, is going back on tour after exclusively playing in Las Vegas for quite some time now. Osmond is heading to 18 cities in the United States and is ready to show that “Sacred Emotion.” Click here to get tickets.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 20: Recording artist Carlos Santana performs onstage during the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person Of The Year honoring Miguel Bose at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on November 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada

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After experiencing a health emergency on stage last summer in Michigan, Santana is doing well and is back on tour. He is heading around the country with his band and stopping in Las Vegas for several intimate shows. Click here to get tickets.

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - APRIL 14: Bruce Springsteen performs at Prudential Center on April 14, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are heading to cities around the United States and Canada, starting in August and ending in December. Prior to the North America tour, the band is going to Europe to share about his “Glory Days.” This is their first tour in North America since 2016. Click here to get tickets.

NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 08: Rod Stewart performs at the Mission Estate Winery on April 08, 2023 in Napier, New Zealand

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Rod Stewart is going to perform some of his greatest hits including “Have I Told You Lately” on a worldwide tour in the UK, North America, and more with some very special shows in Las Vegas. Click here to get tickets.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 06: Sting performs onstage during Netflix's Celebrating the Music of Arcane at Raleigh Studios Hollywood on June 06, 2022 in Los Angeles, California

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Sting is heading out on a very extensive tour around the world. Just weeks ago, he added more tour dates due to the popularity of the show titled “My Songs Tour.” He will reportedly sing songs from his days with The Police to his solo career. Click here to get tickets.

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - JANUARY 09: James Young of the band STYX performs at the Ryman Auditorium on January 09, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee

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51 years ago, Styx signed their first recording contract! They’ve been rocking out ever since and are heading out on a summer tour in honor of their newest studio album titled “Crash of the Crown.” Click here to get tickets.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Frankie Valli performs onstage during the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & GRAMMY Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on February 04, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

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Frankie Valli just turned 89 years old but he’s still out there jamming with his band the Four Seasons. He was recently honored with a street name in his hometown of Newark, New Jersey, and is currently on tour playing some of his favorite tunes. Click here to get tickets.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 24: Victor DeLorenzo (L) and Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes perform on stage during a photo call ahead of the International band's appearance at the Beck's Festival Bar as part of the Sydney Festival 2007, at Hyde Park Barracks on January 24, 2007 in Sydney, Australia

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The Violent Femmes are set to head out around the country this October. Click here to get tickets.

LET THERE BE LIGHT, Dionne Warwick, 2017

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Despite canceling a recent show due to a minor health issue, Dionne Warwick is set to continue her summer tour. Click here to get tickets.

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd

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ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd are teaming up for the show of a lifetime! They even combined their top songs into a mashup tour title: “The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour.” Click here to get tickets.

Which artist(s) are you most excited to see perform live? Did we miss any? Let us know!

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