Whether you are an avid concert go-er or just like to see select shows, the official Today’s 96.5 Concert Guide will help you navigate all of the shows that will be happening in our area.

Taylor Swift Reputation Stadium Tour – July 14th, 2018:  Lincoln Financial Field

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Taylor Swift.  Reputation.  You probably don’t need any more incentive than that.  This promises to be an EPIC show, so get your tickets now and wait on pins and needles!  Nothing like a Taylor Swift show to get you through the doldrums of winter!

You can purchase tickets HERE.


JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ – July 30th, 2018:  Lincoln Financial Field

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This. is. huge.

JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ are bringing their On the Run II Tour to Lincoln Financial Field, and we cannot contain our excitement.  The show is July 30th, and tickets are on sale via Ticketmaster starting March 19th at 10 a.m.  Everyone who is anyone is going to be at this show, so you’ll want to make sure you snag those tickets early.  Just picture it:  A steamy July evening, the absolute height of summer vacation, Lincoln Financial Field in all its glory, and then JAY-Z and BEYONCÉ come onstage to perform?  I feel like this is an actual dream-come-true scenario.  Don’t miss your shot!

Tickets can be purchased HERE.


Ed Sheeran – September 27, 2018: Lincoln Financial Field

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Ed Sheeran’s North American Tour stops by Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night, September 27th.  Now, that’s quite a stretch to wait, but we would recommend re-watching his cameo on Game of Thrones, listening to his extensive library, and daydreaming about that dreamy accent.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Dave Matthews Band – June 15th and 16th, 2018:  BB&T Pavilion

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This is a big one, folks.  DMB took off 2017 to regroup, rest, and write, because they’re back with a new album and a summer tour!  Dave Matthews Band puts on a LEGENDARY live show, and they must be itching to get back on the stage to play for their adoring fans.  Tickets purchased online come with a free CD or digital download of the album (provided they’re purchased prior to May 17th), and they go on sale Friday, February 2nd at 10:00 a.m.

You can purchase tickets HERE.


Charlie Puth – July 24th, 2018:  BB&T Pavilion

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Charlie Puth might be one of the biggest male pop stars around right now, but you’d never guess that by talking to him.  Nevertheless, the humble singer draws quite a crowd, and this summer at the BB&T Pavilion will be no exception.  His sophomore album, Voicenotes, is expected May 11th, and this tour will be a great follow-up after it drops.  Hailee Steinfeld will open The Voicenotes Tour, and there is even an upgrade package featuring exclusive access to a pre-show performance with Charlie and exclusive VIP merchandise.  You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

You can purchase tickets HERE.


The Adventures of Kesha and Macklemore Tour – July 25th, 2018 : BB&T Pavilion

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Perhaps you’ve already seen Kesha and Macklmore collaborate on “Good Old Days”, off of Macklemore’s album Gemini.  If you have, you probably already have your tickets.  That’s how good it is.  If you HAVEN’T heard the song or seen the video yet, your first order of business is to do so.  THEN you’ll want to grab your tickets for the tour, at the BB&T Pavilion this summer.  We guarantee you won’t want to miss it.

You can buy tickets HERE.


Demi Lovato with DJ Khaled – March 23rd, 2018:  Wells Fargo Center

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Demi Lovato is taking on North America and touring with DJ Khaled in 2018!  They stop by the Wells Fargo Center on March 23rd with special guest Kehlani, and this tour is sure to get Demi trending even MORE on social media, if that’s even possible.  Her album “Tell Me You Love Me” was released in September, and was given an honorable mention in Time Magazine’s Best Albums of 2017, so this tour is sure to include new material, new directions, and the new sound Demi has been cultivating as she matures.  This is going to be one where you don’t even need the seat you paid for, because you’ll be up dancing the whole time.  But you have to pay for seats anyway.

You can purchase tickets HERE.


Lorde – April 2nd, 2018:  Wells Fargo Center

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Our absolute favorite Kiwi is coming to the Wells Fargo Center this Spring, and she’s bringing Run the Jewels and Mitski with her.  It’s the Melodrama World Tour, and you can bet there will be some emotions running high as she performs.  Her album Melodrama, after all, deals with such emotionally-charged issues as heartbreak and solitude, so it’s no surprise Lorde can get her fans feeling all the feels with her songwriting and stage presence.  Doors are at 6:30, event starts at 7:00, and we guarantee you’ll be thinking about this one LONG past when you leave.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

P!nk – April 13th, 2018:  Wells Fargo Center

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P!nk is bringing her Beautiful Trauma World Tour to Philadelphia on April 13th, and knowing P!nk, it’s going to be one heck of a show.  The champion for self love and empowerment, P!nk does her thing HER way, with little to no regard for the opinions and judgments of others.  If you’ve seen a P!nk show before, you know this strength and conviction comes out in her performance, and if you haven’t…Wait, you haven’t seen a P!nk show yet?  Better get your tickets fast!

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods Tour – June 2nd, 2018 – Wells Fargo Center

JUST ADDED!  SECOND SHOW, DECEMBER 17TH, 2018!!! – Wells Fargo Center


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It’s JT, he’s of the woods…what that means, we don’t know, we’re guessing we’ll find out when the album drops on February 2nd…and he’s coming to the Wells Fargo Center!  We’ll hold off from mentioning how absolutely gorgeous he is to instead focus on his musical talent…but, oh, look at that, we mentioned it.  Anyway, the first single off the new album, “Filthy”, sets the tone for what is sure to be an incredible concert-going experience.  Tickets are on sale Monday, January 29th, starting at 10 a.m., and we GUARANTEE they’re gonna go fast, so set a reminder, program an alert, write on your old-school calendar…whatever you need to do, do it, and we’ll see you there!

You can purchase tickets HERE.

U2 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour – June 13, 2018:  Wells Fargo Center

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U2 fans, this is a big one.  The eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour is going to be classic U2 with so much more.  Like fine wine, this band has evolved and developed over its 40 years in existence, and this tour represents the culmination of their musical growth thus far.  You’ll want to pick up your tickets SOON, cause this one is gonna sell out!  (Bonus!  An extra show was added for June 14th, as well!)

You can purchase tickets HERE.


Shania Twain – July 12, 2018: Wells Fargo Center

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Shania Twain will bring her Now Tour to Philadelphia this summer, and it’s going to be one for the ages!  Shania has built up quite the following and discography, and it’s easy to see why!  Fans, make sure you put this one on your calendar and grab those tickets early, for what promises to be a great show with a strong woman at the helm!

You can purchase tickets HERE.


Bruno Mars – September 19th AND 20th:  Wells Fargo Center

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Bruno Mars is coming to Wells Fargo with special guest Cardi B, and you’ve got TWO chances to see them!  That’s right…back to back shows, on September 19th and 20th, to the delight of Philadelphia fans.  Bruno is coming off of a HUGE night at the 2018 GRAMMYs, where he won Record, Album, and Song of the Year, among other accolades.  This show promises to be a hot one, as his chemistry with Cardi B is undeniable, and she’s pretty smokin’ in her own right.  It doesn’t matter which show you choose to attend…just choose one of them!

You can buy tickets HERE.

Maroon 5 – October 12, 2018:  Wells Fargo Center

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The 2018 Red Pill Blues tour promises to be one of Maroon 5’s best yet.  The tour name comes from the band’s 6th studio album, and don’t you think the little Matrix pop culture reference is clever???  This show is a great band at a great venue, and a great time is certain to be had by all.

You can buy tickets HERE.


Jason Mraz – Saturday, August 11th:  The Mann Center

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Jason Mraz is bringing some good vibes to the Mann Center this August, along with special guest Brett Dennen.  Jason is hot off his run as the male lead in Broadway’s “Waitress”, for which he received such acclaim, his run was extended…twice.  The Good Vibes tour will be making even more of a name for the GRAMMY winner/performer, so you’ll definitely want to consider this show for your late summer’s pleasure.  Plus, the Mann combines a unique music-going experience with the beauty of an outdoor venue, so you can even claim you’re getting your Vitamin D as you cheer.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.


The Roots Picnic – Saturday, June 2nd, 2018:  Festival Pier

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It’s time, once again, for your favorite annual event…The Roots Picnic!  Questlove himself announced this only recently, but the news is already making the rounds!  Just check out this list of performers…a quality jam session, indeed!  It’s Saturday, June 2nd at the Festival Pier, and if you’ve been to shows at the Pier, you know just how much fun is in store!  The Roots are a Philly INSTITUTION, so make sure you pick up some tickets to show your love for your hometown guys!

Tickets can be purchased HERE.


O.A.R. with Matt Nathanson – August 21st, 2018:  Festival Pier

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The Just Like Paradise Tour is coming!  You’ll get O.A.R., you’ll get Matt Nathanson, and you’ll get to party at Festival Pier when the weather is just right.  O.A.R. is KNOWN for their live shows, so this is going to be one heck of a way to end the summer.  They’re also presently working on a ninth studio album, so this show is sure to include some new material.  There’s no tour like a summer tour! Tickets are on sale Friday, February 16th at noon.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.


James Bay – September 25th, 2018:  Festival Pier

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The Festival Pier will be electric when James Bay brings his Electric Light Tour on September 25th!  James Bay is known for his songwriting and sound, and the English artist has garnered quite the collection of fans in the US as well!  Particularly if you’re missing out on his sold out show at the TLA in April, this event at Festival Pier will be the highlight of your entire summer!  With a Saturday Night Live debut performance this March, and his sophomore album due in May, the September show will be the culmination of a lot of growth and work from the Brit!  Make sure you get your tickets early, cause you don’t want to get shut out TWICE.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.



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