Concerts to keep an eye on in summer 2020


Adam Levine and his band, Maroon 5, will play a concert in Noblesville this summer.

Patrick Felts

With summer just around the corner, many people are wondering about what they will do once school lets out, including the ever-popular choice of going to a concert. Here are some of the most anticipated concerts announced so far that are headed to Indianapolis and other areas within driving distance:

In and around Indianapolis:

Fetty Wap: May 8, 8 p.m., Old National Centre, Indianapolis

Fetty Wap, the artist behind two of the biggest hip-hop songs of the last decade, is coming to Indianapolis. The “Trap Queen” and “679” rapper will make his way to the Deluxe at Old National Centre in May to promote his new album, FWY.

Luke Bryan: May 23, 2:30 p.m., Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway

The day before the sporting world descends upon the Circle City for the 104th Indianapolis 500, country music superstar Luke Bryan will play a show at the IMS. The “Knockin’ Boots” singer will be joined by fellow country artist Morgan Wall.

Thomas Rhett: June 5, 7:30 p.m., Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville

One of the biggest breakthrough country music artists of the last few years, Thomas Rhett, heads to Noblesville for a second consecutive summer. Rhett, known for songs like “Marry Me” and “Look What God Gave Her,” will be joined by country singers Cole Swindell and Hardy on his national tour.

Maroon 5: June 14, 7:00 p.m., Ruoff Music Center

One of the most popular bands of the last two decades will stop in Indianapolis this summer. Maroon 5 has a deep back catalogue spanning two decades from “This Love” to “Memories” and played the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. The band will be touring with “All About That Bass” singer Meghan Trainor as the opening act.

Louis Tomlinson: July 6, 8 p.m., Old National Centre

Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson will visit Indianapolis on his North American tour, promoting his debut solo album, Walls. Fans at the Murat Theatre can expect Tomlinson to play songs from his One Direction days in addition to his solo material.

Jimmy Buffett: July 11, 8 p.m., Ruoff Music Center

Margaritaville comes to the 317 once again when Jimmy Buffett stops in Noblesville on his upcoming summer tour. The “Come Monday” and “Margaritaville” singer’s concerts are a tropical island escape from the typical Indiana summer.

In nearby areas:

BTS: June 5, Soldier Field, Chicago

One of the most popular bands on the planet comes to the midwest this summer. Korean pop group BTS, known for their ravenous fanbase nicknamed the “BTS Army,” as well as hit songs like “Boy With Luv,” will play a show at the Chicago Bears’ Soldier Field this June. Act quickly, because tickets are expected to sell out.

Twenty One Pilots and other acts: June 5-7, Bunbury Music Festival, Cincinnati

Known for their exhilarating live performances and die-hard “Clique” fanbase, popular genre-bending duo Twenty One Pilots will play their only scheduled North American show of 2020 in their home state of Ohio this June. The group finished the second leg of The Bandito Tour, promoting the album Trench, last fall. While Twenty One Pilots are the headlining act of the Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati, other scheduled acts include popular electronic artist Marshmello, singer Melanie Martinez and rapper Ski Mask the Slump God. 

The Weeknd: June 24, United Center, Chicago; June 27, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit

Chart-topping Canadian R&B and pop singer Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, is touring this summer to promote the release of his upcoming album, After Hours. His first two singles from the album, “Heartless” and “Blinding Lights,” have reached the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with the former going all the way to no. 1. Opening for The Weeknd will be Sabrina Claudio and Don Toliver. 

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer: August 13, Wrigley Field, Chicago; August 19, Comerica Park, Detroit

Three of the most popular bands in alternative rock team up for one of the most anticipated tours of the summer. Named the Hella Mega Tour, the event will feature “American Idiot” band Green Day, “Uma Thurman” band Fall Out Boy and “Buddy Holly” band Weezer. Tickets for the Wrigley Field date are sold out online, however tickets at Comerica Park are still available.

My Chemical Romance: September 9, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit; September 12, Douglas Park, Chicago

One of the most iconic emo bands reunites for a 2020 tour. After disbanding in 2013, My Chemical Romance, the band behind “Welcome to the Black Parade” and “I’m Not Okay,” is back together and on tour. The Chicago date is a part of Riot Fest, and other acts playing the festival are currently unknown and will be announced at a later date.