What’s Hot in Music This Month: Local Concerts, New Releases
June brings new albums from Janelle Monáe and Niall Horan, as well as local shows from Bryan Adams and Ed Sheeran
Welcome back, Terriers, to our monthly column “What’s Hot in Music This Month.”
Happy summer! We hope you’re enjoying the break and the nice weather. What better way to unwind than with some new music and local concerts? From Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson to R&B rising star Kiana Ledé, June has some incredible new albums in store. And if that’s not enough, Bryan Adams and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are set to rock TD Garden this month as well. Hold on to your hats, Terriers, because June is ready to blow us away.
Rock icon Bryan Adams is teaming up with fellow iconic rockers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for a star-studded performance at TD Garden. The “Summer Of ’69” singer has been a beloved artist since his first solo single in 1978. With classics like “Heaven” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” he has an incredible discography and is a thrill to see live. This show, largely drawing on music from his latest album, So Happy it Hurts, the title track of which earned Adams a 2023 Grammy nomination for best rock performance, promises to be one of the most sought-after events of the summer.
Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy is bringing his UK-chart-topping album, Sonder, to life at MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Known for his raspy voice and uncanny storytelling ability, the 31 year old has a gift for creating music that goes directly to the heart and has become one of the UK’s brightest stars. Lucky for us, he’s bringing his talent to Boston for two nights in June.
Fresh off the release of her 2023 album, Bebe, the pop superstar is coming to the stage at House of Blues. The album, which features collaborations with beloved stars Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton, came out in April and is packed with dance-floor-ready hits and irresistible earworms. Don’t miss her performance, which is sure to be full of unforgettable moments.
Since the release of his debut album, Heaven or Hell, in 2020, Don Toliver has catapulted to fame courtesy of his collaborations with hip-hop heavyweights Travis Scott and Gunna. The “No Idea” rapper is known for his signature flow and energy in live performances, making this sure to be an unforgettable night from one of hip-hop’s rising stars.
Global superstar Ed Sheeran brings his monumental +-=÷x Tour to Gillette Stadium. The English singer-songwriter is a tour-de-force. His latest album, – (Subtract) is the UK’s fastest selling album of 2023. Billboard named his previous Divide tour one of the highest grossing tours of all time, and his current tour, a celebration of the end of his decade-long Mathematics albums (Subtract is the final record in the series), is destined to be just as successful.
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