I took a look at the upcoming schedules for venues within a couple hours drive of East Texas.  Wow - what a selection of great shows already booked, which could make your summer one to remember!

Let's run 'em down by event date:

April:
22nd-  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
22nd-  Eddie Money.  Waco Backyard Bar.
23rd-  Boston.  Shreveport Auditorium.

May:
5th-  John Kay & Steppenwolf.  Fort Worth Billy Bob's Texas.
11th-  Alice Cooper.  Shreveport Auditorium.
20th-  ZZ Top.  Belton Bell County Expo Center. 
26th-  U2.  Arlington AT&T Stadium.
27th-  Dennie DeYoung.  Bossier City Margaritaville Casino.

June:
10th-  Jimmy Buffett, with ZZ Top.  Frisco Toyota Stadium. 
16th-  Doobie Brothers & Chicago (co-headliners).  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.
16th-  Metallica.  Arlington AT&T Stadium. 
21st-  John Mellencamp.  Grand Prairie Verizon Theater. 
23rd-  Iron Maiden.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
30th-  Boston, with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.

July:
3rd-  Roger Waters.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
8th-  Ted NugentFort Worth Billy Bob's Texas.
11th-  Hall & Oates, with Tears For Fears.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
18th-  Neil Diamond.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
22nd-  Don Henley.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
30th-  REO Speedwagon & Styx (co-headliners), with Don Felder.  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.

August:
4th-  Queen, with Adam Lambert.  Dallas American Airlines Center.
11th-  Rod Stewart, with Cyndi Lauper.  Dallas Grand Prairie Verizon Theater.
18th-  Foreigner & Cheap Trick (co-headliners), with Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin ExperienceDallas Starplex Amphitheatre.
19th-  Deep Purple & Alice Cooper (co-headliners).  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.
24th-  Lost 80s Live, with Berlin, Naked Eyes, Wang Chung, Cutting Crew, Tommy Tutone, Spandau Ballet, & Information Society.  Grand Prairie Verizon Theater.
25th-  Kansas Shreveport Auditorium.

September: 
19th- Steve Winwood.  Irving Music Factory Pavilion.
22nd-  Depeche Mode.  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.
27th-  KISS.  Irving Music Factory Pavilion.
29th-  Smokey Robinson.  Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre.

October:
12th-  Scorpions & Megadeth.  Irving Music Factory Pavilion. 

Check back as we'll update the calendar the further we get into the Spring/Summer concert season.  And please let us know if we missed a venue or particular show so we can add 'em to our list and help share the knowledge!

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