Local music fans really shouldn’t get too upset about tours that come to Orlando and not Tampa. Both cities get their share of big-time concerts, and envy runs both ways.
Still, the last week of tour announcements might have stung just a little more than usual.
Since May 6, at least a half-dozen major tours have announced new stops in Orlando, including four at the Amway Center. Among them: A second tour date by the Jonas Brothers, who play the Amway Center on Aug. 7 and Tampa’s Amalie Arena on Aug. 10. Florida ticket sales were so brisk on for the first leg of the trio’s comeback run that the tour’s new, second leg includes another stop at the Amway Center on Nov. 17. Those tickets go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Other new Amway Center shows include Latin pop-rap streaming king J Balvin on Sept. 12 (click here), Mexican music stars Banda MS on Sept. 21 (click here) and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Sept. 28 (click here). And over at Addition Financial Arena, formerly known as the CFE Center, 1-800-273-8255 rapper Logic will bring his new fall tour to Orlando on Oct. 23 (click here).
Outside the arena landscape, Japanese pop-metal phenomenons Babymetal announced a Sept. 4 concert at Hard Rock Live at Universal Citywalk (click here), and former Blink-182 singer Tom DeLonge’s project Angels and Airwaves will play the House of Blues at Disney Springs on Sept. 10 (click here).
It wasn’t all bad news for Tampa Bay fans. The legendary Isley Brothers did announce a Dec. 19 concert at the Mahaffey Theater, part of a 60th anniversary tour. Click here for details. And Amalie Arena announced Monday that WWE Raw would be returning to Tampa for the first time in more than two years, with performers scheduled including Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Becky Lynch, Samoa Joe and more. Click here for details.
And even though Tampa didn’t get a second Jonas Brothers date, there are still seats left to their Aug. 10 show in Tampa — albeit only pricey ones, starting at more than $80. Click here for details on those.
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