With Memorial Day now behind us, summer is just around thecorner!  Not only can we put away those heavy coats and break out the sundresses andswimsuits, it also means summer concert tours!

And you're all in luck, because a bunch of yourfavorite artists are sure to be performing at venues all over the world in the next few weeks.

If you’ve been wondering where all your hunky boy bands havedisappeared to, wonder no more!  New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys started their longoverdue joint tour last week in Rosemont, IL.  The lovely Jordin Sparks will also be joining the boys on afew concerts, but if we could only get N’Sync to join the mix, would our boyband reunion dreams come true.

New Kids on the Block and Back Street Boys Summer Tour

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‘S&M’singer Rihanna will be touring North America this summer starting June 4inBaltimore, MD.  The LOUDTour will include special guests Cee Lo Green, J. Cole and B.O.B. 

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Rihanna’s most recent partner in crime, the fabulous BritneySpears, will also be making waves this summer in the music scene, back on tourwith an all female lineup. Appropriately named the Femme Fatale Tour, thebill includes opening acts Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo.  The tour will run for about two months,kicking off in Sacramento, CA on June 16.

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And though a lot of our favorite television shows are takinga summer break too, a couple of musical casts will be making their way to astage near you.

As always, we were blown away by the announcement of a new ‘AmericanIdol,’ southern cutie Scotty Mcreery. He and the rest of the top 11 will be making their way across America tosing you all your favorites from the show’s tenth season!  The American Idols LIVE! 2011 Tour will kick off on July 6 in West Valley City, UT.

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The underdog cast of ‘Glee’ kicked off its summer tour inthe City of Sin about two weeks ago!  Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Mark Salling, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Harry Shum, Jr., Chord Overstreet and Darren Criss  are all a part of the show thistime around.  So get your ticketsand gleek out!

Glee cast dancing through the streets of New York in their season finale

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Lastly and probably the of the hugest summer productions is the Vans Warped Tour.  About 111 different bands will be involved including, but not limited to: 3OH!3, Gym Class Heroes, The Ready Set, Paramore, Jack's Mannequin and Hellogoodbye.  The massive event will kick off in Dallas, TX on June 24.

Tickets for all of these events are already available. So what are you waiting for?!  Get yours now!

These are just some of the many musical opportunities thissummer.  So, who else are youlooking forward to rocking with this summer?

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