Headlining in 2012

Hi everyone. We’re getting excited for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony being held in Cleveland on Saturday, April 14. To celebrate we’re giving away tickets, talking about all things Cleveland music and tweeting with the hashtag #ClevelandRocks to share event details, celeb sightings and more.

We’re kicking things off this week by highlighting famous CLE musicians who made it the main stage and some of this year’s major headliners headed to Cleveland.

LOCAL MUSIC SCENE ON THE RISE

It’s not just headlining national acts making all the noise these days.  The local Cleveland music scene has always been known to belt out iconic bands onto the mainstream radio waves.  Take a look at some of Cleveland Plus’ favorite musicians that made it to the main stage:

Bone Thugs N Harmony
Eric Carmen
Tracy Chapman
Devo
James Gang
Levert
Macy Gray
Nine Inch Nails
O’Jays
Pere Ubu
The Pretenders 
Raspberries
Robert Lockwood, Jr.

HEADLINING IN 2012

Cleveland, Ohio, the birthplace of rock and roll is often a “not-to-miss” stop on concert schedules. And with a variety of concert venues, and travel costs 30-40 percent less than competitive first tier cities, visitors can rock out to their favorite headliners on a starving artist budget. The following bands and festivals have already announced their tour dates in Cleveland, providing the perfect opportunity to start planning that once-in-a-lifetime concert getaway.

Eric Church – Blood, Sweat and Beers Tour
Wolstein Center
2.24.12
www.wolsteincenter.com

MUTE MATH
House of Blues
3.4.12
www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland/

Boyz II Men
House of Blues
3.16.12
www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland/

The 5th Cleveland Blues Festival
PlayhouseSquare
3.16.12
www.playhousesquare.org

The Black Keys
Quicken Loans Arena
3.20.12
www.theqarena.com

The Saw Doctors
House of Blues
3.23.12
www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland/

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Quicken Loans Arena
4.17.12
www.theqarena.com

Hot Chelle Ray: Beautiful Freaks Tour 2012
House of Blues
4.18.12
www.houseofblues.com/venues/clubvenues/cleveland/

Tri-C JazzFest
PlayhouseSquare
4.19.12 – 4.29.12
www.tricjazzfest.com

Rammstein
Quicken Loans Arena
5.3.12
www.theqarena.com

Yanni
PlayhouseSquare
5.17.12
www.playhousesquare.org

Lady Antebellum
Blossom Music Center
6.1.12
www.livenation.com

The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Quicken Loans Arena
6.1.12
www.theqarena.com

Neil Diamond
Quicken Loans Arena
7.1.12
www.theqarena.com 

Vans Warped Tour
TBD
7.11.12
www.vanswarpedtour.com

Brothers of the Sun Tour featuring Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Cleveland Browns Stadium
7.29.12
www.clevelandbrowns.com

Madonna World Tour 2012
Quicken Loans Arena
11.10.12
www.theqarena.com

– Submitted by April Ingle, Communications Assistant 

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