Are you looking to catch some of the highest-profile live-music experiences to be found in North Texas? Here’s a glance at the 9 biggest concerts of this summer’s packed slate:
Weezer at Gexa Energy Pavillion
Obvious draw: The parade of hits sure to be played, from “Buddy Holly” to “Undone — The Sweater Song.” The singles date all the way back to 1994.
Not-so-obvious draw: Equally enjoyable newer material from this year’s self-titled “white” album.
Details: With Panic at the Disco, July 15 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $25-$75. concerts.livenation.com.
Drake at American Airlines Center
Obvious draw: The Toronto rapper’s latest, Views, is the fastest- and biggest-selling album of the year so far, following up an array of blockbuster albums and mix tapes.
Not-so-obvious draw: Drake connects heavily with fans at every tour stop,
pointing out people in the audience and talking to them. It could be you this time.
Details: With Future, July 21 at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $49.50-$179.50. ticketmaster.com.
Blink-182 at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Obvious draw: Even with Tom DeLonge out of the picture for now, it’s exciting for folks who grew up on pop-punk to see one of their favorites back onstage.
Not-so-obvious draw: Anytime you get the chance to see Travis Barker play drums live in any capacity, take it.
Details: With A Day to Remember and the All-American Rejects, July 29 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $32-$82. concerts.livenation.com.
Steven Tyler at Fair Park Music Hall
Obvious draw: The Aerosmith frontman has a new country project that he’s touring behind — without his band. You can’t not be curious about that.
Not-so-obvious draw: He’s funny and outrageous, so what he does between songs should be just as entertaining as the music.
Details: Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. at Fair Park Music Hall, 909 First Ave., Dallas. $59.95-$149.95. ticketmaster.com.
Guns N’ Roses at AT&T Stadium
Obvious draw: Slash is back! And if all goes well, the currently injured Axl Rose will be performing on his feet again, and not in the throne he’s been sitting on while fronting AC/DC.
Not-so-obvious draw: The looks on the faces of the longtime fans who’ve been waiting for this proper reunion to happen for many, many years.
Details: Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. at AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington. $45.50-$250. ticketmaster.com.
Dixie Chicks at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Obvious draw: The sweet, sweet combination of those three voices, a sound North Texas hasn’t heard live in more than 10 years.
Not-so-obvious draw: The cover songs the Chicks may offer up, including a possible take on Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons.”
Details: With Vintage Trouble and Smooth Hound Smith, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $42-$150. concerts.livenation.com.
Gwen Stefani at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Obvious draw: The No Doubt vet and stylish pop singer has enjoyed a resurgence since joining The Voice’s judging panel.
Not-so-obvious draw: Considering her attention to detail in videos and past performances, the show should be a visual treat as well as a musical one.
Details: With Eve, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion, 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $29.95-$149.95. concerts.livenation.com.
Coldplay at AT&T Stadium
Obvious draw: Their Super Bowl set earlier this year proved that Chris Martin and company can bring a visual feast to their emotional, melodic pop.
Not-so-obvious draw: Opening act Alessia Cara has a winning personality that should stand out even in the spaceship that is JerryWorld.
Details: Aug. 27 at 8 p.m. at AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington. Sold out.
Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas at American Airlines Center
Obvious draw: Jonas was born in Dallas; Lovato was raised in Colleyville. And both have put out some of the most popular tunes of the last few years, blending pop, rock and soul with style.
Not-so-obvious draw: We can’t wait to see (1) what they’ll perform together, and (2) who will open.
Details: With Mike Posner, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $29.95-$99.95. ticketmaster.com.