When concert announcements flood a journalist's inbox it can only mean one thing -- peak season is approaching.
And if you think it's too early to begin thinking about summer or fall, think again. Between Austin City Limits festival in October, usual tour schedules and the summer festival circuit, you can expect plenty of acts will be passing through North Texas on their way.
Here are some of the most recent concert announcements we've received. We'll keep updating this post as more tours get slated.
Florida Georgia Line and Nelly (June 3)
Well here's a pair you wouldn't expect to see on the same bill. Bro country band Florida Georgia Line is touring with rapper Nelly, and they're coming to the Starplex Pavilion in Dallas this summer. The artists released a remix of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" in 2013 that includes a cameo by Nelly, so the collab may not entirely random even if it is startling. Chris Lane is also on the bill.
Tickets cost $33-$73.75 and are currently on sale via Live Nation.
Jimmy Buffett and ZZ Top (June 10)
Jimmy Buffett's trips to Toyota Stadium in Frisco have become a Thing with a capital "T." Parrotheads come in RVs and host a party in the parking lot, complete with coconut bras and Jell-O shots, for days before the event. The spectacle returns on June 10 this year, with openers ZZ Top.
Tickets are currently on sale via Margaritaville.com.
The Revolution (June 14)
Prince made three of his most iconic albums, including Purple Rain, with his band The Revolution. Since his death, the group of musicians who backed Prince as he came into his own decided to go on tour and honor his legacy. They've called it a healing process for fans and the bandmates alike. Catch all your favorite funk jams at House of Blues on June 14.
Tickets cost $20 and are currently on sale via Live Nation.
Metallica (June 16)
James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo take the stage for the first time since 2009. It's Worldwide Wired Tour comes to AT&T Stadium on June 16. Avenged Sevenfold opens the show.
Tickets cost $71.50-$155.50 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Deftones and Rise Against (June 27)
Prog-rock bands Deftones and Rise Against are teaming up for a co-headlining tour this summer, which stops at Dallas' Starplex Pavilion on June 27. Deftones boast the more recent release, Gore, which came out in 2016. Rise Against's latest album, Black Market, came out in 2014.
Tickets cost $26-$69.50 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Kendrick Lamar (July 14)
Hip-hop maestro Kendrick Lamar has intoxicated mainstream listeners with his breed of socially conscious rhymes and performances. Dallasites can experience it live when the rapper comes on The DAMN tour through the American Airlines Center on July 14, with support from Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.
Tickets are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Queen plus Adam Lambert (August 4)
This show is guaranteed to blow your mind. Legendary rock band Queen is coming to Dallas with American Idol alum Adam Lambert filling Freddie Mercury's leather pants. The concert hits American Airlines Center on Aug. 4, marking the second to last stop on a nationwide arena tour. Last time Queen came to town in 2014, Lambert was also fronting the band. He landed that gig after wowing the Idol judges with his take on "Bohemian Rhapsody," and later performing with the band at the end of the TV show's season. A Dallas Morning News review of the 2014 tour called the combination an absolute success and said "the crowd seemed to be all-in in accepting Lambert as the next best thing they're ever going to find for Mercury."
Tickets cost $125-$175 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Primus (August 6)
Les Claypool and company are bringing their unique breed of guitar and bass-driven tunes back to Dallas' South Side Ballroom this summer. Don't expect to take a trip to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory this time around, though. They'll be supported by rock band Clutch.
Tickets cost $40-$229 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.com.
Incubus (August 6)
Alt-rock band Incubus is coming back into the limelight with a new album and tour this year. The album, 8, will be released this spring, but the band teased it with a new single, "Nimble Bastard." The tour comes to Starplex Pavilion in Dallas with support from Judah and the Lion.
Tickets cost $29.50-$115 and go on sale via Ticketmaster on Feb. 24. Every person who purchases tickets online also receives a copy of the new album.
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper (August 11)
If you want their bodies and you think they're sexy, you don't want to miss this show. Singers Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper are teaming up for a summer tour, which hits Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie on Aug. 11. Seems girls and boys just wanna have fun.
Tickets are currently on sale via AXS.
Fleet Foxes (August 18)
Folk band Fleet Foxes is set to release its third album, Crack-Up, on June 13 and are celebrating with a worldwide tour. That swings through the Bomb Factory in Dallas on August 18, giving fans enough time to memorize every lyric ahead of time.
Tickets cost $40.50 and are currently on sale via Ticketfly.com.
Ed Sheeran (August 18)
Ed Sheeran has been everywhere since the release of his newest album, Divide, came out. And this summer the Englishman will be in Dallas at the American Airlines Center to tour in support of it. An opener, if any, has yet to be announced.
Tickets cost $39.50-$99.50 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Foreigner (August 18)
Classic rock band Foreigner is one of those that makes an annual pilgrammage to D-FW. This time, the band comes through Starplex Pavilion in Dallas with support from alt-rock group Cheap Trick, which is celebrating 40 since its debut album, and Jason Bonham, who will be playing music from Led Zeppelin.
Tickets cost $29.95-$99.95 and are currently on sale via Live Nation.
J. Cole (August 20)
J. Cole is heading on a 57-city world tour in support of his moody and instrumental-infused album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which came out in December. Each of the album's 10 songs notched a place on the Billboard Hot 100. The tour stops by Dallas' American Airlines Center on Aug. 20.
Tickets cost $29.50-$125.50 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Mary J. Blige (Aug. 26)
Grammy award-winner Mary J. Blige released a new album this year, so you know there's a tour to follow. Said tour, so-named for her Strength of a Woman album, hits the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas on Aug. 26 with support from Lalah Hathaway.
Tickets cost $60-$563 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Sturgill Simpson (Sept. 8)
Sturgill Simpson's blend of country, rock, psychedelic and blues sounds won over fans of diverse genres and made him one of 2016's breakout artists. He wrote his latest album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, to his newly born son. He comes to Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie this fall.
Tickets are currently on sale via AXS.com.
Hanson (Sept. 12)
This will make you feel old: The Hanson brothers are going on tour this summer to mark their 25th anniversary of being a band. And it's coming to House of Blues in Dallas on Sept. 12. The group's debut album, Middle of Nowhere, turns 20 years old this year, so expect to hear a mix of classic tunes, including the break through track "Mmmbop."
Tickets cost $40-$45 and are currently on sale via Live Nation.
Janet Jackson (Sept. 14)
Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour never quite made it Dallas. During the second leg of the tour in 2016, the singer announced she was having a baby. But Mama Janet is back in action and coming to American Airlines Center on Sept. 14. The tour has a new name -- State of the World Tour -- but it's likely to pick up where Unbreakable left off.
Tickets cost $29-$311 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Luke Bryan (Sept. 23)
Country artist Luke Bryan has been inescapable in recent years thanks to a series of smash hit songs. The "Huntin', Fishin', Lovin' Every Day" singer is embarking on a tour by the same name, which hits the Starplex Pavilion in Dallas on Sept. 23. Brett Eldredge and Granger Smith open the show.
Tickets cost $36-$84.75 and are currently via Live Nation.
KISS (Sept. 27)
This group needs no introduction, which is likely why they're helping the new Irving Music Factory kick off its inaugural season. We're also guessing the members will stop by Rock and Brews in The Colony, since it's owned by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
Tickets cost $32-$378 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Arcade Fire (Sept. 28)
Arcade Fire isn't a band that tours often or extensively, so local fans should feel lucky it announced a Dallas date on it's Infinite Content tour, which kicks off this fall. Arcade Fire will be at American Airlines Center in support of its fifth studio album, Everything Now, after it drops on July 28. Indie rockers Wolf Parade open the show.
Tickets go on sale June 9 via Ticketmaster.com.
The War on Drugs (Sept. 28)
It's been more than three years since Philadelphia rockers the War on Drugs released an album. But that changes this summer with A Deeper Understanding, the group's sixth studio album. Grab a copy on Aug. 25 before the Dallas concert at the Bomb Factory on Sept. 28.
Tickets cost $36 and are currently on sale via Ticketfly.
Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas (Sept. 29)
Two of hip-hop's greatest, Lauryn Hill and Nas, come to the new Irving Music Factory for a co-headlining tour in the fall. The two collaborated on "If I Ruled the World" in 1996. Reggae artist Chronixx opens the show.
Tickets cost $31-$355 and go on sale via Ticketmaster on June 2.
Father John Misty (Sept. 30)
Father John Misty isn't known for sugarcoating the awfulness in this world, but he has an aptitude for dressing reality in beautiful melodies. That holds true for the band's new album, Pure Comedy, which came out on April 7. Father John Misty brings its sounds live to the Bomb Factory on September 30 with support from Weyes Blood.
Tickets cost $36.50 and are currently available via Ticketfly.com.
Harry Styles (Oct. 10)
I know what you're thinking -- why would I got see the guy from One Direction? Answer: As a solo artist, Styles has come into his own, offering a mix of blues, rock and mellow pop tunes reminiscent of Brit pop-rockers that came before him. He hits the new Irving Music Factory on Oct. 10.
Tickets are only available on the resale market. They start at $311 on StubHub.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Oct. 21)
The legendary Bob Seger brings his Runaway Train Tour to Frisco -- you heard that right. He'll be playing with the Silver Bullet Band at the Dallas Cowboys practice facility, The Star, on the heels James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt. (Guess the latter can work out the venue's kinks?)
Tickets go on sale June 23 via Ticketmaster.
Lady Gaga (Dec. 8)
Lady Gaga took on the biggest stage in prime time television as halftime performer at Super Bowl LI, and you'd think that would suffice her touring appetite for a while. But the cult favorite pop star is headed on her Joanne World Tour, so named for a forthcoming album expected out in 2017. It comes to American Airlines Center in Dallas at the end of the year.
Tickets cost $50-$255 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.
Katy Perry (Jan. 14)
Yes, we're already talking about 2018. Global superstar Katy Perry is embarking on her first tour in more than two years to promote her new album Witness, which arrives June 9. You should know all the words by the time she hits American Airlines Center in Dallas on Jan. 14, 2018.
Tickets cost $50-$700 and are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.