Miami's Four Biggest Concerts of Summer
May 28, 2014 | by Chelsea Olson | Pursuits
Typically, Miami’s “season” ends by the time summer rolls around. But with big-name acts like Katy Perry and Beyoncé and Jay-Z (together!) rolling into town, things are just heating up.
Beyoncé and Jay Z at the Grammys was a mere preview of the spectacle "On the Run" is sure to be. (photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Waka Flocka Flame, Return of Flocka Tour, June 5, Grand Central Miami
After touring with Steve Aoki last year, Waka Flocka Flame is stepping out on his own for the Return of Flocka Tour in support of Flockavelli 2. No stranger to Miami, he’s picked a place that knows how to have a good time. Tickets are $20 each.
Cut Copy, Free Your Mind Tour, June 18, Grand Central Miami
The indie-electronic Aussie group Cut Copy returns to Miami after performing live at Ultra Music Festival earlier this spring as part of their tour for their fourth studio album, Free Your Mind. With Classixx, a DJ duo known for their remixes, as the opening act, expect a full-on indie dance party. Tickets are $30 each.
Beyoncé and Jay Z, On the Run Tour, June 25, Sun Life Stadium
It's happening! Miami is the first stop for Queen Bey and Hova's first-ever husband-and-wife tour. If the Grammy Awards were any indication of what's in store, we’re expecting quite the show from the industry’s biggest power couple. Wouldn't it be epic if Solange came on stage to squash all that elevator drama? Tickets begin at $58.20.
Katy Perry, The Prismatic World Tour, July 3, AmericanAirlines Arena
The North American leg of Katy Perry's tour for her fourth album, Prism, sees a portion of ticket proceeds benefiting Perry's favorite charities, including UNICEF, for which she is an ambassador. Icona Pop opened for her in Europe, and it looks like Capital Cities will be joining her for the U.S. portion. Expect "fireworks," especially given that the show is on the eve of Independence Day. Tickets begin at $60.75.
Cover shoot: Behind the scenes with Pitbull for the October 2014 issue of Ocean Drive magazine.