January 17, 2023

All the concerts coming soon to Orlando we're most excited for

From indie-rock to stoner metal to post-punk to Americana classics, the upcoming slew of live music coming to Orlando is sure to have something for everybody. There's festival lineups, big-name world tours and long-awaited returns to the City Beautiful (Bruce Springsteen and Janet Jackson, to name just a couple). Here are some of the shows and live music events we're most looking forward to this upcoming spring.

And remember, beloved concertgoers and live music enthusiasts, ear protection is always cool.
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Death Cab for Cutie
Hard Rock Live, Feb. 2
Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie will be treading the boards throughout the U.S. to celebrate both recent album Asphalt Meadows and the 20th anniversary of breakthrough record Transatlanticism. Orlando is an early stop on this jaunt, with only one other Florida date on the books in St. Pete. Tickets are available online.
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Death Cab for Cutie

Hard Rock Live, Feb. 2
Indie-rockers Death Cab for Cutie will be treading the boards throughout the U.S. to celebrate both recent album Asphalt Meadows and the 20th anniversary of breakthrough record Transatlanticism. Orlando is an early stop on this jaunt, with only one other Florida date on the books in St. Pete. Tickets are available online.
Goo Goo Dolls, 3 Doors Down and more
Universal Orlando, Feb. 4-March 5
Universal Orlando has unveiled the lineup of their Mardi Gras celebration series of concerts starting next month — and it's a multigenerational crew of chart-toppers. The stacked lineup includes: Patti LaBelle (Feb. 4), JVKE (Feb. 10), Goo Goo Dolls (Feb. 11), Maren Morris (Feb. 18), Willow (Feb. 19), 3 Doors Down (Feb. 25), Sean Paul (March 4) and Lauren Daigle (March 5). The concerts are free with paid park admission on the appointed day. 
Photo via Goo Goo Dolls/Facebook
Goo Goo Dolls/Facebook

Goo Goo Dolls, 3 Doors Down and more

Universal Orlando, Feb. 4-March 5
Universal Orlando has unveiled the lineup of their Mardi Gras celebration series of concerts starting next month — and it's a multigenerational crew of chart-toppers. The stacked lineup includes: Patti LaBelle (Feb. 4), JVKE (Feb. 10), Goo Goo Dolls (Feb. 11), Maren Morris (Feb. 18), Willow (Feb. 19), 3 Doors Down (Feb. 25), Sean Paul (March 4) and Lauren Daigle (March 5). The concerts are free with paid park admission on the appointed day.
Photo via Goo Goo Dolls/Facebook
Bruce Springsteen
Amway Center, Feb. 5
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band comes to Florida in early February to kick off their U.S. tour, the first time the group has played a Sunshine State show since 2016’s The River tour. Tickets are available now.
Photo via Bruce Springsteen/Facebook
Bruce Springsteen/Facebook

Bruce Springsteen

Amway Center, Feb. 5
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band comes to Florida in early February to kick off their U.S. tour, the first time the group has played a Sunshine State show since 2016’s The River tour. Tickets are available now.
Photo via Bruce Springsteen/Facebook
Neko Case
Plaza Live, Feb. 9
Americana legend Neko Case has a date with Florida set for her upcoming 2023 tour — and this show has the unique attraction  of Patty Griffin as a co-headliner. Case is hitting the road in January of next year for a string of dates, with the penultimate gig at Orlando's Plaza Live. Case will be featuring songs from her latest album, Hell-On, which she says represents her "best self." Tickets are available now through AXS.
Photo via Death Cab for Cutie/Facebook
Neko Case/Facebook

Neko Case

Plaza Live, Feb. 9
Americana legend Neko Case has a date with Florida set for her upcoming 2023 tour — and this show has the unique attraction of Patty Griffin as a co-headliner. Case is hitting the road in January of next year for a string of dates, with the penultimate gig at Orlando's Plaza Live. Case will be featuring songs from her latest album, Hell-On, which she says represents her "best self." Tickets are available now through AXS.
Photo via Death Cab for Cutie/Facebook
Dru Hill and friends
Additional Financial Arena, Feb. 17
A quartet of R&B heavyweights are teaming up next month to bring a night of "Love & Laughter" to Orlando. Headliners Dru Hill (with Sisqó!), Silk, Sunshine Anderson and Changing Faces converge on Additional Financial Arena near UCF next month for a one-off show with hits to spare. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Photo via Silk/Facebook
Silk/Facebook

Dru Hill and friends

Additional Financial Arena, Feb. 17
A quartet of R&B heavyweights are teaming up next month to bring a night of "Love & Laughter" to Orlando. Headliners Dru Hill (with Sisqó!), Silk, Sunshine Anderson and Changing Faces converge on Additional Financial Arena near UCF next month for a one-off show with hits to spare. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
Photo via Silk/Facebook
Rise Against, Parkway Drive and more
Central Florida Fairgrounds, Feb. 18-19
HeartSupport Fest is bringing the likes of Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Underoath and Silverstein to the Fairgrounds in February. The two-day festival of metal and hard rock has been put together by August Burns Red singer Jake Luhrs to benefit his nonprofit HeartSupport. The lineup announced so far features Parkway Drive, Underoath, Memphis May Fire, Rise Against, the Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights and, of course, August Burns Red among others. One-day and weekend passes are available now. 
Photo via Rise Against/Facebook
Rise Against/Facebook

Rise Against, Parkway Drive and more

Central Florida Fairgrounds, Feb. 18-19
HeartSupport Fest is bringing the likes of Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Underoath and Silverstein to the Fairgrounds in February. The two-day festival of metal and hard rock has been put together by August Burns Red singer Jake Luhrs to benefit his nonprofit HeartSupport. The lineup announced so far features Parkway Drive, Underoath, Memphis May Fire, Rise Against, the Ghost Inside, Spiritbox, Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights and, of course, August Burns Red among others. One-day and weekend passes are available now.
Photo via Rise Against/Facebook
John Mellencamp
Dr. Phillips Center, Feb. 18-19
Singer John Mellencamp’s “Live and In Person 2023 Tour” kicks off in early February and will stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for two nights. The tour is notable in that the majority of shows are multiple-night stands in a city, allowing for a little bit more intimacy and proximity to Mellencamp. He’ll be in Orlando Feb. 18 and 19.
Photo via John Mellencamp/Facebook
John Mellencamp/Facebook

John Mellencamp

Dr. Phillips Center, Feb. 18-19
Singer John Mellencamp’s “Live and In Person 2023 Tour” kicks off in early February and will stop at the Dr. Phillips Center for two nights. The tour is notable in that the majority of shows are multiple-night stands in a city, allowing for a little bit more intimacy and proximity to Mellencamp. He’ll be in Orlando Feb. 18 and 19.
Photo via John Mellencamp/Facebook
Emmylou Harris
The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Feb. 19
Iconic country music vocalist and singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris stops in The Villages next month for “An Evening with Emmylou Harris.” Through a 40-year career, Country Music Hall of Fame induction, 25 albums and countless awards, Harris’s influence has spanned generations. The show takes place at The Sharon at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $95 and are available online now. 
Photo via Emmylou Harris/Facebook
Emmylou Harris/Facebook

Emmylou Harris

The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, Feb. 19
Iconic country music vocalist and singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris stops in The Villages next month for “An Evening with Emmylou Harris.” Through a 40-year career, Country Music Hall of Fame induction, 25 albums and countless awards, Harris’s influence has spanned generations. The show takes place at The Sharon at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $95 and are available online now.
Photo via Emmylou Harris/Facebook
Big Thief
The Beacham, Feb. 20
Indie-rock band Big Thief is stopping in Orlando on Feb. 20 as part of their upcoming world tour. Big Thief's newest release, double LP Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, explores the band's deepest and most resonant sound to date. Conveying themes of chosen family and individual growth, DNWMIBIY offers the listeners a reflectively wistful and earnest account of everything Big Thief has to offer. Tickets are available here. 
Photo via Big Thief/Facebook
Big Thief/Facebook

Big Thief

The Beacham, Feb. 20
Indie-rock band Big Thief is stopping in Orlando on Feb. 20 as part of their upcoming world tour. Big Thief's newest release, double LP Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, explores the band's deepest and most resonant sound to date. Conveying themes of chosen family and individual growth, DNWMIBIY offers the listeners a reflectively wistful and earnest account of everything Big Thief has to offer. Tickets are available here.
Photo via Big Thief/Facebook
Weedeater
Will’s Pub, Feb. 27
The stoner metal group from North Carolina, Weedeater, takes Will’s Pub near downtown Orlando Feb. 27. Although Weedeater’s latest album, Goliathan, came out almost eight years ago, the band has been steady in playing festivals and touring.  Tickets are on sale now. 
Photo via Weedeater/Bandcamp
Weedeater/Bandcamp

Weedeater

Will’s Pub, Feb. 27
The stoner metal group from North Carolina, Weedeater, takes Will’s Pub near downtown Orlando Feb. 27. Although Weedeater’s latest album, Goliathan, came out almost eight years ago, the band has been steady in playing festivals and touring. Tickets are on sale now.
Photo via Weedeater/Bandcamp