Who do You Want to See Perform in Bangor this Summer?
Tours are starting to be announced for the summer months. Bangor has two big shows on the schedule, with more to come. Who do you hope to see this summer?
Preparations for the upcoming concert season on the Bangor Waterfront are underway, even durring this wild Maine winter. The Maine Savings Amphitheater will host tour stops from the Foo Fighters and Keith Urban this summer. So far, the two shows are the only ones on the schedule. Being February, we can only assume that more concert announcements are coming soon.
That makes us wonder, who do you hope will come to Bangor?
Recently, Luke Bryan announced a headlining trek around the country. The "Up" singer will hit the road in June on the Raised Up Right Tour with Riley Green and Mitchell Tenpenny. The closest stop to Maine is two nights stop in Gilford, New Hampshire. The shows at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion are set for July 28, and 29. The schedule certainly has room for a Maine date, as the tour starts on June 9. The next date is nearly a month later on July 7, which makes us wonder if more dates are coming. Luke was in Bangor last summer.
Kenny Chesney just added more dates to his Here And Now Tour. The trek does have a New England date, matter of fact two. A two-night stop at Gillette Stadium is set for August 26 and 27, 2022. Opening for the "Knowing You" singer is Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Carley Pearce. We certainly overdue for a visit from Kenny. His last show in Bangor was back in 2018.
Speaking of long overdue shows, can we get a visit from The Chief? It's been five years, and three albums, since Eric Church was in Bangor. The "Heart on Fire" singer returned to touring after COVID sidelined concerts with his Gather Again Tour. The closest stop to Maine was a show at SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was last in Bangor back in 2017, as he closed out the summer concert season with a packed show on the waterfront.
More big tours include Thomas Rhett and Morgan Wallen, who will both stop-down for two nights at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Wallen's tour is nearly completely sold-out, even after adding more dates due to ticket demand. Resale tickets are available, but are selling for A LOT more than the original price. Could even more dates be added to their tours? We hope so. Thomas was also in Bangor last summer. Morgan made his Bangor debut back in 2019, when he opened for Florida Georgia Line on their Can't Say I Ain't Country Tour.