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Pink visiting baseball stadiums in summer

Lizzo, Foreigner also set dates for 2023

Pink will embark on her Summer Carnival tour in 2023.

Chris Hupe

Whatzup Features Writer

Published November 23, 2022

She’s known for her acrobatic, Cirque du Soleil-type concerts. Now she’s about to embark on a tour which will see her performing at the biggest venues in which she has ever performed. 

Yep, Pink has announced a stadium tour for 2023. 

Following a European tour and stop in Toronto, the three-time Grammy winner brings her Summer Carnival tour to Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati on July 26, Wrigley Field in Chicago on Aug. 12, and Comerica Park in Detroit on Aug. 16. 

Brandi Carlile, Grouplove, and KidCutUp will open the Cincinnati and Detroit shows, while Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo replace Carlile in Chicago. 

Pink has not announced any forthcoming album, which usually accompanies such a grandiose tour, but she did put out her first new music in a while with the recent release of the single, “Never Gonna Not Dance Again.”

Lizzo adds Chicago, Cleveland

Lizzo has announced a new leg of her 2023 North American tour in support of her latest album, Special, released in July. 

The newly announced 17-date run will see Lizzo visit cities she didn’t hit on the initial run of Special shows, including Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on May 12 and United Center in Chicago on May 17. 

Special is the follow-up to her hugely successful 2019 release Cuz I Love You, which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and garnered eight Grammy nominations, the most for any artist that year. 

Sonic Temple fest returns

While no artists have been announced, the return of the Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, was announced for Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28. 

The highly successful hard rock festival took a break during COVID shutdowns and did not return last year either, but it promises to be back better than ever in 2023. Artist announcements are expected to come in the next few weeks.

Foreigner sets final shows

Foreigner have announced a farewell tour that is set to launch July 6 in Alpharetta, Georgia. 

The band behind many iconic songs like “I Want To Know What Love Is,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Urgent,” and five more Top 10 hits is calling it quits, but not before one final trip. 

“Many years ago, I wrote a song called ‘Feels Like the First Time,’ and today we are launching one last worldwide tour,” said Mick Jones, leader, founder, and sole remaining original member of the band. “We will be presenting a show that I know will have the same enthusiasm as our very first appearances. The tour will start this summer in America, and we hope to get to every place that we have played over the last several years. 

“While I’m sure our fans will have mixed feelings about the end of the road for the band, I know our shows are going to delight audiences everywhere.”

“The time has come,” lead singer Kelly Hansen said. “I’m sure there may be occasions when we’ll do some special appearances, but I think the time is coming for us to live off the road.” 

The first leg of the tour will feature Loverboy in the opening slot when Foreigner come to Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville on July 21; Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in the Chicago suburb of Tinley Park, Illinois, on July 22; Blossom Music Center near Cleveland on July 24; and Pine Knob Music Theatre outside Detroit on Aug. 30.

Road Notes covers concerts within driving distance of Northeast Indiana. Send your news items to info@whatzup.com.

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