Hot summer concerts: Top acts for every taste on tour

By John J. Moser | OF THE MORNING CALL
May 28, 2009

What recession? No one would know we’re in an economic crisis by the number of top music acts on the road this summer. Or maybe it’s because of the recession, and the need to boost revenues. Whatever the reason, summer brings a crowded concert season, with some tours already under way…

So if you have the money, there’s plenty out there this summer — and even some great shows if you don’t:

More ‘tween acts: The Jonas buzz is so strong, there’s lots of heat by association. Demi Lovato, 16, who opened for the brothers’ tour last summer (including a stop at Allentown Fair) and starred with the trio in last June’s Disney Channel movie ” Camp Rock,” is on a solo tour. Of course, it helps that Lovato stars on her own Disney show, ”Sonny With A Chance,” had a No. 2 album with her debut ”Don’t Forget” last year, and has ”American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta as her opening act. Her stock also is likely to rise with the June 26 release of the Disney Channel movie ”Princess Protection Program” and a new disc, still untitled, July 21. She stops June 22 at Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, on June 27 at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for Performing Arts, Aug. 21 at Hersheypark Amphitheatre and Aug. 22 at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City…

Source: Morning Call

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