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Spring Festivals and Full-Length Albums Live - Rockstar Alumni Concert Calendar

As Biz Markie (a Rockstar soundtrack alumni himself via San Andreas' Playback FM) once bellowed - it's spring again. In addition to the trees and grass lookin' fresh, this also means the weather is getting ripe for music festival season and worldwide tours. The eclectic radio stations of GTA's past are well represented at Memphis' Beale Street Music Festival in May featuring Alice in Chains, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Smashing Pumpkins, Hall & Oates, ZZ Top and much more. The Keys will also be playing the historic New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival along with San Andreas' Willie Nelson, Earth Wind & Fire from Vice City Stories and Gary Clark Jr from Walton's Bar in Max Payne 3. 
 
For those digging the growing trend of bands performing full classic albums live, there are a few fun options amongst Rockstar alumni this spring. Radio X's Living Colour are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album Vivid (including the seminal smash "Cult of Personality") by performing it top to bottom on their current tour. Vice City's YES have gone two steps further by performing The Yes AlbumClose to the Edge and Going for the One to completion (though due to time constraints, they'll only be performing the first two at certain venues). Most interesting perhaps is the case of Queensrÿche - having parted ways last year, Geoff Tate's version of the band is currently playing their 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime in full. If mixing it up is more your speed, the other original members are on tour playing the hits - likely including "Queen of the Reich" from Vice City Stories.
 
Here's a wide variety of shows across the continents through the end of May - if you make it out to any or if you have others you know of, shout them out in the comments section...
 
Aerosmith ("Lord of the Thighs" on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
4/28 Sydney, NSW, AU @ ANZ Stadium
5/01 Boondall, QLD, AU @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5/04 Melbourne, VIC, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
5/08 Passay, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
5/11 Jakarta, ID @ Jakarta International Expo
 
Alice in Chains (“Them Bones” on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
4/30 Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
5/01 Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
5/05 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/05 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campground
5/07 Bethlehem, PA @ Sand Bethlehem Event Center
5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Liberty Memorial (Rockfest 2013)
5/14 Sioux Falls, SD @ W.h. Lyon Fairgrounds (Krrofest)
5/15 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Eagles Club
5/21 Fort Wayne, IN @ Embassy Theatre
5/22 Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at the Centre
5/24 Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theater 
5/25 Pryor, OK @ Rocklahoma Festival 2013
 
Big Daddy Kane (“Warm It Up, Kane” on Playback FM in GTA: San Andreas)
4/25 London, UK @ Jazz Café
4/26 Liverpool, UK @ Liverpool East Village Arts Club
5/06 Glasgow, UK @ 02 ABC 2 (with Masta Ace)
 
Bloc Party ("Mercury" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles and “Banquet [Phone Disco Edit]" in Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix)
5/17 Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
5/20 Helotes, TX @ Josabis Amphitheatre
5/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
5/24 Portland, OR @ McMenamin’s Crystal Ballroom
5/28 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
5/29 Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theatre
5/30 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
 
Bon Jovi (“Wanted Dead or Alive” on Liberty Rock Radio in GTAIV)
4/25 San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
5/07 Cape Town, ZA @ Cape Town Stadium
5/11 Johannesburg, ZA @ FNB Stadium
5/14 Sofia, BG @ Vasil Levski Stadium
5/17 Vienna , AT @ Trabrennbahn Krieau
5/18 Munich, DE @ Olympiastadion
5/18 Suttgart, DE @ Cannstatter Wasen
5/21 Oslo, NO @ Vallehovin Stadium
5/22 Bergen, NO @ Bergenhus Festning
5/24 Stockholm, SE Stockholm Stadium
5/26 Tampere, FI @ Ratina Stadium
 
George Clinton (DJ The Funktipus and "Loopzilla" on Bounce FM in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
4/27 Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
5/03 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
5/05 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/24 Mashantucket, CT @ MGM Grand Theater @ Foxwoods
 
Ghostface Killah (Title track in Chinatown Wars)
4/25 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
4/26 Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub
4/27 Manchester, NH @ The Shaskeen (with Sheek Louch)
4/28 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
5/01 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
5/02 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
5/03 Columbus, OH @ A and R Music Bar
5/04 Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/05 Syracuse, NY @ Westcott Theater
5/07 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
5/08 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
5/09 Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
5/12 Philadelphia, PA @ The Blockley
5/14 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
5/16 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/17 Asheville, NC @ Asheville Music Hall
5/19 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
5/20 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
5/22 Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
 
Jamie Lidell (“Compass [Red Dead On Arrival Version]" in Red Dead Redemption)
 
Jane's Addiction ("Been Caught Stealing" on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5//11 Napa, CA @ Bottlerock 2013
 
Living Colour (“Cult of Personality” on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5/03 New Orleans, LA @ Blue Nile
5/05 New Orleans, LA @ Howlin’ Wolf
 
Major Lazer (“Jump Up” on Electro-Choc in GTAIV)
4/25 Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
4/26 Rouen, FR @ Le 106
4/27 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
4/29 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli Oudegracht
5/01 Sheffield, UK @ Plug
5/02 Oxford, UK @ 02 Academy Oxford
5/03 Bristol, UK @ 02 Academy Bristol
5/04 London, UK @ Roundhouse
5/07 Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
5/08 Zürich, CH @ Maag Halle
5/09 Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
5/10 Bologna, IT @ Link 
5/11 Marseilles, FR @ Cabaret Aléatoire
5/14 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
5/15 Warsaw, PL @ Palladium
5/16 Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
 
Mobb Deep ("Shook Ones" on the Liberty Jam in GTA: Liberty City Stories and "Dirty New Yorker" in GTAIV)
5/09 Chicago, IL @ Double Door
5/11 Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen
5/14 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
5/16 Portland, OR @ Mt. Tabor Theater
5/17 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge (with Alchemist)
5/18 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
5/21 Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
5/22 Santa Ana, CA @ The Yost Theater
5/23 Hollywood, CA @ Tru Hollywood
5/24 La Jolla, CA @ The Stage @ Porters Pub
5/25 Tempe, AZ @ Club Red/Red Owl
 
Nas (“War is Necessary” on The Beat 102.7 in GTAIV and "Sly Fox" and "Hero" in Midnight Club: Los Angeles)
4/28 Brisbane, QLD, AU @ Riverstage (Movement Festival 2013)
5/03 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
5/04 Honolulu, HI @ The Republik
 
Queensryche (“Queen of the Reich” on V-Rock in GTA: Vice City Stories)
5/17 St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theatre (Geoff Tate's version)
 
Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage" on Radio X in GTA: San Andreas)
5/03 Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
5/05 Concord, NC @ Rock City Campground
5/07 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
5/08 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
5/10 Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
5/11 Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
5/12 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/14 West Long Branch, NJ @ The MAC at Monmouth University
5/15 Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/17 Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
5/21 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
5/22 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
5/24 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
5/25 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
5/26 Dallas, TX @ The Palladium Ballroom
5/28 Broomfield, CO @ 1stBANK Center
 
Tesla (“Cumin’ Atcha Live” on V-Rock in GTA: Vice City)
5/05 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
5/10 Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino
5/11 Lincoln City, OR @ Chinook Winds Casino
5/17 Tacoma, WA @ Emerald Queen Casino
5/18 Airway Heights, WA @ Northern Quest Casino
 
The Black Crowes (“Remedy” on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
4/25 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
4/27 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s BBQ
4/28 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/01 Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
5/03 West Palm Beach, FL @ Sunfest Music Festival 2013
5/09 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival 2013
5/17 – 5/18 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival 2013 
5/19 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
5/21 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
5/23 Lake Charles, LA @ L’Auberge du Lac Casino & Resort
5/28 Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center Theatre
5/31 North Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge, Harrah’s Casino
 
The Black Keys (“Strange Times” on Radio Broker in GTAIV)
4/28 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
4/30 Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
5/03 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
5/10 Napa, CA @ Bottle Rock Festival 2013
 
The Smashing Pumpkins (“1979” on Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 in GTAIV)
5/02 St Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre
5/03 Tampa, FL @ Funshine Music Festival
5/07 Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
5/08 Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Amphitheater
5/10 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Amphitheater
5/13 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
5/14 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
5/15 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center
 
Toots & The Maytals ("Funky Kingston" and "Pressure Drop" on K-Jah West in GTA: San Andreas & "54-46 Was My Number" on RamJam FM GTAIV)
5/19 Westhampton Beach, NY @ Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
5/20 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern On Stage
5/24 Salisbury, MA @ Blue Ocean Music Hall
5/29 Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head Tavern On Stage
5/31 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
 
Willie Nelson ("Crazy" on K-Rose in GTA: San Andreas)
4/28 Austin, TX @ The Backyard at Bee Cave
4/30 Estero, FL @ Germain Arena
5/01 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/02 The Villages, FL @ Savannah Center at The Villages
5/03 New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/04 Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
5/06 Evansville, IN @ Aiken Theatre at The Centre
5/07 Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
5/08 Kalamazoo, MI @ The State Theatre
5/15 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
5/16 Mitchell, SD @ Corn Palace
5/18 Onamia, MN @ Grand Casino Mille Lacs
 
Yes (“Owner of a Lonely Heart” on Flash FM in GTA: VC)
5/23 São Paulo, BR @ HSBC Arena
5/24 São Paulo, BR @ HSBC Arena
5/25 Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Vivo Rio
5/26 Porto Alegre, BR @ Teatro Bourbon
5/28 Santiago, CL @ Teatro Caupolican
5/30 Buenos Aires, AR @ Luna Park
 

 


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