It’s shaping up to be the best summer on record for much live music with many of your favorite 80s stars on Tour.

Some acts from the 80s are staging their biggest concert tours ever!

Bon Jovi is set for a record breaking summer tour.

Classic 80s Pop icons Human League are joined by Belinda Carlisle, Dead or alive, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked eyes for The Regeneration Tour, an 80s Pop-Fest that’s going to be hard to beat. Not to be outdone, Cindi Lauper will partner up with The B-52s.

These are just two examples of hot live 80s music you can catch this summer.

I already have my tickets for Billy Idol, appearing with band-mate, Steve Stevens at a little brewery in Oregon.

This will be the fourth time I’ve seen Billy live.

It’s too bad I have to pick and choose.

The Journey/Cheap Trick/Heart Tour also sounds good to me!.

Damn! There’s too many to choose from.

Here’s the most complete list I could come up with:

Thanks and enjoy the the shows.

The Black Crowes

Blondie Blondie

Bon Jovi

Jimmy Buffet

Chicago/Doobie Brothers

Eric Clapton

Neil Diamond

Duran Duran

The Eagles

Foreigner/Bryan Adams

Herbie Hancock

Iron Maiden

Joan Jett

Billy Joel Billy Joel

Journey/Cheap Trick/Heart

Judas Priest

Mark Knopfler

Los Lobos

Aimee Mann – from Til Tuesday

John Mellencamp

George Michael

Steve Miller Band

New Kids on the Block

Tom Petty

Poison/Dokken/Sebastian Bach

The Police/Elvis Costello

Bonnie Rait

R.E.M.  R.E.M.

Rush

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band

Steely Dan

Rod Stewart

James Taylor

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Van Halen

Was (Not Was)

Wilco

X

Summer 2008 “Music All Day” Tours – 80s Music Festivals

Sasquatch! Festival – May 24-26 (3 Days) The Gorge at George – George, Wash.

Plan to Camp-Out at this One

Features R.E.M, The Cure and More

BamaJam Music and Arts Festival – June 5-7 (3 Days) Enterprise, Ala

Acts include Lynyrd Skynrd and ZZ Top

Rocklahoma – July 10-13 (4 Days) Pryor, OK

Over 96 bands and artists from the 80s. Wow!

Top acts include Poison’s Bret Michaels, Living Colour, Sebastian Bach

Mile High Festival – July 19-20 (2 Days) Denver, CO

Featuring Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood

Pemberton Festival – July 25-27 (3 Days) Pemberton, British Columbia, Canada

Acts include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails and more.

Below are the Total Package Events and Tours Scheduled for this summer. Here’s where you really get your money’s worth.

Crue Fest – Mothly Crue with Buck Cherry and more

Gigantour – Megadeth is joined by 4 other special guests

The Regeneration Tour – 80s pop stars, including Human League, Belinda Carlisle, Dead or Alive, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls and Naked Eyes.

True Colors – Cyndi Lauper, The B-52s, Erasure, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Indigo Girls and many more.

Well, that’s a good start on summer 80s entertainment. Enjoy the shows and check back here for updates.