1: Van Halen. Sept. 15, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre.
Despite all the antics and creative rifts between him and the band over the years, is there any more compelling frontman than David Lee Roth? The howling, high-kicking lead singer is back with his buds in the legendary California hard-rock band — including crazy-fingered guitarist Eddie Van Halen — for another tour, powering through iconic hits including Runnin’ With the Devil, Jamie’s Cryin’, You Really Got Me, Dance the Night Away, Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love, Beautiful Girls, Jump, I’ll Wait, Hot for Teacher, Panama and more, plus a few tracks from the 2012 album, A Different Kind of Truth.
2: Kelly Clarkson. Sept. 17, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre.
Note: Clarkson announced on September 12 that her Florida shows were canceled. Perhaps the most successful and most deserving of all the American Idols, Clarkson epitomizes the powerhouse pop-diva vocalist with a range that rivals the all-time greats. She brings her Piece by Piece Tour in support of her seventh studio album, featuring the hits Heartbeat Song and Invincible. You’ll also hear classics including Miss Independent, Since U Been Gone, Breakaway, Because of You, My Life Would Suck Without You, Mr. Know It All and Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).
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3: Luke Bryan. Sept. 19-20, Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre.
The current king of country, who was crowned both ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year, brings his Kick the Dust Up Tour to town for two nights in support of the first single from his fifth studio album, Kill the Lights. The party-happy Bryan is also sure to crank out his No. 1 hits Drink a Beer, Crash My Party, That’s My Kind of Night, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye and I Don’t Want This Night to End, among many others.
4: Janet Jackson. Sept. 20, AmericanAirlines Arena; March 9, BB&T Center.
All of you hardcore Janet fans wondering what Miss Jackson has done for you lately can stop grumbling and rejoice in her first tour in more than four years in support of her 11th studio album, Unbreakable, featuring the quiet-storm single No Sleeep. You’re also likely to hear mega-hits including Nasty, Control, What Have You Done for Me Lately, Let’s Wait Awhile, All for You, When I Think of You, If, Together Again, Miss You Much and Rhythm Nation.
5: Kraftwerk. Sept. 29, Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
Love DJs, nightclubs and electronic music? Here’s one of that entire scene’s pioneers, formed in 1970. And now, the German band known as the man-machine that influenced just about every synth-based group to follow treats its fans to a dazzling 3-D multimedia experience, featuring hits such as Computer Love, Autobahn, The Robots, Tour de France, The Model, Pocket Calculator and Trans-Europe Express.
6: Buddy Guy. Oct. 15, Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Chicago blues guitarist and living legend who was a major influence on the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan — received a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and recently proved he’s still got the magic touch by sitting in with Jimmy Fallon’s super-cool house band, The Roots. Now, the 79-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer performs in support of his new album, the aptly named Born to Play Guitar.
7: Taylor Swift. Oct. 27, AmericanAirlines Arena.
No artist has dominated the charts over the past five years like this humble, country-crossover pop princess named after singer-songwriter James Taylor. Turn on Top 40 radio and you’re likely to hear a Taylor Swift song within 30 minutes, whether it’s Shake It Off, You Belong With Me, I Knew You Were Trouble, Mean, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Style, Blank Space and her latest, Bad Blood.
8: Chris Cornell. Oct. 29, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Lead singer of the pioneering ’90s Seattle grunge band Soundgarden — whose voice is considered one of the best in rock history — proves he has much more to offer than growls and howls with his fifth solo album, Higher Truth, an acoustic effort inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians such as Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles. Cornell will perform his new single, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, plus classic tracks from his time with Soundgarden (Black Hole Sun), Temple of the Dog (Hunger Strike) and Audioslave.
9: Daryl Hall & John Oates. Nov. 28, Hard Rock Live Arena at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
The top-selling duo in music history — yes, you read that right — brings its Motown-influenced sweet harmonies, intricate melodies and pop craftsmanship for a nostalgic journey through timeless hits including Sara Smile, She’s Gone, Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), Maneater, Out of Touch, One on One, You Make My Dreams, Say It Isn’t So and Method of Modern Love.
10: Madonna. Jan. 23-24, AmericanAirlines Arena. Who else but the Queen of Pop, who has influenced — even controlled — pop culture since she burst onto the music scene in the early ’80s, could release a song titled Bitch, I’m Madonna without raising an eyebrow? The Material Girl sweeps into town for two nights in support of her 13th studio album, Rebel Heart, on which she worked with electronic-music producers Diplo and Avicii to keep up with musical trends. Of course, Madonna’s also got a treasure trove of tried-and-true hits to choose from, including Holiday, Like a Virgin, Vogue, Into the Groove, Express Yourself, La Isla Bonita, Like a Prayer, Ray of Light, Music, Hung Up and countless more.