Touring Roundup: Joan Jett, Dream Theater Plan Cincinnati Concerts

Here are the latest Rock, Soul and Metal announcements.

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Cincinnati diversifies the genres represented at live concerts this year with the latest Rock, Soul and Metal announcements. Below, check out who's coming soon to the Queen City.

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, Aug. 27, PNC Pavilion

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame groups will co-headline a tour that includes a stop in Cincinnati this August. The iconic performers with Rock and Punk roots will hit the road for the first time since the pandemic, striving to get back to performing 150 shows a year, they say in a release. Tickets for the Cincinnati show will go on sale at 10 a.m. July 30 on and the PNC Pavilion Box Office.

Below, watch Jett perform her hits with Miley Cyrus during this year's Super Bowl festivities.

Erykah Badu, Nov. 5, Heritage Bank Center

The Grammy Award-winning singer, who has become widely known as the “queen of Neo-Soul,” is coming back to the Queen City to celebrate multiple albums: her debut album Mama’s Gun, which turned 20 last year; the 10th anniversary of New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh; and the fifth anniversary of But You Caint Use My Phone. Goodie Mob and Scarface will open for Badu. Tickets are available now at Read CityBeat’s article about Erykah Badu.

Neal Francis, Nov. 11, Taft Theatre

The artist who started his studio music career with the Ohio-based label Karma Chief Records is bringing back the vintage sound of 1970s Soul and Rock. After touring Europe since the age of 18, Francis has returned to the United States, with a planned stop in Cincinnati as a part of his tour. Tickets will be available at noon July 30 on and the Taft Theatre Box Office.

Dream Theater, Dec. 3, Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center

The Metal band that rose to prominence in the 1990s will begin its “Top of the World Tour” in the fall, celebrating the release of an upcoming album that will be released in October. Tickets for the Cincinnati show will be available at 10 a.m. July 30 on and

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