Reviews of Lady Gaga’s current tour, artRave: The ARTPOP Ball, have been mixed (not enough songs from Born This Way?), but none of that matters to Gaga fans, who are excited about her upcoming album of jazz standards with Tony Bennett. Gaga returns to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 19 ($38-$203).
PARTY LIKE IT’S 1994
Do you know where you were on March 8, 1994? Fans were queuing up for new releases by Nine Inch Nails (The Downward Spiral) and Soundgarden (Superunknown). Now, the bands have teamed up for a co-headlining summer tour, which hits Axis at Planet Hollywood on July 19 ($80-$125).
ON SALE NOW
I’m well aware the Strokes may never recapture the perfection of Is This It, but rather than penalizing subsequent albums for not living up to that brilliant debut, I’ve learned to enjoy their current work. Call it fate, call it karma. The Strokes will light up the Chelsea on August 20 ($75-$125).