Jersey 2022 summer concerts heating up with Foo Fighters, PNC Bank Arts Center, MetLife

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The 2022 outdoor summer concert season is heating up. The Foo Fighters, who were recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have announced 17 “marathon evenings of life-affirming rock communion.”

Area shows include July 17 at Citi Field in New York City and July 24 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Tickets for the shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 via Ticketmaster.com, with presales starting Tuesday, Nov. 30 via www.citientertainment.com.

Attendees must be fully vaccinated or have a recent negative test. Visit www.foofighters.com for more information.

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, shown performing April 18, 2018, in Austin, Texas.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters, shown performing April 18, 2018, in Austin, Texas.

In other news, an interesting double bill of Chicago and Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin have announced a summer of '22 tour with dates including July 11 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel; July 13 at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden; and July 15 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach. Presales begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, via www.citientertainment.com. The general on sale is 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, via ChicagoTheBand.com and BrianWilson.com.

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Wilson, of course, is the legendary founder of the Beach Boys. Before the summer tour, Chicago plays New Year's Eve at the Hard Rock Live in Atlantic City. Tickets start at $80 via Ticketmaster.com.

The Chicago-Brian Wilson double bill is the latest add to the PNC Bank Arts Center 2022 schedule. Announced shows include the Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour on June 14; Brooks and Dunn on June 17; Bil Burr on June 18; Tears for Fears on June 24; Steely Dan and Steve Winwood on June 30; 5 Seconds of Summer on July 10; Matchbox 20 on July 16; Backstreets Boys on July 19; Goo Goo Dolls on Aug. 13; Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire on Aug. 14; and Rod Stewart with Cheap Trick on Aug. 16.

Attendees of PNC Bank Arts Center shows must be fully vaccinated or have a recent negative test. Visit www.livenation.com for tickets or more information.

Scheduled for the BB&T stage are the Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour on June 23; Backstreet Boys on July 14; Matchbox Twenty on July 17; Goo Goo Dolls on Aug. 13; and Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire on Aug. 18. Visit www.livenation.com for more info.

In Asbury Park, the Deftones will play the Stone Pony Summer Stage on May 14. Gojira and Poppy are the openers. It's a rescheduled show, and tickets from the original date will be honored. Visit www.stoneponyonline.com for more info. Expect more Pony Summer Stage announcements in the coming months.

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford looks to be active in 2022. Coldplay on June 4 and 5; Elton John on July 23; Swedish House Mafia on Aug. 3; Kenny Chesney with Dan + Shay on Aug. 13; the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Strokes on Aug. 16; and Ramstein on Sept. 6 are slotted in for the summer. Visit www.metlifestadium.com for more information.

The Sea Hear Now returns Sept. 17 and 18 to Asbury Park. The lineup hasn't been announced yet. Pearl Jam and the Smashing Pumpkins headlined the most recent edition in September. Visit www.seahearnowfestival.com for more info.

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The second Barefoot Country Music Fest is scheduled for June 16 to 19 on the beach in Wildwood. Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line are playing, with more acts to be announced. Visit barefootcountrymusicfest.com for more info.

Finally, the Orange Loop Rock Festival is scheduled for June 10 to 12 in Atlantic City on three stages: the Orange Loop Amphitheater at 120 S. New York Ave., the Bourre nightclub and the Showboat Hotel.

The unannounced lineup promises to be all the hard rock and metal bands from the '80s and '90s you've banged your head to. Visit www.orangelooprockfest.com for more info.

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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; cjordan@app.com.

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