The microphone-twirling lead singer of The Who will be hosting a concert for Teen Cancer America and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Joining the rock icon will be Wynnewood-native Joan Jett and the Blackhearts for one of the coolest benefit shows around. Expect plenty of hits from The Who and more. Monday, July 28th, 7:30p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad Street.
Leon Russell has worked with countless chart-topping artists during his time as a studio musician. Despite having worked on six gold albums, Russell's solo talent as a musician is underrated. The recent Rock ’N' Roll Hall of Fame inductee has been in the business for over five decades, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Tuesday, July 29th, 8 p.m., Sellersville Theater 24 W Temple Avenue.
The duo of Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, plucked straight from ’90s hard-rock heaven, are set to take the stage across the river this week. The digitally laced rock of Nine Inch Nails, along with the great catalog of hits from both groups, should make for a solid show. Check out the latest from NIN here. Wednesday, July 30th, 7 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center, The Victor Building, 1 Market Street #2B.
Thursday: The Fray ($49.50-$79.50)
Sky-rocketing to success with their Coldplay-esque piano rock and constant radio/television play a few years back, The Fray have been releasing consistently well-received music since. With a number of Billboard Charting albums and the mega-hit single "How to Save a Life" in their repertoire, these guys know how to put on a show. Thursday, July 31st, 8 p.m., Sands Bethlehem Event Center, 77 Sands Boulevard.
No stranger to controversy, the brutally honest Keyshia Cole's stinging and open lyrics are only part of her popularity. The Grammy-nominated singer will be playing an intimate show at the TLA, possibly playing songs from her newest album, She. Here is a preview. Friday, August 1st, 8 p.m., Theater of Living Arts, 334 South Street.
Saturday: Miley Cyrus ($49.50-$89.50)
Hate her or love her, Miley Cyrus' public transformation from child star to controversy magnet has made her one of the most talked-about pop stars events in the last few years. Expect countless WTF moments when she takes the stage at Wells Fargo Center this weekend. Saturday, August 2nd, 7 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St.
Covered in paint, Gene Simmons and company are the flamboyant and theatrical faces of one of hard rocks most influential acts. A KISS show is more than just about the music, the famed antics of the group include fire breathing, smoking guitars and this guys' tongue. The members of KISS still rock the classic look and are dedicated to delivering the same KISS experience people expect. Combine that with the classics from Def Leppard and this show is a must-see for any fan of classic rock. Sunday, August 3rd, 7 p.m., Susquehanna Bank Center, The Victor Building, 1 Market Street #2B.