There are going to be so many great shows and concerts in the West Michigan area this spring and summer. The calendar starts to fill up in May with music and comedy.

Concerts:

An Evening with Steve Hackett Genesis Revisited - Seconds Out Plus More

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:30 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
Steve Hackett was the lead guitarist for Genesis from 1971 to 1977. He was on a total of six Genesis albums before he left to pursue a solo career. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010 as a member of Genesis.

Here is video of his encore from a show in Durham, NC on April 14th...

 

Journey Freedom Tour 2022 with special guest Toto

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 - 7:30 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Journey has a brand-new album, FREEDOM, for 2022. Since the group first started back in 1973, they have had 19 Top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their "Greatest Hits" album was certified 15 times-platinum, making Journey one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified. The song "Don't Stop Believin" has been streamed over one billion times.

Here is a video of Journey performing Live at Times Square for New Year's Eve this year...

 

Sting

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 8:00 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
This concert will take you “on a musical journey through time. You can expect to hear songs like “Fields of Gold,” “Shape of my Heart,” “Roxanne”, and “Demolition Man”. You will also hear some of his hits when he was with The Police, including “Every Breath You Take,” “Roxanne,” “Message In A Bottle” and more. His special guest for the concert will be Joe Sumner -- his son!

Here is Sting's official video for "Fields of Gold"...

 

Earth, Wind & Fire

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Earth, Wind & Fire has had eight #1 hits and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide and released 23 albums. Eight of those albums went Double Platinum and hit the Top 10. They have also won an impressive nine Grammy Awards including one for Lifetime Achievement in 2012. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Here is the official music video for "September"...

 

Patti Labelle

(SOLD OUT) Friday, May 20, 2022 - 8 pm - Firekeepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI
Patti Labelle is known as the Godmother of Soul. She has been singing classic rhythm and blues renditions, pop standards and spiritual sonnets since the 1960s. Her many popular hits include “Lady Marmalade”, “You are My Friend,” “On My Own,” “If Only You Knew,” “New Attitude” and “Stir It Up.”

Here is the official music video for "New Attitude"...

 

Rick Springfield

Saturday, May 28, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI
Rick Springfield has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” "I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” He’s also an accomplished actor who has starred opposite Meryl Streep in the feature film “Ricki and the Flash,” and is also remembered for his role on "General Hospital" as Dr. Noah Drake.

Here is the official music video for "Jessie's Girl"...

 

REO Speedwagon & Styx Live and Unzoomed with special guest Loverboy

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 6:45 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
It's been four long years since legendary rockers REO Speedwagon and Styx joined forces for a summer co-headlining tour. Joining them for this tour will be the band Loverboy.

Here is a video the bands put out promoting the tour...

 

Comedy:

If you are looking for some laughs, there are some great comedy shows coming up the last half of the month.

Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour
Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 7 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

Patton Oswalt Live: Who’s Ready to Laugh?
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 7 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

Carrot Top
Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI

Tom Segura I’m Coming Everywhere World Tour
Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 6 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

Steve Martin & Martin Short - You Won’t Believe What They Look Like Today!
Friday, May 27, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

 

Wrestling:

And for fans of the WWE, there is even an event for you...

WWE Smackdown
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 7:45 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

 

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