Rukkus picks the Top 10 Soul Summer Tours of 2014

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    The good folks at Rukkus have sent to us their picks for the Top 10 Summer Soul Music Tours. What do you think? 

    Summer is here, and there is no better time of the year to get out and see some live music. Here is a list of the Top 10 Summer Soul Tours of 2014!

    By Jason Schellhardt of Rukkus

    10. Earth Wind & Fire

    Nothing says “summer” like getting out to experience the mighty elements. Earth, Wind & Fire are on a full-scale national tour that will keep fans dancing through September.

     

    9. Smokey Robinson

     

    The good folks at Rukkus have sent to us their picks for the Top 10 Summer Soul Music Tours. What do you think? 

    Summer is here, and there is no better time of the year to get out and see some live music. Here is a list of the Top 10 Summer Soul Tours of 2014!

    By Jason Schellhardt of Rukkus

    10. Earth Wind & Fire

    Nothing says “summer” like getting out to experience the mighty elements. Earth, Wind & Fire are on a full-scale national tour that will keep fans dancing through September.

     

    9. Smokey Robinson

     

    The Motown legend has been hard at work on his upcoming album, Smokey and Friends. Luckily, he is making some time to hit the road this summer.

    8. John Legend

    Though he has mastered the art of the modern ballad, John Legend’s live shows are funkier than you might expect. Luckily, you will have plenty of chances to see for yourself this summer.

     

    7. Mavis Staples

    There are not many artists from her generation that have had the kind of late-career success that Mavis Staples has recently. Her work with Jeff Tweedy has propelled her back into the limelight and back on the road.

     

    6. Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires 

    It seems strange to refer to a 65-year-old man as a newcomer, but Charles Bradley’s late-in-life success has shook up the soul scene. This Daptone artist is one of the hottest tickets around this summer.

     

    5. Temptations

    Is there any band that epitomizes Motown more than the Temptations? We know you “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” for tickets; but don’t worry, Rukkus has you covered.

     

    4. Lauryn Hill

    This former Fugee has had some ups and downs over the years, but if her recent run of shows is any indication, Ms. Lauryn Hill is back.

     

    3. Diana Ross

    The leader of the Supremes has been rocking venues on her current tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch this legend live.

     

    2. Bruno Mars

     

     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    As we all learned during halftime of Super Bowl XLVIII, Bruno Mars is one of the most electrifying entertainers of his generation. His pop-tinged soul vibe is perfect for a summer concert setting.

     

    1. Aretha Franklin

     
     

    The undisputed Queen Of Soul is on tour, and that should be all the reason you need to get out and see her. 

     
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