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Music fans with a good few years under their belts have felt their world rocked of late by the untimely passing of some of the musicians they’ve grown up listening to. The brighter news is that a slew of bands that emerged in decades well past are still going strong and even continue to tour. Here's a sampling of a few of our old favorites (in a few cases, what’s left of them!) who might soon be playing at a venue near your present home, or failing that, a place you’d like to build a trip around. This list was assembled just as a taster, and the dates indicated don’t represent the extent of an artist’s tour. For tickets, a good starting point either is www.eventim.com or the artist’s home page.

Beth Hart plays Frankfurt May 27; Dortmund May 29; Grolloo, Netherlands, June 3; and Ludwigsburg, Germany, June 6.

Billy Joel plays Frankfurt Sept. 3 and London Sept. 10.

Bonnie Raitt plays Birmingham, England, May 30; Grolloo, Netherlands, June 4; Brussels June 6; Frankfurt June 7.

Bryan Adams plays Amsterdam May 24; Antwerp May 25; Oberhausen, Germany, May 27; Munich June 1; Frankfurt June 3; Paris Oct. 2; Nuremberg Oct. 4 and Prague Oct. 5.

Carlos Santana plays Paris July 5; Potsdam, Germany, July 9; Weert, Netherlands, July 10; Udine, Italy, July 13; Stuttgart July 16; Rome July 19; Milan July 21; Marbella, Spain July 24.

Cyndi Lauper plays Birmingham June 22; Cologne July 2, Vienna, July 3; Vienna July 3; Rome July 6; Turin July 7.

Duran Duran plays Oxford, England, May 28; Taormina, Italy June 5; Rome June 7; Verona June 8; Florence June 10 and Milan June 12.

Elton John plays Erfurt, Germany, June 4; Rastatt, Germany, June 5; Frankfurt June 7; Pompei, Italy, July 12; Barolo, Italy, July 15; Piazzola Sul Brenta July 16.

Foreigner and supporting band Marillion play Schwetzingen, Germany, Aug. 5; Nuremberg Aug. 6; Cologne Aug. 8 and Mainz Aug. 9.

The Hooters play Bensheim, Germany, June 9; Aschaffenburg, Germany, June 14-15; Augsburg, Germany, June 19; Ulm, Germany, June 22; Nuremberg June 23; Calw, Germany, June 24; Dexheim, Germany, June 25; Tuttlingen, Germany, July 23; Cologne July 28; Bad Krozingen, Germany, July 29.

The Human League play Nottingham, England, July 23; Cologne Nov. 15; Cambridge Dec. 8.

Iron Maiden plays Dortmund, Germany, May 27; Munich May 29; Berlin May 31; Lucerne, Switzerland, June 3; Arnem, Netherlands, June 8; Dessel, Belgium, June 19; Prague July 5; Seville, Spain, July 14; Barcelona July 16; Milan July 22; Rome July 24; Trieste, Italy, July 26; Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg, Aug. 2 and Wacken, Germany, Aug. 4.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO plays Amsterdam May 1; Oberhausen, Germany, May 5; Birmingham, England, June 24.

Joan Baez plays Ravenna, Italy July 13; Gardone Riviera, Italy July 14; Recanati, Italy July 16; Rome July 18; Milan July 19; Regensburg, Germany, July 22; Hanau, Germany, July 26; Schwetzingen, Germany, Aug. 3 and Lessines, Belgium, Aug. 5.

Lionel Richie plays Landgraaf, Netherlands, June 12; Birmingham, England, July 7; Werchter, Belgium, July 9; Piazzola Sul Brenta, Italy, July 11; Lucca, Italy, July 12 and Moenchengladbach, Germany, July 12.

Molly Hatchet plays Sofia, Bulgaria, May 23 and Interlaken, Switzerland, June 11.

Neil Young plays Paris June 23; Antwerp June 24; Amsterdam July 9; Piazzola Sul Brenta, Italy July 13; Rome July 15; Lucca, Italy, July 16; Milan July 18 and Berlin July 21.

Paul McCartney plays Dusseldorf, Germany, May 28; Paris May 30; Munich June 10; Berlin June 14 and Prague June 16.

Red Hot Chili Peppers play at festivals including those in Nuremberg June 3-5, Landgraaf, Netherlands, June 10 and Werchter, Belgium, July 2.

Simply Red plays Werchter, Belgium, July 9; Rotterdam July 10; Piazzola Sul Brenta, Italy, July 19; Lucca, Italy, July 20; Bad Mergentheim, Germany, July 22; Mainz, Germany, July 29 and Moenchengladbach, Germany, July 30.

Slayer plays Lucerne, Switzerland, June 4; Mannheim, Germany, June 6; Dessel, Belgium June 18; Nijmegen, Netherlands, June 21-22, Luxembourg City June 24; Milan July 4; Lignano, Italy, July 11; Rome July 12 and Colmar, France Aug. 10.

Sting plays Rome July 27; Florence July 28; Milan July 29; Wiesbaden, Germany, July 31; Berlin Aug. 1.

Twisted Sister plays festivals including those in Nickelsdorf, Austria, June 12; Dessel, Belgium, June 19 and Wacken, Germany, Aug. 6.

Whitesnake plays Oberhausen, Germany, July 21; Tilburg, Netherlands, Aug. 11 and Courtrai, Belgium, Aug. 13.

Yes plays Birmingham, England, May 6; Oxford, England, May 9; Brussels May 14; Utrecht, Netherlands; May 15; Frankfurt May 19; Bonn May 23; Stuttgart May 24; Munich May 25; Milan May 28; Padova, Italy, May 29; Florence May 31 and Rome June 1.

ZZ Top plays Birmingham, England, June 23; Amsterdam June 27; Brussels June 28; Munich July 5; Nuremberg July 8 and Cologne July 11.


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