Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens has gone through many name changes over the years. From Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Stadium, Land Shark Stadium and, most recently, Sun Life Stadium the Miami venue has settled on Hard Rock Stadium for now. Aside from all the name changing, there has not been too much excitement going on in that building (sorry, Dolphin fans), but that will change this summer as the venue will not host just one huge concert event, but three. U2, Metallica and Coldplay will all be rocking the joint.
U2's The Joshua Tree Tour will be the first event, taking place on Sunday, June 11. U2 is arguably one of the most legendary rock bands still playing today and The Joshua Tree remains their most popular album. This tour will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its release; yes, it's been three decades now. The band is supposed to be playing every song off the record so you will get to hear such hits as, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," "Where the Streets Have No Name," and "With or Without You." OneRepublic will be the opening band. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Muller Jr. will all be there for this amazing night in June. You can buy your tickets here.
Next up, on Friday night, July 7 is Metallica! They are one of the longest lasting heavy metal bands and among the most popular too. The band was in the news lately when Lady Gaga performed with them at this year's Grammy Awards. While there was some controversy with the performance, band members, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammitt and Robert Trujillo all consider her an honorary fifth member of the band, so maybe she will be joining them for a few shows this summer. Whether she shows up for the show at Hard Rock Stadium or not, Avenged Sevenfold with Volbeat will be opening for Metallica and it's destined to be a show to remember. You can purchase your tickets for the show here.
Finally, as summer draws to a close, on Monday, Aug. 28, Coldplay will hit the stage at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. This is part of the Head Full of Dreams World Tour that is kicking off just before the band heads to Singapore at the end of the month. The band has been playing for over 20 years with all of its original members: Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman and Will Champion, still remain with the group. You can purchase tickets by clicking here. You'll be hard pressed to find a better way to end the summer of 2017.