5 Throwback Concerts Hitting the Valley This Summer


Everyone loves a good throwback and this summer, the Phoenix music scene is getting its own dose of flashbacks with five concerts sure to teleport you back to the 90’s, from pop-punk bands to crazy sexy cool hip hop.

July 16: The Goo Goo Dolls

It doesn’t take more than a note or two to recognize many of The Goo Goo Dolls hits that are filled with nostalgic lyrics and clean sounds. While “Iris”—originally written for the City of Angels soundtrack and later appearing on Dizzy Up the Girl, the group’s highest selling album ever—is arguably the groups biggest hit, the rock band had countless other singles that helped skyrocket the group to fame including “”Slide,” “Dizzy,” “Name” and “Black Balloon.” Tickets here.

July 18: Third Eye Blind

Cue the teenage rom-coms of the 90’s because the “Semi-Charmed Life” singers are back at it with their latest tour that’s bringing all the alternative vibes of the 90’s with them. After landing an opening spot for Oasis in 1996 and wowing the audience, the group’s bright sound led them to become one of the more popular bands of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Tickets here.


July 22: I Love the 90’s: The Party Continues Tour

Get ready to “Creep” back into the 90’s with the I Love 90’s tour that’s bringing all the hip hop and R&B feels to the Valley with TLC, Blackstreet,  All-4-One, Biz Markie, Rob Base and C+C Music Factory. Tickets here.

August 12: Incubus with Jimmy Eat World

Whatever tomorrow brings, Incubus will be there. The American rock band of the 90’s and early 2000’s struck fame with their single “Drive” and established themselves as a force in the alt-rock genre. As if Incubus heading to the Valley isn’t enough, they’re bringing Mesa-born Jimmy Eat World with them whose self-titled sophomore album’s second single “The Middle” shot them to pop-rock fame and brought plenty of sweetness with it. Tickets here.

August 30: Linkin Park

An eclectic blend of hip hop, rock and electronica, Linkin Park found major fame in the early 2000’s with its debut album Hybrid Theory which eventually was awarded diamond status, making it one of the most successful debuts ever. The group continued to make chart-topping hits like “Numb,” off their sophomore album Meteora and collaborating with rap mogul Jay-Z on Collision Course. Tickets here.

Featured Photo: Cover art for The Goo Goo Doll’s album, Dizzy Up the Girl.

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