Top Summer Tours 2012: Madonna, Radiohead, Coldplay
Also: Springsteen, Aerosmith, One Direction, The Beach Boys, Drake and more
With "Take Care" outselling his freshman LP "Thank Me Later" after only five months of release, it's a very good year for Drake, whose nearly-sold-out winter and spring tour will soon give way to a run of summer dates the Toronto-bred rapper has coined Club Paradise. Opening for the sensitive spitter are a legion of rising performers including J. Cole, Wake Flocka Flame, French Montana, Meek Mill and 2 Chainz, so hip-hop fans would do well to stake out a spot while they can.
- Chris Eggertsen