Summer is half over, but the nation's theaters, stadiums and "sheds" (outdoor amphitheaters) continue to host top musical performers on tour. Whatever your taste in music, preference in venue size or appetite for ticket price, there's plenty to choose from now until Labor Day.
See also: Summer TV for Grownups.
Here are nine noteworthy tours worth considering as they pass through your area.
Nigeria-born Helen Adu, better known as Sade, hasn't toured since 2001, but the smooth operator is making up for lost time with an ambitious schedule that keeps her on the road from July through the beginning of September. The 52-year-old artist will be making a 50-city trek in support of her soulful new album, Soldier of Love. John Legend, 32, who recently won three Grammy awards for his suave soul collaborations, doubles the star power as her special guest. — Angelika Warmuth/DPA/Corbis