Upcoming Kansas City Area Concert Schedule
The Kansas City area will have some big draws for concerts for the first half of 2014. Some of the biggest names in music will be playing the best and biggest venues in the area. Everyone could be sure to find a concert of their liking, regardless of their taste in music, as artists from multiple genres will be passing through the city.
Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves kick off the run with a show February 14th show at the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita and another show the next night at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. Lady Antebellum tickets start at $70 for the 14th and $73 for the 15th. Lady Antebellum burst onto the country scene in 2006 and have become one of the biggest acts in country music. They are bringing another talented act in Kacey Musgraves on tour with them, who is currently doing her own bursting onto the country scene. This is a rescheduled concert from a previously cancelled show in December. The 2014 tour runs all the way to the end of July.
Another big name in country music comes into Kansas City a week later when Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line play the Music Hall on February 28. Aldean had been touring for some of 2013 with a different opening act, but after headlining their own shows for their upcoming album Here’s to the Good Times, This is How We Roll, Florida Georgia Line will be jumping on Aldean’s Night Train tour as the opener for the remainder of the dates. Jason Aldean tickets start at $119 for a show of two of country music’s biggest acts. Aldean will play sporadically with a couple of dates over the next few months to finish off the tour on July 27.
March starts a little heavier at the Sprint Center as Kings of Leon play the arena on March 5. Kings of Leon will be playing in support of their latest album, Mechanical Bull, released in September. The 2014 leg of the tour starts in the beginning of February and runs through mid-April before the band starts a European tour. Kings of Leon tickets for the Sprint Center show has an average price of $141 and a starting price of just $32. That low get-in price is the lowest of the big Kansas City area concerts for the first half of 2014, though the average price is around the norm for other shows during that time frame.
Miley Cyrus has been all over anything to do with pop culture since the summer and will take over the Sprint Center on April 15. The mid-April date is towards the end of Cyrus’ North American run before she starts the European leg of her Bangerz tour. Miley Cyrus tickets have an average price of $242 and a get-in price of $66. With performances like the one at the MTV Video Music Awards, a concertgoer could probably expect similar themes and sets during a full set of a Cyrus show. Whatever Cyrus is doing, it seems to be working as the music videos for her singles “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop” were the two most viewed music videos on Vevo in 2013.
Cyrus may be the biggest female name of today, but an older female star has a higher average ticket price for her show at the Sprint Center on May 31. Cher tickets have an average price of $260 with a starting price of $66. The singer spent three years with a residency in Las Vegas, but is taking an actual tour on the road after releasing her first album since 2001 in September. The Dressed to Kill tour, promoting Closer to the Truth, runs from the end of March to mid-July. This will be Cher’s first full traveling tour since her 325-date Farewell tour from 2002-05. This tour will be slightly shorter with about 50 shows in 2014.
The biggest Kansas City concert of 2014 is when Journey and Steve Miller Band play the Starlight Theatre on July 14. Journey and Steve Miller Band tickets have an average price of $590 with a starting price of $392. The co-headlining tour from the two bands starts in mid-May and finishes at the beginning of August. With two of the biggest names in classic rock touring together, it’s no surprise Journey tickets would be the highest demanded show of the summer. The venue of the Starlight Theatre is also a reason for the increased price as the capacity is well below what could have been accommodated in an arena like the Sprint Center.
Rounding out the summer in Kansas City is Justin Timberlake’s two night stand at the Sprint Center for the 20/20 Experience World Tour on July 30 and 31. Justin Timberlake tickets for the first night have an average price of $590, matching the Journey/Steve Miller Band high price. The second night has lower average price of $405, but the get-in price of $120 is higher than the $95 starting price of the first night. Timberlake has been touring in support of his two part release of the Grammy nominated 20/20 Experience. The World Tour has been on the road since November and will continue through the middle of August. Previous Timberlake set lists have mixed in old hits of his first two albums with newer songs off the latest releases.
Whatever your taste in music is, there’s no doubt there will be a concert to your liking at the start of 2014. From country to rock to pop, all of the biggest names will be putting on great shows in the Kansas City area.