The 50 biggest concert tours featuring ‘80s bands in 2022 – NJ.com

Debbie Harry and Blondie are one of the many iconic '80s acts going on tour in 2022.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
The 1980s brought the world some of the best music the 20th century had to offer.
Although the decade of excess came to a close over 32 years ago, many of the biggest acts that came of age during the MTV era, like Sting, Duran Duran and Blondie, are still touring in 2022.
If you’re hoping to hear some of your favorite tracks from yesteryear live, here’s a list of the 50 biggest groups across all genres you can catch live this year.
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Duran Duran’s “Future Past Tour” featuring Nile Rodgers and Chic
Runs Aug. 19 through Sept. 11
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Blondie’s “Against the Odds Tour” featuring The Damned
Runs May 15 through Aug. 27
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Sting’s “My Songs Tour”
Runs May 13 through Sept. 16
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Tears for Fears’ “Tipping Point Tour” featuring Garbage
Runs May 20 through June 25
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The B-52s “Farewell Tour” featuring KC and the Sunshine Band and The Tubes on select dates
Runs Aug. 22 through Nov. 13
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Elvis Costello
Runs Aug. 4 through Sept. 2
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The Psychedelic Furs’ “Made of Rain Tour” featuring X on select dates
Runs May 12 through Aug. 12
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Boy George and Culture Club
Runs June 1 through Sept. 1
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Orchestral Manouevers In The Dark
Runs May 12-26
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Peter Hook & The Light’s “Joy Division: A Celebration Tour”
Runs Aug. 11 through Sept. 14
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Paul McCartney’s “Got Back Tour”
Runs May 13 through June 16
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Elton John’s “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour”
Runs June 24 through Nov. 20
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Billy Joel “In Concert”
Runs May 14 through Oct. 9
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The Who’s “The Who Hit Back! Tour!”
Runs May 13 through Nov. 5
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Stevie Nicks
Runs May 14 through Sept. 30
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Roger Waters’ “This Is Not A Drill Tour”
Runs July 6 through Oct. 8
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Journey’s “Freedom Tour”
Runs July 15 through Aug. 8
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Ann Wilson of Heart
Runs June 10 through Sept. 4
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John Fogerty
Runs May 21 through Nov. 19
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Billy Idol
Runs June 18 through Aug. 25
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Aerosmith’s “Deuces Are Wild Tour”
Runs June 17 through Dec. 11
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Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2022 World Tour featuring The Strokes, Thundercat, St. Vincent and others on select dates
Runs July 23 through Sept. 18
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REO Speedwagon’s “Live and UnZoomed” Tour featuring Styx and Loverboy
Runs May 31 through Sept. 18
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Styx featuring Nancy Wilson of Heart
Runs May 31 through Oct. 18
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Kenny Loggins
Runs May 21 through Dec. 15
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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo
Runs May 22 through Sept. 2
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Chicago featuring Brian Wilson
Runs May 13 through Sept. 17, 2023
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Phish
Runs May 27 through Sept. 4
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Violent Femmes featuring Deap Vally, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Bhi Bhiman and The Breeders on select dates
Runs May 14 through Oct. 1
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Pet Shop Boys “Unity Tour” featuring New Order
Runs Sept. 17 through Oct. 16
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Daryl Hall’s “BeforeAfter Tour” featuring Todd Rundgren and John Oates on select dates
Runs May 12 through Oct. 22
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New Kids on the Block’s “Mixtape 2022″ Tour featuring Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue and Rick Astley
Runs May 12 through Aug. 7
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Morrissey
Runs May 12 through July 9
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Rod Stewart featuring Cheap Trick
Runs May 13 through Nov. 25
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Rick Springfield featuring Men At Work and John Waite on select dates
Runs May 28 through Sept. 2
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Iron Maiden’s “Legacy of the Beast” Tour” featuring Trivium and Within Temptation
Runs Sept. 7 through Oct. 27
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Mötley Crüe with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Runs June 16 through Sept. 9
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ZZ Top’s “Raw Whisky Tour” featuring Cheap Trick
Runs May 13 through Aug. 28
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Metallica
Runs May 27 through Aug. 14
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Scorpions and Whitesnake
Runs Aug. 17 through Oct. 21
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Sammy Hagar and The Circle’s “Crazy Times” Tour featuring George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Runs June 10 through Oct. 1
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Lionel Richie
Runs June 24 through Oct. 22
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Kool and the Gang
Runs June 3 through May 6, 2023
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Dead Kennedys featuring Nekromantix and The Venomous Pinks
Runs June 8-19
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The Cult
Runs July 8-30
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Ice Cube featuring LL Cool J on select dates
Runs May 14 through Sept. 18
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Alabama
Runs May 13 through Nov. 5
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Kenny G
Runs May 13 through July 11
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Melissa Etheridge
Runs May 30 through Sept. 21
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Weird Al’s “The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent Ill-Advised Vanity Tour” featuring Emo Phillips
Runs May 13 through Oct. 29
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