Summer concerts to sweatily anticipate

Yousef Fatehpour

With only one month left in the school year, students are already seeking for things to do to compensate for the much needed free time they have and to make their parents feel like they’re truly being productive and social.

Five main tours are going on this year, catering to a variety of different types of fans.

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If the under 18 female population wrote a bible, One Direction will highly be referenced in the first pages. The boy band has been compared to NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys, so obviously you won’t see a lot of guys there unless they’re fathers who are trying to make their daughters experience euphoria in their lives.The five british heartthrobs are performing Sept. 11-13 at the Rose Bowl Stadium.

For the sassy woman who is filling the gaping void of Lana Del Rey not touring, Lady Gaga might just be the cork that closes the wine bottle. After her brief hiatus, she has graced the stage again with her “ARTPOP” tour. She will be at the Staples Center July 21 and 22.

Guys, girls and thugs with a soft spot who would spend their days writing love letters in the Marcy Projects will surely be excited for the “On The Run” tour. Power-couple Beyoncé and Jay- Z will be touring together, playing timeless songs from their booming discography and quite possibly shifting culture as we know it by finally performing “Drunk In Love.” They are set to enliven the Rose Bowl Stadium Aug. 2 and 3.

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Who said that old NSYNC fans who are still clinging on to the slight possibility they might get back together as classy men who are never as classy as they make themselves to be, can’t enjoy the same artist at the same time? Justin Timberlake made a god-like comeback last year with two albums in the same year and now he’s readying to truly make the “20/20 Experience,” an experience. Timberlake will arrive at the Staples Center Aug. 12.

Finally, the world famous Rockefeller Center will be holding the Toyota Concert Series. The series will be a miniscule Coachella placed in the middle of Manhattan, with artists ranging from Pharrell, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, Usher and more. The show starts May 19th, and will be televised on “TODAY.”