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08/13/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10 New York Summer Concerts

The Dead Weather
Thursday, July 16th and Friday, July 17th
Terminal 5, New York City

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With Alison Mosshart of Kills on vocals, Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age on guitar, Jack White of The White Stripes on drums and Jack Lawrence of The Raconteurs on bass, this super group is sure to rock.

Mandela Day Concert
Saturday, July 18th
Radio City Music Hall, New York City

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Great lineup for a Great Man! I am honored to be a part of this very special evening along with Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Whoopi Goldberg, Josh Groban, Queen Latifah, Will.I.Am, Dave Stewart and so many more!

Green Day
Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th
Madison Square Garden, New York City

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One of my son's favorite bands. We listen to Green Day all the time together. It's a great thing when a parent and a child can find common ground over music. We both love Green Day!

All Points West Festival
Friday, July 31st thru Sunday, August 2nd
Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

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I love a good festival. Where else can you see the Beastie Boys, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arctic Monkey, Gogol Bordello, Gaslight Anthem and Echo and the Bunnymen, all on the same weekend?

Tracy Chapman
Friday, August 7th
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City

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I've always loved her. Great voice, great storyteller.

Bat for Lashes
Wednesday, August 12th
Webster Hall, New York City

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Lead singer Natasha Khan is a new star on the rise!

Britney Spears
Monday, August 24th and Tuesday, August 25th
Madison Square Garden, New York City

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She'll throw a heck of a dance party.

The Killers
Tuesday, September 1st
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, Long Island

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One of my favorite rock bands. They even do a great version of "Girls Just Want to Have Fun." What's not to love?


Pet Shop Boys
Tuesday, September 1st and Wednesday, September 2nd
Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City

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Great band to see live.

Phoenix with special guest Passion Pit
Saturday, September 26th
Central Park Summerstage, New York City

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Phoenix is a band that hass really grabbed my attention lately. I have heard they are great live from a lot of friends who have seen them. They are really worth checking out.