Live Nation sale: 32 San Diego concerts for $20 each, all inclusive


For the third consecutive year, Live Nation - the world’s largest concert promoter -is offering a $20 “Kickoff To Summer” ticket sale that will only be available online.

The discounted tickets are being offered for more than 1,000 shows by 125 artists nationwide. These will include 32 concerts in San Diego by everyone from Brad Paisley, Korn and Trombone Shorty to 311, Def Leppard and the double-bill of Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey.

The sale will run for one week, starting at 8 a.m.Tuesday through 11:59 p.m. on May 9, at To coincide with National Concert Day, a pre-sale will start at 10 a.m. Monday for AT&T customers at

Altogether, more than 1 million tickets will be available for Live Nation-produced concerts, although supplies will be limited for each specific show in each city.

Eighteen of the 32 concerts in San Diego will be at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (formerly Sleep Train Amphitheatre). Most of the $20 Mattress Firm tickets will be for unreserved lawn tickets, but some will be for reserved seats.

933 Summer Kick Off concert, with Backstreet Boys, David Guetta, DNCE, Halsey, Noah Cyrus, and more, May 12, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Train, May 14, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Chris Brown, May 19, Viejas Arena

Bryan Adams, May 22, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Lifehouse, a benefit concert for S.T.E.P., Navy Seal Foundation and United Through Reading, May 27, U.S.S. Midway

Modest Mouse, May 30, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, June 4, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla, June 16, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Boston, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, June 18, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Korn, Stonesour, Baby Metal, Yelawolf, Islander, June 20, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Brad Paisley, Dustin Lynch, Chase Byrant, Lindsay Ell, June 23, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Rebelution, Nahko and Medicine for The People, July 1, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Rise Against, Deftones, Thrice, July 7, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Prince Royce, Luis Coronel, July 9, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Dirty Heads, Soja, The Green, July 14, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

The Retro Futura Tour, with Howard Jones, The English Beat, Men Without Hats, Paul Young, Modern English, Katrina & The Waves, July 20, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Third Eye Blind, Silversun Pickups, July 21, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, July 27, Viejas Arena

Matchbox Twenty, Counting Crows, Rivers and Rust, July 28, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Maren Morris, Aug. 10, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, Judah and The Lion, Aug. 11, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Straight No Chaser, Postmodern Jukebox, Aug. 13, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

311, New Politics, Aug. 20, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Joywave, Aug. 24, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Aug. 27, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Aug. 29, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

OneRepublic, Fitz & The Tantrums, James Arthur, Sept. 1, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Chris Lane, Sept. 9, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Goo Goo Dolls, Phillip Phillips, Sept. 12, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

Sublime with Rome, The Offspring, Sept. 26, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

Apocalyptica, Sept. 29, Copley Symphony Hall

Luke Bryan, Granger Smith, Oct. 27, Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
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