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The most anticipated rock concerts of the year

While most health restrictions are now lifted, concert halls can finally fill up and turn up the volume. Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Indochina, the Éclaireur editorial team has selected the most anticipated rock concerts of 2022 for you.

1 The Rolling Stones

The announcement caused a stir: the Rolling Stones, led as always by Mick Jagger, are back for a new European tour, SIXTY, to celebrate their sixty years of existence. The British group will come to play their mythical titles (Gimme Shelter, Sympathy for the Devil, Can’t you hear me knocking, etc.) in France for two new concerts, a first at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon (July 19) and a second outdoors at the Hippodrome de Longchamp (July 23)!

Dates, info and ticket office here.

2 Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Californian rock band is going on a world tour to defend their new album, Unlimited Love, Red Hot’s twelfth studio album available on 1er next April, and of which a first preview was recently unveiled. An event tour which will notably mark the return of guitarist John Frusciante to the group ten years after his departure. The Red Hot Chili Peppers will exceptionally perform at the Stade de France (Saint-Denis) on July 8 and 9, with very special guests (Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Thundercat).

Dates, info and ticket office here.

3 The Cure

The cold wave and British rock group, led by Robert Smith, has announced a new European tour for next fall and which should be accompanied by the release of a new album still mysterious, the first for twelve years. The latest installment of The Cure, 4:13 Dreamdates back to 2008. The Cure will be in France next November for a series of eight concerts (from Lyon to Montpellier via Toulouse, Nantes or Bordeaux) which will end at the AccorArena (Paris) on November 28.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

4 Franz Ferdinand

British band Franz Ferdinand and singer Alex Kapranos celebrate the release of their new best-of album, Hits to the Head, with a new tour of concert halls, including a visit to the Zenith in Paris on April 20. The opportunity to dance to the most catchy titles of the Scottish rock band such as Darts of Pleasuretheir very first EP, or even take me out, Do You Want To and Ulysses. Hits to the Head has been available since March 11.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

5 Jack White

Former White Stripes member and Third Man Records founder Jack White returns in 2022 with not one but two new studio albums, Fear of the Dawn, scheduled for release on April 8, followed byEntering Heaven Alive next July 22. On this occasion, Jack White will perform in Lyon on July 7, 2022 as part of the tour Supply Chain Issues, also with a series of three concerts “phone-free” (telephones are prohibited!) at the Olympia on July 18, 19 and 20, 2022.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

6 M – Matthew Chedid

Matthieu Chedid and his alter ego M, the most successful artist(s) at the Victoires de la Musique, return this year with a new rock show in the Zeniths, festivals and Arenas of France for an unprecedented tour of more of 40 dates from April to December 2022. M recently revealed that his new album, titled Revality, would be released on June 3, three years later Infinite letter (2019). All accompanied by an enticing visual and a first extract, enough to keep fans waiting before starting his new show.

Dates, info and ticket office here.


On the release of their latest album Music of the Spheres, last October, Coldplay announced that their future world tour would be sustainable and eco-responsible. Started this month, the tour is based on “the very first rechargeable and removable show battery in the world” and promises a reduction in CO2 emissions of 50% compared to the 2016-2017 tour. The four dates planned at the Stade de France (Saint-Denis), with HER in the first part, are already sold out, but stay tuned, places can always become available at the last minute…

Dates, info and ticket office here.

8 Indochina

Five years after their last studio album, 13Indochine returns for an unprecedented tour in the biggest stadiums in France – Central Tower – to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Initially scheduled for 2021, the tour had to be postponed due to health restrictions (last May, the group had also taken part in a giant test concert organized by the AP-HP at the AccorArena). Nicola Sirkis’ band is therefore returning this summer for an anthology tour that promises a scenography worthy of the show, with the largest 360º screen ever built for this kind of event.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

9 Placebo

The British alternative rock band will sign their return on March 25 with a new album, never let me go, almost ten years after their last opus, Loud Like Love. The group led by Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal has announced four dates in France, including a concert at the AccorArena (Paris) on November 11. Placebo has already unveiled three excerpts from this new album that the group’s French-speaking fans are eagerly awaiting.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

10 Scorpios

seven years later Return to Forever, the mythical German hard rock group with more than 100 million albums sold worldwide returned last February with Rock Believer, a new album written during confinement and reconnecting with the group’s DNA. Or quidit new album says new tour: the Scorpions will be passing through France for no less than seven new dates, including a concert at the AccorArena (Paris) on May 17, the opportunity to discover their new titles as well as hear their greatest hits again, like Still Loving You, Rock You Like A Hurricane, Wind of Change Where Send me an Angel.

Dates, info and ticket office here.

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