The 2012 London Olympics are not just going to be about the athletes. There will be a host of top flight artists performing during the two week event, from the opening ceremonies to the closing ceremonies and in between.

Scheduled or rumored to be performing are Coldplay (at the Paralympic Games closing ceremony on September 9), Duran Duran (at Hyde Park at the arrival of the Olympic Torch on July 26), Scissor Sisters, Take That, Paul McCartney (at the Olympics closing ceremonies), Blur, New Order, Snow Patrol, Kylie Minogue, George Michael, The Who and more. A bunch of these artists already have summer tour plans, so why not check out SeatGeek for the best deals on tickets and squeeze in a live show this summer.

A summer filled with live music and great sporting action – what can beat that?!

Coldplay – Princess of China Music Video (featuring Rihanna)

Coldplay Tickets

Date
Event
Tuesday 7:00 PM Charlotte, NC tickets from $80
Thursday 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA tickets from $58
Friday 7:00 PM Philadelphia, PA tickets from $54
Sunday 7:00 PM Washington, DC tickets from $49
Monday 7:00 PM Washington, DC tickets from $63
Monday 7:00 PM Toronto, Canada tickets from $96
Tuesday 7:00 PM Toronto, Canada tickets from $95
Thursday 7:00 PM Montreal, Canada tickets from $106
Friday 7:00 PM Montreal, Canada tickets from $96
Sunday 7:30 PM Boston, MA tickets from $67
Monday 7:00 PM Boston, MA tickets from $69
Wednesday 7:00 PM Auburn Hills, MI tickets from $72
Friday 7:00 PM East Rutherford, NJ tickets from $78
Saturday 7:00 PM East Rutherford, NJ tickets from $83
Tuesday 7:00 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $70
Wednesday 7:00 PM Chicago, IL tickets from $69
Friday 7:00 PM Saint Paul, MN tickets from $79
Saturday 7:00 PM Saint Paul, MN tickets from $86
Sunday 7:30 PM Paris, France tickets from $203
Tuesday 8:00 PM Cologne, Germany tickets from $394

Snow Patrol Tickets

Date
Event
Wednesday 3:30 AM Cologne, Germany
Thursday 2:00 PM Kinross, UK tickets from $237

Blur Tickets

Date
Event
Tuesday 3:30 AM Plymouth, UK

Duran Duran Tickets

Date
Event
Wednesday 7:30 PM Saratoga, CA tickets from $128
Thursday 7:30 PM Saratoga, CA tickets from $122
Saturday 8:00 PM Costa Mesa, CA tickets from $58
Sunday 8:00 PM Tucson, AZ tickets from $80
Wednesday 8:00 PM Catoosa, OK tickets from $159
Friday 8:30 PM Memphis, TN tickets from $81
Saturday 8:00 PM Biloxi, MS tickets from $144
Sunday 8:00 PM Atlanta, GA tickets from $77
Tuesday 7:30 PM Durham, NC tickets from $110
Wednesday 8:00 PM Portsmouth, VA tickets from $63
Friday 8:00 PM Mashantucket, CT tickets from $100
Saturday 7:00 PM Atlantic City, NJ tickets from $113
Sunday 6:30 PM Pittsburgh, PA tickets from $81
Tuesday 8:00 PM Kettering, OH tickets from $72
Wednesday 7:30 PM Highland Park, IL tickets from $64
Friday 9:00 PM Rama, Canada tickets from $134
Saturday 9:00 PM Rama, Canada tickets from $109

George Michael Tickets

Date
Event
Friday 3:30 AM Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sunday 8:00 PM Birmingham, UK
Monday 7:30 PM Birmingham, UK
Saturday 8:00 PM London, UK
Wednesday 7:30 PM London, UK tickets from $238

Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out of My Head Music Video

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