If you’re a die-hard fan of rock and roll, pack up your hairspray and head to the city of Scottsdale this August for a month of must-see concerts from some of music’s most iconic rock bands. Let’s face it – there’s an inner-rock star in all of us, and your Scottsdale trip is the perfect time to unleash it.

  • KISS and Motley Crue – What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of glam metal? Right now you’re probably picturing Gene Simmons clad in a costume of leather, spandex and platform shoes, his tongue doing … that  thing. On August 10, KISS and Motley Crue will take the stage at the Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion in Phoenix with their much-anticipated show, simply called “The Tour.” What can concert-goers expect from this dynamic duo of rock bands? According to Gene Simmons, “You will scream your head off until it’s no longer on your shoulder and then you’ll feel great.”
  • Air Supply – If spandex isn’t really your thing and you’d prefer to keep your head on your shoulders, then your Scottsdale trip should definitely include a concert from soft rock duo Air Supply. On August 25, Air Supply will play a show at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, a few miles south of the city of Scottsdale. The duo may have been formed nearly 40 years ago, but these two Aussies still know how to put on a great show. While you’re there, try your luck at one of the casino’s slot machines or table games. You might be “All Out of Love,” but you certainly won’t be all out of money if you win big.
  • Black Stone Cherry – In the mood for something a little more contemporary? Head to Scottsdale’s famous Martini Ranch on August 27 to enjoy a few drinks and see a high-energy performance from rock band Black Stone Cherry. They’ve shared the stage with bands like Def Leppard and Whitesnake, and their U.K. tour was sold out. Not bad for a band that formed in 2001.

So go ahead – let your vacation to the city of Scottsdale bring out your inner rock star. Whether you want to get decked out in tight leather and spikes or you feel the need to shamelessly belt out every lyric to “Lost in Love,” the month of August is full of concerts you won’t want to miss.