Pop music’s reigning powers are back “On the Run” with their second co-headlining tour. The difference this time is that the tour comes after Beyoncé’s dirty-laundry-airing “Lemonade,” Jay-Z’s apologetic “4:44” and the pair’s surprise release of their long-rumored collaborative album “Everything Is Love.” The album sets a lovey-dovey, self-congratulatory tone for the tour. Expect three dozen or so of the Carters’ hits, along with a handful of duets and his-and-her mash-ups. “Everything Is Love” is less impressive than either solo effort, but if anyone has earned a triumphant victory lap, it’s these two. Long live the queen and king. July 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. at FedEx Field. $49.50-$1,845.
Pop explorer Kesha and cornball rapper Macklemore are touring in support of new albums that turn tumult into inspirational, feel-good fist-pumpers. Amid her ongoing legal battle with former producer Dr. Luke, whom she accused of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, Kesha released the self-affirming “Rainbow.” Macklemore’s public struggles pale in comparison to Kesha’s, but he took a similar approach on “Gemini,” a breezier pop-rap record than his last. Despite their quite different circumstances, the two are ready to get back on their horses. “I’ve got some scars, I’ve been around,” the pair duets on Macklemore’s “Good Old Days.” “I’ve felt some pain, I’ve seen some things, but I’m here now.” July 28 at 7 p.m. at Jiffy Lube Live. $30.50-$191.62.
From his doo-wop beginnings through his Motown days to his recent collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, George Clinton has seen and done it all, even innovating an entire genre with Parliament Funkadelic and laying the groundwork for hip-hop. Sadly, his days as the leader of the seemingly always-touring Parliament Funkadelic will come to an end in 2019. “It’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band,” he told Billboard in April. Although the band will keep tearing the roof off the sucker, it won’t be the same without Dr. Funkenstein. Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. (doors) at the 9:30 Club. $45.
Amanda Shires might have won the emerging-artist award at last year’s Americana Music Honors, but she’s no neophyte . The Lubbock, Tex.-born singer-songwriter and violinist has been fiddling since her teens, performing with the likes of John Prine, Chris Isaak and husband Jason Isbell. She won the award on the strength of “My Piece of Land,” an album full of sparse songs that demand listeners slow down to her pace. Her forthcoming album, “To the Sunset,” demands attention in a different way, hitting a vein of raw, rock energy, such as on the sinfully raucous “Eve’s Daughter.” Aug. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Birchmere. $35.