The summer concert season is back! Eddie Money will be opening the season with his performance Friday night.

Palace Sports & Entertainment is rolling out a potent 2012 summer schedule that promises to delight legions of fans with more than 80 concerts and events at The Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival, showcasing the top touring acts on the road.

All tickets on sale now unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased at Palacenet.com, The Palace Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 1-800-745-3000. Specially priced lawn ticket four-packs available where noted. Special Superfan seating and group rates are available for some shows. Check individual show listings on Palacenet.com for details. Parking fee of $3.00 is included in the ticket price at DTE Energy Music Theatre. Shows at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival are part of the Belle Tire Concert Series. More shows to be announced.

MAY

Friday, May 25 - Eddie Money wsg Bear Lake and Impossible Tuesday (classic rock), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $34.50 pavilion, $10.00 lawn.

WATCH: Eddie Money does the weather on Local 4 News at Noon

SLIDESHOW: Eddie Money behind the scenes on a visit to Local 4 News at Noon

Wednesday, May 30 - Drake wsg J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame, Meek Mill, 2 Chainz and French Montana, “The Club Paradise Tour” (hip-hop), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:00 p.m., $109.75, $79.75 and $59.75 pavilion and $35.75 lawn

JUNE

Friday, June 1 - Gary Allan wsg Rodney Atkins, Josh Thompson, Eric Paslay, Sunny Sweeney and more, “2012 Country Throwdown Tour,” (country), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 3:00 p.m., $50.00, $35.00 and $20.50 pavilion and $15.50 lawn. Lawn ticket four-packs at $46.00

Sunday, June 3 - Third Day (contemporary Christian), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:00 p.m., $39.50 and $25.00 pavilion and $15.00 lawn

Friday, June 8 - Earth, Wind & Fire with 33-piece full string orchestra, “Guiding Lights” summer concert tour (classic R&B), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 8:00 p.m., $76.00 and $60.50 pavilion only

Saturday, June 9 - The Music of The Who: A Rock Symphony (classic rock/tribute), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 8:00 p.m., $32.50, $25.00, $20.00, $15.00 and $10.00 pavilion and $10.00 lawn

Monday, June 11 - Radiohead wsg Caribou (rock), The Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30 p.m., $69.50 reserved and general admission floor

Saturday, June 16 - Brad Paisley wsg The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, “Virtual Reality World Tour” (country), DTE Energy Music Theatre, Doors open at 4:30 p.m., $72.50 pavilion and $35.00 lawn

Friday, June 22 - Counting Crows wsg Good Old War, Foreign Fields and Filligar, “The Outlaw Roadshow” (rock), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 7:00 p.m., $42.50 pavilion and $25.00 lawn. ON SALE THIS SATURDAY, MAY 12 AT 10:00 AM

Saturday, June 23 - Cirque D’Or (family show), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $22.00 reserved pavilion and $17.00 general admission pavilion. Family four-packs at $79.00 reserved pavilion

Wednesday, June 27 - ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down wsg Gretchen Wilson and Leroy Powell & The Messengers, “The Gang of Outlaws Tour” (rock/country), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:00 p.m., $49.50 and $35.00 pavilion and $25.00 lawn. Lawn ticket four-packs at $75.00

Thursday, June 28 - Ted Nugent, REO Speedwagon and STYX, “The Midwest Rock ‘n Roll Express” Tour, 94.7 WCSX’s 25th Birthday Bash (rock), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 6:30 p.m., $65.00 and $35.00 pavilion and $25.00 lawn. Lawn ticket four-packs at $60.00

Thursday, June 28 - David Gray (pop/rock), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 8:00 p.m., $65.00, $55.00, $45.00 and $35.00 pavilion and $25.00 lawn

Friday, June 29 - Toby Keith wsg Brantley Gilbert, “Live In Overdrive Tour” (country), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7:00 p.m., $89.00 and $72.50 pavilion and $32.50 lawn. “Hell Raiser” Super Saver tickets at $23.00 and lawn ticket four-packs at $99.00

Friday, June 29 - Buddy Guy/Jonny Lang (blues), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., $35.00 pavilion and $15.00 lawn. Lawn ticket four-packs at $44.00

Saturday, June 30 - The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour featuring Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks (classic rock), DTE Energy Music Theatre, 8:00 p.m., $69.50, and $35.00 reserved and $25.00 lawn. Lawn four-packs at $60.00

JULY

Sunday, July 1 - Sarah McLachlan with Symphony Orchestra (pop), Meadow Brook Music Festival, 7:30 p.m., $49.50 and $39.50 pavilion and $25.00 lawn. Lawn tickets are $5.00 more the day of the show