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“Today” And “Good Morning America” Battle Of The Summer Concerts

Mike Vulpo |
June 8, 2012 | 11:48 a.m. PDT

Senior Entertainment Editor At Large

Chris Brown performs Friday morning on "Today" (Twitter @chrisbrownzone)
Chris Brown performs Friday morning on "Today" (Twitter @chrisbrownzone)
Chris Brown or The Counting Crows? Maroon 5 or LMFAO? Demi Lovato or Flo Rida? Viewers are going to have to choose between the two this summer as NBC's "Today" and ABC's "Good Morning America" continue their respective annual summer concert series.

As the fight to be number one in the morning continues, the shows are determined to bring the biggest names in music the minute you wake up and start your day.

"Today" kicked things off early in the middle of May with performances by Usher and Pitbull. "Good Morning America" waited a couple of weeks to begin with Robin Thicke and Ellie Goulding. 

The best, however, may be yet to come. Highlights for "Today" include Justin Bieber next Friday who sold out his American tour this month in less than an hour. Shakira will return to America with a performance August 17. Finally, remember Matchbox 20, the band that brought you hits like "Bent," "Unwell" or "3 A.M.?" They return to the stage Labor Day weekend.

"Good Morning America" has a few holes in their schedule (below). Nonetheless, expect plenty of buzz for the return of No Doubt July 27. In addition, new "X-Factor" judge Demi Lovato heads to New York to perform July 6.

Get your calendars out because we have the complete schedule of concerts below. Let us know which ones you will be watching by commenting below!

"Today" schedule

June 15 Justin Bieber

June 22 Kenny Chesney

June 29 Maroon 5

July 6 Flo Rida

July 13 Zac Brown Band

July 20 Hot Chelle Rae

July 27- “TODAY” live from the Olympics

August 3- “TODAY” live from the Olympics

August 10- “TODAY” live from the Olympics

August 17- Shakira

August 24- Train

August 31- Jason Mraz with Christina Perri

September 3- Matchbox 20 

"Good Morning America" schedule

June 15- The Beach Boys

June 22- Mary J. Blige

June 29- LMFAO

July 6- Demi Lovato

July 13- TBA

July 20- TBA

July 27- No Doubt

August 3- TBA

August 10- TBA

August 17- Neon Trees

August 24- The Wanted

August 31- TBA

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