The year 2013 is shaping up to be a mammoth one for rock and metal concerts. Already, there is an incredible list of talented bands already set to deliver blistering sets of hard-rocking music to North America this year. To prepare you for the pits of 2013, we've put together comprehensive lists of Must-See Rock + Metal Concerts.

Live concerts act as the brightest highlights of any year. We'll be attending our fair share of shows throughout 2013, and as every one of these must-see tours are announced, we will add them to our rock and metal lists to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest happenings in concert news.

Check out all of these upcoming rock and metal concerts by clicking the buttons below. See you in the pit!