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Your guide to 2023's biggest tours

From Taylor Swift to Beyoncé, here are the most anticipated shows and music festivals of the year.

Lester Fabian Brathwaite is a staff writer at Entertainment Weekly , where he covers breaking news, all things Real Housewives , and a rich cornucopia of popular culture. Formerly a senior editor at Out magazine, his work has appeared on NewNowNext , Queerty , Rolling Stone , and The New Yorker . He was also the first author signed to Phoebe Robinson's Tiny Reparations imprint. He met Oprah once.

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Still holding a grudge over those lost Taylor tickets ? Couldn't outbid the Hive to see Queen Bey? Well, have no fear — there are still plenty of great tours and festivals to feed those lovely little ear canals of yours.

Here, we present our list of the 2023 concerts and music festivals you won't want to miss. Keep checking back as we update the lineup throughout the year.

M83 Tour: Fall North American Tour Dates: Oct. 3-Oct. 15

James Blake Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: Oct. 3-Oct. 19

Violent Femmes Tour: 40th Anniversary Tour Dates: Oct. 3-Oct. 22

John Mayer Tour: Solo Acoustic Fall Tour Dates: Oct. 3-Nov. 10 Guest/Opening act: JP Saxe

Devendra Banhart Tour: Flying Wig World Tour 2023 Dates: Oct. 3-Dec. 13 Guests/Opening acts: Miho Hatori, Soma, H. Hawkline, John Moods, Hayden Pedigo, Rogov

Queen + Adam Lambert Tour: The Rhapsody Tour Dates: Oct. 4-Nov. 12

Lucinda Williams Tour: Don't Tell Anybody The Secrets Fall Tour Dates: Oct. 7-Oct. 29

Travis Scott Tour: 2023 Utopia - Circus Maximus Tour Dates: Oct. 11-Dec. 29 Guest/Opening act: Teezo Touchdown

Kesha Tour: The Gag Order Tour Dates: Oct. 15-Nov. 18 Guest/Opening act: Jake Wesley Rogers

Christine and the Queens Tour: Paranoia, Angels, True Love Tour Dates: Oct. 17-26

My Morning Jacket Tour: Fall 2023 North American Tour Dates: Oct. 17-Nov. 11

Morrissey Tour: 40 Years of Morrissey Dates: Oct. 21-Oct. 25

Wynonna Tour: The Back to Wy Tour Dates: Oct. 26-Dec. 1

Doja Cat Tour: The Scarlet Tour Dates: Oct. 31-Dec. 13 Guests/Opening acts: Ice Spice, Doechii

Festival: After Shock City: Sacramento Dates: Oct. 5-8 Headliners: Guns N' Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Godsmack, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit

Festival: When We Were Young City: Las Vegas Dates: Oct. 21-22 Headliners: Green Day, Blink-182, 30 Seconds to Mars, the Offspring, Good Charlotte

Better Than Ezra Tour: Return of the Legends of the Fall Tour Dates: Nov. 3-Nov. 17

Liz Phair Tour: Exile in Guyville 30th Anniversary Tour Dates: Nov. 3-Dec. 9 Guest/Opening act: Blondshell, Kate Bollinger

Fever Ray Tour: Fall North American Tour Dates: Nov. 5-Nov. 14 Guest/Opening act: CHRISTEENE

José González Tour: An Exclusive Evening With José González Dates: Nov. 6-Nov. 15

LCD Soundsystem Tour: Tri Boro Tour 2023 Dates: Nov. 16-Dec. 10

Jenny Lewis Tour: The Joy'All Ball Tour Dates: Nov. 27-Dec. 8

Festival: Darker Waves City: Huntington Beach, Calif. Dates: Nov. 18 Headliners: New Order, Tears for Fears, The B-52's, Echo and the Bunnymen, DEVO, Soft Cell

Journey Tour: Freedom Tour Dates: Jan. 25-April 23 Guest/Opening act: Toto

The Judds Tour: The Final Tour Dates: Jan. 26-Feb. 25 Guests/Opening acts: Martina McBride, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town

Big Thief Tour: North American Tour Dates: Jan. 31-Aug. 5 Guests/Opening acts: Lucinda Williams, Nick Hakim, L'Rain, Buck Meek

Bruce Springsteen Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: Feb. 1-April 14

Carrie Underwood Tour: The Denim & Rhinestones Tour Dates: Feb. 2-March 17 Guests/Opening acts: Jimmie Allen

Paramore Tour: In North America Tour Dates: Feb. 9-Aug. 2 Guests/Opening acts: Bloc Party and Genesis Owusu

Jo Dee Messina Tour: Heads Carolina, Tails California Tour Dates: Feb. 17-Nov. 11

SZA Tour: SOS Tour Dates: Feb. 21-March 23 Guest/Opening act: Omar Apollo

Father John Misty Tour: Live! On Tour 2023 Dates: Feb. 26-May 7 Guest(s)/Opening act(s): Omar Velasco, Loren Kramar, Butch Bastard, High Water, Shaky Knees

Wizkid Tour: More Love, Less Ego Tour Dates: March 3-April 7

Reba McEntire Tour: Reba: Live in Concert Dates: Mar. 9-April 15 Guests/Opening acts: Terri Clark, the Isaacs

Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks Tour: Two Icons, One Night Tour Dates: March 10-Sept. 23

Kenny Loggins Tour: The This Is It Tour Dates: March 10-Oct. 27

Chris Stapleton Tour: All American Road Show Dates: March 16-Aug. 25 Guests/Opening acts: Margo Price, Nikki Lane, George Strait, Little Big Town, Marcus King, the War and Treaty, Charley Crockett, Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Allen Stone

Taylor Swift Tour: Eras Tour Dates: March 17-Aug. 9, 2023 and Oct. 18-Nov. 23, 2024 Guests/Opening acts: Paramore, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, beabadobee, Girl in Red, MUNA, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, OWENN

Wilco Tour: Spring 2023 North American Tour Dates: March 23-April 30 Guests/Opening acts: Horsegirl, the A's

Depeche Mode Tour: Memento Mori World Tour Dates: March 23-Dec. 15 Guests/Opening acts: Kelly Lee Owens, Stella Rose and the Dead Language

Billy Idol Tour: Idol Live Dates: March 30-May 20

Festival: M3F Festival City: Phoenix Dates: March 3-4 Headliners: Maggie Rogers, Jamie xx

Festival: Rolling Loud California City: Inglewood, Calif. Dates: March 3-5 Headliners: Playboy Carti, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Wayne

Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: April 1-May 25 Guests/Opening acts: The Strokes, Mars Volta, St. Vincent, Thundercat, King Princess

Chlöe Tour: The In Pieces Tour Dates: April 11-May 3

Boygenius Tour: The Tour Dates: April 12-Aug. 5 Guests/Opening acts: Carly Rae Jepsen, Broken Social Scene, Bartees Strange, Claud, Illuminati Hotties

Father John Misty Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: April 14-May 7 Guests/Opening acts: Omar Velasco, Loren Kramar, Butch Bastard

Janet Jackson Tour: Together Again Tour Dates: April 14-June 21 Guest/Opening act: Ludacris

Phish Tour: Summer Tour 2023 Dates: April 14-Sept. 3

Shania Twain Tour: Queen of Me Tour Dates: April 15-Nov. 14 Guests/Opening acts: Breland, Hailey Whitters

Wiz Khalifa Tour: The Good Trip Tour Dates: April 15-22 Guests/Opening acts: Joey Bada$$, Berner, Smoke DZA, Chevy Woods

Lizzo Tour: Special 2our Dates: April 21-June 2 Guest/Opening act: Latto

Melissa Etheridge Tour: Summer Tour '23 Dates: April 22-Aug. 15

Kali Uchis Tour: Red Moon in Venus Tour Dates: April 25-May 30 Guest/Opening act: Raye

Destroyer Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: April 28-May 12 Guests/Opening acts: the Reds, Pinks, and Purples

Festival: Dreamville Festival City: Raleigh, N.C. Dates: April 1-2 Headliners: Usher, J. Cole, Drake, Burna Boy

Festival: Coachella City: Indio, Calif. Dates: April 14-16; April 21-23 Headliners: Bad Bunny, Blackpink, Frank Ocean

Festival: We Bridge Music Festival & Expo City: Las Vegas Dates: April 21-23 Headliners: Monsta X, Jessi, Enhypen, Bambam

Festival: Something in the Water City: Virginia Beach Dates: April 28-30 Headliners: Grace Jones, Wu-Tang Clan, Lil Wayne, Clipse, Mumford & Sons, Kehlani, Maren Morris, Summer Walker

Feist Tour: Multitudes Spring Tour Dates: May 2-19

Tegan and Sara Tour: Crybaby Tour Dates: May 3-Oct. 3 Guests/Opening acts: Hand Habits, Dragonette, Carlie Hanson

Blink 182 Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: May 4-July 16 Guests/Opening acts: Turnstile, Rise Against, the Story So Far, Wallow

Ed Sheeran Tour: Mathematics Tour Dates: May 6-Sept. 23 Guests/Opening acts: Khalid, Russ, Dylan, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, Maisie Peters

Dave Matthews Band Tour: 2023 North American Tour Dates: May 9-Sept. 3

Matchbox Twenty Tour: Spring/Summer 2023 Tour Dates: May 16-Aug. 6

Stevie Nicks Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: May 16-Dec. 15

The National Tour: 2023 World Tour Dates: May 18-Aug. 18 Guests/Opening acts: Soccer Mommy, the Beths, Patti Smith (Aug. 18)

Ed Sheeran Tour: The "-" Tour Dates: May 19-Sept. 22 Guest/Opening act: Ben Kweller

Charlie Puth Tour: The "Charlie" Live Experience Dates: May 20-Jul. 11

Duran Duran Tour: The Future Past North American Tour Dates: May 23-Sept. 19 Guests/Opening acts: Grace Jones (Sept. 22), Nile Rodgers and Chic, Bastille

Foo Fighters Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: May 24-Oct. 5 Guests/Opening acts: The Breeders, Taipei Houston

Le Tigre Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: May 27-July 29 Guests/Opening acts: Shamir, Morgan and the Organ Donors, Claud, MAN ON MAN, Pom Pom Squad, Who is She?, Erin Markey, cumgirl8, Morgan Bassichis

Bebe Rexha Tour: Best F'n Night of My Life Tour Dates: May 31-June 30

Festival: Palm Tree Music Festival City: Dana Point, Calif. Dates: May 13 Headliners: Kygo, Ellie Goulding, Tove Lo

Festival: Hangout Music Festival City: Gulf Shores, Ala. Dates: May 19-21 Headliners: Red Hot Chili Peppers, SZA, Calvin Harris, Lil Nas X, Paramore, Skrillex, the Kid Laroi, Flume

Festival: Lighting in a Bottle City: Buena Vista, Calif. Dates: May 24-29 Headliners: Rezz, Sofi Tukker, Diplo, Zhu, Tale of Us

Jenny Lewis Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: June 2-Aug. 7 Guests/Opening acts: Cass McCombs, Jenny O., Hayden Pedigo

Bryan Adams Tour: So Happy It Hurts Tour Dates: June 6-Aug. 3 Guest/Opening act: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

Yo La Tengo Tour: North American Tour '23 Dates: June 9-June 28

Diana Ross Tour: The Musical Legacy Tour 2023 Dates: June 9-July 2

Erykah Badu Tour: Unfollow Me Tour Dates: June 11-July 23 Guest/Opening act: Yasiin Bey

Fleet Foxes Tour: Shore Tour 2023 Dates: June 13-Aug. 24 Guests/Opening acts: My Morning Jacket, Uwade

The All-American Rejects Tour: Wet Hot All-American Summer Tour Dates: June 16-Oct. 14 Guests/Opening acts: New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, the Starting Line, the Get Up Kids

Zac Brown Band Tour: From the Fire Tour Dates: June 23-Nov. 4 Guests/Opening acts: Marcus King, Tenille Townes, and King Calaway

The Smile Tour: North American Tour Dates: June 25-July 20

Sparks Tour: Sparks Tour 2023 Dates: June 27-July 16

Alicia Keys Tour: Keys to the Summer Tour Dates: June 28-Aug. 2

Festival: Outloud City: West Hollywood Dates: June 2-4 Headliners: Grace Jones, Carly Rae Jepsen, Orville Peck, Passion Pit

Festival: Roots Picnic City: Philadelphia Dates: June 2-4 Headliners: Ms. Lauryn Hill, Diddy and the Roots, Dave Chappelle, Lil Uzi Vert

Festival: Hot 97 Summer Jam City: New York City Date: June 4 Headliners: Cardi B, Glorilla, Ice Spice, Coi Leray, Fivio Foreign, French Montana, the Lox

Festival: Summerfest City: Milwaukee Dates: June 22-24; June 29-July 1; July 6-8 Headliners: James Taylor, Eric Church, Dave Matthews Band, Odesza, Zach Bryan, Imagine Dragons, Santa Fe Klan, Earth, Wind & Fire, Noah Kahan, Ava Max, the Pretty Reckless, Sean Paul, Coi Leray, Japanese Breakfast, Yellowcard, Smokey Robinson, Fleet Foxes

Yellowcard Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: July 5-Aug. 8 Guests/Opening acts: Mayday Parade, Story of the Year, Anberlin, This Wild Life

Dinosaur Jr. Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: July 6-Sept. 30 Guests/Opening acts: Clutch, Red Fang

Post Malone Tour: If Y'all Weren't Here, I'd Be Crying Tour Dates: July 8-Aug. 19

Killer Mike Tour: The High & Holy Tour Dates: July 10-Aug. 5

Beyoncé Tour: Renaissance World Tour Dates: July 12-Sept. 26

Maggie Rogers Tour: Summer of '23 Tour Dates: July 14-Sept. 29 Guests/Opening acts: Soccer Mommy, Alvvays

Madonna Tour: The Celebration Tour Dates: July 15-Oct. 7 [ POSTPONED ]

The Chicks Tour: The Chicks World Tour 2023 Dates: July 21-Sept. 5 Guests/Opening acts: Ben Harper, Wild River

Pink Tour: Summer Carnival 2023 Tour Dates: July 24-Oct. 9 Guests/Opening acts: Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo, Brandi Carlile, Grouplove, KidCutUp

Regina Spektor Tour: Summer Tour Dates: July 28-Aug. 27 Guests/Opening acts: Aimee Mann, Allison Russell

Smashing Pumpkins Tour: The World Is a Vampire Tour Dates: July 28-Sept. 9 Guests/Opening acts: Interpol, Stone Temple Pilots, Rival Sons

Festival: Pitchfork Music Festival City: Chicago Dates: July 21-23 Headliners: the Smile, Big Thief, Bon Iver

Festival: Rolling Loud Miami City: Miami Dates: July 21-23 Headliners: A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott, Playboy Carti

Beck and Phoenix Tour: Summer Odyssey Dates: Aug. 1-Sept. 10 Guests/Opening acts: Jenny Lewis, Japanese Breakfast, Weyes Blood, Sir Chloe

JVKE Tour: What Tour Feels Like Dates: Aug. 3-Sept. 2

Father John Misty and the Head and the Heart Tour: Summer Co-Headlining Tour Dates: Aug. 4-Aug. 22 Guest/Opening act: Miya Folick

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire Tour: Sing a Song All Night Long Tour Dates: Aug. 4-Sept. 15

Ben Harper Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: Aug. 10-Oct. 23 Guests/Opening acts: The Chicks, City and Colour, Katie Tupper

The Pretenders Tour: US Tour '23 Dates: Aug. 11-Sept. 6 Guest/Opening act: Guns N' Roses (select dates)

Guns N' Roses Tour: 2023 World Tour Dates: Aug. 11-Nov. 5 Guest/Opening act: The Black Keys

Jonas Brothers Tour: The Tour Dates: Aug. 12-Oct. 14

Sigur Rós Tour: Orchestral Tour Dates: Aug. 14-Aug. 27

Weyes Blood Tour: In Holy Flux Tour: Unleashed Dates: Aug. 18-Sept. 14 Guest/Opening act: Perfume Genius

Modest Mouse, Pixies, and Cat Power Tour: Co-Headline Tour Dates: Aug. 20-Sept. 16

Alex G and Alvvays Tour: 2023 Summer Tour Dates: Aug. 23-Sept. 1 Guest/Opening act: Cassandra Jenkins

Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper Tour: Freaks on Parade Tour Dates: Aug. 24-Sept. 24 Guests/Opening acts: Ministry, Filter

Janelle Monáe Tour: The Age of Pleasure Tour Dates: Aug. 30-Oct. 18

Pearl Jam Tour: 2023 North American Tour Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 19 Guest/Opening act: Inhaler

Gin Blossoms and Sugar Ray Tour: Co-Headlining Summer Tour Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 15 Guests/Opening acts: Tonic, Fastball

Maluma Tour: Don Juan World Tour Dates: Aug. 31-Nov. 4

Festival: Outside Lands City: San Francisco Dates: Aug. 11-Aug. 13 Headliners: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, The 1975, Janelle Monáe, Zedd, Maggie Rogers, Fisher

Aerosmith Tour: Peace Out — The Farewell Tour Dates: Sept. 2-Jan. 26 Guest/Opening act: The Black Crowes

Aly & AJ Tour: With Love From… Tour Dates: Sept. 5-Sept. 19 Guest/Opening act: Vanessa Carlton

The Postal Service/Death Cab for Cutie Tour: Give Up and Transatlanticism 20th Anniversary Tour Dates: Sept. 5-Oct. 17 Guests/Opening acts: Lauren Mayberry, Warpaint, The Beths, Built to Spill, Iron & Wine, Pedro the Lion

Victoria Monét Tour: The Jaguar Tour Dates: Sept. 6-Oct. 22

Beth Orton Tour: 2023 Tour Dates: Sept. 7-Sept. 29 Guests/Opening acts: Pneumatic Tubes, Ben Sloan

Eagles Tour: The Long Goodbye Dates: Sept. 7-Nov. 17 Guest/Opening act: Steely Dan

Ani DiFranco Tour: Fall 2023 Tour Dates: Sept. 8-Sept. 24 Guest/Opening act: Kristen Ford

Ms. Lauryn Hill Tour: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniversary Tour Dates: Sept. 8-Dec. 13 Guests/Opening acts: The Fugees, Koffee

Peter Gabriel Tour: i/o — The Tour Dates: Sept. 14-Oct. 13

Zhu Tour: The Grace Tour Dates: Sept. 14-Nov. 10 Guests/Opening acts: Channel Tres, Claptone, Hayden James

The Walkmen Tour: 2023 Revenge Tour Dates: Sept. 16-Oct. 17

The 1975 Tour: The 1975: Still… at Their Very Best Dates: Spet. 16-Dec. 2

311 Tour: Fall Tour Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 22 Guests/Opening acts: Awolnation, Blame My Youth

Nick Cave Tour: Live in North America — Solo Dates: Sept. 19-Oct. 29

Röyksopp Tour: True Electric 2023 North American Tour Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 1

Måneskin Tour: Rush! World Tour Dates: Sept. 21-Oct. 13

Lil Yachty Tour: The Field Trip Tour '23 Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 8

YG, Tyga, and Saweetie Tour: Str8 to the Klub Tour Dates: Sept. 21-Nov. 22 Guests/Opening acts: Kamaiyah, Wallie the Sensei, DJ Vision

Kali Uchis Tour: Red Moon in Venus Tour Pt. II Dates: Sept. 22-Oct. 3 Guests/Opening acts: Tokischa, Buscabulla

Wilco Tour: Fall U.S. Tour Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 27 Guests/Opening acts: Nina Nastasia, My Brightest Diamond

Boygenius Tour: The Tour Dates: Sept. 25-Oct. 31 Guests/Opening acts: Palehound, Samia, Muna, 100 gecs, Sloppy Jane

Festival: iHeartRadio Music Festival City: Las Vegas Dates: Sept. 22-Sept.23 Headliners: Foo Fighters, Fall Out Boy, Kelly Clarkson, Kane Brown, Lil Durk, Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, Miguel, Travis Scott, Public Enemy, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw, TLC, Thirty Seconds to Mars

Festival: Ohana Festival City: Dana Point, Calif. Dates: Sept. 29-Oct. 1 Headliners: Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters, The Killers, The Chicks, Haim, Pretenders

Festival: All Things Go Music Festival City: Columbia, Md. Dates: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Headliners: Maggie Rogers, Lana Del Rey, Carly Rae Jepsen, Boygenius, Mt. Joy

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Taylor Swift; Beyoncé; Drake

Dozens of artists hit the road during 2023 to bring their music to sold-out venues across the globe.

The first half of the year started off strong with artists and bands like Harry Styles, Journey, Carrie Underwood, SZA, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reba McEntire, Janet Jackson, Lizzo, Blink-182, Charlie Puth, Billy Idol, Wiz Khalifa, Bebe Rexha and Black Pink heading out on their headlining tours.

Some artists had such sought-after tickets for their tours, including Taylor Swift and Beyoncé, that it led to sites, such as Ticketmaster, completely crashing when tickets dropped.

Many summer nights were also filled with good tunes this year as artists including Alicia Keys, Post Malone, Paramore, Chris Stapleton, Boygenius, Lionel Richie, Melissa Etheridge and Maggie Rogers set out on tours during the warmer months.

Concert tours are not only an opportunity for artists to promote their latest albums or to highlight their entire music catalogs, but it’s also a chance for their fans to come together to celebrate the music and musicians that they look up to and love. Those attending shows for artists such as Swift, Beyoncé and Styles often dress to impress, going all out for their outfits. Beyoncé even asked her fans to specifically come to her Virgo season concerts for her Renaissance World Tour decked out in silver and chrome, to celebrate her astrological sign. Swifties, inspired by the lyric “Make the friendship bracelets, take the moment and taste it …” from her song “You’re on Your Own, Kid,” made themed bracelets to trade and hand out to other fans at each of the stops on her Eras Tour.

The performers often praise their fans for all their love and support, like Swift writing on social media in July after her stops in Seattle, Washington, “Thank you for everything. All the cheering, screaming, jumping, dancing, singing at the top of your lungs.”

But if you missed the opportunity to see your favorite artists earlier this year, don’t worry, because The Hollywood Reporter has compiled a list of some of the most anticipated concert tours happening this fall, below.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Tour: Eras Tour (March 2023 – November 2024)

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, the singer’s sixth headlining tour, is described as a journey through all of her musical eras, including  Fearless ,  Lover ,  Evermore ,  1989 ,  Speak Now ,  Reputation  and more. She is set to perform 146 shows across five continents, with each performance featuring a staggering 44-song setlist spanning more than three hours. Swift finished the first U.S. leg at the beginning of August and will return to the U.S. for the second leg in October 2024.


Tour:  Renaissance World Tour (May – October 2023)

Beyoncé’s ninth concert tour, which is three hours long with no opener, is in support of her seventh studio album, Renaissance . She is set to perform 56 shows across Europe and North America.

Drake and 21 Savage

Drake and 21 Savage

Tour: It’s All a Blur Tour (July – October 2023)

Rappers Drake and 21 Savage are co-headlining their It’s All a Blur Tour to promote their collaborative album, Her Loss . The tour will consist of 56 shows across North America.

Jonas Brothers

Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas of The Jonas Brothers

Tour: The Tour (August 2023 – June 2024)

The Jonas Brothers, comprised of Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas and Joe Jonas, have headed out on their 12th concert tour, which will span three continents. The Tour will feature songs from five different albums, including The Album , Happiness Begins and A Little Bit Longer .

Ed Sheeran

Tour: +–=÷× (Mathematics) Tour (April 2022 – November 2023)

Ed Sheeran’s fourth concert tour draws from all of his albums since 2011, including Plus (2011), Multiply (2014), Divide (2017), Equals (2021) and Subtract (2023). The two-hour concert will consist of 88 shows across three continents.

Anita Baker

Anita Baker

Tour: The Songstress Tour (February – December 2023)

Anita Baker will perform in 15 cities across the U.S. for her latest tour, which celebrates her 40 years as a music icon since the release of her debut album,  The Songstress, in 1983.

Guns N' Roses

Guns N' Roses

Tour: World Tour 2023 (June – October 2023)

Guns N’ Roses, comprised of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler, has set out on their latest tour, which spans three continents.

Karol G

Tour: Mañana Será Bonito Tour (August – September 2023)

Karol G kicked off her first-ever stadium tour in Las Vegas and will make her way across the U.S. for stops in six cities.

Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley of the Eagles

Tour: The Long Goodbye (September – November 2023)

The Eagles have embarked on their finale tour, with special guest Steely Dan, after more than 50 years of touring and over a thousand concerts.

The 1975

Tour: Still… at Their Very Best (September – December 2023)

The 1975’s fifth concert tour, in support of the band’s Being Funny in a Foreign Language album, is making stops across North America and Europe.

Doja Cat

Tour: The Scarlet Tour (October – December 2023)

Doja Cat will kick off her first North American arena tour in San Francisco, California this fall. Special guests Ice Spice and Doechii   will join during select dates. The singer has only toured once before as a headliner for her Amala Tour in 2019.

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks

Tour: 2023 Tour (May – December 2023)

Apart from the Two Icons, One Night Tour that Nicks is co-headlining with Billy Joel through the year, the singer-songwriter also added in dates for her solo tour across the U.S. Nicks has previously toured with Fleetwood Mac as well as embarked on more than a dozen solo tours throughout her career.


Tour: Celebration Tour (October 2023 – April 2024)

Madonna, who initially had to postpone the July start of her Celebration Tour as she recovered from a bacterial infection, is now set to kick off her tour in London on Oct. 14. She will make her way across Europe before returning to the U.S. on Dec. 13 to embark on her North American leg.

(L-R) Emily Strayer, Natalie Maines and Martie Maguire of The Chicks

Tour: The Chicks World Tour 2023 (June – October 2023)

The Chicks’ sixth headlining concert tour initially began its first leg in 2022, but the country music trio returned in 2023 for their second leg. The group is touring across North America and Europe as well as Australia and New Zealand.


Tour: Summer Carnival 2023 Tour (June – October 2023)

Pink kicked off her eighth concert tour at the beginning of summer and will run through the beginning of fall. But soon after, the singer will head out on her ninth tour, in support of her album Trustfall , starting in Sacramento, California, on Oct. 12.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Tour: The Age of Pleasure Tour (August – October 2023)

Janelle Monáe’s latest tour supports her album The Age of Pleasure Tour . The singer is making stops in 26 cities across North America.


Tour: Don Juan World Tour (August – November 2023)

Maluma has set out on the North American leg of his Don Juan World Tour, which supports his newly released album of the same name. The Latin music artist will make his way across 30 cities before ending in Miami, Florida.

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen

Tour: One Night at a Time World Tour  (March – October 2023)

Country music star Morgan Wallen is performing across two continents for his latest tour in support of his third studio album of the same name. Special guests include HARDY, Parker McCollum, ERNEST and Bailey Zimmerman.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain

Tour: Queen of Me Tour (April – November 2023)

Shania Twain’s fifth headlining concert tour spans two continents and 77 shows in total. The tour, which marks the singer’s first tour in nearly five years, is in support of her sixth studio album,  Queen of Me .

James Hetfield of Metallica

Tour: M72 World Tour (April 2023 – September 2024)

Metallica’s latest tour in support of the band’s 11th studio album,  72 Seasons, will consist of 49 shows across two continents. Throughout the tour, the heavy metal band will play two nights in every city it visits with two completely different setlists and opening acts for each No Repeat Weekend.

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters

Tour: 2023 Tour (May 2023 – June 2024)

Foo Fighters have embarked on their first headlining tour since drummer Taylor Hawkins died. The tour, which includes performances in five continents, is in support of their new album  But Here We Are .


Tour: The Only Love Tour , formerly The Gag Order Tour (October – November 2023)

Kesha is set to head out on a 20-city North American tour in support of her album  Gag Order . The singer’s sixth headlining tour will also include special guest Jake Wesley Rogers.

John Mayer

Tour: Solo Acoustic Fall Tour (October – November 2023)

John Mayer extended his latest tour across the United States into the fall with special guest JP Saxe.

Lil Yachty

Tour: The Field Trip Tour (September – December 2023)

Lil Yachty is currently on his 39-stop global tour across North America and Europe in support of his album  Let’s Start Here .

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Tour: 2023 Tour (February – December 2023)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have made stops across North America and Europe since February for their latest tour. But they had to postpone their September dates as Springsteen undergoes treatment for peptic ulcer disease. At this point, the tour is set to resume on Nov. 3 in Vancouver.

Chris Martin of Coldplay

Tour: Music of the Spheres World Tour (March 2022 – September 2024)

Coldplay is performing across five continents for its eighth headlining tour in support of the band’s ninth studio album,  Music of the Spheres . They will perform 165 shows in total by the end.

Luke Combs

Tour: 2023 World Tour  (March – October 2023)

Luke Combs has been making his way across three continents performing songs from his latest two albums, Gettin’ Old  and  Growin’ Up .

50 Cent

Tour: The Final Lap Tour (July – December 2023)

50 Cent’s latest concert tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of his album  Get Rich or Die Tryin , which came out in February 2003. The rapper’s tour consists of 69 shows across four continents.


Tour: Unreal Unearth Tour  (September – December 2023)

Hozier has hit the road for his latest tour, which spans across North America and Europe, in support of his EP Eat Your Young and new album Unreal Unearth .

Diana Ross

Tour: The Musical Legacy Tour (June – November 2023)

Diana Ross extended her latest tour, which showcases her iconic hits throughout her career, into the fall. The legendary singer is performing across two continents, North America and Europe.

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Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen are going on huge tours in 2023.

2022 was undoubtedly a huge year for live music— Paul McCartney, BTS, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga and My Chemical Romance all put on substantial nationwide tours.

To that, 2023 says, “No big deal.”

Although announcements are still dropping every day, 2023’s slate already appears ready to rival 2022’s with colossal pop, classic rock, modern rock, R&B, country and hip-hop tours on the horizon.

It doesn’t matter what musical genre is your favorite; there will likely be a huge tour you’re excited about on our comprehensive list of upcoming tours.

From Springsteen to Swift to SZA , here are the 52 biggest acts on tour in 2023 — one for each week — you won’t want to miss when they come to a city near you next year.

Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour”

Featuring Paramore, HAIM, Phoebe Bridgers, beabadobee, Girl In Red, MUNA, Gayle, Gracie Abrams, and OWENN on select dates Runs March 17 through Aug. 9

Adele’s “Weekends With Adele”

Runs Jan. 20 through March 25

Ed Sheeran’s “Mathematics Tour”

Featuring Khalid, Russ, Dylan, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns and Maisie Peters on select dates Runs May 6 through Sept. 23

Katy Perry’s “Play”

Runs Feb. 15 through April 15

WizKid’s “More Love, Less Ego Tour”

Runs May 6 through Sept. 23

Classic Rock

Bruce springsteen and the e street band.

Runs Feb. 1 through April 14

Billy Joel with Stevie Nicks’ “Two Icons, One Night Tour”

Runs Jan. 13 through Sept. 23

Jimmy Buffett’s “Life On The Flip Side Tour”

Runs March 4 through May 6

Sting’s “My Songs Tour”

Runs April 1 through April 9

John Mellencamp’s “Live and In Person Tour”

Runs Feb. 5 through June 24

Lynyrd Skynyrd with ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour”

Featuring Uncle Kracker Runs July 21 through Sept. 17

Journey’s “Freedom Tour”

Featuring Toto on select dates Runs Jan. 27 through April 25

Runs Jan. 25 through May 28

Dead and Company’s “The Final Tour” with John Mayer

Runs May 19 through July 16

Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper’s “The World Tour”

Runs Feb. 10 through Aug. 18

Elvis Costello’s “100 Songs and More Tour”

Runs Feb. 9 through March 10

Morgan Wallen’s “One Night at a Time Tour”

Featuring Parker McCollum, Hardy, Ernest and Bailey Zimmerman Runs April 14 through Oct. 7

George Strait’s “Stadium Tour”

Featuring Chris Stapleton Runs May 6 through Aug. 5

Garth Brooks’ “Plus One Las Vegas Residency”

Runs May 18 through Dec. 16

Zac Brown Band’s “From the Fire Tour”

Featuring Marcus King, Tenille Townes and King Calaway Runs June 23 through Nov. 4

Reba McEntire’s “Reba: Live In Concert Tour”

Featuring Terri Clark and The Isaacs Runs March 9 through April 15

Blake Shelton’s “Back To The Honky Tonk Tour”

Featuring Carly Pearce and Jackson Dean Runs Feb. 16 through March 25

Luke Combs’ “World Tour”

Featuring Riley Green and Lainey Wilson Runs March 25 through July 29

Shania Twain’s “Queen of Me Tour”

Featuring BRELAND and Hailey Whitters on select dates Runs April 28 through Nov. 14

Kane Brown’s “Drunk or Dreaming Tour”

Featuring Dustin Lynch and LOCASH Runs March 16 through Aug. 3

The Judds’ “Final Tour”

Featuring Martina McBride, Brandi Carlile, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and more Runs Jan. 26 through Feb. 25

Thomas Rhett’s “Home Team Tour”

Featuring Cole Swindell and Nate Smith Runs Feb. 9 through Sept. 29

Kenny Chesney’s “I Go Back Tour”

Featuring Kelsea Ballerini Runs March 23 through July 22

Carrie Underwood’s “Denim and Rhinestones Tour”

Featuring Jimmie Allen Runs Feb. 2 through Dec. 9

Lady A’s “Request Line Tour”

Featuring Dave Barnes Runs Feb. 22 through Oct. 28

Runs Jan. 25 through Feb. 18

Lizzo’s “Special 2our”

Featuring Latto Runs April 21 through June 2

SZA’s “S.O.S. Tour”

Featuring Omar Apollo Runs Feb. 21 through March 23

Janet Jackson’s “Together Again Tour”

Featuring Ludacris Runs April 14 through July 9

Usher’s “My Way: The Vegas Residency”

Runs Feb. 24 through July 15

The Temptations with The Four Tops

Runs Jan. 13 through May 21

New Edition’s “The Legacy Tour”

Featuring Keith Sweat, Guy and Tank Runs March 9 through April 30

Nick Cannon’s “Next Superstar Tour”

Featuring Symba, 24kGoldn, Justina Valentine, Hitman Holla, JD McCrary, Traetwothree, Klondike Blonde, DW Flame and POP MONEY Runs Feb. 25 through April 8

’80s, ’90s and ’00s rock

Metallica’s “m72 tour”.

Featuring Pantera, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH and Ice Nine Kills on select dates Runs Aug. 4, 2023 through Aug. 30, 2024

Blink 182’s “North American Tour 2023”

Featuring Turnstile, Rise Against, The Story So Far and Wallows on select dates Runs May 4 through Oct. 21

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Featuring The Strokes, Iggy Pop, The Roots, Mars Volta, St. Vincent, City And Colour, Thundercat and King Princess on select dates Runs Jan. 14 through July 21

The Killers’ “Imploding The Mirage Tour”

Runs March 16 through March 25

Maroon 5’s “M5LV The Residency”

Runs Feb. 4 through Aug. 12

Matchbox Twenty

Runs May 16 through Aug. 6

Third Eye Blind’s “An Evening With Third Eye Blind”

Runs March 10 through April 15

Arctic Monkeys’ “North American Tour 2023”

Featuring Fontaines DC Runs Aug. 25 through Oct. 1

Depeche Mode’s “Memento Mori Tour”

Runs March 23 through April 14

Muse’s “Will Of The People Tour”

Featuring Evanescence, Highly Suspect and ONE OK ROCK Runs Feb. 25 through June 25

Death Cab for Cutie & the Postal Service’s “20th Anniversary Tour”

Runs Sept. 8 through Oct. 13

Paramore’s “In North America Tour”

Featuring Bloc Party and Genesis Owusu Runs Feb. 9 through Aug. 2

Pink’s “Summer Carnival 2.0”

Featuring Pat Benatar with Neil Giraldo, Brandi Carlile, Grouplove and KidCutUp on select dates Runs July 24 through Oct. 9

New Found Glory’s “Make The Most Of It Tour”

Featuring Leanna Firestone Runs Jan. 28 through March 22

They Might Be Giants

Runs Jan. 10 through May 21

Dropkick Murphys’ “Full Electric St. Patrick’s Day Tour”

Featuring The Rumjacks, Jesse Ahern and The Turnpike Troubadours Runs March 1 through March 19

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As in most other areas, Taylor Swift dominated the touring landscape in 2023. Her The Eras Tour grossed more than $1 billion , the biggest haul for any tour ever.

But there were other notable acts making big bucks on the road this year, including Beyoncé , Harry Styles and Drake .

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$325 million

5. Harry Styles: Love On Tour

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$290 million

6. Morgan Wallen: Dangerous Tour

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7. Ed Sheeran: + – = ÷ x Tour

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$268 million

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9. The Weeknd: After Hours ‘Til Dawn Tour

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$220 million

10. Drake: It’s All A Blur Tour

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$184 million

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Check out our recap of Billboard Boxscore's top 10 rock tours of the year, featuring blink-182, Metallica, and more.

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Travis Barker, Mark Hoppus, and Tom DeLonge of Blink-182

Last week, Billboard revealed its year-end Boxscore charts , ranking the top tours, venues, and promoters of 2023. That coverage included analysis of the new wave of genre diverse artists crashing stadium stages, and in turn, our charts. This week, we are breaking down the year’s biggest tours, genre by genre . Today, we continue with rock.

Rock music has been at the center of the touring industry for decades, with legendary acts like The Rolling Stones , U2 , and the Eagles controlling stadium calendars and delivering record-breaking grosses. That is still the case, as rock is responsible for more entries in the all-genre top 10, 20, 40 and 100 than any other genre.

But at 32.4% of all top 100 tours’ grosses, rock takes a dramatic hit from last year’s 42.5% figure. Combined with pop, the two central genres have lost a third of their total market share since the pandemic, as pockets of Latin and K-pop acts take up prime Boxscore real estate. And as rock accounts for many of the oldest artists in the top 100, with Latin and K-pop bringing up the chart’s youngest names, the future of rock bands as touring titans is blurrier than it was 5-10 years ago.

But with a new round of legacy tours from ‘90s and ‘00s bands, plus steady arena grosses from 21st century acts like Arctic Monkeys, Greta Van Fleet and Imagine Dragons, there is still plenty of juice for the coming years.

Scroll to check out the top 10 highest-grossing tours by rock artists, with such acts qualifying due to recent performance on Billboard ’s Top Rock Albums and/or Hot Rock Songs charts. Rankings are determined according to figures reported to Billboard Boxscore. All reported shows worldwide between Nov. 1, 2022 – Sept. 30, 2023 are eligible.

Page McConnell, Trey Anastasio, and Jon Fishman of Phish

$76.8M / 597K tickets / 41 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 24

Phish is among the most consistent touring acts, regardless of genre. From its annual destination event in Mexico to its reliable runs of shows at Madison Square Garden, the jam-band legends continue to one-up themselves, after winding up at No. 31 on last year’s all-genre ranking.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea and Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chili Peppers

$77.2M / 657K tickets / 18 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 23

Red Hot Chili Peppers repeat in the year-end rock breakdown with shows in Asia, Europe and North America. Still, the band’s $77.2 million total doesn’t include the $48.2 million from its co-headline shows with Post Malone in Australia.

Matthew Bellamy of Muse

$92.7M / 1M tickets / 45 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 20

Muse makes its first appearance among the year-end top 10 rock tours since 2013, when the glam-rock band earned $43.2 million while on The 2nd Law World Tour. The European leg did the heaviest lifting, with nine of the top 10 grosses of the year.

Mark Hoppus from Blink-182

$95.7M / 692K tickets / 45 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 19

Blink is back with the biggest tour of its career. The original trio of Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker reunited for 45 sold-out shows in North America and Europe. Things came to a head with two nights at Los Angeles’ BMO Stadium, where blink-182 grossed $8.8 million and sold 43,600 tickets.

Guns N' Roses

Axl Rose and Slash of Guns N' Roses

$96.2M / 888K tickets / 31 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 18

Guns N’ Roses logs a second year between $90-100 million after being No. 8 on 2022’s genre Boxscore breakout. More shows after the tracking period’s cutoff puts the rock icons on tap for the ’24 ranking with $19.7 million already in the bank.

Dead & Company

Dead and Company

$114.7M / 845K tickets / 28 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 15

Dead & Company played its farewell tour between May 19 and July 16, yielding its first $100 million summer since launching as a touring unit in 2015. The peak was a three-night run at San Francisco’s Oracle Park to end the tour, earning $20.4 million from 118,000 tickets sold.

James Hetfield, Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica

$125.8M / 1.2M tickets / 19 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: 14

Metallica grossed more than $10 million in seven markets between Europe and North America, doubling up in Montreal, Paris and more. The M72 World Tour continues with scheduled dates through Sept. 29, 2024.

Depeche Mode

Martin Gore and Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode

$175.2M / 1.8M tickets / 47 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: No. 9

The first of three rock acts in the all-genre top 10, Depeche Mode scores the biggest year of its touring career, blowing past 2017’s $123.5 million. Three shows at Mexico City’s Foro Sol on Sept. 21, 23 and 25 delivered the band’s biggest gross ever, at $15.4 million from 195,000 tickets sold.

Elton John

$210M / 1.3M tickets / 65 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: No. 7

Elton John notches a fifth year on the year-end Boxscore recap with the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, having topped the abridged 2020 report. After all was said and done, set a new record as the highest-grossing tour in Boxscore history, regardless of genre. Over 329 shows, the trek earned $939.1 million and sold six million tickets.

Jonny Buckland, Chris Martin, Will Champion and Guy Berryman of Coldplay

$342.5M / 3.2M tickets / 55 shows

All-Genre Top 100 Rank: No. 2

Switching places with John from last year, Coldplay takes top honors as the highest-grossing rock act of 2023. The band’s spread covers shows in North and South America, as well as Europe, with dates in Asia and Australia in the 2024 tracking window. After kicking off in 2022, the Music of the Spheres Tour has brought in $664.5 million and sold 6.7 million tickets.

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The Most Anticipated Concert Tours of 2023

The Most Anticipated Concert Tours Of 2023

Adrian Spinelli

The touring industry is exploding right now. In a blog post written earlier this year, Lorde astutely noted how basically all of the artists who couldn’t tour during the pandemic are now all hitting the stage all at once. And that massive influx of high-profile concert tours is continuing into 2023. From long-awaited concert tours to anniversary celebrations to high-profile comebacks, these are the most anticipated concert tours of 2023.

Arctic Monkeys

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For the first time in nearly ten years, Arctic Monkeys released a new album. The Car , is a cinematic melodrama enacted as debonairly as possible in the way that only Alex Turner and company can. They’re set to make 22 tour stops in North America at the tail end of summer and Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. are opening for them.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyoncé (@beyonce)

While Beyoncé hasn’t announced any plans to tour in support of Renaissance yet (or release any music videos from it for that matter) she dropped a $20,000 hint that a tour is coming this summer. You see, at the WACO Theater Wearable Art Gala in October, Beyoncé put up an extravagant package for the charity auction. For $20k, the package description included airline tickets and a meet and greet to, “Beyoncé’s Renaissance 2023 tour.” Shout out to the Bey Hive member who sussed out this caper. ( Update: Beyoncé announced a Renaissance world tour on February 1, 2023.)

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Big Thief (@bigthiefmusic)

In a year that saw them releasing another dynamite album in Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You , Big Thief announced an active schedule of concerts across four continents . But they really made waves this past week in laying out a plan to invite teachers and students to their soundchecks along the tour. The band wants to provide young people with opportunities to engage in learning experiences around creativity, music, playing shows, and songwriting. Awesome.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by blink-182 (@blink182)

Not only is Blink 182 back, but guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge has rejoined the band making for a full reunion tour . Delonge, drummer Travis barker, and bassist/singer Mark Hoppus are also set to headline a slew of South American festivals, as well as the When We Were Young emo nostalgia fest in Las Vegas. Oh, and a new Blink 182 album is apparently on deck as well.

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are hitting the road in 2023 for the first time since 2017. Yet when news of the US tour dates hit , Ticketmaster’s flexible pricing model sent some seats soaring in the thousands of dollars range and fans were none too pleased. Springsteen answered the critics essentially saying that the imperfect system is what it is, but, “If there’s any complaints on the way out, you can have your money back.” They don’t call him The Boss for nothing.

Death Grips

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For the first time in four years, horrorcore trailblazers Death Grips will be going out on tour . The experimental rap trio of Zach Hill, MC Ride, and Andy Morin put on an electric live show, with MC Ride an always visceral presence on the microphone.

Depeche Mode

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It was a tough year for Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan and Martin Gore when longtime keyboardist Andy “Fletch” Fletcher died in May at the age of 60 . But Depeche Mode are still planning on releasing their new album Memento Mori , this spring. “Fletch would have loved this album,” Gahan said. The Memento Mori World Tour begins in March in the US and only ends in August in Europe.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ed Sheeran HQ (@edhq)

With albums entitled +, =, ÷ , and x Ed Sheeran is bringing the theme full circle with his North America megatour dubbed the Mathematics Tour . He’ll be playing gigantic stadium sets at venues like Houston’s NRG Stadium, Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, and Detroit’s Ford Field. Meanwhile, he has curated a diverse set of tour openers in Khalid, Maisie Peters, Russ, Rosa Linn, Cat Burns, and Dylan.

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Hopefully, GloRilla is planning on giving her assistant a raise , because she’s going to be plenty busy with her first-ever headlining tour in 2023. The Anyways, Life’s Great Tour is tabbed as GloRilla “with friends,” so we’ll see who decides to pop up on stage with the Memphis rapper. Could one of those friends be Cardi B at some point? The pair collaborated on the track “Tomorrow 2” which hit the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2022.

Janet Jackson

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When Janet Jackson announced the Together Again Tour for 2023 , she also promised that “there will be new music.” Not that we really need any, considering how many #hits she’s turned out across the decades, but it definitely adds to the mystique of what the always explosive “That’s The Way Love Goes” singer does on stage. Ludacris is joining her as the opening act, cause why the heck not?

JID and Smino

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Both JID and Smino dropped albums in 2022. JID’s Forever Story places him in the conversation of today’s best, while Smino’s incredibly unique Luv 4 Rent features A-List featured guests like J-Cole and Lil Uzi Vert. Now the Atlanta and St. Louis connection will come to fruition on the 32-date cross-continent Luv Is 4Ever Tour .

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

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Are King Gizzard the most prolific band in the world right now? The Aussie psycho rockers did just drop five albums in 2022. They’ve certainly become one of the most cultiish live bands on the planet regardless. They’re June 2023 tour begins at The Caverns Underground in Tennessee and ends with a three-hour “marathon set” at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Metallica (@metallica)

The pioneering metal band from San Francisco have a new album due out on April 14th called 72 Seasons and the corresponding tour will stretch far beyond 2023. Metallica will be hitting the road this year, making stops in both Europe, the US, Canada, while picking it up again for a slew of 2024 dates in Europe and all of North America including Mexico. The shows will feature them playing 2 nights in cities, with no song repeats and an in-the-round staging.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by paramore (@paramore)

Paramore’s much-hyped sixth album, This Is Why , is due out on February 10th and the Hayley Williams-led band have a tour ready to rock for the summertime. Beginning in May, Paramore will be touring all throughout North America and have an illustrious cast of support acts in tow in Bloc Party (whom they cite as a primary influence), Foals, The Linda Lindas, and Genesis Owusu.

The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie

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Not only is The Postal Service embarking on a 20th Anniversary Tour for their cult-classic album Give Up, but it’s a double bill with Death Cab For Cutie. Ben Gibbard will be pulling double duty, but he’s the quintessential rockstar on stage and can more than handle it. And as great as Death Cab’s latest album, Asphalt Meadows , is, the vibes will surely be highest as soon as Jenny Lewis joins Gibbard on vocals for Give Up’s opening track, “The District Sleeps Alone Tonight.”

View this post on Instagram A post shared by SZA (@sza)

Sad hotties rejoice, SZA is going on tour! After an unfathomable number of teasers and delays, SZA’s new album S.O.S. finally dropped last month and she’ll be supporting it on tour with Omar Apollo as the opening act. We got a preview of SZA’s S.O.S. stage setup at Outside Lands festival 2022 in San Francisco this past summer and it’s thematic to the album to say the least.

Taylor Swift

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Following the release of Midnights , Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour will mark her first stadium performances in five years. By now, you’ve surely heard about how Taylor damn near broke Ticketmaster when tickets went on sale and the tour has already netted over a half billion dollars in sales. This will mark the largest run of US dates for Swift, so do what you have to do to get into the stadium. And if all else fails, maybe her cat can put you on the guest list?

The Walkmen

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A decade since The Walkmen went on an “extreme hiatus,” the indie rock staples announced a comeback for 2023 with a limited number of shows in only New York City at first. The tour has since expanded to add multi-night residencies in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington D.C. in addition to New York City. This could potentially mean that Hamilton Leithauser, Peter Bauer, and company might finally have a new album by The Walkmen on the horizon. The plan will surely unfold on this long-awaited slate of live performances which begins in April.

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Weeks after dropping his latest album, More Love Less Ego , Wizkid already started teasing a new album called SaiLess . The promise of even more new music from the world-sweeping Afrobeats star will certainly drive the interest North American Tour. Beginning in March , Wizkid will be playing arena-sized venues like Houston’s Kia Center and Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Zach Bryan (@zachlanebryan)

A noted critic of Ticketmaster’s purported monopoly and the exorbitant fees that they tack on concert tickets, Zach Bryan has decided to take matters into his own hands for his upcoming tour. “I’ve decided to play a limited number of headline shows next year to which I’ve done all I can to make prices as cheap as possible and to prove to people tickets don’t have to cost $450 to see a good and honest show,” the country music rising star said on Instagram. The dates have yet to be announced but Bryan has promised them “soon” and you’ve just got to admire the stance he’s taking.

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Zachary Laks

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Lizzo’s Special 2our makes stops throughout North America in 2023 – and promises to be one of the top shows of the year © Scott Legato / WireImage

The roar of the crowd. The resonating beats that can’t be reproduced with headphones. The thrill of seeing your favorite music artist live and in the flesh. 

The greatest live-music events are transporting experiences. 

Whether their songs have been the soundtrack to your life or you just can’t help but bust a move when they play on the radio, many of music’s biggest acts are heading out on tour for 2023. You’ll spend the night in very good company as you see living legends of the music industry live, at these 10 top concerts set to tour the US in 2023. 


Lizzo: The Special 2our

The three-time Grammy winner and recent Emmy recipient Lizzo returns to American stages in 2023 with the second leg of The Special 2our. The multi-hyphenate’s tour will make stops at 17 cities throughout North America , bringing all of Lizzo’s chart-topping hits including “Good as Hell,” “About Damn Time,” “Juice” and “Boys.” Expect an electric evening of female empowerment as Lizzo gets support from her troupe of “Big Grrrl” dancers, DJ Sophia Eris (who joins the star for a rousing rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop”), backup singers and an all-women band. No Lizzo concert would be complete without Sasha Flute, Lizzo’s prized woodwind, which she deploys several times each concert, including during “Truth Hurts” and “Juice.” 

Where to get tickets: Tickets to see Lizzo live on tour are available through Ticketmaster . 

Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel: Two Icons, One Night

Two of music’s most iconic living legends will share the bill for five rousing evenings of classic rock and soul at stadiums across the country. The Two Icons, One Night tour is a rare double bill of two legendary touring acts, Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel. The limited concert series will open March 10 at Los Angeles ’ SoFi Stadium, followed by one-nighters in Arlington, Texas ; Nashville ; Columbus; and a final evening in Kansas City , on August 19. Both musicians have continuously toured throughout the decades, with Nicks most recently wrapping up a sold-out tour in summer 2022, and Joel touring the world in addition to his record-breaking residency at New York City ’s Madison Square Garden .  

Where to get tickets: Tickets to see the iconic duo are on sale now through Ticketmaster . 

P!NK: Summer Carnival 2023

Buy a ticket to see P!NK in person, and you know the glam rock diva will soar – figuratively and literally. The singer/songwriter returns to the touring circuit with P!NK’s Summer Carnival 2023, an all-new stadium spectacular with musical guests Brandi Carlile, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo set to open on select dates, with Grouplove and KidCutUp performing at all shows. P!NK concerts offer a thrilling blend of her power vocals and cutting-edge stagecraft as the star can often be seen dangling upside over the crowd or crooning effortlessly from a trapeze swing. The pop legend’s tour arrives in US on July 26 in Cincinnati , followed by 20 performances across the country, concluding on October 9, 2023.

Where to get tickets: Tickets for P!NK’s upcoming Summer Carnival tour are available through Ticketmaster . 

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Adele: Weekends with Adele at the Colosseum, Las Vegas

Adele’s new residency at the Colosseum is the hottest ticket in Las Vegas – and for good reason. The singer/songwriter is at the top of her game in a new production featuring her golden voice plus plenty of Vegas spectacle. The 20-song set list compiles her most popular hits, including a most appropriate opening of “Hello,” as well as such instant classics as “Rolling in the Deep,” “Set Fire to the Rain” and “Skyfall.” This residency is the rare chance to see the megawatt performer in a smaller venue – while there are 4000 seats, this is positively intimate compared to the large arenas she has played in the past. 

Where to get tickets: The entire run of Weekends with Adele is sold out. If you’re looking to purchase tickets off a secondary market, make sure the secondary ticket vendor offers a 100% guarantee on your purchase to avoid scams.  

Taylor Swift: Eras Tour

With Ticketmaster reporting “historically unprecedented demand,” Taylor Swift’s upcoming Eras Tour is one of the most sought-after concert tickets of just about any era. The highly anticipated 52-night stadium tour is the singer/songwriter’s return to the stage after her 2018 Reputation Tour was the highest-grossing of any in US history. Expect records to be shattered again, with tickets having sold out for the new tour in record time during the presale, alongside reports that demand “could have filled 900 stadiums.” Since Swift has released four albums since she last set out on the road, it’s anyone’s guess as to which songs will make the cut. Still, you can expect a lineup of megahits including “Shake It Off,” “Blank Space” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” to be a part of the set list for certain. 

Where to get tickets: Tickets on Ticketmaster were gone in a flash during the presale. Those seeking tickets through a secondary market should stick to a platform like StubHub and VividSeats that offers a 100% money-back guarantee in fraudulent scalping.  

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Usher: My Way – The Vegas Residency

Legendary singer/songwriter Usher is one of the greatest R&B showmen of all time. So there’s no question that his latest Vegas residency spanning his remarkable 20-year music career will be a spectacle of epic proportions. Set to return to the Dolby Live theater at Park MGM for 25 new dates from March through July 2023, Usher’s show will offer a rousing set list including many of his hits, such as “My Way,” “OMG” and “Yeah!” The high-voltage evening features plenty of spectacle, including a supporting cast of 23 dancers, roller skaters and pole dancers. 

Where to get tickets: Tickets and premium packages can be booked through Usher’s Vegas Residency website . 

Dead & Company: The Final Tour

Spanning more than five decades as the quintessential jam band, Dead & Company will hit the road for one final foray last time this summer. The Dead & Co. ensemble – currently led by original Grateful Dead members Bobby Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, joined by Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and John Mayer – has continued the long legacy of the Grateful Dead by touring for each of the past eight summers. This summer, their final tour will serve as a bittersweet farewell as the band hangs up their guitars and tie-dye after having played more than 2300 concerts as the Grateful Dead. Expect Deadhead groupies from all around the world to descend for many nights of peace, love and happiness. 

Where to get tickets: Tickets for Dead & Company’s final tour are available through Ticketmaster . 

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Marc Anthony: VIVIENDO Tour

Don’t expect to be sitting down for most of Marc Anthony’s wildly energetic VIVIENDO Tour, set to tour the US in 2023. The three-time Grammy and seven-time Latin Grammy winner Anthony delivers a high-energy spectacle, the kind that gets you dancing along from the first down beat. Chart-topping hits fill the set list, including “Pa’lla Voy,” “Vivir Mi Vida” and “Valió la Pena.” 

Where to get tickets: Tickets for Marc Anthony’s VIVIENDO Tour are available through Ticketmaster . 

Beyoncé: Renaissance Tour 

While details have yet to be fully released, Beyoncé will be celebrating her new album Renaissance with a live tour. The pop megastar is truly the first lady of music, having won 28 Grammys – the most by any female artist. If previous tours are any indication, Beyoncé will be making stops at major stadiums throughout the US, bringing with her a larger-than-life spectacle with dozens of backup dancers, pyrotechnics and stunning stagecraft. Renaissance  was built with the dance floor in mind – so get ready for a party like no other. 

Where to get tickets: Dates and details for the tour have yet to be released. Sign up for Beyoncé’s newsletter on her official site to be among the first to know. 

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The Phantom of the Opera : final months on Broadway

In between the many A-list music acts playing the country, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more searing night of high drama and theatrical magic than the original Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera . After 35 years, Broadway’s longest-running show will take its final bow on April 16, 2023. Hal Prince’s original staging remains as impressive as ever, featuring top-notch Broadway talent, a lush 27-piece orchestra and the iconic chandelier that crashes to the floor, night after night. Expect tickets to sell fast as “phans” fly in from around the world to hear the glorious “Music of the Night” one final time. 

Where to get tickets: Telecharge is the official ticketing website for The Phantom of the Opera . Every night, a limited number of $45 tickets are available through a digital lottery, which you can enter here .

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2023 is shaping up to be an utterly massive year for new albums , and it's looking like an equally thrilling year for live music. Pantera will play their first U.S. shows in over 22 years. Metallica are hitting the road in support of a new album. Turnstile are booked for their biggest tour yet: opening for pop-punk giants blink-182 on their hugely anticipated reunion tour. That's just a snippet of the many kickass tours that we can't wait to experience throughout the next trip around the sun. Below are the 25 we're most looking forward to losing our hearing at.

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Anthrax, Black Label Society, Exodus

Kicks off: January 17 Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante and Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde are practically joined at the hip these days. Outside of their new duties performing with the freshly reformed Pantera, their respective main bands toured together last summer, and they had so much fun together that they decided to do a whole 'nother run this winter. Anthrax and BLS will be trading off headlining slots, and Bay Area thrash OGs Exodus are joining them for this 24-date venture. It's gonna be a hoot.

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We Came as Romans, Erra, Brand of Sacrifice

Kicks off: January 19 One of the most devastating collabs of 2022 was "Darkbloom (Reimagined)," We Came as Romans' brutal tag-team with rising deathcore heavyweights Brand of Sacrifice. The younger Canuck band gave the elder metalcore statesmen an added dose of nastiness, and BOS got to dabble in catchier fare, so it's only natural that the two acts would hit the road together in 2023 to play that sucker live. Plus, prog-core vets Erra are rounding out the bill, so be sure to stretch your neck before this one hits your town.

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Soulfly, Bodybox, Half Heard Voices, Skinflint

Kicks off: January 25 Max Cavalera is one of metal's pre-eminent road dogs. The dude is constantly touring, either with his brother, Iggor, in Cavalera Conspiracy, or with his main band Soulfly, who just dropped a new album last year, Totem , and are jonesing to play the new digs in every nook and cranny in North America. Them and Florida death-metal upstarts Bodybox will kick off a whopping 57-date(!) trek in late January, with Half Heard Voices and Skinflint joining for specific legs.

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Parkway Drive, Memphis May Fire, Currents

Kicks off: January 31 It's been a long four years since the Aussie metal institution washed up on North American shores, but Parkway Drive are finally coming back to the U.S. this year. That means it's also their first batch of stateside shows since their latest album, 2022's Darker Still , which features their most anthemic, mountain-scaling compositions yet — the kind of arena-ready, chant-inducing songs that lend themselves to a kickass live show. Huge riffs, huge hooks and (hopefully) huge fucking flames.

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Thy Art is Murder, Kublai Khan, Undeath, I AM, Justice for the Damned

Kicks off: February 8 Deathcore, metalcore, hardcore, death metal — all of those subgenres are accounted for on this crushing tour package helmed by Australia's mighty deathcore champs Thy Art Is Murder. Dubbed "Decade of Hate," the run will be celebrating 10 years of TAIM's deathcore landmark, Hate , and all of the supporting acts hold a candle to that record's baleful energy. Kublai Khan and I AM are Texas' new-gen mosh officers, Undeath are death metal's fastest-rising young act, and Justice for the Damned are bringing even more deathcore from down under.

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August Burns Red, Devil Wears Prada, Bleed From Within

Kicks off: February 15 It's hard to believe that August Burns Red have been around for 20 years now, but the Pennsylvania metalcore stalwarts are indeed hitting the double-decade mark this year. That's a big deal, and there's no better band they could've picked to celebrate that milestone with than fellow metalcore lifers the Devil Wears Prada, who emerged from the same era as ABR and are also still standing stronger than ever today. On top of that, ABR's new record, Death Below , will arrive March 24th, smack-dab in the middle of this journey. Partaayyy .

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Sunami, Big Boy, Extinguish, Ingrown, Spy

Kicks off: February 24 Sunami have built their brand on being a band from the Bay Area. In fact, they've gone so far as to say that anyone who doesn't reside from that region of California is a bitch. Nevertheless, the rast-rising hardcore brutes are leaving their beloved San Jose for a full month this year while they embark on their first-ever U.S. headlining tour. A murderer's row of hardcore peers will be participating in the journey: Idaho's Ingrown and Sunami's Cali pals in Big Boy, Extinguish and Spy. Let's see if us cold-blooded East Coasters can stand their heat.


Vulvodynia, To the Grave, Viscera, Osiah, Bound in Fear

Kicks off: March 2 According to Lorna Shore frontman Will Ramos, Vulvodynia are the heaviest band out there right now. Those are strong words coming from deathcore's leading screamer, and we're ready to see if the South African slam-death crew back that claim when they visit our hemisphere later this winter. Curated by extreme-metal powerhouse Unique Legion Records, the tour also includes Australian punishers To the Grave and three U.K. deathcore acts: Viscera, Osiah and Bound in Fear. Blood will be spilled in these pits.

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Underoath, Periphery, Loathe

Kicks off: March 3 This tour is a perfect trifecta of forward-thinking heaviness. You've got Underoath bringing huge choruses, chonky breakdowns and the glitchy effects of their most recent opus, Voyeurist . Periphery are holding it down for the moshing mathematicians, with jazz-influenced prog riffage, djenty grooves and soaring hooks. Then there's Loathe, the hypest metalcore band out of the U.K. who cross the gauzy melodies of Deftones with the room-rumbling heaviness of a metallic hardcore band. Three distinct yet complementary acts, all on one lineup.

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DevilDriver, Cradle of Filth, Black Satellite, ONI

Kicks off: March 8 As great as it is to see bands of a similar feather play together, a well-conceived mixed bill is also a treat. DevilDriver (groove metal) and Cradle of Filth (symphonic black metal) are very different bands in a lot of ways, which means there won't be a stale, redundant moment at their upcoming co-headliner — and the opening bands only add to the variety. Black Satellite sit squarely in the industrial-metal lane and ONI's sound ranges from bouncy djent to hooky metalcore. Something for everyone.

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Life of Agony, Sick of It All

Kicks off: March 9 Life of Agony's groundbreaking debut, River Runs Red , turns 30 this year, and anyone who catches them on this upcoming tour gets to hear it played in full. It's a pretty sweet deal that's made even sweeter by fellow NYHC veterans Sick of It All joining the trek, creating a must-see bill for anyone who loves the heavy music of the early Nineties. SOIA haven't indicated that they'll be playing any one record of theirs back-to-back, but we have to imagine they'll be following LOA's lead and leaning on the time-tested oldies.

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Morbid Angel, Revocation, Skeletal Remains, Vitriol, Crypta

Kicks off: March 15 Florida death metal is 40 years old. Let that sink in. Then, before you get all sullen about the passing of time, flip on Altars of Madness , crank the volume to an ear-piercing high, and get fucking pumped to see Morbid fucking Angel this year, who're honoring their four-decade run with their first tour since 2019. Expect a career-spanning setlist filled with all the gory goodness, and a smattering of opening sets by other, younger death bringers of all stripes.

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Depeche Mode

Kicks off: March 23 Depeche Mode's first tour in five years will be bittersweet. It'll be their first run without founding keyboardist Andy "Fletch" Fletcher, who passed away last year at age 60, reducing the iconic electronic-rock troupe to a duo. However, moving forward is "what he would have wanted," according to surviving members Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, so this world trek will triple as a tribute to his legacy, a celebration of their return to stages and a promotion of their long-awaited new album, Memento Mori.

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City Morgue, Vein.FM

Kicks off: March 29 City Morgue are a rap duo who love metal and hardcore. Anyone who's heard their trunk-knocking music — which frequently features buzzsaw guitars and screamed vocals from ZillaKami and SosMula — can tell these guys are real-deal headbangers, and they love touring with heavy bands to make their notoriously raucous shows as intense as possible. This spring, Boston hardcore scramblers Vein.FM get the honor of supporting them, and we're already thinking about which shirt we won't mind losing when it ultimately gets ripped off in the sweaty mayhem.

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Silverstein, Dayseeker, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, One Step Closer

Kicks off: March 30 A big reason why Silverstein continue to connect with younger fans is because they've always been great about touring with a diverse array of up-and-coming bands. On this tour, the Canuck post-hardcore vets are bringing along O.C. post-hardcore crooners Dayseeker, San Diego sasscore heroes SeeYouSpaceCowboy, and one of the quickest-rising bands in hardcore right now, Wilkes Barre's One Step Closer. Old-school Silverstein heads get to hear some new bands, and fans of the opening acts get swept into Silverstein's world. Win-win.

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Dying Fetus, Suicide Silence, Born of Osiris, Sanguisugabogg, Aborted, Crown Magnetar, Slay Squad

Kicks off: April 7 Now in its fourth year, the annual Chaos and Carnage tour is looking more and more like a winter answer to the now-defunct Summer Slaughter tour. Co-headliners Suicide Silence and Dying Fetus are about as strong a union of deathcore and death metal as they come, and the slew of openers — djent-core aliens Born of Osiris, Belgian brutal death vets Aborted and acid-fried death-metal rascals Sanguisgabogg, to name a few — provide a smorgasbord of breakdowns and blast beats for the feasting.

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Spiritbox, After the Burial, Intervals

Kicks off: April 10 Spiritbox felt like a headlining act before 2021's Eternal Blue even dropped, and when that album exploded the way it did, the Canuck renegades appeared to be genuine superstars. However, they've somehow never embarked on a U.S. headlining tour — a fact set to change later this spring. Courtney LaPlante and Co. will finally spearhead their own trek, with djent devotees After the Burial and fellow Canadian prog-metallers Intervals rounding out the bill. Catch Spiritbox in 1,000-capacity rooms while you still can.

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Black Dahlia Murder, Terror, Frozen Soul, Fuming Mouth, Phobophilic

Kicks off: April 15 It's a new era of the Black Dahlia Murder. This will be the Michigan melodeath vets' first tour without their late founding frontman, Trevor Strnad, who'll be replaced on the mic by co-founding guitarist Brian Eschbach going forward. It's a radical shift in the long-running band's lineup, but one thing that hasn't changed is their commitment to big-upping new-gen talent. Alongside hardcore lifers, Terror, the tour features two rising figures in modern death-metal (Frozen Soul and Phobophilic) and Boston metallic-hardcore bruisers Fuming Mouth, marking their first tour since bandleader Mark Whelan was diagnosed with — and beat! — cancer. 

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Mastodon, Gojira, Lorna Shore

Kicks off: April 18 While it would be fucking sick to see the titular beasts Mastodon and Gojira named their bands after going head-to-head in a Godzilla vs. Kong type movie, when it comes to their music, we're much more excited to see those metal giants uniting as tourmates. Dubbed the Mega-Monsters Tour, the Atlanta prog-metallers and French groovesters will be terrorizing North America throughout two legs of dates this spring and summer, and they're bringing out Lorna Shore — the hottest band in deathcore — as their supporting act. Two words: Fuck yes. 

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Blink-182, Turnstile

Kicks off: May 4 Arguably the most anticipated 2023 tour in all of rock music, this will mark blink-182's first trek with co-founding singer-guitarist Tom DeLonge in eight years — and it'll be in support of blink's as-yet-unnannounced new album, their first with DeLonge in over a decade. But even if that means absolutely nothing to you, motherfucking Turnstile — the kings of Baltimore, who are now quite possibly the most popular hardcore band ever — will be opening every date. That's fucking insane. Hardcore kids are going to be doing spin kicks next to moms and dads who are there to sing along to "All the Small Things."

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Death Grips

Kicks off: May 5 Throughout the 2010s, Death Grips built up a reputation as one of the most intense and unpredictable live acts in all of music. Their convulsive fusions of punk, rap and industrial — and frontman MC Ride's bizarre, violent performances — make their cult-like fan base go absolutely apeshit, and the fact that they haven't toured since 2019 means that people have a lot of pent-up ferocity that they're ready to let loose. Even if you think you're hot shit for having survived a Slayer pit, don't let your guard down for a second when "Hustle Bones" starts blaring.

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Kicks off: August 4 Metallica don't tour that much anymore. As the biggest metal band on the planet for multiple decades running, they don't really have to be out there grinding on month-long treks. So it's always a special affair when they do line up a set of gigs, and even more so when they have a new album to promote. The first U.S. leg of their extensive world tour for April's 72 Seasons LP will see the metal titans playing two "No Repeat Weekend" shows in various cities with a different setlist and different openers each night. Oh yeah, and one of the opening acts is motherfucking Pantera. This ain't your average 'Tallica tour.

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Kicks off: July 13 Do we really need to tell you why we're looking forward to this? These will be Pantera's first U.S. shows in over 22 years! There're Pantera fans who weren't even alive yet when the band initially broke up, and they're gonna get to see "Cowboys From Hell" and "Mouth For War" and "5 Minutes Alone" played live for the very first time. The power-groove juggernaut's 2023 U.S. run kicks off with a couple festival dates, at Wisconsin's Rockfest and Ohio's Inkcarceration, before Pantera meet up with Metallica. Are we missing this? No way, punk.

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Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper

Kicks off: August 5 Last year, Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard spread their glam-metal gospel throughout North America in what ended up being the last-ever tour for founding Crüe guitarist Mick Mars, who announced he was retiring from the road due to his ongoing painful struggle with Ankylosing Spondylitis (A.S.). Therefore, this year's run with Def Leppard and Alice Cooper will be Crüe's first U.S. journey with new touring axman John 5, who's been a member of Rob Zombie's band for roughly 15 years. This should be a smooth transition.

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Avenged Sevenfold

Kicks off: TBA Avenged Sevenfold haven't publicly said anything yet about a full-fledged tour, but we'd be shocked if the O.C. metal titans didn't hit the road this year. The band will finally release their long-awaited new album before the clock strikes 2024, and so far, they've been announced as headliners for two major festivals, Welcome to Rockville and Sonic Temple. A7X haven't played live since 2018 and they'll have a massive new album to promote. A tour has to be on the agenda, too, right?

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Kicks off: TBA With Deftones taking a breather, it looks like Crosses (†††), Chino Moreno's electronic-rock project with Far's Shaun Lopez, will finally be returning to the stage — the duo promised as much when we spoke to them late last year. Crosses came back in full force in 2022, dropping a double-single and a new EP, and they've teased that they have over a whole album's worth of new material in the pipeline. They also said they hope to be "out there" performing by the spring/summer of 2023 — which would mark their first shows since 2015. A couple festival appearances would be nice, but a tour would be even nicer.

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Kicks off: TBA 2022 belonged to Ghost. They won an AMA, went viral on TikTok, threw out an MLB first pitch, headlined humongous shows and dropped the best album of the year. Now, they're due for a proper victory lap, and while they haven't formally unveiled any live show plans, mastermind Tobias Forge confirmed that there's a U.S. trek in the works: "We're going to go into every territory [this] year," he said , "but there's going to be one European tour, one American tour." Ghost's last stateside run — with Mastodon and Spiritbox — wil be hard to top, but if anyone can do it, Papa and the Ghouls can.

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Most Anticipated Tours of 2024

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The year 2024 is shaping up to be a landmark year for live music. An array of superstar artists across genres are hitting the road to tour over the next few months. From seasoned legends embarking on career-spanning tours to emerging talents ready to make their mark on the world stage, the diversity of acts promises something for every music lover. This eclectic mix not only reflects the current musical landscape's richness but also signals a renaissance of live performances, as artists and fans alike seek to reconnect in post-pandemic times. These tours are not just about the music; they represent the culmination of artists' creative visions, technological advancements in show production, and a shared desire for IRL experiences. These tours can be huge money-makers also. Here’s a list of the most anticipated music tours of 2024.

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24. Tyla’s ‘The Tyla Tour’

Starts: March 21, 2024 in Oslo, Norway

Ends: May 28, 2024 in Minneapolis

23. Teezo Touchdown’s ‘Spend the Night Tour’

Tour Stops: Boston, Paris, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Austin

Starts: March 21 in Amsterdam

Ends: June 4 in New York 

22. Lil Yachty’s ‘The Field Trip Tour’

Tour Stops: Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, Stockholm, Tilburg and more 

Starts: April 29 in London  

Ends: May 26 in Oslo

21. Offset’s ‘Set It Off Tour’

Tour Stops: Charlotte, Norfolk, Mckees Rocks, Rochester, New York and more 

Starts: March 13 in Lake Buena Vista

Ends: April 3 in Minneapolis

20. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ‘Unlimited Love Tour’

Tour Stops: Highland, Tempe, Ridgefield, George, Wheatland and more

Starts: Feb. 17 in Lincoln, CA 

Ends: July 30 in St. Louis

Featuring: Kid Cudi, Ken Carson, Ice Cube and others

19. Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Ricky Martin’s 'The Trilogy Tour'

Tour Stops: Kansas City, Saint Paul, Montreal, Raleigh, Sunrise and more

Started: Jan. 30

Ends: March 10 in Tampa

18. Madonna’s ‘The Celebration Tour’

Tour Stops: Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Palm Springs and more

Started: 2023

Ends: April 26 in Mexico City

Featuring: Bob the Drag Queen

17. Blink 182’s ‘One More Time Tour’

Tour Stops: Dublin, Leeds, Fort Worth, Glendale, Bogota

Starts: Feb. 16 in Sydney

Ends: Aug. 15 Aug. 30 in Glasgow

16. Danny Brown's ‘Quaranta Tour’

Tour Stops: Minneapolis, New York, Boise, Seattle, Austin, and more

Starts: March 12 in Boston

Ends: April 14 in Nashville

15. Green Day’s ‘The Saviors Tour’

Tour Stops: Manchester, Austin, Arlington, Pitttsburg, Nashville and more

Starts: July 18 in Paris 

Ends: Sept. 28 in San Diego

Featuring: The Smashing Pumpkins and The Linda Lindas

14. Janet Jackson’s ‘Together Again Tour’

Tour Stops: Saint Paul, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Hershey, Oklahoma City and more

Starts: March 8 in Honolulu

Ends: July 30 in Phoenix

Featuring: Nelly

13. Justin Timberlake’s ‘The Forget Tomorrow World Tour’

Tour Stops: Seattle, San Jose, San Diego, San Antonio, Ft Worth 

Starts: April 29 in Vancouver

Ends: July 9 in Indianapolis

12. The Rolling Stones’ ‘Stones Tour 2024 Hackney Diamonds’

Tour Stops: Los Angeles, Cleveland, Foxboro, East Rutherford, Glendale and more

Starts: April 28 in Houston 

Ends: July 17 Santa Clara

11. Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘Sing a Song All Night Long Tour’

Tour Stops: Jacksonville, Birmingham, San Antonio, Omaha, Tulsa

Starts: May 23 in Knoxville 

Ends: June 16 in Las Vegas

10. Burna Boy’s ‘I Told Them Tour’

Tour Stops: Montreal, Tampa, London, Cologne, Atlanta and more

Starts: Feb. 21 in Chicago

Ends: June 29 in London

9. Wu-Tang Clan's 'Vegas Residency'

8. taylor swift's 'the eras tour', 7. khruangbin’s ‘a la sala 2024 tour’.

Tour Stops: Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Saratoga Springs, Belgium, Austria and more

Starts: April 14 in Indio, CA

Ends: Oct. 10 in New Orleans

Featuring: Arooj Aftab, Hermano Gutiérrez, Men I Trust

6. Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Guts Tour’

Tour Stops: Portland, Vancouver, Kansas City, DC, Madrid and more

Starts: Feb. 23 in Palm Desert

Ends: April 9 in Inglewood

Featuring: PinkPantheress and others

5. André 3000’s ‘New Blue Sun Live Tour’

Tour Stops: New York, Detroit, San Francisco, Atlanta and more 

Starts: Jan. 29 in Brooklyn

Ends: March 9 in Los Angeles

4. Nicki Minaj’s ‘Pink Friday 2 World Tour’

Tour Stops: New York, Germany, Baltimore, Paris, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and more

Starts: March 1 in Newark, NJ 

Ends: June 12 in Stockholm

3. Bad Bunny’s ‘Most Wanted Tour’

Tour Stops: Tampa, Atlanta, New Orleans, Tulsa, Louisville, Hartford, CT and more

Starts: Feb. 21 in Salt Lake City

Ends: May 26 in Miami

2. Drake and J. Cole’s ‘It’s All A Blur Tour – Big As the What?’

Tour Stops: Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, Columbus, Memphis and more

Started: Jan. 18 in Denver, CO

Ends: March 27 in Birmingham, AL

1. Usher’s ‘Past Present Future Tour’

Tour Stops: Los Angeles, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, Charlotte, Vancouver, NYC and other major cities.  

Starts: Aug 16 in Atlanta, GA

Ends: Nov 27 in Houston, TX

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The biggest gigs and tours to look forward to in 2023

From reunited legends to rising stars, 2023’s live calendar is jam-packed with unmissable appointments

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Times are tough right now, there’s no denying that. But there’s also no denying the healing power of music – especially going to witness your favourite artist or new obsession live. Luckily 2023 is already jam-packed with massive tours and big gigs to help brighten up our lives, whether that’s Arctic Monkeys stepping up to stadiums, rap’s newest star GloRilla showing her mettle, or reunited legends like Blur and Pulp giving us some good old nostalgia. Here are the biggest gigs and tours to look forward to this year.

  • Arctic Monkeys

Matt Helders and Alex Turner performing live on-stage with Arctic Monkeys in 2022

Dates announced: Arctic Monkeys ’ 2023 dates start early, ringing in the New Year in Australia. From there, they’ll tour Asia and Europe, before coming home to the UK for a massive stadium tour and returning to the US.

Why you should go: To witness a live show as dazzling as the mirrorball the band performed around on their 2022 tour. Something tells us the grandiose strings of latest album ‘The Car’ will sound absolutely majestic in the humongous venues the Monkeys will be playing over the next 12 months.

Elton John

Dates announced: Elton John starts his year in Australia and New Zealand before returning to the UK and Europe for a  Glasto finale .

Why you should go: These are quite literally your very last opportunities to see one of pop’s most iconic and unique artists. Sure, loads of acts say they’re quitting touring and then have a big change of heart a few years later, but you don’t want to take the risk of missing out on Elton.

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

Anthony Kiedis Red Hot Chili Peppers

Dates announced: Red Hot Chili Peppers will tour New Zealand, Australia and Asia in the first two months of the year, moving on to North America in spring, and Europe and the UK in summer.

Why you should go: They’re pros at the big stadium spectacular – they’ve been doing it for long enough by now. They’re also bringing some huge names with them in support, from Post Malone to The Strokes and Iggy Pop . Not bad!

  • Harry Styles

Harry Styles performing live on-stage in 2022

Dates announced: After three rescheduled LA dates in January, Harry Styles will head to Australia in February, continuing on to Asia and Europe, arriving in the UK in May.

Why you should go: The ‘Love On Tour’ tour might seem never-ending, but even if you’ve been multiple times, it’s still a whole lot of fun to go again. Enjoy the conga lines to ‘Treat People With Kindness’ and make friends with your seatmates as you bellow out Harry’s modern pop anthems together. Sounds lovely.

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Dates announced: The iconic British girl group will head down under in February before playing a one-off London date in September.

Why you should go: These dates are a continuation of the original Sugababes line-up’s reunion – Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donagh – and will see the women celebrating the 25th anniversary of the group. They’ve been through a lot of ups and downs in that time, but this feels like a perfect way to mark the milestone.


Dates announced: US tour begins January 27.

Why you should go: GloRilla is the hottest new hip-hop talent in the game and it’s not going to be long before she’s filling massive venues around the world. Get down to this tour and say you saw her first – and enjoy her mix of femininity and boldness in her infectious songs.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Bruce Springsteen performing live on stage during Paul McCartney's headline set at Glastonbury 2022

Dates announced: US leg begins February 1; the tour arrives in Europe on April 28, with UK dates from May 30.

Why you should go: There’s been some (deserved) uproar about very expensive tickets, but if you can find a pass at a reasonable price, Springsteen will certainly give you value for money – his gigs are known to stretch for hours, rattling through the big hits and the fan favourites far longer than most acts would perform for.


Dates announced: US leg runs from February to August, with UK dates nestled in the middle in April.

Why you should go: To hear the brilliant new songs from upcoming album ‘This Is Why’ among all the best cuts from their back catalogue. Plus, it’s been way too long since Hayley Williams and co went on a proper tour – five years, in fact.

  • Caroline Polachek

Caroline Polachek

Dates announced: The UK, Europe and North America are all on Caroline Polachek ’s schedule, beginning in the former in February.

Why you should go: The alt-pop star’s live shows have been described as a work of art and she always packs surprises into her sets – like at her last London gig, when she was joined by Croydon’s Trinity Girls Choir on ‘Billions’.

Self Esteem 

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Dates announced: UK tour kicks off in February.

Why you should go: This tour feels like a victory lap for Self Esteem , who arguably has had the best last couple of years out of all of us. Her album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ has constantly wowed fans and critics alike, while her live show has been praised as one of the best in recent memory. Give yourself another chance to see why it’s so brilliant before she inevitably pops off to come up with her next mind-blowing record.

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Dates announced: US tour kicks off February 21.

Why you should go: Because SZA ’s new album ‘SOS’ is a very late contender for Album Of The Year and, had it been released earlier, would certainly have been nearing the top of a lot of lists. If you need any more incentive (you shouldn’t), she’s also bringing along Omar Apollo in support to add some extra greatness.

Yungblud performing live on-stage

Dates announced: The Doncaster rock’n’roller will head out on a world tour, beginning in the UK in February before hitting Europe and North America.

Why you should go: Yungblud ’s gigs are renowned for being inclusive, euphoric and theatrical celebrations where you can let go, be yourself and find a community of kindred spirits. We could all do with a bit more of that energy in 2023 so get down to a show and make the most of it.

Lizzo. Credit: Tim Mosenfelder via Getty Images

Dates announced: Europe tour begins February, with UK dates from March before continuing onto North America.

Why you should go: Lizzo shows are the ultimate upper – a feel good celebration of life from one of the most infectious personalities in music. Grab your mates and make sure you get there in time for “bad bitch o’clock”.


Dates announced: The ladies of BLACKPINK will take their BORN PINK tour across Asia, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand in the first half of the year, before heading to London in July to headline BST Hyde Park.

Why you should go: This K-pop girl group know how to put on a show , from hi-tech, futuristic VTs to set the mood between each phase of the concert, to artful and flashy stage production. The songs are equally as good – by the time you leave the venue, you’ll have several jostling for place as that day’s earworm.


Dates announced: Blink ’s return begins in South America on March 11, before heading to North America in May and the UK and Europe in September.

Why you should go: It’s the pop-punk icons’ first tour with Tom DeLonge since he left the band in 2015 – aka a massive deal. There’s also a new album on the way, so this won’t just be a big nostalgia trip.

  • Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift performing live on-stage

Dates announced: US leg begins March 17; international dates TBA.

Why you should go: Taylor Swift ’s 2023 tour is dubbed ‘The Eras Tour’ and, while it’s not entirely clear exactly how she’s going to honour each of her past albums yet, it’s guaranteed to be the perfect chance to celebrate the many highs of her brilliant career so far (if you can beat Ticketmaster). Plus, the support bill in the US is stacked, with Paramore , Phoebe Bridgers , Gracie Abrams , Haim , Girl In Red , and many more along for the ride.

The Walkmen 

The Walkmen Hamilton Leithauser

Dates announced: US tour begins April 24; one further festival date confirmed so far at Portugal’s Paredes de Coura Festival.

Why you should go: Sure, New York in the early noughties had The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Interpol , but it also had The Walkmen , a band who often get left out of top billing when talking about that much-romanticised scene. Take one listen to the indie disco classic ‘The Rat’ and tell us that’s fair, and then go book your tickets to their reunion tour.

Kirk Hammett (left) and James Hetfield (right) of Metallica performs on day 1 of Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois

Dates announced: The tour begins in Europe in April, heading to the UK for two sets at Download Festival in June, before moving onto North America.

Why you should go: As if you need a reason to go and see Metallica , the titans of metal. But just in case: they’re masters of their craft – aka big, bruising, headbang-worthy riffs – and have a discography of seemingly endless anthems for you to get lost in the moshpit to.

Damiano David of Måneskin

Dates announced: The Italian rockers will tour Europe across spring with a massive London gig at The O2 in May.

Why you should go: In this day and age, it’s rare for Eurovision contestants to carve out careers post-Song Contest that aren’t short-lived or derided as novelty. But Måneskin are living proof that it is doable, so long as you have the tunes and the charisma to deserve more than 15 minutes of fame. The four-piece have both in bucketloads, as you can bear witness to on this tour.


Dates announced: An intimate UK tour in May.

Why you should go: Foals are now one of the biggest bands in the UK and so the opportunity to see them in tiny venues is a rare chance we must grab when it’s presented to us. Dance to ‘My Number’ on the sticky floor of a club in spring, then celebrate their ascent as they headline Reading & Leeds in the summer.


Dates announced: The UK and Ireland-only dates begin in May, continuing til July.

Why you should go: They’re back, baby! Just under a decade since their last live performances, Pulp have reunited once more and are taking their show back on the road to liven up our summer. Expect all the classics, but no Steve Mackey – the bassist has confirmed he won’t join the band on tour.

Damon Albarn of Blur performs live

Dates announced: Select European festival dates woven between three headline shows in Dublin and London this June.

Why you should go: When Blur first reunited in 2009, they instantly blew away any fears that the band might not be the same after years apart. This latest reunion should be no different and the members seem in good spirits about it, too. “We really love playing these songs and thought it’s about time we did it again,” Damon Albarn said when the gigs were announced.

Moldy Peaches 

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Dates announced: One London show and appearances at Primavera Sound in Barcelona and Madrid

Why you should go: It’s been 20 years since anti-folk icons The Moldy Peaches last performed in Europe. Although they announced their reunion with the slogan “Once a Moldy Peach, always a Moldy Peach”, who knows when this opportunity to see New York underground royalty will come around again?

Joni Mitchell 

Joni Mitchell

Dates announced: George, WA, Gorge Amphitheatre (June 10).

Why you should go: Joni Mitchell might be playing only one date next year but you should move heaven and earth to try and make it. Why? The last time she held a full concert was 23 years ago and it’s unlikely she’s about to hit the road for even a handful more dates at this point, so it could be your only chance to see the bonafide legend live.

Pet Shop Boys 

Pet Shop Boys Neil Tennant

Dates announced: The UK and European tour runs from June to July.

Why you should go: This is Pet Shop Boys ’ ‘Dreamworld – The Greatest Hits Live’ tour so you’re basically assured that you’re going to hear all of the biggest and best songs in their inimitable arsenal.

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Dates announced: London, Finsbury Park (June 23)

Why you should go: It’s Jamie T ’s biggest headline show to date and bound to be an absolute riot. This is an artist who can do indie disco bangers, poignant, softer (if booze-soaked) cuts, and everything in between and make it seem effortless.

The Weeknd 

The Weeknd

Dates announced: UK and Europe tour begins in June before covering Latin America.

Why you should go: This huge stadium tour will cover both of The Weeknd ’s two latest albums – ‘After Hours’ and ‘Dawn FM’ – taking you inside the sci-fi-tinged world of both masterpieces.


Dates announced: Stormzy will take over one day of London’s All Points East, curating a special ‘This Is What We Mean Day’.

Why you should go: The whole day will be Stormzy’s vision – something he’s already proved countless times is a great thing. The line-up has yet to be announced but expect to discover exhilarating new talent, big names making surprise appearances and, of course, it all to be topped off by a headline set from Big Mike himself.

The Postal Service & Death Cab For Cutie

Ben Gibbard

Dates announced: US tour kicks off September 8

Why you should go: Ben Gibbard is pulling double duty on the tour, fronting both The Postal Service and Death Cab For Cutie . The tour itself is a celebration of two albums – the former’s ‘Give Up’ and the latter’s ‘Transatlanticism’, and you’ll get to see both played in full. What more could you ask for?

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Concert tours are booming business these days. Ticket revenues are up 16 percent from 2022, and megastars from  Taylor Swift  to Bruce Springsteen, 73, are lighting up concert venues all over the country (consider that Elton John, 76, grossed $939 million on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road marathon). And in the spirit of Sir Elton, anniversary tours — shows pegged to popular vintage albums — have seen an uptick as well. It’s a win-win for grownup fans who love the oldies and veteran acts, even if they’re no longer cranking out the hits.

And this fall is no different. The season traditionally fills with concert tours observing anniversaries and farewells. Whether it’s your favorite band back out on the road or the chance to finally hear a star you missed each time they came to town, check out these 14 fantastic fall concert tours to put on your calendar.

When:  Sept. 2–Jan. 26

Why go:  After 50 years, the Boston rock band is taking to the road for the last time with its  Peace Out: The Farewell Tour . Aerosmith will draw from five decades of staples (perhaps hits such as “Dream On” and “Love in an Elevator”) and dish up THX Certified Live! high-fidelity technology. Drummer Joey Kramer, 73, citing a need to focus on his family and health, will sit out the tour. The Black Crowes open all 40 arena dates.

When:  Sept. 7–Nov. 17

Why go:  The Long Goodbye tour , expected to stretch into 2025, will be a long end to a long run by what was once the world’s biggest-selling act. With 38 million copies sold,  Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)  is the top-selling album ever in the United States. Don Henley, 76, Joe Walsh, 75, and Timothy B. Schmit, 75, along with later additions Vince Gill, 66, and Deacon Frey (son of the late Glenn Frey) plan to extend stays at venues, depending on demand.

The @outlawmusicfest starts back up next week! Do you have your tickets? Dates at https://t.co/507mIhIA7f ! 📷: Aubrey Wise pic.twitter.com/5QeMycdHvG — Willie Nelson (@WillieNelson) August 31, 2023

Willie Nelson

When:  Sept. 8–Oct. 18

Why go:  After a blockbuster summer run, the indefatigable 90-year-old country icon headlines the  Outlaw Music Festival . Each show has four openers, with a rotating cast including  Los Lobos , Gov’t Mule, the Avett Brothers, Elizabeth Cook, Mike Campbell & the Dirty Knobs, Particle Kid, the String Cheese Incident and Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros.

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Lauryn Hill

When:  Sept. 8–Nov. 9

Why go:  The rapper-singer is celebrating the 25th anniversary of her critically lauded 1998 debut,  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill , with  a short arena tour . The Fugees, her former group, are reuniting to join her. Hill, who rose to stardom on the strength of  Miseducation ’s artistic powers and personal sentiments, said it “was a love song to my parents, my family, my people, my musical and cultural forebears, my teachers, my loves, my Creator.”

Peter Gabriel

When:  Sept. 8–Oct.13

Why go:  The art rock/worldbeat singer’s  i/o — The Tour  focuses on material from his upcoming  i/o  album, which Gabriel, 73, has teased for two decades, as well as hits and surprises. Gabriel has been releasing a song from  i/o  on the full moon of each month starting in January, when he shared “Panopticom,” based on his idea “to initiate the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible data globe.”

September is right around the corner, don't forget to get tickets to see Herb Alpert & Lani Hall LIVE! ALL tour dates/tickets are also available at: https://t.co/QiJwD54FHt pic.twitter.com/pXBd65Mtp8 — Herb Alpert (@HerbAlpert) August 28, 2023

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall

When:  Sept. 16–Jan. 31

Why go:  Herb Alpert , 88, the trumpet player who outsold  the Beatles  in 1966, and his singer wife Lani Hall, 77, plan a mix of standards, Beatles hits, Brazilian jazz and nuggets from his band Tijuana Brass and her band Brasil ’66. Lately they’ve played “This Guy’s in Love With You,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “The Lonely Bull,” “A Taste of Honey,” “Fool on the Hill” and “What a Wonderful World.”




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When:  Sept. 19–Oct. 29

Why go:   Nick Cave , 65, heads out on a rare solo jaunt with Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood, 54, accompanying him on bass. The last time he toured without his band the Bad Seeds was in January 2020, when the set list consisted mostly of Bad Seeds tunes plus material by Cave’s Grinderman side project and covers by the likes of Leonard Cohen and Jimmy Webb. Expect new material, too, which Cave began writing in January.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2nd leg of our 40th Anniversary Tour. Find ticket links at https://t.co/htYlBp0kbE 📷: Mike Brooks pic.twitter.com/tzPxUSssmc — Violent Femmes (@violentfemmes) June 9, 2023

Violent Femmes

When:  Oct. 3–Nov. 18

Why go:  Wisconsin’s trailblazing alt-rock band is commemorating its 40th anniversary by playing its self-titled debut album in full on stage. Some dates will feature symphonies. Since the spring tour sold out,  they added this fall outing . Most of the tunes were written when singer-guitarist Gordon Gano, 60, was 18 and in high school. The largely autobiographical album, best known for “Blister in the Sun,” won fans and critics over with urgent punkish anthems about teen angst and alienation.

Queen + Adam Lambert

When:  Oct. 4–Nov. 12

Why go:  Expect lavish special effects and a parade of hits on this second leg of  The Rhapsody Tour , featuring founding Queen members Brian May, 76 — who’s also an astrophysicist who’s worked with NASA — and Roger Taylor, 74, plus  American Idol  alum Adam Lambert filling in for the late Freddie Mercury. This could be your last chance to see them: In 2022, May said touring “does get to be more of a decision as you get older. I’m not 35 anymore, and leaving home for two months is not easy.”

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Lucinda Williams

When:  Oct. 7–Oct. 29

Why go:  After her 2020 stroke, the Americana singer-songwriter has rebounded this year with  a gritty memoir ,  Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets I Told You , and a heartfelt album,  Stories From a Rock n Roll Heart . Williams, 70, will bring her reclaimed grit and passion (and rich catalog of songs) to theaters on the  Don’t Tell Anybody the Secrets tour .

Two words...NUH-STALGIA. I am thrilled to FINALLY announce that I'll be hitting the road this fall, with the BACK TO WY Tour!!!! We’re going to travel back to the 90's, celebrating my start as a solo artist and performing my first TWO albums, "Wynonna" and "Tell Me Why," top to… pic.twitter.com/PIHFdG3tEW — Wynonna (@Wynonna) August 21, 2023

When:  Oct. 26–Dec. 1

Why go:   Wynonna Judd , 59, is marking the anniversaries of her first two albums, 1992’s self-titled debut and 1993’s  Tell Me Why , by performing them on her  Back to Wy Tour . It’s a return to the solo lane after a fraught 2022, when Naomi Judd, her mother and longtime partner, died by suicide, and Wynonna proceeded with their planned tour as a tribute to her. “I’m flooded with the memories that surrounded that time in my life,” Wynonna said. “The fans held me up and supported me through that season of change in 1992, and I now see ‘herstory’ repeating itself. This music healed me then and is healing me now.”

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When:  Oct. 29–Dec. 2

Why go:  It’s a goodbye Kiss! The glam metal band that formed in 1973 is mothballing its greasepaint and platform boots.  The End of the Road Farewell Tour  started in January 2019, and this final leg ends with a pair of shows in New York, where the foursome started. The shows focus heavily on the group’s ’70s and ’80s output (“Detroit Rock City,” “Deuce,” “Shout It Out Loud”). In the tour program, Paul Stanley, 71, writes, “Kiss is much more than a rock and roll band. The band and its fans are a tribe. The fans are our oxygen, they are our blood.”


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When:  Through Nov. 14

Why go:  It’s the end of the road for the platinum pop rock band known for “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded” and “Urgent.”  The Historic Farewell Tour  pours on the hits and enlists choirs to begin shows with a cappella performances of classic rock songs. Loverboy is the opening act. The band has published a $50 Foreigner Tour Book covering 45 years of highlights in interviews, photos and memorabilia.

When:  Nov. 3–Dec. 9

Why go:  The indie rocker’s  Guyville Tour  salutes the 30th anniversary of her knockout 1993 debut, the lo-fi sexually explicit  Exile in Guyville . Phair, 56, will perform the album in its entirety, plus other popular tunes from her catalog. Phair was praised for the bedroom pop sound and emotional candor of Guyville , which she said was structured to match the pace and song list of the Rolling Stones’  Exile on Main Street . L.A. alt-pop singer Blondshell will open all shows.

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77 Essential Tours to Catch in Summer 2023

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77 Essential Tours to Catch in Summer 2023

Play some word association with the word “summer,” and you’ll undoubtedly land on a few typical expressions: beach, pool, tan, vacation, sunglasses, sleep-away camp in Bridgton, Maine. Okay, that last one may just be me, but there are definitely some things that are inextricably connected with nearly everyone’s mid-year bliss. If you’re a  Consequence reader, surely summer means the season of live music, and the tours hitting the road in 2023 are set to continue that grand tradition.

Now, sure, there are all those stacked festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Outside Lands that you can (and should!) check out. But you don’t always have to travel to catch the best bills this summer, not with Alvvays and Alex G hitting the road together; or Weezer out there rocking with Spoon, Future Islands, Modest Mouse, and more; or The All-American Rejects touring for the first time in a decade and bringing along The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, and The Starting Line.

Pop more your thing? Madonna’s coming to town, Jonas Brothers are playing five albums in full every night, and P!NK is swinging through. Looking for something harder? Recent cover stars Metallica are touring behind their latest album, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper are joining forces, and punk legends X are back. Maybe you lean more classic? How’s a Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire show sound? Or Tears for Fears, or Sparks?

Point is, there are a  lot of concerts to catch this season. Thankfully, many of the can’t-miss shows are part of Live Nation’s Concert Week (May 10th-16th), during which you can get $25 all-in tickets for over 3,800 shows. You can get those here , and check out our full list of essential summer 2023 tours below. Plus, some of the artists on our Essential Spring 2023 Tours are still touring throughout the summer, so make sure to revisit that list, too!

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With so many shows this summer, this is the best way to fill up your concert calendar without emptying your wallet. From May 10th-16th, Live Nation is holding its annual Concert Week $25 all-in tickets promo. In addition to the artists listed above, $25 tickets are available for acts like Ben Folds, Boyz II Men, Billy Porter, Danny Elfman, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, Dierks Bentley, Fleet Foxes, Goo Goo Dolls, Feist, James Taylor, Kevin Hart, Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra, The Mountain Goats, My Morning Jacket, The National, The Struts, Santana, Train, Wu-Tang Clan and Nas, Zac Brown Band, and hundreds more.

Tickets go on sale May 10th, and are only available through the 16th, so check the full list of events here . Any of the below tours that are part of the Concert Week event will be marked with ($25) next to the artist’s name. — Ben Kaye

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Alicia Keys is offering the “Keys to the Summer” this year on her tour that kicks off in June. Come for the classic tracks, stay for the incredible piano performance; Alicia Keys really does put on a great show, and audiences on 23 tour dates will have the chance to experience it themselves. —  Mary Siroky

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The 30 Best Music Festivals of 2023

By Evan Minsker , Jazz Monroe , Allison Hussey , Madison Bloom , Nina Corcoran , Eric Torres , and Matthew Strauss

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Festival season is here, and whether you are craving a woodland escape, a sprawling arts extravaganza, or a beguiling electronic underworld, lovingly curated getaways abound to ensure your curiosity will be rewarded. Here, in chronological order, are our favorite destinations in North America and Europe—from the strange to the spectacular, the grand unifier to the cult maker.

Just Like Heaven

Pasadena, CA; May 13 Featuring: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, MGMT, Fever Ray, Peaches, Azealia Banks

The mid-2000s time warp that is the Just Like Heaven festival returns for its third edition this year at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Future Islands, and MGMT (playing their era-defining 2007 debut,  Oracular Spectacular , in full) leading the lineup. The 2023 edition features some curveballs—namely, Azealia Banks—and several acts with new material ready to play, including Fever Ray, M83, and Ladytron. But the true draw remains in Just Like Heaven’s strangely appealing nostalgia-core: where else are you seeing Peaches, the Walkmen, and Strfkr on the same day? –Eric Torres

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Cruel World

Pasadena, CA; May 20 Featuring: Siouxsie, Iggy Pop, Echo & the Bunnymen, Gary Numan, Boy Harsher

Call it a new wave festival, a goth festival, a nostalgia festival—don’t be too concerned about the labels. The important thing is that Siouxsie Sioux is headlining with one of her first sets in about a decade. She’s joined by co-headliner Iggy Pop and a veritable who’s-who of moody throwback acts: Echo & the Bunnymen, Gang of Four, the Human League, Love and Rockets, Adam Ant, Gary Numan, Modern English, ABC, and Billy Idol are all on the bill. There are also some like-minded youngsters sharing those stages, including Molchat Doma and Boy Harsher. –Evan Minsker

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Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville, TX; May 25 - June 11 Featuring: Anaïs Mitchell, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Bill Ward, the Milk Carton Kids, Steve Poltz

Last year, the Kerrville Folk Festival celebrated its 50th year down at Quiet Valley Ranch in Texas Hill Country. More than just a festival featuring folk artists from all over the country, it’s an 18-day event with impromptu jam sessions across the campground, canoe trips, ukulele workshops, family concerts, songwriting classes, bike rides, and much more. Even singer-songwriter volunteers get a spot on the bill. It’s the kind of festival where you can stay up well after midnight, hear acoustic sets at the Moontower Late Night Acoustic Stage, stumble back to your campsite, and attend a meditation session the next morning. –Evan Minsker

24-Hour Drone

Hudson, NY; May 27-28 Featuring: Laraaji + Arji OceAnanda, Raven Chacon, Michael Foster / Luke Stewart Duo, Liturgy, Wolf Eyes, Lisa Barnard Kelley, Sarah Hennies, and Tristan Kasten-Krause

Uninterrupted swaths of sound are already a hallmark of drone music, but the 24-Hour Drone goes all-in for an immersive escape from the henpecking interruptions of everyday life. Held in the capacious main room of the former late-19th century factory housing Basilica Hudson, the festival returns to New York’s verdant Hudson Valley for the first time since 2019. Meditate, get lost in thought, or drift off to sleep: better to have a full day of this kind of drone than going back to the grindstone. And if you can’t make it, the program will be broadcast live via  Wave Farm Radio and  WGXC 90.7-FM . –Allison Hussey

Adjacent Festival

Atlantic City, NJ; May 27-28 Featuring: Blink-182, Paramore, Motion City Soundtrack, Beach Bunny, Soul Glo, Zulu

Atlantic City, New Jersey, will host the inaugural Adjacent Festival this upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Taking place on May 27 and 28, it boasts a primarily pop punk lineup with headliners Blink-182 and Paramore and acts like Jimmy Eat World, Motion City Soundtrack, Beach Bunny, and the Starting Line. Also scheduled to perform are indie rockers Japanese Breakfast, Pup, Mannequin Pussy, and Jeff Rosenstock. Adjacent Festival has cherry-picked a handful of bands from the hardcore world, too, including Turnstile, Soul Glo, Drug Church, Gel, and Zulu. –Nina Corcoran

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Detroit, MI; May 27-29 Featuring: Caribou, Underworld, Moodymann, Three 6 Mafia, Charlotte de Witte, Ela Minus

Detroit’s Movement festival returns to Hart Plaza, home base since its inaugural edition in 2006. The three-day, six-stage event takes place annually over Memorial Day Weekend and features over 115 acts. The predominantly electronic festival will host sets from Caribou, Skrillex, Bonobo, Underworld, Moodymann, Three 6 Mafia, Charlotte de Witte, Surgeon, Kevin Saunderson, Ela Minus, and dozens more. Each stage is tailored to showcase different niches in the electronic world; the Waterfront Stage, for example, highlights styles like breakbeats, ghettotech, funk, and hip-hop, while the subterranean Underground Stage is meant to evoke a warehouse party. The aptly named Detroit Stage features established or up-and-coming local talent. –Madison Bloom

Primavera Sound

Barcelona, Spain; June 1-3 Madrid, Spain; June 8-10 Featuring: Blur, the Moldy Peaches, Unwound, Laurie Anderson, Boris, Red Velvet

For the first time ever, Primavera Sound will split its dual weekends between two cities in Spain this year: its hometown of Barcelona from June 1 to June 3, and the capital Madrid from June 8 to June 10. (There’s still the annual Porto, Portugal, edition, too.) While both locations share the same headliners (Blur, Kendrick Lamar, Rosalía, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, New Order, Halsey) and the crux of the lineup (Darkside, Le Tigre, Four Tet, the Moldy Peaches, Pusha T, Caroline Polachek, Death Grips, Gilla Band, Julia Holter, the list goes on), there are some differences scattered across the undercards. Eagle-eyed fans will note one-weekend-only performances by the Mars Volta, the War on Drugs, Bad Gyal, Ghost, and a few others. –Nina Corcoran

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Governors Ball Music Festival

New York, NY; June 9-11 Featuring: Kendrick Lamar, Ice Spice, Snail Mail, Black Midi, Maxo Kream, Rina Sawayama, Haim

After relocating a number of times since its debut in 2011, Governors Ball has another new home. This year, the three-day festival will take place within the lush greenery of Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York. The 2023 edition boasts headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and electronic duo Odesza, with supporting performances by Lil Uzi Vert, Pusha T, Rina Sawayama, Metro Boomin, and Bronx native Ice Spice. Amid the pop and hip-hop heavy lineup you can catch guitar-laden sets from Black Midi, Snail Mail, Haim, and the local students enrolled in School of Rock Brooklyn. –Madison Bloom

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Meltdown Festival

London, England; June 9-18 Featuring: Christine and the Queens, Sigur Rós & London Contemporary Orchestra, Bat for Lashes, Let’s Eat Grandma, Johnny Jewel, Serpentwithfeet

The Southbank Centre’s annual festival is now a staple of London’s cultural calendar, inviting illustrious artist curators to choose the full lineup. Previous curators have included David Bowie, Patti Smith, Scott Walker, and, last year, Grace Jones. Christine and the Queens takes the reins for this year’s edition, corralling a lineup that includes two headline sets of his own and an array of guests from far-flung corners of pop, plus Sqürl (the duo of Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan) live-scoring four Man Ray films. –Jazz Monroe

Barcelona, Spain; June 15-17 Featuring: Aphex Twin, Fever Ray, Oneohtrix Point Never, Peggy Gou, Bicep live, the Black Madonna, Sherelle x Kode9, Shygirl, Black Coffee

Vaunted music and arts festival Sónar celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023, returning to the Catalonian capital to once again unify outré sounds with undeniable body music. This year’s lineup includes audiovisual shows from superstar DJs Aphex Twin and Eric Prydz, Fever Ray’s return, the live Spanish debut of Cakes da Killa, Ibiza mainstay Solomun, and homecoming sets from Catalan breakouts Marina Herlop and Bad Gyal. Kode9 and Moor Mother are among the artists and thinkers appearing for talks on the climate crisis, AI, and more. –Jazz Monroe

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Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Manchester, TN; June 15-18 Featuring: Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Nas X, Paramore, Fleet Foxes, My Morning Jacket

The big Manchester, Tennessee, camping experience returns once again in June with a lineup of popular artists across multiple genres. It’s a weekend of music that means you can flit around across a field to see Kendrick Lamar, Fleet Foxes, Black Midi, Three 6 Mafia, Rina Sawayama, and AFI on the same day. Other big names filling out the lineup include Foo Fighters, Paramore, Lil Nas X, Tyler Childers, Odesza, My Morning Jacket, Baby Keem, and, of course, Korn. The annual Superjam is helmed this year by Cory Wong—show up expecting some special guests. There’s also yoga and a big water slide. –Evan Minsker

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Somerset, England; June 21-25 Featuring: Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses, Lana Del Rey, Lil Nas X, the War on Drugs, Lizzo, Yusuf / Cat Stevens

By many accounts the greatest festival in the world—certainly one of the oldest and biggest—Glastonbury is set to invite more than 200,000 revelers to Somerset for another weekend of historic and career-breaking performances, as well as the lingering, weirdly energizing threat of a heatwave or washout. Headline sets include Elton John’s purported last-ever UK concert, though, as ever, the magic is in the sprawling festival’s abundant nooks and crannies: rabbit-hole venues, hidden bars, secret stages, mid-morning DJ sets, oddball attendees making their own entertainment, and, by night, the beguiling Block9 dance complex, perennially the United Kingdom’s most exciting club destination, if only for one weekend. –Jazz Monroe

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux, Switzerland; June 30-July 15 Featuring: Bob Dylan, Nile Rodgers & Chic, Mavis Staples, Gilberto Gil & Family, Caroline Polachek

Switzerland’s esteemed Montreux Jazz Festival adheres to a model that’s different from most of the big-tent summer free-for-alls—you won’t find any mud pits or sunburned wooks here. Across two weeks and two rooms, Montreux offers a high-grade variety of shows, backed by a  well-documented history of sumptuous concerts. Bob Dylan takes the top spot on July 1 in the Auditorium Stravinski, presenting his 2020 album,  Rough and Rowdy Ways , but the room will also host stars like Lil Nas X, Sam Smith, and Nile Rodgers & Chic, plus forays into tropicália, soul, and the blues. The Montreux Jazz Lab, meanwhile, keeps a more pop-focused lineup with Caroline Polachek, Christine and the Queens, and more. Ava Max, Mark Ronson, and a triple-header rock bill of Idles, Wet Leg, and Lovejoy are also set for shows in the Jazz Lab. –Allison Hussey

Madrid, Spain; July 6-8 Featuring: Janelle Monáe, Lil Nas X, Queens of the Stone Age, Sigur Rós, the 1975, Spoon, Jamie xx

Mad Cool consistently invites an impressively sprawling pop and rock lineup to its picturesque astroturf fields. The blazing Spanish sun means things kick off late, giving visitors the chance to explore Madrid by day before heading festward in the evening. Illustrious international artists often play well into the morning, so expect T-shirts, sandals, sangrias, and spritzes under starlit skies soundtracked by the likes of Janelle Monáe, Sigur Rós, and Queens of the Stone Age. –Jazz Monroe

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London, England; July 21-22 Featuring: Daphni b2b Hunee, Underworld, Ben UFO b2b Helena Hauff, I. Jordan, Sofia Kourtesis b2b Elkka, Hessle Audio Trio, Jeff Mills

In a sea of inner-city dance fests with crowd-pleasing bills and iffy sound, Junction 2 stands out as London’s most discerning outdoor showcase for forward electronic sounds. Returning to its original Boston Manor Park location, the ambitious 2023 festival will host a mouth-watering array of back-to-back sets from legends and rising stars alike. It is the rare London day party that won’t leave you thirsting for a hail mary at Corsica Studios when the curfew hits. –Jazz Monroe

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Chicago, IL; July 21-23 Featuring: The Smile, Big Thief, Alvvays, Bon Iver, Perfume Genius, King Krule, Panda Bear + Sonic Boom, Mdou Moctar, Charlotte Adigéry + Bolis Pupul, Lucrecia Dalt

The flagship Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago’s Union Park for 2023, bringing with it three days of music that’s been celebrated across the website. This year’s lineup collects recent-favorite acts like the Smile, Big Thief, Perfume Genius, Alvvays, Bon Iver, and many more. Sets happen across three stages, all within a short, flat walk of one another. The Red and Green stages host sets on one side of the park, while the smaller Blue stage is tucked in a leafy grove nearby. The festival site is just off the Ashland station on the Pink and Green L lines, and offers free bike parking, making it easy to enjoy without parking lot gridlocks. In addition to the music, there’s a daily market featuring a variety of crafts and vintage goods for sale, plus a wide selection of local record sellers, and an array of food vendors. –Allison Hussey

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Newport Folk Festival

Newport, RI; July 28-30 Featuring: Billy Strings, Mdou Moctar, Angel Olsen, Eastern Medicine Singers with Yonatan Gat and Lee Ranaldo, Maggie Rogers, Bartees Strange

Having operated off and on since the late 1950s, Newport Folk Festival celebrates and connects traditional forms to contemporary songcraft. Singer-songwriters Bella White and Aimee Mann lead as headliners, alongside Alexander Abraham, who draws upon his experiences growing up in Greece and Fort Worth, Texas, in his work. Further down the roster, Newport calls upon the likes of Angel Olsen, Jonathan Richman, and Orville Peck, along with ensembles like the Eastern Medicine Singers and the Harlem Gospel Travelers. The festival boasts annual surprise guests, and after hosting an unannounced comeback from Joni Mitchell last Summer, Newport has set a high bar for itself for 2023. –Allison Hussey 

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Chicago, IL; August 3-6 Featuring: Kendrick Lamar, Rina Sawayama, Sudan Archives, Tems, Magdalena Bay, Dehd, Joy Oladokun

Lollapalooza heads back home to Chicago this August. Taking place across four days, the giant festival offers two headliners each night, ranging from Kendrick Lamar and the 1975 to Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey. As to be expected, it also scooped up pop stars like Carly Rae Jepsen and Rina Sawayama, rappers including Lil Yachty Pusha T, electronic acts such as Diplo and Fred Again.., indie rock staples like Alex G and Beabadoobee, K-pop groups Tomorrow x Together and NewJeans, and Nigerian singers Tems and Rema. Don’t overlook Lollapalooza’s small fonts either, with folks including Sudan Archives, Hemlocke Springs, and more. –Nina Corcoran

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Newport Jazz Festival

Newport, RI; August 4-6 Featuring: Herbie Hancock, Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, and Shazad Ismaily, Thundercat, Big Freedia, Julian Lage

The Newport Jazz Festival follows through on another expansive slate of jazz favorites and artists connected to the legacy of the genre. Herbie Hancock leads the pack in jazz bona fides, but the bill presents more recently risen stars like Jon Batiste, Kamasi Washington, and Samara Joy. There will also be winding spiritual ruminations and intricate solo guitar, viral jazz, and even some high-energy New Orleans bounce music. –Allison Hussey

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Outside Lands

San Francisco, CA; August 11-13 Featuring: Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, Odesza, Megan Thee Stallion, Lana Del Rey, Janelle Monáe, Maggie Rogers, Interpol, Raveena, Yaya Bey, Grace Ives

San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival takes its name from a formerly unincorporated area of the city, which became the founding terrain for the Golden Gate Park in 1870. A century and a half later, the park boasts winding trails and majestic gardens within its expansive grounds, along with the general-interest festival that’s now in its 15th year. Kendrick Lamar, Foo Fighters, and Odesza take top billing, with Lana Del Rey, Megan Thee Stallion, Janelle Monáe, Maggie Rogers, and dozens of others joining them across the weekend. As in previous years, the festival’s Soma Tent hosts house music and DJs all three days. Outside Lands is accessible via multiple branches of public transportation, and its food offerings will come from a slate of over 90 different vendors. –Allison Hussey

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End of the Road

Dorset, England; August 31-September 3 Featuring: Wilco, Future Islands, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Angel Olsen, Arooj Aftab, Cass McCombs, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Panda Bear & Sonic Boom, Overmono, Mabe Fratti

This charming retreat in England’s West Country takes the community-driven principles of a folk festival and expands them to include contemporary soul, buzz-bands-to-be, and the raggedy end of alternative rock. Traipsing around the campsite and whimsically decorated grounds is an adventure in itself; explorers will encounter secret stages, rustic cider trucks, random props, anachronistic gaming areas, woodland libraries, and, most importantly, roaming peacocks. The campfire vibe and intimate settings foster a camaraderie often lost at bigger festivals, and the artists seem to feel it. By night, the festival transforms to host big-tent dance, as well as raucous funk and disco that blares out from a DJ booth set up in a lifesize model ship. –Jazz Monroe

Format Festival

Bentonville, AR; September 22-24 Featuring: LCD Soundsystem, Jamie xx, Alanis Morissette, Leon Bridges, Modest Mouse, Little Simz

Format is an annual festival in Arkansas that celebrates music, art, and technology. With two traditional stages and some less conventional rooms turned into immersive installations—some with DJ sets and others with jam bands—it’s being headlined this year by LCD Soundsystem, Alanis Morissette, and Leon Bridges. Expect visuals from Guerrilla Girls and a lineup that also includes Jamie xx, Modest Mouse, Digable Planets, Little Simz, Kari Faux, Channel Tres, and more. –Evan Minsker

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All Things Go Music Festival

Columbia, MD; September 30-October 1 Featuring: Lana Del Rey, Boygenius, Carly Rae Jepsen, Maggie Rogers, Alvvays, Sudan Archives, Alex G

Merriweather Post Pavilion—the vaunted amphitheater in Columbia, Maryland—is the site of All Things Go; that’s an Animal Collective album title and a Sufjan Stevens reference in quick succession. The lineup this year features a strong female-led lineup, with Lana Del Rey, Boygenius, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Maggie Rogers all headlining. It’s an event where you can see Tegan and Sara, Beabadoobee, Arlo Parks, Muna, or Ethel Cain perform before finding time to visit the beer garden, photo booth, art installations, and much more. –Evan Minsker

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Kraków, Poland; October 1-8 Artist lineup TBD

Founded in 2003, Unsound Festival focuses on contemporary music from emerging, experimental, and leftfield musicians. Its commitment to atypical sounds is so strong, that the inaugural installment of the event culminated with artists getting kicked out of a club for playing music that was “too weird.” Unsound takes place across multiple venues in Kraków, and, while the lineup for this year’s festival has not yet been announced, previous editions have hosted acts such as Lee Gamble, Alessandro Cortini, Amnesia Scanner, Kode9, Space Afrika, Loraine James, Coby Sey, and many others. Ahead of the lineup, Unsound has unveiled its theme for the upcoming event: Dada. The festival will be co-curated by an artificially intelligent artistic director—as well as Unsound’s human curatorial team—to enlist acts that reflect and riff on the radical art manifesto. –Madison Bloom

Indio, CA; October 6-8 Featuring: Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Tool, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne

In 2016, the team that annually brings you Coachella launched a “mega-concert” called Desert Trip with a lineup of classic rock icons like Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and the Rolling Stones. Its ostensible sequel is a hard rock and metal fest called Power Trip, and, no, the beloved Texas thrash metal band also called Power Trip has nothing to do with this event. It’s Guns N’ Roses and Iron Maiden on Friday, AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne on Saturday, and Metallica and Tool closing the weekend on Sunday. Beavis and Butt-Head are  apparently stoked . –Evan Minsker

Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin

Berlin, Germany; November 1-5 Featuring: Armand Hammer, Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood, Fazerdaze, Flavien Berger, Ghostly Kisses, Hagop Tchaparian, Mandy, Indiana, Mavi, MIKE, MorMor, Mykki Blanco, Nabihah Iqbal, Porridge Radio, Sweeping Promises, Water From Your Eyes, Weval, Youth Lagoon

Now in its second year, Pitchfork Music Festival Berlin will take place at venues across the city, including Zenner, Betonhalle at silent green, Kulturquartier, Astra Kulturhaus, and Festsaal Kreuzberg. Artists lined up to perform include Dudu Tassa & Jonny Greenwood, New York rapper MIKE, MorMor, Mykki Blanco, Hagop Tchaparian, Youth Lagoon, and hip-hop duo Armand Hammer –Matthew Strauss

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Turin, Italy; November 2-5 Featuring: King Krule, Caroline Polachek, Flying Lotus, Moodymann, Yves Tumor, Overmono, Rachika Nayar, Lucrecia Dalt, Marina Herlop, Model/Actriz

The stalwart north Italian festival formerly known as Club to Club has expanded from one of Europe’s  eminent dance fests to showcase a cross-genre aesthetic its founder calls avant-pop. Staged alongside the city’s Artissima contemporary art fair, C2C brings vanguard sounds to a clutch of inner-city venues but revolves around Lingotto Fiere: a stark hangar in the Fiat factory that Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, the patriarch of futurism, once called “the first invention of futurist construction.” Attentive programming ensures hedonists, introverts, and particularly those who waver between the two will always have somewhere to be, and the schedule favors surprising contrasts that somehow always come off. Immaculate sound and lighting give even the most familiar and beloved artists an extra spritz of spectacle. –Jazz Monroe

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Pitchfork Music Festival Paris

Paris, France; November 6-13 Featuring: Weyes Blood, Been Stellar, Crumb, Dream Wife, Helado Negro, Ichiko Aoba, Ivorian Doll, Mavi, Namasenda, pablopablo, Pillow Queens, Youth Lagoon

Each year, Pitchfork Music Festival Paris takes place at venues across the city. Along with headliner Weyes Blood, the festival will feature Helado Negro, Mavi, Youth Lagoon, Crumb, and more. Last year’s installment included Tirzah, the Comet Is Coming, Black County, New Road, Sudan Archives, and many more. This will be the 12th year of the festival. Stay tuned for more information. –Evan Minsker

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London, England; November 7-13 Featuring: Weyes Blood, Yaeji, Porridge Radio, Alabaster dePlume, Water From Your Eyes

This year’s edition of Pitchfork Music Festival London will take place across a number of the city’s beloved venues. You can catch live music at Koko, Café Oto, Hackney Church, Roundhouse, and the Shacklewell Arms, among other intimate spaces. The seven-day event will feature the live debut of Jonny Greenwood and Dudu Tassa’s  collaborative project , a special string-accompanied set by Sorry, and performances from Yaeji, Sleater-Kinney, Porridge Radio, Alabaster dePlume, Wednesday, Youth Lagoon, Water From Your Eyes, and many others. Weyes Blood will close out the festival on Monday, November 13, with supporting acts to be announced. –Madison Bloom

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Utrecht, Netherlands; November 9-12 Artist lineup TBD

Le Guess Who? is the annual festival in Utrecht which features artists from a wide variety of genres. Each year since 2015, the festival’s programming has been determined by guest curators like Wilco, Phil Elverum, Grouper, Shabazz Palaces, Moor Mother, Jenny Hval, and others. It takes places across a spread of the city’s venues, including unconventional concert spaces like churches, warehouses, and galleries. This year’s lineup or curators have yet to be announced. –Evan Minsker

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Fans are already figuring out their concert budgets for 2023 because of tours from Taylor Swift and so many artists.

A bunch of our favorite music stars have already announced big tours for next year and there are so many shows to look forward to in the near future. Some major artists are also expected to announce tours very soon!

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9 legendary bands who are playing farewell tours in 2023

This year will be your last chance to see Kiss, the Eagles, Foreigner ever play live

Foreigner’s Mick Jones, Kiss’ Gene Simmons and the Eagles’ Don Henley playing live

All good things come to an end – just ask Elton John , who wrapped up his long and illustrious career as a touring artist in July 2023, playing his last-ever gig in Stockholm, Sweden. He’s not the only musician stepping back from the road this year – a host of fellow rock icons have announced their retirement. There are two caveats: the is that some are only retiring from touring, rather than ceasing to exist as a band, while the second is that musicians often do change their minds (we’re looking at you, Mötley Crüe, with your so-called ‘Cessation Of Touring’ contract ). But here are nine bands who are definitely saying goodbye in 2023, so make sure you get your tickets before they disappear from the stage for good.

Announced way back in 2019, Kiss ’ End Of The Road tour is finally reaching, well, the end of the road. Granted, they’ve already said they were retiring from touring once before – in 2000 the original line-up embarked on the seemingly definitive The Farewell Tour – but this time it’s for real. “At some point, you’ve got to have some dignity and pride and quit while the gettin’s good,” Gene Simmons recently told Classic Rock . The tour, and their career as a live band wraps up, appropriately enough, with two hometown shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 1 and 2, 2023.

The country rock superstars’ original and very acrimonious break-up in 1980 seemed pretty definitive, only for them to reconvene 14 years later with the winkingly-titled Hell Freezes Over live album. Since then the Eagles have endured lawsuits from aggrieved former members and the death of founder and guitarist Glenn Frey in 2016. But now they’ve decided enough is enough and are officially wrapping up their final tour this Fall, with a show in Saint Paul, Minnesota, because that’s where every band so significantly tied up with the mythology of California should take their final bow.

Dead & Company

This one’s done and dusted. On July 16, 2023, the most successful of the Grateful Dead offshoots played their third and allegedly final show in their hometown of San Francisco. The three-night stand drew 120,000 rapturous Deadheads – perhaps even a few still riding out the brown acid from Woodstock. Significantly diminishing the air of finality around the final show, guitarist (and non-canon Grateful Dead member) John Mayer tweeted that Dead & Company “is still a band — we just don’t know what the next show will be.”

A slight fudge, this one, given that Aerosmith ’s Peace Out tour finishes in January 2024, but what’s a month between friends? Still, after 50-odd years of drugs, bust-ups, rehab and killer grade rock’n’roll, the Bad Boys From Boston are finally hanging up their scarves with a gig in Montreal. ‘What about their hometown?’ you ask. New Year’s Eve, thank you very much. The only downside is that original drummer Joey Kramer won’t be taking his bows with them - he’s absent from the tour.

Sometime in the late 70s or early 80s, a silent, high-level agreement was seemingly reached that compelled every radio station on the planet to play at least one Foreigner song per hour. It’s carried the AOR godfathers through to today, even if guitarist Mick Jones is the only remaining original member – and he rarely appears with them live these days due to health issues. But the time has finally come to wind everything the grandly-named Historic Final Tour, which ends in Holmdel, New Jersey. Will original singer Lou Gramm join them? We can but hope.

Kenny Loggins

In March, the 75-year-old Loggins announced his bluntly titled This Is It farewell tour, though he assuaged weeping yacht rock fans everywhere by adding that he was only done with “major touring” rather than hanging up his beard trimmer for good. The tour winds up in Santa Barbara in November, though given his pedigree as both a member of Loggins & Messina and as a solo artist, he’s got a hell of a set list to draw on. “I’ll be playing songs that I feel sum up the emotional story of my music. This will include 90 percent of the hits and 10 or so percent of the deeper cuts.”


George Clinton and his multi-headed P-Funk collective revolutionised both funk and rock in the 70s, and he hasn’t stopped since. Until now, that is - P-Funk’s Just For The Funk Of It! Final Tour?!? is set to end in December in San Antonio. The 82-year-old announced back in 2018 that he had played his final show with P-Funk, so he’s come out retirement to retire. And the question marks in the tour’s name kind of leave the door open should he wish to don the star-shaped sunglasses and Bacofoil cape one more time in the future.

Most bands wait until they’re at least in their 70s before they bid adieu, but Candlebox frontman Kevin Martin is a mere stripling at 54. Still, he’s decided to call time on the band he co-founded in Seattle in the early 1990s with a farewell tour that will mark both the 30th anniversary of their self-titled debut album and the release of this year’s aptly-titled swansong LP The Long Goodbye (which also gives its name to this tour). “My music career had become so encompassing of my time… that I realized that I had not given my family what they actually needed from me, which was me,” he recently told DJ Eddie Trunk.

The Georgia new wave icons actually called in quits with a farewell tour in August 2022, but it seems that you can’t keep a good band down and they’re back for one last set of dates in the shape of a Vegas residency, which runs through to September and fill be followed by one (allegedly) honest-to-god last show in Huntington Beach, California in November.

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