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Most anticipated concert tours of fall 2023: taylor swift, beyoncé, drake and more.

The Jonas Brothers, Pink and Morgan Wallen were also among the artists who returned to the road for highly anticipated tours this year.

By Carly Thomas

Carly Thomas

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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.

Beyoncé

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.

Madonna

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.

Pink

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.

Maluma

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 .

Kesha

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.

Hozier

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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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 .

Scroll through the gallery below to see who came out where on the list.

1. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour

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2. Beyoncé: Renaissance World Tour

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$579 million

3. Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band 2023 World Tour

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$379 million

4. Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres Tour

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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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$284 million

7. Ed Sheeran: + – = ÷ x Tour

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$268 million

8. P!NK: Summer Carnival Tour

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$231 million

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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Rock royalty Deep Purple have announced their upcoming “Deep Purple = 1 More Time” tour, with special guests Reef, coming to UK arenas in November.

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Delamere Forest (Part of Forest Live)

13/06 – 16/06

Delamere Forest, Northwich

Becky Hill , Sting , Nile Rodgers & CHIC , Bryan Adams

Outdoor concert series in Cheshire, part of Forest Live.

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Dizzee Rascal

Hitchin Priory

Dizzee Rascal headlines Hitchin Priory Series & Newbury Racecourse

world tours singers

10/02 – 30/08/2023

A high-achieving, high-rolling, hi-NRG artist, DJ Spoony is bringing his Garage Classical live spectacular back for 2024!

world tours singers

12/06 – 15/06/2024

Doja Cat is this generation’s definitive breakout star. Finding fame with viral meme song ‘MOOO!’ in 2018, she has gone on to become one of the biggest names in hip hop and pop music — earning 18 Grammy nominations across four years, breaking numerous records, and never losing her irreverent, idiosyncratic personality.

Dua Lipa

Royal Albert Hall, London

Dua Lipa will be performing at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 17 October

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Dylan John Thomas

05/12 – 20/12/2024

world tours singers

Ella Henderson

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Performing on the Wild Live Stage in Doncaster this summer is the incredible Ella Henderson & Sigala! Sing along to hits like “Ghost,” “21 Reasons” and more.

Embrace

14/11 – 30/11/2024

Embrace have announced details of their upcoming November tour!

Find tickets

English Teacher

English Teacher

12/11/2024 – 19/11/2024

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Cardiff Castle

Eric Prydz announces massive outdoor show in Cardiff in June

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Ezra Collective

06/11 – 13/11/2024

2023 Mercury Prize winners Ezra Collective have announced November dates across the UK.

world tours singers

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop headlines Dreamland, Margate

world tours singers

08/06 – 09/08/2024

Cardiff & London

Fisher returns in summer 2024

world tours singers

Nigerian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Flavour is coming to London! Catch him live at Ovo Arena Wembley this August.

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Fontaines D.C.

20/11 – 04/12/2024

Fontaines D.C. have announced their upcoming ROMANCE tour, coming to the UK this winter.

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Foo Fighters

13/06 – 27/06/2024

Foo Fighters return to the UK next month, with extra tickets on sale this Friday!

world tours singers

Forest Live

12/06 – 23/06/2024

Forest Live is a major live music series held in our nation’s forest.

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Formula 1 British GP Opening Concert

Silverstone, UK

Catch US rockers Kings of Leon at the opening concert for the iconic Formula 1 British GP at Silverstone this July

Frank Turner

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Solus

14/07 – 24/07/2024

Don’t miss Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls this summer across the UK!

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Funk & Soul Weekender

world tours singers

Future Islands

23/05 – 31/07/2024

Headlining South Facing Festival, London plus more shows across the UK

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12/07 – 20/07/2024

Alternative rock band Garbage consists of vocalist Shirley Manson, guitarists Duke Erikson and Steve Marker and drummer Butch Vig set to tour across the UK

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Gavin DeGraw

30/10 – 04/11

Gavin DeGraw is heading out on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his debut album Chariot

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Dreamland, Margate

Giggs headlines Dreamland, Margate this summer with special guest Ghetts

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Girl In Red

29/08 – 03/09/2024

Glasgow, Manchester and London

Girl In Red has announced that she will be returning to the UK later this year with her ‘DOING IT AGAIN’ tour.

Glass Animals

Glass Animals

01/11 – 07/11/2024

world tours singers

02/05 – 08/05

80s legends Go West have announced shows in London, Manchester & Birmingham, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their self-titled album, at which they will perform live with orchestra.

world tours singers

Grace Jones

The Piece Hall, Halifax

Grace Jones joins the Live at The Piece Hall line-up.

world tours singers

Grace Jones at Love Motion

Grace Jones at Love Motion with Róisín Murphy + more

world tours singers

21/06 – 29/06/2024

Green Day are bringing The Saviors Tour to the UK next summer!

world tours singers

Gregory Porter

30/06 – 05/07/2024

Gregory Porter may be instantly recognisable from his trademark deerstalker cap, but his sonorous, Grammy-winning voice speaks for itself.

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08/11 – 13/11/2024

Rising star in the new wave of pop music Griff has announced upcoming November dates.

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20/09 – 21/09/2024

Prog rockers Haken have announced that they will bring their “An Evening With Haken” live show to the UK this September

Hampton Court Palace Festival 2024

Hampton Court Palace Festival 2024

13/06 – 20/06/2024

Hampton Court Palace, London

Established in 1993, Hampton Court Palace Festival, presented by heycar, brings a diverse range of artists to the unique Tudor courtyard of Henry VIII’s majestic palace.

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Nov 2024 19/11 – 30/11/2024

Hard-Fi are heading out across the UK this autumn.

Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku

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2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the Miku Expo tour, don’t miss the expo this year to celebrate all things Hatsune Miku.

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01/07 – 09/07/2024

Heart announce their highly-anticipated return to the UK for the first time in eight years with an arena tour, joined by special guests Squeeze.

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Hiatus Kaiyote

06/10 – 08/10/2024

Hiatus Kaiyote have announced their upcoming “Love Heart Cheat Code” tour, stopping in Manchester, Bristol and London this October.

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Hitchin Priory Summer Series

29/08 – 31/08/2024

Hitchin Priory, Hitchin, Hertfordshire.

Busted , Craig David

A brand-new series of outdoor concerts comes to Hertfordshire

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Hits Radio Live

Hits Radio Live is back for 2024

Hozier

07/07 – 10/07/2024

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has confirmed summer shows for 2024

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28/06 – 03/07/2024

iDKHOW return to the UK this summer with the GLOOMDAY tour!

IDLES

12/07 – 08/12/2024

IDLES have confirmed more dates for their 2024 stellar world tour.

Il Divo

16/10 – 29/10/2024

International singing sensations, return to the UK this October!

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K-Pop girlband IVE have announced their first ever world tour – “SHOW WHAT I HAVE” – featuring a London show at The O2.

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Jack Savoretti

Jack Savoretti headlines Dreamland, Margate

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Jacob Collier

08/12 – 09/12/2024

The incredible Jacob Collier has announced December 2024 arena gigs in London & Manchester.

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15/06 – 21/11/2024

The critically acclaimed Nottingham troubadour tours in 2024

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Jalen Ngonda

Roundhouse, London

Jalen Ngonda headlines a show at Roundhouse, London next March

world tours singers

29/05 – 26/07/2024

James (Orchestral)

06/07 – 07/07/2024

James are Tim Booth, Jim Glennie, Saul Davies, Adrian Oxaal, David Baynton-Power, Mark Hunter, Andy Diagram, Chloe Alper, Deborah Knox-Hewson.

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James Arthur

05/03 – 17/08/2024

The X-Factor winner and chart-topping artist

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James Blunt

11/02 – 16/02/2025

James Blunt announces a UK tour for February 2025 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Back To Bedlam.

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Jamie Cullum

11/11 – 29/11/2024

world tours singers

Jane McDonald

11/10 – 22/11/2024

Star of stage and screen Jane McDonald is back with a new tour for 2024, “With All My Love”, performing at 20 theatres and arenas across the UK.

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Janelle Monáe

O2 Academy Brixton, London

Janelle Monáe is set to perform at at O2 Academy Brixton this June.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

28/09 – 01/10/2024

Janet Jackson brings the Together Again tour to the UK this autumn.

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Jeff Wayne’s The War of The Worlds – Alive On Stage!

28/03 – 20/04/2025

One of the most trailblazing arena tours of all time, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds (TWOTW) returns with a musical spectacular like none other, at arenas across the country.

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Jess Glynne

15/06 – 09/08/2024

Jess Glynne will be heading out across the UK in summer 2024 for a series of live outdoor shows.

Jet

04/10 – 12/10/2024

In the midst of a sold-out tour across Australia, JET is making a grand return with the announcement of a full headline tour in the UK, their first since 2009.

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Jimmy Eat World

13/11 – 15/11/2024

Jimmy Eat World have announced upcoming UK dates in London, Manchester & Glasgow.

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28/06 – 24/08/2024

JLS head across the UK in summer 2024 for their Summer Hits Tour

Jonas Brothers

Jonas Brothers

12/06 – 17/06/2024

Jonas Brothers have announced details of the UK tour for next summer!

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Jools Holland

Jools Holland and his famous Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced the run of dates for their 2024 Autumn/Winter tour, with special guests Marc Almond and Toby Lee

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Jordan Rakei

26/09 – 04/10/2024

Jordan Rakei announces 2024 gig dates.

Jungle

27/06 – 11/07/2024

Be sure to catch Jungle this summer!

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

07/08 – 11/08/2024

Justin Timberlake is bringing The Forget Tomorrow World Tour to a city near you!

world tours singers

02/10 – 07/10/2024

LA-based singer-songwriter jxdn has announced WHEN THE MUSIC STOPS TOUR in support of his upcoming album of the same name.

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Kamasi Washington

15/10 – 21/10/2024

Tenor saxophonist and member of West Coast Get Down jazz collective Kamasi Washington has announced October UK dates as part of his “Fearless Movement” Europe Tour 2024.

Karol G

Karol G will bring the “Mañana Será Bonito” tour to London next summer!

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The indie kings are set to play a massive headline show at Victoria Park in their Leicester hometown on Saturday 6 July 2024 with special guest Kaiser Chiefs

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Katherine Jenkins

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Kenny Thomas

23/11 – 03/11/2024

Multiple venues

Soul singer whose 1991 debut Voices went platinum in the UK

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Kew The Music

09/07 – 14/07/2024

Kew Gardens, London

Mika , Passenger , JLS

The annual week-long festival of picnic concerts is set in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, Kew Gardens in south west London is back for 2024!

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15/11 – 21/07/2024

Various vanues

Khruangbin have announced their “A LA SALA” tour – stopping in Glasgow, Manchester, and including two dates in London.

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Kings of Leon

20/06 – 10/07/2024

Kings of Leon have announced their 2024 Can We Please Have Fun World Tour, including a headline show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

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08/06 – 14/09

KISSTORY is back at 4 locations this summer! Don’t miss the Old Skool & Anthems in London, Norwich, Bristol & Cardiff.

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Kool & The Gang

world tours singers

American rockers will return to the UK this summer.

Kurupt FM

The UK’s favourite parody garage crew return.

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Kygo will be taking over The O2, London on 11 December 2024 with special guests Sofi Tukker & Hayla as part of his world tour

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Kylie has been announced as the latest headliner, with support to be announced.

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Lacuna Coil

18/10 – 26/10

Italian gothic metal band Lacuna Coil announces UK tour

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Lea Salonga

21/06 – 01/07/2024

Award-winning star of multiple Broadway musicals and international singing sensation Lea Salonga goes on tour

On sale Fri 10:00

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Legend – The Music of Bob Marley

07/02 – 23/06/2024

This two-hour rasta spectacular, showcasing the magic of Marley, will leave audiences on a natural high.

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Liam Gallagher

01/06 – 24/06/2024

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Liam Gallagher Malta Weekender

Liam Gallagher, Liam Fray, Blossoms, Jamie Webster, Jake Bugg, The View, The Lathums, and more

Get set for a four day & four night festival experience in the picturesque & vibrant setting of the island of Malta.

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Lightning Seeds

08/11 – 14/12/2024

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Lime Cordiale

18/05 – 03/09/2024

The surf rock, alt-pop duo bringing groovy back

Limp Bizkit

Limp Bizkit

Belfast, Ormeau Park

Multi-platinum nu-metal pioneers

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Lindsey Stirling

31/10 – 05/11/2024

Multi-award-winning musician Lindsey Stirling, known for her genre-bending virtuosity on electronic violin, has announced UK dates later this year.

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Liquid Death presents Download

14/06 – 16/06/2024

Donington Park, Derby

The biggest and heaviest artists on the planet descend on Donington for the loudest festival in the UK in 2024.

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Live at Lincoln

15/06 – 30/06/2024

Lincoln Castle, Lincoln

Crowded House , Jess Glynne , Paloma Faith , Kaiser Chiefs , Madness , Gregory Porter

Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has stood for hundreds of years as a symbol of power and seat of justice, and to this day its medieval walls dominate the city’s skyline. For centuries the Castle has been a place of entertainment, from hosting medieval royalty to Victorian day-trippers, and now twenty-first century concert-goers.

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Live in Somerset

Vivary Park, Taunton

Status Quo , JLS , Ministry of Sound Classical , Busted

Live In Somerset returns with a star-studded line up

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Live in the City

05/07 – 07/07/2024

Bught Park, Inverness

Ministry of Sound Classical , SKIPINNISH , Rag’n’Bone Man

Live in the City will take over Bught Park, Inverness the first weekend of July with their big top tent.

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Lizzy McAlpine

24/10 – 28/10/2024

Lizzy McAlpine brings her ‘The Older Tour’ to the UK.

world tours singers

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

18/06 – 13/07/2024

Bryan Adams, Simple Minds, Paloma Faith, Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Katherine Jenkins, and more

Since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals

Loreen

17/03 – 23/03

Louis Dunford

Louis Dunford

07/10 – 12/10/2024

A storyteller, with stories that need to be told… sometimes raw, sometimes funny and always honest, catch Louis Dunford this October as he bring his infectious melodic hooks to Nottingham and Leeds!

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Loyle Carner

The award-winning festival returns to London’s Victoria Park for 2024 with South London rapper Loyle Carner set to headline.

world tours singers

14/06 – 09/08/2024

Nutty ska-revivalists and 80s pop titans led by the inimitable Suggs

Major League DJz

Major League DJz

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Mallory Knox

Various venues 13/10 – 17/10/2024

Mallory Knox have announced a run of dates this October to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s ‘Asymmetry’ album with their full original lineup.

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Manic Street Preachers + Suede

13/07 – 24/07/2023

world tours singers

Marcus King

05/11 – 10/11/2024

GRAMMY Award-nominated artist, performer, and songwriter Marcus King is bringing ‘Mood Swings The World Tour’ to the UK in November.

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Margate Summer Series

13/06 – 31/08/2024

Rudimental, Bryan Adams, Madness, Limp Bizkit, Simple Minds, Jack Savoretti, and more

Margate Summer Series is back for 2024 at Dreamland, Margate with a stellar line-up including JLS, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Manic Street Preachers & Suede, IDLES and more!

world tours singers

23/10 – 10/08/2024

McFly announce summer shows for 2024, including The Piece Hall & Isle of Wight Festival

world tours singers

21/09 – 30/09/2024

Mancunian rapper Meekz has announced upcoming gigs this September.

Megan Moroney

Megan Moroney

04/09 – 13/09/2024

Megan Moroney has announced her return to the UK, with the Georgia Girl headline Tour this September!

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Megan Thee Stallion

04/07 – 17/07/2024

Megan Thee Stallion has confirmed details of the Hot Girl Summer Tour, which will see Megan perform across the UK this July.

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Melanie Martinez

20/09 – 26/09/2024

Melanie Martinez announces the UK leg of The Trilogy Tour

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Michael Bibi

Finsbury Park, London

Michael Bibi presents One Life, returns to the global stage this summer at London’s Finsbury Park on 6 July

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton will return to UK with an exclusive one-off arena show at The O2, London on Thursday 25 July 2024!

world tours singers

Michael Kiwanuka

Michael Kiwanuka headlines a show this summer TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall

world tours singers

Mike & the Mechanics

03/03/2025 – 14/04/2025

Mike Oldfield

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells Live in Concert

04/10 – 12/11/2024

Experience Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells Live in Concert later this year.

world tours singers

Ministry of Sound Classical

07/06 – 25/08/2024

Ministry of Sound Classical have announced 2024 summer shows.

world tours singers

Celebrating 25 years of “Play” and performing his greatest hits, Moby returns to the stage after more than 10 years at London’s O2 this September.

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Morgan Wallen

Country star Morgan Wallen heads to the UK this summer for a headline gig at American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

Motionless In White

Motionless In White

18/02 – 22/02/2025

Pennsylvania metalcore band Motionless in White set to return to the UK February 2025.

world tours singers

10/11 – 15/11

Nas has announced his 30 Year Anniversary Tour, including 4 UK dates in Manchester, Edinburgh, Wolverhampton & London.

world tours singers

Natalie Imbruglia

20/06 – 18/11

Natalie Imbruglia joins The Corrs on their UK tour

world tours singers

The 2024 NCT DREAM WORLD TOUR is coming to London this November.

world tours singers

Ne-Yo + Mario

07/03 – 14/03/2024

Champagne & Roses tour with special guest Mario

world tours singers

22/08 – 24/08/2024

Alternative pop band adept at blending guitars with dance beats

New Years Day

New Years Day

25/09 – 28/09/2024

New Years Day are returning to the UK this September!

world tours singers

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

02/11 – 15/11/2024

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds are bringing The Wild God Tour to UK arenas in November

world tours singers

Nick Mulvey

16/03 – 29/06/2024

Start 2024 off right with singer-songwriter Nick Mulvey’s blend of indie, folk and Americana sounds.

world tours singers

06/11 – 07/11/2024

world tours singers

Nile Rodgers & CHIC

15/06 – 25/07/2024

Hugely influential songwriter, producer and guitarist and co-founder of CHIC

world tours singers

13/08 – 21/08/2024

The hugely popular Noah Kahan has announced arena dates for summer 2024 ☀️

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Nocturne Live at Blenheim Palace

13/06 – 16/06/2024

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

Nocturne Live returns with Chaka Khan, The Sugababes & more against the spectacular backdrop of the Great Court at Blenheim Palace.

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

17/03 – 01/08/2024

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have announced 2024 outdoor summer shows

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Ocean Colour Scene

world tours singers

O2 Forum Kentish Town, London

Offset headlines show at O2 Forum Kentish Town, London this July

world tours singers

13/04 – 29/06/2024

Olly Murs joins Take That on tour plus headlines his own show at Cannock Chase Forest.

On the Mount at Wasing

On The Mount at Wasing

17/06 – 29/06/2024

Near Reading, Berkshire, UK

Crowded House, Paolo Nutini, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Jungle, Underworld

Headlined by Crowded House, Solstice Event – Nick Mulvey, Jungle and Underworld

world tours singers

Electric Ballroom, London

Don’t miss indie band Opus Kink this winter at London’s Electric Ballroom.

world tours singers

Electronic music duo Overmono are coming to O2 Academy Brixton in October.

world tours singers

11/06 – 29/06/2024

P!NK announces Summer Carnival 2024

world tours singers

22/11 – 27/11/2024

world tours singers

Palaye Royale

Palaye Royale announce massive UK show

world tours singers

Paloma Faith

03/04 – 22/06/2024

Fusing vocal prowess with an inimitable sense of style

PARTYNEXTDOOR

PARTYNEXTDOOR

02/10/2024 – 12/10

world tours singers

Paul Heaton

Paul Heaton announces outdoor show at Cardiff Castle.

world tours singers

Paul Weller

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh

The Modfather returns

world tours singers

25/06 – 29/06/2024

Pearl Jam is bringing their Dark Matter World Tour 2024 to a city near you in support of their brand new album Dark Matter (out 19 April).

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Pet Shop Boys

04/06 – 20/06/2024

Don’t miss synth pop dream team Pet Shop Boys on their 2024 “Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live” tour.

world tours singers

Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics

21/06 – 14/12/2024

The revered DJ, broadcaster and dance pioneer brings timeless Balearic hits to life.

Picture This

Picture This

world tours singers

American rock veterans Pixies are to bring their unmistakable and era-defining sound to Live at The Piece Hall, Halifax

world tours singers

25/06 – 26/06

Placebo headline two outdoor shows this summer in Halifax & Southampton

world tours singers

Public Service Broadcasting

12/10 – 30/10/2024

Public Service Broadcasting are taking their incredible live show across the UK this October.

world tours singers

Queen of the Night – A Tribute to Whitney Houston

03/05 – 01/11/2024

Queen of the Night – A Tribute to Whitney Houston is back bigger than ever, in arenas across the UK.

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Rachel Chinouriri

12/11 – 16/11/2024

world tours singers

Rat Pack Swingin’ at The Sands

08/11 – 18/12/2024

The stars of The Rat Pack – Swingin’ at the Sands will be bringing the ultimate Christmas party to the UK this festive season following a sold-out show at the West Ends’ Adelphi Theatre last December.

world tours singers

21/02 – 25/08/2024

Nominated for 7 x Brit Awards (the most by any artist in one year, her long-awaited independent debut album, My 21st Century Blues), see RAYE this year across the UK.

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Real Estate

03/10 – 06/10

Heading on tour this October!

world tours singers

Reggae Fest

Electric Brixton, London

The biggest dancehall party in the U.S. and Canada is finally coming to London.

Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

20/07 – 03/08/2024

Former Verve frontman and celebrated solo artist

Rick Astley

Rick Astley

12/12 – 15/08/2024

Rick Astley has announced new album Are We There Yet along with a massive UK tour scheduled for Nov 2023 – Feb 2024.

world tours singers

Rise Against

20/08 – 21/08/2024

Chicago punks Rise Against have announced two UK dates for 2024 at the O2 Ritz, Manchester and O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.

world tours singers

Robbie Williams

London, Hyde Park

Robbie Williams joins the line-up for American Express presents BST Hyde Park this summer.

world tours singers

23/05 – 22/06/2024

Catch the Bristol-born drum and bass pioneer this summer.

world tours singers

Royal Blood

world tours singers

09/07 – 03/12/2024

world tours singers

Rudimental join the Margate Summer Series line-up.

world tours singers

Russell Crowe’s Indoor Garden Party

04/07 – 26/07/2024

world tours singers

Say She She

R&B and soul trio Say She She will be playing at Roundhouse on 18 November.

scooter

06/09 – 09/11/2024

Headlining Margate Summer Series

world tours singers

OVO Arena, London

German rocker Scorpions are headed to London for a one-off show in June

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Scouting For Girls

07/11 – 16/11/2024

The indie-pop trio known for their joyful anthems have announced details of “The Place We Used To Meet Tour – Part 2” tour for Oct – Nov 2024.

world tours singers

Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

Dancehall mainstay and GRAMMY award-winning artist Sean Paul will be performing live at Coventry Building Society Arena later this year.

world tours singers

08/11 – 12/11

Sepultura announce farewell tour in Nov 2024

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Shania Twain

02/07 – 07/07/2024

Shania Twain announces UK dates for this summer

world tours singers

Sherwood Pines (part of Forest Live)

Sherwood Pines, Mansfield

Nile Rodgers & CHIC , Anne-Marie , Sting

Outdoor concert series in Mansfield, part of Forest Live.

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Sheryl Crow

Halifax, The Piece Hall

Musician, activist and actress considered a defining influence on singer-songwriters

world tours singers

23/09/2025 – 10/10/2025

Iconic soul and pop band Simply Red today will be heading out across the UK for their 40th anniversary in September & October 2025.

world tours singers

04/07 – 06/07/2024

Following his announcement that he will be supporting SZA on her SOS tour, GRAMMY-nominated R&B artist SiR has announced a gig in Manchester this July.

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Sister Sledge

31/05 – 06/07

Sister Sledge head to Hitchin this summer plus other outdoor shows

world tours singers

Celebrated Celtic rock band Skipinnish celebrate their 25th anniversary with a very special concert at Edinburgh Castle next summer.

world tours singers

14/12 – 20/12/2024

Celebrating their 25th anniversary

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Smash Into Pieces

01/12 – 03/12/2024

Swedish rock band Smash Into Pieces announce UK tour this December stopping in Nottingham, London and Manchester.

15/02 – 22/02/2025

Snow Patrol return with their brand new record The Forest Is The Path and a UK tour for February 2025.

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Somerset House Summer Series

11/07 – 21/07/2024

Somerset House, London

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express returns with a new edition of electrifying shows. The line-up includes Pip Millett, Corinne Bailey Rae and more.

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Sounds of the City presents Jungle

Manchester, UK

Catch unmissable producer duo Jungle at Sounds of the City in July 2024

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South Facing

Grace Jones , Future Islands , Popcaan , Dizzee Rascal , Jess Glynne , Damian Marley

Damian Marley, Jess Glynne & Dizzee Rascal are set to headline South Facing Festival

world tours singers

04/10 – 11/11/2024

With special guest Badly Drawn Boy

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14/10 – 20/10

Immersion: The Final Chapter heads to the UK this Oct

world tours singers

02/06 – 13/08/2024

Scarborough Open Air Theatre

Rock legends Status Quo are playing outdoor shows this summer

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Steve Hackett

02/10 – 23/10/2024

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett announces the dates for his 2024 UK tour: Steve Hackett – Genesis Greats, Lamb Highlights & Solo.

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Stevie Nicks

06/07 – 12/07/2024

Living legend Stevie Nicks will be playing shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow this July.

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Still Woozy

07/11 – 14/11/2024

Portland-based singer-songwriter/producer Still Woozy has announced UK dates for his upcoming “Loveseat” Tour.

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14/06 – 23/06/2024

Sting has been announced as one of the first headliners for Forest Live shows in summer 2024.

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Stirling Summer Sessions

28/06 – 30/06/2024

Stirling, UK

Busted, Tom Jones, Ocean Colour Scene

Stirling Summer Sessions is the latest member of the Summer Sessions family in Scotland.

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Stray Kids join the line-up for American Express presents BST Hyde Park this summer.

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Summer Nights at the Bandstand

Glasgow, UK

Bananarama, Bill Bailey, Echo & The Bunnymen, Future Islands, Gabrielle, Johnny Marr, Squeeze, The Midnight, and more

Summer Nights at the Bandstand is back with 15 evenings of unforgettable music & comedy.

Switchfoot

06/11 – 10/11/2024

Switchfoot are heading back to the UK this winter!

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SZA to headline American Express presents BST Hyde Park following BRIT and GRAMMY award wins.

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T Live Festival

Copthall Playing Fields, London

Rick Ross , JOE , Tyga , Jeremih

T-Live makes a hotly anticipated return to Copthall Playing Fields this summer

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13/04 – 11/06/2024

Take That announce The Life On Tour

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Take That Present: The Greatest Weekend

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Taylor Swift

07/06 – 17/08/2024

Taylor Swift announced UK & Europe leg of Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour for 2024.

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06/09/2024 – 13/09/2024

The band announces a UK arena tour for 2024 where they will play a set of classic hits from their recently released The Very Best Of 1989 – 2023.

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The Australian Bee Gees

22/04 – 25/05/2025

The Australian Bee Gees Show heads out across the UK in Apr & May 2025.

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The Charlatans & Johnny Marr

28/06 – 29/06/2024

Johnny Marr & The Charlatans to co-headline outdoor shows for summer 2024

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The Compozers

Wembley OVO Arena, London

The Compozers have confirmed a huge show at Wembley OVO Arena in October 2024.

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08/11 – 18/11/2024

The Corrs have announced the eight-date Talk On Corners UK & Ireland tour for November 2024.

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21/10 – 04/11/2024

The Cult have announced The 8424 Tour, commemorating 40 years as a band, heading across the UK this Oct & Nov

The Driver Era

The Driver Era

25/09 – 03/10/2024

The Driver Era bring the X GIRLFRIEND Tour to UK shores in September and October this year!

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The Four Tops

01/09 – 09/09/2024

Catch The Four Tops, Tavares and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas performing live across six UK cities this autumn.

The Ghost Inside

The Ghost Inside

10/10 – 16/10/2024

The metalcore heroes make a triumphant return to UK stages this October!

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The Great Escape

14/05 – 17/05/2025

Brighton and Hove

The Great Escape returns to Brighton for 2025.

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The House & Garage Orchestra

Experience the electrifying energy of house and garage music on stage with The House & Garage Orchestra at the O2 Kentish Forum in June.

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The Human League

05/12 – 14/12

Generation 2024 tour

The Killers

The Killers

18/06 – 07/07/2024

The Killers return to the UK next summer!

The Last Dinner Party

The Last Dinner Party

01/02 – 16/10/2024

Brixton’s buzzy Baroque indie-rockers

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The Lathums

Wigan, Robin Park Arena

Homebound heroes, The Lathums announce outdoor Wigan mega-gig for summer 2024

The Libertines

The Libertines

03/10 – 21/11/2024

The Libertines are back and heading out on the UK road this Oct & Nov on the All Quiet On The Esplanade Tour!

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The Mary Wallopers

08/11 – 13/07/2024

Contemporary Irish folk music group head out on tour this winter!

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The National

03/07 – 11/07/2024

The National announce outdoor summer shows for 2024

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The Reytons

Clifton Park, Rotherham

The Reytons are playing a homecoming gig next summer at Clifton Park, Rotherham.

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01/08 – 02/08/2024

The Roots headlines South Facing Festival & Margate Summer Series with De La Soul

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13/11 – 30/11/2024

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The Smashing Pumpkins + Weezer

07/06 – 14/06/2024

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12/07 – 03/12

The Snuts announce UK tour this winter

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The Stranglers

08/03 – 03/08/2024

The punk-adjacent UK outfit behind the hits ‘Golden Brown’ and ‘Peaches’ announce June 2024 50th anniversary show at Caldicot Castle

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The Streets

24/05 – 20/06/2024

Alexandra Head, Cardiff Bay

The Mike Skinner-fronted project known for blending genres that include garage, hip hop, indie and ska

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The Teskey Brothers

06/09 – 13/09/2024

The Teskey Brothers announce shows in London, Birmingham & Manchester this September

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The Ultimate Boyband Party Show

04/09 – 07/11/2024

Blackpool Opera House

The Ultimate Boy Band Party Show is a tribute show celebrating the music of the very best boy bands of the 90s

07/09 – 25/09/2024

The Vamps are getting back on the road in September to celebrate their tenth anniversary.

13/11 – 25/11/2024

The Wailers have confirmed a HUGE UK tour

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The Wolfe Tones

Traditional Irish music icons The Wolfe Tones have today announced their last ever London show, and their biggest UK show to date – taking place at Finsbury Park on Friday 5 July 2024.

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The Zombies

26/05 – 24/06/2024

English rock band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

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Thetford Forest (Part of Forest Live)

20/06 – 30/06/2024

High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon

Bryan Adams , Sting , Paloma Faith , Tom Jones , Olly Murs

Outdoor concert series in Thetford Forest, part of Forest Live.

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International superstar DJ Tiësto returns to Cardiff for a very special show on Sunday 25 August 2024 – his first in the city since 2010

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas live in concert!

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

11/12 – 12/12/2024

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TK Maxx Presents Bedford Summer Sessions

28/06 – 07/07/2024

Bedford Park, Bedford

Avril Lavigne , Jess Glynne , Tom Jones , Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics , James (Orchestral) , Nile Rodgers & CHIC

TK Maxx presents Bedford Summer Sessions provides amazing artists and live music events tailored for multiple audiences in the beautiful setting of Bedford Park in the heart of Bedfordshire.

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TK Maxx presents Depot Live at Cardiff Castle

08/06 – 27/07/2024

Fisher, Smashing Pumpkins & Weezer, Nothing But Thieves, Crowded House, Paul Heaton, Avril Lavigne, Manic Street Preachers, JLS, and more

Depot Live is back at Cardiff Castle for 2024

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TK Maxx Presents Derby Summer Sessions

12/07 – 14/07

Markeaton Park, Derby

Becky Hill , Tom Jones , Madness

Markeaton Park, the city’s most-visited outdoor destination, will host Derby’s first-ever Summer Sessions.

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TK Maxx presents Live at The Piece Hall

07/06 – 24/08/2024

Blondie, Sheryl Crow, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Crowded House, Grace Jones, Bryan Adams, and more

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TK Maxx presents Scarborough Open Air Theatre

02/06 – 31/08/2024

Status Quo , Jess Glynne, Simple Minds , Anne-Marie, Tom Jones, Fatboy Slim, and more

Outdoor live music in 2024 right near the Yorkshire coast

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TK Maxx Presents Southampton Summer Sessions

15/06 – 30/06

Guildhall Square, Southampton

Tom Jones , Madness , Nile Rodgers & CHIC , Air , Paloma Faith , Kaiser Chiefs

2024 will see Guildhall Square transformed into a buzzing live music hub, welcoming artists from across the globe to form the highly anticipated TK Maxx presents Southampton Summer Sessions.

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Tom Grennan

03/05 – 10/08/2024

Gunnersbury Park, London

Playing London’s Gunnersbury Park in August 2024 with special guests Blossoms.

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11/06 – 18/08/2024

Catch Welsh legend Tom Jones at various venues in the UK this summer.

Tom Odell

11/03 – 19/07/2024

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Tom Odell has announced details of his forthcoming UK tour which will kick off in March 2024 + summer shows in London and Halifax.

Travis Scott

Travis Scott

11/07/2024 – 13/07/2024

Travis Scott: Utopia is coming to London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Manchester’s Co-op Live this July.

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Trentham Live

15/08 – 18/08/2024

The Trentham Estate, Staffordshire

Deacon Blue , Jess Glynne , Manic Street Preachers , Busted

Four Amazing Shows. One Unique Setting. Trentham Live is back for 2024.

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Trentham Summer Concerts

28/06 – 27/07/2024

Trentham Estate, Stoke-on-Trent

Summer Concerts are returning to Trentham this summer for five weekends of live music, from 28 June to 27 July. With acts including ABBA Reunion Tribute Show and Club Classics, there’s an extensive line-up for everyone to enjoy

Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd returns to the UK this summer.

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Troye Sivan

22/06 – 28/06/2024

In past lives, Troye Sivan has been a child actor and a Youtube vlogger, but it’s clear he was born to be a pop star.

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First Direct Arena, Leeds

The Los Angeles-based indie-pop band TV Girl will play Leeds’ First Direct Arena on 17 August.

Twenty One Pilots

Twenty One Pilots

05/05 – 14/05/2025

Chart-topping, genre-hopping duo, Twenty One Pilots have confirmed The Clancy World Tour – touring the UK next May!

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Twin Atlantic

07/11 – 24/11/2024

Scotland’s finest alt-rockers Twin Atlantic are back with new album Meltdown and confirmed a November UK Headline Tour in support.

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Uber One presents All Points East: LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

The award-winning festival returns to London’s Victoria Park for 2024

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UK Pink Floyd Experience

Dominion Theatre, London

Celebrating 50 years since the release of the iconic album The Dark Side of The Moon, UK Pink Floyd Experience recreate the sights and sounds of the legendary band in concert.

Prices from £28.75

Usher

29/03 – 05/04/2025

Global superstar, Usher has announced the Usher: Past Present Future European dates, coming to London April 2025!

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Vampire Weekend

01/12 – 10/12/2024

Van Morrison

Van Morrison

26/05 – 07/07/2024

Check back at midday on 9 May 2024 for exclusive Concert Week offers

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Vince Staples

11/06 – 13/06/2024

Tickets are on sale now for multi-hyphenate Vince Staples’ Black in Europa tour.

Wallows

14/10 – 22/10/2024

Wallows are bringing their Model tour the the UK this October

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17/03 – 25/03/2025

Wardruna announces the first part of an extensive world tour, heading to the UK in 2025.

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Westonbirt Arboretum (part of Forest Live)

04/07 – 12/07

Gregory Porter , Anne-Marie , Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Outdoor concert series at Westonbirt Arboretum, part of Forest Live.

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Wet Wet Wet

Various Venues 28/01 – 26/10/2025

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What’s Love Got to do With it – Tina Turner Tribute

19/08/2023 – 30/11/2024

The exciting live show celebrating the music of Tina Turner is getting back on the road with a huge tour across the UK.

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Within Temptation

15/11 – 19/11/2024

Bleed Out 2024 UK tour

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Wunderhorse

03/10 – 20/10/2024

Following news of their forthcoming album, Midas, rock band Wunderhorse have announced upcoming UK gigs for autumn 2024.

Yellowcard

12/11 – 17/11/2024

Yellowcard return to the UK this November, celebrating 20 Years of Ocean Avenue, with support from Story of the Year and This Wild Life.

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Yo La Tengo

25/08 – 29/08/2024

Catch Yo La Tengo live in the UK this August.

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Yussef Dayes

Yussef Dayes Presents: Summer Dayes will take place on 4 Aug at South London’s Crystal Palace Bowl

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Zeal & Ardor

O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Avant-garde metal band Zeal & Ardor announce show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in September.

ZZ Top

ZZ Top confirm their return to the UK!

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The eighth edition of the UK’s leading awards for rock and metal will see the event return to the O2 Forum Kentish Town on Thursday 22 August 2024

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Girls Aloud

Six reasons why going to gigs alone is the best.

So you want to go see that metalcore band you love but none of your friends like that “shouty” music? Or you REALLY want to go check out that new artist on TikTok you discovered but all your mates won’t go to a gig where they only know one song? Or worse, your group of friends cannot get themselves organized and work out which show and when to go on a tour, so you’re worried you’ll miss out on tickets. Let them be miserable and start living your best life by going to concerts by yourself. Trust us, it’ll be the best thing you’ll ever do!

Going to gigs alone can be daunting. What am I going to do with myself in between sets? Are people going to think I’m weird? Why would I not want to share the experience?

Listen, we are all for sharing the experience, but sometimes it’s either missing out or going alone, and in those cases we definitely recommend going alone. Here’s a few reasons why you’ll never regret it once you build up the courage to go through with it.

1 . See artists you really REALLY want to see

Imagine the FOMO of missing your favourite band on their new tour, hearing all those new songs live, seeing everyone post about it. Don’t let that happen, and get that ticket. Plus you then get to tell the pals who didn’t want to come how you saw that band or artist before they blew up or how they played that one B-side track that everyone loves – now who has FOMO?

2. Meet new friends

It’s no secret that music brings people together. That moment when everyone’s favourite ballad hits and there’s not a dry eye in the building, you turn to your left or right and suddenly you bond with a stranger over your favourite song. For the metalheads, we also recommend mosh pits, follow the rules of the pit but what a way to make new friends!

3. The freedom

Now hear us out – but going to a gig alone means you can get to the venue when you want, you can go to the loos when you want, you can stand in line at the merch for hours and no one will ask if you’re sure you want to wait. And no one will drag you home when you want to wait after the show has finished and find every piece of confetti or ask for the setlist.

4 . It’s a cult

You are not alone in going to gigs by yourself, you’d probably be surprised by how many people do the same thing. Some fan groups even have entire sub cultures of going to gigs alone (shoutout to Frank Turner’s solo armada, we see you!) – bringing us back to reason #2, new friends.

5. Confidence boost

Going to a gig by yourself will do wonders for your confidence. Sure the first time might feel a bit awkward and weird, but isn’t it always? Remember your first day of school? And then it was kind of okay after a while (let’s ignore our teenage years…) Once you’ve done it and experience all of the divinity of a solo gig you’ll feel free as a bird.

6. Experience the music your way

Whether you love hanging out by the bar, need to be front row, prefer seats or want to leave a bit earlier to catch the last train – the world is your oyster! The experience is yours, you don’t need to coordinate with someone else, rely on them to enjoy the show as much as you are and have as much of a good time as you are. And frankly, if you took a chance on a new genre or new artist and it isn’t your vibe, you can just go home. Glorious.

So there you have it – doesn’t sound too bad now does it?! At the end of the day it all comes down to you and your artist, a concert will always be a shared experience whether with strangers or friends. The most important thing to do is have fun.

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Shawn Mendes Unveils His 2022 Wonder: The World Tour Dates

Shawn Mendes will embark on a world tour in support of his fourth album, 'Wonder,' with several stops in North America, Europe, and the UK. See the dates here.

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Shawn Mendes Announces 2022 Wonder World Tour Dates

Shawn Mendes will be heading on the road next year. On Thursday (Sept. 23), the “Summer of Love” singer shared the dates for his upcoming world tour across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe in support of his Billboard 200 chart-topping album, Wonder .

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Wonder: The World Tour consists of 64 dates. The U.K. and Europe portion of the tour will commence next year on March 14 at the Royal Arena Copenhagen before concluding at the WiZink Center in Madrid on May 20. The  North American portion of the tour contains two legs, with the first starting on June 27 at Portland’s Moda Center before wrapping up at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Aug. 19. Leg two begins a month later on Sept. 7 in Glendale, Ariz., at Gila River Arena, with the final date of the tour ending at the Prudential Center in  Newark, N.J., on Oct. 26. 

Mendes will also be joined by supporting acts during the tour. In Europe, King Princess is set to open his first set of concerts. Dermot Kennedy will be Mendes’ special guest for the first leg of the North American shows, while Tate McRae will join Mendes for leg two.

Shawn Mendes Announces 'Wonder: The World Tour'

Fans looking to catch Mendes on tour can purchase tickets through the American Express presale and North America FirstAccess presale starting on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. local time. General fan presale will begin on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. local time, with public onsale taking place a week later on Oct. 7. Presales for Barclays Center will occur on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3, respectively. The U.K. and European presales through American Express and FirstAccess follow on Oct. 4. London presales begin on Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. local time, with general onsale beginning on Oct. 8.

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Beyoncé Kicks Off Her Renaissance World Tour In Stockholm, Sweden: Watch Performance And Stage Videos, See Photos, View The Setlist & More

Beyoncé returned to the stage with her hotly anticipated Renaissance World Tour, which saw the singer perform a three-hour set that included multiple live debuts of 'Renaissance' tracks and other classics.

BeyHive assemble: The moment has finally arrived. Beyoncé officially kicked off her 56-date Renaissance World Tour tonight in Stockholm, Sweden. Launching with a sold-out show at the Friends Arena in the Swedish capital, the tour marks Queen Bey's first tour in nearly five years and first solo tour in seven years. The world tour is in support of her GRAMMY-winning and history-making 2022 album , Renaissance , and also marks the first time she performed songs from the album on stage. 

Across a three-hour, 36-song set, which was split into seven acts, Beyoncé delivered an expansive, dazzling set spanning her broad and celebrated discography, including many live debuts of Renaissance tracks like "CUFF IT," "BREAK MY SOUL," "PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA," "VIRGO'S GROOVE," and many more. She also performed several Beyoncé classics like "Run the World (Girls)," her Megan Thee Stallion collab " Savage Remix ," "Crazy in Love," "Formation," and more.

Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden.

*Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden | Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Parkwood*

Released last July, Renaissance is Beyoncé's seventh solo album, all of which have topped the U.S charts. Renaissance garnered Beyoncé eight of her nine GRAMMY nominations at the 2023 GRAMMYs ; she was also nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media for her original song "Be Alive" from the film King Richard .

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At the 2023 GRAMMYs, she took home four GRAMMY Awards — including Best Dance/Electronic Recording for "Break My Soul," Best Dance/Electronic Music Album for Renaissance , Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Plastic Off The Sofa," and Best R&B Song for "Cuff It" — setting the record as the artist with the most GRAMMY wins of all time . When nominations for the 2023 GRAMMYs were announced last November, she was the most nominated artist for that GRAMMY Award year; she is currently tied with her husband and occasional music partner, Jay-Z , for the most GRAMMY nominations ever, counting 88 nominations each.

Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour continues across Europe through late June and then heads to North America in July.

Below, check out the full setlist , view photos, watch videos, and see fan reactions from the BeyHive from the first night of Beyonce's Renaissance World Tour.

Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden.

*Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden | Photo: Andrew White*

Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden.

*Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden | Photo: Mason Poole*

Beyoncé performs onstage during the opening night of her Renaissance World Tour at Friends Arena on May 10, 2023, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Opening Act

The Signboard (Video Introduction)

Dangerously in Love 2 (Live Debut - Shortened)

Flaws and All

I'm Goin' Down ( Mary J. Blige cover)

RENAISSANCE

RENAISSANCE (Video Introduction)  

I'M THAT GIRL (Live Debut - Extended spoken intro)

COZY (Live Debut)

ALIEN SUPERSTAR (Live Debut)

Lift Off (JAY Z & Kanye West cover)

7/11 (Dancers Interlude)

MOTHERBOARD

MOTHERBOARD (Video Interlude)

CUFF IT (Live Debut)

ENERGY(Live Debut)

BREAK MY SOUL (Live Debut)

OPULENCE (Video Interlude)

Formation (Shortened)

Diva (Shortened)

Run the World (Girls) (Shortened)

MY POWER (Live Debut - Shortened)

BLACK PARADE (Live Debut)

Savage (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion cover) (Live Debut)

Partition (Shortened)

ANOINTED (Video Interlude )

CHURCH GIRL(Live Debut)

Get Me Bodied (Shortened)

Before I Let Go (Maze featuring Frankie Beverly cover)

Rather Die Young

Love on Top

Crazy in Love

Freedom(Band Jam. Interlude)

ANOINTED - PT. 2

Love Hangover ( Diana Ross song) (Sung by the choristers)

PLASTIC OFF THE SOFA (Live Debut)

VIRGO'S GROOVE (Live Debut)

Naughty Girl

MOVE (Live Debut)

HEATED (Live Debut)

THIQUE (Live Debut)

ALL UP IN YOUR MIND (Live Debut)

Drunk in Love

MIND CONTROL

MIND CONTROL (Video Interlude)

AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM (Live Debut)

PURE/HONEY (Live Debut)

SUMMER RENAISSANCE (Live Debut)

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Tanner Adell's Big Year: The Country Newcomer Talks Stagecoach, "BLACKBIIRD," & Meeting Her Childhood Idols

As Tanner Adell continues making waves in country music, she shares some of the most monumental moments from her career so far — from featuring on Beyoncé's critically acclaimed 'COWBOY CARTER' to making space for Black women at the CMT Music Awards.

With one bold tweet, Tanner Adell 's life changed.

"As one of the only Black girls in the country music scene, I hope Bey decides to sprinkle me with a dash of her magic for a collab," she wrote , minutes after Beyoncé premiered "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" and "16 CARRIAGES" during this year's Super Bowl in February.

At first, Adell was mocked for her pitch. "You're trying too hard, love," one user said. Another chimed in, "Baby, that album is finished with all the songs cleared. I don't know about this one. Maybe, open for the tour," another user remarked.

But she wasn't bothered by the chatter: "Those people said I look desperate, I'm like, 'You must not know me, b—!" Adell reveals to GRAMMY.com with a hearty laugh. 

Confidence is the inner core of the Tanner Adell ethos. And her boldness paid off because shortly after when Beyoncé approached her to feature on COWBOY CARTER .

In Adell's first music release of 2024, she appeared alongside Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy, and Reyna Roberts in Beyoncé's cover of "BLACKBIIRD" by The Beatles . It was a full-circle moment for Adell in more ways than one, as her father used to sing the song to her as a child. Little did she know, decades later, she would popularize the track's backstory — the plight of Black women in the American South — alongside one of her heroes.

But before Adell became one of Beyoncé's songbirds, she was also the Buckle Bunny . On the 11-track mixtape, Adell traced the provocative tales of an acrylic nail-wearing, lasso-wielding heartbreaker. But for every Black girl that listens, it's more than a country project. It's also a reminder that it's okay to be feminine and girly, just like Shania Twain , Carrie Underwood or Taylor Swift .

Among her rodeo of exciting firsts, Adell tacks another on June 8, when she makes her debut at Nashville's Nissan Stadium during CMA Fest. She'll perform on the Platform Stage at the stadium; the next day, she'll play a set at the Good Molecules Reverb Stage outside of Bridgestone Arena.

Below, hear from Adell about her most memorable firsts thus far, from having her debut daytime television performance on "The Jennifer Hudson Show" to bonding with Gayle King behind the scenes at Stagecoach Music Festival.

Seeing Her Breakthrough Single, "Buckle Bunny," Have A Second Life

I released "Buckle Bunny" on the Buckle Bunny EP in July 2023. I actually teased it on social media first. Almost nine months before that, I had gone super viral with it. It was doing incredibly well, so my plans were to release it in January or February of last year. But, I ended up signing a record deal in December of 2022. There were plans for it at that time, but the timeline kept getting pushed back. It turned into a fight to get that song back into my hands, which was what prompted me to go independent. Eventually, I was able to work with my label, shake hands, and mutually part ways.

I started this year as an independent artist with this song that everybody loves. It's become a huge part of my brand, but it's really my life story. People might think it's a dumb song that was easy to write, but I was called a "buckle bunny." As a teenager growing up between Los Angeles and Star Valley, Wyoming, I was into glam country, and "Buckle Bunny" is the pinnacle of that. 

"Buckle Bunny" was my first single that charted. I felt like I finally had broken through that invisible box that Nashville put me in as a country musician. It was me saying, I'm not going to follow any rules. I'm going to be as true to myself as possible.

We, as Black women, have been fighting our whole lives. We've been fighting for space. I'm purposely trying to bring softness into the picture, allowing women who listen to my music to know that it's okay to feel that way. We don't always have to have our walls up.

"Buckle Bunny" is aggressively confident, but I think that's the door to softness. You have to be self-assured to let your walls down. My newest single, "Whiskey Blues," is my next step into that. I have another song on my social media, "Snakeskin," that people want me to release. "Buckle Bunny" is like the girl who protects those softer moments.

In a way, I look at all of this as a relationship between Tanner Adell, the artist, and Tanner, the person. For me, Tanner Adell is the buckle bunny. Then, you have Tanner, who's on the inside, writing all of these songs.

Serving A Bold Fashion Statement On Her First Major Red Carpet

Ask and ye shall receive 🤎 CMT back stage w John Shearer https://t.co/fO6lNtYVr3 pic.twitter.com/NekkeT01oz — Tanner Adell (@tanneradell) April 10, 2024

I wore Bantu knots! I've always loved Bantu knots in all styles, the really small ones and the larger ones. There were ideas about whether I should do a certain number of them that was significant to me in some way.

I work very closely with Bill Wackermann, who was the CEO of Wilhemina Models. He does a lot of styling and has a close relationship with my manager. So, my manager was like, "You would love him!" At the time, I was trying to hone in on what myself is. What's the message I'm trying to convey through my fashion, hair, and beauty? 

Bill sat down with me, and I told him I wanted Natalia Fedner to do my dress, which is that stretchy chain metal dress. Originally, I thought I would do my long blonde hair, but Bill was the one who told me, "This is your first major red carpet as an invited artist. Think about what you want your hair to say." As a Black woman, our hair tells 1,000 stories with whatever it is, and the lightbulb went off in my head.

I knew I wanted my hair to say everything I needed to say without having to say anything at all. I also knew there would be a lot of people who didn't know the significance behind it or just thought it was some extreme hairstyle.

I've looked very deeply into my heritage. It turns out I have a bit of Bantu heritage in my DNA. I thought that was so cool because I do love the knots so much.

The CMT Awards were a big thing at my school, Utah Valley University. Everyone would get together in the dorms and watch the show. It's crazy that a couple years ago, I was watching it, and I'm here now. I feel very respected and loved. People I've looked up to would come up to me, and I was like, "I'm a huge fan." And they're like, "No! I listened to you ."

I got to meet Gayle King, who I absolutely love. I remember watching her from afar while she was doing "CBS Mornings." She saw me from across the room, and I kid you not, in the middle of her interview, she started walking towards me. She was like, "I just want to tell you that you're so beautiful. The Bantu knots are stunning." That was my favorite moment of the night.

I also had the chance to see Tiera Kennedy. She's so sweet. We got matching blackbird tattoos before that. Being on the red carpet for the first time, it was comforting to see a familiar face. It really reinforces that idea that I belong here.

Being A Part Of COWBOY CARTER

So, I'm adopted. I have four siblings. We're all biracial, but our adoptive parents are both white. Obviously, my dad is a white man with five Black children. My parents always wanted me to understand that I am a Black woman, and he was very educational when it came to music. He taught me about the Black female power players and the buzz in the industry. But The Beatles were his favorite. So, when I finally told them the news, my dad immediately got choked up. He told me that "Blackbird" was one of his favorite Beatles songs.

My dad isn't the best with words when it comes to expressing his emotions, especially in front of people. He's a quiet, reserved dude. So, he eventually texts me, sending me screenshots about the meaning behind "Blackbird." The reason why it was his favorite song was because he had Black girls, and he told me, "This is special. This is not a burden to carry, but it might be a bit of weight on your shoulders. Keep your head up high and walk knowing that this is why he wrote this song."

I can remember going to a recital as a kid and being so nervous, but my dad was so confident and excited about my abilities. Was that strategic? Was it quiet strength? Maybe. It feels like this song has been a part of my whole life. So, to be on it, on such a massive album, feels very divine.

The whole process was a surprise. It took a few weeks to set in. But I always knew I would work with [Beyoncé], and I always said it's a matter of "when," not if. 

On the day of the Super Bowl, I saw that black-and-white picture of her, and I thought it looked a lot like a photoshoot that I took the week before. Let me make a tweet, just to put it out there. I don't know — she's magical! She has her way of knowing everything that's going on all the time. 

I think that tweet has almost 10 million views. It was fun to go back to that tweet to see the people who were supporting me. And also getting to say "I told you" to the people who didn't. It kicked off a Renaissance — pun intended.

Performing At Her First Stagecoach Music Festival

thank you so much @Stagecoach and thank you to @LEVIS for making me the first artist EVER to perform at Stage Coach with a custom Levi’s fit 🥹 thankyou for executing my vision so perfectly 🩷 https://t.co/NFs26JkC2j — Tanner Adell (@tanneradell) April 28, 2024

I have bad social anxiety, and I get nervous in front of crowds and people. So, festivals were never something that interested me, but Stagecoach was always one I felt like I could go to. And I was not disappointed.

I had the first slot of the day, which is a s—ty slot for anyone, but you have to pay your dues in country music. It's how you build your cred with these festivals, to show you're a hard worker and will perform like you're at a sold-out show in Madison Square Garden. And I did.

Mentally, I prepared for no one. I told myself it was okay if nobody came, and I'll perform like I always do. I'll figure out where the camera is and perform it for the jumbotron, so if no one comes to the pit, the people watching the livestream will have a great show. 

Well, I didn't have an empty pit! People showed the f— up and out. I heard people in line thought they were going to miss it because the gates opened late. Within the first 10 minutes, the VIP pit was half-filled with people screaming and running in their sweet little cowboy boots and hats. That never happens at Stagecoach or Coachella, but it's a testament to the relationship I built within my listeners. It was eye-opening for me. I don't think I'm ever going to play to a dead crowd again.

Before, Levi's reached out and said I was the first artist they wanted to collaborate with for Stagecoach. So, they custom-made my outfit. I told them I have these ribbons, inspired by my mom, who was a rodeo queen. I also told them if they can't incorporate them, I probably won't do it. But they loved it! And it was special because it came back to my mom. She was a winner, so when I wear the ribbons, I'm also a winner.

My mom has competed in over 1,000 competitions and probably places in half of those. In Wyoming, we had a big wall, covered in those IQHA (International Quarter Horse Association) ribbons. She gave me a strong sense of competition.

Making Her Debut On Daytime TV

I have overcome very serious, debilitating stage fright. I don't get nervous anymore, and performing live is my favorite thing. But I was not prepared for what a television show taping looks like.

We had a soundcheck, and there were a bunch of suits in groups of threes and fours standing everywhere. There were all these cameras and lights. Then, I start realizing I'm about to meet J. Hud, who I made little custom Crocs for. It was a dream come true.

I know a lot about her story. We have very different upbringings, but we're similar in the sense of trying to stand on ground that isn't steady. I see her as someone who is a great example. She's reached so many different avenues. For me to be able to sit down with an EGOT winner is a great honor. 

I kind of like to keep my manifestations as quiet as possible. I don't tell anybody anything, but an EGOT is something I wouldn't mind having, you know?

I look at her as a woman who exceeded greatness. So, it was just amazing — and for my first television debut. I felt like this is right for me.

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Shaboozey On His New Album, Beyoncé & Why He'll Never Be A "Stereotypical" Artist

After Beyoncé introduced Shaboozey to a global audience via 'COWBOY CARTER,' his genre-shattering third album arrives on the wings of his own international smash, "A Bar Song (Tipsy)" and makes a declaration: 'Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going.'

The last two months have been monumental for Shaboozey. On March 29, Beyoncé fans around the world embraced his two guest collaborations on her COWBOY CARTER album, "SPAGHETTII" and "SWEET HONEY BUCKIIN'" — and they were instantly interested in what else the Nigerian-American singer had to offer. According to his label, EMPIRE, Spotify listens of Shaboozey's music (including his first two albums, 2018's Lady Wrangler and 2022's Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die ) rose by 1000 percent after COWBOY CARTER dropped.

Six weeks later, his growing fandom sent his breakthrough single, "A Bar Song (Tipsy)," to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country chart — ironically, dethroning Queen Bey's "Texas Hold 'Em" in the process. The song instantly proved to have crossover appeal, also peaking at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, along with reaching the top spot on pop charts in Australia, Canada, Norway, and Sweden.

With his third album, Where I've Been, Isn't Where I'm Going, the man born Collins Chibueze is eager for audiences new and old to get a deeper look into his ever-evolving artistry, which he's been honing for more than a decade. He leans into country and the soundtrack of the open road on "Highway" and "Vegas," while also tapping into his talent as an MC on "Drink Don't Need No Mix" with Texas rapper BigXthaPlug. He displays a softer side, too, with tracks like "My Fault," an apologetic and pleading country ballad performed with Noah Cyrus , and "Steal Her From Me," which finds Shaboozey smoldering with his own Southern slow jam.

Shaboozey's massive global recognition may be fresh, but he's here to remind listeners that he's not a new artist. In a candid interview with GRAMMY.com, the singer discusses how he's put in a decade of hard work in order to appear to be an overnight success.

You've topped the country charts as well as pop charts around the world. Do you think we are witnessing a more welcoming era in country music right now?

I think it's definitely a lot more welcoming. All these genres of music now, just because of the internet age and the access to information — like, now I can go watch Tubi, which has thousands of Western movies, and then Spotify, I can jump from listening to a Townes Van Zandt album or a Leonard Cohen album, and then I can go play Future , you know what I mean?

And then I can jump from them, and go listen to The Marías, who are friends of mine. I can listen to some indie rock music, and then I can listen to some Fred again.. or something like that. So having all that at your fingertips, I think, it's allowed for some interesting combinations in all genres of music. I think we're the generation of paint splatter! I do think it is very welcoming. As artists we are able to connect. We can have our own micro communities. There's not just one way to connect with people now, there are so many other ways. It's different out there now, it's really different.

You're releasing your second album with EMPIRE — how has the company helped you to develop?

EMPIRE has been super awesome. I was signed to Republic for a while, for a year or two, and I saw some article where it talked about Universal partnering with EMPIRE to handle some distribution stuff. I remember talking to my manager at the time, and being like, "We should go there!"

Major labels can get pretty cluttered. Sometimes they just don't have the bandwidth to develop acts that aren't going to take off in a couple weeks or a month or a quarter. They have these quarterlies they have to meet.

So for an artist like me, who is — a lot of people like to describe me as disruptive. It's weird to describe yourself as that. I'm just being me, and people are like, "That's disruptive." But for someone like me, who's like that, it's very important for me to be innovative and push things, and change the way people consume.

I never came in the game wanting to be stereotypical, or just your usual artist. I came in just trying to be like, Man, I love art. I love being creative and that's what I am. Sometimes that's hard to package to everyone. It's like, what is it? For major labels, sometimes, they love to be like, this is pop, this is country, this is just that.

And so for EMPIRE to bring me into what they had going on, and to stick with me within these three or four years I've been with them, knowing that there has been a lot of ups and downs. There've been a lot of [times] that we thought were going to do something that [we] didn't. Because it's a process with artistry, it doesn't happen overnight. They say it takes 10 years to have an overnight success, and it's true.

Your new album flows so well. Was it written to be taken in as one complete piece?

I'm a lover of a concept album. I love film, I love stories, I love payoffs. I love the hero's journey, they call it.

There is a way to tell a story in a three-act structure. And within those structures you have your rising action, you have your hero's call to action. They lead the world, you have your climax, and then you have, was the hero changed? Did they get the thing they were looking for at the end of it?

I'm a huge fan of film, huge on concepts, world building. I want something to feel immersive, so arrangement is big to me.

But before, I used to be super picky about [ensuring that] everything needs to connect, and I had to learn to let that go and just know that that's a part of me as an artist. As I create, I'm telling these stories naturally, so I stopped being too hard on myself about things needing to connect because that would cripple me at certain points. But now, again, I'm just learning how to let it go, and let it come naturally. It's cool to see that people are still saying with this project that there's still a concept there. And I'm like, oh, there is still a concept there. There is still a story.

My last project [ Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die ] was super inspired by western films. Old western films, like, spaghetti westerns, and the whole nature of outlaw, just like period piece western culture. So I was huge on everything needing to feel like it was period. It needed to feel like this 1800s western, and this Black outlaw and his gang.

Obviously, I wanted the [visual] content to reflect that. And then you're realizing…   Wait, every video shoot I'm having to rent western wardrobe and chaps? It's a lot to do all the time, you know? It was a commitment… and I don't wear that everyday, so it wasn't really 100 percent being authentically myself in that moment. It was like, I'm creating a character and this character is separate from me.

That's hard to do all the time. Especially when it's a period piece in the 1800s and you're in 2024. So at some point I was like, hey, I want this project to be more like, I can put something on in my closet and go shoot some content, versus having to find a western town, or a world or environment that fits the 1800s.

Do you think that Beyoncé was inspired by that album?

I definitely think so. I think that's what was cool about her project, and her entry into country. I saw a lot of similarities between the things that inspired us.

What I love about country is, I really love the old stuff that really does play into the old West, the Wild West — and I saw that Beyoncé, she would talk about little things like that, too. Like the outlaws, hangmen and six shooters, and stuff like that. So you can see that she's really inspired by that stuff as well. I was told by her team that she would definitely watch a lot of old Western films through the process of doing her project.

How has the Beyhive treated you since you appeared on COWBOY CARTER ?

I love that community. Seriously, that community, they've been extremely supportive from what I've seen, because Beyoncé's message has been about shining light on people that may have been overlooked. So they definitely carry out the mission of supporting the people that Beyoncé supports. They've been amazing.

I would like to say that early on with "Bar Song," they were definitely pre-saving it, they were sharing it as much as they could on Twitter, and there were a lot of posts that I was making that were getting high viewership. You could tell that there were a lot of impressions before the "Bar Song" came out. So they're great.

Did you ever think you'd be on an album with Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton ?

I hoped for those things when I was creating my album. I wanted to see more hip-hop artists collaborating with people like that. I was always like, man, if I was given a $10 million budget to make a project, I'd get Willie Nelson or Hank Williams Jr. or someone like that to jump on it. I want to see something like that. As someone whose parents grew up in Nigeria, what do you think of the global breakthrough of Nigerian artists like Burna Boy and Wizkid ?

It's amazing to see. Afrobeat is definitely universal now, global like that. I think Wizkid was one of the pioneers of getting that music across the water in such a way. Burna Boy, too — if you check out his aesthetic, it's influenced by a lot of different things. He's not just wearing traditional Nigerian garments, he's wearing designer stuff, and he's got the jewelry pieces and Cartier. It's presented in a way that that style of music wasn't really represented [before] in that sense.

I lived in Nigeria for a year or two, and when I was there, there was no wifi or the internet. Now I go back and my cousins are on Netflix and on Instagram and all these places. So yeah, everything is spreading out. But as far as Afrobeat, I mean, that music is incredible, the production. It's so infectious when you hear it, but it's cool to see people of Nigerian descent, me as well, having our reach everywhere.

Davido , he reached out to me a couple days ago, he's like, "I need you to get on this record." There's a lot of Nigerian artists now that are hitting me up, and are like, "Hey, will you jump on this, will you jump on that?" I'm hearing some of those guys are trying to get into country music. It's cool to kind of have my own Burna Boy moment right now!

The new album sounds like you really worked on developing your voice as an instrument, with more singing than rapping. Is that a fair assumption?

Yeah. Being from Virginia, we didn't have those outlets to kind of hone in on. I didn't have a vocal coach, or a songwriting program, or anything like that. We kind of had to figure it out on our own.

I think that's why you have so many artists that come from Virginia where they're all very eclectic, they all have this kind of rawness to them. Missy Elliott, Timbaland , Pharrell , even Tommy Richman. He's got that song going crazy viral too. You know the song, the "Million Dollar Baby" song. It's a guy singing falsetto [like] Bee Gees over a hip-hop beat. I'm like, where did you learn to structure a song like this?

This album was that project for me. My manager here [told me] it's working, because I'm learning how to arrange music and write songs that have a broader appeal, but I didn't know that at the time. We were just having fun, just learning how to do it with whatever resources we had. It can get kind of funky.

I think my first project was very funky, and then this one was [made after] 10 years of being in it. You start to figure it out a little bit more.

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Post Malone holds and acoustic guitar and looks at the crown during his Super Bowl LVIII performance

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Post Malone's Country Roots: 8 Key Moments In Covers and Collaborations

Ahead of Posty's upcoming performance at the Stagecoach Festival, catch up on the many ways he's been dabbling in country music since the beginning of his career.

Editor's Note: This article was updated on May 20, 2024 with information about Post Malone's collaboration with Morgan Wallen, "I Had Some Help."

Since Post Malone burst onto the mainstream nearly a decade ago, he has continued to flaunt his genre-defying brand of musical brilliance. For his latest venture, it’s time for gold grills and cowboy hats: Posty’s going country.

Though his musical origins are in rap, Malone has seamlessly traversed pop, R&B, and blues, always hinting at his deep-seated country roots along the way. In the last year, his long-standing affinity for country music has moved to the forefront, with appearances at the CMA Awards, a country-tinged Super Bowl LVIII performance, and a feature on Beyoncé ’s COWBOY CARTER . Next up, he’ll make his debut at California's Stagecoach Festival alongside some of country music’s biggest names — and pay tribute to some of the genre greats.

While it’s unclear exactly what the Texas-raised hitmaker will be singing, his 45-minute set on Saturday, April 27 is labeled “Post Malone: Performs a special set of country covers.” After years of performing covers for and alongside country stars, the performance is arguably one of the most full-circle moments of his career thus far.

Ahead of his Stagecoach premiere, read on for some of Posty's biggest nods and contributions to the country music scene over the years — that could culminate in his own country album soon enough. 

A Slew Of Classic Country Music Covers

Malone has a history of channeling his musical heroes, often pulling on his boots to deliver heartfelt covers. He's paid tribute to country icons many times, including covers of Hank Williams Jr .'s classic, "There's A Tear In My Beer” in a 2018 fan-favorite video . 

During a 2022 Billy Strings tour stop at The Observatory in Los Angeles, Malone made a surprise appearance and used the moment to honor Johnny Cash alongside Strings. The pair delivered an acoustic duet of Cash's infamous murder ballad, "Cocaine Blues."

And just this year, Malone covered Hank Williams Sr. during a surprise performance at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. On April 3, he closed out the annual Bobby Bones' Million Dollar Show with a rendition of Williams' "Honky Tonk Blues." 

A Longtime Kinship With Dwight Yoakam

Malone has long collaborated with Dwight Yoakam , marking a friendship and professional partnership that spans his career. Yoakam is a GRAMMY-winning trailblazer known for his pioneering blend of honky tonk, rock and punk that shook up the country scene in the 80's with his blend of "cowpunk." 

The pair frequently joined forces on Yoakam's SiriusXM Radio spot "Greater Bakersfield," where one standout 2018 appearance features Malone covering Yoakam's own “Thousand Miles From Nowhere” as the two laugh, strum and belt out the lyrics together in perfect harmony. 

On April Fool's Day in 2021, they playfully teased fans with the prospect of a double country album release — which may not seem so far-fetched three years later.

It's fitting that Malone would find such deep inspiration in folks like Yoakam, a man who first rode onto the country scene with a new take on a traditional sound. Much like Yoakam bridged generations with his music, Malone brings a new yet familiar energy to the country scene, embodying the spirit of a modern cowboy in both style and sound.

A Country Tribute To Elvis

Malone teamed up with Keith Urban for a duet rendition of "Baby, What You Want Me to Do" during the "Elvis All-Star Tribute Special," which aired on NBC in 2019. Originally written and performed by blues musician and songwriter Jimmy Reed , "Baby, What You Want Me to Do" was famously covered by Presley and commemorated through Urban and Malone's unique blend of modern guitar-slapping country-rock charisma. 

That wasn't Malone's only country collab that night, either. He also covered Presley's "Blue Suede Shoes" alongside Blake Shelton , Little Big Town and Mac Davis .

A Celebration Of Texas With Country Legends

In March 2021, Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila, hosted the "We’re Texas" virtual benefit concert, to help Texans coping with that year's disastrous winter storms during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Following performances by George Strait , Kacey Musgraves , Willie Nelson , and Miranda Lambert , Malone — who moved to Dallas when he was 10 — served as the night's final entertainer. He performed Brad Paisley 's "I'm Gonna Miss Her" followed by Sturgill Simpson 's "You Can Have The Crown" backed by Dwight Yoakam.

A Rousing Tribute At The 2023 CMA Awards

At the 2023 CMA Awards, Malone joined country stars Morgan Wallen and HARDY on stage to cover late icon Joe Diffie ‘s “Pickup Man” and "John Deere Green." Malone's first-ever performance at the CMAs felt more like a reunion than a debut, with Malone right at home among his collaborators.

“I’ve manifested this for years," HARDY told Audacy's Katie Neal. "Slight flex here, but I started following [Post Malone] when he had like, 300k Instagram followers. I was on the 'White Iverson' terrain, like the first thing that he ever put out and I was like, ‘this is dope,’ and I've been with him ever since.” 

After the performance, Malone hinted to Access Hollywood that it might be the start of a new chapter. When asked if a forthcoming country album would be in the works, he answered, “I think so. Yes, ma'am.” (More on that later.)

A Countrified Appearance At Super Bowl LVIII

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Before Beyoncé announced COWBOY CARTER in a Verizon Super Bowl ad , Malone offered Super Bowl Sunday's first country-themed clue at the top of the night with his tender rendition of "America The Beautiful." Sporting a bolo tie and brown suede, Malone delivered his patriotic performance with a characteristically country drawl while strumming along on acoustic guitar before Reba McIntire 's star-spangled rendition of the national anthem. 

Malone's performance followed in the footsteps of a long line of country artists who have kicked off the national sporting event, which started with Charley Pride in 1974 and has included Shania Twain , Faith Hill and Garth Brooks . 

A Tip Of The Hat To Toby Keith

During a performance at the American Rodeo in Arlington, Texas, on March 9, Malone paid tribute to the late Toby Keith , who passed away in February . After pouring one out and taking a sip from a red solo cup (an homage to Keith's playful hit of the same name), Malone performed a cover of "As Good As I Once Was" for the Texas rodeo crowd.

His TikTok video of the performance quickly garnered over 4 million views, sparking enthusiasm among fans for more country music from him. "Sir. I'm now begging for a country album," wrote one user in a comment that has received over 11,000 hearts.

A (Potential) Full-On Country Album

His much-teased country album may not be too yonder. After confirming that a country album was in the works during a live Twitch stream on his channel, Malone has spent much of this year teasing forthcoming new work. There is no scheduled album release date as of press time, but Malone has shared snippets of new songs including “ Missin’ You Like This” and dropped sneak peeks of collaborations with Morgan Wallen, HARDY, Ernest, and Luke Combs . 

In February, Malone posted a sample of a collaboration with Combs, "I Ain't Got A Guy For That," the first in a series of song snippets shared across his social channels. 

Malone and Wallen have been teasing a collaboration since the end of 2023. After building plenty of anticipation, they debuted “I Had Some Help” during Wallen's headlining set at Stagecoach in April. Officially releasing the track on May 10, the song didn't just prove to be a banger — it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and broke the record for most streams in a single week with 76.4 million official U.S. streams, according to Luminate and Billboard.

No matter when the album may come, Post Malone’s Stagecoach set will only up the anticipation for some original country music from the star — and from the looks of it, fans and genre stars alike are more than ready for it.

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Beyond Country: All The Genres Beyoncé Explores On 'Cowboy Carter'

On 'COWBOY CARTER,' Beyoncé is free. Her eighth studio album is an unbridled exploration of musical genres — from country to opera and R&B — that celebrates the fluidity of music and her Texas roots.

"Genres are a funny little concept, aren't they? In theory, they have a simple definition that's easy to understand. But in practice, well, some may feel confined."

With those words, spoken on "SPAGHETTII" by Linda Martell — the first commercially successful Black female artist in country music and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry solo — Beyoncé provides a proxy response to her original call on Instagram 10 days before COWBOY CARTER was released: "This ain’t a Country album. This is a “Beyoncé” album." 

She delivered on that promise with intent. Through a mix of homage and innovation, Beyoncé's latest is a 27-track testament to her boundless musicality and draws  from a rich aural palette. In addition to its country leanings, COWBOY CARTER includes everything from the soulful depths of gospel to the intricate layers of opera. 

Beyoncé's stance is clear: she's not here to fit into a box. From the heartfelt tribute in "BLACKBIIRD" to the genre-blurring tracks like "YA YA," Beyoncé uses her platform to elevate the conversation around genre, culture, and history. She doesn't claim country music; she illuminates its roots and wings, celebrating the Black artists who've shaped its essence.

The collective album proves no genre was created or remains in isolation. It's a concept stoked in the words of the opening track, "AMERIICAN REQUIEM" when Beyonce reflects, "Nothing really ends / For things to stay the same they have to change again." For country, and all popular genres of music to exist they have to evolve. No sound ever stays the same.

COWBOY CARTER's narrative arc, from "AMERICAN REQUIEM" to "AMEN," is a journey through American music's heart and soul, paying tribute to its origins while charting a path forward. This album isn't just an exploration of musical heritage; it's an act of freedom and a declaration of the multifaceted influence of Black culture on American pop culture.

Here's a closer look at some of some of the musical genres touched on in act ii, the second release of an anticipated trilogy by Beyoncé, the most GRAMMY-winning artist of all-time: 

Before COWBOY CARTER was even released, Beyoncé sparked critical discussion over the role of herself and all Black artists in country music . Yet COWBOY CARTER doesn't stake a claim on country music. Rather, it spotlights the genre through collaborations with legends and modern icons , while championing the message that country music, like all popular American music and culture, has always been built on the labor and love of Black lives. 

It's a reckoning acknowledged not only by Beyoncé's personal connection to country music growing up in Texas, but the role Black artists have played in country music rooted in gospel, blues, and folk music. 

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Country legends, Dolly Parton ("DOLLY P", "JOLENE," and "TYRANT"), Willie Nelson ("SMOKE HOUR" and "SMOKE HOUR II"), and Martell ("SPAGHETTII and "THE LINDA MARTELL SHOW") serve mainly as spoken-word collaborators, becoming MCs for Queen Bey. Some of the most prolific country music legends receiving her in a space where she has been made to feel unwelcome in music (most notably with the racism surrounding her 2016 CMA performance of "Daddy Lessons" with the Dixie Chicks ) provides a prolific release of industry levies. Martell, a woman who trod the dark country road before Bey, finally getting her much-deserved dues appears as an almost pre-ordained and poetic act of justice. 

"BLACKBIIRD," a version of the Beatles ' civil rights era song of encouragement and hope for the struggle of Black women is led softly by Beyoncé, backed by a quartet of Black female contemporary country songbirds: Tanner Adell, Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy, and Reyna Roberts. 

Beyoncé holds space for others, using the power of her star to shine a light on those around her. These inclusions rebuke nay-sayers who quipped pre-release that she was stealing attention from other Black country artists. It also flies in the faces that shunned and discriminated against her, serving as an example of how to do better. The reality that Beyoncé wasn't stealing a spotlight, but building a stage for fellow artists, is a case study in how success for one begets success for others. 

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Gospel, Blues, & Folk (American Roots)

As is Beyoncé's way, she mounts a case for country music with evidence to back up her testimony. She meanders a course through a sequence of styles that serve as the genre's foundation: gospel, blues, and folk music.

"AMERIICAN REQUIEM" and "AMEN" bookend the album with gospel-inspired lyrics and choir vocals. The opener sets up a reflective sermon buoyed by  the sounds of a reverberating church organ, while the closer, with its introspective lyrics, pleads for mercy and redemption. The main verse on "AMEN", "This house was built with blood and bone/ The statues they made were beautiful/ But they were lies of stone," is complemented by a blend of piano, and choral harmonies. 

Hymnal references are interlaced throughout the album, particularly in songs like "II HANDS II HEAVEN" and in the lyrical nuances on "JUST FOR FUN." In the later track, Beyoncé's voice soars with gratitude in a powerful delivery of the lines, "Time heals everything / I don't need anything / Hallelujah, I pray to her." 

The gospel-inspired, blues-based "16 CARRIAGES" reflects the rich history of country songs borrowing from the blues while simultaneously calling back to songs sung by field laborers in the colonial American South. "Sixteen dollars, workin' all day/ Ain't got time to waste, I got art to make" serves as the exhausted plea of an artist working tirelessly long hours in dedication to a better life. 

Rhiannon Giddens , a celebrated musician-scholar, two-time GRAMMY winner, and Pulitzer Prize recipient, infuses "TEXAS HOLD 'EM" with her profound understanding of American folk, country, and blues. She plays the viola and banjo, the latter tracing its origins to Sub-Saharan West Africa and the lutes of ancient Egypt. Through her skilled plucking and bending of the strings, Giddens bridges the rich musical heritage of Africa and the South with the soul of country, blues, and folk music.

Pop, Funk, Soul & Rock 'n' Roll  

All in, Beyoncé is a pop star who is wrestling with labels placed on her 27-year career in COWBOY CARTER . Fittingly, she brings in two other pop artists known for swimming in the brackish water between country and pop, Miley Cyrus and Post Malone . Her intentional inclusion of two artists who have blurred genres without much cross-examination begs the question, Why should Beyoncé's sound be segregated to a different realm? 

On "YA YA" Linda Martell returns as the listener's sonic sentinel, introducing the track like a lesson plan: "This particular tune stretches across a range of genres. And that’s what makes it a unique listening experience." The tune sinks into the strummed chords of Nancy Sinatra 's "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" before leaping into a fiery dance track that features reimagined lyrics from the Beach Boys , with soulful vocal flourishes and breaks that show the throughline connection between '60s era rock, funk, and pop music.

Robert Randolph lends his hands on "16 CARRIAGES" with a funk-infused grapple on his pedal-steel guitar. It's a style he honed through his early years touring and recording with his family band and later in his career as an in-demand collaborator working with names including the Allman Brothers , and Norah Jones . 

The lesson is solidified as the album transitions into an interlude on "OH LOUISIANA," featuring a sped-up sample of a classic track by Chuck Berry. This moment emphasizes the pop superstar's nod to civil rights era music history, spotlighting a controversial artist celebrated for his pioneering contributions to rock 'n' roll. (It's a part of music history Beyoncé knows well, after starring as Etta James in the 2008 film Cadillac Records , a veiled biopic of the legendary Chicago label Chess Records.)

Classical & Opera

Opera was missing from many listeners' Beyoncé Bingo card, but didn't surprise those that know her background. Beyoncé was trained for over a decade starting at an early age by her voice teacher David Lee Brewer, a retired opera singer who once lived with the Knowles family. 

COWBOY CARTER gives sing-along fans a 101 opera class with "DAUGHTER." In Italian, Beyoncé sings passages from the 1783 Italian opera "Caro Mio Ben," composed by Giuseppe Tommaso Giovanni Giordani. The aria is a classic piece of vocal training that fittingly shows off her full range — taking us back to the earliest days of her vocal teachings.

Hip-Hop & R&B

Midway through the album on "SPAGHETTII" Beyoncé announces, "I ain't no regular singer, now come get everythin' you came for," landing right where expectations have confined her: in the throes of a romping beat, experimenting with sounds that blend hip-hop with R&B and soul. The track notably highlights the talent of Nigerian American singer/rapper Shaboozey, who also shows up to the rodeo on "SWEET HONEY BUCKIN'" brandishing his unique mix of hip-hop, folk-pop, and country music. 

Beyoncé worked with longtime collaborator Raphael Saadiq on this album, a career legend in the R&B industry, who lends his mark to several tracks on which he wrote, produced, and played multiple instruments. Beyoncé also utilizes the Louisiana songwriter Willie Jones on "JUST FOR FUN," an artist who draws on a contemporary blend of country, Southern rap, and R&B in the hymnal ballad. 

The violin-heavy "TYRANT" and "SPAGHETTII" both underscore hip-hop's long love affair with the classical string instrument (See: Common 's " Be ," and Wu Tang Clan 's " Reunited " as the tip of that particular iceberg) with a blend of soulful R&B lyrics paired with beat-based instrumentalization. 

In a world quick to draw lines and label sounds, Beyoncé's COWBOY CARTER stands as a vibrant mosaic of musical influence and innovation. Ultimately, Beyoncé's COWBOY CARTER isn't seeking anyone's acceptance. As a Texan once told she didn't belong, her critical response claps back at this exclusion.  It's also a reminder that in the hands of a true artist, music is limitless.

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Shawn Mendes Announces 2022 ‘Wonder: the World Tour’

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Shawn Mendes is hitting the road next year for his Wonder: the World Tour. The arena trek kicks off in March in Europe before heading stateside in summer 2022. Tickets for the North American legs go on sale October 7th, with American Express and First Access presale tickets available beginning on September 29th and fan presale taking place starting September 30th.

The tour is in support of his fourth studio album, Wonder , which arrived last December and promptly debuted at Number One on Rolling Stone ‘s Top 200 Albums chart. In August, the singer dropped the LP single’s video for the Tainy-assisted “ Summer of Love ” and the pair performed the song at the VMAs earlier this month.

The North American run includes two legs. Dermot Kennedy opens the tour through August 19th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and Tate McRae rounds out the remaining dates beginning on September 7th at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Shawn Mendes 2022 North America Tour Dates

June 27 –  Portland, OR @ Moda Center June 28 –  Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena June 30 –  Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center July 2 –  Vancouver, BC @ Venue to be announced July 5 –  Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place July 9 –  St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center July 12 –  Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum July 15 –  Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena July 19 –  Cleveland, OH @ Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse July 20 –  Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena July 22 –  Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center July 23 –  Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena July 27 –  Washington, D.C. @ Capital One Arena July 29 –  Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun August 2 –  Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center August 5 –  Boston, MA @ TD Garden August 12 –  Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center August 15 –  Montreal, QC @ Centre Bell August 19 –  Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center September 7 –  Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena September 9 –  Los Angeles, CA @ STAPLES Center September 15 –  Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena September 17 –  Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena September 21 –  Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Arena September 24 –  Denver, CO @ Ball Arena September 26 –  Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center September 27 –  Oklahoma City, OK @ Paycom Center October 1 –  Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center October 3 –  Austin, TX @ Moody Center October 4 –  Houston, TX @ Toyota Center October 8 –  Miami, FL @ FTX Arena October 11 –  Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena October 12 –  Orlando, FL @ Amway Center October 14 –  Atlanta, GA @ State Farm Arena October 19 –  Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena October 22 –  Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena October 24 –  Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life FieldHouse October 26 –  Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center

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XG World Tour 2024 tickets, dates, and more

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Starting with their 2022 debut, XG continues to be one of the most unique groups in pop music today. You could describe them as a K-pop group as they do promote in Korea but the group is made up of Japanese members and their songs are almost entirely in English. With such a global approach to their music, it was about time for XG to embark on a World Tour.

The group dropped their debut mini album, New DNA , in 2023 after releasing critically acclaimed singles like “Shooting Star,” “Girl Gvng,” and “Puppet Show.” XG quickly amassed a group of dedicated fans known as ALPHAZ thanks to their strong dance skills, impressive performances, and musical talents. After releasing their latest single, “Woke Up,” XG announced they’ll be heading on a North American leg of their 2024 World Tour, “The First Howl.”

How to get XG World Tour 2024 tickets

According to the group’s official website , members of XG’s fanclub will get early priority access to tickets on June 11, 2024 at 10 am local time. If you’re one of the lucky ALPHAZ to get access, you’ll have a full 24 hours to purchase tickets early. Tickets will be available to everyone on June 14 at 10am local time. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis so if you want to register for early access, check their website for more information .

XG “The First Howl” World Tour 2024 dates

【XG 1st WORLD TOUR "The first HOWL"】Advanced ticket sale and enrollment campaign, limited to members only for the North American leg of XG's 1st WORLD TOUR "The first HOWL" are confirmed! https://t.co/C2GPifqiby #XG_1stWORLDTOUR #ThefirstHOWL #XGALX pic.twitter.com/ykmqRBHxqs — XG OFFICIAL (@XGOfficial_) June 6, 2024

XG’s World Tour began in May 2024 with performances in Osaka and Yokohama, Japan. The rest of the Asia Leg begins in July and ends in August. These are the remaining dates (the XG website notes that dates in Greater China will be added in the future) :

  • Jul 11, 2024 – Seoul at Yes24 Live Hall
  • Jul 13, 2024 – Taipei at Taipei International Convention Center
  • Jul 16, 2024 – Singapore at The Star Theatre
  • Aug 2, 2024 – Manila at Smart Araneta Coliseum
  • Aug 4, 2024 – Bangkok at UOB Live
  • Aug 7, 2024 – Kuala Lumpur at Mega Star Arena

The North American leg of the tour begins in October. These are the dates:

  • Oct 4, 2024 – Las Vegas, NV at The Theater at Virgin Hotels
  • Oct 6, 2024 – Los Angeles, CA at the Peacock Theater
  • Oct 8, 2024 – San Francisco, CA at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
  • Oct 12, 2024 – Grand Prairie, TX at Texas Trust CU Theatre
  • Oct 14, 2024 – Sugarland, TX at Smart Financial Centre
  • Oct 16, 2024 – Atlanta, GA at Gas South Arena
  • Oct 18, 2024 – New York City, NY at Theater at MSG
  • Oct 21, 2024 – Chicago, IL at Wintrust Arena

Though details have yet to be announced, the group’s website teases dates in Europe, South America, and Australia to come.

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Lana Del Rey on Taylor Swift’s Success: ‘She Wants It More Than Anyone’

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Lana Del Rey has weighed in on what makes her friend and collaborator Taylor Swift so successful.

When asked by the BBC why the “Fortnight” singer is so popular, Del Rey said the answer is simple: “She wants it.”

“She’s told me so many times that she wants it more than anyone,” Del Rey said. “And how amazing — she’s getting exactly what she wants.”

Added Del Rey of Swift, “She’s driven, and I think it’s really paid off.”

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Swift continues her mega successful Eras Tour this weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland, marking the first U.K. dates of the trek. At the start of the tour in March 2023, Swift lauded Del Rey’s lates t album , “Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd,” during a show in Las Vegas.

“Guys, it’s so good,” Swift said of the album before playing “Snow on the Beach” as a surprise song. “You probably already know that. But it’s just extraordinary. I just think she’s the best that we have. And so I think we need to make it a priority as a group to stream, buy, support this album and this artist.”

Swift continued to say that Del Rey “knows I’m obsessed with her, and she was kind enough to make a song with me on ‘Midnights’   called ‘Snow on the Beach,’ because she’s a generous king. And she did that for me, and I’ll never forget how nice she’s been to me. It’s so cool when you have favorite artists and they turn out to be so nice to you. So anyway, I wanted to just do some promo for her.”

Now, it seems Del Rey has returned the favor.

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Omar Apollo announces world tour ahead of ‘God Said No’ album release

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Omar Apollo will embark on a world tour in support of his upcoming sophomore album, “God Said No,” the Grammy-nominated singer announced Thursday via Instagram .

The God Said No tour will kick off in Melbourne on July 15, with additional international performances in Indonesia, Japan and Canada. The U.S. leg will begin in his home state of Indiana on Aug. 20, with a Los Angeles stop scheduled for Oct. 5 at the Hollywood Bowl.

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The album will be released through Warner Records on June 28, and will feature contributions by Canadian poet Mustafa and Chilean actor Pedro Pascal. Ahead of its launch, the Mexican American songwriter released “Spite” and “Dispose of Me.” Both singles currently have more than 10 million streams on Spotify.

“It’s kind of my take on ‘it is what it is,’ ‘lo que sera sera’ kind of thing,” Apollo told ABC News of the album’s title. “It’s not really biblical but if you want to go there, you could.”

Apollo spoke of his relationship with religion in a 2022 interview with Times music critic Mikael Wood.

“I used to have an insane amount of Catholic guilt. I was afraid to say certain things when I was first making music because of it. It was like, ‘Oh, you’re damning the world to hell.’ It’s kind of scary,” he said, later adding that “I don’t think that I could live the way that I want to live if I was a die-hard Catholic.”

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The ballad singer has also voiced his struggle with coming out in his 2023 single “Ice Slippin,” which explains the complicated emotions that come from expressing one’s sexuality and receiving an “Icy” reception.

“[The song] is about reliving the thoughts I had passing through my mind the winter I came out to my family, [and] receiving cold judgment, as opposed to the acceptance I felt I deserved,” he said in a press release. “This song is a reflection and reaction of all the emotions I had to face before and after I decided to leave the icy streets of Indiana.”

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SING! THE GREAT COMMISSION

WORLD TOUR LIVE - Extended Edition

This collection of 21 powerful tracks was recorded across the 2023 Sing! World Tour in Nashville, Belfast, Singapore, and Sydney and features contributions from more than a dozen artists and tens-of-thousands of believers who joined to worship together!

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ALBUM SONG LIST

All My Boast Is in Jesus

(Medley) Lift High the Name of Jesus, Home on the Other Side

Hold Me Savior

Jesus Strong and Kind

Precious Love

There Is One Gospel

In Christ Alone (Live from Sydney)

I Set My Hope (Hymn for a Deconstructing Friend)

Let the Nations Be Glad

Come Unto Jesus

How Long, O Lord

Christ Is Mine Forevermore

Is He Worthy?

Psalm 150 (Praise The Lord) [Live from Belfast]

Our God Will Go Before Us (Live from Singapore)

You’ve Already Won

My Soul Will Wait / Mi Alma Esperará

Reading: Matthew 28:16-20 

Lord of All

How Great Thou Art

Panta Ta Ethne (All Nations) - Instrumental

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

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Keith & Kristyn Getty

For over a decade, Keith and Kristyn Getty have occupied a unique space in the world of music as pre-eminent modern hymn writers with hymns such as “In Christ Alone” among the 32 songs in the CCLI top 500 between the USA and UK. Born in Northern Ireland, the award-winning artists became the first musicians of the modern era to be given the OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for service to music and hymn writing.

They have become ambassadors for the genre, from their “Sing” book and Conference which welcomes over 15,000 people in Nashville every year, to performing for Presidents and Prime Ministers, a hymn tour and Christmas tour which plays annually at Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center (as well as two TV specials on PBS and TBN), as well as founding a publishing company, record label, and online learning site for a new generation of writers and church musicians. Keith and Kristyn live between Northern Ireland and Nashville with their four daughters.

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Matt Boswell

Matt Boswell is lead pastor of The Trails Church in North Texas and the President of Doxology & Theology. He is an author and hymnwriter, known for songs including “His Mercy is More” and “Come Behold the Wondrous Mystery”. Boswell earned his MA in Christian Ministry, ThM in Biblical Spirituality, and PhD in Christian Worship from Southern Seminary. He lives in Texas with his wife and four kids.

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CityAlight is a music ministry from St. Paul’s Castle Hill Church in Sydney, Australia. The vision of CityAlight is to write songs with biblically rich lyrics and simple melodies for the Christian church to sing. Through songs such as “Grace” and “Yet not I, but through Christ in Me,” CityAlight have encouraged the global church to sing Christ-centered modern hymns.

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The Choir Room

Since May of 2022, The Choir Room’s community has grown to over 2100 people with 400 attending each monthly gathering. We believe the message of gospel music is good news, and combined with the breathtaking choir sound, transforms the local community and beautifully cultivates relationships and partnerships within it. The Choir Room fosters uplifting, diverse gatherings in a sacred yet joyful space where singers and musicians enjoy classic and modern gospel choir music on a regular basis.

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The Getty Girls

The Getty Girls love to sing! Eliza, Charlotte, Grace, and Tahlia are daughters of hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty, known for songs including “In Christ Alone and “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death.” They have sung on several albums, including the GMA Dove Award-winning  Getty Kids Hymnal: Hymns from Home , and have performed on stages from Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to the Grand Ole Opry House.

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Sierra Hull

In her first 25 years alone, singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sierra Hull hit more milestones than many musicians accomplish in a lifetime. After making her Grand Ole Opry debut at the age of 10, the Tennessee-bred virtuoso mandolinist played Carnegie Hall at age 12, then landed a deal with Rounder Records just a year later. Now 28-years-old, Hull is set to deliver her fourth full-length for Rounder: an elegantly inventive and endlessly captivating album called  25 Trips .

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Jonathan & Sarah Jerez

Jonathan and Sarah Jerez are singer-songwriters with a passion to write and produce music and worship resources that connect the Word of God with our hearts and our daily walk. They are known for songs like “El Dios Que Adoramos,” “Vivir Es Cristo,” “Por Encima Del Sol,” and “Ciudad De Dios”. They live in the west suburbs of Chicago with their five children, where Jonathan serves as the Worship Pastor of Wheaton Bible Church, including its Spanish-speaking congregation, Iglesia del Pueblo.

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Jordan Kauflin

Jordan Kauflin serves as worship pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Atlanta, GA. He is a songwriter whose hymns include "I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130)", "Christ our Hope in Life and Death" and "All I Have Is Christ." He is passionate about raising up the next generation of worship leaders and songwriters.

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Blair Linne

Blair Linne is the author of  Finding My Father: How the Gospel Heals the Pain of Fatherlessness . She is a Bible teacher, actress, spoken word artist, and the creator of the podcast GLO (short for global) with the Gospel Coalition. Blair has toured globally and is known as one of the originators of the Christian Spoken Word genre. Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through speaking and spoken word is her passion. She lives in Portland with her husband Shai Linne and their three children. 

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Shai Linne is a recording artist and author. He has put out numerous Christian hip-hop albums, including The Attributes of God , The Atonement and Jesus Kids . As an author, his first book, God Made Me and You , was published in 2018. His latest book is The New Reformation: Finding Hope in the Fight for Ethnic Unity . Shai also had the privilege of helping to plant Risen Christ Fellowship in September 2015 in his hometown of Philadelphia, PA. He is happily married to Blair. They have three children and reside in Portland, Oregon.

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Sandra McCracken

Sandra McCracken is a songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer whose songs include “We Will Feast In The House Of Zion” and “Thy Mercy My God.” She is a founding member of Indelible Grace Music and Rain For Roots (children’s music) and has been a guest writer for Art House America, She Reads Truth, The Gospel Coalition, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine and more. She is the author of Send Out Your Light: The Illuminating Power of Scripture and Song .

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Matt Papa is a songwriter, worship leader, and author whose heart longs to see people from every corner of the world set ablaze by the love of God that is in Christ Jesus. His latest project, “Almost Home,” showcases over a dozen songs co-written with frequent collaborator Matt Boswell.

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Andrew Peterson

Recording artist, songwriter, producer, filmmaker, publisher and award-winning author of The Wingfeather Saga series, Andrew Peterson is also host of the popular creative community known as The Rabbit Room and recently launched a film and TV production company, Shining Isle Productions.

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Shane & Shane

Shane and Shane are a contemporary worship music band known for popular praise and worship music. The band consists of Shane Barnard (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Shane Everett (vocals). They are based in Texas.

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Sovereign Grace Music

The mission of Sovereign Grace Music is to produce Christ-exalting songs and training for the Church from Sovereign Grace local churches.

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Laura Story

Laura Story is a Bible teacher, worship leader, singer/songwriter, and bestselling author. Her songs – which have won Grammys, Billboard Music Awards and Dove Awards – include  “Blessings”, “Mighty to Save” and Chris Tomlin’s “Indescribable.” "Blessings" was certified platinum in 2020 and inspired her first devotional book “What If Your Blessings Come Through Raindrops”. Her second book “When God Doesn’t Fix It; Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without” serves as a reminder that despite questions or circumstances, God is the ultimate author of our story. In 2019 she released a book, Bible study series and new EP titled “I Give Up; The Secret Joy of a Surrendered Life.” Her latest book and Bible study series is "So Long Normal; Living and Loving the Free Fall of Faith" releasing on July 20th.

Laura has a master’s degree of theological studies and a doctorate in worship studies. She has served as a worship leader at Perimeter Church in Atlanta since 2005, but her greatest joy is being a wife to Martin and mother to Josie, Ben, Griffin and Timothy.

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Chris Tomlin

It is estimated that 20-30 million people across the world sing one of Chris’ songs every week in church services in nearly every language. Time magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, he’s scored 17 Number one singles at radio, sold more than nine million albums, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards and became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree. In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris is also the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. His tours have sold-out venues everywhere, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks.

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Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum is a Grammy Award-winning saxophonist and songwriter known for his collaborations with Barbara Streisand, Luther Vandross, Quincy Jones, and Whitney Houston—including his iconic solo on the song "I Will Always Love You." He has recorded over 25 solo albums, including "For You" and the series "The Gospel According to Jazz." An ordained minister, Kirk also hosts the podcast Bible in Your Ear. In addition to music and ministry, Kirk has a passion to educate young, aspiring musicians and is currently engaged as a music professor at Visible Music College in his hometown of Memphis, TN.

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Our God Will Go Before Us

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Sing! 2021 Live

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Taylor Swift news diary: Singer's Madrid concert draws mysterious onlooker high up on stadium platform

W elcome to our daily Taylor Swift news diary, your go-to source for the latest updates and insights into the world of one of today's most influential and celebrated artists.

Delve into Taylor Swift's dynamic career, public appearances, and the buzz within the entertainment industry as we provide you with a bite-sized overview of the happenings in the life of this multi-talented and ever-evolving artist.

Taylor Swift's Madrid concert has a mysterious spectator on stadium platform

A mysterious figure was seen enjoying Taylor Swift's concert from a high platform during her Eras Tour stop at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain.

As Swift performed 'Delicate', the unidentified figure was spotted grooving to the music from a platform above the stadium, TMZ reported.

Swift held two shows in Madrid on May 29 and 30. While it remains unclear which date the figure was seen, a fan's video captured the humanoid-like silhouette dancing high above the stage without any visible security nearby. The footage has since gone viral, sparking a mix of eerie speculations and humorous comments from fans, with some suggesting playful theories about the figure's identity.

READ MORE: Mysterious figure spotted watching Taylor Swift's Madrid concert from top of stadium platform

Taylor Swift voices support for Lady Gaga amid pregnancy rumors fiasco

Taylor Swift stood up for Lady Gaga following Gaga's denial of pregnancy rumors in a recent TikTok video. Gaga, 38, dismissed the speculation by quoting Swift's 'Down Bad' from her latest album, 'The Tortured Poets Department', stating, "Not pregnant– just down bad crying at the gym."

Swift commented on Gaga's video, condemning the rumors. "Can we all agree that it's invasive & irresponsible to comment on a woman's body," Swift wrote, adding, "Gaga doesn't owe anyone an explanation & neither does any woman," with a kiss emoji at the end.

Gaga's video, originally a response to the pregnancy rumors, also encouraged fans to register to vote. She directed viewers to a voter registration site and reiterated the importance of voting in her responses to fan comments. 

READ MORE: Taylor Swift defends Lady Gaga after Gaga denies pregnancy rumors: 'Invasive and irresponsible'

Lana Del Rey hails Taylor Swift's work ethic ahead of UK Tour

As Taylor Swift prepares to embark on her highly anticipated UK tour, fellow pop sensation Lana Del Rey has showered her with praise, emphasizing Swift's unparalleled determination and drive for success.

In an interview with BBC News, Del Rey revealed, "She wants it," referring to Swift's relentless pursuit of her goals. Del Rey, who collaborated with Swift on the track 'Snow on the Beach' from her album 'Midnights', emphasized Swift's unwavering dedication, stating, "She's told me so many times that she wants it more than anyone. And how amazing – she's getting exactly what she wants. She's driven, and I think it's really paid off."

Swift's popularity has soared in recent years, with her re-recorded discography, including albums like '1989', 'Red', and 'Speak Now', contributing to her massive success. The release of 'The Tortured Poets Department' has further solidified her status as a global icon.

Fellow artists, including Brit Award winner Raye and KT Tunstall, have also commended Swift's exceptional talent and resilience. Raye described Swift as "an absolute powerhouse," highlighting her consistent ability to deliver outstanding performances, while Tunstall praised Swift's ability to navigate the complexities of fame and industry pressures.

READ MORE: Lana Del Rey Lauds Taylor Swift Ahead of U.K. Tour: "She's Told Me She Wants It More Than Anyone"

Travis Kelce on staying ‘grounded'

Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, has managed to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground despite the intense scrutiny surrounding his relationship with global superstar Taylor Swift.

In an interview with Good Morning America, Kelce shared insights into how he maintains his composure amidst the spotlight.

Kelce attributes his grounded nature to his upbringing and the presence of supportive family and friends. He emphasized the importance of surrounding oneself with genuine connections, stating, "When you have good family and friends around you, it makes that aspect in life that much easier."

Despite his fame and success, Kelce remains humble and grateful for the opportunities that come his way. He acknowledges the unpredictability of life and approaches each opportunity with a sense of gratitude and openness.

"I try not to get too far down the road because you just never know what opportunities are going to present themselves," said the athlete, who recently signed on to be the host of an upcoming 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' revival. "I'm so fortunate, so grateful of everything that come my way in life."

READ MORE: Travis Kelce Reveals How He Stays ‘Grounded' Despite Interest in His & Taylor Swift's Personal Lives

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At 70, Cyndi Lauper Has Nothing Left to Prove

She’s plotting a farewell tour. She’s starring in a documentary about her life. And she could only ever be herself.

At 70, Cyndi Lauper is charging back to action with a road show and “Let the Canary Sing,” a film that tells her life story. Credit... Thea Traff for The New York Times

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By Amanda Hess

  • June 4, 2024

One Friday afternoon in May, Cyndi Lauper stepped out of her Upper West Side apartment building and into the streets of New York City. She wore glitter-encrusted glasses, sneakers with rainbow soles and a stack of beaded bracelets on each arm. A rice-paper parasol swung in her hand. As she walked, she examined the crowds and remarked when glints of interest caught her eye.

“Of course, up here it’s fashion hell,” she allowed of her tony neighborhood. And yet, every few blocks she rubbernecked at another woman’s look, her famous New Yawk accent lifting and tumbling in pleasure at what she saw:

“Look at these dames, how cute are they?”

“Did you love those pants? I kind of loved those pants.”

“Look at this lady,” she said, stepping off the curb and clocking a passerby. The woman moved nimbly, tomato-red streak in her silver hair, body draped in shades of fuchsia and cherry as she pushed the gleaming metal frame of a walker. “Fabulous,” Lauper exclaimed. “Come on!”

At 70, the pop icon and social justice activist isn’t just charging back into the streets. On Monday, Lauper announced her final tour, the Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Farewell Tour, which will have her headlining arenas across North America from late October to early December. And “Let the Canary Sing,” a documentary about her life and career that premiered at the Tribeca Festival last year, is streaming on Paramount+.

Lauper has not staged a major tour — “a proper tour, that’s mine” — in over a decade. But now her window of opportunity is closing, so she’s leaping through it. “I don’t think I can perform the way I want to in a couple of years,” she said. “I want to be strong.”

A blond woman in red lipstick rests her chin on the mirrored top of a table.

And until recently, when she finally agreed to sit for the director Alison Ellwood, she could not envision committing her life story to film. “I wasn’t going to do a documentary because I’m not dead,” she said. More to the point, she did not feel particularly misunderstood. From the moment she danced across the city in the 1983 video for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” she felt that she had articulated precisely what she wanted to say.

“Everything I wanted them to understand was in that video,” she said of her fans. She has a lot of people who get her: The clip has been viewed on YouTube more than one billion times. Forty years later, she holds it up as a thesis, the key to decoding her artistic perspective and understanding everything that followed. After all, “You never have to wonder where a New Yorker stands,” she said. “They’ll tell you, straight up.”

CYNDI LAUPER, BORN in Brooklyn, raised in Queens, bopped around the house to the Beatles’ songs, her older sister, Elen, singing McCartney’s parts and Lauper taking Lennon’s. It was her earliest lesson in harmony and song structure. But when she left home at 17, it was with a copy of Yoko Ono’s feminist conceptual art book “Grapefruit” in her hands.

Ono taught her that “you can create art in your head, and then you can view things differently,” Lauper told me. This attitude served her well as she tried (and often failed) to work as a painter, a shoe saleswoman, a racetrack hot walker, an IHOP waitress, a gal Friday at Simon & Schuster and the singer in a cover band.

Singing other people’s music in Long Island clubs and dive bars, Lauper struggled to find her place. She tried to channel Janis Joplin, but “I was stuck inside her body, and she didn’t like it, and I didn’t like it,” she said. She tried to sound like Gene Pitney, and “it came out sounding like Ethel Merman.” After a while, “You start to feel that you’re just not good enough.”

But really, she was just no good at being anyone other than Cyndi Lauper. When she started writing and arranging songs for herself, “I told the stories that I knew about the women that I knew,” she said. “About my mom, my aunt, my grandmother.” They guided her back to the rhythms of her own life, even if, in the beginning, few were interested in listening. “My first concert was to 14 people,” she said, “and I did the encore, OK?”

The documentary’s title is a line ripped from a real-life courtroom drama: Early on, Lauper’s career got entangled in the ambitions of an ex-manager, who sued her to retain control of her music. She sank into bankruptcy trying to escape him. When the judge sided with Lauper, he banged the gavel and said: “Let the canary sing.”

Once freed, Lauper connected with Robert Hazard, who had written a track called “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” He’d arranged it as a rock song from a man’s perspective — the girls were the ones he imagined sleeping with — and Lauper had some edits. She recast it as a gleeful public announcement, calling out a sexist double standard (“Oh mama dear, we’re not the fortunate ones”) while claiming liberation from the workplace, the home and the patriarchy. And she rearranged the notes, pitching her voice so high that it could not be ignored. “I sang that high because I was trumpeting an idea,” she said.

And then there was the video. “That video was what you call ‘inclusive’ nowadays, and that was the most important thing,” Lauper said. In addition to the Italian American pro wrestler Lou Albano, Lauper featured her mother, her lawyer, her manager, a crop of record-company secretaries, and a racially diverse group of singers and dancers. “I was sick of the segregation” of the music industry, she said. “It’s people together that create a style.”

MTV was still in its infancy in 1983, and it was fortuitous that Lauper’s debut album, “She’s So Unusual,” came out just as the network was ascending. She saw her public image as a visual art form. Her makeup artist was a painter, and her stylist was a vintage buyer.

“People sometimes get the wrong idea that it was very thrown together,” Laura Wills, the founder of the vintage shop Screaming Mimi’s, said of the singer’s style. “People just didn’t look like that.” In the early ’80s, Lauper worked for Wills, often bartering her labor for clothes. When her career took off, Wills started styling her, and the pair often constructed Lauper’s outfits as if sliding chips across a poker table, as in, “I’ll see your polka-dot socks and striped capris, and I’ll raise you a plaid top,” Wills said. “I’ll see your polka-dot socks, striped capris and plaid top, and I’ll raise you a paisley hat.”

Lauper seemed to shoot to fame as a fully formed feminist icon. She refused to tell interviewers her age (“I’m not a car,” she said), and she insisted that they recognize the politics behind her aesthetic choices. “I wore the corset to undo the power of the binding of women,” she told the press. She graced the cover of Ms. Magazine and recorded the 1986 song “True Colors,” which resonated with her in the wake of a friend’s death from AIDS.

“I know that I probably lost business because I talked about AIDS a lot,” she said, but figured “I ought to stand up like any good Italian and stick up for my family, you know?” In 2008, she founded True Colors United to help combat homelessness among L.G.B.T.Q. youth. And in 2022, she created the Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights fund to support abortion access and other reproductive justice movements.

In 1985, Lauper won the best new artist Grammy after the release of “She’s So Unusual.” The album — and songs like “Time After Time” and “All Through the Night” — broke records. But something odd was happening. She looked around and saw versions of herself everywhere. “When I first became famous, I felt like the whole world just kind of went” — here Lauper made a sharp slurping noise — “and sucked everything up. The jewelry, the color, the corsets on the outside, the whole thing. And then used it. Spit it out. Next!”

Lauper was accused of being a manufactured package. “No, it was me. That’s how I dressed. That’s how I looked. That was my community,” she said. “I have a brain.”

When Lauper got a call that a movie studio was adapting her big hit into a movie, she balked at its fluffy premise. “I guess it was about a couple of girls … trying to have fun,” she said. (Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt starred.) Lauper refused permission to use her song, so it featured Hazard’s version with other vocalists instead. “For me, it sucked,” she said. “You took my style. And it had nothing to do with me at all.”

In the ’80s, Lauper was compared so closely to other female musicians that it was implied there was not space for all of them. She was pitted against other women — mainly Madonna, who released her debut album the same year. On chat shows and in schoolyards (and even on the charity single “We Are the World” ), celebrities and fans were asked to choose one. “It was like apples and oranges,” Lauper told me. Or as she put it in Newsweek in 1985: “She’s just doing her thing. My thing happens to be different.” It was a shame, Lauper said: “I would have liked to have a friend.”

Though she fought her battles mainly alone, Lauper has inspired generations of women. Among her acolytes are Nicki Minaj, who in April brought her onstage in Brooklyn to duet on the song that samples her, “Pink Friday Girls.” When an interviewer asked the 26-year-old singer-songwriter Chappell Roan, “How does it feel to be called the Gen-Z Cyndi Lauper?” she replied, “I think Cyndi Lauper is the Gen-Z Cyndi Lauper.”

Lauper made 11 more albums after her debut — among them a blues record, a country record and a dance record. In the early 2000s, she walked over to Broadway, starring in “The Threepenny Opera” and writing the music and lyrics to the musical “Kinky Boots” after Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book, tapped her for the gig. “There’s a small group of people I consider my children; she’s one of my daughters,” the actor and writer, who turns 72 this week, said. Fierstein told me that he had suspected Lauper’s talents were underused in rock, and he wanted to see what it was like for her to write a song that she would never sing herself.

“My favorite was a recording she made on her phone, in the beauty parlor, with her head in the dryer,” he said. (Lauper was often multitasking.) Her autoharp competed with the salon noise. “It’s really hard to sell a $10 million production on a recording of an autoharp song with a dryer background,” he said. “But that’s what we did.” Lauper won the Tony for best score, the first woman to win alone.

In an industry that requires the rapacious pursuit of the new and the cynical extraction of identity, Lauper was never willing to abandon herself. She had forged the revolutionary style, sang the totemic song. She inspired millions, billions, of fans to be themselves. Why should she have to change who she was?

AS LAUPER AND I traversed the Upper West Side, we ducked into an exhibition about the abstract artist Sonia Delaunay, passed the original Screaming Mimi’s location (now a dry cleaners), and wound back to her apartment, where she invited me up.

Past the doorman, past a cheetah-print doormat and a cheetah-print curtain, two little pugs named Lulu and Ping awaited Lauper’s return. She disappeared to arrange a plate of ginger cookies, the same kind Jackson Browne always sent her on Christmas, while her husband, the actor David Thornton, told me about their meet-cute on the set of the 1991 film “Off and Running.” She played a fake mermaid, he played a murderer. Off the set, he was struck instantly by her winning sense of humor.

“She’s the Rodney Dangerfield of rock ’n’ roll,” he said. As in, she is so funny that she does not always receive the respect she deserves. “I don’t think anybody has any idea how hard she works,” he said.

To prepare for the tour, she blasts the stereo in her apartment and dances and sings, vexing the pugs. She works with a vocal coach four days a week. And she trains like it’s a sport. Her weekly exercise routine includes physical therapy, weights, stretching, physical therapy, weights, yoga, more weights, yoga, aerobics, physical therapy, weights again. She’s been chomping on enormous salads that make her feel like a horse.

“But when you’re a singer, you have to be an athlete,” she said. “You can’t [expletive] around. When you’re 20, yeah. But when you get older? No.”

As the tour approaches, she’s been daydreaming about “all the crazy stuff I tried that didn’t work” in the long arc of her career. The butterfly-winged black dress that she was meant to reveal as she stepped out of a cocoon. The bit where she was supposed to change behind a backlit screen like an old cartoon character. A kind of mechanical skirt that resembled a globe, slowly spinning her around as she sang.

She’s not exactly sure what she’ll pull off this time. Whatever changes, one thing remains the same: “Who the hell I am is who the hell I am.”

Amanda Hess is a critic at large for the Culture section of The Times, covering the intersection of internet and pop culture. More about Amanda Hess

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Elektrostal is a vibrant city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia. With a rich history, stunning architecture, and a thriving community, Elektrostal is a city that has much to offer. Whether you are a history buff, nature enthusiast, or simply curious about different cultures, Elektrostal is sure to captivate you.

This article will provide you with 40 fascinating facts about Elektrostal, giving you a better understanding of why this city is worth exploring. From its origins as an industrial hub to its modern-day charm, we will delve into the various aspects that make Elektrostal a unique and must-visit destination.

So, join us as we uncover the hidden treasures of Elektrostal and discover what makes this city a true gem in the heart of Russia.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elektrostal, known as the “Motor City of Russia,” is a vibrant and growing city with a rich industrial history, offering diverse cultural experiences and a strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • With its convenient location near Moscow, Elektrostal provides a picturesque landscape, vibrant nightlife, and a range of recreational activities, making it an ideal destination for residents and visitors alike.

Known as the “Motor City of Russia.”

Elektrostal, a city located in the Moscow Oblast region of Russia, earned the nickname “Motor City” due to its significant involvement in the automotive industry.

Home to the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Elektrostal is renowned for its metallurgical plant, which has been producing high-quality steel and alloys since its establishment in 1916.

Boasts a rich industrial heritage.

Elektrostal has a long history of industrial development, contributing to the growth and progress of the region.

Founded in 1916.

The city of Elektrostal was founded in 1916 as a result of the construction of the Elektrostal Metallurgical Plant.

Located approximately 50 kilometers east of Moscow.

Elektrostal is situated in close proximity to the Russian capital, making it easily accessible for both residents and visitors.

Known for its vibrant cultural scene.

Elektrostal is home to several cultural institutions, including museums, theaters, and art galleries that showcase the city’s rich artistic heritage.

A popular destination for nature lovers.

Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and forests, Elektrostal offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and birdwatching.

Hosts the annual Elektrostal City Day celebrations.

Every year, Elektrostal organizes festive events and activities to celebrate its founding, bringing together residents and visitors in a spirit of unity and joy.

Has a population of approximately 160,000 people.

Elektrostal is home to a diverse and vibrant community of around 160,000 residents, contributing to its dynamic atmosphere.

Boasts excellent education facilities.

The city is known for its well-established educational institutions, providing quality education to students of all ages.

A center for scientific research and innovation.

Elektrostal serves as an important hub for scientific research, particularly in the fields of metallurgy , materials science, and engineering.

Surrounded by picturesque lakes.

The city is blessed with numerous beautiful lakes , offering scenic views and recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Well-connected transportation system.

Elektrostal benefits from an efficient transportation network, including highways, railways, and public transportation options, ensuring convenient travel within and beyond the city.

Famous for its traditional Russian cuisine.

Food enthusiasts can indulge in authentic Russian dishes at numerous restaurants and cafes scattered throughout Elektrostal.

Home to notable architectural landmarks.

Elektrostal boasts impressive architecture, including the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord and the Elektrostal Palace of Culture.

Offers a wide range of recreational facilities.

Residents and visitors can enjoy various recreational activities, such as sports complexes, swimming pools, and fitness centers, enhancing the overall quality of life.

Provides a high standard of healthcare.

Elektrostal is equipped with modern medical facilities, ensuring residents have access to quality healthcare services.

Home to the Elektrostal History Museum.

The Elektrostal History Museum showcases the city’s fascinating past through exhibitions and displays.

A hub for sports enthusiasts.

Elektrostal is passionate about sports, with numerous stadiums, arenas, and sports clubs offering opportunities for athletes and spectators.

Celebrates diverse cultural festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal hosts a variety of cultural festivals, celebrating different ethnicities, traditions, and art forms.

Electric power played a significant role in its early development.

Elektrostal owes its name and initial growth to the establishment of electric power stations and the utilization of electricity in the industrial sector.

Boasts a thriving economy.

The city’s strong industrial base, coupled with its strategic location near Moscow, has contributed to Elektrostal’s prosperous economic status.

Houses the Elektrostal Drama Theater.

The Elektrostal Drama Theater is a cultural centerpiece, attracting theater enthusiasts from far and wide.

Popular destination for winter sports.

Elektrostal’s proximity to ski resorts and winter sport facilities makes it a favorite destination for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities.

Promotes environmental sustainability.

Elektrostal prioritizes environmental protection and sustainability, implementing initiatives to reduce pollution and preserve natural resources.

Home to renowned educational institutions.

Elektrostal is known for its prestigious schools and universities, offering a wide range of academic programs to students.

Committed to cultural preservation.

The city values its cultural heritage and takes active steps to preserve and promote traditional customs, crafts, and arts.

Hosts an annual International Film Festival.

The Elektrostal International Film Festival attracts filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts from around the world, showcasing a diverse range of films.

Encourages entrepreneurship and innovation.

Elektrostal supports aspiring entrepreneurs and fosters a culture of innovation, providing opportunities for startups and business development .

Offers a range of housing options.

Elektrostal provides diverse housing options, including apartments, houses, and residential complexes, catering to different lifestyles and budgets.

Home to notable sports teams.

Elektrostal is proud of its sports legacy , with several successful sports teams competing at regional and national levels.

Boasts a vibrant nightlife scene.

Residents and visitors can enjoy a lively nightlife in Elektrostal, with numerous bars, clubs, and entertainment venues.

Promotes cultural exchange and international relations.

Elektrostal actively engages in international partnerships, cultural exchanges, and diplomatic collaborations to foster global connections.

Surrounded by beautiful nature reserves.

Nearby nature reserves, such as the Barybino Forest and Luchinskoye Lake, offer opportunities for nature enthusiasts to explore and appreciate the region’s biodiversity.

Commemorates historical events.

The city pays tribute to significant historical events through memorials, monuments, and exhibitions, ensuring the preservation of collective memory.

Promotes sports and youth development.

Elektrostal invests in sports infrastructure and programs to encourage youth participation, health, and physical fitness.

Hosts annual cultural and artistic festivals.

Throughout the year, Elektrostal celebrates its cultural diversity through festivals dedicated to music, dance, art, and theater.

Provides a picturesque landscape for photography enthusiasts.

The city’s scenic beauty, architectural landmarks, and natural surroundings make it a paradise for photographers.

Connects to Moscow via a direct train line.

The convenient train connection between Elektrostal and Moscow makes commuting between the two cities effortless.

A city with a bright future.

Elektrostal continues to grow and develop, aiming to become a model city in terms of infrastructure, sustainability, and quality of life for its residents.

In conclusion, Elektrostal is a fascinating city with a rich history and a vibrant present. From its origins as a center of steel production to its modern-day status as a hub for education and industry, Elektrostal has plenty to offer both residents and visitors. With its beautiful parks, cultural attractions, and proximity to Moscow, there is no shortage of things to see and do in this dynamic city. Whether you’re interested in exploring its historical landmarks, enjoying outdoor activities, or immersing yourself in the local culture, Elektrostal has something for everyone. So, next time you find yourself in the Moscow region, don’t miss the opportunity to discover the hidden gems of Elektrostal.

Q: What is the population of Elektrostal?

A: As of the latest data, the population of Elektrostal is approximately XXXX.

Q: How far is Elektrostal from Moscow?

A: Elektrostal is located approximately XX kilometers away from Moscow.

Q: Are there any famous landmarks in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to several notable landmarks, including XXXX and XXXX.

Q: What industries are prominent in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal is known for its steel production industry and is also a center for engineering and manufacturing.

Q: Are there any universities or educational institutions in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal is home to XXXX University and several other educational institutions.

Q: What are some popular outdoor activities in Elektrostal?

A: Elektrostal offers several outdoor activities, such as hiking, cycling, and picnicking in its beautiful parks.

Q: Is Elektrostal well-connected in terms of transportation?

A: Yes, Elektrostal has good transportation links, including trains and buses, making it easily accessible from nearby cities.

Q: Are there any annual events or festivals in Elektrostal?

A: Yes, Elektrostal hosts various events and festivals throughout the year, including XXXX and XXXX.

Elektrostal's fascinating history, vibrant culture, and promising future make it a city worth exploring. For more captivating facts about cities around the world, discover the unique characteristics that define each city . Uncover the hidden gems of Moscow Oblast through our in-depth look at Kolomna. Lastly, dive into the rich industrial heritage of Teesside, a thriving industrial center with its own story to tell.

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