So Many Tours, So Little Time: 6 Shows Worth Checking Out
2017 is coming to an end, and every week it seems like we’re getting new notifications about our favorite artists prepping to hit the road. Thanks to apps like Spotify and Bandsintown, it’s easier than ever to track upcoming tour dates, but if you’re like us, you’re struggling to decide which acts to check out. If only we had an endless supply of time and money, amirite? But, hey, with the holidays coming up, these tickets would make the perfect gift. So without further ado, here are six hand-selected shows that you just can’t miss.
Kris Allen’s Somethin’ About Christmas Tour
When: November 29 – December 22
Where: Annapolis, MD // New York, NY // Hartford, CT // Providence, RI // Boston, MA // Wilmington, DE // Washington, DC // Pittsburgh, PA // Cincinnati, OH // Little Rock, AR // Chicago, IL // Nashville, TN // Tampa, FL // Atlanta GA
Purchase Tickets On: Kris Allen Official
If you’re trying to get in the holiday spirit, there’s no better way to do that than by checking out Kris Allen’s Somethin’ About Christmas Tour. Last year, the singer-songwriter and American Idol winner released an album of holiday classics and brand new originals, showcasing once again, his innate ability to reinvent songs and make them his own. Armed with his acoustic guitar, Kris’ impressive vocals will keep you warm all winter long.
I Met You When I Was 18. World Tour
When: January 18 – May 18
Where: Seattle, WA // Vancouver, BC // Portland, OR // San Francisco, CA // Los Angeles, CA // Phoenix, AZ // Austin, TX // Dallas, TX // Houston, TX // Atlanta, GA // Washington, DC // New York, NY // Boston, MA // Philadelphia, PA // Burlington, VT // Toronto, ON // Chicago, IL // Minneapolis, MN // Omaha, NE // Denver, CO // Salt Lake City, UT // Tokyo, Japan // Alabang, Philippines // Brisbane, Australia // Sydney, Australia // Melbourne, Australia // Auckland, New Zealand // Manchester, United Kingdom // London, United Kingdom // Paris, France // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Leuven, Belgium // Cologne, Germany // Berlin, Germany // Copenhagen, Denmark // Stockholm, Sweden // Oslo, Norway // Gulf Shores, AL
Purchase Tickets On: Lauv Songs
2017 was a banner year for Lauv. His single, “I Like You Better”, was a global hit, crossing over 100 million plays on Spotify. Besides that, he joined Ed Sheeran on the Asian leg of his Divide Tour as a supporting act, but in 2018, Lauv is taking center stage, embarking on a world tour. Yes, you read that correctly, WORLD TOUR. So, what are you waiting for? Pick up your ticket today—they’re selling out fast.
Wallows’ Winter Tour
When: January 24 – March 13
Where: San Francisco, CA // Portland, OR // Vancouver, Canada // Seattle, WA // Santa Barbara, CA // San Diego, CA // Los Angeles, CA // Santa Ana, CA // Chicago, IL // Detroit, MI // Toronto, Canada // Boston, MA // New York, NY // Philadelphia, PA // Washington, DC // Richmond, VA // Carrboro, NC // Asheville, NC // Nashville, TV // Atlanta, GA
Purchase Tickets On: Wallows Music
Dylan Minnette (guitar/lead vocals), Braeden Lemasters (guitar/vocals), and Cole Preston (guitar/drums), a.k.a. Wallows, are an up-and-coming indie rock band who’ve been making some major noise. With three singles under their belt, the group sold out their first five headlining shows this summer, so, we’re not surprised they’re hitting the road again. We’re counting the days until they announce their world tour, because with this band, whether they’re performing on the small or silver screen or on stage, they always deliver.
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour
When: May 8 – October 6
Where: Glendale, AZ // Santa Clara, CA // Pasadena, CA // Seattle, WA // Denver, CO // Chicago, IL // Manchester, United Kingdom // Dublin, Ireland // London, United Kingdom // Louisville, KY // Columbus, OH // Washington, DC // Philadelphia, PA // Cleveland, OH // East Rutherford, NJ // Foxborough, MA // Toronto, ON Canada // Pittsburgh, PA // Atlanta, GA // Tampa, FL // Miami, FL // Nashville, TN // Detroit, MI // Minneapolis, MN // Kansas City, MO // Indianapolis, IN // St. Louis, MO // New Orleans, LA // Houston, TX // Arlington TX
Purchase Tickets On: TaylorSwift.com
The ‘Queen of Pop’ is back with her new album, Reputation, and it’s everything we hoped for and more. Well, that, and maybe a tour…and we’re in luck! Taylor announced thirty cities she’ll be performing in starting in the spring (with more dates being added each week), and we’re not exaggerating when we say she’s one of the greatest live performers we’ve ever seen. Plus, if you’re a fan, you know with Tay Tay, she has plenty of tricks up her sleeves.
The Stolen Tour
When: December 4 – December 17
Where: Cambridge, MA // Hamden, CT // Pittsburgh, PA // Lakewood, OH // Pontiac, MI // Glendale Heights, IL // Columbus, OH // Baltimore, MD // Philadelphia, PA // Rochester, NY // Amityville, NY // Long Branch, NJ
Purchase Tickets On: The Stolen Music
We’ve gone to plenty of shows in 2017 and there was one supporting act that left us speechless, and that was The Stolen. The group opened for Jake Miller on his Back to the Start Tour and blew us away with their unparalleled musicianship and signature blend of rock, pop, and R&B. This December, Dom Cuce (vocals), Rob Chiarappa (vocals/guitar), Kevin Smart (bass), and Mike Chiarappa (drums), are embarking on a twelve city tour that’s sure to delight fans new and old.
Jake Miller’s Hit and Run Tour
When: April 13 – May 26
Where: Tampa, FL // Orlando, FL // Fort Lauderdale, FL // Atlanta, GA // Nashville, TN // Saint Louis, MO // Wichita, KS // Oklahoma City, OK // Dallas, TX // Phoenix, AZ // San Francisco, CA // Los Angeles, CA // Salt Lake City, UT // Denver, CO // Omaha, NE // Palatine, IL // Chicago, IL // Minneapolis, MN // Milwaukee, WI // Detroit, MI // Columbus, OH // Pittsburgh, PA // Niagara Falls, NY // Boston, MA // Hamden, CT // New York, NY // Philadelphia, PA // Asbury Park, NJ // Washington, DC // Raleigh, NC
Purchase Tickets On: Jake Miller
Speaking of Jake Miller, did you really think we’d leave him off this list? Not a chance. Jake’s an incredible live performer whose high energy is infectious and will have you dancing all night long. We also can’t help but admire Jake’s decision to leave his label in pursuit of creating music on his terms.
Forever In Your Mind with In Real Life and Asher Angel
When: December 17
Where: West Hollywood, CA
Purchase Tickets On: TicketFly
Alright, alright, we know we cheated here, but it’s for a good reason. We want to make sure you’re not missing out on this once-in-a-lifetime showcase that features three up-and-coming acts that we’re expecting huge things from in 2018. So, if you’re in the West Hollywood area, don’t miss your chance to check out Forever In Your Mind, Asher Angel, and In Real Life. They’re performing together for one-night only at The Roxy Theater on December 17th and you’ll be so glad you attended. You can thank us later.
Which tour are you heading to see, let us know in the comments below!