Last year, over 121 million live music fans attended events. From pop tours to country tours, it was a huge year for artists and fans alike.
2023 promises to give fans another round of great live music tours. However, some tours are bigger deals than others. Do you know where to be to hear the year’s best music live and in person?
Read on to discover 5 upcoming music tours you don’t want to miss.
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1. Blink 182
What’s your age again? That’s right, Blink 182 is back with its original lineup. On the 2023 tour, Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, and Travis Barker will take the stage and play together for the first time in a decade.
To kick off their reunion, the band released a brand new song called, “Edging,” back in October. The song celebrates Blink 182’s announcement and fans can’t wait for their world tour. The trio will have concert tickets for sale from March until next February.
2. Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys have finally set American tour dates on the heels of announcing their 4th album. Their latest release, The Car, came out at the end of October.
The new songs such as “Body Paint” and “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” have fans anxious to hear live versions of the album. You can catch Arctic Monkeys this summer traveling all across the country.
3. Shania Twain
It’s been six years since country icon Shania Twain’s last album Now came out. Her latest album Queen of Me comes packaged with a highly anticipated tour.
Shania Twain will perform across both North America and Europe this year. Initial ticket sales for the tour surged so much that Shania had to add extra dates.
If the high demand for her tickets “don’t impress you much,” catch her live and find out why one of the top-selling country artists ever.
4. Big Thief
From the alt-rock side of the world comes Big Thief with a huge 2023 world tour that started in November. Their tour follows the release of their most recent album Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You.
The collective plans to perfolegendaryandary music venues such as Princess Theatre in Brisbane and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Their newest album came packed full of 20 tracks that fans can’t wait to sing along with in person.
Tickets are going quickly for SZA’s first-ever arena tour that started back in February. The tour concludes at the end of March, so its brief window created massive demand amongst fans.
Not to mention, SZA locked down Omar Apollo for her opening act. For SZA’s latest album release SOS, fans waited eagerly for 5 years and the tour is their reward.
Finding the Best Live Music in 2023
You now have 5 excellent tours to help scratch your live music itch this year. Of course, that’s only if you’re fortunate enough to buy tickets in time! We hope our guide helps you make plans for a music experience you’ll never forget.
Check out the rest of our blog for more exciting event ideas in 2023.