As we approach 2019, Artists across the globe are planning their U.S. Tours. Below is a list of 6 must see concert tours we think deserve some promotion.
Now known primarily as an ascending pop superstar, Ariana Grande first made a mark as an artist in several different mediums. Her debut starring role in 2008 was actually on stage, when she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award as a 15-year-old for 13, the only Broadway musical to ever feature a cast and band composed entirely of teenagers. In 2009, both she and her 13 co-star, Elizabeth Gillies, landed roles in the new Nickelodeon series Victorious, with Grande playing the character of Cat Valentine. Grande was considered the show’s breakout star, a belief affirmed at the show’s end in 2012 when she received a spin-off series with iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy. Sam and Cat aired through 2014.
The Rolling Stones
In the Spring of 1962, two childhood friends from Dartford, Kent, joined forces with a London bar band that was calling itself Blues Incorporated. Sharing a love of American blues musicians like Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, as well as the more radio-friendly variations of the blues that formed the backbone of songs by artists like Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, the newly formed combo soon took up residence at Richmond’s Crawdaddy Club where they became an immediate draw. By 1964, Decca Records released their first album—in part to capitalize on the worldwide popularity of the Beatles, a band that the label had foolishly passed on and still regretted as an epic mistake. The two childhood chums were Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and the band they came to join—The Rolling Stones—is still going strong with new music and performances around the world.
Queen with Adam Lambert
Formed in 1970, Queen has long been considered one of the most important bands in all of rock history. Originally the outfit was propelled into the spotlight through the unbelievable vocal talent and on-stage antics of front man Freddie Mercury. Today, Queen concerts honor his legacy with energetic live performances of the band’s most memorable hits, including audience favorites like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Fat Bottomed Girls,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Killer Queen,” and many other iconic songs. Led by the talents of founding members Brian May and Roger Taylor, each Queen tour brings in a revolving roster of musicians to fill in the remaining lineup, making sure each show brings something new to the band’s live catalog. In 2018, Queen announced their 2019 North American tour, The Rhapsody Tour. Queen will be joined by Adam Lambert on vocals on this upcoming tour. This tour will pay tribute to former band member Freddie Mercury with band hits “Love Kills” and “I Was Born To Love You.” Whether you’ve seen this group live once or a hundred times, there’s always something new to experience at a Queen concert. GET TICKETS
JoJo Siwa has captured the hearts and imaginations of children across the world, starting with her time on Dance Moms and extending to her presence on Nickelodeon and YouTube, where she hosts an animated show with her dog, titled The JoJo & BowBow Show Show. A native of Omaha, Neb., JoJo is known for her trademark hair bows, which are often colorful and eye-catching and to JoJo, a symbol of power and confidence. She’s inspired millions of children not only with her dance moves and hit songs like “I Can Make U Dance” and “Boomerang,” but with her steadfast opposition against online bullying. In 2018, JoJo announced her first concert tour, dubbed The Dream Tour, taking her act to theaters for the first time. Don’t miss your chance to see one of the top children’s performers in America and get your Jojo tickets today. GET TICKETS
Universally regarded as one of the most significant singer-songwriters of all time, Elton John has contributed countless additions to the pop music canon, from his earliest international hit “Your Song” to the mid-career jam “I’m Still Standing” to his 1997 multi-Platinum double single “Something About the Way You Look Tonight”/”Candle in the Wind.” Whether you attend a residency show in Las Vegas or you see the Elton John farewell tour on the road, this incredible musician brings a spectacular stage presence and decades’ worth of familiar sing-along songs to every venue he visits. With Elton John tickets, you can get a taste of this quintessential pop artist live on stage. GET TICKETS
Established in 2012, Hozier is the name of Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s blues-influenced one-man musical act. This Irish singer-songwriter draws on years of experience in a range of musical settings–from avant-garde rock groups to orchestras to church choirs–to form this solo project. His lead single, the lush track “Take Me to Church,” was an impressive introduction to Hozier’s vocal skills and imaginative arrangements, and he continues to showcase his talent with each new song he writes. When you attend the Hozier tour 2018 in a city near you, you can expect to experience a range of emotions. From slow moody music or the thrill of the crowd, a Hozier concert never disappoints. GET TICKETS