2018 has seen a lot of good music so far, and summer is an important period in the music industry especially for tours. As your schedule starts to become more open, what better way to spend your night then by jamming out to your favorite artist? From Queen B to Bruno Mars, here are the best tours happening this summer.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z: On the Run II
Ticketmaster accidentally leaked news about the tour before the official announcement and even though the post quickly got deleted, the Beyhive excitedly waited for a confirmation. The last time these two superstars headlined a tour together was back in 2014 for the first On the Run tour. Queen B has never disappointed fans before, so this tour is guaranteed to be going to be a good time. The North American leg will start July 25 in Cleveland, so make sure you start saving up to buy a ticket.
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Tour
Following his enormous wins and incredible performance with Cardi B at the Grammy Awards, Bruno Mars announced he would be heading back on the road. Mars’ 24K Magic Tour originally ran from March 2017 until the end of the year, and after the success of the tour he decided to more shows and feature special guest Cardi B. Although she cancelled most of her shows due to her pregnancy, Cardi B assured fans in an Instagram post that she will still be performing on the 24K Magic Tour.
Shakira: El Dorado World Tour
After being forced to cancel her European tour due to strained vocals, Shakira happily shared the news of her world tour in a letter posted on her website and social media accounts. Shakira embarks on her El Dorado World Tour, her first tour in seven years, on June 3 and will spend summer performing around the world. “I am very proud of the show.” Shakira wrote in her letter. “I feel it’s my best yet, since it has a repertoire filled with heartfelt songs and exciting moments of music and dance.”
Taylor Swift: Reputation Tour
Although people love to hate on her, you have to admit Taylor Swift is extremely talented; not many people can come back the way she did. If your memory is hazy, let me give you a refresher. In 2016, Kim Kardashian famously leaked Swift’s phone conversation with Kanye West regarding the rapper’s song, “Famous” where Swift seemingly approved of the line referencing her. Soon after Kardashian’s post, snake emojis flooded Swift’s comment section prompting her to take a break from the spotlight. Swift used her hiatus to take all the negativity thrown her and transform it into a successful album. Swift began the tour on May 8 and will end in late November, and she recruited Camila Cabello and Charli XCX to be her opening acts.
Harry Styles: Harry Styles Live On Tour
After One Direction decided to take a break, Harry Styles has enjoyed a lot of success as a solo artist. His self-titled album debuted at No.1 in multiple countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, and Styles’ 2017 tour completely sold out in minutes. Luckily for his fans, the British artist expanded the tour and added 56 more stops where he will perform in both new and old cities. This tour ends early next month, so you have a limited time to buy a ticket.
Ed Sheeran: ÷ Tour
Even though this tour starts towards the end of the summer, it is still worth checking out. The first leg of ÷ did so well that similar to Bruno Mars and Harry Styles, Sheeran added more cities to the tour. The final leg of the tour will enter North America on August 18, and don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of his shows during the summer, you have until early November to catch a show.
G-Eazy: The Endless Summer Tour
Not wasting anytime, rapper G-Eazy announced the news of his summer tour moments after wrapping up his The Beautiful and Damned Tour. His Endless Summer Tour follows his previous 2016 tour of the same name which featured Logic and Yo Gotti, and this time Ty Dolla Sign, Lil Uzi Vert, Murda Beatz, YBN Nahmir and P-Lo are set to perform on the tour. “I’m hella excited about the lineup,” G-Eazy says. “It’s going to feel like a traveling festival all summer.”
Dua Lipa: The US & Canada 2018 Summer Tour
Breakout star, Dua Lipa accomplished a lot in 2017 and carried her success into 2018; her single “New Rules” reached No.1 in the UK and peaked at No.6 in the United States, and her recent hit with Calvin Harris “One Kiss” quickly climbed to No.1 in the UK and stayed there for eight consecutive weeks (so far). Following the success of her collaboration with Harris, she announced she would be going on a summer tour. The 14 stop tour will end in July and already has sold out shows, so make sure you buy your ticket quickly.
Many of these shows are at risk of selling out, and some of the artists may not tour for a while, so try to snag your tickets early. There are of course so many tours to choose from, so pick a couple of your friends, make lasting memories and sing your heart out.