Hottest Tours of the Summer
This year’s roster includes some of the usual suspects–Dead & Company, Florence and The Machine–and surprises like Bey’s tour with Jay and Drake’s tour with Migos.
But don’t just take our word for it! Check out the list of summer’s hottest tours below.
Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ Tour
Dates: 5/8 – 10/6
Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour kicked off earlier this month at the University of Phoenix Stadium and, based on reviews thus far, it might be her most critically successful trek to-date. Expect song mash-ups, outfit changes, piano ballads and impressive onstage visuals to accompany a Reputation heavy setlist. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dead & Company Summer Tour
Dates: 5/30 – 7/14
The most current Grateful Dead incarnation kick off their annual summer tour on May 30 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, MA. Also on the docket is a two-night run at Citi Field in NYC, and two nights at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin. The tour comes to a close with another twofer at Folsom Field in Boulder on July 13 and 14. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Maroon 5 ‘Red Pill Blues’ Tour
Dates: 5/30 – 10/15
Named after their sixth studio release, Maroon 5’s Red Pill Blues Tour will begin on May 30 at the Tacoma Dome, the first of many stops on this lengthy summer/fall trek. After shows in the South and Midwest, the band will wrap things up with two nights at Madison Square Garden in October. Julia Michaels will be on tap as tour support. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Janelle Monae ‘Dirty Computer’ Tour
Dates: 6/11 – 8/4
In support of the singer’s third full-length studio album, Dirty Computer, Janelle Monáe is going on a North American tour. Catch Monáe all summer long, starting June 11 in Seattle, WA. Other notable stops include a July 13 show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, and a July 18 concert in New York City at the Hulu Theater @ Madison Square Garden. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Radiohead North American Tour
Dates: 7/7 – 8/1
In addition to several South American festival appearances the band made earlier this year, Radiohead have also planned a 16-date North American tour for July. Catch them at multiple nights in NYC, Canada, Boston and Philly. The tour gets underway on July 7 at the United Center in Chicago. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Beyonce & Jay-Z ‘OTR 2’ Tour
Dates: 7/25 – 10/4
Catch pop’s power couple this summer at the On the Run 2 Tour. Nearly four years to the day of Beyonce and Jay-Z’s original OTR tour start, things kick off on July 25 in Cleveland, OH at the FirstEnergy Stadium. They’ll make stops at major venues across the country, culminating in an October 4 show at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Drake & Migos ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos’ Tour
Dates: 7/26 – 11/17
It’s a match made in hip-hop heaven: Drake and Migos are teaming up for a joint North American tour. Catch Drake and Migos on the Aubrey and The Three Migos tour starting July 26 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Vivint Smart Home Arena. On the docket are multiple nights in Chicago, NYC/Brooklyn and Los Angeles. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
CHVRCHES ‘Love is Dead’ Tour
Dates: 8/2 – 10/20
Synth-pop trio CHVRCHES are hitting the road later this summer in support of their new album Love is Dead. The tour kicks off with a performance at this year’s Lollapalooza, followed by stops throughout the West Coast and South East. The final show is going down at Boston’s Orpheum Theatre on October 20. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Florence and The Machine ‘High As Hope’ Tour
Dates: 8/5 – 10/20
Florence and The Machine just dropped a last-minute summer tour set to launch in early August. The High as Hope tour (also the name of the band’s new album) includes stops in Lake Tahoe, Portland, San Diego and New York City. Grizzly Bear, Perfume Genius, St. Vincent, Lizzo and more will rotate as tour support. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
J. Cole The ‘KOD’ Tour
Dates: 8/9 – 10/10
Earlier this month J. Cole announced a whopping 34-date tour slated for the end of summer/early part of fall. The hip-hop star will be joined by Young Thug for the majority of The KOD Tour, which begins on August 9 in Miami at the American Airlines Arena. After performances in Oakland, Denver, Chicago and more, the tour comes to a close on October 10 at TD Garden in Boston. Click here for tickets & tour dates.