Hottest Tours of the Summer
Summer is just around the corner, and with it comes a slew of amazing tours. From iconic rockers to modern-day megastars, here’s who we’re most excited to see hit the dusty trail all season long.
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Dates: 3/31 – 9/3/17
Cheapest Tour Stop: 4/19 in Vancouver, CA @ Rogers Arena
In support of his new LP, John Mayer has announced a lengthy 2017 tour of the same name. The trek kicked off on March 31 at Albany’s Time Union Center, followed by stops in major cities throughout North America. After a break in May and June, the guitarist will spend the second half of the summer back on the road, taking him all the way through September 3. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Chance the Rapper
Dates: 4/24 – 10/3
Cheapest Tour Stop: 5/9 in Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
One of the hottest rappers in the game right now, Chance the Rapper, is spending the middle chunk of 2017 on the road in support of his Grammy-winning album, Coloring Book. The tour starts in spring and will wind through North America until it concludes on October 3 at the Hollywood Bowl. You can also catch him all over the festival circuit this summer. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 5/10 – 8/16
Cheapest Tour Stop: 5/12 in Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Iconic rockers Metallica will embark on their first full-length U.S. tour in over seven years. The WorldWired tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, MD, and wraps up on August 16 in Edmonton, Alberta. In between you can catch them throughout the Eastern Seaboard, Midwest and Southwest, plus a stint in Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 5/12 – 7/1
Cheapest Tour Stop: 6/7 in Pittsburg, PA @ Heinz Field
In celebration of The Joshua Tree‘s 30th anniversary, U2 has announced a lengthy summer tour, running from May to August. The first leg of shows (which kicks off in Vancouver, Canada) takes place throughout North America, before the band heads to Europe for the bulk of July. Most notably, they’ll be on tap as headliners for this year’s Bonnaroo. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 5/12 – 6/15
Cheapest Tour Stop: 5/15 in Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
French rockers Phoenix are hitting the road for the first time in three years. After previously announced appearances at Shaky Knees, Governors Ball and Field Trip festivals, catch them from May 12 to September 30, kicking off with a show at the Fillmore in Miami. Whitney, The Lemon Twigs and Miike Snow will act as support for varying dates. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 5/15 – 12/5
Cheapest Tour Stop: 5/16 in Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House After a six-year break from recording, the Fleet Foxes are back with a new album and corresponding tour. Crack-Up is due out on June 16, but the band will tour the new material stateside starting in May. After a batch of European shows, catch them throughout North America from July 27 in Portland, ME, to October 3 in Chicago, IL. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 5/24 – 6/24
Cheapest Tour Stop: 6/18 in Nampa, ID @ Idaho Center
In addition to headlining slots at Governors Ball and Boston Calling, rockers Tool will head out on a summer tour performing in some cities for the first time in over a decade. It begins on May 24 in Fairfax, VA, at the Eaglebank Arena, and wraps up with a day-long festival in San Bernadino, CA, that also includes Primus, Melvins and the Crystal Method. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dead & Company
Dates: 5/27 – 7/1
Cheapest Tour Stop: 5/31 in Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
The latest incarnation from the Grateful Dead (minus Phil Lesh and plus John Mayer) have announced another summer tour. It kicks off in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand, followed by stops throughout the West, Midwest, South and East Coast. It culminates in a performance at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 1. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 6/1 – 8/20
Cheapest Tour Stop: 8/20 in Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
In support of his latest album of the same name, J. Cole has just dropped dates for a massive world tour. The “4 Your Eyez Only” tour will kick off on June 1 in Columbia, SC, at the Music Farm, followed by stops throughout the South, West and East coasts, as well as dates in the Midwest and Canada. Basically everywhere. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Florida Georgia Line
Dates: 6/2 – 10/21
Cheapest Tour Stop: 4/20 in Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
After spending the first part of 2017 traveling for the “Dig Your Roots” tour, country duo Florida Georgia Line will then embark on the “Smooth” tour. Kicking off on June 2 at Austin’s 360 Amphitheater, catch them from New York to North Carolina, Chicago to San Diego. They’ll be joined by recent collaborators Backstreet Boys, plus Nelly and Chris Lane, for the three stadium stops on the itinerary. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull
Dates: 6/3 – 7/6
Cheapest Tour Stop: 6/23 in Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull are reuniting for another co-headlining summer tour. Joined by the Latino boy band CNCO, catch the crew starting on June 3 at the Chicago Allstate Arena until July 6 at Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In between they’ll make stops in Denver, Dallas, Miami, New York City and more. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
My Morning Jacket
Dates: 6/22 – 8/12
Cheapest Tour Stop: 7/9 in Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
This Jim James-fronted band will perform throughout the East Coast and parts of the Midwest, including a headlining slot at this year’s Electric Forest. The tour kicks off on June 22 in Cincinnati, OH, at the PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center and wraps up on August 12 in North Adams, MA. The Record Company, Margo Price, Gary Clark Jr. and Jaw Gems will be on tap as support for varying dates. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 6/29 – 10/7
Cheapest Tour Stop: 10/4 in Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
In support of his third studio album, Divide, Ed Sheeran is performing around North America for a massive tour of the same name. The fun begins with a June 29 show in Kansas City, MO, and wraps up with a two-night run at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on October 6 and 7. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 7/8 – 10/13
Cheapest Tour Stop: 7/13 in Philadelphia, PA @ Penn’s Landing
After a seven-year wait, the Gorillaz are back with a new album and full-length tour. In addition to their own Demon Dayz Festival on June 10, you can catch them throughout North America from July 8 to October 13, performing in outdoor venues and festivals around the country. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 7/14 – 9/3
Cheapest Tour Stop: 7/25 in NYC @ Madison Square Garden
Jam band Phish is posting up at New York City’s Madison Square Garden for 13 of their 21 shows this summer, in what is being called the Baker’s Dozen tour. In addition to the Manhattan residency, the foursome will also perform in parts of the Midwest (including Chicago) and their usual Dick’s run. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 7/15 – 11/11
Cheapest Tour Stop: 7/30 in Edmonton, CA @ Rogers Arena
This “Uptown Funk” singer is in the throes of the “24K Magic Tour,” which will has him performing worldwide from March 28 to November 11. The North American leg kicks off on July 15 in Las Vegas, NV, and includes multiple stops in the NYC area. The end of the run is marked with a four-night stand at The Forum in Los Angeles. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Guns N’ Roses
Dates: 7/27 – 9/8
Cheapest Tour Stop: 8/2 in Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field
Shockingly enough, it seems Guns N’ Roses are still happily reunited as the group has announced yet another round of tour dates. Catch them this summer from July 27 to September 8, plus a headlining slot at this year’s Rock in Rio held annually in Brazil. The North American leg kicks off with a show at The Dome in St. Louis, MO. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 7/29 – 9/6
Cheapest Tour Stop: 8/18 in Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium
Catch Justin Bieber on his seemingly never-ending tour behind latest album Purpose. The megastar will perform in stadiums across North America starting on July 29 in Arlington, TX, and wrapping up on September 6 in Toronto, CA. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 8/1 – 12/18
Cheapest Tour Stop: 9/6 in Toronto, CA @ Air Canada Centre
In support of her latest album, Joanne, Mother Monster Gaga will hit the road for a lengthy tour. The shows will take place in the second half of 2017, kicking off on August 1 in Vancouver, BC, at Rogers Arena and wrapping up on December 14 in Salt Lake City, UT. In between you can catch her in Los Angeles, New York City, Montreal and more. Click here for tickets & tour dates.
Dates: 8/1 – 10/8
Cheapest Tour Stop: 8/1 in East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Despite retirement rumors, Coldplay continually adds dates to their “A Head Full of Dreams” tour, which now runs all the way through October 8. The North American leg will begin on August 1 with a show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, followed by stops in the Midwest, Canada and West Coast. Click here for tickets & tour dates.