Top Winter Tours of 2015/2016
Who says winter needs to suck? With all of these awesome upcoming tours, a little live music will be an easy way to beat the blues. And if you play your cards right, maybe Santa will even bring you some tickets! In alphabetical order, here is who we’re most excited to see…
Black Sabbath ‘The End’ Tour
Despite canceling what was supposed to be their “final performance ever” at this year’s Ozzfest Japan, Black Sabbath is taking one last stab at the road. The heavy metal icons have announced ‘The End’ tour, which they have continually added dates to, and now stretches all the way to September 2016. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Blake Shelton Tour
The newly single Blake Shelton is hitting the road and coming to a city near you. In support of his new album, Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits, Shelton has announced a batch of concerts slated for early next year, spanning February 18 to March 19. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Dead & Company Tour
Dead & Company have been killin’ it on their fall/winter tour, and if you haven’t seen them yet it’s not too late. They’re in the midst of their November portion of shows, and will soon be performing an epic New Year’s Eve blowout with two nights in SF leading up to two nights in LA. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Dr. Dog Tour
Psych-rockers Dr. Dog have just revealed their plans for a lengthy jaunt across North America. It begins on January 29 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, followed by shows throughout the West Coast and Southwest. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Fall Out Boy ‘Wintour’ Tour
After a lucrative summer run, Fall Out Boy is back with another string of tour dates. Dubbed “Wintour,” the pop-rockers will hit the road at the tail end of winter, traversing parts of the Northeast, South, West and Midwest. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball Tour
IHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball tour is back for another season of musical delights, this year starring The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and more. The 10-city tour stars on December 1 and ends on December 19. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
JoJo ‘I Am JoJo’ Tour
JoJo is back in the limelight, after first dropping three new singles and then announcing a winter tour. The 24-year-old singer will travel throughout November and December, hitting up all major cities across the United States plus a stop in Canada. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Tour
In support of an upcoming new album, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are heading out on tour. The duo will hit the road for a winter trek kicking off on January 9 and wrapping up on February 5. The dates will see them predominately in the Southwest and Northwest, plus a few Midwestern dates sprinkled in. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Madonna ‘Rebel Heart’ Tour
The second leg of Madonna’s Rebel Heart tour kicks off at the start of next year, with a January 6 performance at the Sports Palace in Mexico City. She’ll spend the month performing in the Southwest and Southeast, culminating in a two-night run at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan on January 27 & 28. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Miley Cyrus & The Flaming Lips Tour
Besties Miley Cyrus and Wayne Coyne are teaming up for a tour, which kicks off next week in Chicago. Miley will be performing songs from her new concept album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz; Coyne will be there with his band The Flaming Lips. You can also see Dan Deacon as opener on select dates. Click here to view tour dates & tickets .
Muse ‘Drones’ North American Tour
After previously announcing a short string of North American shows, Muse has just released dates for a full-length tour. It begins on December 1 in Houston, and ends on February 1 in D.C. They’ll be joined by Phantogram and X for varying dates. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Prince ‘Piano & A Microphone’ Tour
Never one to let his talent grow stale, Prince is stepping out of his comfort zone with his just-announced “Piano & A Microphone” tour. He’ll be performing in 10 cities around the world with just himself, a piano and, well, a microphone. Details are still TBA. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
The Weeknd ‘The Madness’ Tour
The Weeknd has just kicked off a North American tour in support of his album, Beauty Behind the Madness, which came out in August. The shows kicked off last week in Toronto, and is headed to the Northeast for the next few days. It currently wraps up on December 19 in Miami. Click here to view tour dates & tickets info.
Tool Winter Tour (w/ Primus)
After years of wanting and waiting, Tool has finally announced a tour. Joining them are Primus (!!!) and 3Teeth. For those eager to see the band, hopefully they live in the South, Southwest or are ready to travel: the January run of shows do not include any East Coast, Northwest or Midwest dates. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.
Wilco ‘Star Wars’ Tour
Earlier this year Wilco dropped a surprise new album, Star Wars, and soon enough you’ll be able to hear said songs live. Starting on January 25, catch the band (along with varying support from Bill Frisell, William Tyler, Girlpool and Steve Gunn) in and around the Northeast until February 13. Click here to view tour dates & tickets.