If you’re a fan of high profile stadium tours, lucky for you, there is no shortage of bands and acts to check out throughout this year! Whether you’re looking for something nostalgic or you want to see up and coming acts, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.
For your convenience, we’ve put together a guide to the best upcoming concert tours in 2019!
Ariana Grande’s world tour is one of the “can’t miss” tours of 2019. The hype surrounding her latest album Thank U, Next turned out to be well deserved. The album was received positively by both her fans and critics alike.
Not only is Ariana touring on the back of some great material, but she’s also a talented performer. She knows how to put on a show, so not only are you in for a treat for her amazing voice, but for her dazzling performance as well.
The Backstreet Boys were one of the biggest acts of the ’90s and now, Backstreet’s back! After completing a residency in Las Vegas, the band is set to embark on an epic world tour.
If you weren’t lucky enough to see them back in their heyday, now is your chance. The boys are back together and you can bet they’re still putting on jaw-dropping shows that’ll have you screaming from your seat.
There’s no doubt that guitar-based rock music has seen better days. These days, many artists are leaning more towards a more electronic style of production, utilizing synths and drum machines.
The 1975, on the other hand, is still holding down the fort for rock music. Catch their world tour and see why they’ve been described as one of the most important rock bands in recent years.
Greta Van Fleet
Here’s another band that’s keeping the rock sound alive. The band plays rock music heavily inspired by Led Zeppelin; in fact, critics have suggested the band is a Led Zeppelin rip off!
Whatever you think, there’s no denying that this young band has talent. Catch their world tour and form your own opinion. Who knows—you may have stumbled onto your new favorite band!
Sir Paul McCartney was a founding member of the Beatles, the band that practically invented pop music as we know it. In fact, his music has probably influenced almost every other artist on this list.
This year, Paul McCartney is touring to promote his 17th solo album. You might not be able to see the Beatles anymore, but this is the next best thing.
While Paul shows no signs of slowing down, he isn’t going to be around forever. Don’t miss out on seeing one of the pop music originators live in concert.
Their sound might have mellowed out somewhat over the years, but Metallica is still very much a metal band. This is a band that’s been touring for so long, their live show is a well-oiled machine.
Their 2019 world tour will see them being supported by Ghost, a band that’s made waves among heavy metal fans with their melodic twist on the genre.
Here’s another artist who’s been in the game for a long time. Mariah Carey is touring this year in support of her 15th album.
Mariah will almost certainly go down in history as one of the greatest vocalists of all time; catch her world tour and see her in action for yourself.
Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons is the epitome of the singalong indie band. They sound great on the radio, but their music really comes to life when you’re among thousands of other fans singing along.
With their new album, the band has taken things back to their roots. Instead of a more rock-oriented sound, the banjos are back!
Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator is an artist who’s really comfortable on stage and that clearly shines through in his performances. Tyler is an artist who’s known for his creativity. He isn’t into music; he also does work in fashion and animation.
Elton John is one of those artists who’s undoubtedly going to go down in history as one of the greats. This world tour is set to be his last, so it might be your last chance to see this talented songwriter live.
His world tour features around 300 shows, so you should have no trouble finding a city he’s playing at near you.
Queen with Adam Lambert
On the back of the hype for the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, the remaining members of Queen are embarking on a tour. Of course, you won’t be seeing Freddie Mercury, but Adam Lambert really does the late frontman justice.
Guitarist Brian May suggests this tour will feature some of their most ambitious production ever.
“Weird Al” Yankovic
Weird Al is well known for his parodies of chart-topping artists. He’s famously parodied some of the biggest names in the music industry such as Michael Jackson and Nirvana.
Weird Al is such a household name at this point that many artists are thrilled to be parodied by him. Despite the comedic nature of his music, Weird Al is actually an incredibly talented musician and performer. The “Strings Attached” tour features not only Al himself but also a full symphony orchestra.
Meek Mill’s 2019 tour is noteworthy due to it being his first performance since getting out of prison. He has just served a sentence for violating the terms of parole.
He’s touring on the back of his “Championships” album, which was well reviewed by both critics and his fans.
Great Tours in 2019
These are just a few of the tours in 2019 that might be stopping off in a location near you. Any single one of these concerts is sure to be a night to remember. Make sure you secure your tickets early to make sure you get the best seats and the best deals.
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