Your email dings with a new notification: the concert tickets you have been saving up for are in your inbox! With summer right around the corner, there are so many things about which to get excited, one of them being summer concerts. Here are the top five summer tours you won’t want to miss.
Taylor Swift: Reputation Stadium Tour
Swift’s fifth concert tour, which will support her latest Reputation album, is set to begin May 8 in Phoenix, Arizona. The “Delicate” singer has slowly unraveled details about her upcoming tour, having announced her openers, Charlie XCX and Camila Cabello, in March. Playing off her lucky number 13, Swift decided to give fans a new fun fact about the show each day starting 13 days before the start of the highly anticipated tour. Her first inside scoop was that 10 old songs are included in the set and will be played alongside “Rep” era songs. Fans have a lot to look forward to and will see an unprecedented mix of old and new (or alive and dead?) Taylor Swift.
Charlie Puth: Voicenotes Tour
The “Attention” singer is sure to grab your attention with his headlining tour with special guest Hailee Steinfeld. Puth disclosed tour dates even before announcing the release date of his sophomore album, Voicenotes, which he recently revealed is May 11. Puth has been very open about this more personal project of his, even delaying the release date to perfect the album. He has debuted several tracks from this record, including “How Long,” and most recently, “Done for Me,” which features Kehlani. The tour kicks off July 11 in Toronto.
G-Eazy: Endless Summer Tour
G-Eazy is on a roll. Although the European leg of his Beautiful and Damned Tour begins in May, the “Him and I” rapper has already announced his next lineup of shows. The Endless Summer Tour is a continuation of the same tour which started in 2016. This time, Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign, YBN Nahmir, Murda Beatz, and P-Lo will be joining the 20-show trek. G-Eazy has fans eagerly waiting, saying his shows will feel like a traveling festival. The celebration begins July 20 in Seattle.
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic Tour
Speaking of celebrations and second editions of tours, Mars’ revival of his 24K Magic Tour is stepping off Memorial Day weekend in Napa, California. The “Finesse” singer announced the tour following the album’s success and his six-time victory at the 2018 Grammys, taking home titles such as Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Mars will be accompanied by a pregnant Cardi B, who collaborated with him on a remix of his hit “Finesse.”
Ed Sheeran: North American Tour 2018
To finish off the summer of epic concerts, Ed Sheeran will return from Europe to embark on his stadium-exclusive tour in North America. The tour, which follows his 2017 album Divide, begins August 18 in Pasadena, California. Fans can expect to dance to hits such as “Shape of You,” “Galway Girl,” and a few older tunes as well.
This summer has a line-up of concerts that boasts all kinds of artists from around the world. Be sure to check your local venues so you don’t miss out.
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