Concert Tours and Performances: A Look at the Hottest Shows This Year
As we approach the midpoint of 2021, music lovers have plenty to be excited about. While many concerts were postponed or canceled due to the pandemic, artists are now gearing up for tours and performances that promise to bring back the excitement of live music.
From pop stars and rock legends to country crooners and hip-hop icons, there’s something for everyone in this year’s lineup. Here’s a closer look at some of the hottest shows you won’t want to miss:
The Weeknd – After taking home numerous awards last year, including two Grammys, The Weeknd is hitting the road with his “After Hours” tour. With hits like “Blinding Lights” and “Save Your Tears,” fans can expect an electrifying show from one of today’s biggest stars.
Justin Bieber – He may have started out as a teen heartthrob, but Justin Bieber has proven himself as a serious musician over the years. His latest album, “Justice,” features collaborations with some of today’s top artists like Chance The Rapper and Khalid. Fans can catch him on his “Justice World Tour,” which kicks off in February 2022.
Billie Eilish – At just 19 years old, Billie Eilish has already made a name for herself as one of music’s most innovative artists. Her second album, “Happier Than Ever,” drops in July 2021 ahead of her upcoming tour starting in February 2022.
Kiss – Rock legends Kiss are saying goodbye with their final tour ever – aptly named “End Of The Road.” After more than four decades on stage together, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will be joined by original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss for one last hurrah.
Garth Brooks – Country superstar Garth Brooks is bringing his high-energy show to stadiums across the country on his “Dive Bar Tour.” Fans can expect all the classics like “Friends In Low Places” and “The Dance,” as well as new tracks from his latest album, “Fun.”
Harry Styles – Former One Direction member Harry Styles has made a name for himself as a solo artist with hits like “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You.” He’ll be embarking on a world tour starting in September 2021 to promote his latest album, “Fine Line.”
Elton John – Sir Elton John is taking his farewell tour, appropriately named “Farewell Yellow Brick Road,” around the world. With more than 50 years of music under his belt, fans can expect to hear all their favorites like “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer.”
Bruno Mars – Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is known for bringing back the sounds of classic R&B with hits like “24K Magic” and “Uptown Funk”. Fans will get a chance to see him live again when he kicks off his Las Vegas residency at Park MGM’s Park Theater in July.
These are just some of the many talented performers hitting stages around the world this year. Whether you’re into pop, rock, country or hip-hop, there’s something for everyone.
Of course, it’s important to keep in mind that COVID-19 is still a concern. Many venues are implementing safety measures such as requiring proof of vaccination or negative test results before entry. It’s important to check with each venue for their specific guidelines before purchasing tickets.
In addition to traditional concerts, many artists have been getting creative with virtual performances during the pandemic. From livestreams and drive-in shows to socially distanced performances, there are plenty of options available even if you’re not yet comfortable attending an indoor concert.
Overall, it’s an exciting time for music lovers as we start seeing more opportunities to experience live performances. So, grab your tickets and get ready to enjoy some of the hottest shows of the year!