Recently Announced Tours
Did you hear?! 2017 is filled with huge upcoming tours. Pop divas, 80's rock, and headbangers all have their place in the recently announced tours. Check out our list below:
Ed Sheeran: Ed Sheeran World Tour 2017
Ed Sheeran, one of the biggest male pop stars in the industry, announced his Ed Sheeran World Tour with dates all over the world. This includes a North American leg from June until October in indoor arenas across the country. In addition, Sheeran will be touring stadiums in 2018.
This follows the release of his album ÷ on March 3rd. Hits such as "Shape of You," "Perfect," and "New Man" are off the album. Sheeran raps, beatboxes, and uses the loop pedal with his guitar skills.
OneRepublic: "Honda Civic 2017 Tour"
OneRepublic just announced their summer "Honda Civic 2017 Tour." Starting in June, the tour goes until mid-September. OneRepublic already made headlines, as they're opening for select dates of U2's upcoming "The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour." However, they're headlining their own tour, as well, during the upcoming summer months. Fitz and The Tantrums and James Arthur are opening for OneRepublic. This tour follows OneRepublic's 2016 album Oh My My. Hear hits like "Counting Stars" and "I Lived" live!
Lady Gaga: "Joanne World Tour"
After slaying the Super Bowl LI Halftime Show, Lady Gaga finally announced her "Joanne World Tour" starting in August. This follows after Joanne dropped in late 2016. The pop rock album was different than her more dance, synthesized sound of previous work. Gaga will surely bring an epic show to her fans, as all her performances are entertaining and excellent. Gaga also performed at the Grammys with Metallica, and it showed off her rocker chick side even more than her album did. Gaga has proved one major point: her ability to metamorphose and develop as an artist will continue to grow her career.
U2: "The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour"
U2 made a surprise announcement right before Christmas, and they then made it official with an upcoming tour. In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their smashing album The Joshua Tree, U2 are touring stadiums this summer starting mid-May. It is also due to the social and political message in the album that band members believe is still very important today. Thirty years later, U2 is still one of the biggest rock bands around. Their activism, success, and continued relevancy will make this tour one of the biggest of the year. Huge opening acts include OneRepublic (on their own "Honda Civic 2017 Tour," as well), The Lumineers (finishing up their "Cleopatra World Tour"), Mumford and Sons, and Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds.
Metallica and Avenged Sevenfold: "WorldWired 2017 Tour"
Metallica, despite huge mic issues, rocked out with Lady Gaga on the Grammy stage. Unfortunately, the technical issues overrode their performance, but that doesn't discount the talent that this metal band possesses. Metallica announced their "WorldWired 2017 Tour" following the Grammys with Avenged Sevenfold as their opening act. Starting in May, this tour follows the 2016 release of Hardwired... To Self Destruct. The album's reviews marked it the best new Metallica album in years, resorting back to their raw, hard rocker selves of the early days. After line up changes and struggles over the years, Metallica's continuation proves the strong bond of the band. Metallica is part of the "Big Four," four thrash metal bands that shaped the genre's evolution. This list also includes Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.