Who says you can’t beat the winter blues? The perfect cure comes in the form of a can’t-miss concert experience, and plenty of major musical artists are gearing up for tours that promise to please anyone. Check out our recommended concert tours of winter 2018.
Katy Perry – Witness: The Tour
Katy Perry’s latest arena tour is nearing the end its North American leg, so fans should act fast to see Perry during the final shows. The outspoken pop star takes a quick break for the holidays before resuming shows January 5 in New Orleans. Perry will be joined by Carly Rae Jepson for twelve final gigs before wrapping up performances February 6 in Vancouver. Witness: The Tour kicked off in September two weeks after originally scheduled due to a production delay. However, the minor glitch proved to be worth the wait—the tour has been widely praised for it’s stunning visual effects. Tickets available here.
Lana Del Rey – LA to the Moon Tour
Lana Del Rey gifted fans with her Grammy nominated album Lust for Life in 2017, and she’s ringing in 2018 with a major North American tour in support of the LP. Her LA to the Moon Tour gets underway January 5 in Minneapolis and will hit an additional 23 cities through February 28. Joining the tour is Jhené Aiko and Kali Uchis. Get tickets for the LA to the Moon Tour here.
Shakira – El Dorado World Tour
Shakira’s El Dorado World Tour hit a slight bump when she was forced to postpone the entirety of her European leg after suffering a vocal hemorrhage. The Latin sensation assured fans that she would make it up to them after taking the proper time to recover her damaged vocal cords. While the injury kept her from performing throughout the fall, she is still slated to begin the tour’s North American leg as scheduled. You can catch Shakira in arenas across the U.S. and Canada when the El Dorado tour kicks off January 9 in Orlando and stretches to February 10. Tickets available here.
Miranda Lambert – Livin’ Like Hippies Tour
Good news for Miranda Lambert fans who missed her Highway Vagabond Tour last year: the Grammy winner is back on the road for another trek! The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour marks Lambert’s latest headlining tour in support of her seventh album The Weight of These Wings. She will be joined by Jon Pardi and more special guests on the road when the 23-date tour kicks off on January 18. Tickets are available here.
Brad Paisley – Weekend Warrior World Tour
Brad Paisley’s Weekend Warrior World Tour already hit over three dozen cities this past summer, but the country star has promised more shows are on the way. An additional 25 tour dates have been added beginning January 25, when Paisley kicks off the tour’s second leg in Los Angeles. Joining him are special guests Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell. The cross-country trip wraps up April 28, though Paisley is also scheduled to make a number of festival appearances throughout the spring. Find tickets for all of his upcoming gigs here.
Little Big Town – The Breakers Tour
Little Big Town kept their 2017 performances limited to Nashville-area fans through their residency at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Starting this winter, however, they’re expanding their audience and heading to nearly two dozen cities on their Breakers Tour. The Grammy-winning quartet is bringing Kacey Musgraves and Midland along for the ride, which kicks off February 8 and extends through May. Don’t miss your chance to hear their signature harmonies on hits like “Girl Crush,” “Better Man” and “When Someone Stops Loving You.” Tickets available here.
Miguel – War & Leisure Tour
R&B sensation Miguel is hitting the road on his War & Leisure Tour, which consists of 34 shows across the U.S. and Canada. The tour begins February 22 in Portland and runs through mid-April, making stops in Tampa, Vancouver, New York, Chicago and more cities along the way. Miguel dropped his fourth album War & Leisure earlier this month, which topped the U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop chart and featured collaborations with notable stars Travis Scott, Rick Ross, and J. Cole. Find tickets for the War & Leisure Tour here.
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled – Demi X Khaled Tour
Why settle for seeing one music superstar in concert when you could see (as DJ Khaled would say) ANOTHER ONE? Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled granted fans’ wishes for just that when they announced their co-headlining tour aptly titled Demi X Khaled. The “Sorry Not Sorry” songstress and “I’m the One” producer have plenty of hits to bring to the stage on their 20-date North American trek, which begins February 26 in San Diego and runs through the entirety of March. Grab your tickets for this must-see tour here.
P!nk – Beautiful Trauma Tour
Beautiful Trauma became P!nk’s second no. 1-selling album, and the singer’s subsequent tour in support of the LP is expected to be her biggest yet. The trek gets underway March 1 in Phoenix and runs through June 1 after a total of 48 shows across the U.S. and Canada. Fans can expect a dazzling display of artistry from the singer, who never fails to stun crowds with her gravity-defying acrobatic performances and high energy hits that not only start a party but keep it going. Tickets are going fast but can be found here.