Spring is officially here and bringing with it warming weather, longer days and top-notch concerts. With so many major artists across all musical genres hitting the road this season, it’s easy to lose track of them all. Here’s our picks for the top 10 concert tours of spring 2018.
10 Must-See Concert Tours of Spring 2018
The Eagles – North American Tour
The Eagles’ newest stretch of shows are also the beginning of a new era for the band. They are traveling across North America with a reconfigured lineup featuring Vince Gill and Deacon Frey – son of late founding member Glenn Frey – and bringing special guests along for the ride. The legendary California rockers will play a mix of stadiums of arenas now through October, bringing along Zac Brown Band, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, The Doobie Brothers and Jimmy Buffett for select dates.
Taylor Swift – Reputation Stadium Tour
Are you “ready for it?” Swift slithered back into music with the release of her latest open-book album Reputation. She is trying her hand at her third stadium tour when the Reputation Tour kicks off May 8 in Glendale, Arizona. She’ll likely continue to build her reputation (pun intended) as a stellar performer on the trek, scheduled for multiple nights in a majority of cities on the itinerary. The pop princess recruited Camila Cabello and Charli XCX to serve as opening acts on the 40-date jaunt.
Kenny Chesney – Trip Around the Sun Tour
No Shoes Nation will be basking in the sun with this news. After limiting his stadium performances to one weekend last year, Kenny Chesney has amped it up for 2018. He’ll headline major NFL stadiums on his Trip Around the Sun Tour and make additional stops in various amphitheaters in addition. The cross-country trek begins April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, and Brandon Lay will be joining Chesney in support.
U2 – Experience + Innocence Tour
U2 had one of the most successful tours of all time when their Joshua Tree Tour 2017 sold out 51 stadiums worldwide and raked in over $300 million in ticket sales last year. They’re back once again for their Experience + Innocence Tour, a sequel to 2015’s Innocence + Experience Tour. A total of 27 North American shows are scheduled before they head overseas for the European leg. The fun begins May 2 in Tulsa.
Shania Twain – Now Tour
Life’s about to get good for Shania Twain. The country crossover queen has come out of hiatus and ready to take the world by storm. Twain will embark on the Now Tour, in support of her first album in 15 years, on May 3 and hit nearly 50 cities across the U.S. and her native Canada through the fall. Longtime Twain fans won’t want to miss their chance to see the songstress on tour, where they can expect to hear beloved hits from her impressive catalog.
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill – Soul2Soul World Tour
Country’s power couple embarked on their third co-headlining tour last year to great success. After performing over 70 sold out shows, the pair are back for more. Their Soul2Soul World Tour continues this spring, making stops in over two dozen cities across North America beginning May 31 in Richmond. It follows the release of their first joint album, The Rest of Our Life. The acclaimed LP spawned a romantic single of the same name.
Khalid – The Roxy Tour
“Location” singer Khalid is hitting the road on his headlining Roxy Tour through May and June. An avid animal lover, the tour is named for Khalid’s dog Roxy, who also appears on the official promotional artwork. In addition, he’ll be donating a portion of all ticket sales to local animal shelters in each city on the itinerary. Between select tour dates, he will also make appearances at music festivals like Boston Calling, Governors Ball, and Bonnaroo.
Harry Styles – Harry Styles Live On Tour
A year after making his solo debut with a surprising rock-infused self-titled album, Harry Styles returns to touring. Styles played primarily small theaters in the fall but is upgrading to major arenas this time around. His itinerary even includes a two-night stint at Madison Square Garden. Country star Kacey Musgraves is joining the One Direction heartthrob on all tour dates, making for one interesting musical pairing. The North American leg kicks off June 1 in Mexico City and heads to Dallas next for a string of U.S. shows.
Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold Tour
The Foo Fighters’ fall leg of their Concrete and Gold Tour proved to be a huge success: the band have added more dates that stretch from the spring and through this fall. They will launch the new venture April 18 in Austin and visit cities like Pittsburgh, Toronto, Denver, St. Louis and Phoenix along the way.
Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues Tour
Adam Levine and company know how to get a party started thanks to hits like “Sugar,” “What Lovers Do” and “Don’t Wanna Know.” They’ll give fans a party at every stop along their Red Pill Blues Tour, in support of their latest album of the same name. The tour begins May 30 in Tacoma and extends through October. Grammy-nominated artist Julia Michaels will serve as the supporting act.