From pop princesses to pop deviants, to indie rock artists, and living music icons, there is a lot going on this Summer on the live music front. Looking for which of your favorite artists will be on the road this Summer? Here are this season’s greatest, the Best Concert Tours of Summer, 2019.
Dates: June 12 – November 25
The “Sweetener” World Tour has only just begun. Pop princess Ariana Grande will bring her outstanding voice and delectable style to venues nationwide this Summer to promote last year’s releases—arguably the biggest of her career. Who were we before Sweetener and thank you, next? Since 2018, the pop mainstream has never been the same.
Dates: July 26 – October 11
Kevin Parker and his sensational outfit didn’t drop a full album before announcing their limited 2019 Summer tour. But, they did drop two incredible singles: “Patience” and “Borderline”, both of which have been mesmerizing to see live. Tame Impala are now on the road, providing sensational sets. These slow-burning raves have proven that Tame Impala are not only must-see performers, but that their music is large enough to fill arenas.
Dates: June 11 – October 9
Though Vampire Weekend has been heralded since their 2008 self-titled debut, fans are saying that the “Father of the Bride” Tour finds the group in even better form. Being their first tour without founding member Rostam Batmanglij, fans were concerned about the Vampire Weekend brand. And even though Vampire Weekend certainly sounds and looks different without Rostam’s presence, we think they could be better for it. Here’s to a new decade, of redefinition, of growth, with Vampire Weekend.
Dates: August 3 – September 20
NYC-based indie electronic duo Phantogram will embark on a headlining tour this Summer. The duo—consisting of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel—are also set to appear at a number of Summer music festivals, including “Life Is Beautiful” in Vegas. Though they’ve only released one single since 2016’s Three, we think Phantogram will likely drop more music ahead of their headlining tour.
Dates: June 13 – February 2
Who knew, that after a nine year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers would be embarking on their largest tour to date? They’ve already extended the “Happiness Begins” Tour by five more shows due to overwhelming demand. Touring in support of this year’s Happiness Begins, their highly anticipated fifth studio album, the Jonas Brothers are slated to have an insane year and comeback.
Dates: June 19 – October 28
If you’ve been considering buying tickets to join Lizzo on her “Cuz I Love You” Tour, trust us, and get them now. From one fan to another, Lizzo tickets are only climbing in price as the world wakes up to her undeniable talent. The flute-flexing R&B singer is having the time of her life on tour. Will you be there to witness the popping flute? The delicious outfits? The legendary twerk contests?
Dates: June 11 – October 11
How big can one artist become in a single year, with a single album? Touring in promotion of this year’s debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, Billie Eilish is quickly accelerating to become one of the most influential artists of the decade. Eilish is so big right now, several of her scheduled tour dates had to be moved to bigger venues. Eilish is so big right now, she can’t even believe it. Witness the making of a star this Summer, on the “When We All Fall Asleep” Tour.
Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Spoon
Dates: July 11 – August 30
Alternative rockers Beck, Cage the Elephant, and Spoon have decided to unite this Summer for “The Night Running” Tour. Officially a co-headlining tour, fans can expect a long, massive concert filled with each of these artist’s best and newest hits—including the track which granted a name for the tour, the Cage the Elephant and Beck single “Night Running“.
Dates: July 9 – September 20
Though sisters Nancy and Ann Wilson are inextricably linked, fans were dying to see them reunite on stage. Now, to much excitement, Heart will embark on the “Love Alive” Tour this Summer. But what is perhaps even more exciting is who will be joining the Wilson sisters on this massive Summer tour: Sheryl Crow. Brandi Carlile. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Plus, special guests Elle King and Lucie Silvas.
Hootie & the Blowfish
Dates: June 13 – September 13
Was Hootie & the Blowfish one of America’s greatest rock bands? At the time, Hootie faced a lot of indifference, and even slights from their contemporaries who categorized Hootie’s songs away with numbing pop music. But now, on the 25th Anniversary of Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish are making the rounds to celebrate what has been largely embraced as one of the seminal rock albums. Hootie & the Blowfish will be supported by their 90’s rock peers, the Goo Goo Dolls.
Dates: June 12 – July 27
Fashion. Music. Diva. The multi-talented Jennifer Lopez has officially kicked off her “It’s My Party” tour, and the revealed looks show just how much of a style impactor she continues to be. “This is such a special show for Jennifer, so the looks have to be perfect,” longtime celebrity stylist Rob Zangardi told The Hollywood Reporter. The “It’s My Party” Tour will span more than 30 dates across multiple continents. This will be Jennifer Lopez’s first world tour in seven years.
Dates: July 19 – September 17
For those of you who thought John Mayer was only touring with the surviving Grateful Dead members, we are elated to provide clarity: John Mayer will embark on a solo tour this Summer. Fans can expect the gamut: solo acoustic, John Mayer Trio, and extended electric guitar appreciation, as one of the world’s leading guitarists performs for his adoring audiences yet again.
Dates: June 12 – September 6
Last year, Shawn Mendes snuck in a self-titled album. Now, it’s time for “Shawn Mendes: The Tour”, a headlining road journey that will bring his latest album on the road. The crowd-pleasing Canadian pop star draws unbelievable crowds, so don’t sleep on getting those tickets, as Mendes is perfectly capable of selling out an arena.
Dates: June 13 – October 11
Oh, what a life! The “Oh What A World” Tour continues and Kacey Musgraves ascends even further into the stars. It’s been a wild time for the small-town Texas girl, who just last year snagged the Grammy for Album of the Year. Now, Musgraves will remain busy through the end of the Summer as she celebrates the success of Golden Hour, with opening support from Soccer Mommy and Natalie Prass.
Queen & Adam Lambert
Dates: July 10 – August 23
Beginning July 10th at Rogers Arena, Queen & Adam Lambert embark on a massive tour for the Summer. Largely bolstered by the success of last year’s Bohemian Rhapsody—a feature length biopic about Freddie Mercury and the success of Queen—the united rock front will have plenty of juice to sell-out the stadiums in which they’re scheduled to perform.
Dates: September 12 – December 19
“Madame X” will be the eleventh concert tour from one of the world’s most beloved pop icons: Madonna. The “Like A Virgin” singer will be touring in promotion of her fourteenth studio album, Madame X, due out sometime this year. Madonna, like the queen she is, will largely be performing in intimate theaters across the country.