Many stadium tours, live shows, and music festivals were postponed, canceled, or delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, 2022 serves as the biggest reunion for musicians and their fans. The world’s biggest superstars can finally play live music for their fans, celebrate their music, and exhibit their incredible skills before a large audience. You can now meet new people much like yourself while singing and dancing to your favorite artists who will be performing right before your eyes instead of just watching them perform on a small screen. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most exciting artists touring in 2022!
Billie Eilish – Happier Than Ever, The World Tour
Billie Eilish, whose 2015 single ‘Ocean Eyes’ got public attention, is now a global superstar. She is now a seven-time Grammy-winning artist only at the age of 20. Her ongoing tour called ‘Happier Than Ever, The World Tour’ is in support of her second studio album ‘Happier Than Ever’. This is Eilish’s sixth concert tour. It commenced in New Orleans, United States. The ‘No Time To Die’ singer’s next stop will be in Manila, the Philippines on August 13. ‘Happier Than Ever, The World Tour’ concludes on September 30, 2022, in Perth, Australia.
Bad Bunny – World’s Hottest Tour
Bad Bunny’s ‘World’s Hottest Tour’ kicked off in San Juan, Puerto Rico on July 28, 2022, and will wrap up in Mexico City on December 10, 2022. DJs Alesso and Diplo are opening acts on select dates on this tour that includes over 40 concerts. This is the first stadium tour for the Puerto Rican rapper and singer whose fourth studio album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ spent a sixth week atop the Billboard 200 chart becoming only the third album to do since January 2021. Bad Bunny’s tour is in support of his album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’. The star, who is also the winner of two Grammy awards, will next exhibit his skills at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, the United States on August 5, 2022.
Dua Lipa – Future Nostalgia Tour
Postponed several times, Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia Tour’, which is in support of her critically acclaimed second studio album ‘Future Nostalgia’, finally began on February 9, 2022, in Miami. Lipa found success in the music business with her second single ‘Be The One’ in 2015 and Sean Paul’s single ‘No Lie’ in November 2016.
This is the ‘Levitating’ singer’s second concert tour and first arena tour and will conclude in Perth, Australia on November 16, 2022. The star has also ventured into fashion and made her runway debut at Versace’s Spring/Summer 2022 show at Milan Fashion Week. Her numerous accolades include Six Brit awards and three Grammy awards. Some big names like Tove Lo and Megan Thee Stallion are supporting acts on the tour.
Justin Bieber – Justice World Tour
The ‘Justice World Tour’ commenced on February 18, 2022, in San Diego after being postponed several times. It is the superstar’s fourth concert tour, which is in support of his fifth and sixth studio albums ‘Changes’ and ‘Justice’. Supporting acts include Jaden and Noah Cyrus. This tour is scheduled to conclude on March 25, 2023, in Krakow. ‘Justice World Tour’ will take Bieber to North America, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
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Coldplay – Music of the Spheres World Tour
Coldplay’s ‘Music of the Spheres World Tour’ is one for the books! For the band’s eighth concert tour, Coldplay says they “pledge to cut our direct emissions by 50% compared to our previous tour (2016-17), and work with our partners and suppliers to reduce their impacts and emissions wherever possible.” This tour is in support of their ninth studio album ‘Music of the Spheres’. Music of the Spheres World Tour’s first concert was held at Costa Rica’s Estadio Nacional on March 18, 2022. Coldplay will wrap up the tour on November 8, 2022, at Estadio River Plate in Buenos Aires in Argentina.
Coldplay installs solar panels, uses mains power from 100% renewable sources, and uses sustainable biofuels, which will be provided to them by their partner Neste during this tour. “In partnership with BMW, we have developed the first-ever mobile, rechargeable show battery – made from recyclable BMW i3 batteries – which will power our show with renewable energy wherever we take it,” states Coldplay. They added: “We will install kinetic floors in certain locations around the stadium so that the fans’ dancing can be converted into energy and will literally help to power the show. We will install electricity-generating pedal bikes so that fans can actively charge our show batteries.”
Supporting acts at ‘Music of the Spheres World Tour include – H.E.R., Bea Miller, Mariah The Scientist, and Camila Cabello, among others.
Learn more about Coldplay’s efforts: HERE
Lorde – Solar Power Tour
Lorde is set to perform in North America, Europe, South America, New Zealand, and Australia for her Solar Power Tour. This is the Grammy-winning singer’s third tour. The tour began in April this year in Nashville, the US, and the star is scheduled to play over 60 concerts. The Solar Power tour will conclude on March 18, 2023, in Perth, Australia. Lorde’s next show will be at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, US, on August 25, 2022.
Backstreet Boys – DNA World Tour
The Backstreet Boys’ ‘DNA World Tour’ officially began on May 11, 2019, in Lisbon, Portugal but eventually had to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After rescheduling twice, the Backstreet Boys were on the road again on April 8, 2022. DNA World Tour, the American group’s eleventh concert tour, will conclude in Auckland, New Zealand on March 11, 2023. This tour is in support of the Backstreet Boys’ tenth studio album ‘DNA’.
Lizzo – The Special Tour
The Special Tour is Lizzo’s North American concert tour. It is in support of her fourth studio album ‘Special’ with supporting acts Latto and Saucy Santana. The Special Tour is scheduled to commence at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, the US, on September 23, 2022. It will conclude at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California, US, on November 19, 2022.
Lil Nas X – Love Live Montero Tour
Rapper and singer Lil Nas X is all set to hit the road to support his debut studio album ‘Montero’. The tour called ‘Long Live Montero Tour’ is Lil Nas’ debut concert tour and will begin on September 6, 2022, in Detroit, US. Opening acts for the tour are yet to be announced. The star will play shows in North America and Europe with a final concert in Barcelona, Spain on November 17, 2022.
Harry Styles – Love on Tour
Much like many other artists, Harry Styles, too, had to postpone his tour given the pandemic. However, the star’s second concert tour ‘Love on Tour’ eventually began on September 4, 2021, in Las Vegas, US. This tour is in support of his second and third studio albums, ‘Fine Line’ (2019) and ‘Harry’s House’ (2022). It features supporting acts Jenny Lewis, Mitski, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, and Ben Harper, among others. Styles’ final stop on this tour will be Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on March 7, 2023. The singer’s next concert is in Ontario, Canada at Scotiabank Arena on August 15, 2022.
Lady Gaga – The Chromatica Ball
The Chromatica Ball is an all-stadium tour in support of Lady Gaga’s sixth studio album ‘Chromatica’. It kicked off on July 17, 2022, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Gaga’s next stop is Rogers Centre in Toronto, Candana on August 6, 2022. The Chromatica Ball will conclude on September 17, 2022, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, US.
The Weeknd – After Hours til Dawn
This tour was originally meant to support The Weeknd’s 2020 album ‘After Hours’ and was titled ‘The After Hours Tour’. But it was postponed due to concerns from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and is now titled ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ tour. Finally, the all-stadium tour in support of his fourth and fifth studio albums – ‘After Hours’ (2020) and ‘Dawn FM’ (2022), respectively, began on July 14, 2022, in Philadelphia, US.
The ‘Kiss Me More’ hitmaker Doja Cat was originally set to be the opening act in North America but she was replaced by Canadian DJ Kaytranada, Swedish singer Snoh Aalegra and American record producer Mike Dean as Doja had to withdraw because of tonsil surgery. The ‘After Hours Til Dawn’ will conclude on September 22 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
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Halsey – Love and Power Tour
Halsey’s fourth concert tour ‘Love and Power Tour’ is in support of their fourth studio album ‘If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power’. With opening acts, Beabadoobee, PinkPantheress, The Marias, Abby Roberts, Wolf Alice, Cannons, and Remi Wolf, the tour is scheduled to conclude on September 24, 2022, in Las Vegas. Halsey kicked off the tour in West Palm Beach at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in the US on May 17, 2022. The Grammy nominated artist’s next stop is Muzeum Lotnictwa Polskiego in Krakow, Poland on August 20, 2022.