2024’s Most Anticipated World Tours

2024 will apparently be another year filled with unforgettable performances from some of the industry’s biggest names. The new year promises even more concerts, tours, festivals, and events for music fans everywhere, regardless of genre.

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour

Taylor Swift performs during her Eras Tour at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California, August 7, 2023. (Photo by Michael Tran / AFP) 

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour, her sixth headlining tour, promises to take fans on a trip through all of her musical eras, including Fearless, Lover, Evermore, 1989, Speak Now, Reputation, and many more albums that Swifties, her fanbase name, absolutely adore.

After touring North and Latin America in 2023, she plans to continue across Asia, Europe, and Australia in 2024 before returning to the United States for the tour’s second leg in October.

The tour, which includes 152 events across five continents, began on March 17, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona, and will conclude on December 8, 2024, in Vancouver, Canada. With a global cultural effect, the Eras Tour became the first to generate more than $1 billion in revenue, making it the highest-grossing tour of all time.

Drake’s It’s All A Blur Tour – Big As the What? Tour

Drake performs on stage at Fox Theatre on July 22, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Paras Griffin / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Drake is on the road again, but this time with J. Cole. The new tour will feature his eighth studio album, For All the Dogs. It follows his and 21 Savage’s co-headlining It’s All a Blue Tour in 2023, which will promote their collaboration album, Her Loss, with 56 gigs across North America.

The tour began on July 5, 2023, in Chicago and will conclude on April 5, 2024, in Newark, New Jersey, with 72 shows across the United States and Canada. This is Drake’s first North American tour in five years.

On November 13, 2023, Drake announced a second American leg of the tour, co-headlined by J. Cole and named It’s All a Blur Tour – Big as the What?. Lil Durk was then revealed as the second leg’s opening act, with the rest of the tour beginning on February 7.

Hozier’s Unreal Unearth Tour 

In 2024, Hozier will extend his Unreal Unearth Tour with more stops in North and Latin America. Due to high demand in the United States and Canada, Hozier has added 14 extra concerts to his most extended headlining engagement in North America, The Unreal Unearth Tour, kicking off an incredibly important touring year for the award-winning, RIAA-Diamond certified singer/songwriter.

Hozier’s Unreal Unearth Tour, including special guest Allison Russell, will stop by Pine Knob Music Theatre on Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m. The Pine Knob Music Theatre is sponsored by Proud Partners United Wholesale Mortgage, Trinity Health, and Ally.

Metallica’s M72 World Tour 

Kirk Hammett of Metallica performs at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Metallica’s latest tour in support of the band’s eleventh studio album, 72 Seasons, will continue into the new year, with stops in Europe and North America. Throughout the tour, the heavy metal band will perform two nights in each location, with two entirely different setlists and opening acts for each No Repeat Weekend.

The tour was announced on November 28, 2022, after the release of the album’s first song, “Lux Æterna”. The tour began on April 27, 2023, in Amsterdam and will conclude on September 29, 2024, in Mexico City. Along with an improved stage design that moves the “Snake Pit” to the center stage, the tour will include two or more performances in each location.

Coldplay’s Music of the Spheres World Tour

British singer Chris Martin of British band Coldplay performs on the main stage during Rock in Rio music festival. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP)

In support of the band’s ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, British Rock band Coldplay continues their travels across the globe with 165 shows performed in total by the end of the tour, with stops in Asia, Europe and New Zealand in 2024.

The Music of the Spheres World Tourwas announced on October 14, 2021, and would support their ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, marking their comeback to live concerts following the COVID-19 pandemic.

The band did not tour in support of their previous album, Everyday Life (2019), since they intended to begin an environmentally friendly travel approach.

With a global cultural impact, the Music of the Spheres World Tour surpassed $810.9 million in revenue from 7.66 million tickets across 132 dates, making it the third-highest-grossing and second-most attended tour of all time.

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