Concert Tours In 2021 You Need To Watch Out For

Have you been itching to get out of the house and back into the world of music? Well we have some good news for you: a collection of major artists have rescheduled their concert dates and have decided to tour this year! Below you will find the top artists who are participating in 2021 concert tours, where you will be sure to find an artist that satisfies your concert cravings.

1. Justin Bieber: June 2nd – August 15th

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The ‘Justin Bieber 2021 World Tour’ kicks off on June 2nd in San Diego, CA. Kehlani and Jaden Smith were originally intended to open for Bieber, but due to the date changes they are only performing at a select few shows. With that being said, click on the link here to view tickets, but choose your tour date wisely if you are dying to see Jaden and Kehlani crush it on stage with Justin Bieber!

Total Shows: 45 | USA: 40 shows | Canada: 5 Shows

2.The Weeknd: June 12th – November 11th

The Weeknd Album Cover

In his ‘After Hours’ Tour, The Weeknd will open up his first concert on July 25th in Paris, France. With over 60 shows the artist’s concert tour in 2021 will hit both the North American and European continents, providing ample opportunity to perform in front of his international audience. With openers Sabrina Claudia, Don Toliver, and Black Atlas, his concerts will be sure to provide a wide range of musical talents that all concert attendees can jam out to. Check out The Weeknd’s ticket listings here.

Total Shows: 66 | USA: 38 Shows | Canada: 8 Shows | UK: 7 Shows | Germany: 4 Shows France: 3 Shows | Sweden: 1 Show | Denmark: 1 Show | Norway: 1 Show | Belgium: 1 Show | Netherlands: 1 Show | Czech Republic: 1 Show

3.Lady Gaga: July 25th – August 27th

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For all of the Gaga fans out there who have been absolutely dying to sing along to “Rain On Me” in a live setting, make sure to grab tickets quickly! Gaga’s ‘The Chromatica Ball’ tour begins July 25th and features only 6 shows, making her ticket numbers extremely limited. Check out the ticket prices for these six shows here!

Total Shows: 6 | USA: 4 Shows | France: 2 Shows

4. Harry Styles: August 14th – October 31st

Harry Styles Singing at Concert

After his smash hit “Watermelon Sugar,” which provided the world with an upbeat 2020 summer anthem, Styles is kicking off his concert tour on August 24th in Washington, CA. The shows will feature Jenny Lewis, who will open in all 41 of Harry Styles’s concerts. You can find tickets to his shows by clicking on this link here.

Total Shows: 41 | USA: 40 Shows | Canada: 1 Show

5. Snoop Dogg: June 11th – September 11th

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2020 was a year of many surprises, with one of the surprises involving Snoop Dogg, a new song, and a Spanish music style. Snoop co-released the song, “Qué Maldición,” that is a mixture of West Coast Hip Hop and Banda, surprising everyone with his new choice in genre. He will be showcasing his wide range of musical talent in a concert tour in 2021, beginning with an April 21st performance in Atlanta, GA. View all of Snoop Dogg’s performances and their tickets listings by clicking on this link here!

Total Shows: 9 | USA: 5 Shows | UK: 4 Shows

6. Maroon 5: March 9th – July 21st

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Known for their major throwback hits such as “Sugar” and “Sunday Morning,” Maroon 5 kicks off its tour on March 9th in Bogota, Colombia. Their latest song, “Nobody’s Love,” debuted in October of 2020, so be sure to check it out before buying the tickets to their concert!

Total Shows: 43 | USA: 39 Shows | Canada: 2 | Colombia: 1 Show | Caba: 1 Show 

7. Pitbull: March 27th – June 25th

Pitbull Performing Onstage

That’s right everyone! Mr. Worldwide is rejoining other artists in the concert tours of 2021, debuting his set of performances in Indio, CA on March 20th. With throwbacks like “Give me Everything” and “Time of Our Lives,” who wouldn’t want a live chance to party with Pitbull? If you’re interested in seeing him live, check out his ticket listings here.

Total Shows: 11 | USA: 11 Shows

8. Michael Bublé: July 9th – November 10th

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If you are looking for a more mellow concert to ease you back into the concert scene, Bublé’s music is the perfect fit for you. His 2021 tour will kick off in Exeter, UK on July 9th, and will also make appearances in many other countries across North and South America. View all of Buble’s shows and ticket prices here.

Total Shows: 46 | USA: 24 Shows | UK: 12 Shows | Mexico: 4 Shows | Brazil: 4 Shows | Argentina: 1 Show | Chile: 1 Show

9. Green Day: March 13th – August 25th 

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Green Day very recently released its latest album, “No Fun Mondays,” in November of 2020. Their tour is in honor of this album and is truly international, hitting three continents in just six months.  You can view all of the tour dates and ticket prices by clicking on this link here.

Total Shows: 48 | USA: 20 Shows | UK: 3 Shows | Germany: 3 Shows | Japan: 3 Shows | Italy: 2 Shows | Philippines: 1 Show | Malaysia: 1 Show | Taiwan: 1 Show | Thailand: 1 Show | South Korea: 1 Show | Singapore: 1 Show | Russia: 1 Show | Finland: 1 Show | Sweden: 1 Show | Norway: 1 Show | Denmark: 1 Show | Austria: 1 Show | Czechia: 1 Show | France: 1 Show | Belgium: 1 Show | Netherlands: 1 Show | Ireland: 1 Show

As fellow concert fanatics, we completely understand the difficulty in narrowing down which artists you choose to see because all of them have such incredible talent! Picking just one or two of the best concert tours in 2021 will be tough, but we know that no matter which artist (or artists) you decide on, you and your concert crew will have an amazing time together. And if you need a little reassurance that concerts will return, check out this article that explains Ticket Master’s plan to vamp up concert production this summer!

11 Popular EDM Artists and Where to Find Their Concerts in 2021

It has been almost a full year since the worldwide lockdown began, and as fellow ravers, we know that one year without nightlife or music festivals really feels like ten. While we sympathize, we also have some great news for you: there are many EDM artists who are scheduled to perform this year! Whether it be a solo performance with only one headliner or an entire rave filled with all of your favorite artists, we have found some concert dates that promise a great time. Without further ado, here is a list of where your favorite EDM artists are featuring in concerts in 2021!

Note: To see a regularly updated list of the latest concerts and their tickets, click this link!

1. Alesso 

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Alesso’s music has been wowing audiences since 2010 when he released his initial Alesso EP that propelled him into his EDM career. Since then, he has released dozens of songs and has performed in hundreds of cities worldwide. This year, Alesso will be performing at six different venues:

  • June 18th: EDC Festival in Portugal
  • July 2nd: Lollapalooza Festival in Stockholm, Sweden
  • July 16th: Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium
  • August 4th: Dreambeach Solo Performance in Cuevas del Almanzora
  • August 26th: Creamfields Festival in Halton, UK
  • September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, New York 

2. Illenium 

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Illenium’s blend of Trap Music, Dubstep, and Future Bass has made him a coveted artist to see live in concert. Starting his career in 2013, this native Californian rose to fame relatively quickly and has been performing in festivals ever since. Illenium will be featured in four festivals this year:

  • April 24th-25th: Ubbi Dubbi Festival in Ennis, Texas USA
  • June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada
  • September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, New York USA
  • September 17th-19th: Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia USA

3. Gryffin 

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Gryffin was first recognized for his melodic House Music in 2016 after he graduated from USC, which is where he had initially discovered his love for producing EDM music. Since then, he has created songs that feature top musical vocalists such as Aloe Blacc and Daya. This year, Gryffin will perform at these three venues so far: 

  • April 24th-25th: Ubbi Dubbi Festival in Ennis, Texas USA 
  • August 20th-22nd: Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa, Japan
  • September 17th-19th: Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia USA 

4. Kaskade

Kaskade has been in the EDM world for quite some time; he started producing music in the early 2000s, back when he lived in Chicago. He quickly gained popularity after his debut 2003 album, “It’s You, It’s Me,” which gave him a ticket to perform across the US. He has maintained his popularity over the years and is scheduled to perform in five EDM concerts in 2021: 

  • April 24th-25th: Ubbi Dubbi Festival in Ennis, Texas USA 
  • May 29th: Brooklyn Mirage solo performance in Brooklyn, New York USA
  • June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada
  • September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, New York USA
  • September 17th-19th: Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia USA

5. Malaa

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As a performer, Malaa first came onto the scene with his hit song, “Notorious,” and is well-known for his iconic black face mask and secret identity. He is a part of the ‘Pardon My French’ group which contains Tchami and DJ Snake, and regularly performs with the two in B2B concerts. This year, Malaa will perform in four festivals:

  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada
  • July 1st: Open Air St. Gallen Festival in St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • September 17th-19th: Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia USA

6. Martin Garrix

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Martin Garrix became a 17-year-old worldwide sensation upon the release of his single, “Animals,” in 2013. Since then the artist has opened up his own record label and paved his way in the EDM industry, even performing in the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics. This year, Garrix will be performing in eight festivals:

  • January 25th: The Prelude, an online interactive rave 
  • June 4th: Brӓnnbollsyran Festival in Umeå, Sweden 
  • June 18th: Hurricane Festival in Scheebel, Germany
  • June 20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada
  • July 2nd: Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland
  • July 10th: Ruisrock Festival in Turku, Finland
  • August 14th: Red Valley Festival in Arbatax, Italy 
  • August 26th: Creamfields Festival in Halton, UK

7. Nghtmre

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Nghtmre rose to fame when his song, “Street,” became a trap-summer anthem for ravers in 2015. Since then he has performed worldwide and has greatly broadened his presence in the EDM industry. Nghtmre will be performing in three shows this year:

  • June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada
  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • September 24th: Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado USA

8. Rezz

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Rezz’s path to fame began when Skrillex and Deadmau5 found her music on SoundCloud, leading her to sign onto Deadmau5’s record label. Her original take on EDM music puts her in a sub-genre that is hard to classify, however the artist has described her own music as downtempo-dubstep. Rezz will be performing in seven EDM concerts in 2021:

  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • May 28th-30th: Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois USA 
  • June 3rd: Breakaway Beach solo performance in Cancun, Mexico
  • July 14th: Dour Festival in Dour, Belgium
  • September 2nd: Red Rocks Amphitheater solo performance in Morrison, Colorado USA
  • September 3rd: Red Rocks Amphitheater solo performance in Morrison, Colorado USA
  • September 9th-12th: Dancefestopia Festival in LaCygne, Kansas USA

9. Seven Lions

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Seven Lions began his career in 2012 when he won a remix competition, immediately getting the attention of Skrillex and later producing songs through Skrillex’s label. He rose to fame in the mid 2010s, during which he became a performer celebrated worldwide. Seven Lions will be performing in four festivals this year:

  • April 24th-25th: Ubbi Dubbi Festival in Ennis, Texas USA
  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada 
  • September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, New York USA

10. TroyBoi

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As a native South East London resident, TroyBoi came to fame in the early 2010s. His blend of EDM and Hip Hop has made him a highly coveted artist to see live, which you have the opportunity to do two times this year at these venues:

  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • September 9th-12th: Dancefestopia Festival in LaCygne, Kansas USA

11. Valentino Khan: 

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Valentino Khan is a man of many talents; after his 2015 song “Deep Down Low,” was titled the Most Played Track of the Year, the artist followed through with more hit singles and a talent of producing music for famous Pop and Hip Hop artists. This year, Khan will perform at three venues:

  • April 24th-25th: Ubbi Dubbi Festival in Ennis, Texas USA 
  • May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA
  • September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, New York 

12. Other Major EDM Artists Who Will Be Featured In These Concert Festivals Are: 

September 3rd-5th: Electric Zoo Festival in New York City, new York USA

  • Alan Walker, Deorro, Loud Luxury, Tiesto

June 18th-20th: Bud Light Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Canada

  • Chris Lake, The Chainsmokers, Robin Shulz 

May 29th-30th: Sunset Music Festival in Tampa, Florida USA

  • AC Slater, Drezo, Party Favor

Although not many artists are participating in shows that feature them as the solo headliner (at least, not yet), the festivals mentioned above will give you the opportunity to finally let out that pent up rave energy with a large and diverse number of performers! From Alesso all the way to Valentino Khan, we hope that you now have a better sense of where to find some EDM concerts in 2021. And, if you need a little help picking out an outfit for what could be your first rave of the year, click the link here to get inspired. 

People At Park 'N Rave

Park ‘N Rave Guide: 9 Things You Need to Know Before Your First Time

Ladies and gentlemen, the time has finally come to take your rave gear out of storage and start prepping to party, because Insomniac has officially announced one of their most creative events yet: Park ‘N Raves. If you are unfamiliar with the term or how these events work, we can help you out with this Park ‘N Rave Guide.

A Park ‘N Rave is an EDM drive-in concert that takes place at the NOS event center in San Bernardino. Concert-goers can enjoy the music from the comfort of their cars, and they can also get out and dance in a designated parking area assigned to them. It slightly changes the typical rave experience in order to ensure the health and safety of all guests but still allows EDM fanatics to enjoy the rush and thrill of live EDM music. If you are not familiar with how these concerts operate, take a look at these 9 tips to ensure that you are prepared for your first ever Park ‘N Rave!

Get tickets for upcoming Park N Rave events here.

1. The Layout

Park N Rave Drive in Concert

We know that part of the rush at EDM concerts comes from partying with strangers and creating memories with those you accidentally (or purposefully) bump into while head banging on the rails, but in order to accommodate safety protocols Park ‘N Raves have adopted a more spaced-out approach. When you enter the venue you will be assigned a fenced off 12×20 foot spot to park your car. This is where you and your fellow ravers will have the freedom to dance, eat, and sing along to all of your favorite songs. (This cool new feature ensures that every car has their very own rail…head bangers this is your time to shine!) 

2. The Location

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After understanding the layout of these events, it’s probably a good idea to know where they are being held. All Park ‘N Raves are held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California, and tickets can be purchased online through this link here. If you have not experienced it already, we must warn you that SoCal traffic can be quite messy and unpredictable. So make sure to be safe and incorporate some extra travel time into your schedule to ensure that you are on time to the show! 

3. When to Arrive

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Insomniac has a pretty strict policy about entering the venue. Gates will open an hour and a half before the show begins, but if you arrive after the show starts there is a high chance that you will not be allowed into the venue. And since we all know that no one likes FOMO, it would be wise to arrive within the specified time frame on the day of the concert.

4. How to Arrive

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Rideshare vehicles cannot drop off guests. This means that you and your friends must coordinate to arrive in the same car before the show, where you will then present a single ticket upon entry. In the event that you and your friends are taking multiple cars, it is important to get in line at the same time. This is because cars are stationed inside the venue according to how they line up, which makes it impossible for you to save a spot for your friends if they are in line far behind you.

5. Number of People Per Car

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One car ticket is valid for up to five people. You are allowed to bring an eight seater car, however there is an additional fee for any group over five. Insomniac does not allow entry to more than eight people per car, and they inspect vehicles upon entry. (So try not to go around scheming to sneak an extra person in…it won’t work).

6. The Cost

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The cost of a ticket is dependent on how close you are to the stage. So, if you purchase a seat closest to the stage your ticket costs start at $400, but if you buy a ticket furthest from the stage your ticket costs start at $200. This ticket accounts for five people, and will increase in price depending on how many extra friends you bring along. If you want to see an exact ticket guide for the Park ‘N Rave to view precisely how ticket prices increase as you move closer to the stage check out this link here! 

7. What Insomniac Will Provide

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Once inside the venue, you can order food and alcoholic drinks via an internet website. Concert workers will bring you your order, which means that you won’t have to miss any parts of the show by waiting in line for food and drink! In addition, the ends of each row of cars will have bathroom stations equipped with hand sanitizer, soap, and running water. 

8. What to Bring

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While these concerts will have food and drink to purchase, it is still encouraged to bring any sealed snacks and non-alcoholic beverages that you want! Lights, inflatables, flags, and many more decorations are also allowed so that you can personalize your parking spot and your rave experience. The possibilities are pretty much endless, and this new opportunity will allow you to get totally creative with what you and your friends decide to bring along. 

9. Safety

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To ensure the safety of you and your rave fam, make sure to keep your masks on at all times unless you are consuming food and drink. Be sure to wash your hands after using the restroom, and try not to encroach on any other cars’ designated parking space. Lastly, please do not drink and drive. Since ride shares are not allowed at the venue you will be responsible for driving your car out, which means designated drivers are a must! 

There you have it ravers! We hope that this Park ‘N Rave Guide has prepared you for your first Park ‘N Rave and that you are just as excited as we are to get back into the nightlife scene. However, if you would rather go to a more traditional concert because Park ‘N Raves don’t seem to be your thing, check out the link here to see some singers that are performing in 2021!

Hip Hop and Rap Concerts You Need to See in 2021

(As of 1/20/2021) Although the nightlife scene has been MIA over the past several months, it looks like the pieces are starting to fall into place in 2021. We have found several artists who intend to perform this year in venues that stretch across the entire world! Below you will find a list of Hip Hop and Rap concerts that are scheduled to happen in 2021, divided up by each music artist and their subsequent performance dates. But please be advised that these are the shows that have been announced as of January. It is likely that many more performances will be added as the year progresses, but for now, check out the list below and see if any Hip Hop or Rap concerts and festivals are happening near you!  

1. A$AP Rocky 

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ASAP Rocky entered the Rap scene in 2013 at the release of his first-ever album, “Long.Liv.A$AP.” Five years later, the artist released another album that featured famous rappers Kid Kudi and French Montana, a true testament to how successful he was within that time frame. His popularity continues to expand in present day so if you’re looking to see A$AP in concert check out some of his ticket listings here. He will be performing at eleven venues this year:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • June 23rd: Garorock Festival in Marmande, France 
  • June 29th: Green Theater solo performance in Moscow, Russian Federation
  • July 1st: Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland 
  • July 6th: Rolling Loud Festival in Portimao, Portugal 
  • July 7th: Atlas Weekend in Kyiv, Ukraine
  • June 8th-10th: Splash Festival in Ferropolis, Germany 
  • July 14th: DOUR Festival in Dour 2021
  • July 15th: Splash Festival in Ferropolis, Germany 
  • July 16th: Super Bock Super Rock in Sesimbra, Portugal 
  • July 17th: Wireless Germany in Frankfurt, Germany

2. Doja Cat

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While Doja Cat has been making music since 2014, it was not until 2020 that she shook the music industry up with her chart topping smash hit, “Say So.” Since then, many of her songs have been used on Tik Tok, providing endless dance-filled content for fans of all ages. If you are clamoring to see her perform so that you can dance those Tik Toks with her live, check out her ticket listings here. Doja Cat is performing at ten venues this year:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • June 2nd: Parc Del Forum in Barcelona, Spain 
  • June 3rd: Bois de Vincennes in Paris, France
  • June 4th: Parc del Forum in Barcelona, Spain 
  • June 5th: We Love Green Festival in Paris, France
  • June 11th: Nos Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal 
  • July 2nd: Longitude Festival in Dublin, Ireland
  • July 3rd: Wireless Festival in London, UK
  • August 26th-28th: Reading Festival in Reading, UK
  • August 29th: Leeds Festival in Leeds, UK

3. Lil Uzi Vert

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North Philadelphia born and raised, Lil Uzi Vert came to fame in 2014 when he released his first song, “Dej Loaf.” His music career skyrocketed in 2017 upon his collaboration with Migos, which released the song, “Bad & Boujee,” quickly gaining traction in the music industry and hitting number one on the charts. This year, the artist will perform at three venues:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • July 6th: Rolling Loud Festival in Portimao, Portugal
  • July 7th: Openair Frauenfeld in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • July 8th: Rolling Loud Festival in Portimao, Portugal

4. Fetty Wap 

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An artist who burst onto the music scene with his famous 2015 single, “Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap has released four albums since, partnering up with Cheat Codes and 6ix9ine for a few of his songs. He released two of his four albums in 2020, so his performances this year will include many of his new songs which you can listen to at these two performances: 

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • September 3rd: Glow Rave solo performance in Buffalo, New York USA

5. Kehlani

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Kehlani was discovered on SoundCloud by Nick Cannon in 2013, who ended up mentoring the artist and guiding her on her path to stardom. She has caught the attention of many popular artists like Justin Bieber, who has asked her to be an opener for a few of his shows on tour. If you are interested in seeing Kehlani live, check out the tickets to some of her concert performances here. So far, Kehlani will be performing at three venues this year:

  • July 5th: Justin Bieber Tour in Kanata, Canada
  • July 31st: Justin Bieber Tour in Miami, Florida USA
  • August 6th-8th: Outside Lands in San Francisco, California USA

6. Kendrick Lamar

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Originally known as K-Dot, Kendrick Lamar began to get noticed in the late 2000s. His first label album, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City” was made in 2012 and propelled him into a career of success. He eventually won two ‘Best Rap Album’ Grammys for some of his earlier work, and an additional Pulitzer Prize for his album, DAMN. Lamar will be performing at four venues this year:

  • June 30th: Open’er Festival in Gdynia, Poland 
  • July 2nd: Longitude Festival in Rathfarnham, Ireland
  • July 2nd: Lollapalooza Stockholm in Stockholm, Sweden
  • July 7th: Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland

7. Lizzo

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While Lizzo is recognized for her hit songs like, “Truth Hurts,” the singer is also given accolades for her unabashed flute performances and her advocacy of body positivity. She has been in the music industry since 2013, and has steadily risen to fame since then. Lizzo will perform at two festivals this year:

  • August 6th-8th: Outside Lands in San Francisco, California USA
  • September 2nd-5th: Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee USA

8. Macklemore 

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In 2012, Macklemore and his partner Ryan Lewis created the songs “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” granting them 4 Grammys, including the Best New Artist Award. Since then Mackelmore has performed worldwide, wowing fans with his creative lyrics. So far, Macklemore is performing at three venues this year: 

  • April 10th: Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum solo performance in Pullman Washington, USA
  • July 20th: Pendleton Whiskey Music Festival in Pendleton, Oregon USA
  • September 24th Puyallup Fairgrounds solo performance in Puyallup, Washington USA

9. Megan Thee Stallion 

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Born and raised in Texas, this female rapper started her music career in 2016 upon the release of her first single, “Like a Stallion.” She has since then partnered with fellow famous female music artists such as Beyonce, to create content that is celebrated worldwide. This year Megan thee Stallion is scheduled to perform at three festivals:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • June 17th: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee USA
  • June 26th: Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark

10. Post Malone 

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Post Malone hit the music scene by storm when he released “White Iverson” in 2015. Soon after that he signed a record deal with Republic Records, and has continued to excite audiences with his music ever since. So far, Post Malone is performing in four shows this year:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • May 21st: Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama USA
  • August 28th: Reading Festival in Reading, UK
  • August 29th: Leeds Festival in Leeds, UK

11. Rico Nasty

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Rico Nasty initially found her passion for rapping in her hometown city of New York, eventually turning it into a career that would take her across the globe. Her song, “Hey Arnold” was picked up by Lil Yachty for a remix, which propelled her into fame even further and gave her much more musical recognition. As a testament to this recent popularity, Rico Nasty is scheduled to perform in four shows this year. You can view her ticket listings here!

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • July 2nd: Longitude Festival in Rathfarnham, Ireland
  • July 6th: Rolling Loud Festival in Portimao, Portugal 
  • August 6th-8th: Outside Lands in San Francisco, California USA

12. Tyler the Creator

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Tyler the Creator discovered his love for music as a teenager, dropping his first mixtape in 2009 at the age of 16. Eight years later his album, Flower Boy, won Best Rap Album which earned him high praise and accolades from his musical peers. This year, Tyler the Creator is scheduled to perform at ten venues:

  • June 2nd: Zenith Paris-La Villette in Paris France
  • June 5th: Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain 
  • June 4th: Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, Poland
  • June 7th: AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • June 10th: NOS Primavera Sound in Porto, Portugal 
  • June 26th: Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Festival 
  • July 2nd-3rd: Longitude Festival in Rathfarnham, Ireland
  • July 7th: Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • July 23rd: Splendour in the Grass Festival in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia 
  • August 6th-8th: Outside Lands in San Francisco, California USA

13. Young Thug

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Young Thug’s music career began in 2011 when he released his first mixtape, “I Came From Nothing.” Rapper Gucci Mane discovered it and quickly reached out to Young Thug to create another mixtape under his guidance. Later, the young rapper signed a record deal with Cash Money Records and became a respected artist in his field, especially with his songs, “The London” and “Take It To the Trial.” View his ticket listings here, for the opportunity to view Young Thug at seven venues this year:

  • May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA
  • June 5th: Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, Spain 
  • June 4th: Orange Warsaw Festival in Warsaw, Poland
  • June 17th: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee USA
  • July 6th: Rolling Loud Festival in Portimao, Portugal
  • July 7th: Openair Frauenfeld Festival in Frauenfeld, Switzerland
  • August 6th-8th: Outside Lands in San Francisco, California USA

14. Other major Hip Hop artists who will be featured in these festivals are: 

May 7th: Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, Florida USA (Buy tickets here!)

  • 21 Savage, Dababy, Saweetie, Suidice Boys, Big Sean, Blueface, T-Pain, Tyga, Gucci Mane, Juicy J, Young M.A.

July 2nd: Longitude Festival in Rathfarnham, Ireland

  • DaBaby, Playboi Carti, Trippie Redd

With all of these artists scheduled to perform at so many venues, we would be surprised if you could narrow down your plans to just one or two events. But you shouldn’t worry too much! The year is fresh, the possibilities are endless, and you have lots of time to figure out which Hip Hop and Rap concerts you are going to see in 2021. And if you are looking for some music to play as you get ready for the performances, click the link here to get pumped up!

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Will Live Music Venues Really Reopen in 2021? (Yes! We Have a List of Them)

It has been almost a full year since the Coronavirus has caused concerts across the entire world to close their doors to the public, and after anxiously waiting for a light at the end of the darkened, concert-attendee tunnel, we are starting to see live music venues reopening in 2021!

Some states are opening up faster than others of course; those in the Southeastern United States, like Florida and Tennessee, seem to have more venues open than their counterparts in other parts of the country. Nonetheless, all venues are taking safety precautions into consideration for their events in order to ensure a safe and fun experience for all guests. We know it can be confusing to try and figure out which venues are open, which venues are temporarily closed, and which companies are on standby from their state’s mandated covid rules, but below you will see a list of concert halls that have announced plans to open up. (And if you want to see a frequently updated list of nightclubs, festivals, and concert venues that are reopening across the U.S. click the link here).

With that being said, here are the dates for various live music venues reopening in the United States broken down into which region of the U.S. they reside in! (It should be noted that these facts are subject to change over time, and this information is current as of 1/27/2021).  

Western United States

1. Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado: April 16th

Red Rocks Amphitheater will have its first performance this year on April 16th and subsequently has many other events lined up throughout the next few months. It is an outdoor venue that provides guests with a view of the stars when the sun sets, making it a gorgeous place to rock on to your favorite bands. The Red Rocks Amphitheater website noted that their concert dates are subject to change at their discretion, but if you are eager to stay up to date on their decisions you can track the concert updates here to be notified of any major changes to their music schedule.

2. Hollywood Bowl in California: May 6th

The first performance scheduled for Hollywood Bowl is set for May 6th with a performance from Russ. While this venue is opening up relatively early in comparison to other places, there are only six shows booked from May through October. Pretty slim pickings, unfortunately, but if you are interested in artists like Russ or Andrea Bocelli, then this is your place to go! And if you’re ready to rock out at Hollywood Bowl, check out the tickets here.

Northeastern United States

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1. Madison Square Garden in New York: July 13th 

Madison Square Garden will be opening its doors to the public in mid-July with a performance from Justin Bieber on his World Tour and will have subsequent shows featuring Jojo Siwa. There are currently not many 2021 shows scheduled at this venue, but those in charge have made sure to implement social distancing guidelines and frequent sanitizer stations throughout the building to maintain the safety of the concert attendees. Be the first to know if Madison Square Garden changes or adds any performances by checking out this website here!

2. Radio City Music Hall in New York: April 21st

Radio City Music Hall scheduled their first 2021 performance for April 21st. Their lineup this year features some pretty well known artists like John Legend and Alicia Keys, so if these artists interest you check out their ticket listings here! While the total number of shows that they have scheduled so far is still pretty low, this venue is implementing new guidelines for managing nightlife amongst the virus, and will be actively updating their safety protocols as needed.

3. Brooklyn Steel, New York: April 26th

Brooklyn Steel is temporarily closed but it intends on hosting its first live performance on April 26th. This venue is planning to put on quite a few shows this year, but you should know that there are equally as many that have been either postponed or cancelled. If you already have tickets for a performance here or are interested in going to one, be sure to double check the status of the show here to make sure that you are aware of your concert status. If you are interested in watching a live performance here, book a ticket soon because artists like Shallou and Rina Sawayama are scheduled to perform in just a few months.

Southeastern United States

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1. Ryman Auditorium in Tennessee: February 16th

Ryman Auditorium is also hosting many shows this year with their first performance scheduled to occur on February 16th! This venue is doing something a bit different to account for the virus by selling both in person and online live stream tickets. In-person ticket costs are about $100, while a live stream ticket is $16. If you are interested in singers like Louis Thomilson or Milky Chance, you have the option to watch them from the comfort of your own home, no matter which area of the world you are in.

2. Grand Ole Opry in Tennessee: Currently Open

Grand Ole Opry is much different than other venues, because this venue has been open every weekend since the year began. They have performances scheduled Friday, Saturday, and Sunday each week until July, giving you ample opportunity to watch a concert live in 2021. 

3. The Foundation in Florida: March 31st

The Foundation in Florida hosts their first show of the year on March 31st, and is one of the many live music venues reopening that features a performance by Milky Chance. Other events will feature major singers like Jojo Siwa and Maroon 5. So far, this venue only has seven shows scheduled for this year so be sure to check out their tickets before they get sold out.

4. The Vanguard Florida: February 5th

The Vanguard is opening extremely soon with their first performance from Diplo on February 5th. A really cool feature that this venue has is Lot 54: an outdoors, 4-acre music venue that is jointly hosted by Insomniac and The Vanguard. Guests can reserve a six person table for bottle service, and frequent safety protocols are practiced throughout the duration of the performance to ensure a healthy night for all attendees. If you are interested in the Vanguard check out their ticket listings here!

5. The Tabernacle in Georgia: April 9th

The Tabernacle’s first scheduled concert of the year is on April 9th, with a performance by Milky Chance. Other major artists like Kaleo and LP are scheduled to perform in subsequent months, as the venue currently advertises a total of 10 shows from April to November. If you are going to be near The Tabernacle this year check out their upcoming events here.

Southwestern United States

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1. Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma: June 25th

This venue does not have many shows scheduled for this year, however they will be debuting a live music event on June 25th featuring Banda MS. Other concerts this year will be Maroon 5, Backstreet Boys, and Jojo Siwa, who will predominantly perform in September so if you are a huge fan of these artists you should check out the ticket listings here! 

2. Gila River Arena in Arizona: June 5th

This Arena will have its first live music performance on June 5th, featured by Justin Bieber on his World Tour. Other major artists that are scheduled to perform here are The Weeknd, Jojo Siwa, and Tame Impala. So far there are seven total live music shows scheduled for this venue so if you are interested in any of these artists take a look at their website and book a ticket fast!

Midwestern United States

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1. Hollywood Casino Amphitheater in Illinois: June 22nd

This venue is reopening its doors to the public on June 22nd and is expecting to hold many concerts this year. Major artists who plan to perform here include Maroon 5, Meghan Trainor, and Santana & Earth Wind and Fire. They have shows scheduled through September so be sure to take a look at their ticket listings if you plan on being in the area this year!

2. The Fiserv Forum in Wisconsin: September 10th

The Fiserv will re-open its doors a little later in the year, with its first live music performance scheduled for September 10th. The late date will give you lots of time to buy tickets, however there will only be a few performances in this venue. Michael Buble, Tame Impala and Elton John are some of the few artists who will be performing here, so if you are interested in any make sure you look into The Fiserv Forum!

As you can see, there are many potential live music venues reopening in 2021. These are some of the major event centers that we could find, but if you are unsure about going to such a large concert hall this year rest assured that there are many smaller nightclubs that have been opening back up as well. And if you feel like the year-long concert break has made your dance moves a little stiff, check out this quick dance move guide before you arrive at the concert to freshen up on some dance skills!