Today we officially bid farewell to summer and welcome in fall—and all the major music and touring news that comes with it. See our guide to all the must-see concerts heading to a city near you in the coming weeks.
Katy Perry — Witness: The Tour
Perry kicked off her Witness: The Tour earlier this week, though she was originally planning on an early September start date which was altered due to production delays. Along with Miley’s little sis Noah Cyrus and Carly Rae Jepsen supporting her, Perry’s high-energy performances mixed with a futuristic space theme make this one of the season’s biggest tours. Find tickets here.
The Weeknd — Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour
The Weeknd announced the extension of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall tour back in June, and being one of R&B’s biggest names, fans have naturally been hyped for the fall tour dates ever since. He’s currently touring U.S. and Canadian cities through November 2 before closing out the tour in Australia and New Zealand. Tickets available here.
Kesha — Rainbow Tour
After enduring a legal rollercoaster regarding former music producer Dr. Luke, Kesha’s band of supporters was stronger than ever when she released third album Rainbow in August. The album has quickly received praise as her comeback effort, and is bolstered by lead single “Praying.” Her Rainbow Tour gained plenty of buzz when it was announced, and is about to kick into high gear with 22 North American dates scheduled through November. Find tickets for all shows here.
Jay-Z — 4:44 Tour
Jay-Z drove fans crazy when he dropped his first album in four years, the symbolically titled 4:44, in late June. It was only a matter of time before HOV would hit the road in support of the acclaimed LP, and he followed through, promising a North American tour hitting over 30 cities, which kicks off October 27 and runs through December 21. Tickets are going fast, but can be found here.
Harry Styles — Harry Styles Live on Tour
Styles certainly went in his own direction as a solo star. His self-titled debut album showed him as an edgy rocker, far from the formulaic pop anthems he sang with One Direction. He also ditched his former days of selling out stadiums with the boy band, instead opting for playing smaller venues on his first solo tour, making it one of the hottest ticket tours of the year. The brief tour will wrap up October 21 at the Hollywood Bowl, but not to worry, he’s also promised U.S. tour dates in 2018. Find tickets here.
Dead and Company — Fall Tour 2017
Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are back with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti for Dead and Company’s second tour of 2017. The group has only grown in popularity in the two short years since their formation, and their 16-date fall tour follows their wildly successful summer trek, which brought them to major ballparks like Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, and Citi Field. Browse tickets for the tour here.
Janet Jackson — State of the World Tour
New mom Janet Jackson has been wowing fans since she launched her State of the World Tour just a few weeks ago. Alluding to the tour’s name, Jackson explores current social issues at shows, though her collection of hits and choreography steal the show. Over 50 shows are scheduled throughout the fall, with the trek wrapping up December 17 in Atlanta. Tickets are available here.
Bob Dylan — Never Ending Tour
The masterful singer-songwriter is hitting the road once again just a few months after wrapping up his summer tour. Dylan is slated to stop in 19 North American cities beginning October 13 in Valley Center, CA. He will have Mavis Staples supporting him on select dates, which can be found here.