Screaming crowds, a sea of iPhone lights, trap door entrances, and deafening amps—there’s nothing quite like seeing your favorite band live. Fortunately, 2020 promises epic concert tours across the United States that are sure to bring some of your favorite artists to a city near you. From pop royalty like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber to old favorites like The Rolling Stones and hot new acts like Billie Eilish, here are the must-see artists touring the US in 2020.
Since their first US concert tour in 1964, the Rolling Stones have been selling out American arenas with record speed. In 2020, Mick and the gang will return to the US with a new leg of their No Filter Tour, which began nearly 3 years ago in Europe. While “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” you can get Rolling Stones tickets in a city near you.
2. Taylor Swift
Billboard’s Woman of the Decade and the AMA’s Artist of the Decade, Taylor Swift has countless trophies and millions of devoted fans. In 2020, she is traveling the world with her 2019, chart-topping album Lover. But this won’t be any regular Taylor Swift stadium tour. A ticket to Taylor Swift’s Lover Fest in either Foxborough, Massachusetts or Los Angeles, will provide an unprecedented music festival experience for Swifties on either coast.
As part of the band’s 3-year Not in This Lifetime tour, Guns N’ Roses hits the road yet again in 2020 to serenade North America with sets full of anthems like “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Welcome to the Jungle.” Score Guns N’ Roses tickets and to hear plenty of Axl Rose’s ear-piercing falsettos and lauded guitarist Slash’s slithery solos in the most famous top hat since Abraham Lincoln’s.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber had a busy year in 2019—he married Hailey Baldwin, starred in a YouTube docuseries, and released his fifth album, Changes, on Valentine’s Day. His 2020 schedule looks no less busy with a North American tour spanning 5 months and a whopping 45 stops, beginning at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. It’s pretty clear that despite the changes, Justin Bieber’s is still one of the hottest concert tickets around.
5. Toby Keith
The third highest-grossing country music artist in history, Toby Keith delights fans with irreverent, boozy singles like “I Love This Bar” and “Red Solo Cup.” In 2020, the singer will perform these hits and many others during his Country Comes to Town Tour. So, grab a beer and Toby Keith tickets and prepare for exciting country concert tours in 2020.
Korean boy band BTS’s 7th studio album Map of the Soul: 7, has recently become the most pre-ordered South Korean album in history. So, it’s no wonder they’re making 15 North American stops on the Map of the Soul World Tour. Grab your BTS tour ticket and a synchronized light stick and join the “Army” of screaming fans for this larger-than-life pop stadium tour.
Nearly 7 years after their initial breakup, pop-punk group, My Chemical Romance, performed their first reunion show in Los Angeles last year. Since then, they have announced a string of upcoming 2020 reunion shows that will have you breaking out the eyeliner and side bangs of days gone by.
As the youngest person to ever record a James Bond theme song and to win the 4 major Grammy awards in 1 year, it’s no surprise that Billie Eilish will be headlining her first concert tour in 2020. Her mega-successful album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? features soft, sultry hits that can make even the largest stadiums feel intimate. Grab tickets to a Billie Eilish show near you to see the pop prodigy in action.
Nearly 6 years since their last release, alt-rock favorites, Vampire Weekend, return to the stage to promote their newest Grammy-winning album, Father of the Bride. The tour kicks off in May at the Vermont venue, Champlain Valley Expo. Fans will surely be decked out in homemade Vampire Weekend merchandise (a tradition celebrated by the band) and socks and sandals a la lead singer, Ezra Koenig.
10. Harry Styles
Since leaving boy band, One Direction, Harry Styles has become a fashion icon and powerful solo act. He released an eponymous album in 2017 and has since released a new album, Fine Line. Get your tickets to see Harry Styles touring with singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis in cities from Portland and Orlando.
11. Backstreet Boys
One of the most famous boy bands of all time, The Backstreet Boys, continue to tour together after more than 25 years in the business. Their 2020 DNA World Tour is an extension of a sold-out set of shows in 2019. For synchronized dance moves and head-bopping hits, snag Backstreet Boy tickets before it’s too late.
12. Kenny Chesney
As one of the most popular artists touring in 2020, Kenny Chesney has no trouble selling out arenas to loyal country music fans for his Chillaxification Tour. With 18 studio albums and 30 hit singles, Chesney’s discography is big enough for hours of music, but this time fans can whet their country music palette with hugely popular opening act, Florida Georgia Line.
13. Maroon 5
Perennial hit-makers, Maroon 5, announced their 2020 US concert tour with special guests, Meghan Trainor and soul singer, Leon Bridges. From 2019’s hit single “Memories” to lasting songs like “Sunday Morning” and “This Love,” Adam Levine is sure to serenade you with all of your favorites.
14. Post Malone
Since opening Justin Bieber’s Purpose Tour in 2016, rapper Post Malone has been no stranger to the stage. His 2020 Runaway Tour will be his third tour for album, Hollywood is Bleeding. The Dallas native favors a baggy jersey and a cigarette over a large backup band or flashy sets. Nevertheless, he is one of the most popular artists touring in 2020 and is sure to sell out in 18 major US cities including Nashville and Washington D.C.
15. Mötley Crüe
Following a 2018 reunion and a 2019 Netflix biopic, heavy metal group Mötley Crüe, announced they are coming out of retirement. In 2020, they will tour with fellow rock legends Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett for a long stadium tour started at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium. With a lineup like this, this is sure to be the one of the hottest stadium tickets of 2020, not to mention a historic night of rock n’ roll.
Which of these artists touring in 2020 are you most excited to see?