Lindsay Coulson | Writer
March 9, 2023
It’s 2023. Luckily, the spread is COVID-19 is finally starting to slow down, meaning we can leave the house more now. The new year is a chance to see new shows. Especially because shows weren’t a possibility during the height of the pandemic, now that they are back, they are better than ever.
Possibly the most anticipated tour of 2023 is Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour. Swift described the tour as a “journey through all [her] musical eras.” When presale started on November 15, Ticketmaster crashed after selling 2.4 million tickets, breaking the record of most concert tickets sold in one day for a single artist. Swift’s opening acts on this US leg of tour include Paramore, Gayle, Beabadoobee, Muna, Gracie Abrams, Phoebe Bridgers, Girl in Red, and Haim. Since Taylor Swift’s last tour, she has released four studio albums (Lover, Folklore, Evermore, and Midnights). Plus, she rerecorded two of her past albums, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version).
Because of the SZA release, SOS, she is also on tour. In fact, on March 4 SZA played at Madison Square Garden. She brought out guests Phoebe Bridgers and Cardi B to sing with her. Though she is almost halfway through her tour, she has yet to play Inglewood’s Kia Forum.
Beyoncé 2022 release, Renaissance, inspired her 2023 tour starting in May and going through the summer. This is her first solo headlining tour in seven years, so make sure to buy tickets before they sell out!
There are plenty of big tours this year with artists like Blink-182, Bruce Springsteen, Caroline Polachek, Harry Styles, Metallica, and Paramore, but it’s also worth mentioning the festivals that will take place this year.
Clearly, the most well known of these is Coachella, which you can read more about here. Next, is Bonnaroo which will take place during June in Manchester, Tennessee. Headlining is Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, and the Foo Fighters. Other noteworthy acts include, Fleet Foxes, Sheryl Crow, The Beths, Paramore, Girl in Red, and Peach Pit. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival takes place in, you guessed it, New Orleans. Some headliners (like Leon Bridges) make more sense than others (like Ed Sheeran). Nevertheless, this will be an awesome festival. The festival first started taking place in the 1970s and continues to rock. Also, Stagecoach, the iconic country music festival, will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California over one weekend in April. The headliners are Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, and Chris Stapleton with plenty of other artists.
Buy your tickets now!
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