After some music festivals went on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 festival season offers a complete lineup of acts and concerts. Artists and music fans alike have been looking forward to the return of in-person concerts at their favorite venues. A report revealed that one in three music fans extension cord plan to attend as many live events as possible post-pandemic.
This piece presents a roundup of all the major music concerts so you know what to look for this season:
Bon Jovi U.S.A Arena Run 2022
The Rock band has announced a run of 15 shows which kicks off at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE, on April 1 2022. Bon Jovi's tour will climax on April 30 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The band, which canceled its entire summer tour in 2020 during the lockdown, is set to delight fans of classical rock throughout April. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the group will likely play 'Living on a Prayer' and 'Wanted Dead or ALive' on the show.
Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour
ICONIC boy band Backstreet Boys will entertain fans worldwide from April 2022 to March 2023. The show will kick off on April 8 with a 4-day concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, U.S. In support of their tenth studio album, this tour, DNA (2019), will perform over 150 shows in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Australia. The tour will end on March 11, 2023 at the Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Paul McCartney "GOT BACK" Tour
Brace yourselves as the cute Beatle turns 80. The music veteran will be busy from April 28 to June 16, supporting his 2021 solo album McCartney III. Titled "Got Back", Sir Paul is studying this new tour with stops in the cities he hasn't played. This includes Baltimore, where he last played in 1964. The 13-city return to U.S. stages kicks off April 28 with Paul's first-ever show in Spokane, WA and concludes on June 16 in East Rutherford, NJ.
Grammy Hall of Fame singer Ian Janis is on a 2022 nationwide tour in the U.S. from February 24 till November 19. The artist, who captured the full pain of teen rejection with her award-winning song "At 17," is currently on one last tour before making her promise to retire by 70. The event will summarize her 50-year music career with consistently literary lyrics and sophisticated music.
Feminist punk group Bikin Kill has announced a 2022 tour across Europe and the U.S. from April 29. The tour will launch in Los Angeles and wrap up on September 17 in Redmond, Washington. According to Rolling Stone, the 2022 run will also boast added shows in Austin, New York, Los Angeles, El Paso, Seattle, and Tucson.
The Elton John 2022 tour is another farewell tour that promises a long goodbye to fans. Back in September 2018, Sir Elton began his retirement tour. Four years later, he's still at it. The next run starts April 28, 2022, to July 8, 2023. Here's a chance to catch up with the 'Rocket Man' as he may never play in your town again.
Lady Gaga's Chromatica Ball
Lady Gaga's much anticipated Chromatica Ball was initially supposed to kick off in 2020. However, the pop star was forced to sit out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Her 2022 stadium tour now includes 15 shows worldwide from July to September. She will be performing in Wrigley Field, Chicago, Fenway Park, Boston, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, and more.
If you missed the rapper's El Ultimo Tour Del Mundo tour that concludes in early April, here's another opportunity. Bad Bunny has announced a 29-date extended tour for 2022. Named "World's Hottest Tour", the event will kick off on August 5 at Campus Stadium in Orlando. The Famous Puertorican rapper will also make 15 U.S. stops, including Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Yankee Stadium in New York, and Fenway Park in Boston. The tour then continues to Latin America for 14 stops in October.
The sixth concert tour by American singer Billie Eilish in support of the sophomore album starts on February 3 2022. The massive world tour will feature 50 shows in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom. Enjoy live performances from the highly-anticipated "Happier than Ever" album. The hit single "Happier than Ever" has been named one of Pitchfork's 100 best songs of 2021.
Country music legendary trio, The Chicks, are hitting the road. After a break during the pandemic, the iconic female band comes to U.S. cities – their major tour since 2017. Formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, the renamed country music group consists of lead singer Natalie Mains and Martie Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer. The 2022 tour will have almost 30 concerts from June 13 to August 14, with Patty Griffins and Jenny Lewis as special guests.
Music concerts remain one of the best ways to watch your favorite artist or band play live and stay a tradition for devoted fans. You see a full lineup of exciting and upcoming acts and music legends. From rock to country music, rap and pop, these concerts are sure to brighten up your 2022.