7 Must-See Concerts for Summer 2016

Tyler Ganis, Staff Writer

Summer is the time to do everything you can’t do during the winter, from jobs and internships to having fun in the sun or going on vacation. You can also hit up some of the most anticipated tours of the summer. This past year has been a big year in music, for many genres, with artists making comebacks and releasing new music to old artists pushing their career to the next level. Many of the artists who’ve had hit singles on the radio will be touring in the summer. Here are the concerts you must see before the fall semester begins:

  1.     Purpose World Tour, Justin Bieber

This is Justin’s third world wide tour in support of his fourth studio album, “Purpose.” This tour has 64 North American dates in a variety of cities. The set list includes some old favorites like “Baby,” his first big hit, to the more recent “Sorry.” Marc Snetiker of Entertainment Weekly says that it is “a concert that shows, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Bieber is back.”

  1.     A Head Full of Dreams Tour, Coldplay

Coldplay, a decade-old band, is embarking on their seventh concert tour in support of their seventh studio album, “A Head Full of Dreams.” Although this tour is a bit on the smaller side, with only ten North American dates, each show is being played at a much larger venue than other shows. They will be playing at MetLife stadium, AT&T stadium, Gillette stadium and other big venues. Across the pond in London, they will be playing four nights at Wembley stadium, which has 90,000 seats plus those being added to the floor, that is going to be a big show. The set list includes a variety of old and new popular songs.

  1.     Revival Tour, Selena Gomez

This tour is going to be Selena’s second solo concert tour with 43 North American dates. This is also her second solo full studio album. As of now, only North American dates have been released, but it is rumored that later in the year, she plans to go overseas. The tour begins in early May, but who knows when it will end! In comment to the Revival Tour, Selena said to Entertainment Weekly, “I am ready to get back on the road and see my fans in person! This album marks a new and very important chapter in my life. I cannot wait to get on stage and perform this new material.”

  1.     Future Now Tour, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas

This upcoming tour is a co-headliner, featuring longtime friends Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas. Lovato will be promoting her fifth studio album Confident, and Jonas his third with Last Year Was Complicated. The two have collaborated before, creating Lovato’s Neon Lights tour. This tour has 44 shows planned, starting end of June, so get your tickets early!

  1.     Sounds Live Feels Live, 5 Seconds of Summer

Sounds Live Feels Live is 5SOS’s second world tour in support of their second full studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good. With 101 shows total, in 4 different continents, and 46 in North America alone, Sounds Live Feels Live began in February but doesn’t end until October in their hometown of Sydney, Australia.

  1.     Anti World Tour, Rihanna

Rihanna’s seventh concert tour is called the Anti World Tour, in support of her eighth studio album Anti. With Travis Scott opening for the North American leg of the tour, this is a big scene for the rap and R&B genre. Including 41 North American tour dates, all with “Work” on the set list, this is sure to be a big hit for new and old Rihanna fans.

  1.     Adele Live 2016, Adele

Not only has Adele’s return brought the phenomenal album “25,” but also a world tour with 105 total dates, including 56 in North America. This will be her third tour in support of her third full studio album. Adele set out on her tour at the end of February, and is taking America early July to November. In a very appropriate way, the first song she performs at each show is “Hello” – the perfect greeting and hit to start off her concert.

Make sure you pick up tickets for these shows online before they sell out!


Feature photo courtesy of The Next Web

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