Though the pandemic has cancelled most events for 2020, some musicians and promoters have already rescheduled for 2021. When it’s finally safe and your favorite artists are back on the road, coming to your town, you’ll want to be there.
For the fans out there who find themselves missing the concert experience and who want some shows to look forward to, here is a constantly updated list of Rescheduled 2021 Tour Dates, The Best Upcoming Concert Tours in 2021.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: August 11 – September 24, 2021
Modern crooner and beloved EGOT John Legend was slated to take his “Bigger Love” Tour to many U.S cities and outdoor music festivals this year. Now, Legend is scheduled to reunite with his fans next summer, beginning August 11th in Grand Prairie, TX. Though we’re saddened by the prospect of waiting a full year before we can be in concert with one of the best vocalists and pianists in the pop music industry, we have Legend’s latest album, Bigger Love, to tide us over.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 15 – October 2, 2021
The iconic, Adam Levine-led pop rock band was already on tour when the pandemic hit, bringing them home from South America where they were slated to perform before heading back to North America for a summer leg. The band’s 41-date tour has now officially been rescheduled for summer and fall 2021, with the first show taking place at the Island Credit Union Amphitheater in Chula Vista, CA. Will Maroon 5 be releasing a new album in the mean time? Considering they’ve been in the studio since September 2019, we think it’s likely!
The Millennium Tour
Rescheduled Tour Dates: March 19 – May 30, 2021
Even though fans saw the announcement of The Millennium Tour as a once in a lifetime opportunity for these musicians to tour together, the artists on the bill have promised to unite again next year to finish what they started. The Millennium Tour, featuring Ashanti, Omarion, Bow Wow, Pretty Ricky, Soulja Boy, and more, is now scheduled to kick off March 19, 2021 in Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
Little Big Town
Rescheduled Tour Dates: August 2020 – January 2021
Picking up their 2020 “Nightfall” Tour in August is the country music quartet Little Big Town. The “Nightfall” Tour previously kicked off Jan. 16, 2020 and brought the group in front of over a dozen audiences to celebrate their ninth album Nightfall. “This tour means everything to us, but amid the health concerns surrounding our country, we feel like the only thing to do to protect the health of our fans, band, crew and families is to postpone the upcoming spring shows,” Little Big Town said in a statement. “We are already counting down the weeks to be back out there with you all, celebrating life, love, music and health with a new and different appreciation.”
Rescheduled Tour Dates: February 6, 2021 – March 25, 2021
The endlessly successful showcase of America’s beloved crooner Michael Bublé will continue in February 2021. “An Evening with Michael Bublé,” one of the best concerts of vocal austerity money can buy, is coming to all previously scheduled stops (with all previously purchased tickets honored). “I am so looking forward to getting back on stage. I’ve missed my fans and my touring family. Meantime, I hope everyone stays safe. We can all look forward to a great night out,” said Bublé in a statement to his fans.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: April 14-16, 2021
Postponed for the following Spring will be Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show, the final three nights of the famed singer’s NYC residency. Dubbed “A Spectacular Evening of So Many Things,” Groban’s Radio City Shows are storied, whimsical, legendary New York City nights.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: April 21, 2021 – November 12, 2021
Five-time Grammy award-winning musician and songwriter Chris Stapleton will be back on the road with his All-American Road Show beginning in April of next year. Stapleton and co. are scheduled to tour extensively, much like stints of the past, through November 2021.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June – September 2021
Nearly a full year from now, lucky ticket holders to The Weeknd’s “After Hours” Tour will finally be able to see the darkly enigmatic Abel Tesfaye perform his latest record. The “After Hours” Tour, set to kick off in June, will feature special guests Sabrina Claudio, Don Toliver and Black Atlass. Though disappointment and anticipation are sure to set in before it’s time to head to the concert, we suggest using the time to familiarize yourself with After Hours, a strange and somehow perfect marriage of R&B, gore, and 80’s hair band glory.
Andrew Bird, Calexico, Iron & Wine
Rescheduled Tour Dates: April 2021
When it was announced that indie music mainstays Andrew Bird, Calexico, and Iron & Wine would be touring together on “The Great Summer Stroll 2020,” fans of all ages rejoiced, their excitement nearly uncontainable. Though it seems impossible that the stars would align for these musicians to unite on tour in 2021, a few of their previously scheduled stops are still happening—with the exception of the Kingston, Buffalo, and Toronto shows. “The Great Summer Stroll” will resume in April 2021, with shows running through June 2021.
Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band with The Avett Brothers
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 1-16, 2021
Thankfully, Ringo Starr and his All Starr band—a lineup featuring ex-Santana and Journey singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, Toto guitarist Steve Lukather, Men at Work frontman Colin Hay, former Average White Band guitarist/bassist Hamish Stuart and others—will still be touring with Americana legends The Avett Brothers next year.
“This is very difficult for me,” said Ringo in a statement, “in 30 years I think I’ve only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour. But this is how things are for all of us now, I have to stay in just like you have to stay in, and we all know it’s the peace and loving thing we do for each other. So we have moved the Spring tour to 2021. My fans know I love them, and I love to play for them and I can’t wait to see you all as soon as possible. In the meantime stay safe. Peace and Love to you all.”
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 19 – September 12, 2021
Iconic metal band Motley Crüe intended to be one of the many bands who reunite for the first time in several years in 2020. Unfortunately, the pandemic wiped those plans, which included support from Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett + The Blackhearts.
Thankfully, Motley Crüe and rock comrades have already found a way to reschedule their Stadium Tour for 2021. Beginning June 19th in Nashville and concluding September 12th in San Diego, “The Stadium” Tour will still be the best, multi-act rock tour fans have seen in awhile—just one year later.
Rage Against the Machine and Run the Jewels
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 3, 2021 – August 20, 2021
Back in February, fans were elated to hear that Rage Against the Machine would be reuniting for a “Public Service Announcement” Tour with rap duo Run the Jewels. Though ticket holders will have to wait until June 2021 to witness the reunion, the run of epic shows will happen, officially ending Rage Against the Machine’s torturous, nine-year hiatus. Run the Jewels, joining the band on the road, will be celebrating the recent release of RTJ4.
Rod Stewart and Cheap Trick
Rescheduled Tour Dates: Summer 2021
Having recently turned 75 in addition to ending his battle with prostate cancer, Rod Stewart isn’t taking any chances when it comes to touring in 2020. But when Summer 2021 rolls around, Stewart fans who previously purchased tickets will head to their nearest amphitheater to behold the iconic singer and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer—with support from Cheap Trick.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: August 7-27, 2021
The “Chromatica Ball,” Lady Gaga’s latest show promise to her “little monsters,” is officially rescheduled for Summer 2021. The four locations (Fenway Park, Rogers Centre, MetLife Stadium, and Wrigley Field) will host Lady Gaga and all of her legendary decorum in August, with her last show scheduled for August 27th.
“We’ve been working hard to figure out the safest and soonest way to bring this show to you, but most importantly want everyone to be healthy and able to dance together at the shows as we always have. If you’ve purchased a ticket already, you’ll find all of the new information in your email inbox. I can’t wait to see you there! Keep dancing at home in the meantime,” Gaga’s official Instagram account stated.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: August – October 2021
For all of those dedicated Harry Styles fans out there, don’t worry: The “Love On Tour” show is set to resume in August 2021. And now, the tour has been outfitted with an even more epic conclusion: A “Harryween Fancy Dress Party” at Madison Square Garden from Oct. 30-31, with special guests Orville Peck and Madison Cunningham. Jenny Lewis will still be joining Styles throughout several “Love on Tour” shows in 2021.