As it gets safer out there, your favorite artists are planning to get back on the road to come perform in your town. And we don’t have to guess—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. Want to stay up-to-date with new music releases—aka the harbingers of musicians going on tour? Here are the Latest Music Releases, the freshest New Albums and Singles.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 22, 2021 – October 18, 2021
Kevin Parker, Jay Watson, and Dominic Simper, otherwise known as Tame Impala, released their fourth studio album The Slow Rush on Valentine’s Day, 2020. Fans waited a long time for the new Tame Impala record, and with the arrival of the covid 19 pandemic, it indefinitely delayed one of the best psychedelic rock shows in existence. We suffered through the summer without concerts and music festivals, without warring DJ sets between Kevin Parker and Mark Ronson, without getting to hear new songs like “Patience” and “Borderline,” live. So now, with the news of Tame Impala rescheduling “The Slow Rush” Tour, we can breathe easier knowing that it will, eventually, happen.
You can check out the band’s first NPR Tiny Desk (at Home) Concert, here.
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.
Queen + Adam Lambert
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 1-20, 2021
Queen, with the addition of Adam Lambert, were scheduled to tour the U.K and Europe this past summer. But due to covid, the united group are bound to take famous stages across the pond in the month of June, 2021. Adam Lambert, filling in for Freddie Mercury, has helped revive one of the best live rock acts in history. In a new recent interview with Adam Lambert on filling the enormous role, Lambert said “There are parallels — I’ve been known to have a loud personality, and let’s say there are similarities to our personal lives — but I’m aware that the audience is not seeing Freddie. That’s why I have to give the best performance I possibly can and make sure nobody leaves disappointed.”
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 1, 2020 – July 31, 2020
The third studio album from Halsey arrived mid January. Manic, which was preceded by singles “Without Me,” “Graveyard,” and “You Should Be Sad,” was the first certified platinum album of the year. Unfortunately, the “Manic” World Tour was put on hold, robbing fans of the opportunity to see the electro-pop star live. So far, Halsey has rescheduled dates for her U.S “Manic” Tour to take place in June and July 2021. Ticket holders to the Halsey “Manic” Tour may also have the opportunity to hear some new poems from her recent, best-selling collection, I Would Leave Me If I Could. Because we know it’s coming, we can’t wait for the musician to announce more “Manic” Tour dates in the months to come.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: March 27, 2021 – November 22, 2021
Iconic, Randy Owen-founded Southern rock band Alabama was scheduled to be one of the many groups to tour in honor to celebrate an anniversary in 2020. Though Alabama has serially postponed their 50th Anniversary Reunion Tour, we are optimistic that the trio will finally hit the road in March 2021. Hopefully, fans will be able to join Alabama on their 50th Anniversary Tour this year.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 2, 2020 – August 15, 2020
On Valentine’s Day 2020, Justin Bieber released his fifth studio album Changes. With appearances from Post Malone, Quavo, Travis Scott, and Kehlani, Justin Bieber’s Changes more than met expectations for fans who waited five years for the musician to follow-up Purpose.
Justin Bieber was originally scheduled to begin the “Changes” Tour on May 14, 2020, in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. A year and a month later, Justin Bieber will embark on the “Changes” Tour in San Diego’s Pechanga Arena.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 15 – October 2, 2021
The iconic, Adam Levine-led pop rock band Maroon 5 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!
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.”
The Doobie Brothers
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 17 – October 23, 2020
The Doobie Brothers, with Michael McDonald, were planning a huge 50th anniversary reunion for 2020. Fans won’t need to wait much longer before the long-awaited reunion of founding members Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee, but the group has already rescheduled tour dates for 2021, so we know it’s coming. Though, unfortunately, according to a statement from the band, previously-announced dates Mount Pleasant, MI, Sioux City, IA, Boise, ID, Albuquerque, NM, Little Rock, AR, Bossier City, LA, and Memphis, TN have been cancelled. Ticket holders are encouraged to hold onto their vouchers for more rescheduled dates to be announced in the coming months.
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.
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 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. Which means plenty of summer shows, those starry nights of live country music we’ve been missing since the covid 19 pandemic.
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: 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.
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—but one year later.
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.”
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.
Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 14, 2021 – August 25, 2021
When the 2020 concert season had to be postponed, fans were definitely worried that some of these dream joint tours wouldn’t be able to reconvene once it’s safe. Thankfully, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer are all available in 2021 to commence the highly anticipated, “Hella Mega Tour.” This gigantic rock conjunction celebrates the music that shaped an era, along with the fans who got them there. 2000’s rock and beyond will never be more alive than Summer 2021 with the “Hella Mega Tour.”
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.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: June 7, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Raise your hand if you were planning on attending, with much zeal, the Backstreet Boys DNA Tour in 2020. Raise both hands if you are going to be there this year, when the Backstreet Boys are finally able to hit the road and tour their ninth studio album, DNA. The Backstreet Boys DNA Tour will kick off Summer 2021 in L.A, and continue through September to wrap-up in OKC. So fans, with some luck permitting, you won’t have to wait too much longer before you’re singing (or, let’s be honest, screaming) the lyrics to “Everybody” and “I Want It That Way,” in addition to DNA singles “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Chances” with one of America’s beloved bands, the Backstreet Boys.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: May 1, 2021 – December 3, 2021
Permitting the return of live shows, Luke Combs is slated to be on tour for most of 2021. After raking in the wins at both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Awards, the “Better Together” artist has to be more than ready to perform live, to celebrate, to break in his 2020 album release, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get. If conditions allow, Luke Combs will be joining the summer music festival, and rocking it, as well.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 16 – October 7, 2021
Though we’re sad the Matchbox Twenty “2020” tour could no longer be, forsaking its loquacious name, but we’re stoked that not only has Matchbox Twenty rescheduled their tour dates for 2021 but they will still be joined by Jakob Dylan’s The Wallflowers. The highly anticipated tour for next summer will kick-off on July 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena and wrap-up with a starry night performance at the famed Hollywood Bowl.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: January 19, 2022 – April 28, 2022
The “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” Tour has been officially rescheduled for the distant future. Elton John fans in Europe will be the first to see him in Fall of 2021, while U.S fans will have to wait until 2022 to see the icon back onstage, in front of his piano to perform the hits that’ve carried us through the decades.
Elton John said to Variety, “I’ve been enjoying my time at home with the family while the world navigates its way through the COVID pandemic. But, I really miss being on the road and performing for my beloved fans in my Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour. While the scientists are making great progress, we are making big plans for a return to touring that will allow us to ensure the health and safety of everyone. I will be starting my tour again in Europe and the UK in the Fall of 2021. And I will be back in North America starting in January 2022. This means my New Zealand dates will be postponed until 2023. Don’t worry about me. I’m using my downtime to keep myself fighting fit and healthier than ever. I’m raring to go! As always, thank you so much for your loyal support. I look forward to seeing all you wonderful Elton John fans soon. In the meantime, please stay safe and be well. Thank you!”
Brooks & Dunn
Rescheduled Tour Dates: September 2, 2021 – October 9, 2021
Country music duo Brooks & Dunn were among the early guard of musicians who postponed their tour out of extreme precaution. The Brooks & Dunn “Reboot” Tour is now scheduled to take place early fall 2021, across the southern U.S and through the heartland. Word on when the Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn Caesars Palace concerts will be scheduled has yet to break, but we would be surprised if those shows weren’t also rescheduled for 2021, or early 2022.
Dan + Shay
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 22, 2021 – December 2, 2021
After being gifted with a surprise iPhone duet of “Tequila” by Dan + Shay, I think it’s safe to say that the country Americana duet misses their fans. With planned tour dates to celebrate eight years of being a duo, Dan + Shay are among the musicians who are dying to tour in 2021. Fans can also appreciate the generosity of Dan + Shay, who provided three homeless families with starter homes this past holiday season. Though Dan + Shay won’t be celebrating an album release if they tour in 2021, we’re hoping the duo debuts a few more singles from their forthcoming fourth album.
Rescheduled Tour Dates: July 27, 2021 – August 21, 2021
The trek was titled, “20 Years Before the Mast,” celebrating the longevity and sacred music of indie rock outfit, The Decemberists. Announced back in February 2020, The Decemberists U.S Tour was slated to be one of the best to occur that year. “Twenty years ago, in a basement practice space in Portland, Oregon, a bunch of musicians threw together under the name The December Brides, a name that lasted only a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists,” frontman Colin Meloy said in a statement. “
In the intervening years, that band has made nine records, six EPs, innumerable singles, a board game, and enough T-shirts, hoodies and onesies to clothe a continent,” he continued. “On such occasions, it seems fitting to throw some kind of party. And so we’re heading out on the road to celebrate the work we’ve made over the last two decades — playing the hits, naturally, but digging into the deep cuts as well.” Though it had to be postponed a year, we are stoked that The Decemberists have already scheduled “20 Years Before the Mast” for 2021, with support from the Fruit Bats.