On September 17th, Lil Nas X released his debut album MONTERO—titled after the artist’s given name. It’s fitting, how often debut albums are released beneath the title of the artist themselves. The first record is, after all, the artist’s initial impression and offering to the world. He/she/they on a platter. Here I am, world. Consume me.
Lil Nas X has arrived, in debut album form, unlike any artist before him. Back in 2019, when “Old Town Road” went viral to the insane, the song spent a full 19 weeks on atop the US Billboard Hot 100. Then, Lil Nas X came out as gay. The declaration made him the first artist to do so while having a number-one record. He strolled through the Grammy awards in head-to-toe couture, brilliant fuchsia Versace. He dropped a Satan-loving, queer erotic celebration of a music video for “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and lapped up the backlash like ice cream on a hot summer’s day.
This capsule of history, the lead-up to his debut record, continues to be the blueprint for Lil Nas X’s career so far. Being the first pop-rap artist of his kind. Outwardly, unabashedly, himself. A black, gay icon. Somehow, authentic and world-famous at the same time. He’s having a moment.
We’re not worthy. But thankfully, we’re here nonetheless to witness the bold and beautiful music, and music videos, of Lil Nas X. Now that MONTERO is out in the world, we think it’s time to get excited for when Lil Nas X will go on tour—hopefully in 2022.
When will Lil Nas X announce tour dates?
Lil Nas X released MONTERO on September 17th. Typically, performing artists will announce within six weeks of their latest release if they are going on tour. Tentatively, that means Lil Nas X could announce his 2022 tour anytime between now through the end of October. But, we think fans should extend some grace to Lil Nas X if he doesn’t announce any time soon as it would likely be due to COVID. Because Lil Nas X concerts will certainly be a huge, full-scale, and likely set in theaters or arenas, it requires a huge production effort to get the logistics in place.
Fans, hold on tight. We may have to see Winter, or even embark into 2022, without word of a Lil Nas X Tour. But we know it’s coming and the wait will be worth it.
In the Wake of Montero
Following the arrival of MONTERO, Lil Nas X took to BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to deliver his rendition of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” The album showed us Lil Nas X’s wide range of influences, styles, genres. His first performance since MONTERO was a hail back to his roots, and more importantly, his first major pop impression. The country-inspired, Billy Ray Cyrus-remixed “Old Town Road.”
In a world that requires constant approval, a lament Lil Nas X states in MONTERO‘s “Void,” the artist continues to defy viewer and listener expectation in exchange for a genuine display of self. He stands in front of a rhinestone-decorated microphone. He’s coy, always mindful of his haters while sporting a smirk. But don’t you forget: Lil Nas X is, above most else, out to entertain you.
“You’re getting a lot of stories about me,” Lil Nas X said of MONTERO. “You’re getting a lot of stories about my past and where I want to be in my love life. But they’re also a bop. I feel like I finally found a great balance between being as real as possible within my music and making a hit song.”
How to Get Cheap Lil Nas X Tickets
Lil Nas X Tickets will, undoubtedly, be some of the most difficult to snag when they go onsale. First, we suggest staying connected with us because we remain on the forefront of upcoming tour announcements from all of the major musicians. Then, when Lil Nas X finally announces his tour, we’ll be there to provide you with pre-sale and general onsale information.
When Lil Nas X tickets sell out, which they will (most likely in record time) we will be your best source for cheap Lil Nas X tickets. Stick with us, and we’ll do our best to get you into the show—likely to be one of the best, most anticipated concerts in 2022.