With the Summer coming to an end, we all need something to look forward to. There are some incredible live acts set for 2018, some of which haven’t even begun touring, others who’ve been bringing the show for a few months now. Here are 6 Bands Who Will Tour in 2018.
Though the eccentric, Matt Healy-led rock band The 1975 doesn’t have any dates scheduled just yet, the band confirmed to the audience at Latitude 2017, that they would begin touring in October of 2018. Not to mention all of the Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships buzz that’s been keeping us going all Summer. With three new singles and two music videos already out, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships and forthcoming tour dates should be just around the corner.
The boy band who got their start as being the opening act for One Direction has finally staked their own claim, their own direction, if you will. 5 Seconds of Summer have released their third LP—and first album in three years—Youngblood. And though they are a rock band with a boy band fanbase, this hasn’t been a hang-up for the band, or for sales. The new record reached the top 10 in 20 countries, a huge feat to accomplish, one which definitely added fuel to the fire beneath their “Meet You There” Tour.
Just a couple weeks after the release of their upcoming album Trench, Twenty One Pilots will embark on their “Bandito” World Tour. So far, the Trench releases have fans excite but bewildered. In addition to the video trilogy told via “Jumpsuit”, “Nico and the Niners”, and “Levitate”, Twenty One Pilots have recently dropped “My Blood”, a groovy, disco-tipped single. What will Trench, or the “Bandito” World Tour sound like? It all begins Oct. 5th, when Twenty One Pilots drop their highly anticipated Blurryface follow-up.
Who better to unite pop and classical music fans than brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson? This September through November, with a few additional dates in 2019, Hanson will be performing with symphony orchestras across America, bringing to life their new album String Theory. The album, produced by Hanson, will feature new tracks, as well as already-released songs rearranged with full symphonic orchestration. While an exact date has not been specified, it’s set for Fall 2018.
Leading up to their “Kings of the Weekend” Las Vegas Residency, which will run through November, 90’s alt-rock band Blink-182 will be touring nationwide, visiting audiences who are patiently waiting for the follow-up to 2016’s California. Though touring without founding member Tom DeLonge, recent concert reviews suggest this iteration of Blink-182 is nonetheless worth the ticket.
Fall Out Boy fans probably can’t recall a time when the band wasn’t compulsively touring their LPs. And 2018, FIFTEEN years after their debut, doesn’t appear any different. Fall Out Boy just kicked off Leg 6 of their “Mania” Tour. FOB’s latest setlists are chock full of hits spanning decades, in addition to nostalgia-generating surprises, such as the debut performance of fan-favorite 2008 demo “Lake Effect Kid,” which recently got a studio release for the first time.