Spring Tour Preview 2017: 32 Must-See Concerts

From Green Day to Future, concert season blooms with the flowers.

Written by Emilee Lindner • March 6, 2017

Can’t wait to get your live music fix during the summer season? Good! Lucky for you, dozens of artists have plotted a spring 2017 tour schedule, and there's something for every kind of music fan. From Green Day to Phantogram, Big Sean to Modern Baseball, Future to Eric Church, here are the tours that will rock your town just as the first flowers are blooming. We've arranged the list in alphabetical order so you can easily find your favorites. Grab your tickets now.

The 1975

Dates: April 9-June 4 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
There’s no denying that The 1975 know how to put on a good show. The British art-pop-rockers are known for their rigorous tour schedule (they were once dubbed the Hardest Working Band of 2014), and they’re not stopping anytime soon. Their spring tour will revisit the U.S., but not before stopping in Mexico first. Prepare your best pink ensemble and pigmented eye shadow, and you might just out-glam Matt Healy.

Ryan Adams


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Dates: February 18-September 22 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Ryan Adams is touring his Prisoner album, and starts each set by saying, "Are you ready to party?" before launching into one of his many songs about heartbreak. If you're wanting to get in touch with your emotions, Adams will be touring until September 22. Jenny Lewis and Pheobe Bridgers are coming along.
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A Perfect Circle

Dates: April 6-May 7 • Venues: Arenas/Amphitheaters • Buy Tickets
A Perfect Circle is gracing us with their supergroupy presence come March 7, when they kick off their spring tour in Las Vegas. The band’s last album was released way back in 2004, and they’ve said they'll continue working on a new project whilst on tour. They’re hitting some festivals too, so get ready for A Perfect Circle.

Big Sean

Dates: March 17-May 20 • Venues: Theaters • Buy Tickets
Can't get enough of Big Sean's latest album I Decided? Well guess what? The "Bounce Back" mastermind is taking all his new tracks out on tour. "Uber Everywhere" rapper MadeInTYO is tagging along for the ride. Honestly, though, it looks like this tour is selling fast, so snatch those tickets.


Dates: March 22-May 9 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Those touring fiends! Blink-182 has been exercising their new lineup: OG members Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, along with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. And by now, the new iteration of Blink has become the good ‘ol Blink. If you didn’t catch the punks last year, their spring tour will wind back into the States—after being in Europe—re-upping on March 22 in Austin and playing mostly Southern states. The Naked and Famous and Wavves will open.

Bon Jovi

Dates:  Through August 18 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Jon Bon Jovi and crew have a hefty schedule of playing around the U.S. this spring. This House Is Not for Sale Tour runs from February into the summer. Instead of leaning on their famous friends, the band held a contest to find their show openers, and each night, they're giving an amateur act their chance to shine.

Chris Brown & 50 Cent

Chris Brown and 50 CentDates: March 31-May 23 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Chris Brown is promising a party when he goes on tour with 50 Cent. Also on the bill, Fabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G. "Whens the last time you’ve been to a show/concert and have actually been entertained??? WE COMING!!!!,” Brown wrote on Twitter before the tour announcement. And, honestly, entertainment is what it's all about. 

Luke Bryan

Dates: Ongoing • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
You can never really miss Luke Bryan, because the country dude is always touring. Currently Bryan's slithering through North America on his Kill the Lights tour, which rolls all the way through April. After that he's launching his Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day Tour on May 5.

The Chainsmokers

Dates: April 13-June 10 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Now that the Chainsmokers have a record planned for 2017, they’re going on tour to support the music. Cool enough, they’re including a copy of said release, Memories…Do Not Open, with every ticket. They’re bring along electo-goddess Kiiara, along with Emily Warren, who’s featured on their song “Paris” and frequently writes with the duo.

Chance the Rapper

Dates: April 24-June 17 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Right after his triple win at the 2017 Grammys, Chance the Rapper announced that he was going on tour—some might even call it a victory tour. Nevertheless, the dude is riding high, so you won’t want to miss the good vibes swirling through your town. The tour begins in San Diego on April 24 and runs through June 14 in Tampa, Florida.

Eric Church

Dates: January 13-September 29 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Eric Church has some energy he wants to let loose. Instead of having openers for his Holdin' My Own Tour, he's playing two full sets each night, providing an intermission between each. "The way Mr. Misunderstood came together mandated we release it as a surprise, straight to our fans, as it was important for me to deliver the music the same way the creativity hit me — directly and swiftly,” Church said in a statement about the new setup for his tour.

Duran Duran

Dates: March 17-April 2 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
This spring, Duran Duran will be traveling around the world for a mini-tour. They'll not only satiate fans in the U.S. with dates in California, Texas, Georgia and Florida, but they'll be flying down to South America to give Brazil, Argentina and Chile a dose of Duran.

Florida Georgia Line

Dates: January-July 22 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Florida Georgia Line have embarked on an extended leg of their Dig Your Roots Tour to support their third album. To sweeten the deal for fans, openers Dustin Lynch and Chris Lane are also included in the package. Be one of the million people who have already caught FGL onstage on this tour, and if you miss this one, the guys are going right back out with Nelly on The Smooth Tour in the summer.


Dates: March 11-September 9 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Foreigner are celebrating 40 years as a band. In 2016, they released an EP with unplugged versions of their songs to celebrate, and now they're touring in support. In the summer, they're extending their road show with original members members Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood appearing on select dates.


FutureDates: May 4-June 30 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
With his HNDRXX album freshly stocked in our headphones and the possibility of even more music on the way, Future is ready to take his new material out on the road. Apparently, Future can't get enough touring (he toured with Drake all last year) and will be kicking off his new trek in May. Migos, Kodak Black, and Tory Lanez are coming along too.

Ariana Grande

Dates: February 2-April 15 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
If Ariana Grande hasn't hit your town yet, you're in a for a treat. She embarked on her Dangerous Woman Tour in February and has been serving up fierce vocals on the road ever since. The pop deliciousness doesn't stop there—Little Mix and songwriter Victoria Monet are also on the bill.

Green Day

Dates: March 1-September 13 • Venues: Amphitheaters, Stadiums, Arenas • Buy Tickets
The rock vets are playing non-stop this year, and they've already begun the revolution. Green Day's Radio Revolution Tour crosses North America from March 1 to September 13, and supports their recent 12th album. During the tour they'll play Wrigley Field and Rose Bowl for the first time, so get to the show and make history!

Jimmy Eat World

Dates: March 12-August 29 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
There's no meeting Jimmy Eat World in the middle—they're coming to you. The band are touring all the way from March to August in support of their ninth album, Integrity Blues, and Beach Slang has signed on to open. To pump you up even more, some of the dates include Incubus, who've invited Jimmy Eat World to open for them!


Dates: March 5-August 27 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Korn is touring all around the world in the coming months with festival appearances sprinkled throughout their schedule. To kick things off, the guys are playing two, back-to-back, sold-out shows at The House of Blues.

Lil Wayne

Dates: April 14-May 11 • Venues: Theaters • Buy Tickets
While it’s unsure which Lil Wayne project we’ll get first—the long awaited Tha Carter V? The recently announced Funeral? Hell, his love song compilation, Devol??—we do know one thing: There no place Wayne looks happier than onstage. Weezy will be on a mini-tour around the States in April and May, dubbing the trek the Kloser 2 U Tour.

Little Dragon

Dates: April 13-July 31 • Venues: Theaters • Buy Tickets
With a new song, "High," kicking off a new season of music for the Swedish electro-band, Little Dragon are going on tour in North America. They'll be bringing along GoldLink and Glass Animals.

Local Natives

Dates: March 16-April 22 • Venues: Theaters • Buy Tickets
Local Natives are about to embark on their spring tour, beginning in Toronto on March 16. After one night in Canada, they'll be skating around the U.S., delivering their folky emo tunes to hungry fans, who couldn't get enough of their last album, Sunlit Youth. One dollar from each ticket sale will be donated to gender-based violence intervention and prevention programs.

John Mayer

Dates: March 31-April 22 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
John will be playing material from his upcoming album on The Search for Everything Tour, starting at the end of March. The tour will butt up against his tour with Dead and Company, which starts in June. For the spring trek, John Mayer plans to take his acoustic songs for a solo spin, while also bringing along a full electric band. What’s so special about this tour is that the John Mayer Trio will be reunited for a segment of the show.


Dates: April 14-May 20 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Get ready to guzzle down some majestic rock sauce when Mastodon launch their spring tour, starting on April 14 in Montana. With openers Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles, the band's 30 dates will support their upcoming seventh album, Empire of Sun. "We couldn't be more excited to pour majestic rock sauce all over your town," Mastodon said in a statement. "Come on down and help us celebrate the season of new beginnings where fresh buds bloom, animals awaken, the earth comes to life and there's a new Mastodon album to melt your face off!"

Modern Baseball

Dates: March 17-April 22 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Lovable Philadelphia rockers Modern Baseball are taking the time to bless the rest of the U.S. with their guitar solos. For much of March and April the guys will be nearly non-stop touring, and guess who will be joining them? Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band, Sorority Noise, and The Obsessives. 

Stevie Nicks

Dates: Through April 6 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Stevie Nicks is bringing her vibes to 2017 as she extended her 2016 tour to the spring. The Pretenders are the Fleetwood Mac singer's special guest as she continues her trek though April 6.

Panic! at the Disco

Panic at the Disco

Dates: February 24-April 15 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Panic! at the Disco have some cool friends coming along for the Death of a Bachelor Tour. Misterwives and Saint Motel are cruising along with the artpop band. You won't want to miss it when Brendon Urie brings his croon to your town—and the tour ends April 15, so don't sleep on getting tix.


Phantogram Spring Tour

Dates: February 25-June 4 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
Phantogram hit the ground running in 2017, and they'll commence their spring tour on Feb. 25. With beats so hard you might have to dance crazier than usual, Phantogram put on an insane show. Along with performances at Coachella, Sasquatch!, Middlelands, and Governors Ball, they've got dates all over North America and Europe.


Dates: April 24-May 9 • Venues: Arenas/Festivals • Buy Tickets
Here comes your… band. The Pixies are out to explore the U.S. this spring, spinning through California and Texas before hitting the east coast. The trek is only about a month long, so get the tickets while they’re hot. And if you’ve been asking, “Where is my… Mitski?” well, she’s coming along for the ride as well.


Dates: April 28-May 27 • Venues: Amphitheaters/Festivals • Buy Tickets
Yes! Chris Cornell and co. will be dishing up their hard rock when they visit your city this spring. Bringing along openers The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan, Soundgarden might gift fans with new music. The band has a bunch of festival dates worked into the spring tour, and are currently working on the follow-up to their 2012 album, King Animal.

Chris Stapleton

Dates: March 9-August 25 • Venues: Amphitheaters/Festivals • Buy Tickets
Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show Tour includes opening acts Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas, Brent Cobb, Anderson East and Margo Price, but the guy himself will split from his headlining show to open three nights for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers during the trek. Midway through the tour, he'll be releasing his follow-up to 2015's Traveller on May 5, so you'll be sure to hear new music.

The Weeknd

Dates: February 17-June 9 • Venues: Arenas • Buy Tickets
With the electro-disco vibes of Daft Punk and the pop magic of Max Martin behind The Weeknd, you'll be getting an amped up party on the Starboy: Legend Of The Fall Tour. The Weeknd will have you getting in touch with your naughty side, along with your emo side and your party animal side. Special guests in North America? Rae Sremmurd, Belly and 6lack.

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