Looking ahead to 2014, a number of celebrated entertainers are getting ready to end lengthy touring droughts, while some will continue on with ventures that marked a welcome return after a long absence. You can find more complete tour dates for the following musicians in the Vivid Seats marketplace.
Justin Timberlake | The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Supporting the 2013 releases of his dual album “The 20/20 Experience,” Justin Timberlake set off on a major international concert tour in November. The 20/20 Experience World Tour is the R&B singer’s first solo headlining venture in more than six years, and though it started in 2013, the bulk of performances will take place in the coming year. The first North American leg closes March 5, but Timberlake will return stateside mid-July for the remaining concert dates.
Cher | Dressed to Kill Tour
Cher billed her 2002-05 Living Proof Tour as a farewell venture, but the 67-year-old star can’t seem to stay away from the stage. The multi-talented entertainer enjoyed a successful Las Vegas residency from 2008-11, but she’ll return to the road in March 2014 for a full-fledged, four-month concert tour. The whole trek is expected to wrap up on July 11 after a concert at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center.
Billy Joel | In Concert
In addition to receiving Kennedy Center Honors and announcing his unprecedented Madison Square Garden residency this year, Billy Joel has revealed a handful of 2014 tour dates that will bring the “Piano Man” singer to Florida, North Carolina, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Joel also is on tap to play the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in his career with two performances on May 17 and 22.
Arcade Fire | Reflektor Tour
After the massive success of the GRAMMY Award-winning album “The Suburbs,” Arcade Fire shied away from touring for more than two years. In the wake of releasing 2013’s chart-topping album “Reflektor,” the Montreal-based indie outfit will embark on its first-ever arena tour of North America, starting March 6 in Louisville, Ky. The band has built in gaps for festivals and international dates, so the North American performances won’t officially come to a close until late August.
Kings of Leon | Mechanical Bull Tour
Kings of Leon ended its self-imposed, two-year hiatus with the Sept. 2013 album “Mechanical Bull,” and the family band is preparing to make its long-awaited return to the stage with next year’s tour of the same name. The Kings of Leon tour 2014 launches in February, covering more than 25 cities over two North American legs. The second leg, which was announced on Dec. 9, kicks off in Phoenix on March 19 and closes April 11 in New Orleans.
Jay Z | Magna Carter World Tour
In the four years after “The Blueprint 3” dropped, Jay Z largely remained out of the music world’s spotlight, but a surprise announcement on June 16 confirmed rumors of a new album. The GRAMMY-nominated “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” paved the way for Jay Z to launch his first solo tour in years. The headlining trek is currently in full swing and is scheduled to end on Jan. 31 with a concert at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa.
Garth Brooks | World Tour 2014
While he has yet to announce any accompanying dates, Garth Brooks confirmed that he would be returning to the road in 2014 after more than a decade off the touring circuit. The impromptu announcement was made on “Good Morning America” on Dec. 9, when the singer was promoting his latest record release: “Blame It All on My Roots.” The eight-disc compilation set sold more than 140,000 copies in its first full week, launching the release to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Britney Spears | Piece of Me
Britney Spears has promised an all-out extravaganza for her Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood. The Las Vegas shows kick off on Dec. 27, and the “Baby One More Time” singer is scheduled to perform a minimum of 50 shows a year at the resort’s comprehensively renovated theater. The residency is currently scheduled through the end of 2015.
Lady Gaga | artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour
Lady Gaga’s 2013 tour was infamously cut short after the “Born This Way" singer suffered an injury on stage, but Gaga has returned bigger and bolder than ever with her latest album, “ARTPOP.” The theatrical entertainer will launch her tour from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on May 4, and is later scheduled to stop in more than 20 North American cities through July 21.