The holiday shopping season has begun, and the Vivid Seats marketplace is chock-full of stocking stuffers for what promises to be a thrilling 2013 tour season across all music genres. Your favorite artists are ready to hit the road and we’re here to help you navigate our inventory of concert tickets to ensure you find just what you’re looking for. Here’s a peak at the various country artists set to grace the stage next year:
Taylor Swift Tickets | 2013 Red Tour: March - Sept.
She’s back in a big, big way. The October release of Taylor Swift’s fourth studio album, Red, was an immediate smash hit and her upcoming tour of the same name is sure to break records as well. Swift’s booked rising star, Ed Sheeran, as her opener and is promising one of her biggest tours yet, so check out the list of 40-plus cities on the 2013 Taylor Swift tour schedule and begin making plans for one of the biggest concert events of the year. The Red Tour is scheduled to launch in Omaha with a pair of shows on March 13 and 14.
Jason Aldean Tickets | 2013 Night Train Tour: March - July (More dates TBA)
Jason Aldean fans have been given a taste of what’s to come for the 2013 Night Train Tour, and so far, it’s pretty impressive. Similar to past tours by fellow country stars, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Aldean will be bringing his act to a sampling of NFL venues next summer. Houston’s Reliant Stadium will kick things off in March, before Aldean and opening acts, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett, travel to Sanford Stadium (Athens, Ga.), Fenway Park (Boston, Ma.), and Wrigley Field (Chicago, Ill.). The complete list of 2013 Jason Aldean tour dates is expected to be released soon, and in addition to the tour, he is scheduled to make appearances at various summer music festivals including Country Stampede (Manhattan, Kan.), Summerfest (Milwaukee, Wis.), Country Fest (Cadott, Wis.), Country Concert (Fort Loramie, Ohio), Cheyenne Frontier Days (Cheyenne, Wy.), and the Boots and Hearts Festival (Bowmanville, Calif.).
George Strait Tickets | 2013 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour: Jan. – June (2014 dates TBA)
Fans of the “King of Country,” you’ve been warned. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will serve as the Country Music Hall of Famer’s victory lap beginning in January. On the bright side, the farewell venture is expected to extend over two years and reach over 40 cities across the U.S. The complete 2013 George Strait tour schedule hasn’t been released yet, but over 15 dates have already been announced so check out the inventory in the Vivid Seats marketplace to see if he’ll be headed to a venue near you.
Carrie Underwood Tickets | 2013 Blown Away Tour: Feb. – May
Technically, the Blown Away Tour began in 2012, but due to overwhelming demand, Carrie Underwood has added a whopping 40 cities for 2013. After a month-long break, shows will resume in February and continue through mid-May, making stops in over 30 North American cities beginning with Colorado Springs. Talented up-and-comer, Hunter Hayes, is set to stay on as the opening act for all 2013 Blown Away tour dates, and has developed quite the following since his self-titled debut album dropped in 2011. The highly coveted opening gig has helped launch Hayes into the spotlight, and contributed to the success of his first No. 1 single, Wanted.
Kenny Chesney Tickets | 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour: March – Aug. (More dates TBA)
Looking to capitalize on the success of the massive Brothers of the Sun Tour, Kenny Chesney has once again lined up major sports venues for his upcoming 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour. Scheduled to run from March to August, only the first 17 stops have been announced thus far and include such notable arenas as Cowboys Stadium (Dallas), Miller Park (Milwaukee), Heinz Field (Pittsburgh), Georgia Dome (Atlanta), and Gillette Stadium (Foxborough). In addition to world-class venues, Chesney also has booked a stellar lineup of supporting acts for various dates, including Zac Brown Band, Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, and Eric Church. Stay tuned for the complete list of 2013 Kenny Chesney tour dates sure to come in the weeks ahead.
Keith Urban Tickets | 2013 North American Tour: July – Oct. (Additional dates may be added)
Following a low key 2012 for the country crooner, Keith Urban will be back at it in full-force next year with his 2013 North American Tour. Accompanied by supporting acts, Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, Urban and company will travel to at least 25 cities over a three-month span, though additional dates may be added before all is said and done. For now, fans in a variety of U.S. cities can begin making plans for next year, as the wide-reaching tour will be coming to Cincinnati, Charlotte, Detroit, Baltimore, Boston, Dallas, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and a host of others. Stay up-to-date on all the latest information regarding Keith Urban tour dates by signing up for free email alerts from Vivid Seats.