The first two weeks of April have heralded many exciting tour announcements for North American music and theater fans alike. Many talented performers are set to hit venues all across the country in the ensuing months, so shop the Vivid Seats marketplace for a great selection of concert and theater tickets for upcoming events such as the ones featured below.
Jack White Announces First Headlining Tour in Two Years
On April 7, living legend Jack White confirmed more than a dozen tour dates to support his sophomore solo album. Lazaretto, which is scheduled to be released on June 10, will be White’s first full studio release since 2012’s Blunderbuss. His tour dates will run from May 29-July 31, including a July 30 concert at Detroit’s Masonic Temple Theatre. White helped save his hometown venue last summer by settling the theater’s debts of more than $140,000.
White also has plans to appear at many festivals this year; in North America, he’ll perform at the Free Press Summer Festival (May 31-June 1), Governors Ball (June 6-8), Bonnaroo (June 12-15), Forecastle Festival (July 18-20), and Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (Aug. 1-3).
Slash to Join Aerosmith for Let Rock Rule Tour This Summer
During a performance at the Whisky A Go-Go on April 8, Aerosmith invited Slash on stage for two songs during a brief set and confirmed that the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist would be joining the group on its upcoming world tour. The pairing is especially relevant considering Aerosmith’s history with GNR: During Aerosmith’s first major arena tour in the late ‘80s, the members invited the fledgling Appetite for Destruction hit-makers to be the opening act. Dubbed the Let Rock Rule Tour, this monumental venture will include at least 20 dates in North America, beginning on July 10 in Wantagh, N.Y.
Austin Mahone Tour to Support Debut Album
Austin Mahone announced on April 4 that his long-awaited debut album, officially titled The Secret, will be released on May 27. In conjunction with the revealing, Mahone also confirmed that a summer tour—his first major headlining venture—will kick off on July 25 in San Antonio, and will ultimately include more than 25 dates around North America. The singer released the single “Mmm Yeah,” featuring Pitbull, as the third single from his album on Jan. 26, and the track has steadily been making its way up the Billboard Hot 100.
More 2014 Concert News
Though he’s been on the road since Nov. 2013, Justin Timberlake has added another set of dates to The 20/20 Experience Tour for winter 2014. Paul McCartney also has begun to add North American dates to his ongoing Out There Tour, including stops in New Orleans (June 19), Louisville, Ky. (June 26), Albany, N.Y. (July 5), and Pittsburgh (July 7). In music awards show news, the Academy of Country Music confirmed that its 2015 ceremony will be held at the massive AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with festivities extending from April 17-19. The three-day festival, which will culminate with the awards ceremony on April 19, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show with a full weekend of country music events.
Dave Chappelle Books String of Performances at Radio City
Last summer, comedian Dave Chappelle made a big return to the touring circuit, not only with a handful of solo shows, but also as co-headliner during Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival. In 2014, the Washington, D.C., native announced he’ll be bringing his insightful comedic style to New York for a string of dates at Radio City Music Hall. Performances have currently been confirmed for June 18-22.
Massive Jesus Christ Superstar Tour to Star Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams
Starting on June 9, an arena rock spectacular of the 1971 musical Jesus Christ Superstar will make its way to more than 45 cities across North America. The production is most notable for its all-star cast, featuring Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas Iscariot, Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child as Mary Magdalene, J.C. Chasez of *NSYNC as Pontius Pilate, Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols as King Herod, and Ben Forster as Jesus Christ. The tour will launch from New Orleans and close in Philadelphia on Aug. 16.