In 2013, a number of memorable musicians across all genres rose to new heights with buzz worthy albums, videos, and live appearances. As a result, many of these rising stars are preparing to capitalize on the success by embarking on concert tours in 2014, or by simply picking up where they left off. See some of the top musicians featured below, and be sure to shop the Vivid Seats marketplace to secure your spot in the audience at an upcoming concert.
Luke Bryan | That’s My Kind of Night Tour
Luke Bryan’s fourth studio album “Crash My Party” dropped in Aug. 2013, earning the singer-songwriter his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as well as three top-10 singles on the Billboard country charts. In addition to being selected as Blake Shelton’s co-host for the 2014 ACM Awards, Bryan will tour the U.S. from January - March on his That’s My Kind of Night Tour. He also is on the bill for several major festivals, including Bayou Country Superfest (May 23-25), Florida Country Superfest (June 14-15), Country USA (June 24-28), Country Jam USA Wisconsin (July 17-19), and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival (July 31-Aug. 3).
Miley Cyrus | Bangerz Tour
Over the course of the past year, Miley Cyrus has truly come into her own as a musician. “Bangerz,” her first album in more than three years, debuted at No. 1 in the U.S. and produced the global hits “We Can’t Stop” and “Wrecking Ball.” In 2014, Cyrus will launch the Bangerz Tour, which runs from Feb. 14 - April 24 in North America. She’ll be joined by Icona Pop, whose “I Love It” became one of the undeniable songs of the summer, and Sky Ferreira, another up-and-coming singer-songwriter.
Imagine Dragons | Into the Night Tour
The six-time Platinum-certified single “Radioactive” launched Imagine Dragons into mainstream success in 2013, as the single topped both the Billboard Rock and Alternative charts following its May 3 release. The song has proven so monumentally popular; in fact, that the group’s first headlining tour will take place at massive arenas across the country. The North American leg of the Imagine Dragons tour 2014 kicks of Feb. 8 in Boise, Idaho, and will continue through mid-March.
Demi Lovato | Neon Lights Tour
In addition to continuing her role as a judge on “The X Factor,” Demi Lovato‘s 2013 was highlighted by the release of her self-titled album “Demi” in May. Critics applauded the album for the former Disney star’s matured sound, spotlighted by songs like the top-10 single “Heart Attack.” Lovato’s 2014 Neon Lights Tour begins on Feb. 9 and will feature opening acts Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd, and Little Mix. The final date of her North American leg is scheduled for March 30, when she’ll perform at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Austin Mahone | MTV Artist to Watch Tour
Austin Mahone was first discovered thanks to a number of YouTube videos he posted online, and his popularity exploded in 2013 after formally releasing the singles “What About Love” and “Banga! Banga!” Mahone also won the Artist to Watch Award at the 2013 VMAs, which resulted in his being selected for an MTV-sponsored tour of the same name. The tour (rescheduled from original 2013 dates) will run from Feb. 24-March 9, stopping in 10 U.S. cities along the way.
Robin Thicke | Blurred Lines Tour
Though Robin Thicke has been a staple of the R&B scene since the early 2000s, the singer took the world by storm this summer with the title track off his album “Blurred Lines.” The song spent 12 weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, and the song still remains on the chart after more than 30 weeks. In support of the 2013 album, Robin Thicke’s tour will launch in late February and is scheduled to extend through March. Jessie J and DJ Cassidy are on tap as openers.
In April, Brantley Gilbert took home the Academy of Country Music Award for Top New Male Artist, and in 2014, Gilbert is poised to justify the esteem of his peers with a number of appearances at the year’s biggest country music festivals. Although solo dates have not yet been announced, Gilbert has been confirmed on the lineup of Stagecoach (April 25-27), Taste of Country (June 13-15), Country USA (June 24-28), Country Thunder Wisconsin (July 24-27), Jamboree in the Hills (July 17-20), and Country Explosion (July 17-20).
Ellie Goulding | Halcyon Days Tour
Ellie Goulding scored her first North American hit with the single “Lights,” and the singer has been rising in the ranks thanks in part to her new single “Burn,” contributions to “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” soundtracks, and even an appearance on the Taylor Swift Red Tour earlier this summer. From March - May, Goulding will bring her Halcyon Days Tour to North American concert halls, equipped with riveting live performances of her popular electronic dance songs.