A Brief Look At Some Of 2018s Biggest Concert Tours So Far2018 has been an exciting year for concert goers. Maybe you went to a big show or two this year and if you did, there were probably singular moments that made your year.To honor those moments and the supremely talented musicians who made them possible, we put together this quick piece as a means of spotlighting them. Theyll either you bring you back to being at a show you attended or get you pumped for an upcoming show if you plan on attending.
On the Run II Tour - Jay-Z & Beyonce
The king of rap and the of queen pop, the ultimate power couple, hit the road again this summer for the second installment of their On the Run Tour. The 48-show tour began on June 6th, 2018 and ended on October 4th, 2018, featuring a North American and European leg.The tour largely featured cuts from their unofficial but oh-so-obvious album trilogy - BeyoncesLemonade (2016), Jay-Zs4:44 (2017), and their collaboration album, Everything is Love (2018). But of course, the setlist included a fair share of their greatest hits and critically-acclaimed classics.
Aubrey & Three Migos Tour - Drake & Migos
Drizzy and his ATL-compadres Migos hit the stage for their Aubrey & the Three Amigos Tour, which was scheduled to launch back on August 12, 2018, but suffered several delays. Overall, the tour has brought a positively-received display of bright visuals and chart-topping hits. The concert supported Drakes latest release, Scorpion as well as Migos latest offering, Culture II. One of the highlights of the tour were the surprise guests. Newcomer Blocboy JB made an appearance at the second show in Chicago, Illinois. Tory Lanez and French Montana showed face at subsequent shows in New York City. Travis Scott took the stage in Toronto as well as in New York City and Houston. But the biggest surprise was the emergence of Drakes archnemesis from 2015 until, well, this summer - Meek Mill. They made amends on stage and went on to perform together.
The Man Of the Woods Tour - Justin Timberlake
What can you call JTs run and resurgence on the scene? Filthy. Justin Timberlake is back on the road again with his Man of the Woods Tour, playing 112 shows in North America and Europe. As the name of the tour suggests, it supports his latest release Man Of the Woods, which was released on February 2nd, 2018. The tour garnered positive reviews from many media outlets including the likes of Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and GQ. The setlist features a wide span of JTs hits, from his debut solo album to his more recent chart-toppers. Apart from the music, critics praised Justin for his versatility and emotional range, along with his brilliant incorporation of forest-imagery for the tours set design.
Reputation Stadium Tour - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has been and still treads the Earth as a dominant force in pop music. Her 2017 release, Reputation and its supporting live concert, Reputation Stadium Tour prove that. The latter kicked off on May 8th, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona and will end on November 21st, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. As a whole, the tour consists of five legs - two North American legs, a European leg, an Asian leg and an Oceania leg. Opening acts included the likes of Camilla Cabello, Charli XCX and Broods. The Reputation Stadium Tour received rave reviews from critics, who praised Taylor for her agile vocals and performing ability. After the 29th show, the concert had grossed about $202.3 million in North America, breaking her own record set by the 1989 World Tour (2015) as having the highest earning tour by a female artist in North American history.
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Weve no doubt seen some big tours this year from the biggest musical acts on the planet. There were plenty of thrilling moments that no will doubt linger in the minds of fans for a lifetime. For those of you looking forward to an upcoming show for any of the artists mentioned above, youll certainly be in a for a treat. If theres an upcoming show in your hometown and you havent bought tickets yet, make sure to get your concert tickets at Fanxchange.com.