March marks the start of summer concert season and artists are dropping tours left and right. As expected, Austin is hosting some of the most popular tours of 2017. Austin boasts a unique mix of small club shows and big commercial venues that attract a range of genres to the city. Check out this list of our most anticipated concerts in Austin this year.
Story by Shelby Light
1. Lady Gaga’ Joanne World Tour at Frank Erwin Center - Dec. 5
Coming off her explosive Super Bowl halftime performance, Gaga is kicking off her world tour following the release of her fifth studio album, “Joanne."
2. Chance The Rapper at JMBLYA Festival - May 5-6
Grammy award winner, Chance the Rapper, is one of the most highly anticipated acts at this years JMBLYA festival. This year’s lineup also includes Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, Steve Aoki, 6lack, Snow Tha Product and more.
3. Green Day’s Revolution Radio Tour at Austin 360 Amphitheater - Sept. 8
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and punk rock revolutionaries, Green Day are embarking on a world tour this summer. These 90’s punk rockers have cemented their legacy as iconic pop culture emblems.
4. Future, Migos, Young Thug, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black’s Nobody Safe Tour at Austin 360 Amphitheater - Jun. 23
Atlanta rapper Future announced his Nobody Safe Tour which will feature his new records HNDRXX and FUTURE that dropped early this spring. This tour also features popular rap trio Migos who rocked the rap game with their unique “Culture” album released earlier this year. Young Thug and Kodak Black are both up and coming rappers who will be featured in the show.
5. The 1975 at ACL Live at Moody Theater - Apr. 17-18
British Indie Rock quartet are touring to support their album “I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.”
6. Blink-182 at Austin 360 Amphitheater - Mar. 22
Born again, Blink-182 are touring for the first time without founding singer Tom DeLonge. The pop-punk powerhouses will promote their seventh studio album “California."
7. Panic! At The Disco’s Death of a Bachelor Tour at Frank Erwin Center, Apr. 2
Panic! At The Disco are touring along with special guests, Misterwives and Saint Motel to promote their fifth studio album “Death of a Bachelor.
8. Kehlani’s SweetSexySavage Tour at Emo's - May 24
R&B vocalist Kehlani just released her debut studio album “SweetSexySavage.” She was previously nominated for a Grammy in 2016.
9. J. Cole’s 4 Your Eyez Only Tour at Frank Erwin Center - Aug. 19
J. Cole went platinum with no features. The Grammy nominated hip hop artist will tour this summer.
10. State Champs North American Tour at Emo’s - Apr. 28
The State Champs are a rising pop punk band that toured on Warped Tour in 2015 and opened for All Time Low and 5 Seconds of Summer.