Big albums take over the public consciousness and the charts for years. Adele’s ‘25’ sold more than 22 million copies but did you realize it came out, like, four years ago? See? Big albums just keep on giving. In fact, her 2015 performance at Radio City Music Hall (pictured) spawned an epic special that was nominated for four Emmys. But now we’re heading back to the trough and bugging Our Lady of Post-Split Glow-Ups for another musical masterpiece tout suite. And on top of that, add a big tour, okay? With hecka stops in Canada.
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She was born to perform! And she’s been dropping new music, like her single “Slide Away” and her new collab with Ariana Grande and Lana Del Rey from the “Charlie’s Angels” soundtrack, “Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie’s Angels)”. She has a new record, ‘She Is Miley Cyrus’, expected to drop in 2020, and we’re hoping Cyrus will hit the road then, too, for the first time since her "Bangerz" tour in 2014.
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Her ninth album, nicknamed ‘R9’, is expected to be released before New Years's and can a tour announcement be far behind? The "Anti" world tour wrapped up at the end of 2016. It could be tricky for RiRi to fit in a mega tour among her other gigs at her makeup line, Fenty Beauty, her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty, her ongoing collab with Puma, and movie roles.
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In August, he tweeted: “Album mode full effect”. And now he’s teasing a new single called “Blinding Lights”. All signs point to a new album drop and (fingers crossed) a tour announcement. His 2016 tour, "Starboy: Legend of the Fall", was a monster, although he had to cancel a Quebec City date due to food poisoning. We’re hoping this tight-lipped star will share some details soon and that an upcoming, poison-free tour comes to fruition.
Look! Look how fun Sam Smith shows look! Here he is, dancing on stage with Canadian model Winnie Harlow. We would like to see first-hand how fun these shows are and so we’re adding a Sam Smith tour to our wishlist this year. With two new hits — “How Do You Sleep?” and “Dancing With A Stranger" feat. Normani — can an album and tour notice be far behind?
The alt-folk darling is set to release her first album in a decade. ‘Are You Gone’ is due out in February. It’s her first album since 2010's ‘Oh Little Fire’. Harmer is expected to tour to support the new record but no dates have yet been released. Here, she’s performing with fellow low-key Canadian music hero, Dallas Green.
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He wants to tour. He plans to tour. In fact, he has big, bananas, Kanye-style plans for a tour. He’s even taken his Sunday Service on tour. The gatherings, which began in a field in California, have since made stops in Utah, Chicago, Howard University and Coachella. Will concert stops to support his latest album, ‘Jesus is King’, take a similar form? We want a nice, big, healthy tour for West, whose 2016 "Saint Pablo" tour was cut short when he was hospitalized for mental health issues.
You know her from hits like “Feel It Too” and “Figures”. She has yet to release her debut album but she’s already received her first Grammy nomination. The 2018 winner of the Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist is expected to release a record in 2020 and we think that gives us the right to demand an accompanying tour.
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She supported the Lox on their "Filthy America … It’s Beautiful" tour in 2017 but since then Cardi has become a major headliner. And while we’re excited to see her in “Fast & Furious 9” next year, we’re even more excited to see her in person. She’s busy in the studio working on the followup to 2018’s major smash, ‘Invasion of Privacy’. We need to see what Cardi would cook up for her first headlining tour.
Vancouver’s synth-pop queen is set to release new music in February and she’s a touring pro. Not only has she mounted six solo tours in the past decade, she has also toured with artists like Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, and Diplo. Can we count on a new tour to support her new release? We hope so. She hasn’t been on the road since 2016.
Although she’s only working on her second album, Lipa is no stranger to touring. She opened for Troye Sivan on his "Suburbia" tour in 2016 then joined Bruno Mars for the "24K Magic" world tour. She was on the bill on Coldplay’s 2017 "A Head Full of Dreams" tour. She also mounted four headlining tours. So yes, we are greedy to wish that she’ll be back on the road next year but what can we say? Guilty as charged.
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He released an EP last year and is following it up with his debut album, 'LP1', due out December 6. Meanwhile, three of his fellow former One Direction bandmates have announced tours. Harry Styles is calling his jaunt "Love On Tour". Niall Horan’s is called the "Nice To Meet Ya" tour. Louis Tomlinson has stuck with calling his the "Louis Tomlinson" world tour. But no tour announcement yet from Payne? Like, is it too much to ask that these four just go on tour together and also invite Zayn? C’mon.