Listen, some of your favorite artists are not holding back this year and are giving the people what they want and need! It’s so many amazing tours happening in 2023 that you might need to pick up another job or side hustle if you plan on attending one or all of these!
From Janet Jackson to Future to Anita Baker, there is a long list of celebrities that are hitting the road in 2023. As an avid concert goer let me be the first to tell you that concerts are truly a one of a kind experience. Seeing your favorite artists in person is much better than listening on your AirPods. Last year we were able to witness artists like Lizzo, Kendrick Lamar and Adele in concert and they helped to set the tone of concerts all over America.
We’ll for sure be front row and present at one of these concerts and hopefully you will too! Here’s a list of some of the biggest concerts going down in 2023 that you need to grab tickets to!
A lot of fans were heartbroken back in 2020 when Janet Jackson had to cancel her Black Diamond Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However in 2022 at Essence Festival, Janet gave fans a glimpse of what to expect on her Together Again Tour. Going Miss Jackson if ya nasty on tour is special guest, Ludacris. Each tour stop will be held at outdoor stadiums so keep that in mind when you’re searching for the right fit and hairstyle sis!
After a 5-year hiatus, the St. Louis born singer and songwriter delivered a 23-track album entitled “SOS” that talked about love, sex, romantic entanglements and heartbreak. SZA’s “SOS” spends its fifth week atop the Billboard 200, her biggest single yet climbs to a new peak of No. 2 on the Hot 100 (dated Jan. 21) this week.
The 2023 “S.O.S.” North American Tour — named after the singer’s just released sophomore album — is slated to kick off on Feb. 21 in Columbus, OH at the Schottenstein Center. It will swing through Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Okland, Seattle, and Vancouver.
Ari Lennox released her sophomore album “Age/Sex/Location” in the fall of 2022. The first lady of Dreamville will embark on a 27-city North American tour. The tour kicks off in Las Vegas on January 26th and emerging artists Alex Vaughn and Jai’Len Josey will join her.
You’ve seen the Tik Toks and IG reels of Usher killing it in Vegas. Everyone wants a ticket to one of the hottest shows to ever hit Vegas. However if you can’t make it to his Vegas residency try catching him at the Lovers & Friends Festival in Vegas Saturday, May 6, 2023.
Some big names performing at the festival are Mariah Carey, Chris Brown, Missy Elliott, Lil Kim and more! You can register now for presale tickets at loversandfriendsfest.com
Last year Masego took over Europe with his “Studying Abroad: Extended Stay” tour. Fans back here in the U.S. felt some type of way the tour didn’t make its way to the States. It seems like Masego and his team took notice to the comments and granted fans here in the United States a North American tour rightfully titled “You Never Visit Me.” The 28-city tour will kick off on March 13th in Santa Ana, California.
Hilly from Philly is back and is granted fans an experience of a lifetime. The hardcore Jill Scott fans know that 2023 marks the 23rd anniversary of her debut album “Who Is Jill Scott?”“There’s no better way to celebrate the anniversary then by going on tour with the first stop in Augusta, Georgia in February.
Wizkid can seriously do no wrong when it comes to music. In 2022 he released his fifth, no skip album “More Love, Less Ego.” Seriously, every song on the album is a hit and his tour will definitely inspire you to take a trip to the island very soon! The tour kicks off in Houston and ends in Los Angeles.
JID and Smino
We’d like to think that JID and Smino are the perfect pair and this duo going on tour together makes so much sense! The East Atlanta & St. Louis natives both released albums in 2022. JID’s being “The Forever Story” and Smino’s “Luv 4 Rent.” “The Luv Is Forever” tour kicks off in Seattle and ends in Nashville, TN.
Anita Baker’s Las Vegas residency went so well that she and her team decided to take the show on the road. Joining her on tour is non other than singer-songwriter-producer Babyface! “The Songstress” tour commemorates the 40th anniversary of Baker’s debut album “The Songstress.“ Tour kicks off in Hollywood, Florida, and ends in Oakland, California.
Future is already on tour and concert goers have given nothing but great reviews about the ATL rapper’s performance. In 2022 he released his ninth studio album, “I Never Liked” You featuring Drake, Kanye West, Tems, Young Thug, and Gunna. At the end of his tour he’ll perform at 2023 Rolling Loud California. The music festival takes place the weekend of March 3-5 at Hollywood Park Grounds outside of SoFi Stadium. He will be there with Travis Scott, Playboi Carti, Lil Wayne and more.