The 40 Most Anticipated Tours of 2023: Taylor Swift, Doja Cat, Bob Dylan, and More

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As festival fields clear out and nights draw in, the fall tour calendar is keeping the party rolling. Tinashe & Shygirl take what promises to be a lethally salacious stage show on the road; Bob Dylan does just the opposite with yet more Rough & Rowdy Ways dates; and, hip-hip hooray, Raphael Saadiq is reforming Tony! Toni! Toné! Elsewhere, Christine and the Queens transforms his recent albums into a theatrical tour-de-force; Noname embarks on her biggest ever run; and Lana Del Rey is sashaying into the southern states. Turn up early for Doja Cat (Doechii and Ice Spice support) and late for Ms. Lauryn Hill, who is taking her all-timer, Miseducation, on yet another anniversary tour. And, though no spring chickens, Brian Eno and Jai Paul are marking fall with their first-ever solo tours. Plus, after his five-year break from North American shores, you can finally hear “Inspector Norse” as Todd “The God” Terje intended: not stuffed into an ill-considered summer-banger playlist, but bringing down the house as the Norwegian maestro’s indefatigable set closer.


After a four-month, 34-show residency that brought more than 100,000 Adele fans to Las Vegas, the Tottenham superstar added a new batch of dates in early June—and promised to film the shows for all who couldn’t make it. “I came back, and as usual I smashed it,” she told the crowd upon making the announcement. “I always smash it.” –Jazz Monroe

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Adele: Weekends With Adele

Armand Hammer

The Brooklyn-based duo billy woods and Elucid will head out in support of their new Armand Hammer album, We Buy Diabetic Test Strips, this fall, hitting cities in North America and Europe into early 2024. The duo’s follow-up to Haram features production from Jpegmafia, El-P, Kenny Segal, Black Noi$e, Steel Tipped Dove, and more. Per Elucid, the recording process was nothing less than “a clear and obvious magical moment.” –Hattie Lindert

Armand Hammer: We Buy Diabetic Test Strips The Physical Experience Tour


It’s been eight years since Tom DeLonge parted ways with Blink-182 for a second time, but he’s back again and ready for more proudly juvenile hijinks with his friends. Blink-182’s classic lineup—DeLonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker—have reunited for what’s shaping up to be their biggest comeback yet. The pop-punk trio began a massive 2023 world tour in May for a tour that will last nearly the entire year, with dozens of shows in North America and Europe. Turnstile, Rise Against, the Story So Far, and Wallows will open select dates. Blink-182 will then take a short break around the holidays before flying to Oceania for more concerts in early 2024, too. –Nina Corcoran

Blink-182: World Tour 2023/2024

Bob Dylan

The WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes mean we’ll have to wait longer to hear more about the Timothée Chalamet–starring Bob Dylan biopic, but the man himself is appearing live and in person across a handful of dates spanning the months of October and November. Now 82 years old, Dylan has continued to evade retirement, and he’s yet again extended his touring in support of his 2020 album, Rough and Rowdy Ways. Having covered much of the United States since he kicked off the tour in 2021, the singer-songwriter is scheduled for multi-night stands in Milwaukee, Chicago, Kansas City, and Toronto, plus stops in Rochester, St. Louis, Akron, and more. –Allison Hussey

Bob Dylan: “Rough and Rowdy Ways” Worldwide Tour / 2021-2024

The Breeders

Last month, the Breeders’ alt-rock classic Last Splash turned 30. In addition to announcing a special reissue that comes with two unearthed archival songs, they’re also celebrating the anniversary by playing the record in full on tour—great news for anyone who’s never gotten to hear one of the best albums of the 1990s live. The Breeders’ tour just started in the Midwest and will snake its way across the United States until the end of October, with concerts in major cities and a few smaller locations alike. Joining them for select dates are Belly, Screaming Females, and Horsegirl, all three of whom are continuing the band’s spirit in their own music. –Nina Corcoran

The Breeders: Last Splash 30th Anniversary Tour

Brian Eno

Brian Eno is taking a live solo show on the road for the first time ever. He’ll tour Europe this fall with a concert program called Ships, built around 2016 album The Ship and featuring various compositions from his catalog. He will play with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic (Kristjan Järvi conducts), the actor Peter Serafinowicz, and Eno’s longtime collaborators Leo Abrahams and Peter Chilvers. “I wanted an orchestra which played music the way I would like to play music: from the heart rather than just from the score,” Eno said in press materials. “I wanted the players to be young and fresh and enthusiastic.” –Jazz Monroe

Brian Eno: Tour 2023

Broken Social Scene

If you slept on tickets to see Broken Social Scene perform their 2002 album, You Forgot It in People, last year, then you’re in luck. Thanks to a bonus leg of the band’s 20th anniversary tour, the indie-rock staple is getting an extra moment in the live spotlight. Kevin Drew, Brendan Canning, and co. will stop in cities they weren’t able to visit on the first go-around. Kicking off on September 16, that list includes Austin, New Orleans, Asheville, Boston, Detroit, St. Louis, and more. Maybe Meryl Streep will show up to sing along to “Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl” again, too. –Nina Corcoran

Broken Social Scene: 2023 United States Tour

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s expansive 2023 tour wound through the United States with a final U.S. date in Newark, New Jersey, on April 14. From there, the Boss headed to Europe with a stint that stretches from May through July. In the fall and winter, Springsteen and the band, when healthy, are back in North America. –Madison Bloom

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 2023 Tour

Christine and the Queens

After launching his Redcar alias last year, Chris is bringing his latest album as Christine and the Queens, Paranoïa, Angels, True Love, to North America. While more conventionally structured than the Redcar shows, the current setup is an artistic tour-de-force. Expect theatrical stagings full of spoken interludes, intense audience interaction, and a devastating showcase of Chris’ operatic range. –Jazz Monroe

Christine and the Queens: Paranoïa, Angels, True Love Tour

Dave Matthews Band

During an early September show at the Gorge Amphitheatre, Dave Matthews Band paid tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett with a cover of “A Pirate Looks at Forty.” It was a fitting tribute to another artist with a massive and fervent fanbase. In November, Dave Matthews Band head back out on the road for a series of U.S. arena shows culminating in a two-night run at Madison Square Garden. –Evan Minsker

Dave Matthews Band: Tour 2023


To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Sunbather, which guitarist Kerry McCoy calls “the record that turned us into a real band,” Deafheaven are reissuing a remixed and remastered version of the album and heading out on a North American tour. Touché Amoré will join the group for 10 shows celebrating the big 10. Deafheaven are also currently supporting Coheed and Cambria on the Neverender: No World for a Waking Mind Tour. –Hattie Lindert

Deafheaven: Sunbather 10th Anniversary Shows


The questions are simple. Do you want to go to a concert where you can breathe the same air as Keanu Reeves? Do you want to watch Keanu Reeves slap or even just pluck a bass? Are you a little bit curious about what the other two guys who play in a band with Keanu Reeves are like? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, you should consider catching Dogstar at one of their upcoming shows across the United States in December. As a bonus, there’s a chance the actor and bassist might play a bizarrely giant instrument. –Evan Minsker

Dogstar: Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees Tour

Doja Cat

The Scarlet Tour gives fans an opportunity to witness the latest era from Doja Cat. Following the forthcoming album Scarlet, which is out September 22, the tour takes place across the United States (plus one show in Toronto) starting October 31 and ending December 13. It’s a huge bill, too, with Doechii and Ice Spice supporting at various shows. Expect to hear new singles like “Paint the Town Red” and “Demons.” She will likely not be performing any Chaver covers. –Evan Minsker

Doja Cat: The Scarlet Tour

Downtown Boys

Cost of Living was the last album from Downtown Boys, and it arrived six years ago. Aside from their live shows’ dependably exciting nature, the promise of new music is the key reason to check out one of their upcoming sets. Following a show in Brooklyn on September 12, they head across Europe in September. “The past few years have been extremely difficult, and while many artists were still able to write through it all, we were not in a place to work on new music,” the band said in a statement. “Finally getting back into it now feels freeing and thrilling, though. We hope some of that pain and joy comes through as we get to share these live.” –Evan Minsker

Downtown Boys: 2023 September Tour of Europe

Fever Ray

Fever Ray is set to embark on a fall tour in North America behind the new album Radical Romantics. Karin Dreijer and their band’s stops include two nights at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, plus venues in Austin, Texas (Emo’s), Denver, Colorado (Fillmore Auditorium), Portland, Oregon (Roseland Theater), and Seattle, Washington (Showbox SoDo). Christeene will open the new U.S. dates, which culminate with Fever Ray’s appearance at Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival. –Evan Minsker

Fever Ray: There’s No Place I’d Rather Be 2023 Tour

Flo Milli

Flo Milli’s next album, Fine Ho, Stay, completes a trilogy from the upstart Alabama rapper, who titled her previous two records Ho, Why Is You Here ? and You Still Here, Ho? The forthcoming album’s lead single, July’s “Fruit Loop,” is a hard-driving track where Flo Milli leverages ferocious wordplay alongside a buzzing beat by Young Fyre, and she tops it all off by boasting, “I’m the shit,” several dozen times. If the energetic blast of “Fruit Loop” is any indication of the attitude and precision Flo Milli is bringing to stages later this fall, fans won’t need any further solicitations to stick around. Maiya the Don opens all dates. –Allison Hussey

Flo Milli: Thanks for Coming Here, Ho Tour

Jai Paul

After the early makings of his planned debut album were leaked in 2013, the shrouded pop auteur Jai Paul didn’t perform live or release music for nearly a decade. In 2023, he finally took the stage for the first time, performing at Coachella and in Brooklyn and London. Clearly catching his stride, Paul has now scheduled shows this fall in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more. –Hattie Lindert

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe goes big with everything she creates, and that extends to her upcoming tour behind The Age of Pleasure. To ring in her first album in five years, the pop creative and multi-hyphenate is embarking on a lengthy North American tour that’s already underway. With concerts scheduled in Minneapolis, Birmingham, Phoenix, Montreal, and more cities in between, it’s clear she believes the age of pleasure is for everyone, everywhere, even if it keeps her on the road until mid-October. –Nina Corcoran

Janelle Monáe: The Age of Pleasure North American Tour


About a month after Kesha released her Rick Rubin–produced album Gag Order, she settled a nearly decade-old defamation suit with the producer Dr. Luke, whom Kesha accused in 2014 of sexually assaulting her in 2005. In a statement, Kesha said she is “looking forward to closing the door on this chapter of my life and beginning a new one.” Audiences across the country will get multiple chances to join that chapter when the Gag Order Tour begins this October in Dallas, Texas. –Hattie Lindert

Kesha: The Gag Order Tour

Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey’s live show has evolved from a simple, captivating vocal showcase to a major theatrical production with an air of performance art. She strikes magisterial poses, surrounds herself with slutdropping dancers, gets pampered by assistants, and wafts between swings and other elegant stage props while elaborate ballet routines unspool around her. Her September and October shows behind Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd will take in a host of slightly lesser-visited American cities, including multiple dates in Texas and Florida. –Jazz Monroe

Lana Del Rey Tour Dates

Lauren Mayberry

When Chvrches’ Lauren Mayberry announced a solo tour without the assistance of her bandmates, it was unclear exactly what fans might expect. Since then, she’s released her inaugural solo single, “Are You Awake?,” a piano-driven co-write with Tobias Jesso Jr. At dates across North America in September, followed by shows in the United Kingdom and Europe the following month, fans will get to witness what else Mayberry has in store as a solo artist. –Evan Minsker

Lauren Mayberry Tour Dates


A serious bacterial infection and hospitalization temporarily derailed Madonna’s world tour plans. Thankfully, the pop icon has recovered and the Celebration Tour is back on. She’s set dates across the world every month from October to April. The tour was first announced with a star-studded launch video featuring Lil Wayne, Eric André, Jack Black, Judd Apatow, Diplo, Kate Berlant, and more. –Evan Minsker

Madonna: The Celebration Tour


After receiving the coveted Stranger Things bump last summer, Metallica are in especially high demand. The metal legends have some new singles, an album on the way, and they’ll hit the road for a massive tour kicking off this spring. Metallica will wind through Europe and the United States for the next two years, with their final Mexico City dates landing in September of 2024. The gigantic trek will include support from Pantera, Greta Van Fleet, Five Finger Death Punch, Mammoth WVH, Architects, Ice Nine Kills, and Volbeat. –Madison Bloom

Metallica: M72 World Tour 2023-2024


If Mitski’s brief hiatus didn’t make it clear enough, never take your favorite musician going on tour for granted. She’s set to play some acoustic shows in support of her new album, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We. She’s played one concert already in Mexico City, and more shows are to come in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Scotland, England, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. –Nina Corcoran

Amateur Mistake: A Night of Intimate, Acoustic Performance From Mitski Previewing Her New Album


Model/Actriz have come a long way since playing their first show in a Boston basement in 2016. The group, known now for its live shows, are touring across North America and Europe in support of Dogsbody. –Hattie Lindert

Model/Actriz on Tour 2023

Ms. Lauryn Hill

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill just turned 25 last month, and Ms. Lauryn Hill is ringing in the anniversary with a tour. Following a string of Australian shows with Koffee, Hill will spend October performing her landmark debut solo album in select North American cities. Co-headlining those dates are the reunited Fugees, which means Hill will pull double duty each night. –Nina Corcoran

Ms. Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 25th Anniversary Tour


Noname upped the ante on her latest album, Sundial, taking to task knotty politics, cultural fetishization, and even Beyoncé with technical brilliance. It’s all the more reason to see her live on tour this October and November, when she’ll bring Sundial to North American cities. While Noname has lately shifted her focus toward her book club and activist work, recent sets at MIKE’s Young World Festival in Brooklyn and her own Sundial Block Party in Chicago marked welcome returns to live performance. –Hattie Lindert

Noname: Sundial Tour 2023

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo is taking Guts on the road for a lengthy jaunt across North America and Europe. After channeling the greats of ’90s alt-rock on singles like “Bad Idea Right?,” she’s returning the favor by inviting the Breeders to support in New York and Los Angeles, while other dates feature PinkPantheress, Chappell Roan, or Remi Wolf. Catch a preview by checking out her performances of “Vampire” and “Get Him Back!” at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards. –Jazz Monroe

Olivia Rodrigo: Guts World Tour

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey is taking the “sonic netherworld” of I Inside the Old Year Dying on the road with a batch of European dates. She eased into the album—which situates poetry from her book Orlam in rustic folk that blends the spectral and pastoral—with a handful of UK dates last year. Aside from those, this is Harvey’s first full tour in six years. –Jazz Monroe

PJ Harvey Tour 2023

Porno for Pyros

Perry Farrell’s post–Jane’s Addiction band Porno for Pyros haven’t toured in 25 years. This year, that changes, as the band (Farrell, Stephen Perkins, Peter DiStefano, and Martyn LeNoble) hits venues across October and November. The tour announcement also came with a promise that the band is working on new music that’s expected to arrive this year. –Evan Minsker

Porno for Pyros: Horns, Thorns en Halos Tour

Sexyy Red

Sexyy Red broke through in the summer with hits from Hood Hottest Princess, and the fall will now bring the St. Louis rapper’s first headlining dates. After initial shows quickly sold out, Sexyy Red added more dates and upgraded venues “so more of y’all can come turn up wit me.” –Hattie Lindert

Sexyy Red: Hood Hottest Princess Tour


On the heels of their new album, Everything Is Alive, shoegaze mainstays Slowdive are closing out 2023 with shows in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South America. Their first run of theater shows kicks off September 23 in Toronto and culminates with an October 14 set in Los Angeles. They head to Glasgow on October 30 for a run that ends on November 6 in Dublin. They close out the year with dates in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, and Colombia. And they’ve already got shows lined up in the United Kingdom next year. –Evan Minsker

Slowdive Tour Dates

Taylor Swift

The last Taylor Swift tour took place nearly five years ago. As a result, she planned something extra special for her long-awaited return to the stage: the Eras Tour. Billed as a journey across her various musical eras, it will mark Swift’s sixth headlining concert tour and her first since releasing the albums LoverFolkloreEvermore, and Midnights. The Eras Tour kicked off in March after making waves for Ticketmaster’s infamous handling of presale tickets. Guests on the tour have included Phoebe Bridgers, Haim, Paramore, Beabadoobee, Gayle, Girl in Red, Gracie Abrams, Muna, and Owenn. –Nina Corcoran

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour

Tinashe / Shygirl

Shygirl and Tinashe linked up earlier this year for “Heaven,” and they will spend more time together on a co-headlining tour featuring support from Uniiqu3. The tour follows the recent release of Tinashe’s BB/Ang3l and Shygirl’s Nymph in the Wild EP. –Hattie Lindert

Tinashe & Shygirl Tour Dates

Todd Terje

Todd Terje is yet to follow up his modern classic It’s Album Time, but nearly a decade after its release, the DJ/producer will head back to North America to end a five-year drought of shows across the continent. The Norwegian maestro will play festivals in California and Mexico, as well as headline dates in New York and Los Angeles. His last release was the one-off 2017 single “Maskindans.” Could second album time be around the corner? –Jazz Monroe

Todd Terje DJ’s Across the Pond 2023

Tony! Toni! Toné!

Tony! Toni! Toné! co-founder Raphael Saadiq has long wished to “put [his] family back together,” as he put it upon announcing the neo-soul godfathers’ reunion. On a North American tour this fall, he is doing just that. Alongside his brother D’Wayne Wiggins and Timothy Christian Riley, Saadiq will revisit the new jack swing era that preceded his work with D’Angelo and Beyonce and solo albums like 2002’s Instant Vintage. Before the trio’s set, Saadiq will play solo sets comprising his own hits for himself and others. –Jazz Monroe

Raphael Saadiq Revisits Tony! Toni! Toné!: Just Me and You Tour 2023


Tool haven’t released new music since 2019’s Fear Inoculum, but that won’t stop them from heading out on a North American tour this fall. They’ll headline arenas across the United States and Canada, with festival dates in Kentucky (Louder than Life) and California (Aftershock and Power Trip) tossed in. No word yet if singer Maynard James Keenan will revisit the blonde wig, red lipstick, and prosthetic breasts he wore for the band’s headlining set at Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach. –Matthew Ismael Ruiz

Travis Scott

Two years after a crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival left 10 people dead and many more injured, the glossy rage rapper is headed out on a North American tour in support of Utopia. Scott first performed cuts from the album at a special performance at Rome’s Circus Maximus, during which he brought out Kanye West to earth-shaking applause. Notably, the Utopia tour will not stop in Houston, Texas, Scott’s hometown and the city where Astroworld was held. –Hattie Lindert

Travis Scott: Utopia - Circus Maximus Tour


During a Super Bowl musically dominated by the long-awaited return of Rihanna, U2 shared a commercial featuring a baby’s face in an orb. That mystical child heralded the band’s Las Vegas shows, where they’ll perform their 1991 album Achtung Baby from September to November. U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere marks the opening of the MSG Sphere at the Venetian, which seats 17,500. With Larry Mullen Jr. taking time away from the band to recover from surgery, Bram van den Berg will play drums at the shows. In a statement accompanying the announcement, the Edge used the phrase “the beauty of the Sphere” (speaking of the venue and not the baby from the Super Bowl spot). –Evan Minsker

U2:UV Achtung Baby Live at Sphere


Wilco’s new, Cate Le Bon–produced album arrives in late September, and you can hear them bring Cousin to life on a sprawling tour that kicks off around the same time. My Brightest Diamond and Nina Nastasia will support the dates, before Wilco end the year with their Sky Blue Sky festival in Mexico. –Jazz Monroe

Wilco: Tour to Infinity