Must-See Tours & Music Festivals: How to Get Tickets to Avril Lavigne, Janet Jackson, Madonna & More

Must-See Tours & Music Festivals: How to Get Tickets to Avril Lavigne, Janet Jackson, Madonna & More

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2024 is the year of mega-tours. After two years of rescheduled, postponed or canceled tours and concerts, music fans can rejoice in knowing that live shows are in full swing.

Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen led the list of massively successful tours last year and more stars are expected to hit the road this year. Madonna, Janet Jackson, Avril Lavigne, Billy Joel, Olivia Rodrigo, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Nicks are just a small portion of acts who announced tours for this year. And others like Swift are extending their tour dates into 2024.

Below, find a roster of 25 tours and music festivals that to attend this year, plus ticket details. We’ll be updating this story regularly, so be sure to check back for new dates and ticket information. If you’re looking for a discount on tickets, Billboard has an offer to save you money at Vivid Seats. Take $20 off select purchases of $250+ with the code: BB2024 (offer valid on first purchase only).

For more tour guides, check out our roundups of 2023 Latin Tours in the U.S. and Las Vegas residencies.

A List of Must-See Music Tours (Updating)

Janet Jackson performs on Kentucky Derby night at Lynn Family Stadium on May 7, 2022 in Louisville, Kentucky. Stephen J. Cohen/Getty Images

Avril Lavigne — Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits Tour kicks off on May 22. All Time Low, Simple Plan, Royal & the Serpent and Girlfriends will be featured on select dates. Get ticket here.

Billy Joel — In addition to joining Stevie Nicks for a co-headlining tour, Billy Joel has solo shows scheduled for this year. Get tickets here.

Blink-182 – Blink-182 will be heading back on tour in North America this summer. Buy tickets to here.

Bob Dylan – Tickets to The Never Ending Tour will be available starting Thursday, Jan. 26 (for presale) and Friday, Jan. 27 (general onsale). Get details here.

Bruce Springsteen – After postponing 2023 dates, Bruce Springsteen will be back on tour starting in March 2024. Buy tickets to see The Boss here and here.

Bush — Bush – Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour starts on July 26. Get tickets here.

Chris Stapleton – If you enjoyed his rousing rendition of the National Anthem at last year’s Super Bowl, you need to see the country star live. Get tickets to here.

Dave Matthews Band — The Dave Matthew Band will head on tour in May. Select tickets are available now through the DMB Warehouse Fan club. Citi presale tickets drop on Feb. 13, general onsale tickets will be available on Feb. 15.

The Eagles – The legendary band recently announced a UK residency as part of the band’s farewell tour. Get tickets to see The Eagles here.

Foo Fighters – The Foo Fighters’ Everything or Nothing Tour starts in July. Get tickets here and here.

Janet Jackson — Following the success of last year’s Together Again Tour, Janet Jackson is extending her stage run. Get tickets here.

Luke Combs – Luke Combs extended his Growin’ Up and Gettin’ Old Tour into next summer. Get tickets here and here.

Nicki Minaj — The Pink Friday 2 Tour starts in March. Get tickets here.

Madonna

Madonna performs during opening night of The Celebration Tour at The O2 Arena on Oct. 14, 2023, in London. Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Live Nation

Madonna – The highly anticipated Celebration Tour launched in London last year. Get tickets to see the Material Girl here.

Metallica – The hotly anticipated M72 Tour from the rock legends returns to North America this summer. Get tickets here and here.

Olivia Rodrigo – The Guts tour kicks off in February. Get tickets here and here.

Paramore – The pop-punk band will head overseas with Taylor Swift in addition to iHeart Alter Ego 2024 with The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars The 1975 last month. Click here for tickets to see Paramore on the Eras Tour.  

The Rolling Stones — The Hackney Diamonds Tour launches April 28 in Houston. Get tickets here.

Stevie Nicks – Stevie Nicks will be on the road for the much of the years starting in February. Get tickets to see the music icon live here.

Taylor Swift – The international leg of the Eras Tour starts in February Tokyo, Japan. The pop star will be back stateside later in the year. Get tickets here.

2024 Music Festivals: Where to Get Tickets

Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival

A general view of atmosphere during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California. Daniel Leist/GI for Coachella

Coachella, SXSW, Lovers & Friends, Dreamville Fest, Lovers & Friend, Austin City Limits, Global Citizen Festival will all be returning this year. See a list of upcoming festivals below.

Coachella — Doja Cat, Lana Del Ray and Tyler, the Creator will headline Coachella 2024 featuring performances from No Doubt, Peso Pluma, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice, Tyla, Tinashe, Jhené Aiko, Victoria Monét, Sabrina Carpenter, Coi Leray, Reneé Rapp, Bebe Rexha, Tems, Sublime and more. Get tickets here.

Lovers & Friends Fest — Usher, Janet Jackson and the Backstreet Boys will headlined the 2024 Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas in May. Performers include Lil Wayne, Ciara, Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg, Alicia Keys, Nas, Nelly Furtado, Ludacris, Mary J. Blige, TLC and more. Presale tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26.

Stagecoach Festival — Lainey Wilson, Leon Bridges, Willy Nelson and more will take the stage for Stagecoach 2024. Get tickets here.

SXSW — If you love movies and music, you need to experience SXSW at least once. Hundreds of acts will be featured at the 2024 SXSW Conference & Festivals which will be held from March 8-16. Register for pre-sale tickets here.

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