There were dozens of amazing shows rocking our world in 2011. With the year coming to a close, we can’t help but look ahead to 2012 and start getting excited about another whole year of new music and epic shows. Here’s some picks of the biggest acts to tour next year, and what to look forward to:
Coldplay: With the release of the highly-anticipated Mylo Xyloto album hot on their heels, Coldplay are set to tour the US throughout 2012. It’s been a while since they’ve played here, too: Their last performance in the US was in August of 2009. Many of their shows at arenas have already sold out. Get on it so you aren’t left out!
Smashing Pumpkins: In anticipation of the release of Oceania along with the remastered reissue of the band’s entire catalog, Billy Corgan is ready to hit the road with the reunited Pumpkins early next year.
Pearl Jam: The summer will see the Seattle grunge rockers showcasing their new material from coast to coast. With renewed energy and a legion of die-hard fans dying to see them (get those tickets quick!), the vibe at these shows is bound to be fantastic.
The Black Keys: Breaking big into the mainstream, the rocker duo from Ohio will be headlining major arenas all over the country. Bonus: “special guests” Arctic Monkeys will be accompanying them throughout the summer.
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw: The undeniable energy of a crowd chanting along to their favorite songs is incredibly magnetic, and few artists in the country world have as many adoring fans as these do. Bonus: you’ll get to wear sweet, sweet hats! Buy your tickets here.
What upcoming shows are you looking forward too? Let us know in the comments!