Music artists going on tour in 2022 that you have to see

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Billie Eilish performs onstage during Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 2, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Rich Fury/Getty Images/TNS)

Jessie Gesund, Arts & Leisure Editor

After long tour delays because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, 2022 is the year for live concerts to return to their full potential. Music artists hit the road to play for thousands of people at festivals, stadiums and arenas. The stars are taking their crews and new music around the world to give fans an experience of a lifetime.

Here is a list of singers and bands heading to venues around the world this year:

Harry Styles

Harry Styles previously kicked off his United States leg of “Love on Tour” in 2021, but is now taking his love of performing and heading to Europe, South America and Mexico. In 2022, his tour starts on June 11 and will take a pause after July 31. Styles will take a break from Aug. 1 to Nov. 20, around the time of the premiere of his new movie, “Don’t Worry Darling,” in which he will star alongside Florence Pugh. Styles and his band, known as “The Love Band,” will get back on the road before their last show on Dec. 20.

The now sold-out tour will feature special guest artists Mitski, Wolf Alice, Arlo Parks and Koffee. Styles quickly sold out two nights at the famous Wembley Stadium in London, United Kingdom, which seats 90,000 people. He will perform songs from both his Grammy Award-winning album “Fine Line” and his debut self-titled album “Harry Styles.” Fans should expect a night filled with dancing, extravagant outfits and love.

The Weeknd

The Weeknd released his chart-topping album “After Hours” when COVID-19 first impacted the world in 2020. After waiting three years, he is headed on tour with not only “After Hours,” but also his brand new album, “Dawn FM,” which was released Jan. 7. His “After Hours Til Dawn” stadium-only tour will hit six continents.

The tour will commence in the summer of 2022. While dates are on hold due to arena spacing constraints, The Weeknd plans to advance with the tour once the stadium schedule is set in place.

Olivia Rodrigo

Pop star Olivia Rodrigo is set to go on tour from April 5 to July 7. After starring on the hit Disney+ show “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, “The Sour Tour” will be Rodrigo’s first world tour as a solo artist. With only one official studio album, Rodrigo will visit North America and Europe to give fans the opportunity to sing their hearts out to songs like, “Driver’s License,” “Deja Vu” and “Good 4 U.”

The tour will feature special guest singers Gracie Abrams, Holly Humberstone and Baby Queen. Tickets to the show sold out within minutes of their release.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish is following her sophomore album “Happier Than Ever” with a world tour. The North American leg of “The Happier Than Ever Tour” began in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 3 and will wrap up with three nights at The Forum indoor arena in Los Angeles from April 6-9. The European part of the tour begins on June 3 in the UK and ends on July 2 in Zurich, Switzerland.

The 32-show circuit will feature guest openers Willow Smith, Duckwrth, Jessie Reyez, Jungle, Arlo Parks and Girl in Red. Eilish is rumored to perform hits from her Grammy Award-nominated album, such as, “Therefore I Am,” “Overheated” and “NDA.”

Tyler, the Creator

Following his new album “Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler, the Creator is going on tour in North America. The fashion designer and rapper will start his tour on Feb. 10 in San Diego, California and end on April 8 in Seattle, Washington. HIs live concerts will feature special guests such as Kali Uchis, Vince Staples and Teezo Touchdown.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa is going on tour two years after the release of her Grammy Award-winning album “Future Nostalgia.” Split up by region, the North American leg of “The Future Nostalgia Tour” starts on Feb. 9 and ends on April 1. Lipa will bring along special guests Megan Thee Stallion, Caroline Polacher and Lolo Zouaï. The European part of the tour will begin on March 15 and end on June 28, featuring special guests Griff, Tovelo and Angelè. Lipa then will take on the South American part of the tour solo from Sept. 14 to Sept. 23, as well as the Australia and New Zealand section from Nov. 2 to Nov. 16.

Lipa will take on the world with the number one hit song of 2021 “Levitating,” and top hits from “Future Nostalgia,” like “Don’t Start Now” and “Break My Heart.”

Coldplay

With their late 2021 album release, “Music of the Spheres,” Coldplay is heading on tour. The British pop band is going to South America, North America and Europe from March 18 to Oct. 25. Kicking off their first show in Costa Rica, the band is bringing along special opening acts H.E.R and London Grammar.

Announced in Oct. 2021, the “Music of the Spheres World Tour” had to postpone two shows at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. COVID-19 restrictions have caused the band to reshuffle opening concert dates in the U.S., but no other dates were affected and the tour will go on as planned.

Shawn Mendes

No stranger to concerts, Shawn Mendes is advancing on his fourth world tour. “Wonder the World Tour” will feature Mendes and his 2021 album release “Wonder.” From June 27 to Oct. 27, Mendes will visit North America with guest artists Dermot Kennedy and Tate McRae.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Mendes decided to push his European part of the tour to 2023. It will feature special guest King Princess as the opening act.

In Summary

With the return of concerts, listeners will be able to experience live music in a crowd-filled setting once again. Some will even be attending their first concerts. The long hiatus the pandemic provided for concerts has come to an end and artists are ready to put on their best performances.