Best Bets: Tours 2013

Best Bets Tours


PINKWith her sixth studio album out since Sept. 18, P!nk has announced a North American tour in support of "The Truth About Love." The 25-date tour starts Feb. 13, 2013 at Phoenix's U.S. Airways Center and wraps March 28 in Boston. The singer's first U.S. tour in four years, the month-and-a-half "Truth About Love" trek runs across the country with two stops in Canada. Fans can expect the same wild showmanship and acrobatics present on P!nk's 2009 "Funhouse" tour -- something the singer previewed last year at MTV’s Video Music Awards, when she was lifted in the air on a harness and flew across the stage, seated inside a pair of giant red lips.

Black Crowes

THE BLACK CROWESThe Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the "Lay Down with Number 13" trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser For the Time." The rock group, which has been silent since 2010, has plotted the first leg of the comeback run, beginning Mar. 24, 2013 in Manchester, U.K. and heading to North America on April 2. They'll double-dip in a number of markets, including New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Nashville. Tickets for the first leg of the Black Crowes' 2013 world tour went on sale on Jan. 11, with additional dates forthcoming.

Taylor Swift
Spring through Fall

While she's immersed inTAYLOR SWIFT promotional appearances for her new album, "Red," Taylor Swift is also hatching plans for the concert tour that will begin March 13 in Omaha, Neb. Tickets went sale Nov. 16 for Swift's 58-date trek, which will be stopping at mostly arenas and nine stadiums on the tour and is currently announced through Sept. 21 with British troubadour Ed Sheeran, who guests on the "Red" track "Everything Has Changed," as the opening act.  And Swift says she's planning a production that will fit the scale of the places she's playing. "I like for it to be big -- as big as possible," Swift explains. "If we can make a show that dazzles people more than the last tour, then I'll have done my job in the right way.

One Direction

ONE DIRECTIONAfter One Direction's 2012 tour of the United States completely sold out and the band found themselves busy with commitments for the rest of the calendar year, they scheduled a North American arena tour for summer 2013. The tour kicks off Jun. 13 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and travels through the South for the next two weeks before making it to the Northeast by the end of the month. Throughout July and early August, they'll head West, finally capping matters off Aug. 7 in Los Angeles, CA.

Beach House

BEACH HOUSESub Pop Records' Beach House will continue to support the critically-acclaimed LP "Bloom" through 2013, continuing a world tour that began Dec. 30, 2012 in Australia. After trekking through Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom, and Europe, they'll return to the States Apr. 8 for a series of seven announced dates beginning at Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX.

Justin Bieber
Winter through Summer

JUSTIN BIEBERPop prince Justin Bieber has added 30 North American dates to his ongoing “Believe” tour, which has been extended through August 2013.  The tour will head overseas in February and return for a fresh run of North American dates on June 22 in San Diego. Bieber has 30 North American dates planned, ending with a show at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena Aug. 10. The Biebs will also take time Feb. 9 to pull double-duty as both musical guest and host of "Saturday Night Live" in New York City.

Major Lazer
Winter, Spring

MAJOR LAZERMajor Lazer's new tour won't travel to outer space, but it'll come close. The Diplo-led project “Free the Universe” tour will reach 12 countries during a 34-date run, launching in Toronto on Feb. 28. Named after Major Lazer's Feb. 19-due album, the tour will run through North America before heading to Europe, with support acts Dragonette, Angel Haze and Lunice joining select dates. Major Lazer previously announced a handful of 2013 appearances, included Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile. Festival-watchers may note that the project's dates leave a window in mid-April -- the dates of Coachella's two weekends. The California festival's lineup, rumored to include the Rolling Stones, hasn't yet been announced.

Josh Groban

With a new,Josh GROBAN Rob Cavallo-produced album due this February, Josh Groban's amped up his tour and promotion plans. "All That Echoes" has a varied and ambitious promotional schedule that kicks off Jan. 18 with a 60-minute special on HSN to boost pre-orders of the album. Groban will swing by the New York Times' Times Talk series (Feb. 1), "Good Morning America" (Feb. 6), "Live With Kelly and Michael" (Feb. 7) and even Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" (Feb. 10), with Valentine's Day stops planned for "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and a return to "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Radio visits will include top 40 WHTZ (Z100) New York and a performance at Clear Channel's iHeartRadio Theater. He'll also perform an intimate live concert at New York's Allen Room at Lincoln Center and answer questions from fans both in the audience and at the more than 500 movie theaters watching the performance. Groban has three live dates planned for July, though with the new album approaching, that number will likely increase. 


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