Fast-Rising Pop Artist Lauv Announces 2018 Headlining Tour

Jennica Mae


Lauv has been putting up formidable streaming numbers lately and is set to tour Asia with Ed Sheeran next month. But when he’s through with those opening gigs, he’s got an impressive U.S. headlining tour awaiting him in 2018.

Lauv just announced his first round of dates for next year’s tour, beginning Jan. 18 in Seattle. Through Feb. 21, he’ll play 21 shows across North America, before heading to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and numerous European cities though the end of April. Ashe and Jeremy Zucker are slotted as openers for the North American shows. 

Today, Lauv also premiered a new Spotify playlist featuring many of his top tracks, including his two songs with over a hundred million plays on the platform: “I Like Me Better” and “The Other.” New music is expected on the playlist Nov. 17. 

Billboard recently highlighted Lauv as one of the first four artists picked by Spotify for its new emerging artist program, RISE. Read more about that project here.

The 23-year old artist born Ari Staprans Leff is also a force in the songwriting and production game, logging recent credits on tracks like Demi Lovato and Cheat Codes’ "No Promises" and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” 

Find Lauv’s 2018 itinerary below. Before then, he has six stadium/arena gigs lined up opening for Ed Sheeran in Asia next month; the first few dates of that tour had to be postponed after Sheeran suffered a cycling accident. 

Jan 18: Seattle, WA - Crocodile ^
Jan 19: Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune ^
Jan 20: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre ^
Jan 23: San Francisco, CA - Independent *
Jan 26: Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour *
Jan 28: Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
Jan 30: Austin, TX - Parish *
Jan 31: Dallas TX - House of Blues Cambridge Room *
Feb 1: Houston, TX - House of Blues Bronze Peackock *
Feb 3: Atlanta, GA - Terminal West *
Feb 6: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Feb 8: New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
Feb 9: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall *
Feb 10: Philadelphia, PA -  The Foundry *
Feb 12: Burlington, VT - Higher Ground *
Feb 14: Toronto, Ontario -  Mod Club ^
Feb 16: Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ^
Feb 17: Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry ^
Feb 18: Omaha, NE - The Showdown Jr ^
Feb 20: Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater ^
Feb 21: Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
March 6: Tokyo, Japan - Unit
March 13: Brisbane, Australia - The Triffid
March 15: Sydney, Australia  - The Metro Theater
March 16: Melbourne, Australia - Corner Hotel
March 19: Auckland, New Zealand - Powerstation
April 16: Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
April 17: London, UK - O2 Islington Academy
April 19: Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
April 20: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
April 21: Leuven, Belgium - Het Depot (Box)
April 23: Cologne, Germany - Stollwerck
April 24: Berlin, Germany - Columbia Theater
April 26: Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
April 27: Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
April 29: Oslo, Norway - Parkteateret

* with Ashe
^ with Jeremy Zucker