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A Calendar of Tours & Festivals Returning in 2021 (Updating)

Billboard has compiled a list of the major festivals and tours slated to take place this year.

Last year was a disaster for the touring industry. Since March 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic shut down live shows en masse around the world, promoters and music fans alike have been largely left waiting for concerts to return. Now, with vaccinations on the rise, new tour dates are getting put on the books and live events are poised to make a comeback.

“It’s a good day when you get to announce that LIVE is back,” Life Is Beautiful partner Justin Weniger said in March (his event is scheduled to return Sept. 17-19). “In the darkest days of 2020 when everything else stopped, the Life Is Beautiful community kept us moving forward. We’re eagerly awaiting a return to the festival grounds where we will reunite our community and celebrate the role of art and music in providing us hope when we need it the most.”


As the touring industry plots the return of concerts for 2021, Billboard has compiled a list of the major festivals and tours slated to take place later this year (organized by when they’re kicking off).


Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam – June 4-6 in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Essence Fest – June 25-27 and July 2-4 in New Orleans


Chris Stapleton, All-American Road Show (partially rescheduled) – Starts July 17 in Chicago – Buy tickets here

Rolling Loud Miami – July 23-25 in Miami – Buy tickets here

Dave Matthews Band, North American Summer Tour (rescheduled) – Starts July 23 in Raleigh, N.C. – Buy tickets here

Green Day, Weezer & Fall Out Boy, The Hella Mega Tour (rescheduled) – Starts July 24 at Globe Life Field in Dallas – Buy tickets here

James Taylor & Jackson Browne, North American Tour (rescheduled) – Starts July 29 in Chicago – Buy tickets here

Lollapalooza – July 29-Aug. 1 in Chicago – Buy tickets here


Korn & Staind, North American Tour – Starts Aug. 5 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla. 

Marc Anthony, The Marc Anthony Tour – Starts Aug. 27 in San Antonio, Texas


Maluma, Papi Juancho Tour – Starts Sept. 1 in Sacramento, Calif.

Bonnaroo – Sept. 2-4 in Manchester, Tenn.

Banda MS, Positivo Tour – Starts Sept. 3 in New York

Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam – Sept. 3-5 in Panama City Beach, Fla.

Made in America Festival – Sept. 4-5 in Philadelphia

Pitchfork Music Festival – Sept. 10-12 in Chicago

iHeartRadio Music Festival – Sept. 17-18 in Las Vegas

Life Is Beautiful – Sept. 17-19 in Las Vegas

Riot Fest – Sept. 17-19 in Chicago

Eric Church, The Gather Again Tour – Starts Sept. 17 in Lexington, Ky.

Firefly Festival – Sept. 23-36 in Dover, Del.

Louder Than Life – Sept. 23-26 in Louisville, Ky.

Governors Ball – Sept. 24-26 in New York

Ohana Festival – Sept. 24-26 in Dana Point, Calif.


Kane Brown, Blessed & Free Tour – Starts Oct. 1 in Sacramento, Calif.

Austin City Limits – Oct. 1-3 & Oct. 8-10 in Austin, Texas

Andrea Bocelli – Believe North American Tour – Starts Oct. 13  in Milwaukee, Wis.

Electric Daisy Carnival  – Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas

Outside Lands – Oct. 29-31 in San Francisco


Evanescence and Halestorm, North American Tour – Starts Nov. 5 in Portland, Oregon 

Astroworld – Nov. 5-6 in Houston

Genesis, The Last Domino? Tour – Starts Nov. 15 in Chicago