Musical tours planned for 2021
With vaccination rollouts slowly starting in several parts of the world, the music industry is also starting to return to normal. Music festivals have announced new dates for 2021, album releases are on time, and more excitingly, several artists are planning new or rescheduled tour dates for the second half of the year.
Bands like Tame Impala and Thundercat have multiple dates scheduled to support their albums released in early 2020, while J. Cole, Jack Harlow, Benny The Butcher, Rod Wave, Lil Durk and Lil Baby are all set to hit the road for projects that dropped between late last year and early 2021. We also have Trippie Redd getting ready to release her new album, as well as staples from Wu-Tang Clan GZA, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reuniting for a joint tour and BjÃ¶rk who perform several sets unplugged.
As we all look forward to the return of live music, HYPEBEAST has put together a list of tours to catch later this year.
Taming Impala – Phase 1 trials on rushium
Tame Impala hits the road for Slow running with the Phase 1 trials on rushium to visit. Billed as a fictitious pharmaceutical called “Rushium,” the tour is set to begin Sept. 4 in Tennessee for Bonnaroo, and will see Kevin Parker and his company stop in Chicago, Washington DC and Atlanta before ending in Dallas. Texas. Fans can also see Tame Impala live at several festivals, including Life Is Beautiful and Outside Lands. Tickets are available on the official Tame Impala website.
GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah – Visit of the 3 bedrooms
GZA, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reunite for the Visit of the 3 bedrooms, where the essentials of the Wu-Tang Clan will perform tracks from each of their classic solo albums – Liquid swords, Only built 4 Cuban Linx and Iron Man. The trio will open the tour in Minneapolis on October 1 and perform in areas like Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and New York City until early December, before ending it with one final show in Indianapolis. “As we start to get closer to a return to normal environment, which is long overdue, I am too excited to see my fans again. This 3 Chambers Tour will be something I will recommend that no one miss out on. . This shit will be bananas !!!! Prepare to enter the WU againâ¦ (#ironliquidlinxshit), âRaekwon said in a press release.
Jack Harlow – The cream of the crop tour
Rolling Loud to present Jack Harlow’s upcoming film Tour of the cream of the crop, which will see the GRAMMY nominated artist in places like Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Toronto and Los Angeles from July through early December. Harlow, who has already released his first studio effort That’s what they all say, will also make festival appearances at Rolling Loud Miami, Lollapalooza, Hive Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Rolling Loud New York and more. Tickets are available now on Jack Harlow’s website.
J. Cole – The off-season tour
Fresh out of the way Off-season, J. Cole hired 21 Savage and Morray for a month-long tour of North America. The three performers (with the exception of the Atlanta show; Morray won’t be attending) will hit the road in September and will tour 20 different cities, including Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, Oakland and Los Angeles. Cole will also headline Rolling Loud New York and Rolling Loud California, which will take place in October and December respectively. The Off-Season Tour marks the artist’s first tour since his Visit KOD in 2018, so fans who want to see it live can get tickets on the Dreamville website.
Lil Baby x Lil Durk – The return tour outside
Lil Durk and Lil Baby will go on a six-week tour to support their collaborative album, The voice of heroes. Fans can catch the pair in areas like New Orleans, Phoenix, Los Angeles and Brooklyn from September through mid-October, with tickets available through Live Nation.
Thunder Cat – It’s like that North America Tour
Thundercat Celebrates GRAMMY Award Winning Album It’s like that with his biggest headlining tour to date. Joined by Channel Tres in opening act, the artist will kick off in Omaha at the end of July, followed by dates in San Francisco, New Orleans, Phoenix and Seattle until the beginning of December. Fans can get their tickets from the official Thundercat website.
Benny the Butcher – The Burden of Corks Tour
Benny The Butcher celebrates both Burden of proof and The traffic jams I have encountered 2 with the joint The traffic jam tour, which will start in October in Atlanta and stop in Charlotte, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Diego and more before ending in Austin in November. “I RETURNED!” the artist wrote enthusiastically on Instagram, with posts available now on Griselda’s website.
Trippie Redd – Tripp to the knight North America Tour
In anticipation of her next album, Trippie Redd hits the road with Iann Dior and SoFaygo for the Tripp At Knight Tour. Kicking off at the end of August in Minneapolis, fans can see Redd and his guest performers in Cincinnati, Cuyahoga Falls, Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Seattle and more before the last show in Los Angeles in October. Tickets are available now on the official Trippie Redd website.
BjÃ¶rk – BjÃ¶rk Orkestral
BjÃ¶rk will present a series of âunpluggedâ shows in Iceland between August 29 and September 19 for her BjÃ¶rk Orkestral to visit. The legendary artist will be joined by over 100 different Icelandic musicians across the dates, and each performance will include varied instrumentation and set lists. Fans can expect the string section, brass section and a 15-piece chamber orchestra of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Viibra Flute Septet to perform pieces by Post, Vespertine, Selmasongs, MedÃºlla, Biophilia, Utopia, Homogeneous and Vulnicura. All shows will be broadcast live to raise funds for a women’s shelter in Reykjavik called KvennaathvarfiÃ°.
Rod wave – SoulFly Tour
In addition to the Trippie Redd and Jack Harlow tours, Rolling Loud will present the two-month Rod Wave tour SoulFly Tour in support of his album. The 22-year-old artist will kick off his tour on his birthday – August 27 – in Houston before performing in Raleigh, Chicago, Baltimore, Phoenix, Seattle and more. Tickets are available now on the SoulFly Tour website.