As the New Year dawns on us, we’ve already noticed some major music acts confirming their tour dates for 2016. Considering the fact that it would be tedious to attend them all, we’ve listed out five gigs that you just can’t miss.
Spring in Greenwich seems to be extra appealing in the coming year, with pop sensation Adele Adkins kicking off her tour in March, following the release of yet another smashing hit album, 25. Although ticket sales haven’t begun, we can be certain of sold-out shows, considering that this is her first tour since 2011. The 7 tentative dates are in March and April, at the O2 Arena in London. Hello, indeed.
From Edinburgh to Cardiff, Take Me To Church star Hozier plans to do a massive tour of the UK comprising of gigs at 8 tentative locations, over January and February. After some major success with his first EP, the title track turning into a viral YouTube hit and Grammy nomination, he went on to release a self-titled album in September 2014. Considering the kind of splash he has made in the indie music scene, this Irish sensation’s concerts are definitely worth witnessing.
Having released their Grammy nominated chart topper, Drones, Muse fans should note that the band has announced a world tour, with the UK leg happening in early April. Considering how their live shows never cease to impress, with resplendent fireworks, lasers and all sorts of flashy displays to compliment their robust riffs and progressive sound, we’re pretty excited to see what they have in store for their home country.
There’s been a lot of chatter around R&B star Rihanna’s upcoming album, Anti, with Samsung sponsoring its release as well as supporting her world tour. Although the album isn’t scheduled for release until early 2016, her UK leg dates have already been announced to be happening across the month of June. Considering the hype that has been generated around the album, you can expect some explosive concerts.
Coming to arguably the most essential concert to witness in 2016, we have Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams tour. One of the most iconic and influential pop rock acts of our generation, the band has hinted at this being their final album. According to the Rolling Stone magazine, vocalist and frontman Chris Martin said that he would have to look at it as the final thing they’re doing; otherwise they wouldn’t put everything into it. The album came out early this month, with generally positive audience reception. The UK dates have been confirmed to be in June and according to Song Kick over a million people are tracking it already, a massive response to possibly their last tour as a band.