The summer is almost over. It’s hard to believe, but we’re close to fall, and that means that festival season is drawing to an end. However, that doesn’t mean that the music is ending, too. There are plenty of concerts going on right now, and a lot of new ones have been recently announced. If you’re looking for the latest and greatest when it comes to concert announcements, you’re in the right place. This is where we highlight some of the biggest tour updates from the last week.
This is just a sampling of what’s going on in the music business right now. For more information on live shows and for access to awesome ticket deals, head over to our ticket sales page to see a more complete listing of who is playing near you.
Ben Folds: August 17th, 2019 – May 30th, 2020
Ben Folds just announced a huge new tour, headed well into next spring. The North American tour will visit cities like Fort Wayne, Milwaukee, and Cincinnati, just to name a few. This tour will actually be a couple of smaller tours. The first leg extends into October and includes the group Cake playing alongside with Ben Folds. Then, he will have a section of solo dates throughout the fall. Then, headed into 2020, Ben Folds will be pairing up with a couple of different orchestras to create a really unique concert experience. Whether you’ve been a fan of Ben Folds since “Brick” came out in the mid-90s, or you’ve just recently discovered his music, this is going to be an awesome set of shows. There are many of them coming up, but tickets will be hot. Buy yours today before they disappear.
Phish: August 30th – December 8th, 2019
Perhaps the most popular jam band right now, Phish just announced a new tour. They will be hitting up a number of major cities in the U.S., including Pittsburgh, Charleston, and Providence. A lot of their shows will be multiday events, so if you’re looking for a festival feel at the concerts you attend, this is the band for you. Phish is one of those bands that loves to play live. Each concert is a unique experience, and even if you’ve seen them play 100 times, you can be guaranteed to have some surprises and amazing new experiences at a live show. If you’re a fan of the music of any sort, this is a group you won’t want to miss out on. Grab tickets today because they are almost sure to sell out. You will be glad you secured yours early. Check out our concert listings for more info on how to get great deals on Phish seats.
Arlo Guthrie: September 28th, 2019 – May 15th, 2020
Arlo Guthrie is a living legend in the world of folk music. And if you’re a fan of his music, there’s some good news for you: he just announced that he is extending his 50th anniversary tour of the Alice’s Restaurant album. “Alice’s Restaurant” is one of the most famous folk songs ever, and Guthrie is back in action performing this hit. His daughter, Sarah Lee Guthrie, will be joining him on these new legs of the tour. Guthrie is a folk music legend, and this is one more chance to see the man in action. If you’ve never seen him before, this is your shot. Move fast or you will miss out.
Wale: September 30th – October 28th, 2019
Wale is one of the hottest acts in the world of rap right now. His Everything is Fine tour is sure to be just as popular as his downloads are, too. This tour is a smaller one, consisting of just 18 cities, but there’s likely to be an extension if things are as popular as they’re predicted to be. This tour will be visiting Philadelphia, Boston, and San Francisco. Regardless of where you are in the country, Wale will be likely to visit a city near you. Don’t be surprised to see a new Wale album in the coming months, too. His fifth album, Shine, came out in 2017, and this new tour could very well be leading up to a new album announcement. If that’s the case, a second leg of this tour is almost certain. Either way, tickets will go fast, especially if you’re looking for good seats. Head over to the listings section here to make sure you get a good deal on great seats.
Kongos: October 1st – 16th, 2019
South African rock band Kongos just announced that they will be adding a North American leg to their world tour. This will be a short visit, but it gives Kongos fans a chance to see them here in the U.S. Cities like Atlanta and Memphis will be included here. Be sure to check out other cities and ticket availability if you’re a fan of this band. A U.S. visit is rare from them, so move fast to guarantee yourself a seat.