From dive bars to stadiums. Amphitheaters to fields. Clubs to arenas. There are thousands of rock concerts happening nationwide. The strange and epic history of rock music has brought us here, where minds far and wide are diversifying the genre, all while putting on concerts of legendary proportions. Here are the Best Upcoming Rock Concert Tours in 2018.
Phil Collins: “Not Dead Yet” Tour
The singer’s first North American tour in 12 years, with limited engagements throughout October. Collins will be joined on tour by longtime guitarist Daryl Stuermer, keyboardist Brad Cole, bassist Leland Sklar, percussionist Luis Conte and his 16-year-old son Nicolas on drums, along with backup singers and a horn section.
Phil Collins Tour Dates: October 5th, 2018 – October 28th, 2018
Dawes: Password Tour
L.A native folk rock band Dawes will embark on their Passwords Tour, which has the group performing two sets at each stop, in August. The 30-date North American Tour is in support of their recently released album, Passwords.
Dawes Tour Dates: September 7th, 2018 – November 14th, 2018
Florence & The Machine: “High as Hope” Tour
In support of her latest album High As Hope, Welsh pop group Florence + the Machine will begin their tour in Montreal, and run through North America to mid-October. The “High As Hope” tour openers will vary, and include Grizzly Bear, St. Vincent, Kamasi Washington, Billie Eilish, Wet, Beth Ditto, and Perfume Genius.
Florence & The Machine Tour Dates: August 5th, 2018 – October 20th, 2018
Alt-rock band Modest Mouse continue to perform in front of their thriving fanbase. Though the band hasn’t released any new music in three years, lead singer Isaac Brock and co. still put on incredible, energetic live shows.
Modest Mouse Tour Dates: September 17th, 2018 – October 21st, 2018
America’s beloved jam band Phish will embark on a short stint, beginning with three nights in Albany, and ending with a series of Halloween shows in Vegas. Phish will also be releasing a trio of live recordings this year, including the epic Bakers Dozen shows, which took place at Madison Square Garden last year.
Phish Tour Dates: October 16th, 2018 – November 3rd, 2018