After a new album drops, those of us who love concerts are used to standing by for several months to see those tunes played live. But the pandemic has added additional time to the wait, and this week sees several marquee artists prepping tours for projects that came out more than a year ago.
Bon Iver managed to pack in a few dates in North America and Asia after the release of his 2019 album i, i, and starting in 2022 he’ll pick up where he left off. Car Seat Headrest and YUNGBLUD will be touring in support of 2020 albums, but Nick Mason has them all beat, and his new band Saucerful of Secrets will be performing classic cuts from his old band Pink Floyd that few people in the audience will have ever heard live.
There are a few exceptions to this trend. Swedish House Mafia have announced a reunion tour and a new album in 2022, and rising artist SASAMI will release her sophomore album, Squeeze, in February. Plus, jaunts from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, HONNE, and a two-night, separately ticketed event with Metallica and Billy Joel. Read more below.
Brandi Carlile: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Brandi Carlile’s 2022 US tour will be in support of her latest album, In These Silent Days. Stretching from June through October, there will be a rotating cast of opening acts, including Brittany Howard, Lucius, Indigo Girls, and Allison Russell.
Car Seat Headrest: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Car Seat Headrest’s 2022 North American tour in support of their 2020’s Making a Door Less Open will span from March through May. Bartees Strange will join as support for the majority of the dates.
Bon Iver: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Bon Iver’s 2022 US amphitheater tour comes in support of the band’s latest album, i, i. and runs from late March to June. Justin Vernon will be backed by Sean Carey, Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner, Mike Lewis, Matt McCaughan, and Andy Fitzpatrick.
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets are embarking on a 2022 North American tour taking place in January and February. It will see the founding Pink Floyd member revisiting his legendary band’s early material.
YUNGBLUD: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
YUNGBLUD’s 2022 North American tour spans from January through March and will see him play in support of 2020’s Weird! UPSAHL will serve as an opening act.
SASAMI: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
SASAMI’s 2022 US tour takes place in March and April following the release of her upcoming album, Squeeze. It will make stops in cities like Atlanta, Brooklyn, and San Francisco before closing out in Los Angeles.
Swedish House Mafia: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Swedish House Mafia’s 2022 reunion tour will mark the electronic icon’s first trek together in over a decade. The 46-date jaunt kicks off in April at Coachella and will come in support of their upcoming album Paradise Again.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Slash and his band will be releasing the new album 4 in February, the same month they embark on their 2022 North American tour. The rockers will cut a zigzag across the continent, opening in Portland, Oregon and closing in Orlando, Florida.
Metallica x Billy Joel: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster Here (Metallica) and Here (Billy Joel)
One weekend, one stadium, two legendary artists, and two separately ticketed events. The Allegiant Stadium will see Greta Van Fleet opens for Metallica on February 25th, while Billy Joel goes solo on February 26th.
Honne: Get Tickets via Ticketmaster
Last week, the English electronic duo dropped their third studio album, Let’s Just Say the World Ended a Week from Now, What Would You Do? They open their 2022 tour in March in Europe, before coming to Canada and the US in May.