The 15 Biggest Tours |


The 15 Biggest Tours

Fresh faces (J. Cole, Miguel, Macklemore) join stadium stars (JT, Beyoncé) and still-vital nostalgia acts (Blondie, Brian Wilson) on the road

Depeche Mode
Now-Oct. 11
Remember when synth-pop came sheathed in black leather? Let Dave Gahan & Co. remind you.

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson
Now-Oct. 6
A rock-pop-meets-pop-rock bonanza — go ahead and count the radio hits between them.

Sept. 5-Oct. 9
There’s hardly a female frontwoman under the age of 40 who doesn’t owe something to Debbie Harry. Come see why.

J. Cole and Wale
Sept. 10-Oct. 30
Two of the biggest undercard stars in modern hip-hop earn their own top billing on a joint run.

Queens of the Stoneage
Sept. 10-Oct. 13
No prancing, no dancing: just pure cathartic blasts of desert rock.

Jack Johnson
Sept. 21-Oct. 20
Hawaii’s mellowest (legal) import brings his charms to the mainland.

Drake, Miguel, and Future
Sept. 25-Nov. 25
The big boys of postmillennial rap and R&B come out to play. Expect some seriously swooning ladies.

Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck
Sept. 27-Oct. 27
Call it boomer rock, but Wilson’s never predictable; this could easily be a brilliant show (or a shambles).

Nine Inch Nails
Sept. 28-Nov. 25
Lollapaloozers got a first look at NIN’s next-level light show earlier this month. Trust us, it’s a doozy.

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills
Oct. 3-26
Apple has promoted her touring guitarist to an equal-billing collaborator for an intimate 13-date run.

Oct. 10-Dec. 14
Will there be hits and sass and spectacular acrobatics? You bet your Cirque du Soleil harness.

Pearl Jam
Oct. 11-Dec. 6
Twenty-two years after Ten(!), Seattle’s finest jam on.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Oct. 22-Dec. 12
The grandpa-swag-steezing chart-toppers take on stadiums.