While the landscape for live music in 2021 is still uncertain, many artists and event planners are taking the plunge and announcing shows for later this year and next.
Some of the festivals that will announce their plans to take place this summer include Reading and Leeds, Parklife, All Points East and Standon Calling – you can see the full list here.
Meanwhile, a number of major and up-and-coming artists have released rescheduled or brand new dates for their own tours, including The Weeknd, IDLES, Louis Tomlinson, Elton John, Celine Dion, Rag’n’Bone Man, Tom Grennan and Guns N ‘Roses.
Here are the (current) planned dates of the major tours announced so far. We will update this article as more announcements arrive and if any changes are made to the schedules.
Guns’ N Roses – June 2021
The group are still hoping to become the first musical group to perform at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, as part of their rescheduled summer tour.
My Chemical Romance – June 2021
Their high-profile comeback has been somewhat deflated by the pandemic forcing massive live show cancellations, but MCR hopes to continue its shows from June 15-22, including three nights at Milton Keynes Stadium.
Lady Gaga – July 2021
After the release of his sixth album chromatic In May 2020, Lady Gaga is planning to give just one UK show this year, at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on July 30.
Yungblud – August 2021
Yungblud has managed to keep busy despite the lockdown, releasing a new album and keeping fans entertained with The Yungblud Show online. He is currently hoping to welcome fans in person with his rescheduled Occupy the UK tour, which now takes place in August, September and October.
Louis Tomlinson – September 2021
The solo artist does a short series of key dates, including two nights at the Roundhouse in London. “It’s going to be special when we get back to it,” he recently posted on Instagram.
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Tom Grennan – September-October 2021
The Evering Road The singer announced dates for his September-October UK tour earlier this year. Tickets are on sale now: the tour features Grennan’s biggest show to date, at the 10,000-seat Alexandra Palace, currently scheduled to take place on September 30.
McFly – September-November 2021
Following their enthusiastic return this year, McFly plans to entertain fans with live performances in the arenas of Cardiff, London, Manchester and more.
Elton John – from October 2021
The Rocketman is hoping to continue his grand Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour later this year, including 10 huge nights at the O2 Arena in London as well as performances in Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham and Manchester.
Rag’n’Bone Man – October-November 2021
After his record debut in 2017, Human, Rag’n’Bone Man is about to release the sequel, Life by misadventure, May 7. This will be supported by an autumn tour including dates in Liverpool, Leeds and Glasgow, ending with a night out at the Eventim Apollo in London on November 6.
Bon Iver – October-November 2021
After the release of their album I, I Last year, Justin Vernon’s band will (hopefully) arrive in the UK and Ireland this fall, to perform fan favorites including “Hey, Ma” and “Faith”.
Craig David – April 2022
The Born to do it The star has postponed her series of shows in the arenas until next year, starting in Nottingham ahead of performances in Birmingham, Plymouth, Brighton, London, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool and Hull.
Pet Shop Boys – May 2022
The ’80s pop legends have postponed their Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live tour to May next year, with plans to launch in Newcastle on May 20 before wrapping things up in Hull at the end of the month.
Eric Clapton – May 2022
The rock artist has a number of tour dates rescheduled for his European tour next year, including two nights at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The Killers – May 2022
After the release of their last album, Implode the Mirage, The Killers plan to tour nine arenas in the UK and Ireland next year. They will be joined in select venues by guest artists Blossoms, Sam Fender, Manic Street Preachers and Supergrass.
Céline Dion – May-June 2022
The iconic singer has moved her highly anticipated tour from 2020 to 2022, starting in Birmingham on May 25 and ending with two nights at SSE Hydro in Glasgow on June 8 and 9.
The weekend – October 2022
The “Blinding Lights” singer has moved his massive After Hours tour to 2022, featuring UK and Ireland dates starting in October and ending with a final night at the O2 Arena in London on November 16.