The Best Concert Tickets to Gift in 2018
In need of a last-minute gift? While you could easily give someone a gift card or bottle of Champagne, consider treating them to an experience they’ll remember far longer than any ordinary Amazon delivery. You won’t have to worry about the tickets arriving late (hello, mobile delivery), and it gives your recipient something to look forward to, especially with this year’s Grammy Awards in 5 days. Here, we’ve rounded up 12 shows with tour dates all over the country to fit any location and budget.
Ed Sheeran ‘÷’ Tour
Mark your calendar, folks. Ed Sheeran is coming. This go-round, Sheeran is skipping arenas and playing solely in bigger stadiums. The North American leg kicks off in Pasadena at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium on August 18. *Crosses fingers for a Beyoncé appearance.*
Taylor Swift ‘Reputation’ Tour
This stadium tour is in such high demand that a second show date has already been added to select markets (like California, Chicago and New Jersey), meaning she’s performing multiple back-to-back concerts. Even better news? Tickets went on sale only last week so there’s still a chance they’re not totally sold out.
Sam Smith ‘The Thrill of It All’ Tour
Psst, all tickets purchased online will come with a free copy of Smith’s recently released album, The Thrill of It All. He’ll be starting the 37-day tour on June 18 in Toronto and ending on September 13 in Calgary. No word yet on who’s opening but, to be honest, we wouldn’t mind if Smith went all Adele on us and did without an opening act.
Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled Tour
Two concerts in one? Don’t mind if we do. (We’re already prepping ourselves for the influx of Snapchats.) Be sure to act fast with these tickets because Lovato and Khaled are only touring over a one-month span.
Foo Fighters ‘Concrete and Gold’ Tour
Promoting their latest album, Concrete and Gold, the Foos are making their way across North America starting in April. Hint: If you’re a super fan, head to New York or Boston where they are playing back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park, respectively.
Lana Del Rey ‘Lust for Life’ Tour
Great news: If you’re buying these tickets as a gift, the recipient won’t have to wait until summer because the tour is running only from January to February. Plus, you can expect special performances from Jhene Aiko and Kali Uchis.
U2 ‘Experience + Innocence’ Tour
For anyone who hasn’t bought the new album yet, get a free copy with any ticket purchase. Gotta love those buy one, get one deals. As the sequel to U2’s 2015 tour Innocence + Experience, fans will hear a mix of classic and new songs spanning from May to June.
Lorde ‘Melodrama’ Tour
The wait is over. Four years after releasing her debut album, Pure Heroine, Lorde has finally delivered new music under the name Melodrama, and she’s embarking on a huge world tour starting this March. Oh, and R&B artist Khalid will be joining her.
Khalid ‘The Roxy’ Tour
In case you want to experience the soothing sounds of Khalid on his own, he’ll be starting a solo tour on January 27 in New York City. Inspired by Khalid’s recently adopted dog named Roxy, one dollar from every ticket purchase will be donated to local animal shelters in each tour stop.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw ‘Soul2Soul’ Tour
Country music’s favorite couple is coming back starting in May for another record-breaking Soul2Soul tour after more than a decade. And, yes, there will be the signature 80-foot LED light wall.
Pink ‘The Beautiful Trauma’ Tour
Three things we love about Pink: Her passion for girl power, her fierce attitude and her ability to sing while swinging in the air…upside down. Pink will be sharing the stage with special guests Bleachers, so snag tickets now to catch a glimpse of her from March through April.