The upcoming restoration of pop concerts


Kate McCartney

Shawn Mendes is one of the many pop artists set to tour in 2022.

Kate McCartney, Editor-in-Chief

COVID-19 stripped away many normalcies from our society, including the well-anticipated event of a concert. As we are starting to see life progressively return to normal, many artists are releasing new music, namely in the pop genre. Here are the top pop artists going on tour in 2022:

  1. Billie Eilish: Happier Than Ever, The World Tour

Standout artist, Billie Eilish, has taken the last half-decade by storm with her unique sound and enticingly relatable lyrics. Accompanying the late release of her third studio album, “Happier Than Ever,” is her first world tour. The “Happier Than Ever” tour is scheduled to kick off in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 3, 2021 and stay in the U.S. until early April. Eilish goes global starting in June, takes a short break for most of July and August and wraps up the tour on Sep. 30, 2021 in Perth, Australia. Shows for many U.S. locations are already sold out, so make sure to get tickets if Eilish is on your must-see list.

  1. Shawn Mendes: Wonder Tour

The Canadian heartthrob is back on tour in 2022 with his fourth studio album, “Wonder.” Shawn Mendes has gained immense popularity throughout the releases of his four acclaimed albums, making fans out of many teenage girls around the world. The “Wonder Tour”’s first leg is entirely international, spanning from Denmark to Spain throughout March, April and May 2022. The second leg starts June 27, 2022 in Portland, Oregon with opener, Dermott Kennedy and crosses over to opener, Tate McRae on Sept. 7, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. Mendes’ world tour wraps up domestically in late October, spanning eight months and including 69 shows.

  1. The Weeknd: After Hours til Dawn Stadium Tour

Following his 2021 LV Super Bowl halftime performance, The Weeknd has gained more popularity than ever before. The “After Hours til Dawn World Tour” was originally set for 2020, but endured postponement due to COVID-19 and has recently been revised to accommodate the R&B/pop star’s growing fan base.

“Due to constraints of arenas and the demand for more shows I want to do something bigger and special for you which requires stadiums,” said The Weeknd via social media. “Current tickets will be refunded automatically and all ticket holders will be given priority to buy tickets for the stadium shows when they go on sale. New dates forthcoming.”

  1. Lorde: The Solar Power Tour

Alternative/indie-pop artist, Lorde, has experienced monumental success in the music industry at just 25 years old. She has put out three mainstream studio albums and accumulated many Grammy, MTV and Billboard Music awards throughout the last eight years of her career. Lorde’s latest Solar Power Tour extends for four months in a variety of locations, mostly domestic, but starting and ending internationally. It kicks off on Feb. 27, 2021, in her native country, New Zealand, and wraps up on June 28, 2021, in London, Great Britain. 

Whether your pop playlists include the soulful sounds of The Weeknd, soft power ballads of Billie Eilish and Lorde or the dynamic hits of Shawn Mendes, 2022 has concerts at a variety of dates and locations, sure to satisfy after so long without live music.