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20 Must-See Spring Tours

From major rock shows to global superstars tours to nostalgic anniversary gigs, here are all the tours you need to hit

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Chance the Rapper

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13: Chance The Rapper performs onstage durinng Take-Two's Annual E3 Kickoff Party at Cecconi's Restaur
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North American Tour Dates: April 24 - June 17

Why We’re Excited: The fiercely independent 23-year-old still hasn't ever sold a single song, meaning his tour income is certainly a huge part of what allowed him to donate $1 million to Chicago Public Schools this month. He said LiveNation, AEG, Ticketmaster and independent venues and promoters have worked with him on an "unprecedented coordination" to direct portions of tickets sales to the continuing support effort. So in addition to just catching one of the world's greatest hip-hop artists fresh off his GRAMMY wins for Best Rap Album and Best New Artist, you'll be helping an incredibly important cause. Zach Dionne

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Radiohead

(GERMANY OUT) Radiohead (Britische Alternative-Rock-Band), S?nger Thom Yorke (Voc., Git),  Auftritt, Lanxess-Arena K?ln  (Pho
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North American Tour Dates: March 30 - April 21

Why We’re Excited: Ending at Coachella, the British band's new shows supporting May 2016's A Moon Shaped Pool are not to be missed, for the same reason none of Radiohead's shows are to be missed: They're one of the best to ever work a stage, period. –Zach Dionne

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The Chainsmokers

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall of The Chainsmokers perform onstage as MasterCard And Billboard pre
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North American Tour Dates: April 13 - June 10

Why We're Excited: They're the biggest things in EDM right now and they're finally bringing their vibe-y pop tunes to an arena near you. Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall are already festival staples and typically bring huge LED screens and major pyrotechnics so we know they'll be delivering on the visual front. We have our fingers crossed for loads of guest appearances from Halsey, Daya, Phoebe Ryan and their other musical collaborators.Jeff Benjamin

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Kehlani

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 28:  Kehlani performs during Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by
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North American Tour Dates: Feb. 21 - June 18

Why We’re Excited: Kehlani continues her SweetSexySavage Tour throughout the spring alongside opening acts Ella Mai and Jahkoy. The R&B star has been owning the stage with her sultry dance moves and cheeky tunes, so we can’t wait to see what else she has in store for the remainder of the tour.Bianca Gracie

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BTS

Jatnna Nunez for Fuse

North American Tour Dates: March 23 - April 2

Why We're Excited: The sensational boy band are making their biggest statement in America yet with their first arena tour, hitting New York's Prudential Center, Chicago's All State Arena and Los Angeles' Honda Center. It's a major move not only for BTS, but for the K-pop scene in general as this will mark the first act that isn't from a major Korean label to hold such a big tour. –Jeff Benjamin

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Chris Brown

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - AUGUST 12: Singer Chris Brown performs at Sprint Center on August 12, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.
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North American Tour Dates: March 31 - May 23

Why We’re Excited: Chris Brown is giving hip hop heads and R&B lovers the best of both worlds on his Party Tour. His sultry dance moves and strong vocals make for one entertaining show. Concertgoers are bound to turn up like no other, especially with guests 50 CentFabolous, O.T. Genasis and Kap G getting the party started. Plus he’s been working on new music, so we can’t wait to see what he shares on tour.Amissa Pitter

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Blink-182

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

North American Tour Dates: March 22 - May 9

Why We’re Excited: Did you love last summer’s on-point California album, Blink's first with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba and without Tom DeLonge? Well, it should be pretty amazing to catch them still flying off that rejuvenated energy. Support comes from Wavves and The Naked and Famous. –Zach Dionne

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Travis Scott

NEW ORLEANS, LA - MARCH 10:  Travis Scott performs during BUKU Music + Arts Project on March 10, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisia
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North American Tour Dates: March 10 - June 11

Why We’re Excited: Travis Scott performs like a rock star more than a lot of acts out right now, and you can experience all of his menacing glory at full force with the Birds Eye View Tour. The rapper plans to bring his incredible Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight album to life on stage. Rising R&B singer Khalid will join him as the opening act. The tour tagline may say “Please Stay Calm,” but be prepared to lose your mind with Scott’s always on-point visuals and surprise guests. –Bianca Gracie

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Maluma

MIAMI, FL - MAY 11:  Maluma participates in Benefit For Ecuador - "Aqui Estoy" at BankUnited Center on May 11, 2016 in Miami,
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North American Tour Dates: March 2 - May 20

Why We're Excited: Maluma is Latin-pop sensation around the world and now America is finally getting to see what he can do. The reggaeton star—who's collaborated with Fifth HarmonyShakira and Ricky Martin—is hitting theaters across the U.S. and playing even bigger venues in Mexico and Latin America as the latest North American leg in his ongoing Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy World Tour. See what all the fuss about, you won't be disappointed. –Jeff Benjamin

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The Pretty Reckless

Las Vegas, NV - May 08: Band members Taylor Momsen, Mark Damon, Ben Phillips, and Jamie Perkins from Pretty Reckless poses fo
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North American Tour Dates: April 25 - May 27

Why We're Excited: In case you missed their first trek to support Who You Selling For?The Pretty Reckless' most mature effort to date, the hard-rock outfit is back for a second North American leg next month. Witnessing multiple hours of Taylor Momsen rocking the f-ck out onstage is an experience not to be missed. –Jeff Benjamin

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Metallica

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 6: (L to R) Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield of Metallica performing The Night Before at AT&T Park
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North American Tour Dates: May 10 - Aug. 16

Why We’re Excited: November's Hardwired... to Self-Destruct was the first album the thrash gods gave us in more than eight years, which is one hell of a reason to get out to a show. So is the fact that Metallica haven't done an extended North American tour since 2009. The band have never lost their electric live energy, or their ability to put together a flawless setlist. Support comes from Avenged Sevenfold, who have been working on their own crazy-ambitious live experience with some of the people behind Cirque du Soleil. –Zach Dionne

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Simple Plan

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Singer Pierre Bouvier of French-Canadian band Simple Plan, performs on stage during the "T
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North American Tour Dates: March 19 - Nov. 1

Why We’re Excited: What better way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Simple Plan’s debut album No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls than with a rocking tour? The guys plan to perform the LP in its entirety every single night, so be ready to belt out pop-punk classics like  "I'd Do Anything," "Perfect" and "Addicted.” –Bianca Gracie

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The Weeknd

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 28:  The Weeknd performs during the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience at City Park on October 28, 2016
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North American Tour Dates: April 25 - June 9

Why We’re Excited: The Weeknd’s trek may be called the Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 World Tour, but the emotions will actually begin to flood early this spring. The Toronto guy, along with special guests Bryson Tiller and Lil Uzi Vert, plan to turn every night into an intense party. The Weeknd claims this is just phase one of the tour, so expect him to take over venues for the rest of the year. –Bianca Gracie

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EXO

Jeff Benjamin for Fuse

North American Tour Dates: April 25 - April 28

Why We're Excited: Just a year after their first arena trekEXO is back for another with the North American leg of their Exo Planet 3 – The Exo'rdium Tour. The K-pop sensations not only have a slew of power-pop material—including some of the best songs released in 2016—but experience in stateside arenas that should make these their best U.S. shows yet. –Jeff Benjamin

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Sum 41

PARIS, FRANCE - AUGUST 28:  Deryck Whibley, Jason McCaslin, Tom Thacker, Dave Baksh, Frank Zummo from Sum 41 are posing for P
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North American Tour Dates: April 21 - May 26

Why We’re Excited: If you were craving some fun pop-punk to kick off the spring season, the We Will Detonate Tour is the perfect way to celebrate. Sum 41 and Pierce the Veil are coming together for the major trek, and they’re bringing along Emarosa and Chapel along for the wild ride. –Bianca Gracie

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Muse & Thirty Seconds to Mars

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North American Tour Dates: May 20 - Sept. 20

Why We’re Excited: Muse and Thirty Seconds to Mars are already mega rock stars in their own right, and the two acts are combining their badass forces for a joint tour. 30STM joins the U.K. guys on their North American trek that kicks off in West Palm Beach, Fla. And to make things even better, PVRIS will be the opening act. The three bands haven’t released new albums in a few years, so let’s cross our fingers they’ll debut some fresh tracks on stage. –Bianca Gracie

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New Found Glory

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

North American Tour Dates: March 22 - May 18

Why We’re Excited: The 20 Years of Pop-Punk Tour will see the priests of power chords playing two full classic albums per night. They'll hit their 1999 debut Nothing Gold Can Stay and the five records that followed, letting their two (soon to be three, with April's Make Me Sick) latest releases sit on the bench for a minute. –Zach Dionne

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B.A.P

Jatnna Nuñez for Fuse

North American Tour Dates: April 5 - April 16

Why We're Excited: American fans are pretty lucky that B.A.P has visited so often, but we're particularly excited for this trek now that the guys have a new full-length album under their belts with 2016's Noir, dropped their most personal release to date with "Wake Me Up" and will play their biggest venues in America to date. –Jeff Benjamin

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Big Sean

INGLEWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Rapper Big Sean performs onstage at The Forum on February 28, 2016 in Inglewood, California.  (P
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North American Tour Dates: March 17 - May 23

Why We’re Excited: Fresh off of his fourth studio album release I DecidedBig Sean is making moves across North America with the first leg of his I Decided. Tour 2017. Madeintyo will be accompanying the Detroit rapper and there’s a high probability you’ll get a live experience of their new collab "Skateboard P (remix).” You can expect Big Sean to own the stage with his energy; heavy bass hits and bring out a few surprise guests. –Amissa Pitter

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Korn

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Korn perform during The Korn 20th Anniversary Tour  at Irving Plaza on October 5, 2015 in New York
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North American Tour Dates: May 6  - May 18

Why We’re Excited: Before hitting the road with Stone Sour and Babymetal for the summer, the nu-metal icons will do a quick run they're describing as "intimate." Fuse saw the band perform their full debut album at a 1,000-capacity NYC venue for their 20th anniversary tour, and trust us...you should get to a gig. Support comes from DED and Animals as Leaders, depending on the night. –Zach Dionne

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