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2024 Rock Tour News | All The News You Need

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Get ready to rock, because 2024 is setting up to be an unforgettable year for live music! The legends of rock are gearing up to hit the stage, offering fans from 30 to 75 a chance to witness their favorite icons in action once again.

Though we bid farewell to touring legends like Kiss and Elton John in 2023, the rock ‘n’ roll spirit continues stronger than ever. In 2024, bands like the Eagles will prolong their heartfelt adieus with the ‘Long Goodbye’ tour, promising to deliver shows that resonate with decades of their musical journey. Foreigner isn’t far behind, ensuring their ‘farewell’ echoes through two epic Las Vegas residencies.

And speaking of Vegas, it’s not just a gambler’s paradise anymore but a hotspot for rock aficionados. The city will host an incredible lineup including Styx, the legendary Carlos Santana, and the ever-evolving Chicago, with U2 extending their mesmerizing stint at the Sphere. The whispers in the alleys hint at more big names to follow, making Vegas the place to be for rock enthusiasts.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Iconic collaborations are set to create waves in 2024, with Billy Joel and Sting sharing stages, and Green Day teaming up with Smashing Pumpkins for a tour that promises to be nothing short of legendary. Journey and Toto are reuniting on the road, building on the success of their previous tours.

Unforeseen circumstances have turned the 2024 calendar into a treasure trove of rescheduled tours, with Aerosmith’s farewell, Bruce Springsteen’s heartland rock, and the Skid Row-Buckcherry powerhouse combo ensuring the year is packed with high-octane performances. And that’s just a glimpse – with Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Metallica, and many more ready to rock stages across the globe, 2024 is set to be a year for the history books.

Who’s Touring In Rock This Year?

Some of rock music’s best and brightest are touring this year including:

The Rolling Stones

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The iconic rock ensemble The Rolling Stones are preparing to take the stage once again for their 2024 tour. Their journey across North America will kick off on April 28 in Houston, concluding on July 17 in Santa Clara, California. Following the release of their latest album, “Hackney Diamonds,” in 2023, fans can anticipate a harmonious blend of new tracks and timeless classics during their performances.

The Eagles

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In 2024, the Eagles will extend their “Long Goodbye” farewell tour, marking a decade since the modern refurbishment of the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. Commemorating this milestone, the band will perform four shows at the venue on January 5, 6, 12, and 13, reminiscent of their memorable performances that inaugurated the renovated space in January 2014. The tour will then proceed to various cities, including Phoenix, Austin, Houston, and Chicago, with Steely Dan accompanying the Eagles. Additional dates for the “Long Goodbye” tour are anticipated throughout the year, catering to fan demand in each city and possibly extending into 2025.


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Aerosmith’s much-awaited “Peace Out” farewell tour, initially set for 2023, faced a delay when lead singer Steven Tyler suffered a vocal cord injury early in the tour. The band decided to reschedule the entire tour to the following year. Although the new commencement date is yet to be confirmed, Aerosmith assures fans that all tickets purchased for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled performances.


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Following their stellar performances at the Las Vegas Sphere, U2 has announced additional dates for their early 2024 residency in the vibrant city. The extended stay will span from January 26 to March 2, allowing fans more opportunities to witness the band’s mesmerizing live shows.

Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden is gearing up for an expansive North American tour in the fall of 2024, following a limited number of performances in the U.S. during 2023, which featured a standout show at the Power Trip festival. This tour, named “Future Past,” will showcase selections from their acclaimed albums “Somewhere in Time” (1986) and “Senjutsu” (2021). The journey commences on October 4 in San Diego, wrapping up on November 17 in San Antonio. Bassist Steve Harris expressed enthusiasm for the upcoming shows, highlighting the positive reception to the new songs from both albums and the band’s excitement to present their latest production to fans across various North American cities.

Journey and Toto

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Journey is set to embark on their monumental 50th Anniversary “Freedom” tour in 2024, with Toto accompanying them once again. After a series of successful performances in 2023, the bands are eager to reunite for this upcoming series of concerts. The tour will grace 30 cities in North America, starting on February 9 in Biloxi, Missouri, and concluding on April 29 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Toto’s Steve Lukather expressed his excitement about the collaboration, emphasizing the joy and familial bond shared between the bands and their anticipation for another round of unforgettable live music experiences in 2024.

Def Leppard and Journey

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Beginning on July 6 in St. Louis, Def Leppard is poised to launch a significant 23-date tour, with Journey joining them shortly after their own tour with Toto. This summer’s concerts promise a fresh stage design and a curated setlist, aiming to highlight key moments from Def Leppard’s storied career. Special guest performances by renowned artists such as the Steve Miller Band, Heart, and Cheap Trick will further elevate the tour’s appeal, offering fans an eclectic mix of classic rock hits.


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Following the completion of their 2023 M72 world tour, Metallica plans to take a brief hiatus before resuming their electrifying performances in 2024. The tour will recommence abroad, with the band igniting stages across Europe from May to July. In August, Metallica will make a grand return to the U.S., starting with an anticipated show at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and continuing with performances in major cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle. The tour is set to conclude on September 29 in Mexico City, promising fans a series of intense, unforgettable shows that cement Metallica’s enduring legacy in the rock music scene.

Bruce Springsteen

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band hit the road in February 2023, marking their first series of concerts together in almost six years. Despite initial murmurs about steep ticket prices and some critiques about the predictability of his playlist, Springsteen’s tour was largely celebrated. However, health concerns led to a pause in his schedule, as the rock icon had to cancel his September shows due to peptic ulcer disease. Taking a cautious approach, Springsteen postponed his performances, with the rescheduled tour set to resume on March 19 in Phoenix, extending through late April. Following a summer interlude, the Boss plans to return to the stage with performances beginning on August 15 in Pittsburgh, concluding on September 13 in Baltimore.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers are gearing up for a relatively tranquil start to 2024, lining up a few performances in the initial months, including a gig at the Innings Festival in Tempe, Arizona. The tempo picks up on May 22, as the band launches a comprehensive U.S. tour from Ridgefield, Washington. Fans can look forward to the funk rock icons delivering vibrant shows in amphitheaters and arenas nationwide, culminating their tour on July 30 in St. Louis.

Sammy Hagar and Joe Satriani

Sammy Hagar is teaming up with guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani for a 2024 tour that promises a deep dive into the Van Halen songbook. In a conversation with Howard Stern, Hagar emphasized the depth of the repertoire, stating, “If you’re going to delve into Van Halen’s deep cuts, Joe Satriani is the man you need.” Alongside Hagar’s Circle bandmates, bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham, the group will set out on the ‘Best of All Worlds’ tour. Starting on July 13 in West Palm Beach, Florida, the tour is set to span the summer, offering fans a thorough exploration of Van Halen’s iconic tracks.

Stevie Nicks

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Following her successful series of shows with Billy Joel in 2023, Stevie Nicks is set to continue captivating audiences into 2024. The tour will feature a special reunion with the Piano Man on March 9 in Arlington, Texas. Beyond this unique performance, Nicks will take center stage for a series of solo concerts, starting February 10 in Atlantic City and continuing through March, promising fans an intimate and enchanting musical journey.

Elvis Costello

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Elvis Costello is set to captivate audiences with his 7-0-7 tour, commencing on January 10 in Tallahassee, Florida. Spanning a total of 15 performances, the tour will conclude on February 2 in Wilmington, North Carolina. Costello emphasizes the unique nature of his shows, describing them in his press release as a “gathering of passionate souls and a journey through sheer, unfiltered joy.”

Carlos Santana

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Continuing a tradition into its 12th year, Carlos Santana will once again grace the House of Blues in Las Vegas with his presence. The 2024 stint of “An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live” is slated to start on January 24, with the first segment wrapping up on February 4. Santana will make a return for a second round of residency dates from May 10 to May 23, promising more nights of his masterful guitar work and timeless hits.


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Following the launch of their “Another Fork in the Road” tour in June 2023, commemorating the band’s 50th anniversary, Kansas is not slowing down. The celebration continues into 2024 with an additional lineup of concerts beginning on February 2 in Pensacola, Florida. The tour will take the band through the East Coast and a significant portion of the Midwest, culminating in a total of 22 shows, with the final performance scheduled for May 18 in New Haven, Connecticut. Fans can expect Kansas to bring their half-century legacy to life on stage with each performance.

Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai

A legendary assembly of guitarists is set to reconvene when Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, and Steve Vai launch their G3 tour in January. This marks their first joint venture since the original G3 tour in 1996. Reflecting on the inception of G3, Satriani noted in 2022 the absence of events catering specifically to guitar enthusiasts, despite the prevalence of other music festivals. He emphasized his desire to create a unique platform where he could stand alongside his fellow guitarists, leading to the birth of the G3 concept.


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Set to start on February 13 in Austin, Texas, Chicago’s 2024 tour will initially grace several venues across Texas before heading to the renowned Venetian resort in Las Vegas. From February 21 to March 9, the band will perform a series of 10 shows during their residency in the city of lights. Following their Las Vegas stint, the band will resume their nationwide tour, kicking off with a performance on May 15 in La Vista, Nebraska, and concluding on June 2 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Green Day, Smashing Pumpkins, and Rancid

In a surprise announcement at a club performance before their headline act at the When We Were Young festival, Green Day revealed plans for a 2024 tour, joined by the Smashing Pumpkins and Rancid. This highly anticipated tour is set to commence on July 29 in Washington D.C., and will conclude on September 28 in San Diego. The bands are prepared to rock some of the nation’s most iconic stadiums, including Citi Field in New York and SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, promising a series of unforgettable live performances.

Judas Priest

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The metal titans of Judas Priest are gearing up for a 2024 tour to promote their latest album, “Invincible Shield.” Fronted by the legendary Rob Halford, the band will embark on this musical journey starting April 18 in Wallingford, Connecticut. The initial leg of the tour, running through late May, includes a notable performance at Daytona’s Welcome to Rockville festival on May 5, setting the stage for a powerful showcase of their new and classic material.

Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top

Continuing a friendship that spans decades, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top will unite once again for the “Sharp Dressed Simple Man” tour in 2024. The tour is slated for a 36-show run, beginning on March 8 in Savannah, Georgia, and traversing the United States to conclude on September 22 in Ridgefield, Washington. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top reminisced about the bands’ shared history, recalling how ZZ Top provided Lynyrd Skynyrd with one of their earliest gigs, highlighting the deep-rooted connection between these two iconic groups.

Alanis Morissette and Joan Jett

Two powerhouses of rock, Alanis Morissette and Joan Jett, are teaming up for a tour in 2024, celebrating the belated 25th anniversary of Morissette’s seminal album, “Jagged Little Pill.” This much-anticipated collaboration will kick off on June 9 in Phoenix, marking the beginning of a series of dynamic performances that will culminate on August 10 in Los Angeles. Fans can expect a fusion of empowering anthems and raw energy as these two renowned artists take the stage together.


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In 2024, Slipknot is set to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their eponymous debut album with a series of electrifying performances. Led by Corey Taylor, the iconic band will grace the stages of Sick New World, Welcome to Rockville, and Sonic Temple festivals during April and May. While a comprehensive list of U.S. tour dates is highly anticipated, the band has already announced plans for a December 2024 tour across Europe and the U.K., promising a year of intense, memorable shows for their global fanbase.

Pantera and Lamb of God

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Reunited in 2022 with Zakk Wylde and Charlie Benante stepping in for the late Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul, Pantera embarked on a triumphant tour in 2023. Encouraged by the enthusiastic reception, the band is extending their journey into 2024 with a concise 14-date tour. Kicking off on February 3 in Sunrise, Florida, and concluding at the month’s end in Quebec City, Quebec, the tour is eagerly awaited by fans. Philip Anselmo voiced his excitement, emphasizing the band’s commitment to delivering powerhouse performances. Lamb of God is set to open for each show, adding to the tour’s intensity.

Peter Hook

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Renowned bassist Peter Hook is set to embark on an extensive North American tour, diving deep into the discography of his former bands, Joy Division and New Order. Accompanied by his band, the Light, Hook’s tour will commence on August 31 in Toronto, weaving through major U.S. cities before concluding on September 28 in Denver. Fans can anticipate a journey through a rich musical legacy, brought to life by Hook’s profound connection to the music.

Rock Legends Cruise XI

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The 11th iteration of the Rock Legends Cruise (February 22-26, 2024) is poised to set sail from Miami on February 22. A stellar lineup awaits aboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, featuring rock icons like Sammy Hagar, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Poison’s Bret Michaels, Rick Springfield, and Jefferson Starship. Over the course of this four-night maritime adventure, passengers will be treated to an unforgettable series of performances, setting the stage for a truly legendary experience at sea.