Views on pop culture through my eyes

As the big music fan that I am, attending concerts is one of my favorite things in life. There is just something about being there in person that cannot be duplicated by watching a show on DVD or listening to it on CD/MP3. So what shows am I looking forward to in 2016? Read on:

Demi Lovato/Nick Jonas
The former “Camp Rock” co-stars are co-headlining the “Future Now” tour. Both were part of the Disney child-star machine that has produced Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. Demi is touring behind her most recent album “Confident” and Nick is stretching out on his first major tour without his brothers since he hit the big-time with “Jealous”. It should be a great show — I hope they do a few “Camp Rock” tunes too.

Rihanna
This one I have been patiently waiting for. Now it is finally happening. The “Anti” tour is her first since the joint tour with Eminem. It is named after the album of the same name that is still to be released, though we did get a few singles last year like “FourFiveSeconds” and “Bitch Better Have My Money.” One of the best female singers of the 2000’s in my opinion.

Adele
This will be one of the biggest tours of the year for sure. She is touring behind her latest blockbuster album “25”. You will get chills hearing her hit those high notes live on songs like “Hello” and “Rolling in the Deep.” Plus, she has a good sense of humor and is known to drop an F-bomb or 2 too.

Bryan Adams
Eighties Canadian rocker Bryan Adams brings his sing-along anthems to theaters this coming summer. He is touring behind his latest release “Get Up.”

Dixie Chicks
It’s been 10 years since they last toured. It is about time. Hopefully a new album will come out before the show. I saw them 2 times previously and they put on a great show — beautiful harmonies and fantastic songs. The tour is dubbed the “DCX Tour MMXVI” and includes a stop at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl.

Kenny Chesney/Miranda Lambert/Sam Hunt
This triple threat tour is going to be one of the hottest shows of the year hitting stadiums across the country. Dubbed the “Spread the Love” tour, it will also feature Old Dominion; as well as Little Big Town and Jake Owen subbing for Miranda and Sam on select shows. Still waiting for a Los Angeles show to be added.

Carrie Underwood
Former “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood is heading out behind her recent “Storyteller” album. After seeing the Blown Away tour on DVD, I can definitely say she puts on a great show.

Justin Bieber
This guy has really impressed me this past year: with his music and his performances. He is definitely back and will be hitting the road in support of his chart-topping album “Purpose.” Hopefully he won’t be playing “Baby Baby Baby.” He’s moved on and is showing us the true star he is.

That’s all for my concert wish list for 2016. Which singers and bands are you looking forward to seeing live this year? I would love to hear from you.

KiltManinSoCal is a Los Angeles-based writer and designer. Be sure to check out the latest T-Shirts for sale here, including Marriage Equality and Real Men Wear Kilts lines. They make great gifts for friends, family and loved ones.

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Comments on: "Concerts I am Looking Forward to in 2016" (2)

  1. Marcelo Castilho Rogedo said:

    Good article, again. I was suprised since Adele sold 3 million albums in just one week. She has a good voice, Her voice is very good. Bryan Adams has some very good hits too. I hope your dreams come true in 2016…

    • Adele sold out her shows in LA very quickly…. 6 shows at an 18,000 seat arena. The other ones are still up for grabs! We’ll see how many I get to.

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