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35 Most Anticipated Tours of 2020

on January 29, 2020, 7:45pm
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The 1975 w/Phoebe Bridgers

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The 1975, photo by Ben Kaye

The 1975 are one of the biggest bands in the world right now. However, as impressive as their catalog is, their live performances are arguably even more so. Moving from melancholic black-and-white motifs to lush, light-pink hues and recently to campy, neon prints featuring lines like “modernity has failed us,” the band have continuously experimented with their production, making each new tour more intriguing and surprising than the last. This April, the band will embark on a hefty North American Tour for their upcoming fourth album, Notes on a Conditional Form. With support from singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, Dirty Hit co-signee Beabadoobee, and a string of new songs, the shows are likely to be even more grandiose and spectacular than ever before. We’ll just have to wait and see what tricks they have up their sleeve this time. –Samantha Small

Song We Wanna Hear: “Antichrist”

(Buy: Tickets to Upcoming The 1975 Shows)

Alanis Morissette w/Liz Phair and Garbage

Alanis Morissette, photo by Philip Cosores

Alanis Morissette, photo by Philip Cosores

It’s not a surprise that the initial word of Alanis Morissette’s 2020 World Tour nearly broke our servers. Morissette, as much as anyone, defined alternative rock in the ’90s, and with her classic album Jagged Little Pill turning 25, well, there will never be a better chance to swallow it all down one more time. With Liz Phair and Shirley Manson’s Garbage in tow, fans will get three legends in one night as the trio traverse the country all summer long. –Regan Bexler

Song We Wanna Hear: “You Oughta Know”

(Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Alanis Morissette Shows)

Bikini Kill

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Bikini Kill, photo by Debi Del Grande

In many ways, the righteous feminist rage of Bikini Kill feels even more vital and necessary now than it did at the height of riot grrl’s power in the early ’90s. After performing select reunion shows in 2019 (including an appearance at Riot Fest that our Samantha Lopez said left the crowd “a little pissed off, but also completely empowered and motivated to tell some cisgender white male to ‘Shove it!'”), Kathleen Hanna and her crew will now take their message to waiting punks in cities across North America and Europe. –Tyler Clark

Song We Wanna Hear: “Rebel Girl”

(Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Bikini Kill Shows)

Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish, photo by Ben Kaye

In 2019, Billie Eilish became the youngest artist to be nominated in four main Grammy categories in the same year (she was nominated seven times in total). Generally, Eilish has a habit of breaking records: “bad guy” slid into No. 1 on the Hot 100 charts, dethroning Lil Nas X’s proliferated run. Overall, 14 of her songs have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 — the most ever for a female musician. In 2020, however, Eilish is even bigger than ever as her 42-stop “Where Do We Go World Tour” sold out in just a few days. No promises that she’ll do her SNL upside-down performance, but you never know. –Samantha Small

Song We Wanna Hear: “you should see me in a crown”

(Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Billie Eilish Shows)

The Black Crowes

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The Black Crowes

The Black Crowes have always understood that your average music fan is a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. And Chris and Rich Robinson have been breathing that Southern flavor into alternative rock since the ’80s. Freshly reunited in 2019 and just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Shake Your Money Maker, the brothers will once again be shaking their own money makers all across the country this summer. So, get ready to boogie on down. –Regan Bexler

Song We Wanna Hear: “Hard to Handle”

(Buy: Tickets to Upcoming Black Crowes Shows)

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