There are certain musical experiences that span generations. Few will forget The Beatles first American performance or Jimi Hendrix’s set at Woodstock. If you love to travel, you too could have the chance to catch a legendary concert. With a little research and foresight, it’s possible for any traveler to time their holiday with their favorite musician’s performance. Globalization means that more artists are performing abroad than ever before, so why not take advantage! Let’s looks at a few opportunities.
Taylor Swift is one of the most popular artists in the world, and her fame is steadily growing. Her most recent concert performances, The Red Tour, began in 2013 and are still going strong. If you happen to be in Asia in the next month, you can catch Taylor Swift at any of her seven shows on the continent. By the time it’s over, she will have performed 86 times around the globe in what has been one of the biggest tours of the past year.
After four years of not performing in concert, Justin Timberlake broke his silence in 2013. Shortly after, he released a new album, The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2, with great success. Now, Justin has embarked on a world tour that surely will not disappoint. Why should you see him? Well, for die-hard fans, this tour might be the last opportunity to see him for a while, if he decides to wait another four years before touring again. Before he returns to America at the end of 2014, you could check out his shows around Oceania during the month of October.
Ever controversial, Kanye West is sure to put on a great show. Unfortunately, Kanye isn’t officially touring in 2014, but that doesn’t mean you can’t see him. If you are a die-hard fan, you’ll have to travel to Australia to catch him, but it will be worth it. You never know what the rapper has in store for his audiences, and with so many collaborations, you never know who might join him on stage. Plus, Australia is full of tourism opportunities, so why not plan your next vacation down under and see your favorite musician as well. He has three dates in Australia at the beginning of September.
Perhaps the biggest band to come out of Britain in recent memory, Coldplay toured extensively for their most recent album Mylo Xyloto. However, things have quieted down for them a bit now, so you will have to be a little more patient if you want to catch them in 2014. If you’re a big fan, and love the United Kingdom, you can check them out on July 1st at Royal Albert Hall in London. Of course, London is an amazing city, and thanks to its proximity to Europe, it’s not difficult to fit it in as part of a bigger holiday. So, if you are a fan, July might be your best bet of 2014.