Attending a concert is a great feeling. Whether it’s the ecstatic buzz you get in the pit of your stomach while singing along to your favourite tune or the fact that you are only meters away from your one of your most admired artists, the experience is fantastic. Everyone should attend a concert at least once in their life. However, sometimes it can be a struggle when deciding and weighing up which concerts are going to be the best experience because unfortunately it’s unlikely you can attend them all. Here is a list of 5 concerts we believe you should not miss.
1. Arctic Monkeys
On tour to promote the recent release of their new album AM, the Sheffield born band have never before been so prominent. Leather jackets with popped-up collars, slicked back quiffs and a bad-ass attitude which oozes style, the kings of cool are killing it with their fifth album. With The Black Keys as support, the band’s UK tour will be coming to cities up and down the country from Newcastle to London.
2. Justin Timberlake
Bringing sexy back with his tour, The 20/20 Experience, former ‘N Sync boy band member has truly transformed from a boy to a strong male artist. His fourth album has ruled the charts in the past couple of months and the prince of pop recently announced that he would be extending his tour with extra dates. Although ticket prices are a little on the expensive side, ranging from £56-104, JT’s tour promises to be something special.
3. Taylor Swift
Currently on tour down under in Australia, Swift will be flying back across that globe to grace London’s O2 arena in February 2014 with five dates revealed. The artist’s worldwide status has continued to grow over the past year with hit after hit off her new album, Red. The star tweeted earlier this week:
I am SO beyond excited we get to play 5 shows at O2 in London! UK fans, you are incredible- and I’m so happy @TheVampsband will be opening!
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) October 7, 2013
Following in the footsteps of his other half Beyonce and her Mrs Carter Show World Tour, Jay-Z is bringing his very own Magna Carter World Tour to the 02 arena this October, kicking it off in excellent style. The rap legend will be appearing on stage with artist Timbaland for a performance that has swag written all over it. The tour will travel through Europe; Sweden, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland before making its way to American soil at the end of November.
5. Jamie Cullum
Sick of the same old chart music? Song after song of recycled, dull lyrics which mean nothing to anybody and don’t actually make any sense at all? Well then why not attend a concert which is a bit different, with a bit of style and class and will leave you feeling inspired? Jamie Cullum could be your man. Playing in alternative venues such as Cambridge’s Corn Exchange and London’s Roundhouse, Cullum’s jazzy blues set up promises to reflect character and meaning.
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