Going to gigs are one of the most invigorating and exciting experiences in the world, so many good artists are doing gigs right now and here are a list of artists and bands that I would love to see live!
Drake is undeniably one of my favourite rappers in the world due to his versatility when he’s singing or rapping. He’s announced his new tour called Boy Meets World and he begins performing in the UK in January 2017. His latest album, Views (2016), includes great tunes for example Hotline Bling, Controlla and One Dance. Views received 245 million streams which took over the previous record of Beyonce’s Lemonade (2016). His first show in the UK is in Glasgow and you can find tickets and tour dates here.
2) Ariana Grande
Ariana released one of my favourite songs this year, Side To Side, featuring Nicki Minaj. I love the Caribbean influence of this song and I would love to hear Ariana and Nicki perform this live. I have been quite impressed with her latest singles, not only are they catchy but they display her beautiful vocals. The Dangerous Woman Tour is going to be her biggest European tour which starts in May 2017 in Stockholm, you can access tour dates and tickets here.
3) Craig David
7 Days by Craig David is one the most famous songs from the early 2000s and I have loved his comeback including his single Ain’t Giving Up, with British DJ Sigala, which is a great tune. Craig released his latest album, Following My Intuition (2016), last month. His album reached no.1 on the UK albums chart and this is his first no.1 album since he released Born to Do it in 2000. One of my closest friends went to his gig in the O2 and she said that it was amazing. It would be great to see this urban soul singer live, you can access tickets and tour dates here.
Coldplay are one of my favourite rock bands ever, I could list a number of songs I love by them which is why I would love to go to one of their gigs. Coldplay are known to have one of the best live shows with an amazing atmosphere of music and dancing. I’ve wanted to go to a Coldplay gig for quite a while but right now their doing their international tour in countries like Australia, New Zealand and Germany. If you’d like some more information on Coldplay’s tour dates click here.
The reason I put UB40 on this list is because they are an amazing British Reggae band that I’ve loved for a long time. Unfortunately, there aren’t many British Reggae singers/bands that have been brought to people’s attention and UB40 are one of the most successful reggae bands worldwide, selling over 70 million records. Some of my favourite songs by them include Red Red Wine, Can’t Help Falling In Love and I Got You Babe. They are having gigs in Reading, Blackburn and other cities, for more information click here.
Sigala is one of my favourite house DJs and some of my favourite songs include Easy Love and Give Me Your Love, featuring John Newman. The atmosphere of being in a house/dance music gig would be electrifying which is one of the reasons why I want to see Sigala live. Sigala has gigs beginning in February and you can find more details here.
7) Maxwell and Mary J. Blige
I personally believe that Maxwell has the most beautiful and soulful voice on earth. The first time I heard Maxwell’s version of This Woman’s Work, originally by Kate Bush, on MTV unplugged, I really wanted to be one of the audience members hearing his delicate voice. Mary J. Blige is one of my old favourites and some of my favourite songs by her include Real Love, Family Affair and Don’t Mind. Maxwell and Mary J. Blige are going on a UK tour which begins at the O2. For more details on tour dates and tickets click here
8) Tom Odell
I would love to be up close in a small crowd, watching Tom Odell play the piano whilst singing one of my favourite songs by him, Another Love. I can imagine his gigs being more intimate than putting emphasis on stage lights and amazing graphics. If you’d like to see him live click here to buy your ticket.
I would like to give a shoutout to GetToTheFront.com, please check out this website to access tour dates and get tickets to see your favourite artists and celebrities live!