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10 of the Absolute Best Tours to Hit the Road in 2018

2018 is almost over and it’s time to reflect on some of the best memories we’ve made this year. Of course, going to concerts and seeing our favorite artists are always up high on the list. That’s why, we’ve selected our top ten picks for best tours of the year! … Are you ready for it?

10. 24K Magic World Tour

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In 2018, Bruno Mars continued his immensely popular 24K Magic World Tour. This year, he added CiaraCharlie WilsonElla Mai and Boyz II Men to the show’s lineup. With these special guests, Bruno is still drippin’ in finesse and keeps the crowd on their feet throughout his shows.

9. Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour

Travis Scott brings his best-selling album Astroworld to life on this tour. He made it his mission to revive the amusement park Six Flags: AstroWorld, which he attended when he was a kid. With a slew of hits, pyrotechnics, and even a rideable rollercoaster in the center of the arena, it’s impossible not to have good time at this show. If you missed Travis this year, he just released new tour dates for 2019 so be sure to grab your tickets.

8. Harry Styles: Live on Tour

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This was the debut tour by Harry Styles in support of his self-titled album, and he certainly proved he’s worthy of being called a rockstar. With his enthusiasm and showmanship, this tour was a successful new beginning for Harry. He’s made it clear throughout the entire tour that without the support of his fans (many of whom have seen him perform with One Direction), he wouldn’t be where he is today.

7. Aubrey & the Three Migos Tour

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Drake and Migos are a match made in heaven when it comes to music and live performances. We’ve all seen the videos of the stage during “In My Feelings,” transforming into a scrolling Instagram feed as well as a ferrari flying over the crowd. Theatrics aside, Drake was the star of the show and he knows how to interact with his fans to make sure they’re having a good time.

7. BTS World Tour: Love Yourself

BTS continued their world domination this year as they set out on tour to promote the albums in the Love Yourself series. Fans camped out days ahead and arenas have been lit up with a diverse crowd night after night. The passionate fans combined with the visuals, dancing, and vocals proves that the experience of a BTS concert is like nothing else.

5. Beautiful Trauma World Tour

As one of the most talented performers in the business, Pink continued to defy expectations on the Beautiful Trauma Tour. The concert displayed her vocal prowess along with her classic aerial stunts. The show was nothing short of fans’ wildest dreams.

4. Man of the Woods Tour

Hot off the Super Bowl Halftime Stage, Justin Timberlake embarked on tour this year to support his folksy Man of the Woods album. Although Justin created a new image of himself for this album, he’s still the same veteran performer we all know and love. With cutting edge production, smooth choreography, and classic musicality, the show was an absolute must-see.

3. ÷ Tour

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Ed Sheeran‘s journey has been a fun one to witness. He’s created some of the biggest hits of the past few years, but he’s always been the same minimalistic performer with a guitar in hand and a loop pedal at his feet. This year, he brought his one man show to sold-out stadiums across the U.S and around the world.

2. On the Run II Tour

On the second iteration of Beyoncé and Jay-Z‘s On the Run Tour, the two turned their marriage into performance art. We all know about the troubles the couple has faced over the past few years, but this tour solidified that the two are stronger than ever and that they aren’t afraid to show it.

1. Reputation Stadium Tour

The Reputation Stadium Tour was a defining moment in Taylor Swift‘s career. The tour shattered box office records as it became the highest-grossing tour in U.S. history. She had a massive production, but the “Delicate” singer still managed to create intimate moments and new memories every night for her fans. Despite breaking records, it’s the tour where Taylor Swift got to take control of her reputation, and that’s why she’s earned the number one spot.

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