1. Years & Years
This British electronic-pop trio, fronted by LGBT advocate and soul-style singer Olly Alexander, is headed across the pond to tour the US this upcoming fall. The tour follows a July released sophomore record entitled "Palo Santo". The new album continues to highlight the evident talent of this group. It could loosely be considered a concept album as details the story of the fictional society of Palo Santo, where androids have taken over and the remaining humans are used as a means of entertainment. The album topics range from sin to sex to opulence. Performing the new tracks- including hit single "Sanctify" as well as old favorites like "King" and "Desire, the band is sure to put on an energetic and impressive live show. The trio is bringing along rising pop act CYN as an opener, which is sure to add their talents to such a fun tour.
( Find the full dates at https://yearsandyears.com/#tour )
After opening for acts like All Time Low, The Griswolds, and New Politics- alternative rock trio Dreamers (stylized as DREAMERS) is hitting America as the headlining act. The group dropped a punchy and upbeat first album in 2016 entitled "This Album Does Not Exist", which featured popular tracks "Sweet Disaster", "Drugs", and "Painkiller". In Summer 2018, the band released two EPs entitled "Launch" and "Fly", which continue to showcase their chill yet energetic indie alt sound. The act is a load of fun to catch live, and by bringing along up and coming acts Morgxn and Weathers, catching a night of this tour will surely immerse oneself in the pinnacle of on the rise alternative.
( Find the full dates at https://www.dreamersuniverse.com/tour )
3. Troye Sivan
Everyone's favorite youtuber-turned pop star is heading on tour once again to promote brand new album "Bloom". Troye Sivan has impressed critics once again with his chill and sexy pop songs- and fans all over the world have reigned in their support for the new project. Sivan is bringing along on-the-rise pop act Kim Petras as support. The show will be one to remember as Sivan plays his brand new singles for crowds for the very first time. The tour is also pairing up with LGBT organization The Ally Coalition, raising awareness for queer teens. Sivan, who is gay, certainly has a large LGBT following, and this is bound to be a fun, inclusive tour filled with pop!
( Find the full dates at https://www.troyesivan.com/tours )
One of 2018's biggest on-the-rise alternative acts is headlining their very first nation-wide tour. Lovelytheband, based out of LA is taking to the venues to play their brand new August-released album "finding it hard to smile". The group has gained international clout with their debut single "Broken" hitting the charts all over. The track can be found on radio, both alternative and pop, very often- making the song a well known anthem everywhere. The debut project is full of songs with equal potential and catchiness- like "Make You Feel Pretty" and "Pity Party". Their live show is full of life and talent and is not to be missed!
( Find the full dates at http://lovelytheband.com/#tour )
5. Kali Uchis
Kali Uchis, a Columbian-American singer is a genre-defying singer with a load of talent to offer- including an impactful live show. Uchis released her debut album this past year entitled "Isolation" and is touring the country to promote it. The album blended influences from funk, reggae, jazz, and hip hop to create a unique and definitive sound. The singer told Vulture Magazine "I listened to all types of different sounds, genres, and areas of music. I think I’m just at a place where I don’t really believe in labeling things, or trying to fit anything into boxes, trying to make things on brand all the time." Her style is very creative yet works in such a fluid manner. Be sure to catch her live show!
( Find full tour dates at http://kaliuchis.com/shows/ )