Grammy Nominees on Tour in 2017

From Demi Lovato and Chance the Rapper to Metallica and Radiohead, many of this year’s Grammy-nominated artists will be in a city near you

While Adele (who’s finishing up her 25 tour at London’s Wembley Stadium this summer) and Beyoncé won’t embark on post-Grammy victory tours, other artists who are up for the gold gramophones will be hitting America’s highways this year. Here’s a rundown of major nominees who will follow up their 2017 Grammy nominations with tours and one-off live shows. (List is current as of February 7th, 2017.) 

The Recording Academy has announced that Kelsea will be teaming up with Lukas Graham to perform at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards this Sunday, Feb. 12. Ballerini is nominated for Best New Artist. Tune in at 8 / 7 c on CBS to catch the performance and see if she takes home the GRAMMY!
ALABAMA SHAKES. These fiery Grammy favorites, who are nominated for Best Rock Song, have a handful of 2017 shows planned, including a set at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and a Carnegie Hall appearance in celebration of minimalist composer Philip Glass’ 80th birthday.

THE AVETT BROTHERS. The folk-rock collective, which is up for two awards, has an extensive 2017 tour schedule that includes a set after a Philadelphia Phillies game and individual members leading workshops at the North Carolina “traditional plus” festival MerleFest.

KELSEA BALLERINI. This Best New Artist nominee and country upstart will hit the road with country crooner Thomas Rhett this spring and tour with her longtime heroes Lady Antebellum this summer.

WILLIAM BELL. The Memphis soul legend (an early Stax signee who co-wrote, among other songs, the scorching “Born Under a Bad Sign”) is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Americana Album, and he’ll be performing on the Grammy telecast with firebrand guitarist Gary Clark Jr. His 2017 itinerary includes a headlining gig as part of Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series and an appearance at the Chicago Blues Festival.

DIERKS BENTLEY. The co-lead on Best Country Duo/Group Performance nominee “Different For Girls” has a predictably busy 2017 schedule, with appearances at the Stagecoach and Faster Horses festivals punctuating his headlining dates at arenas and sheds around the country.

JUSTIN BIEBER. The Album of the Year nominee’s Purpose Tour is going for the gold this summer, with dates at stadiums – including the storied Rose Bowl and two shows at New York’s MetLife Stadium – set for July and August.

BJ THE CHICAGO KID. The R&B singer-songwriter, who’s nominated for a trio of awards, will be part of the massive soul festival Soulquarius at Orange County’s Santa Ana Observatory in February.

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA. The gospel innovators’ 2017 tour schedule includes a four-night stint at Park City, Utah’s Egyptian Theater.

BLINK-182. Pop-punk’s bad-boy elders, whose California is up for Best Rock Album, are hitting the road with The Naked And Famous and Wavves.

BON IVER. Justin Vernon’s festival-heavy 2017 schedule includes appearances at Coachella, Boston Calling, and Minneapolis’ Rock The Garden; Vernon, whose 22, A Million is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, also curates Eaux Claires, a two-day fest in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

BROTHERS OSBORNE. The pair, whose “21 Summer” is up for Best Country/Duo Performance, play festivals and casinos in 2017.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Boston Calling, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball are on the docket for these Kentucky alt-rockers, whose Tell Me I’m Pretty is nominated for Best Alternative Rock Album.

THE CHAINSMOKERS. After blanketing radio with “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer,” the bro-EDM Best New Artist nominees are gearing up to release their debut album and headline a 40-city tour.

CHANCE THE RAPPER. The upstart Chicago MC, who’s up for seven Grammys including Best New Artist and who will appear on Sunday’s telecast, continues his Magnificent Coloring World Tour with stops at Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, and other American festivals.
KENNY CHESNEY. Beach-dwelling country superstar and a co-nominee with P!NK for “Setting the world On Fire” returns to the road this summer with stops at festivals and a pair of dates at the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots’ home stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

BRANDY CLARK. The twice-nominated chronicler of small-town life will travel around Southern California for some post-Grammy gigs before playing a handful of country festivals this summer.

D.R.A.M. The “Broccoli” singer brings his big grin and even bigger voice to festivals including Funk on the Rocks in Colorado and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida.
DESIIGNER. Nominated for his Kanye West-blessed “Panda,” this MC heads to Arizona for the Pot of Gold Music Festival in March.

DJ KHALED. The Best Rap Album nominee brings his major keys to Las Vegas’s Cosmopolitan in March and Coachella in April.
FANTASIA. Nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance, the American Idol alum is touring with R&B legends Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill.

FAT JOE & REMY MA. With their triumphant “All the Way Up” nominated for two Grammys, this pair of New York hip-hop heavy hitters will tour together and separately later this winter.

FLUME. This twice-nominated Australian producer is playing a slate of festivals that includes Electric Forest and Governors Ball – as well as the X Games.

ROBBIE FULKS. Nominated for two awards, this Chicago-based singer-songwriter will tour the Midwest and the Northeast this spring. 

And many more of your favorite artist


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