Sept. 22 officially marks the start of fall, so that can only mean one thing: it’s officially pumpkin spice season. Beyond the influx of pumpkin spice-flavored products of all varieties and the oddly timed sale of Christmas products, there is perhaps one more important advantage that comes with fall.
That is fall tours, of course. With the changing color of the leaves, a host of bands, artists, and DJs embark on a mission to spread great music and everlasting musical memories. In preparation for this much-welcomed deluge of music that is gearing up to hit cities across North America, we hand-picked 25 tours this fall that you absolutely cannot miss.
Genre: Spoken word hip-hop meets the world of alternative rock
Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers will be setting out on their Ones To Watch presented “Bring Your Mom” tour to hang with plenty of moms and play plenty of high-energy, mosh-pit-inducing shows.
Billie Eilish with Childish Major and FINNEAS
Genre: Dark, left-of-center pop
Description: 16-year-old pop phenomenon wunderkind will be taking her infectious music to the world at large, as she sets on tour with rising hip-hop artist and J.Cole collaborator Childish Major and her brother FINNEAS.
Genre: Dream pop with a fair splash of psychedelia and R&B
It seems that dreams do indeed come true as two of our favorite rising indie acts will be embarking on a Ones To Watch tour to support their new music, including The Marías’ highly-anticipated Superclean Vol. II.
Genre: Dance music of the most infectious caliber
Our favorite waffle-loving wunderkind will be setting on his third headlining tour before the age of 20, and he has such much new dance-inducing to bring, from clairo and BROCKHAMPTON remixes to his just-released single with HONNE.
Kweku Collins with Joseph Chilliams
Genre: Bohemian hip-hop
The critically-acclaimed 21-year-old rapper, producer, and songwriter Kweku Collins from Illinois will be joined by fellow Chicago native Joseph Chilliams to showcase their city’s varied and evolving sounds on a very special Ones To Watch presented tour.
Genre: Contemporary country inspired by R&B
Soulful country artist Chris Lane is set to bring his wide catalog that spans the length of country-pop to heart-warming numbers with a delicate touch.
EDEN with Sasha Sloan, Kacy Hill
Genre: Vocal-driven songwriting with an electronic edge
Irish artist EDEN will be embarking on the North American run of “Vertigo World Tour” this fall, and he will be bringing along with him two of the best possible support acts out there, on select dates, in the form of left-of-center pop acts Kacy Hill and Sasha Sloan.
Genre: All things DIY, from jazz, to disco, to hip-hop beats
Multi-instrumentalist UK phenom Tom Misch will be bringing his critically-lauded debut album that is equally as likely to get you dancing as it is to muse on its introspective lyricism.
Genre: Explosive alternative rock with a message
The 21st Century Liability himself will be astonishing crowds this fall with his impossible to ignore brand of alternative rock that posits punk is certainly alive and well with its infectious indictments of societal and political wrongs.
Genre: Light as air R&B
Rising R&B songstress Sabrina Claudio will be swooning crowds this fall with her sultry trademark sound on this Ones To Watch presented tour, and this time around she will be pulling from her mesmerizing new project No Rain, No Flowers.
Poppy with Kailee Morgue
Genre: Pop with an unexpected twist
Enigmatic YouTube personality and pop artist will be joined by our favorite princess of dark pop for a tour that will leave you questioning if this is the most interesting pop has ever been.
Caamp with Mt. Joy
Genre: Folk rock with a soulful spirit
Fellow folk outfits Caamp and Mt. Joy may make music perfect for campfire underneath a starry sky, but this fall will be seeing them taking their spirited songs to the inside of venues across North America.
Genre: Introspective house music
Breakout singer and producer Yaeji will be bringing her near-perfect fusion of reflective of house production and ethereal vocals to dance floors across North America this fall, and we cannot wait for her to make it rain.
Genre: Indie pop anthems for anyone with emotions
Following the success of their debut album, finding it hard to smile, lovelytheband is prepared to make crowds smile across the world with their effervescent indie pop jams that tackle a vast array of emotions and anxieties.
Genre: Outspoken R&B
Canadian singer and songwriter Jessie Reyez impassioned vocals are a transcendent fit for whatever fit they may explore, whether that be R&B or hip-hop, and this fall she will be taking that magical voice on tour.
Genre: Electronic-infused Country
Walker Hayes is an artist quite like no other, blending pop and electronic elements for a sound that brings all of the best elements of disparate genres into one cohesive, must-see package.
Genre: Soulful electronic music to warm cold nights
British duo HONNE recently released their much-applauded sophomore album Love Me / Love Me Not, and let us tell you that is nothing short of astounding and somehow even more mesmerizing live.
Genre: One-woman band of psychedelic rock and reggae
Australia’s Tash Sultana is a true virtuoso, wielding a number of instruments single-handedly, all while looping her transcendent vocals. This is an act and a tour not to miss.
Genre: Folk-pop that may make you cry
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Harry Hudson beautifully weaves together his love of folk rock and pop to deliver a finished creative that is deeply moving and emotional–an effect, which is only amplified in a live setting.
Genre: Atmospheric and emotive electronic music
UK producer, songwriter, and DJ SG Lewis brings the thriving sounds of the underground club scene of his native England to life with every one of his phenomenal tracks, and he is set to bring the sounds of the UK underground to North America on his fall tour.
Genre: Shimmering dark pop
Inspired by the likes of The Cure and their labelmates The 1975, Pale Waves infectious brand of synth-driven alternative pop feels simultaneously nostalgic and forward-thinking, and with a debut album out in the world, this is set to be a tour for the ages.
Genre: Universal folk
Jade Bird’s storytelling-approach to music is nothing short of captivating. Every song that flows from her heavenly vocals speaks to deeply human truths and will leave you musing on the interconnectedness of all things upon leaving the venue.
Lauv with Charlotte Lawrence
Genre: Playful pop that tugs at your heartstrings
Breakout independent singer-songwriter and producer Lauv will not only be bringing his veritable sing-along inducing earworms with him on tour this fall, but he will also be bringing along with him a very special guest: the rising pop phenom Charlotte Lawrence.
Genre: Emotional and deeply relatable pop
Amy Shark first broke onto the scene in 2016 with her viral hit “Adore,” and has remained a poignant voice in the world of pop thanks to her phenomenal debut album Love Monster, a poignant album that she will be playing across North America this fall.
Genre: The future of EDM
Enigmatic electronic musician and DJ K?D makes the sort of electronic music that makes you remember why you first fell in love with the genre in the first place. Add that to the fact that he already has collaborations with the likes of Rezz and Wolfgang Gartner, and you can see why K?D is on our not-to-miss list.
Genre: The sultriest of R&B
Alina Baraz’s distinctive brand of R&B often incorporates seemingly disparate elements, such as infusions of electronic elements, for a sound that could equally be championed as both an ethereal lull and sway-inducing.
Genre: The dreamy meeting ground of indie-folk and pop
Phoebe Bridgers will be on tour this fall in support of The National and Connor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, as well as touring alongside Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus who she formed a band with earlier this year. Wherever you may happen to catch Bridgers, it certainly won’t be a show you’ll be forgetting anytime soon.
Genre: Critically-acclaimed R&B with a ting of jazz influence
Jorja Smith makes the sort of transcendent R&B that defies time, as demonstrated by her stunning debut album Lost & Found, which sees the artist showcasing her intrinsic skill for making numbers that could be championed instant classics.
Genre: Swedish pop darling
Tove Stroke is an artist loved by fans and superstars alike, having received praise from the likes of Lorde, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, The Chainsmokers, and plenty more. And the only way to see for yourself what these stars see in this pop star in the making is to catch her on tour this fall.
Genre: Guitar-driven rock isn’t dead
Our favorite English alternative rock band joins forces with our favorite politically-minded rock star to be for a series of shows that will have you both head-banging and moshing.