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Music tickets 2022: The 23 top tours you can’t miss including Harry Styles, Olivia Rodrigo and ABBA

Jonny Yates March 18, 2022
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Olivia Rodrigo and Elton John are among the big tours for 2022.

Olivia Rodrigo and Elton John are among the big tours for 2022.

In 2022 there’s some big music events happening that you need to get tickets for.

This includes Elton John’s farewell tour to the return of ABBA and Harry Styles’ much anticipated Love On Tour to Olivia Rodrigo’s debut headline UK shows.

From huge summer stadium shows to intimate gigs, you can get tickets to the biggest names and rising stars in music throughout 2022.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best music tours taking place this year, when you can catch them and how to get tickets.

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Elton John

Elton John is touring across the UK and Ireland in 2022-2023 with his Yellow Brick Road farewell tour.
Elton John is touring across the UK and Ireland in 2022-2023 with his Yellow Brick Road farewell tour. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for dcp)

When: 15 June, 2022 – 18 June, 2023

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Elton John is heading back out on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour this year, giving fans one last chance to see the Rocket Man live before he retires from touring.

When announcing the tour he said: “I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career.”

He’s kicking off the tour in summer 2022, with stadium dates planned for Norwich, Liverpool, Sunderland, Bristol, London, Swansea, Cork and Watford. Then next year he’ll finally perform his rescheduled arena shows with an incredible nine nights planned at London’s O2.

Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo has announced a headline tour for 2022.
Olivia Rodrigo has announced a headline tour for 2022. (Mat Hayward/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

When: 29 June – 2 July

Tickets: Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Twickets

Olivia Rodrigo is heading out on the Sour Tour this year, marking her debut headline shows and it’s safe to say tickets have been in high demand.

More than 30,000 people were attempting to get tickets for venues with a 3,000 capacity – and Olivia was right, it really is Brutal out here.

If you missed out there’s still a chance to get tickets in the run-up to the tour, with resale tickets. You can sign up to alerts with Ticketmaster’s fan-to-fan resale platform, See Tickets’ equivalent, as well as Twickets. Just sign up using your email and you’ll be notified when tickets are posted by fans who can no longer attend the concert.

You won’t be charged hiked prices as the tickets can only be posted at face value or less but they will be snapped up quickly, so check your email regularly.

ABBA

The four members of ABBA pose for a photograph in 2021
ABBA. (Baillie Walsh)

When: 27 May – 4 December

Tickets: Ticketmaster

ABBA are back and fans can see them live throughout 2022, well sort of.

The ABBA Voyage show will see the group, Benny, Björn, Anni-Frid and Agnetha transformed into avatars of their younger selves alongside a live band to perform their hits.

They will perform their greatest hits during the show alongside new songs including single “I Still Have Faith In You” from their recent record-breaking album Voyage.

In a statement the group say the show is “a concert that combines the old and new, the young and not-so-young. A concert that has brought all four of us together again.”

It will take place in London at a specially designed ABBA arena between May and December 2022.

Little Mix

Little Mix are taking a break after their 2022 Confetti Tour.
Little Mix are taking a break after their 2022 Confetti Tour. (Photo by JMEnternational/JMEnternational for BRIT Awards/Getty Images)

When: 9 April – 14 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

This year fans can catch Little Mix live on their Confetti Tour before the group takes a hiatus.

In late 2021 they announced the extended break to “recharge and work on some other projects”, much to the dismay of fans. However they’ve promised that they’ll be back for more, writing that “Little Mix is forever” in their statement.

They’re headlining a number of arena shows in the UK and Ireland throughout April and May, in support of their album Confetti and recent greatest hits collection, Between Us.

So fans can expect to hear hits “Sweet Melody”, “Shout Out to My Ex”, “Touch”, “Power” and “DNA”.

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance have added extra dates to their 2022 UK tour.
My Chemical Romance have added extra dates to their 2022 UK tour. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

When: 19-25 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

My Chemical Romance originally announced three headline shows at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes which were set to take place in 2020.

It would’ve marked their live return but the shows were forced to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They’re now taking place in May 2022 alongside extra dates in Warrington, Cardiff, Glasgow and Dublin.

It will be their first tour in six years and fans can expect to hear their greatest hits on the reunion tour including “I’m Not Okay (I Promise)”, “Teenagers”, “I Don’t Love You”, “Helena” and “Welcome to the Black Parade”.

Dua Lipa

Dua Lipa performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2019 in Seville, Spain. (Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

When: 15 April – 3 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

After being rescheduled a number of times, Dua Lipa will finally tour her Future Nostalgia album in spring 2022.

The disco-infused album became the soundtrack to many people’s lockdown, in particular the gays.

It features hits including “Levitating”, “Don’t Start Now” and “Physical” and became one of the biggest albums of 2020 and 2021.

The headline arena tour will stop off at venues across the UK with Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London on the schedule.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq the World

The Werq the World Tour will feature stars from RuPaul's Drag Race
The Werq the World Tour will feature stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race. (Voss Events)

When: 19 May – 1 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

The stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race will tour across the UK this year as part of Werq the World.

The lineup features season 13’s finalists Rosé and Gottmik, season 11 and 12 winners Yvie Oddly and Jaida Essence Hall and Asia O’Hara, Miss Vanjie and Plastique Tiara.

They will be joined by judge Michelle Visage who will host the tour, which sees the queens perform for thousands of fans in solo and group performances.

It will visit eight venues in May and June, including arenas, marking the biggest Werq the World tour dates ever.

Pet Shop Boys

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys perform at the Brit Awards 2009
Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys perform at the Brit Awards 2009. (Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

When: 20 May – 22 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Pet Shop Boys are heading out on their first ever greatest hits tour – Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live.

The legendary duo, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will perform headline arena dates across the UK, including London, Manchester, Glasgow and Cardiff.

Fans can expect to hear the likes of “Always on My Mind”, “Go West”, “West End Girls” and “It’s a Sin” during the show, as well as material from their new album Hotspot.

The album features a collaboration with Olly Alexander, who also covered their track “It’s a Sin” alongside Elton John at the BRIT Awards and appeared in the hit TV series of the same name.

Years & Years

Years & Years' Olly Alexander is touring across the UK and Ireland in 2022 and tickets go on sale soon.
Years & Years’ Olly Alexander is touring across the UK and Ireland in 2022 and tickets go on sale soon. (Debbie Hickey/Getty Images)

When: 19-28 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Speaking of Olly Alexander, he will also be touring the UK in 2022 as Years & Years.

It will be in support of the upcoming album Night Call, which marks the first Years & Years album as a solo project from Alexander.

In a statement the group wrote: “This upcoming new album has been an Olly endeavour and we’ve decided that Years and Years will continue as an Olly solo project. The three of us are still good friends. Mikey will be part of the Y&Y family and play with us live and Emre will focus on being a writer/producer.”

The album features singles “Crave” and “Starstruck”, the latter of which features Kylie Minogue on a remix version.

Olly will tour the album in Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Brighton and London this May.

Celine Dion

Celine Dion will tour across Europe in spring 2022.
Celine Dion will tour across Europe in spring 2022. (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

 

When: 25 May – 9 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Celine Dion’s Courage World Tour will stop off at arena across the UK in May and June.

The tour was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the iconic singer telling fans: “I promise we’re going to make up for all that lost time in 2022.”

The tour is in support of her 12th English-language studio album Courage. It kicked off in late 2019 with the setlist featuring her iconic hits “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now”, “I’m Alive”, “All by Myself” and of course “My Heart Will Go On”.

So fans are in for a treat when the tour finally arrives in the UK this year.

Diana Ross

Diana Ross
Diana Ross performing in New Orleans. (Getty)

When: 10 June – 6 July

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Another legendary performer making her way to the UK in 2022 is Diana Ross.

The Thank You Tour is in support of the icon’s recently released album of the same name and will also see her perform her greatest hits.

The tour will stop off at arenas in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow for headline shows, as well as festival slots in Cambridge, Lancashire and Cardiff.

Fans can expect to hear “I’m Coming Out”, “Upside Down” and “Endless Love” alongside tracks from The Supremes’ back catalogue.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish performs at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. Her sophomore album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? was released in March and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

When: 3-26 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Billie Eilish is bringing her Happier Than Ever, The World Tour to arenas across the UK in 2022.

It’s in support of her number one album of the same name, which features the title track, “NDA”, “Your Power” and “Therefore I Am”.

She’ll perform dates in Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast and Dublin, with six dates planned for London’s O2 Arena. Meanwhile support will come from Arlo Parks, Girl in Red, Jessie Reyez and Jungle across various dates.

Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette and the Jagged Little Pill cast performs during the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2020 Celebration. (Michael Stewart/WireImage/Getty)

When: 19-29 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Alanis Morissette will celebrate 25 years of her iconic album Jagged Little Pill with a headline UK arena tour in 2022.

After being postponed due to the pandemic, the singer-songwriter will perform tracks from the album in Glasgow, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and London.

The 1995 album features songs including “Ironic”, “Hand in My Pocket”, “All I Really Want” and “You Oughta Know”.

Since its release the LP has become one of the best-selling albums of all time, received five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year and inspired a Broadway musical.

It’s also influenced a host of artists including Avril Lavigne, Pink, Katy Perry, Shakira and Taylor Swift to name a few.

HAIM

HAIM are touring their album Women in Music Pt. III in 2022
HAIM are touring their album Women in Music Pt. III in 2022. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

When: 28 June – 21 July

Tickets: Ticketmaster

HAIM are touring their acclaimed third album Women in Music Pt. III this summer, and a HAIM tour during the summer months doesn’t really get any better.

They’ll bring the LA vibes with tracks “Summer Girl”, “Don’t Wanna”, “Now I’m In It” from the LP alongside their back catalogue.

It’ll see them perform in Manchester, Cardiff, Nottingham, London, Leeds and Glasgow, including a number of arena dates which mark their biggest headline shows ever in the UK.

Charli XCX

Charli XCX has announced a headline tour and tickets go on sale soon.
Charli XCX has announced a headline tour and tickets go on sale soon. (Kevin Mazur/TAS18/Getty Images for TAS)

When: 13-23 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Charli XCX will perform her biggest headline UK and Ireland shows to date in 2022

She will perform in Manchester, Glasgow, Norwich, Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham, as well as London’s Alexandra Palace.

The tour is in support of her upcoming fifth studio album Crash, which is set for release on 18 March.

It features singles “Good Ones”, “New Shapes”, a collaboration with Christine and the Queens and Caroline Polachek and an upcoming track with Rina Sawayama.

Lorde

Lorde Solar Power
Lorde. (Christopher Polk/Getty)

When: 25 May – 28 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

She’s kind of like a prettier Jesus, and she’s touring the UK and Ireland this May and June.

Lorde will bring her Solar Power album to venues this summer, which features tracks “Mood Ring”, “Stoned at the Nail Salon” and “Fallen Fruit”.

A number of dates are already sold-out so if you want to get your hands on tickets, your best bet is to sign up for alerts for resale tickets on Ticketmaster, See Tickets and Twickets.

Conan Gray

Conan Gray is heading out on his biggest tour to date and tickets go on sale soon. (Press)
Conan Gray is heading out on his biggest tour to date and tickets go on sale soon. (Press)

When: 30 May – 9 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Described as “the pop prince for sad internet teens” by Teen Vogue, Conan Gray will perform dates in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham this summer.

It’s expected to be in support of a new album or EP, after dropping singles “Overdrive”, “Astronomy”, “People Watching” and “Telepath” throughout 2021.

His 2022 tour will mark his biggest headline shows to date in the UK and will see support come from Mallrat.

Sigrid

Sigrid will headline a UK and European tour in 2022.
Sigrid will headline a UK and European tour in 2022. (Elliot Kennedy)

When: 4-12 November

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Sigrid is heading out on a UK and Ireland tour in late 2022.

The singer-songwriter will perform some of her biggest shows to date, including London’s Wembley Arena.

It’ll be in support of new music, with tracks “Mirror” and “Burning Bridges” having been released in 2021 and an upcoming collaboration with Griff arriving soon.

Other dates include Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin. She’s also here for the the summer with festival slots at the likes of Isle of Wight and TRNSMT.

Girl in red

Girl in red is touring the UK in 2022.
Girl in red is touring the UK in 2022. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic)

When: 30 April – 5 May

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Girl in red is headlining dates in Glasgow, Dublin, Manchester and London as part of her 2022 tour.

It’s in support of her debut album If I Could Make It Go Quiet, which was released in 2021 and features singles “Serotonin”, “You Stupid B***h” and “Body and Mind”

The album was created in lockdown in 2020 but she promised she wasn’t “going to make any coronavirus songs” in an interview with NME.

Similar to Avril Lavigne and Olivia Rodrigo, these tickets have proven to be popular, so if you want to get your hands on some you’ll have to try resale tickets on Ticketmaster and Twickets.

Coldplay

Coldplay are touring the globe in 2022 and tickets go on sale very soon.
Coldplay are touring the globe in 2022 and tickets go on sale very soon. (Kevin Mazur/AMA2015/WireImage)

When: 12-24 August

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Coldplay are headlining eight stadium shows in 2022 in support of their album Music of the Spheres.

The tour will see them perform “sustainable and low-carbon” shows, with six nights scheduled at Wembley Stadium and two at Hampden Park.

These hot music tickets were snapped up in late 2021 when they were released, but there’s still some availability across all dates on the tour.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles announces 'Love On Tour' dates and tickets go on sale soon.
Harry Styles announces ‘Love On Tour’ dates and tickets go on sale soon. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for HS)

When: 11-22 June

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

Harry Styles is taking his Love On Tour to stadiums across the UK and Ireland in 2022.

After being postponed due to the global pandemic, the European leg of his world tour will finally kick off this year.

The tour will include dates at Glasgow’s Irbox Stadium, Manchester’s Emirates Old Trafford, London’s Wembley Stadium and Dublin’s Aviva Stadium.

The shows will mark his biggest headline performances to date, and they’ll be in support of his album Fine Line, which features singles “Watermelon Sugar”, “Adore You” and “Falling”.

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers has announced a headline UK tour for 2022.
Phoebe Bridgers has announced a headline UK tour for 2022. (Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

When: 22 June – 26 July

Tickets: Ticketmaster and See Tickets

Phoebe Bridgers is touring the UK this summer in support of her acclaimed album, Punisher.

She’s taking the tour to Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester and London, with four dates planned at the O2 Brixton Academy.

The singer will also perform a number of festival dates including Latitude and Glastonbury.

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera has announced a headline UK tour and tickets go on sale soon.
Christina Aguilera has announced a headline UK tour and tickets go on sale soon. (Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

When: 2-5 August

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Pop icon Christina Aguilera is heading to the UK this summer to perform three headline dates.

She’ll bring her greatest hits to venues in London, Liverpool and Scarborough this August. Plus she’ll also headline Brighton Pride, which returns for the first time in three years.

Fans can expect to hear her biggest hits including “Dirrty”, “Beautiful”, “Genie in a Bottle”, “Fighter” and “Ain’t No Other Man”.

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