Special Report

100 Most Popular Musicians on Tour This Year

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20. Pitbull
> Total number of U.S. shows: 12
> Followers on Songkick: 1,899,393
> Most recent album: Libertad 548 (2019)

Miami street rapper Pitbull (born Armando Christian Pérez) starts his 2020 tour Feb. 7 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. He’ll be in the West and the Southwest in February and March before he heads East and to the Midwest, where he ends his 2020 tour at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport, Iowa.

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19. Mariah Carey
> Total number of U.S. shows: 9
> Followers on Songkick: 1,249,804
> Most recent album: Caution (2018)

The chart-busting pop diva has an eight-show residency at the Colosseum in Las Vegas starting Valentine’s Day and continuing through the end of February. Her last scheduled show in 2020 is at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu on March 10.

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18. Metallica
> Total number of U.S. shows: 6
> Followers on Songkick: 1,704,128
> Most recent album: Hardwired…To Self-Destruct (2016)

One of the ultimate heavy (or thrash) metal bands, Metallica was formed in Los Angeles in 1981. The closest they’ll get to their hometown on this year’s tour schedule is Sacramento, where they’ll appear Oct. 9 through 11 at the Monster Energy Aftershock 2020 festival. The band launches its tour this year with six dates in South America, beginning April 15.

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17. Usher
> Total number of U.S. shows: 1
> Followers on Songkick: 2,176,780
> Most recent album: “A” (2018)

The eight-time Grammy-winning rapper from Dallas has one show scheduled so far in 2020. Usher (born Usher Raymond IV) is scheduled to perform at the Something in the Water festival at Virginia Beach, Virginia, in April.

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16. Wiz Khalifa
> Total number of U.S. shows: 1
> Followers on Songkick: 2,237,470
> Most recent album: Fly Times, Vol. 1: The Good Fly Young (2019)

Gangster rapper Wiz Khalifa (born Cameron Thomaz) from Pittsburgh has one scheduled show in 2020. He is due to appear at Park City Snow Fest 2020 in Park City, Utah, on Jan. 24.

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15. Snoop Dogg
> Total number of U.S. shows: 11
> Followers on Songkick: 1,646,241
> Most recent album: I Wanna Thank Me (2019)

Rapper Snoop Dogg — who recently released his 17th studio album, “I Wanna Thank Me” — currently has 11 U.S. tour dates planned throughout January. The hip hop legend will begin in Miami Beach on January 10 and finish in Detroit on January 26 before making his way overseas for a series of European concerts.

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14. Calvin Harris
> Total number of U.S. shows: 2
> Followers on Songkick: 2,617,601
> Most recent album: Funk Wav Bounces, Vol. 1 (2017)

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris is one of many popular musicians scheduled to perform at this year’s Coachella music festival in Indio, California. Harris will play both weeks, appearing at the festival on both Fridays, April 10 and 17.

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13. Lana Del Rey
> Total number of U.S. shows: 3
> Followers on Songkick: 2,085,972
> Most recent album: Norman F***ing Rockwell! (2019)

The majority of Lana Del Rey’s concerts scheduled for 2020 thus far will take place abroad. The singer will be performing in the U.S., however, as a part of both Coachella in April and Bonnaroo in June.

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12. Travis Scott
> Total number of U.S. shows: 2
> Followers on Songkick: 1,309,112
> Most recent album: Astroworld (2018)

Travis Scott concluded his popular, 34-date “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour just over a year ago. So far, it appears that the Houston rapper will be far less active with regards to live performances this year. He will be appearing at this April’s Coachella festival, however.

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11. Red Hot Chili Peppers
> Total number of U.S. shows: 2
> Followers on Songkick: 2,659,383
> Most recent album: The Getaway (2016)

The Los Angeles-based band that broke through in the 1980s with a fusion of funk and punk has two shows scheduled this year. They will appear at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May at the Harvard Athletics Complex, and then are scheduled to perform at BottleRock 2020 in Napa Valley May 22.

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