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2017 is shaping up to be a good year for live music. Theaters, arenas and amphitheaters around the country are booked with concerts featuring up-and-comers, hot nostalgia acts and, of course, singers currently topping the charts. If you’re wondering which shows are generating the most buzz, here’s a list of the ten tours you shouldn’t miss. Take a look and then check out for the latest info and ticket prices.

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Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Tour
This pint-sized diva with a Grande voice kicked off her 37-date North American tour in early February. She’s also a Broadway vet (who also recently appeared in NBC’s “Hairspray Live!”), so don’t be surprised if she sneaks a show tune or two into her set.

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey: All the Hits Tour
Mariah didn’t ring in 2017 on the right note (or any note, for that matter), during her troubled New Year’s Rockin’ Eve performance, but you can expect the diva to be in better form during this 35-date tour with Lionel Richie, which starts March 15. (No word on whether or not Richie will actually dance on the ceiling.)

Bruno Mars | Flickr CC: Brothers Le

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic tour
Talk about great expectations: Bruno Mars sold one million tickets to this tour (which comes to North America July 15) in a single day. That’s a lot of magic. (You can get yours right here.)

The Weeknd: Starboy – Legend of the Fall Tour
The Weeknd (real name: Abel Makkonen Tesfaye) is known for his moody, R&B songs—with dark, graphic videos to match. His concert tour (coming to North America April 25) will likely follow suit, so it should probably come with a parental warning.

Boyz II Men | Flickr CC: Eva Rinaldi

New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Paula Abdul: Total Package Tour
If the cast of “Full House” can make a big comeback, so can other stars from the ‘90s. This trio of acts on this 40-city tour (kicking off May 12) covers all the bases: There’s the peppy boy band, R&B bedroom crooners and a Laker’s Girl-turned pop star. The only thing missing from this bill is Abdul’s cartoon cat duet partner from “Opposites Attract.”

Queen and Adam Lambert | Flickr CC: Tatianka1986

Queen + Adam Lambert Tour 2017
No one can really replace Freddie Mercury, but “American Idol” runner-up Adam Lambert comes pretty close. The singer is collaborating with the classic rock band once again for a 25-city tour starting June 23.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017
Every few years, this country-music power couple brings back their hugely successful tour that first launched in 2000. This year’s version (the first since 2006) kicks off April 7 and each of the 73 shows will feature separate sets by the two singers, plus a portion of duets.

U2 | Flickr CC: U2start

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour
Here’s some news that will make you feel old: U2’s breakthrough album, The Joshua Tree, first topped the charts 30 years ago. The Irish band is celebrating the anniversary with 20 North American dates starting May 12.

Idina Menzel: World Tour 2017
The voice behind “Wicked” and “Frozen” kicks off a 48-city tour (with most dates in North America, as well as Europe and Japan) on April 7. We can only hope John Travolta will also be on hand to introduce her as “Adele Dazeem” like he did at the 2015 Oscars.

Lady Gaga
Since Gaga wowed everyone with a show-stopping Super Bowl half time performance, it’s no surprise the singer is using that momentum to launch a new tour. And even though she’s touring to support her stripped down, country-tinged album, “Joanne,” expect the concerts (which kick off August 1) to be the kind of over-the-top spectacle we’ve come to expect from the meat dress-wearing diva.


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