Even though we are only two weeks into 2018, the anticipation for the tours ahead of us is real! While our friends and us tend to agree on which tour this year we are most looking forward to, there ate already a ton of amazing tours we are patiently waiting for!
Check out our complete list of Most Anticipated Tours of 2018 below and if you’ve missed any of our previous Year In Review posts, click here.
Brooke Daly – Infectious Magazine Staff
2018 Vans Warped Tour
The scene seemingly came to a halt when Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman announced that next year’s installment of the festival would be its last. Due to all of the history behind it and its ability to unite music lovers, it came as a surprise. Of course, all good things must come to an end. No bands got announced for the final year’s lineup yet, but I suspect it will be full of groups old and new that can appreciate the music of all genres. Though it had its share of controversy, the Vans Warped Tour was – at its core – a great gathering space for rock music lovers and dedicated a full day to an art form we all hold dear.
Sami Marshall – Infectious Magazine Managing Editor
The Dangerous Summer North American Tour
It’s been a LONG time since The Dangerous Summer toured, but they are finally back. The announcement of their fourth album was one of the best bits of information I received in 2017. I cannot wait to see these guys back on stage singing the songs that give us all wayyyy too many feelings.
The last ever Vans Warped Tour
His Dream Of Lions
The festival I’m most looking forward to would definitely have to be this coming year’s Warped Tour.
Carolina Rebellion at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The lineup is incredible!
Chris Arcand of Vicious
Lola Campbell of The Complex Dialect
Reach the Shore
Download Festival (FR), Graspop Metal Meeting (Be) and Hell Fest (FR) announced almost the same but extremely good line-up for 2018. Bands like Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden, Parkway Drive, Stick To Your Guns, Megadeth, Underoath, Stray From The Path, Tesseract, Marilyn Manson and many more will be on tour next summer in Europe. Also, the Vans Warped Tour. As a band from Europe, it’s like a dream to tour on a summer festival like Vans Warped Tour. I think this year edition will be incredible. The choice is very difficult but because it’s one of the best festivals in Belgium and because we have so many friends we can go there with, our final vote goes to Graspop Metal Meeting.
TJ Horansky of Sleep On It
I think this is a tie between Riot Fest and The Vans Warped Tour. Sleep On It has a personal history with Riot Fest (some of us met there!), but I’m equally excited to see what Kevin Lyman and company roll out for the final year of Warped. Jimmy Eat World is playing Chicago in 2018 with Microwave and The Hotelier. That might be the best lineup I’ve heard in years!