After more than a year of uncertainty and very little live music, continued vaccination rollouts and dipping COVID-19 case numbers are paving the way for the return of tours and festivals in 2021 [Note: Not vaccinated yet? Find out where to get your free vaccine here].

Much like the cascade of cancellations we saw this time last year, new tour announcements have been pouring in this month—and if you’re like us, the sheer volume might have you feeling a little overwhelmed.

As you adjust your concert intake—and its accompanying planning—from 0 to 100 after a quiet, pandemic-dictated year, we at Live For Live Music have put together this handy guide to new tour and festival announcements.

Much like we did for the ever-developing coronavirus picture throughout the pandemic in our COVID-19 Concert Cancellation Tracker, we will update this piece with an array of new announcements on a regular basis. Take a scroll and see what new events are coming up.

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of every concert announced. Instead, we hope to provide a broad overview of the week’s developments in the return of live music—and, hopefully, a helpful resource for you while you put together your personal concert calendar for 2021. It’s looking like a busy one.

See you on tour…


June 13th – 19th, 2021

Tours

The Mountain Goats | 8/6/21 – 10/27/21 | DETAILS

Eric Clapton | 9/13/21 – 9/26/21 | DETAILS

Van Morrison | 9/25/21 – 10/5/21, 2/12/21 – 2/18/21 | DETAILS

My Morning Jacket: One Big Holiday | 3/2/22 – 3/5/22 | DETAILS

Santana | 9/11/21 – 10/2/21 DETAILS

Festivals

Made In America | 9/4/21 – 9/5/21 | Philadelphia, PA | DETAILS

Day N Vegas | 11/12/21 – 11/14/21 | Las Vegas, NV | DETAILS

Venue Seris

The Fillmore | New Orleans, LA | Andy Frasco & The U.N. with Karina Rykman | DETAILS

Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | Billy & The Kids with Billy Strings and James Casey | DETAILS

June 6th – 12th, 2021

Tours

King Crimson | 7/22/21 – 9/11/21 | DETAILS

Dr. Dog | 8/20/21 – 12/31/21 | DETAILS

Black Pumas | 7/29/21 – 6/22/22 | DETAILS

Maroon 5 w/ blackbear | 8/10/21 – 10/8/21 | DETAILS

Joe Bonamassa | 10/8/21 – 12/1/21 | DETAILS

Pixies | 9/10/21 – 9/26/21 | DETAILS

Judas Priest | 9/8/21 – 11/5/21 | DETAILS

Warren Haynes | 6/30/21 – 7/3/21 | DETAILS

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong | 10/15/21 – 11/13/21 | DETAILS

Lettuce | 7/2/21 – 12/12/21 | DETAILS

Umphrey’s McGee | 6/18/21 – 11/20/21 | DETAILS

Flamingosis | 9/16/21 – 12/10/21 | DETAILS

Amigo The Devil | 8/18/21 – 11/18/21 | DETAILS

Thundercat | 7/31/21 – 12/5/21 | DETAILS

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | 6/16/21 – 6/26/21 | DETAILS

Khruangbin | 7/30/21 – 6/11/22 | DETAILS

Bright Eyes | 7/27/21 – 8/8/21 | DETAILS

Big Something (new dates added) | 7/1/21 – 10/31/21 | DETAILS

Festivals

MerleFest | 9/16/21 – 9/19/21 | Wilkesboro, NC | DETAILS

ShoalsFest | 10/2/21 – 10/3/21 | Florence, AL | DETAILS

Resonance Music & Arts Festival | 9/16 – 9/18 | Masontown, WV | DETAILS

Park City Song Summit | 9/8/21 – 9/12/21 | Park City, UT | DETAILS

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Riviera Maya | 2/18/22 – 2/20/22 | Riviera Maya, Mexico | DETAILS

Rolling Loud New York | 10/28/21 – 10/30/21 | New York, NY | DETAILS

Suwannee Roots Revival | 10/14/21 – 10/17/21 | Live Oak, FL | DETAILS

Venue Series

Shagbark Farm | Caledonia, MI | Greensky Bluegrass | 7/16/21 – 7/18/21 | DETAILS

Madison Square Garden | New York, NY | Foo Fighters | 6/20/21 | DETAILS

Central Park | New York, NY | Various Artists | 8/21/21 | DETAILS

The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | Phil Lesh & Friends | 10/11/21 – 10/13/21, 10/18/21 – 10/20/21, 10/29/21 – 10/31/21 | DETAILS

ExploreAsheville.com Arena | Asheville, NC | Widespread Panic | 8/6/21 – 8/8/21 | DETAILS

St. James Theatre | New York, NY | Bruce Springsteen | 6/26/21 – 9/24/21 | DETAILS

The Howlin’ Wolf | New Orleans, LA | Keller Williams’ Grateful Gospel | 10/10/21 | DETAILS

The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | Tedeschi Trucks Band | 9/30/21 – 10/9/21 | DETAILS

May 30th – June 5th, 2021

Tours

Foo Fighters | 7/28/21 – 8/9/21 | DETAILS

Guns N’ Roses | 7/31/21 – 10/3/21 | DETAILS

Andy Frasco & The U.N. (ft. The World Saving Local Talent Search) | 9/8/21 – 12/11/21 | DETAILS

Maggie Rose | 6/11/21 – 12/18/21 | DETAILS

The Infamous Stringdusters | 9/16/21 – 10/23/21 | DETAILS

David Shaw | 7/2/21 – 7/21/21, 12/4/21 – 12/18/21 | DETAILS

Steve Earle & The Dukes | 7/1/21 – 10/23/21 | DETAILS

Cypress Hill | 8/6/21 – 8/28/21 | DETAILS

Festivals

Coachella | 8/15/22 – 8/24/22 | Indio, CA | DETAILS

City Bisco | 7/9/21 – 7/10/21 | Philadelphia, PA | DETAILS

Gathering Of The Juggalos | 8/19/21 – 8/21/21 | Thornville, OH | DETAILS

Newport Jazz Festival | 7/30/21 – 8/1/21 | Newport, RI | DETAILS

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | 8/13/21 – 8/15/21 | Arrington, VA | DETAILS

Fred the Festival | 8/20/21 – 8/22/21 | Arrington, VA | DETAILS

Tedeschi Trucks | 8/27/21 – 8/29/21 | Arrington, VA | DETAILS

Mempho Music Festival | 10/1/21 – 10/3/21 | Memphis, TN | DETAILS

Phish: Riviera Maya | 2/24/21 – 2/27/21 | Riviera Maya, Mexico | DETAILS

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival | 9/17/21 – 9/19/21 | Telluride, CO | DETAILS

Music Midtown | 9/18/21 – 9/19/21 | Atlanta, GA | DETAILS

Capitol One City Parks Foundation SummerStage | Summer/Fall 2021 | New York, NY | DETAILS

Born & Raised Music Festival | 9/17/21 – 9/19/21 | Pryor, OK | DETAILS

Venue Series

Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | Khruangbin | 9/21/21 | DETAILS

Out Of Space | Evanston, IL | 8/5/21 – 8/8/21 | DETAILS

May 23rd – 29th, 2021

Tours

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard | 10/4/22 – 10/31/22 | DETAILS

Todd Snider | 8/19/21 – 11/20/21 | DETAILS

Spafford | 9/2/21 | Denver, CO | DETAILS

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | 7/20/21 – 10/13/21 | DETAILS

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | 7/30/21 – 10/23/21 | DETAILS

Herbie Hancock | 9/12/21 – 9/26/21 | DETAILS

lespecial | 5/29/21 – 10/28/21 | DETAILS

Fuzz | 10/7/21 – 4/23/22 | DETAILS

Ty Segall & Freedom Band | 8/20/21 – 9/18/21 | DETAILS

Lettuce | 6/5/21 – 9/22/21 | DETAILS

Festivals

Outlaw Music Festival | 8/22/21 – 10/24/21 | Various Cities | DETAILS

MerleFest | 9/16/21 – 9/19/21 | Wilkesboro, NC | DETAILS

Primavera Sound | 6/2/22 – 6/12/22 | Barcelona, Spain | DETAILS

You Got Gold: You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine | 10/3/21 – 10/10/21 | Nashville, TN | DETAILS

RETROSPEKT Miami | 7/10/21 – 7/11/21 | Miami Beach, FL | DETAILS

Shaky Knees | 10/22/21 – 10/24/21 | Atlanta, GA | DETAILS

Bears Picnic Family Reunion | 8/6/21 – 8/8/21 | Blain, PA | DETAILS

Widespread Panic Panic En La Playa Diez | 1/22/22 – 1/26/22 | Riviera Maya, Mexico | DETAILS

Rooster Walk Reunion | 10/8/21 – 10/10/21 | Martinsville, VA | DETAILS

Telluride Jazz Festival | 8/13/21 – 8/15/21 | Telluride, CO | DETAILS

Venue Series

Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, CO | Dark Star Orchestra | 7/5/21 | DETAILS

Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | Widespread Panic | 6/24/21 | DETAILS

May 16th – 22nd, 2021

Tours

Ben Folds | 8/27/21 – 11/18/21 | DETAILS

Drive-By Truckers | 8/1/21 – 2/22/22 | DETAILS

Tedeschi Trucks | 6/11/21 – 11/20/21 | DETAILS

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | 5/29/21 – 10/28/21 | DETAILS

Blackberry Smoke, The Allman Betts BandJaimoeThe Wild Feathers (Spirit of the South Tour) | 7/30/21 – 10/28/21 | DETAILS

Umphrey’s McGee | 6/18/21 – 8/8/21 | DETAILS

SpaffordEggy | 10/1/21 – 11/6/21 | DETAILS

Goose | 9/2/21 – 11/22/21 | DETAILS

My Morning Jacket | 8/27/21 – 11/6/21 | DETAILS

Widespread Panic | 6/25/21 – 6/27/21 | DETAILS

311 | 8/21/21 – 10/17/21 | DETAILS

The Black Crowes | 7/20/21 – 9/25/21 | DETAILS

Alice Cooper w/ Ace Frehley | 9/17/21 – 10/23/21 | DETAILS

Dopapod | 9/10/21 – 9/11/21 | DETAILS

Green Day, Fall Out BoyWeezer | 7/24/21 – 9/6/21 | DETAILS

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett | 6/16/22 – 9/7/22 | DETAILS

WilcoSleater-Kinney | 8/5/21 – 8/28/21 | DETAILS

BIG Something | 5/28/21 – 8/21/21 | DETAILS

Billie Eilish (Happier Than Ever World Tour) | 2/3/22 – 4/9/22 | DETAILS

Music Festivals

Welcome To Rockville | 11/11/21 – 11/14/21 | Daytona Beach, FL | DETAILS

Holidaze | 12/4/21–2/8/21 | Puerto Morelos, Mexico | DETAILS

LEVITATION | 10/28/21 – 10/31/21 | Austin, TX | DETAILS

Lollapalooza | 7/29/21 – 8/1/21 | Chicago, IL | DETAILS

The RIDE Festival | 7/2/21 – 7/11/21 | Telluride, CO | DETAILS

4848 Festival | 9/3/21 – 9/5/21 | Snowshoe, WV | DETAILS

Suwannee Hulaween | 10/28/21 – 10/31/21 | Live Oak, FL | DETAILS

BottleRock Napa Valley | 9/3/21 – 9/5/21 | Napa, CA | DETAILS

Pitchfork Music Festival | 9/10/21 – 9/12/21 | Chicago, IL | DETAILS

Austin City Limits Music Festival | 10/1/21 – 10/3/21 | Austin, TX | DETAILS

Gov’t Mule Island Exodus | 1/16/22 – 1/20/22 | Runaway Bay, Jamaica | DETAILS

Petaluma Music Festival | 8/7/21 | Petaluma, CA | DETAILS

BeachLife Festival | 9/10/21 – 9/12/21 | Redondo Beach, CA | DETAILS

Wilco Blue Sky | 1/17/22 – 1/21/22 | Riviera Maya, Mexico | DETAILS

Flood City Music Festival | 10/1/21 – 10/2/21 | Johnstown, PA | DETALS

Venue Series

Beech Mountain Resort | Beech Mountain, NC | 8/6/21–8/21/21 | DETAILS

Irving Plaza | New York, NY | 8/17/21 – 5/21/22 | DETAILS