Concerts to Look Forward To in 2022


Greta Van Fleet

As we start to get back to a semi-normal life, one of the most anticipated activities has been the return of concerts. Live shows have been missed by audience members and musicians alike. So, let’s take a look at some upcoming concerts for the next few months.
For fans of pop music, there are a lot of great concerts coming up throughout 2022. Former One Direction band member Louis Tomlinson will be at the Fillmore in Detroit on February 20th, and James Arthur will appear there on May 11th. Pop star Dua Lipa has an upcoming performance at Little Caesars Arena on February 25th for her Future Nostalgia tour. Billie Eilish will make an appearance at Little Caesars Arena on March 12th in honor of her new album Happier Than Ever. Conan Gray also has a performance on March 27 at the Fillmore. At Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, Tate McRae will perform on April 5, and singer-songwriter Ashe on May 3.
Also, performers like Elton John show us that classic rock and roll isn’t entirely dead. John will be performing at Little Caesars Arena on February 8th-9th as part of his farewell tour. And, in a huge collab concert, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Joan Jett, and the Blackhearts, and Poison will all be performing at Comerica Park on July 10th and 14th.
Additionally, rap and alternative fans definitely have a lot to look forward to in 2022, with huge artists such as Tyler, the Creator coming to Detroit. Tyler will be at Little Caesars Arena on February 28. Alternative group Mother Mother will also be appearing at Little Caesars Arena on January 25. The Kid Laroi will be at the Fillmore in Detroit on February 21.
Even though there are many performers already coming to the Detroit area, there very well could be more announced soon. Artists such as Doja Cat, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Brandi Carlile, and many more have put out very successful albums recently and could be announcing tours for those albums soon. Hopefully, we can look for more concerts on our radar in the near future.
But, not all tour announcements have gone smoothly. Rock band Greta Van Fleet from Michigan had a small six-stop tour a few months ago and recently announced a South American tour with Metallica this spring. However, fans were perplexed when their social media pages hinted towards a potential world tour. Based on a hint via one of their Instagram captions, fans finally got the name of their tour: Dreams in Gold, a line from their song “Weight of Dreams”. Unfortunately for the band, they didn’t even need to announce their tour. Live Nation, a website used for buying concert tickets, accidentally leaked an email about their New Jersey show for the Dreams in Gold tour. As of November 9, the Dreams in Gold tour is official. The band will have five performances in Michigan on March 10-17 in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Flint, and Ypsilanti.
So, let’s not waste the opportunity we now have to go out and do things for the first time in over a year. Whether it’s a concert or something else, go out, do something, and (most importantly) have fun and be safe!