Top 5 Concerts You Don't Want to Miss Out On
Now that vaccinations are rolling out in greater and greater numbers, the rest of the year is looking better and better for public events. Carnivals, fests, and of course, concerts are going to be back in relatively full swing soon.
With the CDC announcing that fully vaccinated adults are good to go to most social gatherings, many of the social events you attended before the pandemic are finally going to be safe again. More and more states are opening up just in time for outdoor concerts and music festival season. There are so many great shows coming up, but here are the top 5 concerts you don’t want to miss out on (and don’t forget to take your Eargasm Earplugs along!)
What Concerts Are Coming Up
If you are ready to start getting back into public events, you’re probably looking for some of the hottest concerts to go to this summer and fall. Some of the hottest bands and artists are hitting the road this summer, and most have shows in California, New York, and everywhere in between on the tour schedule.
Florida Georgia Line Concert
Country fans will definitely want to make sure they catch at least one show on Florida Georgia Line’s I Love My Country Tour. As you can expect, FGL won’t be touring alone. Accompanying them on their travels are Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina, and Redferrin. With so many talented artists coming together, this is sure to be a great show.
Their journey begins in Atlanta in September, and they’ll be making their way across the country for the next two months, playing their closing show in Seattle at the Climate Pledge Arena. After their 2019 tour sold out, fans have been looking forward to seeing their favorite band on the big stage again, and the time has finally come. If you love Florida Georgia Line, don’t miss out on the I Love My Country Tour.
Whether you’re in the United States or you live in Europe, you just may have the chance to see Korn live and in person this year. They are currently touring throughout Sweden, France, Belgium, and Russia before returning stateside for their Nothing Tour after a short break.
Korn announced that Staind would be joining them for all 28 dates on the Nothing Tour. There will also be special appearances by Fire From the Gods and ‘68 in select cities. Opening in West Palm Beach, FL and closing in Dallas, TX, this summer is certainly going out with a bang.
Olivia Rodrigo Concert
If you watch the Disney channel or have kids, chances are you’re familiar with the pop artist and Disney star Olivia Rodrigo. She is known for her roles in the series Bizaardvark and High School Musical: The Musical: The series.
With her recent advancements in her musical career, many of her fans are looking forward to catching Olivia Rodrigo live, but that may not be possible this year. While she signed a deal with Geffen Records and Interscope in 2020 and has since released her debut single and album in 2021, there are no current tour dates or concerts scheduled.
Lil Baby Concert
If hip hop and rap are more your styles, check out the Lil Baby and Friends Tour. Lil Baby is traveling all over the United States and a couple of international locations with Moneybagg Yo, Coi Leray, City Girls, and Lakeyah.
The tickets are pricey, but it will be well worth it with so many artists at one show. There are six dates on the tour, so if you want to see some of the hottest rappers of 2021, you should act fast before all of the tickets are sold out.
Global Citizen Concert
It’s no secret that many places throughout the world are riddled with poverty and hunger. In addition to that, the whole globe is dealing with the effects of climate change. These are huge problems that our planet is facing, but there are some people that are trying to do something about it.
The Global Citizen Festival takes place in September and has enormous stars like Metallica, Rhianna, Janet Jackson, Cardi B, and more coming together to bring awareness to these problems while providing entertainment and raising money for these causes.
Tickets to the festival are free, but not everyone is able to get one. You have to either sign a petition for reforms to food aid or email various world leaders asking them to provide waste management. The festival is located at Central Park every year, on the Great Lawn. Because this is an outdoor festival, it is safe for those that are unvaccinated as long as they practice social distancing.
Are Concerts Safe
This is certainly a unique time in our history when we have to ask this question, but it needs to be asked regardless. With all the people that are getting vaccinated, you may be wondering if it will be safe to attend any concerts this summer.
In crowds, the risk of transmission increases, especially when in poorly ventilated areas. Whether vaccinated or not, large gatherings should certainly be approached with caution, although those that are vaccinated have minimal risk of contracting or transmitting the virus.
If you do decide that your band’s concert is worth the risk, here are some tips to make sure the event is both fun and safe:
- Prior to going to a concert, you can check a venue’s website or give them a ring and find out if they are following the CDC’s guidelines.
If you have to travel for the show, you should follow these travel guidelines:
- Go to a testing location and get tested for coronavirus 1-3 days before the event
- Wear a mask on public transportation
- Keep up social distancing and hand washing
- Get tested 3-5 days again after returning home
- Make sure to arrive early and bring your Eargasm Earplugs, a mask, hand sanitizer, and remember to have fun.