Upcoming Washington concerts

An in-depth look at concerts heading to town this year


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Highlighted upcoming concerts: Washington will be hosting many upcoming events from many different big names throughout the rest of the year. Having always been a major stop for artists, Seattle has continued to be a great place for musical shows. “There are plenty of great shows that I can’t wait to see this year,” senior Christian Corea stated.

A number of music events are coming up throughout the year in Washington. This list provides a look at the year ahead by highlighting some of the major musical events heading to Washington in the upcoming year and giving some trivia about the group or artist and information about the events themselves.

Clairo with Arlo Parks – Sling Tour – Mar. 23, 2022, Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

Clairo started putting music covers on the internet at the age of 13 and performing covers at small local businesses. Now, she makes her own alternative/indie music. She drew the attention of many worldwide with her viral music video for her song “Pretty Girl”. Now, she is going on tour after releasing her album Sling, and joining her is Arlo Parks, who has more R&B/soul type of music.
Tickets for this show start at about $50 each and go fast.

Billie Eilish with Duckwrth – Happier Than Ever World Tour – Mar. 26, 2022, Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA

Billie Eilish started her music career at the young age of eight years old and through songs such as “Ocean Eyes” and “Bad Guy” rose to fame. Continuing her success, Eilish has continued to make pop, more specifically electropop or dark pop music, and having almost 50,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, she is just as famous as ever.
Duckwrth will be opening for her in Seattle. While Duckwrth is a bit lesser known, he is still quite popular with a song on the soundtrack for the movie “Into the Spider-Verse.”
Tickets for the Happier Than Ever World Tour range from $80 all the way up to $400, and tickets are selling out fast.

Tyler The Creator – Call Me if You Get Lost Tour – Apr. 8, 2022, Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle WA

Tyler the Creator is an award-winning rap/hip-hop artist who explores many themes in his music that aren’t really seen in much music. Being raised without a father, Tyler has come out and said that his lack of a male parental figure led him down the path of becoming a musician, but he isn’t disappointed.
“Nah dude, I’m stoked! I think if I had a dad I would have gone the normal college route like a lot of other people.” Tyler stated.
Tickets for the Call Me if You Get Lost Tour start at $125 up to $220.

Benee with Dreamer Boy – World Tour 2022 – Jun. 24, 2022, The Showbox, Seattle, WA
Benee is a singer hailing from New Zealand, who rose to popularity through songs such as “Glitter” and “Soaked” which garnered massive attention on platforms like TikTok where dance challenges were made with her songs. While her music career has been quite short so far, only rising to major popularity in early 2020, she has won many awards and featured on many talk shows, and has her own music label.
Benee came from a very musical family and loved music from an early age, receiving guitar lessons in elementary school. After being exposed to music for so long and taking such a liking to it, she decided to drop out of college to pursue her career in music professionally.
General admission for Benee’s World Tour 2022 is only $26, and with such a line up the price is a steal.

The Weekend with Doja Cat – After Hours Til Dawn Stadium Tour – Aug. 25, 2022, Lumen Field, Seattle, WA

The Weekend is now going on tour with Doja Cat after his newest album release “Dawn FM” which takes you on a journey into the afterlife. The Weekend describes the album as “A state of purgatory, a journey towards the ‘light at the end of a tunnel’”. This album follows the story of “After Hours” and once again tops the charts.
Joining The Weekend on his tour is Doja Cat, a rapper who had a meteoric rise to fame. Through uploading her music online throughout she gained a pretty good following but her major rise to fame came from her song’s popularity on TikTok, one example being the song “Say So.”
“I think the singer I’m most excited to see this year is Doja Cat,” stated senior Christian Corea.
Tickets for the After Hours Til Dawn Tour start at $50 and go all the way up to $325. With two big names performing, tickets are bound to sell out fast.

Roger Waters – THIS IS NOT A DRILL – Sept. 17, 2022, Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA

Well known for co-founding Pink Floyd. Roger Waters is back and will be going on what he teases to be his first farewell tour. On this tour, he will be playing a number of songs from Pink Floyd, such as “Breathe”, “One of These Days”, and “Time”.
“I’ve always been such a fan of Roger Waters, and I’m glad I’m finally able to make it to one of his tours,” senior Lukas Seibel said.
Tickets for the THIS IS NOT A DRILL Tour begin at $55 and go up to $255.

Twenty One Pilots – The Icy Tour – Sept. 24, 2022, Climate Pledge Arena, Seattle, WA

Twenty One Pilots is a musical group that produces alternative hip-hop/pop consisting of two people: Tyler Joseph, who is the lead singer and keyboardist, and Josh Dun who plays the drums. The group has gone through many different members and found success in 2015 with the release of their album Blurryface. Twenty One Pilots still remains quite popular to this day with a large group of fans that call themselves the “Skeleton Clique.”
Tickets for The Icy Tour begin at $40$ and go up to $140.