From Canadian superstar Celine Dion to new daddy Kanye West, 2014 promises to be a year full of fantastic live music! Check out our list of must-see music events that run the gamut from stadium shows to Las Vegas residencies and full-blown festivals:
1. Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas. December 30, 2013 – March 19, 2014
Regardless of your age, this gig is sure to pique your interest! The world-class Canadian chanteuse takes the stage at the Colosseum in Las Vegas, performing some of her classic hits accompanied by a full orchestra. Celine's powerfully elegant vocals are sure to draw a tear or two (Titanic flashbacks, anyone?).
2. Ultra Music Festival
Miami. March 28 – 30, 2014
Spring break won’t ever have to end with UMF on the scene each year. This world-renowned outdoor party in South Beach unites some of the best electronic music with 330,000 scantily clad revellers (including celebrities like Paris Hilton). The rumoured lineup for 2014: Daft Punk, deadmau5, Afrojack, Tiesto and more.
3. Governors Ball
New York City. June 6 – 8, 2014
Merging high-profile rock, hip-hop and electro artists, this outdoor music festival has something for everyone. Each one-and-a-half-hour set showcases something different – last year, the crowd saw back-to-back concerts by A-listers like Guns N’ Roses, Kings of Leon, Feist and Kanye West, just to name a few.
4. Michael Buble’s U.K. Tour
Manchester, Glasgow & Birmingham, England. March 1 – 13, 2014
The Canadian singer-songwriter visits three U.K. cities for the first time since becoming a dad. Having made London's O2 Arena his home for 10 days this summer (and selling out each night!), 38-year-old Michael is spreading the jazzy love on his new album, To Be Loved, across England.
5. Britney Spears in Las Vegas
Las Vegas. December 2013 – February 2014
Relive '90s pop culture with Britney! The American singer joins the ranks of singers like Celine Dion and Shania Twain in a Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood in Sin City. Expect to hear snippets of the 31-year-old’s decade-long career, as well as some material from her new album set to launch this December.
6. Air Supply Tour
Calgary. April 12, 2014
Canadians are getting a visit from the Australian soft-rock duo this coming spring, with the '80s stars set to perform at the Epcor Center in Calgary. Let the "Making Love Out of Nothing at All" hit-makers serenade you with classic power ballads and acoustic tunes.
7. Justin Timberlake Tour
Toronto. February 13 – 14, 2014
Suave singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake is set to spend a few nights in Canada’s largest city this winter. You can expect nearly 20,000 seats to be packed with JT fans of all ages, hot on the heels of his latest album, 2 of 2, dominating the Billboard charts. The pop icon is also known to roll with the hottest stars in the music industry; guest performers at previous shows have included Alicia Keys and Rihanna!
Check out our current issue for the lowdown on musical happening for the rest of 2013!