Gig Tripping: Top Concerts Worth Travelling For In 2024

No matter how passionate you are about rock, pop, jazz, or classical music, you can always count on an extraordinary live experience awaiting you in every corner of the world
Taylor Swift performing at a concert
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As the world gears up for a year of live music, 2024 is poised to deliver an extraordinary concert lineup that beckons enthusiasts to embark on memorable journeys. Music lovers are eager to pack their bags and witness some of the most anticipated and iconic performances across various genres and global destinations. Here's a look at the top concerts worth travelling for in 2024, promising an unparalleled experience for attendees.

Taylor Swift - Singapore

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Since this is "The Eras Tour," there will be extravagant sets and dance routines, a great deal of drama, and, for die-hard Swift fans, an unforgettable trip down memory lane through her entire musical career. Singapore will be the lone stop in Southeast Asia.

Fans are counting down the days until they can see Taylor Swift perform live on stage, and the enthusiasm surrounding her upcoming concert in Singapore is palpable. With tickets selling out fast and excitement building, this promises to be a night to remember for Swifties in Singapore and beyond. 

When: March 2, 3, 4, 7, 8 and 9

Where: Singapore National Stadium 

Ticket price: Starts from INR 15,000 (prices may vary)

Ed Sheeran - Mumbai

Ed Sheeran
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Ed Sheeran is set to perform in Mumbai at the Mahalaxmi Racecourse on March 16, 2024, marking the grand finale of his "+ - = ÷ x" Tour in India. This visit will be his first in Asia since 2019, following his European tour last year. Calum Scott will feature as the special guest for the show, promising an unforgettable concert experience.

When: March 16

Where: Mahalaxmi Race Course

Ticket price: Starts from INR 9,500 (prices may vary)

Rod Stewart - Bangkok

Rod Stewart
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In an interview with People Magazine in 2023, Stewart discussed his One final tour, saying, "I think this will be the last time 'round to do the rock 'n' roll stuff because I want to move on to swing music and the Great American Song Book." Here is your opportunity to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and legendary Grammy winner live.

When: March 6

Where: Impact Arena 

Ticket price: Starts from INR 6,500 (prices may vary)

The Rolling Stones - Houston

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards live in concert
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Fans throughout the city and beyond are incredibly excited about The Rolling Stones' upcoming concert in Houston. This much-awaited event, scheduled to take place at one of Houston's top musical venues, promises to be a memorable night of rock 'n' roll music and iconic performances.

The band's Houston concert is expected to be a highlight of their tour, with fans eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to witness Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood on the stage once again.

When: April 28

Where: NRG Stadium

Ticket price: Starts from INR 9,300 (prices may vary)

Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin - Montreal

Enrique Iglesias live in concert
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You won't want to miss this trio of superstars taking the stage together if you enjoy Latin music in all its forms. Continuing through March 2024, pop sensation Ricky Martin, rapper Pitbull, and crooner Enrique Iglesias will be touring the nation, entertaining audiences with a four-hour, supersized spectacle that promises to be full of chart-topping hits and glamour. The songs "Don't Stop the Party," "Tonight (I'm Loving You)," and "Livin' La Vida Loca" will definitely make you want to stay. Just don't try to resist your hips from moving to every song.

When: February 22

Where: Centre Ball

Ticket price: Starts from INR 10,800 (prices may vary)

Coldplay - Lyon

Chris Martinfrom Coldplay
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The infectious enthusiasm and communal spirit of Coldplay's live shows are renowned, thanks to frontman Chris Martin's charm and charisma. Every song, from passionate ballads to euphoric sing-alongs, is performed with genuine feeling, forging an emotional bond with fans that is simply unmatched.

For their Lyon concert, fans can expect a meticulously curated playlist that highlights the band's extensive repertoire, blending fan favourites with newer releases from their upcoming album.

When: June 22, 23 and 25

Where: Groupama Stadium Lyon

Ticket price: Starts from INR 5,100 (prices may vary)

Nicki Minaj - Paris

Nicki Minaj
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With her signature extravagant attire and mile-a-minute rap tracks, this hip-hop superstar is embarking on a tour that will take her from coast to coast and across the Atlantic to Europe. A grand show is in store, along with brand-new singles from her fifth album, Pink Friday 2, and plenty of chart-topping hits, including "Super Bass," "Starships," and "Anaconda."

When: June 1 and 9

Where: Accor Arena 

Ticket price: Starts from INR 8,000 (prices may vary)

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