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Grammy Nominees on Tour in 2017

From Demi Lovato and Chance the Rapper to Metallica and Radiohead, many of this year’s Grammy-nominated artists will be in a city near you

While Adele (who’s finishing up her 25 tour at London’s Wembley Stadium this summer) and Beyoncé won’t embark on post-Grammy victory tours, other artists who are up for the gold gramophones will be hitting America’s highways this year. Here’s a rundown of major nominees who will follow up their 2017 Grammy nominations with tours and one-off live shows. (List is current as of February 7th, 2017.)

ALABAMA SHAKES. These fiery Grammy favorites, who are nominated for Best Rock Song, have a handful of 2017 shows planned, including a set at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and a Carnegie Hall appearance in celebration of minimalist composer Philip Glass’ 80th birthday.

THE AVETT BROTHERS. The folk-rock collective, which is up for two awards, has an extensive 2017 tour schedule that includes a set after a Philadelphia Phillies game and individual members leading workshops at the North Carolina “traditional plus” festival MerleFest.

KELSEA BALLERINI. This Best New Artist nominee and country upstart will hit the road with country crooner Thomas Rhett this spring and tour with her longtime heroes Lady Antebellum this summer.

WILLIAM BELL. The Memphis soul legend (an early Stax signee who co-wrote, among other songs, the scorching “Born Under a Bad Sign”) is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best Americana Album, and he’ll be performing on the Grammy telecast with firebrand guitarist Gary Clark Jr. His 2017 itinerary includes a headlining gig as part of Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series and an appearance at the Chicago Blues Festival.

DIERKS BENTLEY. The co-lead on Best Country Duo/Group Performance nominee “Different For Girls” has a predictably busy 2017 schedule, with appearances at the Stagecoach and Faster Horses festivals punctuating his headlining dates at arenas and sheds around the country.

JUSTIN BIEBER. The Album of the Year nominee’s Purpose Tour is going for the gold this summer, with dates at stadiums – including the storied Rose Bowl and two shows at New York’s MetLife Stadium – set for July and August.

BJ THE CHICAGO KID. The R&B singer-songwriter, who’s nominated for a trio of awards, will be part of the massive soul festival Soulquarius at Orange County’s Santa Ana Observatory in February.

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA. The gospel innovators’ 2017 tour schedule includes a four-night stint at Park City, Utah’s Egyptian Theater.

BLINK-182. Pop-punk’s bad-boy elders, whose California is up for Best Rock Album, are hitting the road with The Naked And Famous and Wavves.

BON IVER. Justin Vernon’s festival-heavy 2017 schedule includes appearances at Coachella, Boston Calling, and Minneapolis’ Rock The Garden; Vernon, whose 22, A Million is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album, also curates Eaux Claires, a two-day fest in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

BROTHERS OSBORNE. The pair, whose “21 Summer” is up for Best Country/Duo Performance, play festivals and casinos in 2017.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT. Boston Calling, Bonnaroo and Governors Ball are on the docket for these Kentucky alt-rockers, whose Tell Me I’m Pretty is nominated for Best Alternative Rock Album.

Andrew Taggart (left) and Alex Pall of the Chainsmokers perform during the iHeartMedia CES 2017 celebration on January 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

THE CHAINSMOKERS. After blanketing radio with “Don’t Let Me Down” and “Closer,” the bro-EDM Best New Artist nominees are gearing up to release their debut album and headline a 40-city tour.

CHANCE THE RAPPER. The upstart Chicago MC, who’s up for seven Grammys including Best New Artist and who will appear on Sunday’s telecast, continues his Magnificent Coloring World Tour with stops at Sasquatch, Bonnaroo, and other American festivals.

KENNY CHESNEY. Beach-dwelling country superstar and a co-nominee with P!NK for “Setting the world On Fire” returns to the road this summer with stops at festivals and a pair of dates at the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots’ home stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

BRANDY CLARK. The twice-nominated chronicler of small-town life will travel around Southern California for some post-Grammy gigs before playing a handful of country festivals this summer.

D.R.A.M. The “Broccoli” singer brings his big grin and even bigger voice to festivals including Funk on the Rocks in Colorado and Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Florida.

DESIIGNER. Nominated for his Kanye West-blessed “Panda,” this MC heads to Arizona for the Pot of Gold Music Festival in March.

DJ KHALED. The Best Rap Album nominee brings his major keys to Las Vegas’s Cosmopolitan in March and Coachella in April.

FANTASIA. Nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance, the American Idol alum is touring with R&B legends Charlie Wilson and Johnny Gill.

FAT JOE & REMY MA. With their triumphant “All the Way Up” nominated for two Grammys, this pair of New York hip-hop heavy hitters will tour together and separately later this winter.

FLUME. This twice-nominated Australian producer is playing a slate of festivals that includes Electric Forest and Governors Ball – as well as the X Games.

ROBBIE FULKS. Nominated for two awards, this Chicago-based singer-songwriter will tour the Midwest and the Northeast this spring.

Gallant performs at Islington Assembly Hall on December 12, 2016 in London, England.

GALLANT. This up-and-coming soul singer, whose Ology is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, will tour with Grammy performer John Legend in May and June.

RIHANNON GIDDENS. The two-time nominee, whose new album Freedom Highway comes out February 24th, has a busy 2017 schedule that includes an Aretha Franklin tribute at Carnegie Hall and dates opening for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Soul2Soul Tour.

GOJIRA. The French metallurgists, who are nominated for Best Rock Album and Best Metal Performance, will tour with Swedish metalists Opeth on a run that includes an open-air date in Philadelphia with Mastodon and Eagles of Death Metal.

ARIANA GRANDE. The twice-nominated pop princess just kicked off her Dangerous Woman Tour, which finishes up its U.S. run in mid-April.

PJ HARVEY. Nominated for Best Alternative Music Album for the politically charged The Hope Six Demolition Project, the English singer will make a rare trip to the U.S. beginning in April.

LALAH HATHAWAY. After headlining a pre-Grammy bash, the twice-nominated belter will set sail on the Soul Cruise in mid-February.

HIGHLY SUSPECT. The muscular rock act, whose “My Name Is Human” is nominated for Best Rock Song, begins the U.S. leg of its tour on March 31st.

SARAH JAROSZ. Up for three awards including Best American Roots Performance, this mandolin-and-banjo-wielding singer-songwriter’s upcoming concerts include an appearance on A Prairie Home Companion, shows with Ben Folds, and sets at MerleFest and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE. The French electronic music pioneer and nominee for his album Electronica I: The Time Machine lands on U.S. shores in May.

RO JAMES. Nominated for Best R&B Performance for his simmering “Permission,” this New York-bred soul man is touring the U.S. this winter and spring.

ELLE KING. Her Dierks Bentley duet “Different for Girls” nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, and the young singer with the whiskey-soaked voice will play festivals around the country in March and April.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON. The legendary singer-songwriter and Best Americana Album nominee has a full slate of shows planned for 2017 that includes two shows in Hawaii.

Singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert performs onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

MIRANDA LAMBERT. Country’s premier outlaw, whose regret-filled “Vice” is up for two golden gramophones, will wrap up her headlining jaunt this winter and play festivals including Daytona’s Country 500 and New York’s Faster Horses this summer.

KENDRICK LAMAR. The fiery MC, whose duet with Beyoncé “Freedom” is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance, plays Coachella in April.

TORY LANEZ. Canadian MC/singer and Best R&B Song nominee for the sinewy “Luv” will appear at festivals including Coachella and Bonnaroo this spring and summer.

DEMI LOVATO. The Best Pop Album nominee’s only announced show for 2017 so far is BeautyKind’s “A Concert For Causes,” a benefit at the Dallas Cowboys’ home AT&T Stadium that will also showcase Little Big Town, Jake Owen and Cole Swindell.

LORETTA LYNN. The country doyenne, whose Full Circle is nominated for Best Country Album, will hit the road this March.

TIM MCGRAW. The Nashville superstar, whose “Humble and Kind” is nominated for Best Country Song, heads out on the road with his wife Faith Hill beginning in April.

LORI MCKENNA. The four-time nominee and Massachusetts resident – nominated in the American Roots and Americana categories for her own music as well as for Best Country Song for penning Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” – has a March show at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton on her docket.

METALLICA. So far the metal stalwarts’ only announced U.S. date this year is at the Rock on the Range festival in Ohio, but there have been rumblings about a stadium tour – which might be announced in conjunction with their Grammy performance.

MINT CONDITION. Minnesota’s R&B smoothies, who are nominated for Best R&B Album, will host a pre-Grammy party on February 10th, then set sail on the Soul Cruise out of Miami shortly after the Grammys.

MAREN MORRIS. The country upstart’s jam-packed 2017 includes dates with Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt, as well as appearances at Stagecoach and Tortuga.

MYA. The Best R&B Album nominee’s upcoming slate of appearances includes a set at Soulquarius in Santa Ana, Calif., a performance at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, and a cameo on We TV’s L.A. Hair.

BOB MOSES. Canadian DJ duo and Best Dance Recording nominees will bring their big beats to Hangout, Lightning in a Bottle and other U.S. festivals.

Singer Anderson .paak performs onstage during Power 106 Cali Christmas at The Forum on December 2, 2016 in Inglewood, California.

ANDERSON PAAK. Before he heads off to Europe to support Bruno Mars on the 24k Magic Tour, the Best New Artist nominee will play the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Fla.

PANIC! AT THE DISCO. Brendon Urie’s panoramic band, whose Death of A Bachelor is up for Best Rock Album, begins its Death of a Bachelor Tour at the end of February.

PENTATONIX. The a cappella group, whose Dolly Parton-assisted cover of “Jolene” is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, will headline three shows at the Hollywood Bowl in July.

CASSADEE POPE. The country convert, who’s nominated for her Chris Young duet “Think of You,” is playing in Albany, N.Y. this June.

MIKE POSNER. With his self-deprecating “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” up for Song of the Year, the Michigan-born singer-songwriter is slated to play the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival in Okeechobee, Fla., in early March.

RADIOHEAD. The alt-prog miserablists, who garnered two nominations, will embark on a brief North American tour that hits Coachella and select arenas this spring.

THOMAS RHETT. The Best Country Song nominee’s headlining Home Team Tour winds its way around America this winter; his festival-heavy summer slate will also include two Gillette Stadium dates with Kenny Chesney in August.

SCHOOLBOY Q. The twice-nominated MC is playing Coachella in April.

JILL SCOTT. The Philadelphia-born soul belter will perform at Jazz in the Gardens in Miami in March.

STURGILL SIMPSON. The Album of the Year nominee and Grammy-night performer is hitting up festivals, including Forecastle in Louisville and Sloss Music & Arts Festival in Birmingham, Ala., this summer.

SOFI TUKKER. The Best Dance Recording nominees will headline clubs and play Coachella over the next few months.

Solange performs at the event. The 2017 Busboys and Poets Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance was held on January 19, 2017 at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

SOLANGE. The Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Essence Festival in New Orleans are among the live performances scheduled for the Best R&B Song nominee.

MUSIQ SOULCHILD. The Best R&B Performance nominee’s just-launched Nu Soul Revival Tour will run through April.

THE TIME JUMPERS. In addition to their weekly residency at the Nashville bar 3rd & Lindsley, this twice-nominated Music Row collective will take its show on the road this spring.

TWENTY ONE PILOTS. The five-time nominees are on a headlining jaunt now – although their itinerary would indicate that they’re taking a break from tour to attend the Grammy ceremony.

TYCHO. The DJ/producer whose Epoch is nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album will begin his American tour with an appearance at the New Orleans festival Buku.

KEITH URBAN. The Aussie country star and multiple nominee has a festival-heavy summer schedule that includes appearances at Buckeye Country Superfest and the Mountain Home Country Music Fest.

UNDERWORLD. The electronic music innovators, whose Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future is nominated for Best Dance Album, will appear at Miami’s Ultra Festival in March.

LOUIE VEGA. The Best Dance Album and electro pioneer’s upcoming schedule includes appearances in New York and Miami.

WEEZER. The alt-poppers and Best Rock Album nominees are playing festivals from coast to coast this spring and summer.

CHRIS YOUNG. Nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his duet with Cassadee Pope “Think of You,” this onetime Nashville Star winner will head out on tour with Jason Aldean in the spring. 

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