It's been less than a week since the industry's biggest names took over Coachella Valley, bringing new music to fans who ventured far and wide to hear it performed live. While the FOMO might be real for music lovers who won't catch either weekend of the annual festivities, there is a silver lining—most of the acts hitting Indio this year will be embarking on tours of their own in the coming weeks.
From record-breaking newcomer, Billie Eilish, to longtime favorite, Weezer, these artists will be hitting venues from LA to NYC very soon. Check out the can't-miss acts below, then make sure to snag your tickets to secure your spot!
Before she was everyone’s favorite unapologetic, ponytailed pop sensation, Ariana Grande showcased her powerful vocal range of four octaves on the Nickelodeon television show Victorious. Fast forward six years, and the songstress is dominating the charts and collaborating with everyone from Nicki Minaj to Pharrell Williams. The past year has been her biggest to date, too—it was hard to go anywhere and not hear the empowering lyrics and soaring R&B melodies of “no tears left to cry,” “breathin,” or “god is a woman,” all singles from her globally-acclaimed album, sweetener. As if that wasn’t enough, Grande dropped “thank u, next,” an instantly iconic, confessional single that resonated with millions of fans worldwide. After headlining Coachella, catch her on her world tour, which will be making stops in cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix, Nashville, Charlotte, and NYC!
One of the most popular voices leading the emo-rap movement, Juice WRLD isn’t afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. His first single, 2018’s “Lucid Dreams,” is a breakup anthem that does away with confident posturing, and allows vulnerability to take center stage. His sensitive approach was massively successful—the single peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. His latest album, Death Race for Love, solidifies Juice WRLD as a compelling genre-bender, with guitar-fueled tracks that amplify his rap game to the next level. After his set at Coachella, catch him on his Death Race for Love tour that will be hitting both coasts this summer!
The Australian electronic trio known for their infectious, electronic beats, Rüfüs Du Sol is a must-see festival act for house lovers and casual fans alike. While their debut album made them stars in the land Down Under, their second studio album, Bloom, made them blow up worldwide. Singles “You Were Right” and “Bloom” are classics in the EDM community, with the former racking up over 50 million streams on Spotify. Their latest album, Solace, is a continuation of the group’s understated but always rambunctious sound, and creates an electric atmosphere anywhere it’s played. Rüfüs Du Sol will be hitting festival stages and major cities across the US, Australia, and Europe this summer.
FKJ—an abbreviation for French Kiwi Juice—is just as quirky as his name suggests. The multi-instrumentalist from Tours, France, has already captivated the world with just one studio album. His self-titled LP is an eclectic combination of so many genres (electronic, rap, funk, jazz, R&B, and pop, to name a few) that the result should sound scattered and incohesive—however, FKJ masterfully creates a minimal and chilled out world for his listeners. Following a successful Coachella set in 2017, FKJ will be hitting the Indio stage once again before continuing on his North American tour, stopping in Austin, Tampa, and Detroit.
After spending the past decade as a creative in the music industry (a producer, songwriter, drummer, and vocalist), Anderson .Paak has finally received the recognition he deserves for his work as a solo artist. The multi-instrumentalist has released four studio albums under Anderson .Paak, and achieved mainstream success with his 2017 album Malibu, which was praised by everyone from Beyonce to Dr. Dre. After his single “Til It’s Over” off 2018’s Oxnard was featured in a Spike Jonze-directed Apple commercial, Paak’s career skyrocketed. This lead to an SNL appearance and his first Grammy win. With elements of funk, soul, and rap in his music, Anderson .Paak’s sound is a completely unique showcase of his talent and command of musical genres. Anderson drops his fifth album this month, and will be on the road to Coachella and other US venues to support it throughout 2019.
Zedd, the poster child for electro-pop, has achieved unrivaled popularity thanks to his upbeat anthems. Known for poppy hooks and huge drops, the Russian-German DJ creates memorable, catchy tracks with huge stars, like “Stay” with Alessia Cara, and the remix of Shawn Mendes’ “Lost in Japan.” The summer of 2018 was arguably defined by “The Middle,” the infectious track complemented perfectly by the sweet belting of Marren Morris. Following his latest release, “365” featuring Katy Perry, Zedd’s set will not be one to miss on the Coachella main stage and beyond. Catch him on the rest of his North American tour dates this summer, and see him make an appearance at Red Rocks in Colorado!
Having shared stages with iconic acts like Blink-182 and Green Day, The Interrupters are an LA-based ska punk band that doesn’t hold back on sound or attitude. Their latest LP, Fight the Good Fight, is a badass collection of unapologetic rock anthems that beg to be blasted at full volume. The album’s lead single, “She’s Kerosene,” has the throwback vibes of ‘90s ska with biting harmonies and beachy guitars. After their set at Coachella, The Interrupters will be touring around Europe and the USA. Be sure to catch them live for a high-energy show filled with fierce bangers!
There are few artists who can move a crowd like Bad Bunny. The Puerto Rican rapper began to cross over into American mainstream radio in 2018, when he hopped on Cardi B’s bilingual banger, “I Like It.” Now, having already dominated both Latin and American mainstream charts, Bad Bunny has released his first studio album, X 100PRE (a Spanish acronym for “Forever”). The album is the perfect sampling of modern Latin trap and rap, and has reached Top 40 success with the single “MIA” featuring Drake. After his appearance on the Coachella stage, Bad Bunny will continue hitting venues in the US and Europe all summer!
From impressing Pharell Williams to collaborating with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is making waves in genres across the board. Her 2016 single, “Alaska” was an instant, viral sensation, and put Rogers’s ability to mix dance, R&B, soul, and folk elements on full display. Her 2019 album release, Heard It In A Past Life is intimate at times, and radiantly dance-ready at others. As a multi-instrumentalist with a wide vocal range, the young artist has a knack for crafting poignant tracks. Check out this emotive and unique rising star at her tour stops across the United States, Europe and Australia!
Kacey Musgraves is the pop-country princess we didn’t know we needed. The singer-songwriter’s most recent album, Golden Hour is full of tracks that range from dancey bops (“High Horse”) to slow ballads (“Space Cowboy”), and recently took home the Grammy’s highest honor of Album of the Year––the first country album to do so in nearly a decade. She opened for pop star Harry Styles’ North American tour before embarking on her own worldwide “Oh What A World” Tour in October. Armed with a charming Texas twang and infectiously fun songs, Kacey will be taking on the Coachella stage before continuing on the rest of her tour in Australia, New Zealand and North America!
An accomplished flautist, unapologetic advocate of body positivity, skilled rapper, and singer, Lizzo is a vibrant musical artist with a wide array of talents. Her 2014 debut album, Lizzobangers and 2016 release, Big Grrrl, Small World have become classics, and won over fans of indie and pop alike. This year, we can’t wait to hear Lizzo’s third upcoming album, Cuz I Love You, and catch her live on her huge headlining American + European tour! Until then, check out, “Tempo,” her exciting new single with hip-hop legend, Missy Elliott.
From delicately sung pop ballads to atmospheric dance tracks, the music of Billie Eilish is dreamy, experimental, and breaking records left and right. At just seventeen years old, Billie Eilish is one of the most streamed artists of her generation, and has become the first person born after 2000 to have a No. 1 album. Press play on her new LP, WHEN WE SLEEP WHERE DO WE ALL GO?, and you’ll fall in love with its sultry and gothic elements. Catch one of Generation Z’s most prominent rising stars on her 2019 tour, which will bring her across the globe before it wraps in Vegas in September.
One of the most iconic rock bands of the ‘90s and 2000s, Weezer has continued to create and develop a modern sound for themselves. 1994’s “Buddy Holly” launched the Los Angeles-based band into stardom, and the quartet have kept releasing great music ever since. The 2000s were defined by the unapologetic angst of “Beverly Hills” and the uplifting “hip hip’s” of the beachy track, “Island in the Sun”. Weezer has put out an impressive 13 studio albums over the past fifteen years, unafraid to leap from melodic pop sounds to more rock-driven anthems. More recently, they’ve seen a ton of radio play thanks to their cover of Toto’s “Africa” and their new, self-titled album. Singles like “Can’t Knock the Hustle” and “Zombie Bastards” showcase an experimental new vibe that embraces modern rap influences along with their classic rock-pop sound. Be sure to check out the new album before the band hits a stage near you!
Way before he was known as one of indie’s most popular, goofy, and instantly recognizable singer-songwriters, Mac DeMarco was a rising star in his native Canada. With his 2012 debut album, Rock and Roll Night Club, Mac DeMarco first introduced us to his signature sliding guitar solos and choruses that echoed with psychedelic reverb. This Old Dog, DeMarco’s most recent LP, is a lively mix of echoing melodies and heartfelt lyricism. To see this esteemed songwriter perform live is truly a one-of-a-kind experience, so check him out on his North American tour, which kicks off May 7th in Sonoma, California at Gundlach Bundschu Winery!
A member of the St. Louis rap scene, Smino artfully combines the soul of R&B with futuristic, electronic funk elements to create a sound that is all his own. The rising star dropped his debut studio album blkswn in 2017, which received critical acclaim for its effortless genre-bending, and earned a spot in the Top 20 best rap albums list of 2017 by Rolling Stone. His latest album, NOIR plays home to an impressive 18 upbeat, hip-hop tracks that touch on powerful emotions without sacrificing their liveliness. NOIR is packed with jams that will pair perfectly with your summer plans, so don’t miss him live when he’s in your city.
At the spot where bubbly indie pop meets alt-electronic, A R I Z O N A combines inspired beats with rock influences, creating an irresistibly fun package. Despite their name, the band is actually firmly situated on the East Coast, with all three members hailing from New Jersey. Their debut album, Gallery, has become one of our favorites in recent years, and earned them an opening spot on Panic! at the Disco’s world tour. Their latest single, “Find Someone,” is a more understated track that still inspires inevitable head bobbing and foot tapping. Be sure to check out their latest tracks, and catch them at their Coachella set or one of their upcoming North American dates!
While the trio may have just popped up on your radar, Wallows have been playing together for over a decade. The three members––Braeden Lemasters, Cole Preston, and Dylan Minnette, the latter of whom is familiar as the lead of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why––started jamming together in a music program when they were kids growing up in LA. Their 2018 six-track EP, Spring, made waves in the alt world, due to their psychedelic, dreamy rock sound on tracks like “1980s Horror Film” and “Pictures of Girls.” Capturing the nostalgia of ‘80s synth pop and the exuberance of modern rock, Wallows are definitely ones to watch. They’ll spend the summer promoting their excellent debut LP, Nothing Happens, and hitting shows around the US and Europe.
Since landing onto the scene, Glasgow’s CHVRCHES have kicked off a new era of female-fronted electronic indie acts and become a touchstone of the genre. They’ve released three studio albums, including their latest, Love Is Dead, which displays their impressive mastery of their unique pop-meets-alternative sound. It includes a fantastic feature from The National’s Matt Berninger on “My Enemy.” Perfect for dancing with a group of friends, CHVRCHES are a can’t-miss live band. After hitting the stage in Indio, CHVRCHES will be hitting tons of other spring and summer festivals like Austin City Limits and Boston Calling, and playing their own shows in cities like Austin and Memphis.
Overnight sensation Ella Mai went from garnering buzz online to obtaining international fame in a matter of months. Her original Soundcloud uploads and Instagram covers caught the attention of producer DJ Mustard, who signed her and produced her acclaimed debut self-titled album. Her chart-dominating hit “Boo’d Up” is the perfect combination of ‘90s R&B melodies and modern beats. Since its release, the track scored two Grammy noms, and snagged the award for Best R&B Song. With a smoothly captivating voice and incredible stage presence, Mai’s upcoming Coachella set is not one to miss. She’ll be spending the rest of her summer on tour in the US and UK, so be on the lookout for when she’ll be hitting your city!
With catchy melodies accompanied by raucous, searing guitar hooks, the distinctive sound of The 1975 has earned them an international fanbase like no other. In the era following the latest British invasion (which saw groups like Arctic Monkeys and The Kooks dominate American airwaves), The 1975 are continuing indie rock’s legacy, bringing edgy, contemporary sounds to the masses. Their 2018 LP, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, further showcases their uncanny ability to mix synthesizer-backed ‘80s sounds, modern rock riffs, and melodic pop. To see what we mean, check out their new singles, “Love It If We Made It,” and “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” performed live during their world arena tour that will be hitting San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and Buffalo.