Music & Concerts

12 Concerts You Must See in 2020

From seasoned stars headlining stadiums to local artists at popular Dallas venues, you won't want to miss the musical performances slated for this year.

Angela Roe
Posted on Jan 15, 2020

The start of a new year (and decade) ushers in all kinds of resolutions for us, with most relating to personal health and wellness. But what if you made attending more concerts and live performances one of your #2020goals? There's nothing quite like the feeling of "losing yourself" in good music, and Dallas has some great offerings for music lovers this year. Whether country is your genre, or you live for "throwback" tunes, you're sure to make memories with the artists dropping into town.

  1. Celine Dion: Courage World Tour (Feb. 3) – Fresh off her Vegas residency, prolific artist and Canadian Celine Dion will be at the American Airlines Center (AAC) performing hits from "Courage," Dion's first English album in six years. Her voice is timeless and the woman doesn't age; see it for yourself in Dallas. Get tickets here
  2. Dashboard Confessional: 20 Year Celebration (Feb. 4) – 90s babies will be transported right back to their moody adolescent memories at this milestone show. See Chris Carrabba croon "Screaming Infidelities," among other tunes, at House of Blues Dallas. Get tickets here
  3. Eagles (Feb. 29 & March 1) – Fans of the Eagles' iconic "Hotel California" album should pencil in the 2020 tour stop, where Don Henley and the gang (including Vince Gill) will play every track on the album from beginning to end. They'll also perform greatest hits alongside an orchestra and choir. Act fast before the affordable tickets are gone. Buy tickets here
  4. Revolution: The Music of The Beatles, A Symphonic Experience (May 1-3) – There are three opportunities to see this fresh take on the band's "Abbey Road" record. Delivered by our own Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the show features all-new arrangements of the Beatles songs we love most. Get tickets here
  5. BTS (May 9 & 10) - The global South Korean boy band will return to the U.S. for their Map of the Soul Tour. This will be their biggest North American tour ever and the Dallas stop will be at Cotton Bowl Stadium. Get tickets here.  
  6. Dan + Shay (March 21) – You can't deny the easy listening quality of this duo from Nashville, who'll be at AAC with The Band Camino and Ingrid Andress this spring. Hopefully, concert goers will get to sing along to "Tequila" and "10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay's recent mashup with Justin Bieber. Get tickets here
  7. The Lumineers (May 16) – Grab lawn seating to take in the folky melodies of The Lumineers. Made famous by their song, "Ho Hey," the band's sound has evolved a bit over the years. Still, there's no doubt that their latest release, "III," needs to be heard live at Dos Equis Pavilion. Get tickets here.
  8. Elton John (June 27) – Sir Elton John is stopping at AAC for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. With a recent book and film release, John is more relevant than ever and his performance will be unforgettable. Pop into Happiest Hour for pre-show drinks. Get tickets here.
  9. Harry Styles (Aug. 13) – Be prepared for lots of screams from teenage girls at the former One Direction member's Love On Tour. AAC will host the British artist who sings "Sign of the Times" and "Adore You." Get tickets here.
  10. Journey (Aug. 30) – Experience a throwback moment by jamming to "Don't Stop Believin'" at the Dos Equis Pavilion. The Pretenders will open for the legendary rock band. Get tickets here.
  11. The Prince Experience (Sept. 10) – It's not too early to plan for the fall! Enjoy an evening at the Dallas Arboretum's gardens as part of the Cool Thursdays Concert Series. The Prince tribute band featuring the incredible Gabriel Sanchez is authentic and entertaining, plus you get the Arboretum as a gorgeous backdrop. More information is here.
  12. The Polyphonic Spree (Dec. 19) – Celebrate the season with The Spree's 2020 annual Holiday Extravaganza. You could savor a steak at Dallas Chop House before taking in the symphonic sounds of the band, headlining the Majestic Theater. Get tickets here.

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