Justin Bieber, Logic, Vance Joy are just a few artists en route to Cbus
By ELLISE SHAFER, ‘17
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known under his stage name Logic, emerged from the streets of Maryland and has since become one of rap’s biggest stars. His first single “Under Pressure” reached number 20 on the United States R&B/Hip Hop charts. Touring his sophomore album The Incredible True Story, Logic will be at Newport Music Hall on March 5 supported by fellow rapper Dizzy Wright. Tickets are going fast and growing in expense, so lock them down now.
Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy of last summer’s “Riptide” fame is heading overseas next month for “The Fire and the Flood” tour. Having surely acquired more fans after opening for Taylor Swift on parts of her “1989” tour, he will be playing at Express! Live— a significantly larger venue compared to the last time he was in Columbus solo in November 2014. Tickets are $27.50, and opening acts include folk band Blind Pilot and Jamie Lawson, the first artist to be signed to Ed Sheeran’s label, Gingerbread Man Records.
Ever since he first stepped onto the music scene in 2008, Justin Bieber has been a cultural phenomenon. After recently reinventing himself in preparation for his new album Purpose, Justin Bieber is about to set off on a world tour. But, don’t expect the audience to be all middle school fangirls— Bieber has returned with a more mature sound that has opened him up to an equally mature audience. However, if you’re looking to reminisce about the old Bieber, this won’t be that kind of show. Bieber has named his tour after his new album, so chances are that will be the focus. At the Schott, tickets range from $50.50-$116 depending on seat location.
British indie band The 1975 have recently emerged from the underground music scene and skyrocketed in the charts. After faking their own breakup last year, the band consisting of Matthew Healey, Adam Hann, George Daniel, and Ross MacDonald are set to release new album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It on Feb. 26. Their first single from the album, “Love Me”, reached number seven in the U.S. Rock charts, and their recent tour resulted in a sold out Dec. 7 show at Express! Live (previously LC Pavillion). For those who missed that concert— or just want to see them again— The 1975 will be back at Express! Live on May 22 with opening band The Japanese House. Tickets are $37, but get them fast, because this show will sell out.