Villiers’ 2017 music tour predictions

From Sam Smith to Taylor Swift, some of the biggest names in music have taken time out this year. So who will be making headlines in 2017?

Sam Smith set the world alight with his inaugural In the Lonely Hour tour but has been notably absent since. Could next year herald a new album and another world-beating tour?

Another UK star to hit pause in 2016 is Ed Sheeran. Rumour has it he’s been away writing new material – he’ll no doubt want to show it off in the new year.

Sheeran’s good friend Taylor Swift has also been quiet of late, with more attention focused on her rollercoaster love life than her music. But with sales of the ‘1989’ album topping a million and a tour that sold out world-wide, the Swifties army will soon be clamouring to see her live.

Justin Timberlake hasn’t toured since 2013 when the 20/20 Experience World Tour took him across the globe. The release of his latest single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ and a performance at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest sparked speculation that he’s gearing up for a comeback.

Take That, the UK’s original boy-turned-man-band, are celebrating their 25th anniversary – and what better way to mark it than by hitting the road? Their recent collaboration with Sigma made waves in the charts…could a reunion with a certain Mr. Williams be on the cards too?

Bruno Mars hit headlines in February thanks to his stellar performance in the Superbowl Half Time Show – but he hasn’t toured since 2014. Mars is definitely one to watch in the months ahead.

A headline appearance at Newport Folk Festival put Roger Waters back in the news for all the right reasons. Fans are unlikely to see another tour on the same mammoth scale as The Wall, but there’s plenty more to come from the ex-Pink Floyd bassist.

Garth Brooks has spent the year performing across his native US. UK fans will be hoping to catch the mega-watt country star on this side of the Atlantic in 2017.

Pink’s latest release coincided with her first foray into film – her single Just Like Fire is the stand-out track from the new Alice Through the Looking Glass epic. Could it be the first release from a new album?

Despite performing in Sweden, Germany and Turkey this year, Morrissey has teased UK fans with just one gig, to be played in Manchester come August. Will everyone’s favourite misanthrope embark on a home tour when the new year gets into swing?

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