Note: Updated Jan. 17, 2019
New concert announcements are coming in almost faster than fans can keep up. Hootie and the Blowfish are on tour -- together -- for the first time in more than a decade. And Adam Lambert and Queen are on their own bill later in the year.
Here is a list of major concerts coming to D-FW in 2019 (we'll update as more come in).
Note that some ticket prices will fluctuate as the market demands. Happy New Year!
Winner (Jan. 22)
This K-pop quartet went from zero to superstardom in the time it takes to play one of their infectious songs. It's the group's first time touring North America. Their debut album, 2014 S/S, topped the World Albums chart. This tour supports Everyd4y, which was released in April.
The Winner Everywhere Tour at 8 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd, Irving. $69.50-$129.50. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Toni Braxton (Jan. 26)
Toni Braxton made headlines in 2018 for her high-profile engagement to rapper Birdman, but we're hoping you didn't miss the release of her ninth studio album, Sex and Cigarettes, which showcases the R&B icon doing what she does best: sultry sounds to match the equally as seductive lyrics.
With SWV on the As Long As I Live Tour at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $54.50 and $79.50. livenation.com. Doors open at 5:30.
Justin Timberlake (Jan. 24)
2018 was all about Justin Timberlake, who performed during the Super Bowl halftime show and already toured in support of his latest album, Man of the Woods. Last time JT came through Dallas, he took shots on stage with Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki and appeased fans with selections from many eras of his hits.
7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $49.50-$925. ticketmaster.com.
Disturbed (Jan. 26)
On its newest single, "Are You Ready," hard rock band Disturbed implores fans to "get up, get up... take those mental shackles off your mind, and throw them away." We suggest you follow those instructions and prepare to rock out when the band comes to Dallas in support of its fresh album, Evolution.
With Three Days Grace at 7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $49-$95. ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 6:30.
Marc Anthony (Feb. 14)
It's been six years since Marc Anthony released an album, but the couple of fiery singles he dropped in 2018 prove the Latin music icon is as relevant as ever. "Está Rico" is a sexy salsa collaboration with Will Smith and Puerto Rican trap sensation Bad Bunny, while "Adicto," featuring Prince Royce, dives head first into bachata.
The Legacy Tour at 8 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $66-$186. ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 7.
Willie Nelson and Family (Feb. 16)
Music has almost always been a family affair with Willie Nelson. Early on, he made music with friends who were like brothers. And the beat goes on with Sister Bobbie and sons Lukas and Mikah. And he's making history, even at the age of 85; Nelson was the first country musician to receive the revered Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress for his contributions to popular music. He should get an award for his contributions to pop culture, too. He founded Farm Aid, which he still headlines; has written well-received books; and continues to make impactful and relevant music with his latest, Last Man Standing and My Way, both out in 2018.
At 8 p.m. at the Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., Dallas. $65-$139.75. ticketfly.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie (Feb. 21)
Bronx native A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 23, has made waves in hip-hop with his slick vocals, and trap rhymes and rhythms. He headlines the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour on the heels of dual albums releases in 2018: Hoodies SZN and The International Artist.
With Don Q and Trap Manny. 8 p.m. at House of Blues, Lamar St., Dallas. $27.50 and up. livenation.com.
Meek Mill (Feb. 22)
The rapper's name has become synonymous with sentencing reform stemming from his activism before and after his stint in prison for violating probation in 2014. It's also become synonymous for so-called rap "beefs" (see Drake, The Game, 50 Cent and even some government officials). No matter, he's still an MC worth listening to.
The Motivation Tour at 8 p.m. at South Side Ball Room, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $59.50 (includes Tidal access) and $63 (includes Tidal access and album "Championships"). livenation.com.
Brett Eldredge (Feb. 22)
He comes from the home of blues and gospel music, cousins to his genre of choice. But Eldredge has managed to merge all the playfulness of one with the sometimes gravitas of the other to form a sound that's completely his. Perhaps that explains his rapid ascent to the top of the country heap, where a good hip shake and a winning smile come a dime a dozen. Either way, he's there and with the release of his last album (self-titled, mind you), he's not going back.
At 8 p.m. at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., Dallas. $42.75-$150. ticketfly.com. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Muse (Feb. 24)
UK electro-rock band Muse released its new album, Simulation Theory, in November, offering longtime fans the same dramatic sounds they've come to love since its founding in the 1990s. Suggested listening: The Daft Punk-inspired "Dark Side" and the melodic, synth-soaked "Something Human."
7:30 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $44.50-$404. ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 6.
Mariah Carey (Feb. 27)
If all you wanted for Christmas was to see Mariah Carey in concert, you're in luck. The pop singer is touring in support of her new album, Caution, her first since 2014.
8 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. $64.95-$282. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Kelly Clarkson (Feb. 28)
Burleson native Kelly Clarkson spent much of 2018 mentoring young vocalists as a judge on The Voice, but she'll hit the road and showcase her own talents on her Meaning of Life Tour, which is named for her most recent release.
With Brynn Cartelli at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $39-$404. ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Julio Iglesias (March 2)
He's still a thrill after all these years, 50 if you're counting like he is as he embarks on this anniversary tour. Along the way, he's become the best-selling Latino artist and one of the top-selling artists, period. He's still adding to the accolades; in December, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Recording Academy. And if his legacy wasn't assured already, it's in good hands with his son Enrique Iglesias burning up stages worldwide.
The 50th Anniversary Tour at 8 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas, Irving. $29.95-$300. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
TobyMac (March 16 and 17)
TobyMac plans to hit 37 stops with a group of friends on the "HITSDEEP Tour." His latest effort, The Elements, is his first release in three years. Expect singing and rapping along to "Everything." Christian hip-hop has led him to seven Grammys. And it's led many fans to his concerts, thus the two-night stay in Grand Prairie.
With Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We Are Messengers and Aaron Cole at 7 p.m. at The Theatre, 1001 Performance Place, Grand Prairie. $18-$89.75. AXS.com
Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers (March 17)
Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of punk band Against Me!, released her first album with side project the Devouring Mothers in November. The tunes from Bought to Rot aren't what you might typically expect from Against Me! -- and that's on purpose. "No one can comparatively be disappointed because it's not like the last record or the record before that, or the record before that," Grace told Rolling Stone earlier in the year. "Having that blank slate was really liberating."
With Mercy Union and Control Top. 8 p.m. at the Kessler Theater, 1230 W. Davis, Dallas. $24-$192. thekessler.org.
The Beach Boys (March 20)
Oh, wouldn't it be nice to see one of the 20th century's most iconic rock bands in the flesh? The Beach Boys touring ensemble includes original members, such as vocalist Mike Love, and plays many of the easy, breezy California classics.
7:30 p.m. at Majestic Theatre, 1925 Elm St., Dallas. $49.75-$109.75 (includes a bundled album). axs.com.
Ella Mai (March 26)
If you listen to terrestrial radio even the tiniest bit, you've heard the R&B stylings of rising star Ella Mai. That's her singing the omnipresent "Boo'd Up" and "Trip." The British singer broke out quickly thanks to an unmistakable tone; her eponymous album with guests John Legend, H.E.R. and Chris Brown debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart.
The Debut Tour at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. Sold out. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Buddy Guy (March 27)
The blues singer and guitarist gets mentioned whenever the greats come up; heck, B.B. King and Eric Clapton inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His influence is felt throughout rock, pop and blues with acolytes such as Clapton, Keith Richards and John Mayer. At 82 years old, he's still touring and rules over his own Chicago blues club with no signs of slowing down.
With Jimmie Vaughan at 8 p.m. at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $39.50-$197.50. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Hozier (March 29)
The singer-songwriter from Ireland comes back to North America on a 26-date tour leading up to the release of his second album, Wasteland, Baby. It's been a minute since his first long-form release, which contained the haunting, oft-covered and critically acclaimed "Take Me to Church." More recently, he released an EP called Nina Cried Power, with a guest appearance from Mavis Staples on the title track. Texans get three times the Hozier as he'll stop in Dallas, Houston and Austin.
With Jade Bird at 8 p.m. at South Side Ballroom, 1135 S. Lamar St., Dallas. $45. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Indigo Girls (April 12)
Singer-songwriters Amy Ray and Emily Saliers met in elementary school in Georgia and when they decided to make music professionally together, their self-titled debut album won over fans and the Recording Academy alike. One Grammy, more than a dozen albums and more shows than you count later, the iconic band is still touring and harmonizing change and revolution to sold-out houses across the country.
At 8 p.m. at House of Blues, 2200 N. Lamar St., Dallas. $59.50 and $172.50. livenation.com. Doors open at 7.
Brandi Carlile (April 16)
If you didn't know, now you know: Brandi Carlile became the Grammys' most nominated woman with six nominations for 2019, further certifying that she is a folk-rock legend in her own time. Her clear voice rings out again on By the Way, I Forgive You, making it clear as day why it's in the running for album of the year. She'll be coming through Dallas while co-headlining the Old Settler's Music Festival in Tilmon, Texas, on April 11-14.
8 p.m. at The Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., Dallas. $49.75-$129.75. ticketfly.com. Doors open at 7.
Maren Morris (April 19)
This Arlington native left North Texas to establish herself in Nashville's country music scene. And she did it in a big way with accolades and nominations from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, and the Grammys. Morris returns home on a world tour in support of her newest single, "Girl," which drops at 4 p.m. on Jan. 17. We're hopeful she'll play other new tunes, too.
At 8 p.m. at the Bomb Factory, 2713 Canton St., Dallas. $37.50-199. ticketfly.com.
Hillsong United (April 29-30)
Hillsong United changed the way people worship in a way that was felt all across the world. The worship band was formed as part of the youth ministry at Hillsong Church in Australia. In turn, it helped praise and worship become an experience that is more akin to that of a rock concert. Awards follow the band leaders around as they constantly tour, including top Christian artist at the Billboard Music Awards in 2016.
With Amanda Lindsey Cook and Mack Brock on the USA Tour 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, Irving. $27.50-$250. livenation.com. Doors open at 6:30.
Slayer (May 8)
There it is, right there in the name. Slayer Final World Tour will touch down in Irving this May. It's the fifth leg of their farewell romp around the world.
With Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse at the Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas, Irving. $49.50-$199. livenation.com.
KaaBoo Texas (May 10-12)
This music festival comes to North Texas by way of Del Mar, Calif., where it started in 2015. Organizers partnered with the Dallas Cowboys to bring what's billed as a luxury music, comedy and culinary "experience" to from the beach to the landlocked AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Stages for artists and cooking demonstrations and VIP amenities, such as a Las Vegas-style pool, will be set up inside and in the parking lots surrounding the football stadium. The lineup for this three-day event includes English rock idol Sting, pop-rockers the Killers and the guy America has to thank for "Bawitdaba" Kid Rock. See the full list of acts here.
At AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way, Arlington. $259 for three-day general admission and up. kaabootexas.com.
New Kids on the Block (May 17)
You say you want an '80s and '90s party? Well, your wish is their command. NKOTB is back on tour, and this time, and you knew this was coming, they have the right stuff. And by that, we mean seminal party starters Salt-N-Pepa (and Dallas resident, DJ Spinderella) and Naughty by Nature with a dash of throwback beef from Tiffany and Debbie Gibson. Pull out your neon and your scrunchies; this will be a happy night.
With Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty by Nature on the Mixtape Tour 2019 at 8 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $29.95-$278. ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 6:30.
Ariana Grande (May 21)
Ariana Grande is stepping into 2019 with her ponytail held high. After a tumultuous couple of years that included a bombing at one of her concerts, ex-boyfriend rapper Mac Miller's suicide, a called-off engagement to comedian Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live) and the subject of inappropriate touching at idol Aretha Franklin's funeral, Grande came out and up swinging with "Thank U, Next." The tiny young woman with a big, old voice is a successful actress and singer. What's next? This tour.
Kirk Franklin's Exodus Festival (May 26)
Gospel icon Kirk Franklin is throwing a party to celebrate the music genre via the inaugural Exodus Music and Arts Festival. Franklin will headline the event with support from Fred Hammond, the Clark Sisters, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and more.
At 5 p.m. at Toyota Music Factory, 300 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving. ticketmaster.com.
Judas Priest (May 31)
Heavy metal heavyweight band Judas Priest is back in a big way with its latest album, Firepower. The band will hit the road in the spring and run through 32 tour dates into the summer, ending June 29 in Las Vegas.
Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band (June 8)
GuideLive editor Sarah Blaskovich writes that "the concert will be part of Buffett's Son Of A Son Of A Sailor tour, so named for his late-'70s song that embodies the beach life that Buffett has turned not only into a singing career but also a casino brand (Margaritaville) and a beer (Landshark Lager), among many other business ventures."
8 p.m. at Dos Equis Pavilion, 3839 Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. Tickets go on sale Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. live nation.com.
Paul McCartney (June 14)
The legendary Beatle will be the first performer to take the stage at Globe Life Park in Arlington, as the field prepares to surrender the title as home of the Texas Rangers. (The new Globe Life Field in Arlington is slated to open in 2020.) McCartney brings his Freshen Up Tour to town with a mix of new materials and classics that fans across generations will love.
8 p.m. at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. $584.50-$1,600. livenation.com.
Hootie and the Blowfish (June 15)
Darius Rucker is a man of many talents. He conquered the charts as a country artist after capturing true love from fans as a pop artist as the frontman of Hootie and the Blowfish. Now, he's back to his roots, so to speak, as the band goes on its first tour together in more than a decade. Along with the announcement of the tour came news that the band had signed a new record deal in Nashville and that new music would be coming in 2019. When they come back, they really come back.
With Barenaked Ladies on the Group Therapy Tour at 7:30 p.m. at Dos Equis Pavilion, S. Fitzhugh, Dallas. $22.25-$149.50. ticketmaster.com.
Hugh Jackman (June 19)
When you see Hugh Jackman in the iconic role of Wolverine in X-Men, it's easy to forget that he's a song-and-dance man. But his career following that breakout role has cemented just that for those fans of the non-comic book variety, with a Golden Globe-winning role in Les Miserables, award-winning work on Broadway in The Boy From Oz and sing-alongs of The Greatest Showman. He's putting that to the test with the grueling work of a tour featuring songs from those shows and more. "A dream come true," he told the hosts of Today.
The Man. The Music. The Show will be at 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $24.50-$1,350.48. Doors open at 5:30. Ticketmaster.
Dead and Company (July 2)
Since 2015, Deadheads young and old have been able to experience the music of the Grateful Dead in a live setting, thanks to several original members who banded together to take the tunes on the road. Dead and Company features guitarist Bob Weir, percussionist Mickey Hart and drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the original Dead lineup, plus singer-guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The group made its first appearance in Dallas in December 2017, when it played a set of greatest hits, though they've been known to dig up deep cuts on other tour stops.
At 7 p.m. at Dos Equis Pavilion, 3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas. $49.50-$400. livenation.com.
Queen + Adam Lambert (July 23)
The movie Bohemian Rhapsody has sparked interest in frontman Freddie Mercury and all things having to do with Queen itself. The band's music is back on the charts. They have constantly toured since 2015 and will come back to North America next year. Queen now features original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor with new lead singer Adam Lambert, who set fire to American Idol during his time on the reality TV singing competition show.
At 8 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. ticketmaster.com.
Billy Joel (Oct. 12)
Arlington is thousands of miles form the Big Apple, but it will be in that New York State of Mind when the Piano Man comes to town. Joel will play what's billed as Globe Life Park's final concert before the baseball stadium bows out as the home of the Texas Rangers. It will be his first local concert since 2015.
At 8 p.m. at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington. $54.50-$1,055. ticketmaster.com.
Marco Antonio Solis (Oct. 13)
The worldwide superstar released a new album that consisted of some old hits redone: MAS De Mis Recuerdos. Nevertheless, he persists with his new tour, Y La Historia Continua, which is another leg of a tour that started in 2017.
At 7 p.m. at American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave., Dallas. $69-$199. ticketmaster.com.
George Strait (Nov. 22)
The King of Country rides to town to christen a new venue in Fort Worth this fall. The Dickie's Arena will make its debut to the tune of "All My Exes," "Amarillo By Morning" and others. You don't want to miss it -- that is, if you can afford the exorbitantly-priced tickets.
8 p.m. at Dickie's Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. $454-$2,871. ticketmaster.com.