The must-see concerts are coming to Dallas-Fort Worth in 2023

Last updated March 2

It’s a new year and with it comes an embarrassment of riches when it comes to live shows in the area. Here’s our ever-growing tally of the shows (so far) on North Texas’ to-do list.


Courtesy of Carrie Underwood

March starts with Muse’s The will of the people tour of Dickies Arena and Carrie Underwood’s Denim and rhinestones tour that hits the American Airlines Center, and ends with Taylor Swift, who will play three dates at AT&T Stadium from March 31st to April 2nd. Nineties metal band Queensryche will play the House of Blues, The Killers will play the Choctaw Grand Theater in Durant, Oklahoma, and Reverend Horton Heat will visit Trees. The Longhorn Ballroom opens for the first time in years with Asleep at the Wheel and then the Old Crow Medicine Show on stage. The first week of March will also feature the Fort Worth Music Festival, which will feature daily lineups of acts that include Radney Foster, Michael Martin Murphey, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Roger Creager and more. Also check out: Mavis Staples, SZA, John Mellancamp, Taylor Tomlinson, Epik High, Silversun Pickups, Buddy Guy, Hayes Carll, Boogie T, Drive By Truckers, Theory of a Dead Man, Guster, Ben Rector, Elle King, Joan Osborne , Luke Combs and Stray Kids.

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Two big acts to buy tickets for in April include the double bill of Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks at AT&T Stadium and Lyle Lovett, who will take the stage at the Majestic Theater for two nights. Local Maren Morris will take the stage at the Choctaw Grand Theatre, and you’ll also have a chance to relive your lost youth when the triple bill of New Edition, Keith Sweat and Guy hits Dickies Arena. The Longhorn Ballroom will host the legendary Emmylou Harris. Also check out: Kenny Loggins, Key Glock, Blue October, Tab Benoit, Dawes, Styx, Jo Dee Messina, Keshi, Tyler Childers, Jamie Cullum, Seal, Craig Robinson, Morgan Wade and Lucero and Hardy.

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Picture closing out the spring with a lineup of acts that includes Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA, who will take the stage at the American Airlines Center in May. Legendary rock guitarist Santana will visit Dos Equis Pavilion, and husband-and-wife team David Foster and Katharine McPhee will play the Majestic Theatre. Also check out: Brooks & Dunn, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, YungBlud, Reckless Kelly and They Might Be Giants.


Courtesy of Janet Jackson

You and your friends are going to want to find your Janet Jackson tickets. Summer’s highest priority. Mrs. Jackson’s opener will be Ludacris, and she’s promising new music for the Together Again tour, which hits Dos Equis Pavilion in June. Still nostalgic? Duran Duran will hit the AAC and Weezer will be at the Toyota Music Factory this month as well. Grand Prairie’s Texas Trust Credit Union Theater will host Re:SET, a three-day bill that includes Steve Lacy, Boygenius, Foushee, LCD Soundsystem and more. Also worth checking out: Lady A, Walker Hayes, Matchbox Twenty, Big Time Rush, Bryan Adams, Fall Out Boy, Lainey Wilson (who will play two shows at the Choctaw Grand Theatre).

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Blink-182 will hit the road this summer, and will make a stop at the American Airlines Center in July. Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson will be at Irving’s Toyota Music Factory, and Paramore and ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd will be on the Dickies Arena stage (though not all at the same time). Shania Twain will also bring her Queen of Me tour to Dos Equis Pavilion. Your kids will be excited to learn that Dude Perfect will be taking over Dickies Arena at the end of July as well.

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August (so far) features “What’s Your Country Song” singer Thomas Rhett making stops at the American Airlines Center, JVKE at Southside Ballroom, Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper at Dos Equis Pavilion, and Foreigner at Dos Equis Pavilion.


Courtesy P!nk

The fall calendar will start to fill out over the next few months, but so far we’ve got a pretty healthy lineup of Beyonce at AT&T Stadium, Madonna and Mana at American Airlines Center, Arctic Monkeys at Dickies Arena, P!nk at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Depeche Mode at American Airlines Center, Jelly Roll and Three Six Mafia at Dos Equis Pavillion, a Pantera reunion at AT&T Stadium, another visit from Shania Twain (this time at Dickies), Metallica at AT&T Stadium, Pentatonix at Dos Equis Pavilion, Jason Aldean at Dickies Arena, and R&B singer Anita Baker at the American Airlines Center.


Bethany Erickson

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Bethany Erickson is a senior digital editor for D Magazine. She has written about real estate, education policy, the stock market and crime throughout her career, and sometimes all at the same time. She hates lima beans and 5 a.m. and takes SAT practice tests for fun.

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