Lil Nas X to go on his first tour starting this September

Lil Nas X exploded onto the music scene in 2019 and was ubiquitous for a while there, making headline after headline and hit after hit. His EP, 7, was nominated for a Grammy in 2020 and he released his debut studio album, Montero, in fall 2021. And he did some seriously inspired promo for the album and its singles.

After stepping back (or at least not posting on IG) for a few months, Lil Nas X just made an exciting announcement. He’ll be heading out on his first ever headliner, the Long Live Montero tour, in September. The 20-date tour starts out in the U.S. and Canada before heading to Europe and the U.K.

Lil Nas X is gearing up for his first headlining tour as the 20-date Long Live Montero North American and European trek kicks off at Detroit’s The Fillmore on Sept. 6.

With stops in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and more, the tour will span through November where Lil Nas X will perform shows in Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Paris, among others, before wrapping in Barcelona, Spain on November 17.

General sale for the North American leg of the tour will begin on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. local time. On-sale for European dates begins Friday, May 6th at the same time. A pre-sale via Cash App will start April 27 at 10 a.m. ET and wrap April 28 at 10 p.m. ET.

Lil Nas X shared Montero in September 2021 featuring the controversy-stirring singles “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” and “Industry Baby” featuring Jack Harlow. Always one to embrace the squabbling, Lil Nas X brought a literal chorus of haters when he performed both tracks, and “Dead Right,” as part of a medley at the 2022 Grammy Awards.

While Lil Nas X will be touring in support of Montero this year, back in March he appeared to tease an imminent follow-up after he returned to Twitter following a three-month absence. Nas X described the hiatus as “maternity leave,” and in the midst of a characteristically wild posting spree shared screenshots of two songs, “Late to the Party” featuring Youngboy, and “Down Souf Hoes,” featuring Saucy Santana,” and asked fans which song they wanted first. When asked if the tracks were going to appear on a deluxe edition of Montero, Lil Nas X said that he’s “close to finished” on a new album.

[From Rolling Stone]

I was a little surprised to read it was his first tour because it seems like he has been around for longer, but he only just released his first album and the past two years were not exactly conducive to touring. If Lil Nas X’s past live performances are any indication, this tour is going to be fantastic. He puts so much effort into the set, staging, costumes, and choreography for short VMA and BET and Grammy performances, so I expect he will go all out for his own very first tour. His videos have really cool and interesting concepts that he may carry over. (That hot locker room scene from the “That’s What I Want” video may not work well on stage, but one can hope). Lil Nas X is a fantastic and compelling performer and just a really great dancer. There will definitely be some good dance breaks! One of my friends and I just planned to get tickets to this. I’m super excited to see him perform live and think it will be really special.

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  1. Dandun says:

    Ah i wish he was coming to Ireland! id say he puts on an amazing show and i would love to go.

  2. Gutterflower says:

    Industry Baby and TWIRW are my treadmill jams. I would love to see him!

  3. Slippers4life says:

    TORONTO!!!! Yes!!! Can’t wait!

  4. Trina says:

    Definitely getting tickets!

  5. Runaway says:

    This guy is goals for me. how to do living your life your way outloud and proud. I hope he is as happy as he seems. He is influencing so many queer kids coming up behind behind him just as I’m sure Lady Gaga really influenced him Not that I’m saying gaga is queer at all, but as a queer person myself I know how much influence she’s had on the queer culture in the last decade

    • Otaku fairy says:

      I think he has listed Lil Nas X has listed Doja Cat, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Megan thee Stallion, and Drake as some of the artists who have inspired him. He’s mentioned others too. I like how sweet and respectful he is in acknowledging the experiences female artists have had with their sexuality and society’s anger over it while discussing his experiences with that as well.

  6. Coco says:

    This tour definitely seems like it’s going to be worth every bit of money the tickets cost.

  7. ktate says:

    My 6 year old sings Old Town Road EVERYDAY the whole time she’s doing her homework! She won’t be able to go to this concert but I’m sure buying my 17 year old tickets!

    • trillion says:

      My husband and I are DEF getting tickets and we were shocked when our 14 yr old son (who is a massive music fan and has already been to dozens of shows-mostly rap) expressed disinterest. Like, FINALLY a show that we thought we might enjoy as well-as opposed to hanging in the back and repeatedly explaining to kids that no, we don’t work at the venue. To him, Old Town Road is sooooooo 6th grade. But I’m super excited!

  8. Louise177 says:

    It seems surprising that this is his first tour since it seems like Nas has been around forever. But I guess Covid has made time seem longer.

  9. Otaku fairy says:

    He’s got to be one of the best dressed men in Hollywood right now. Normally male public figures are very boring when it comes to fashion.

  10. Twin Falls says:

    I hope it’s a huge success for him.

  11. JFerber says:

    I LOVE his song “Someone to Love Me” (I think that’s the title). He is the real deal. And I hope he has very tight security on his tour since homophobia is real and it is toxic. Love him FOREVER.