It’s hard to believe summer is nearing an end, and the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards are back yet again to remind us of the music we’ve enjoyed the most this year.
As much as these talents shine on camera, they’re just as enjoyable and electric when you get to see them live. Luckily, some of the most noteworthy nominees are currently on tour, and we’re here to tell you where you can still catch them near you.
Tune in on Monday, August 20th at 8pm EST to see if your favorite takes home a Moonperson!
Bruno Mars is also nominated for Artist of the Year and more categories on the heels of “Finesse” featuring Cardi B! Catch Bruno on his 24K Magic World Tour in cities like Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Dallas, Honolulu, and more.
The Carters are also nominated for Best Collaboration and many, many more with “APES**T.” See the iconic husband and wife duo in person in cities around the country including Nashville, Atlanta, San Diego, and Seattle.
Shawn Mendes is also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Direction for his video for “In My Blood.” You can see him in his current tour all over the world in cities including Portland, Denver, Sacramento, and New York.
This year, Childish Gambino is also nominated for Video with a Message and even more categories with his cultural breakthrough, “This is America.” He will be making stops on his tour in cities including New York, Dallas, Chicago, and San Jose.
Drake is also nominated for Video of the Year and more with “God’s Plan.” Touring with him this year for an extensive run is Migos who are nominated for Best Hip Hop video for “Walk It, Talk It” which also features Drake.
Panic! At The Disco is nominated for Best Rock Video for “Say Amen.” Albany, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Milwaukee, and more: is the Pray for the Wicked Tour coming to you in 2019?
Ed Sheeran is also nominated for Best Pop and Best Direction for hit “Perfect.” He is making stops on his 2018 North American Stadium Tour in St. Louis, Toronto, New Orleans (on Halloween!), Minneapolis, and more.
J. Cole is also nominated for Best Art Direction with his video for “ATM.” You can catch him on the KOD Tour in cities like Anaheim, Salt Lake City, Birmingham, and Columbus!
After the VMAs, Nicki can be seen on tour with Future in places like Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, Raleigh, Newark, Dallas – and even Philly’s Made in America Festival!
J Balvin and his video for “Mi Gente” are nominated for Best Latin video, but this will definitely be known as the year he reshaped the mainstream. You can catch him on tour in Las Vegas, Milwaukee, Boston, Kansas City, Greensboro, and more!
Leon Bridges and DeJ Loaf’s collaborative single “Liberated” is nominated for Video with a Message, while the rest of Leon’s latest album continues to soundtrack 2018. You can see Leon Bridges on his Good Thing Tour all over the U.S., including in Raleigh, Phoenix, San Diego, Nashville, and Chicago!
JT is also nominated for Best Direction with his video for “Say Something.” His Man Of The Woods Tour continues throughout the year in Lexington, Saint Paul, Chicago, Phoenix, Portland, and more.
The dramatic video for “Wait” by Maroon 5 is nominated for Best Visual Effects this year. Catch them in Indianapolis, Louisville, Boston, Detroit, and other cities across North America on the Red Pill Blues Tour.