This year’s Billboard Music Awards is shaping up to be pretty damn epic—Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nick Jonas, Demi Lovato, and Pink are just some of the superstar performers slated to set the stage ablaze on May 22 at 8e|5p on ABC. They’ll be in good company—hosts Ludacris and Ciara are next-level performers in their own right, and they’re sure to keep the energy on 10 as they honor the year’s top artists (we’re hoping CiCi busts out some of her insane dance moves between awards).
Many of this year’s performers also happen to be on tour—get a taste of what they’ve got in store as they rock the awards stage, and grab tickets to see them do their thing at a venue near you.
Brit Brit will receive this year’s Billboard Millennium Award—an honor given each year to iconic influencers and game-changers. It’s a huge deal, and she’ll accept it in style after performing a medley of her biggest hits. Want more? Oops, she’ll do it again (and again, and again) at her ongoing Vegas residency spectacular Piece of Me, which runs through December 2017 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
From boy band heartthrob to solo pop powerhouse, Nick Jonas has proven he’s got the chops to back up his swoon-worthy good looks. He’ll get “Close” with Swedish songstress Tove Lo at this year’s awards when they perform their sultry hit together, and he’ll continue to light up the stage this summer alongside fellow former Disney star Demi Lovato on the 2016 Honda Civic Tour.
Swedish pop princess Tove Lo has become a household name in her native country, and stateside fans are catching on in a major way thanks to her hit collab with Nick Jonas “Close”. She’ll strut her stuff alongside Jonas as they perform the jam at this year’s ceremony, and fans can see her full show this fall as she hits the road on tour with Maroon 5.
The Biebs is nominated in just about every category you can think of this year (Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Male Artist, Top Social Media Artist, and many more), so it’s only fitting that he’ll perform a medley of his red-hot hits at the ceremony. After the show he’ll continue his all-out pop blitz on his acclaimed Purpose World Tour, which kicked off in March and runs through the fall.
The outspoken Top Social Media Artist nominee put it all out there last year with her raw, uncompromising fifth LP Confident, and she embodies the album’s title flawlessly every time she rocks the stage. Don’t miss her performance at the awards, and get “Cool for the Summer” with Demi on the 2016 Honda Civic Tour.
We’re kind of freaking out—this year’s show features performances by not one but two Jonas Brothers. Nick’s solo career is on fire, and Joe has been generating serious heat of his own with his band DNCE. After the group’s awards show performance, fans can keep the DNCE party going at one of their upcoming tour dates with Selena Gomez.
The fresh-faced Canadian pop sensation broke through in 2015 with his emotional single “Stitches”, and we can’t wait to see him wear his heart on his sleeve at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. Fans can get more Mendes this summer when he hits the road on a North American headlining tour.
It’s been 35 glorious years since The Go-Go’s first got going with their era-defining 1981 hit “We Got the Beat”, and they’re celebrating this year with a bittersweet farewell tour. Fans can get a preview of their fearless live performance style when they rock the Billboard Music Awards stage on May 22—don’t miss these new wave icons before their lips are sealed when they retire from touring.
From Adele to Zac Brown Band, tons of the hottest BBMA performers and nominees are on tour in 2016. See all the artists on tour now, get tickets for your faves, and see who snags awards May 22 at 8et|5pt on ABC.