5 Encore-Worthy Tour Openers You Can’t Miss

5 Encore-Worthy Tour Openers You Can’t Miss
Singer Tinashe (C) performs onstage during The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by: Kevork Djansezian/MTV1415/Getty)

When it comes to planning your concert experience, chances are you try to coordinate your arrival with the headliner cueing up their first song. Sure, diving straight into the main musical event is great, but what about all those openers you’re missing? There’s usually a reason your favorite bands have chosen their particular touring mates, and it’s because they see potential in these musicians they’ve invited to warm up the stage for them. Don’t believe us? These five supremely talented openers on tour with your favorite headliners prove our point beyond a doubt.

1. Tinashe

She’s beautiful, she’s talented, and she’s bringing some much-needed soul and swag to the club scene. Rising R&B songstress Tinashe is everything fans want in a performer, owning the stage with steamy dance moves and a sultry confidence that make her the perfect opener for Nicki Minaj this summer.

2. Echosmith

This band of siblings lost no time shooting straight to the big leagues, blowing up charts around the world with their catchy-as-heck debut single “Cool Kids”. The pop-infused foursome continues to dominate the airwaves, and this season they’re coming to a city near you opening for the sensational Twenty One Pilots on tour.

3. Natalie La Rose

Female pop stars are reppin’ hard this concert season, and Dutch R&B sensation Natalie La Rose is no different. With her silky voice and insanely catchy beats, her opening sets on tour with Fifth Harmony are sure to earn her legions of new fans.

4. Sheppard

They may come from down under, but these Aussies have had no trouble gaining the attention of indie pop lovers around the world. They’ve already opened for the likes of Meghan Trainor, Keith Urban, and Michael Franti & Spearhead, and they’re well on their way to being headliners in their own right.

5. Cole Swindell

A Georgia boy through and through, Cole Swindell infuses every shred of his music with the homegrown soul of the South. He’s taken the country scene by storm and done his momma proud as a special guest on both Jason Aldean’s Burn It Down Tour and Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour.

And there you have it — five supremely talented tour openers who provide more than enough reason to get to the concert on time. Enjoy the show, and don’t say we didn’t tell you so when you see them headlining their own tours down the line.