Music, like the rest of the world, returned to post-pandemic normal during 2022.
And 2023 will see more similar events — if “same” means many concerts and new album releases.
Rest assured that the music scene will continue to get busier over the next 12 months. We still have a lot more to announce, but for now, here are 23 pieces of music we’re already excited about for ’23.
• Iggy Pop: The Michigan-born rock icon features Grammy-winner Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osbourne, Justin Bieber, Elton John, Eddie Vedder) and an all-star player including fellow Red Hot Chili Peppers Michigan Chad Smith on most of the album. featuring members of Guns N’ Roses, Jane’s Addiction, Pearl Jam and blink-182, on two tracks, some of the final recordings by late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. is set, and more dates will follow in the fall, he said.
• MC5: Last year Wayne Kramer released his fourth MC5 album and first album in over 50 years, Heavy Lifting. The Bob Ezrin-produced set, which is pending release this year, features collaborations with the likes of Tom Morello, Alejandro Escovedo, Kesha, Don Was and former MC5 drummer Dennis “Machine Gun” Thompson. Proud.
• War and Treaty: The couple from Albion have fully embraced Nashville and vice versa. They’ve performed at all the high-profile award shows and TV specials, and they’re even on his Rolling Stones tribute album Stone Cold Country, due out this spring. Look for a new Dave Cobb-produced album this year and a big push from its new label, Mercury Nashville.
• Rolling Stones: Speaking of them, many signs point to an increase in new albums and tours this year.It’s been 17 years since the Stones’ last new album, and the group has confirmed they’re working on drum tracks and new music from producers Don Was and the late Charlie Watt, with Dua Lipa recently being a rumored guest on sessions. Before that, the Stones’ ‘Grr Live!’ from their December 2012 concert in Newark, New Jersey on February 10.
• Taylor Swift: From the record high prices of her “Midnights” album to the failed ticket sales of this year’s Eras Tour, she’s had quite the year 2022. By the time she hits the stage at Detroit’s Ford Field on June 9-10, all must have been forgiven and perhaps forgotten.
• Beyonce: With her latest album Renaissance nominated for nine Grammy nominations, Queen Bey is planning an upcoming concert tour at the stadium by summer.・This is my first road trip since On the Run II with Z.
• Metallica: Thrash Metal Hero will release 72 Seasons, the quartet’s first new album in seven years, on April 14th, and will embark on a world tour that includes performances at Ford Field on November 10th and 12th.
• Stadium-sized music: It’s going to be another busy summer at the metro area’s biggest venue. Alongside Swift and Metallica, Ford Field will host country stars Luke Combs (April 22) and Morgen Warren (June 29-30), as well as one-man pop sensation Ed Sheeran (July 15). P!nk brings her Summer Carnival 2.0 Tour to her Comerica Park on August 16th.
• Dolly Parton Rocks: She admits to doing it the other way around — getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and then making a rock album. But there’s no question that Parton does it right. Her next “Rock Her Star” album covers Rolling Her Stones, Red Her Zeppelin, Lynnard Her Skynyrd, Prince, and is looking to join Robert Plant and Jimmy Page on “Stairway to Heaven.” increase. who doesn’t love her?
• Bruce Springsteen: Despite the lukewarm reaction to his soul covers album, Only the Strong Survive, and his resentment of the high cost of concert tickets, his first concert in seven years with the E Street Band begins on February 1st and takes place March 29th. Expectations for The Boss tour remain high. At Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
• Alice Cooper: The Detroit-born shock rocker has confirmed that he and producer Bob Ezrin are working on multiple projects following 2021’s “Detroit Stories,” including collaborations with members of the original Alice Cooper Band. We don’t know the details yet, but it probably won’t take long.
• Peter Gabriel: The British artist, who has long seemed to be in hibernation, promises to “sledgehammer” us with a new album, i/o, his first in 12 years, and a tour that hits North America later this summer. increase. autumn.
Maneskin: The Italian quartet has cemented itself as rock’n’roll’s next big thing in 2022, and has sparked anticipation for their third album, ‘Rush!’, due out January 20th. The album includes collaborations with Swedish hitmaker Max His Martin and more.
• Journey: Numerous lawsuits and key members (Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain) are firing salvos on social media. Especially since the group is scheduled to go on tour again on February 4th, we will be watching this soap opera unfold.
• Treatment: It’s been a long wait (since 2008), but Robert Smith and his latest incarnation of the raging British theater company have previewed several new songs in concert, signaling that this year’s album is imminent. increase.
• Depeche Mode: After the death of Andy Fletcher last May, remaining members Dave Gahan and Martin Gore completed their new album Memento Mori, which will be released on March 17th, and embarked on a world tour around the same time. It has started.
Blink-182: The reunited punk trio are ready to shed their pants and jackets again with a new album due in the spring and a tour that ends at Little Caesars Arena on May 9.
• U2: In a quiet few years marked by archive reissues and Kennedy Center honors, as well as frontman Bono’s memoir, the Irish group reportedly has two albums, but the drummer’s Larry Mullen Jr. throws some plans into chaos when he declares he’s taking a year off.
• Pop Evil: Boasting 19 Billboard Top 10 mainstream rock tracks, Muskegon Hard Rock Group will release its seventh studio album, Skeleton, on March 17, the same day it begins a new world tour.
• Paramore: The rock trio’s sixth studio album (“This Is Why,” Feb. 10) is surprisingly the first time the same line-up has produced two consecutive albums. Singles “This Is Why” and “The News” have already spread rumors, and Paramore will headline Little Caesars Arena on June 7.
Lost Slipknot: Metal’s Masked Marauders are an experimental and more melodic set that the Iowa group worked on around the same time as 2008’s “All Hope Is Gone” (they compared it to Radiohead). ), talking about finally releasing Look Outside Your Window. Shawn “Clown” Crahan predicts we may see it soon after Slipknot’s current record deal expires in April.
• Foo Fighters: After the shocking death of drummer Taylor Hawkins in March last year, the Foos announced that the group had described it as “the most difficult and tragic year our band has ever had.” vowed to fight. ” he warned.
• Last Dance: Lynyrd Skynyrd (August 26) and Foreigner (August 30) both at Pine Knob Music Theatre, Buddy Guy (June 24 at Meadow Brook Amphitheater) and Britain’s Porcupine Tree join after their latest tour I am planning to. , meanwhile, Kiss’s End of the Road world tour is expected (but not guaranteed) to finally come to an end this year. We take them at their word…for now.