We can't wait for these tours to hit our cities this year

By EW Staff
January 10, 2014 at 05:00 AM EST

1. Miley Cyrus
As if 2013’s high-art immolation of her old image didn’t already tip you off, Miley Cyrus loves herself some reinvention. So even though Bangerz is only a few months old, she’s itching to switch things up on her 38-date North American tour. “With everything I do,” she tells EW, “I want people to think they know what they’re gonna see, and then it’s 10 times better than what they could have imagined. I’m the queen of curveballs.” That includes three stages that let her reach deep into the cheap seats, opening sets by Sky Ferreira and Icona Pop, a cavalcade of video content (featuring bits crafted by Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi), and the envy of at least one collaborator: “Pharrell is so jealous of this tour,” she says. “Everything I’ve shown him, he’s just like, ‘I want that! It’s amazing!'” Feb. 14-April 24

2. Lorde
No need for postcode envy if you live in the 10 states (plus D.C.!) the “Royals” singer will visit during her springtime romp through America. March 4-27

3. Arcade Fire
The Montreal art-rockers will keep it burning all spring. March 6-May 2

4. Lady Gaga
Gaga’s ArtRave: The ARTPOP Ball promises a hybrid concert/fashion show/gallery experience. The minimalist strikes again! March 28-July 21

5. Katy Perry
Perry pledges that her Prism-atic outing will be “less cartoony” than her previous tours. Summer

6. Garth Brooks
Country’s king lets the thunder roll with a decade-spanning hit parade. TBA