In this Dream Tour segment, the pop artist, Beth Keeping, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
I’m a storyteller at heart so my dream tour might look a little different. Instead of a stadium tour with a big stage production and huge crowds, I’d love to tour as a songwriters circle with some of my favourite artists. I love the intimacy of these shows where acts perform in the round, play a song one in turn, and tell the story behind it.
The first artist I’d choose would be Dolly Parton, not because our music is at all similar…but because she’s such a powerhouse woman in the industry who has really inspired me with her work ethic and tenacity. She also really understands the craft of songwriting and I think she’d have some incredible stories to tell.
The second would be Wrabel. I’ve been following his career since he released ’11 Blocks’ in 2016, and I love the vulnerability in his writing and the stunning melodies he comes up with. He’s also hilarious so he’d have great chat on stage.
And finally, I’d pick the legend that is Julia Michaels, who as well as having an incredible solo career has also penned lots of hits for other artists. She’s such a songwriting genius and I’d love to hear how she approaches writing, and the stories behind songs she wrote for Justin Bieber and other pop icons.
Add some fairy lights, iconic venues like the Royal Albert Hall in London and the Ryman in Nashville, and maybe a secret New York rooftop show, and I’d be one very happy touring artist.