In this Dream Tour segment, the pop artist, GALXARA, reveals who she would want on her ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
So in my dream tour lineup, I have quite a few artists that I hold dear in my heart and have fantasized many times of having us share the stage together. First off, I imagine having the amazing duo that is Daft Punk play on my tour. I have been obsessed with Daft Punk for many, many years now and I love every piece of art that they’ve released. Besides their naturally futuristic-robotic energy that they give off which I highly connect with, their music really hits me in a way, unlike other artists/bands. I think they did something that no other musicians have done and clearly, with their huge hit “Get Lucky” with Pharrell, they did not go unnoticed.
Next up in my lineup I would have the queen herself, Lana Del Rey. When I discovered Lana I must’ve been about 11 or 12 and immediately I was mesmerized. Her voice, her lyrics, her melodies, her aura & world was unlike any other female artist at that time in current pop music and I was so here for it. She is so so dreamy it’s unreal & her music hits me in places of my heart I didn’t even know existed. When she sings it’s so beautifully depressing and unfortunately, I had bought tickets to Coachella this year JUST to see her perform live because I never have, but with everything going on in the world rightfully the event was canceled and now I just cannot wait to be taken away to another reality when I see her live one day.
To give some contrast and heat after Lana I thought the powerful Megan Thee Stallion would be so lit to have in my dream tour. I heard about Megan a couple of years ago when my dad had mentioned her and seeing her now and how HUGE she is and just killing it in the rap game I think is so empowering. We need more females in the hip/hop world and she has truly proven herself to be a force and seeing her perform live is something my girlfriend and I can’t wait to experience because she would be FIRE.
Next up I would put my all-time loves, Coldplay. There isn’t much I have to say about my infatuation with Coldplay except that they mean so much to me. Their music literally takes me to another place, I feel like I’m living in a dream when I listen to them. No matter where I am or what’s happening, they are heaven in my ears. And I know some people don’t like them or feel as strongly but that just blows my mind because they are what true, emotional music is. It stars a fire in your heart and even if you cry or scream or laugh, you never want it to end. Seeing them up close & personal would make my life.
Another dream in my lineup would be to have the young, fierce and CULTURAL QUEEN that is ROSALÍA. She has integrated herself and her music all over the world and I am LIVING FOR IT. I think the Latin flare she has mixed with such cool & fresh production makes her one of the COOLEST new artists around. I haven’t seen her in person but I know from what I’ve heard her live performances are extraordinary and I would die to be apart of that.
Lastly, although this is an unrealistic fantasy I can still pretend that I could have him be apart of my dream tour lineup. Freddie Mercury is a legend and will always be that. He has influenced me, changed me and touched me in ways no other human has just from his voice and music. I’ve read so much about him, and it’s no secret of the life that he led but I wish people knew about all the rest of him. His soul was so pure and he just wanted to make people FEEL with his music. Whether it made you feel sad, happy, angry, safe, scared, or whatever it was. He impacted so many people beyond his years and lifetime and I am an artist that clearly shows that. He was too much for us, too much for this world but since I can dream and since this is a dream tour lineup I would most definitely be honored to have the divine soul that is Freddie Mercury.
(photo credit: Jimmy Fountaine)