Stars stack up tour dates in Czechia: More top names confirmed for 2024

Sam Smith will perform in the Czechia for the first time for Colours of Ostrava, while Bruce Springsteen returns to Prague for the first time in 12 years. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 01.11.2023 15:05:00 (updated on 01.11.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

Several major acts have announced tour dates in Czechia for 2024 over the past few days. Among them are British sensation Sam Smith and U.S. rock icon Bruce Springsteen; in late October, British singer Ed Sheeran announced a Czech stop on his world tour.

Smith’s first Czech visit

The Colors of Ostrava music festival in the east of the country has created a buzz among music enthusiasts with its recent announcement that Smith, a five-time Grammy Award winner, and an Oscar recipient, will play in Czechia for the first time. Smith will play on July 18, 2024. A four-day ticket to the festival costs EUR 161.

The festival's commitment to openness and inclusivity is evident in their approach to Smith's identity, as they are addressed in the plural form, reflecting the singer's preferred pronouns. This decision highlights the festival's dedication to embracing diversity.

Additionally, festival director Zlata Holušová emphasized the significance of this choice, which resonates with the festival's core values. The Colors of Ostrava will not only offer a stellar lineup of artists but also champion the importance of acceptance and respect for all individuals.

Bruce is back

Well-known rockstar Springsteen returns to Prague after a 12-year absence for his only concert in Central Europe this spring. It will take place on May 28, 2024, at Prague's Letňany Airport.

Springsteen’s current international tour is his first since the conclusion of the 14-month River Tour in 2017. After Prague, he will also travel Europe to play at the likes of Barcelona, Madrid, Milan, and more.

Springsteen, also referred to as “Boss" – and who Rolling Stone rock magazine described as the “epitome of rock'n'roll” — is one of the most successful artists in the world with more than 140 million records sold. His most famous tunes are perhaps the 1975 Born to Run piece and his 1984 Born in the U.S.A anthem. Springsteen has won 20 Grammy Awards, an Oscar, and two Golden Globes. 

Ticket prices for the singer's concert in Prague start at CZK 1,690 and are available on the Ticketportal network from Nov. 3, starting at 10 a.m.

A host of other world-class musicians

Why does Prague continue to appeal to legacy rockers, former boy band stars, and indie performers alike? Ondrej Pojzl, head of marketing at Echo Promotion told us: "Prague has always been a major city in Central Europe that draws fans from across the region."

He adds: "Not only do we get spectators from the Czech Republic, but people travel from surrounding countries to see their favorite acts and spend time in this beautiful city."

It isn't just Prague that's a big draw for international acts, says Pozl. "We want to bring shows to fans in smaller towns who can't always make it to Prague. For example, Alice Cooper is performing in Pardubice and Slash will play in Brno, this gives thousands more music lovers the chance to enjoy performances that are closer to home."

He adds that 2024 is shaping up to be a particularly strong year for live music: "The live music scene is fully back on track, with more shows than the year before and fans are still willing to pay to see their favorite bands and signers."

Other big names that will play in Prague in 2024 are U.S. singer Bryan Adams (on Dec. 16), English rock band Depeche Mode (Feb. 22 and Feb. 24), Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson (March 6), ex-One Direction band member Niall Horan (March 17), U.S. singer Jason Derulo (March 24), and German band Rammstein (May 11-12).

Fans of just about every genre imaginable will be pleased with the mix of performers slated to appear in the Czech lands in 2024.

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