5 reasons to see Vance Joy live

Vance Joy is touring throughout the first half of 2018 as the "Call If You Need Me" singer-songwriter launches his Nation of Two World Tour. Named after his upcoming album Nation of Two, which will be released on Feb. 23, the tour begins April 13 and takes the Australian artist to more than two dozen venues around the country. It's a tour that pop fans will want to get your tickets for. Here are 5 reasons to see Vance Joy live on his 2018 tour, before tickets go on sale starting Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. local time at AXS:

1) Be among the first to hear his new songs live

Since this tour is in support of Joy's new album, these will be his first tour dates following the album's release. Fans with tickets to this tour will be among the first to hear new songs like "Call If You Need Me" live and in person. You can watch the "Call If You Need Me" video by playing the video above, and just think about how much better it will sound when you're enjoying the single played live right in front of you. There's nothing cooler about a tour than getting to hear an artist performing their latest songs and Joy's album will be less than two months old by the time this tour begins.

2) His songs are perfect for concerts

Vance Joy gave us the hit song "Riptide" in 2013, which was certified quadruple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His songs are that kind of catchy pop-rock that lends itself to concerts, because many music fans will have at least heard them and a good portion of those people will know the words. That means these won't be concerts where audiences just stand there and listen. These will be shows where people can sing along, live it up and generally turn it into an experience, not just a show.

3) He's still rising as an artist

Nation of Two is only Joy's second album and first release since 2014. He's still very much on the upswing of his career, getting better with every song and every live performance. On this tour, fans will get the chance to watch a performer who's fresh, exciting and hasn't done this hundreds of times before. Just as his music may be new to some audience members, these concerts are going to be new for him too, and everyone can discover together. Audiences looking for something that they haven't seen before will want to check this tour out.

4) Taylor Swift likes him

How about an endorsement from Taylor Swift? The massive hitmaker picked Joy to be her opening act on her 1989 World Tour, and he opened for her in North America, the United Kingdom and his native Australia. As if that wasn't cool enough, she liked "Riptide" so much that she covered it herself. Taylor Swift clearly appreciates the music of Vance Joy, and certainly Taylor Swift knows what's successful in pop music.

5) Plenty of shows to choose from

With more than two dozen tour dates, there's a pretty good chance that Vance Joy will be performing at a venue near you. And with his tour dates running through July, there's likely a show date that works with every music fan's schedule. By getting tickets to the Nation of Two World Tour, not only will you get to hear some new music from Vance Joy, but you won't have to go far or upturn your schedule either. It couldn't be any easier to have a great way to spend your spring, so be sure you're ready when tickets go on sale this week.

Below are all of Vance Joy's Nation of Two World Tour dates, with tickets on sale starting Feb. 23 at AXS:

April 13 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley (Click here for tickets)
April 18 - Reno, NV - Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort (Click here for tickets)
April 20 - Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort (Click here for tickets)
April 21 - Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theatre (Click here for tickets)
April 24 - El Paso, TX - Plaza Theatre (Click here for tickets)
April 27 - Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland (Click here for tickets)
April 28 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (Click here for tickets)
April 29 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Criterion (Click here for tickets)
May 2 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Hall (Click here for tickets)
May 3 - Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Click here for tickets)
May 8 - St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
May 10 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)
May 11 - Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
May 12 - Cary, NC - Cary's Booth Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
May 16 - Columbus, OH - Express Live (Click here for tickets)
May 18 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (Click here for tickets)
May 22 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 25 - Rosemont, IL - Rosemont Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 26 - St. Louis, MO - The Fabulous Fox Theatre (Click here for tickets)
May 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
June 1 - Maplewood, MN - Myth Nightclub (Click here for tickets)
June 2 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave/Eagles Club (Click here for tickets)
June 5 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavillion at Nautica (Click here for tickets)
June 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena (Click here for tickets)
June 9 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion (Click here for tickets)
June 11 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre (Click here for tickets)
June 12 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion (Click here for tickets)
June 14 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn (Click here for tickets)
June 15 - Boston, MA - Blue Hill Bank Pavilion (Click here for tickets)
July 1 - Redmond, WA - King County's Marymoor Park (Click here for tickets)
July 3 - Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater (Click here for tickets)

For more on Vance Joy, visit his artist page at AXS.