Winter concert tours often sell out faster than pancakes, so, if you plan on traveling don't forget your concert tickets. Here is a collection of top winter concert tours and the reason why they are so popular. These are tours that are the focus of this holiday season. So if you've got it all planned out, made your New Year's Eve plans and want something else to do during the boring winter months be sure to check out the following Winter Concert tours for 2012 - 2013.
1- Celtic Woman
This well-liked all female musical ensemble is one of the most popular this season, especially because this group really invokes the holiday spirit feeling. The group, made up of six Celtic women, gained popularity from their music style which is much like that of Enya and Clannad. This group is described as having the "Riverdance" voice.
If you are into this group, then consider taking a trip to Atlanta on December 20th or Huntsville, Texas on the 22nd to see this classic, beautiful group. Of course if you are in the area spending time with family, this is the perfect fun family activity to enjoy.
If you plan on being in Canada in the month of February, then you can catch them on the 23rd and 24th in Toronto.
2 - One Direction
An British-Irish boy band whose members include Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles. This young boy band gained real international popularity with the release of their album Up All Night in the early part of this year. It has topped the worldwide charts and rated number one on the US billboard 200 charts. This could be the perfect concert if you happen to be in New York in December. Buy tickets for the Madison Square Garden concert set for December 3rd, or 7th. Otherwise, if in London during February, you can catch them on February 22nd, or 23rd at the O2 Arena.
3 - Justin Bieber
Who doesn't know this little guy? Every teenage girl drools over him. This Canadian pop/R&B singer, actor and songwriter always offers an outstanding show. If in Los Angeles at the beginning of December, you can catch him at the KissFM Jingle Ball, or in Philadelphia on the 5th at the Q102 Jingle Ball; while in Boston check him out on December 6th, and in Hamburg, Germany on January 2nd or in Frankfurt on the 3rd.
4 - Maroon 5
This is always a great concert for people of all ages. Maroon 5 is an American pop rock band that had its beginnings in Los Angeles, California while still in high school. While this group prefers to stay home for the holidays, they will be on tour in February. You can expect to find them in Columbus, Ohio on February 13th and in New York on the 16th.
5 - Sarah Brightman
Sarah is always a joy to watch. This English soprano, songwriter and dancer offers a fabulous vocal range which will astound you. Although not in concert in December, you can see her in Toronto, Canada on January 30th, and on February 1st in Montreal, on the 2nd in Ottawa, and on the 5th she'll be in Boston. So plan your winter weekend getaway carefully.
A winter concert tour of your favorite group or singer offers you the perfect opportunity to go on that weekend getaway. Just find your favorite performing artist, get your tickets early and schedule that wonderful trip you want to take. It's all just a matter of planning it out ahead of time.
Guest post contributed by Ashley Cox for iMesh.com – find out more about their free music downloader. Ashley has been extensively involved in music events management and is also a freelance writer.