×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

What Does Cardi B’s Pregnancy Mean for Coachella and Her Tour Schedule?

UPDATED: After weeks of rumors, few who have been paying attention were surprised that Cardi B confirmed she is pregnant. But the way that she did so — with a visual reveal of her baby bump during her second song on “Saturday Night Live” — was an inspired spin on Beyonce’s 2011 reveal on the MTV Video Music Awards, and certainly took back the spotlight that Drake hijacked by releasing a new song on Friday, the same day that Cardi’s album, “Invasion of Privacy,” dropped.

The news, however, puts a big question mark over the dozens of concert dates Cardi has scheduled between now and October, which includes a battery of tour dates with Bruno Mars — with whom she guested on a remix and video of his song “Finesse” in January — beginning in September, as well as multiple festival dates over the summer, including New York’s Panorama Festival in July and three May dates in Texas (where she’s on a bill with Migos, which of course includes her fiance Offset). According to both a TMZ report last month and an inexpert visual estimate, Cardi is probably around four or five months along, which would put her due date at July.

A rep for Live Nation, promoter of the Bruno Mars tour, told Variety that Cardi’s opening spot will proceed as planned.

Thus far, she’s only cancelled one date: London’s Wireless Festival in July, and the announcement came Monday from the festival, not from the artist. Reps for Cardi and  Goldenvoice promoter Panorama did not immediately respond to Variety’s requests for comment.

While her two sets at Coachella are presumably later in the day (when the California desert heat will have died down), she did struggle a bit during her first performance on “Saturday Night Live,” a medley of “Bodak Yellow” and “Bartier Cardi” in which she seemed to lose her breath late in the song. There seems to be little indication that she’ll pull out of Coachella, but it’s probably safe to assume that her July dates, and possibly the later ones in May, will be cancelled.

CARDI B 2018 TOUR DATES
April 15      Indio, Calif. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 22      Indio, Calif. Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
April 28      Washington, DC   Broccoli City Festival
May 4          Dallas, TX        JMBLYA Festival
May 5          Austin, TX        JMBLYA Festival
May 6          Houston, TX    JMBLYA Festival
May 12        Miami, FL    Rolling Loud Music Festival
May 31        Montreal, QC   Olympia de Montreal
July 4          Roskilde, Denmark   Roskilde Festival
July 14         Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands Woo Hah! Festival
July 28          New York, NY  Panorama Festival

CARDI B TOUR WITH BRUNO MARS
September 7   Denver, CO          Pepsi Center
September 8   Denver, CO      Pepsi Center
September 11  St. Paul, MN    Xcel Energy Center
September 15  Detroit, MI      Little Caesars Arena
September 19  Philadelphia, PA   Wells Fargo Center
September 20  Philadelphia, PA   Wells Fargo Center
September 22  Toronto, ON             Air Canada Centre
September 23  Toronto, ON             Air Canada Centre
September 27  Boston, MA          TD Garden
September 28  Boston, MA      TD Garden
October 1        Newark, NJ      Prudential Center
October 2        Newark, NJ      Prudential Center
October 4        Brooklyn, NY   Barclays Center
October 5        Brooklyn, NY   Barclays Center
October 7        Nashville, TN   Bridgestone Arena
October 11      Tulsa, OK        BOK Center
October 14      Dallas, TX       American Airlines Center
October 15      Dallas, TX       American Airlines Center
October 20      Austin, TX       Circuit of the Americas
October 23      Los Angeles, CA   STAPLES Center
October 24      Los Angeles, CA   STAPLES Center
October 26      Los Angeles, CA   STAPLES Center
October 27      Los Angeles, CA   STAPLES Center

More Music

  • Allan Rich Diane Warren

    Diane Warren, Allan Rich Join HMMA Advisory Board and Voting Academy

    The Hollywood Music in Media Awards has inducted songwriters Diane Warren and Allan Rich into the HMMA advisory board and voting academy. The pair will join an already diverse group of entertainment professionals that includes music artists and producers Verdine White, Dave Mason, Nile Rodgers and Adam Gaynor as well as award-winning film composers John [...]

  • The Lonely Island Are Comically Plausible

    Concert Review: The Lonely Island Are Comically Plausible Pop-Rappers on First Tour

    A funny thing happened on the way to the Lonely Island’s first-ever, multi-city tour, which kicked off at Bonnaroo this past weekend. At their third stop Wednesday at the Met Philadelphia, the hip-hop comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone proved they could parody rap-pop with comic plausibility and their own brand of musical [...]

  • Livenation AR Live stream

    Live Nation to Debut AR Live Stream at Music Midtown Festival

    Come September, Live Nation is set to begin streaming live events in augmented reality. The entertainment giant will debut live AR broadcasting at the Music Midtown festival in Atlanta, Georgia, where attendees will also be able to unlock filters and other AR effects. Live Nation announced the new initiative at the Cannes Lions festival Thursday, [...]

  • Elton John performing at Earls Court,

    Elton John Has a Message for Struggling LGBTQ Youth: 'Be Proud of Who You Are'

    Elton John isn’t at a loss for words when asked if he has a message for young LGBTQ people who are struggling with their sexuality or gender identity. In an exclusive interview with Variety at last month’s Cannes Film Festival, just hours before the world premiere of his long-in-the-works biopic “Rocketman,” John spoke candidly about the [...]

  • Frank Ocean

    What Happened to the Black Queer Music Revolution That Frank Ocean Almost Started?

    Seven years ago, Frank Ocean got us talking about a revolution — or at least hoping for one. On the eve of releasing “Channel Orange,” his groundbreaking 2012 debut studio album, the then-24-year-old alt-R&B singer-songwriter wrote an open letter on his Tumblr blog in which he revealed that his first love had been a man. [...]

  • Donald Glover Beyonce

    Beyoncé and Donald Glover Harmonize in 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' Ad Preview

    Anyone who’s longed to hear Beyoncé and Donald Glover harmonizing got just enough to further whet the appetite in a first snippet of their version of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight?” that’s included in a new commercial for Disney’s upcoming “Lion King” remake. The TV spot lasts just 30 seconds, hardly time at all [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content