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LoveLoud 2023 Tour will be in SLC Nov. 3

The LoveLoud Festival returns to Salt Lake City for its fifth show dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ youth and teens. This year, the festival is hitting the road, expanding its reach beyond Utah.

The LoveLoud Foundation announced the festival will take place at the Delta Center on Friday, November 3, with the theme, “Unite the World through Music.” Artists currently named include Lauv, Mother Mother, Tegan & Sara, David Archuleta, Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons, and Tyler Glenn.

According to their official Twitter account, festival organizers revealed plans for a “LoveLoud Tour,” with stops in Washington, D.C., on October 17 and Austin, Texas, on November 10.

Founded in 2017 by Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons, LoveLoud was initially created to demonstrate support and solidarity for LGBTQ+ youth in Utah. Over the years, the event has evolved into a day-long celebration featuring musical performances, LGBTQ+ speakers, and inclusive booths, fostering an atmosphere of acceptance and community.

The inaugural LoveLoud Festival took place in 2017 at the Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem. It then moved to Salt Lake City’s University of Utah Rice-Eccles Stadium in 2018, followed by the USANA Amphitheatre in 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was put on hold in 2020 and 2021.

Making a comeback in 2022 at Vivint Arena, LoveLoud featured performances by Dan Reynolds and artists from Utah’s LGBTQ+ community, including former “American Idol” runner-up David Archuleta.

The show is presented by Live Nation, with tickets on sale through LoveLoudFest.com.

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