Flash Flood Watch
until MON 12:00 AM MST, Grand Canyon Country, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County Mountains, Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County, Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County, Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County, Western Mogollon Rim, Eastern Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Northern Gila County, Yavapai County Valleys and Basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Western Pima County including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells, Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales, Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail, South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park, Southeast Pinal County including Kearny/Mammoth/Oracle, Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista/Benson, Eastern Cochise County below 5000 ft including Douglas/Wilcox, Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford, White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon, Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak, Aguila Valley, Northwest Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend, Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, New River Mesa, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, Rio Verde/Salt River, East Valley, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior, Northwest Pinal County, West Pinal County, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Tonto Basin, Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Sonoran Desert Natl Monument, San Carlos, Dripping Springs, Globe/Miami, Southeast Gila County

Why is Phoenix the place for music stars to start their tour?

On Monday, it was revealed that singer Kesha and rapper Macklemore are coming to the Valley, kicking off "Adventures" tour at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in June.

The announcement came, just weeks after singer Taylor Swift's big announcement that she, too, will be kicking off her 2018 tour in the Valley.

Kesha, Macklemore, and Taylor Swift are but just the latest big names who have decided to start their concert tours in Arizona. So, what's behind big acts migrating to Arizona?

According to a longtime concert promoter, this is something artists have been doing for years, and won't be the last either.

"It's fun to be in this spot, as opposed to LA, because you're getting them when they're all into it, and not all burned out, like, 60 days later. They're like, 'man, I want to go home,'" said said Danny Zelisko.

Zelisko said many artist start in any city other than LA or New York.

"For concerts, when you open up a tour, you don't want to be in front of the whole world," said Zelisko. "You want to get it right, so they'll come here, then to Albuquerque. They'll go to Denver. They'll sweep around to Seattle, sweep down to San Francisco, and then kill it in LA."

In Phoenix, these major acts also have more privacy, and can focus on the tour.

"It's also more laid back, and all of their crazy friends, give me tickets and all the pressure like that too, it's personal," said Zelisko. "So here, they're isolated and they can think about their game."

Zelisko said in the Valley, there is a great choice of venues in all different sizes, which is a major draw for these acts. In some cases, they can rent out the venue weeks in advance to rehearse.