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Concerts in New York - January 2018

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of January 2018



The outfit behind the biggest ear worm of the Noughties (Mr Brightside anyone?) is back on the road and bringing their infectious pop rock melodies along with them for good measure. Bursting out of Nevada with their debut album Hot Fuss in in 2004, the quartet went on to sell 22 million albums internationally, becoming one of the most recognisable rock bands of the modern era.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jan 2018:

Barclays Center

Jan 09, 2018

Madison Square Garden

Jan 12, 2018

: Closes 3rd February 2018

Start distressing your denims and prepare to rock that bandana because this isn't a drill, The Boss is coming to conquer Broadway. That's right, the one and only Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen brings his iconic slice of Americana to the Great White Way for a series of intimate shows in which he'll take the audience through his life and career in only the way he can. More info

: 17th January

World music superstar Shakira heads out on a massive world tour this year, in support of her new album El Dorado. One of the few Latin music stars to also dominate the English language charts, Shakira, who hails from Colombia, is best known in North America for her breakout hit ​'Whenever, wherever'​, and the inescapable jam 'Hips Don't Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean)', which remains one of the best-selling digital singles of all time.​ More info

: Closes 19th March 2018

From amazing child prodigy to breathtaking virtuoso, Joshua Bell has performed with every major orchestra worldwide. He came to national attention at the age of 14 in a highly acclaimed orchestral debut with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra. A Carnegie Hall debut, the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a recording contract further confirmed his presence in the music world. More info

: Closes 21st March 2018

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of American standards, especially for Irving Berlin's work. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace in London. He is currently serving as artistic director in Indiana at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel. More info

: Closes 24th January 2018

An exciting double program peformed by the visiting Cleveland Orchestra will light up Carnegie Hall in January, conducted by eminent maestro Franz Welser-Most, artistic director of the Midwestern orchestra. Starting with a New York premiere of Austrian composer Johannes Maria Staud's Stromab, which was commissioned by The Royal Danish Theatre and The Cleveland Orchestra in 2016, as a short piece. It will be followed by Mahler's Ninth Symphony, which is considered the most representative work of the composer's hallmarks. More info

: 20th January

A celebrated tenor from Germany, the operatic superstar Jonas Kaufmann has been lauded by the global press as "the world's greatest tenor" (The Telegraph). Four years after his Carnegie Hall debut in 2014, Kaufmann returns once again with pianist Helmut Deutsch in his latest recital concert. He will be performing Die schone Müllerin cycle by Schubert, which was in turn based on the famed poems by Wilhelm Muller. More info

: 20th January

Keen's 1993 release, A Bigger Piece Of Sky, gained wider acclaim, both amongst fans and critics. Over the next ten years, Keen would continue to write, record, perform and tour. Today, Keen is popular with traditional country music fans, folk music fans, the college radio crowd and alt-country fans, with his music displaying a witty and often sarcastic sense of humor. More info

: 18th January

Fire up the pick-up and let the good times roll because Chase Rice is back on the road. Rice first came into the public eye as a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua, negotiating the reality show's pitfalls to make it into the final three. Music was always his abiding passion though, and he first grabbed Country's attention when he co-wrote Florida Georgia Line's smash hit 'Cruise' back in 2012. More info

: 13th January

Gamers, tear yourselves away from your consoles for a moment, as Grammy-winning conductor Arnie Roth leads the specially commissioned Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra for an evening of music from the fourteen games of the Final Fantasy series. Featuring guest composer Hitoshi Sakimoto for a very special performance, this concert features original vocalist Susan Calloway from the FF XIV soundtrack, who will perform your favorite songs, plus the world premiere of a new FF score! More info

: 21st January

Rufus Wainwright's lush, theatrical pop harks back to the traditions of Tin Pan Alley, cabaret and even opera. Son of Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle, brother to musical siblings Martha and Wainwright, songwriting is in his blood. He remains firmly out of their shadows though, with a folk legacy of his own that includes seven studio albums and a fully-fledged opera. More info

: Closes 3rd February 2018

Join Grammy-winning outfit the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra as they debut their new season full of new soloists and exciting collaborations. The ground-breaking orchestra will be collaborating with Norwegian cellist Troels Mork, Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth and Gerogian violinist Lisa Batiashvili, amongst others! More info

: 13th January

Forming part of vanguard of the Third Wave Ska revival of the 80s, 90s and early 2000s, Streetlight Manifesto burst out of New Jersey with their own unique Punk spin on the reggae-infused genre. Don't miss the outfit's horn section-laden, upbeat anthems as they hit the road on tour. More info

: 26th January

First there was Ol' Blue Eyes and Mr Dean Martin and now there's America's Got Talent Season 11 finalist Sal Valentinetti, a crooner not content with the auto-tune gimmickry of current pop music trends. Harkening back to an era of class and sophistication, the sharp-suited Valentinetti conjures the glamour of old Hollywood with a smooth, dulcet-toned voice and a charismatic sense of showmanship. More info

: Closes 26th October 2018

Founded in 1971, Molly Hatchet has been spreading their deep fried Southern rock and roll nigh on 50 years and they show no signs of slowing down! The swamp rocking outfit secured their place in classic rock history with their platinum-selling debut album, adapting with an evolving line-up over the years around founder and guitarist Dave Hlubeck. More info

: 20th January

Spend an evening in the company of rock 'n' roll royalty this new year, hosted and curated by ex-ASIA frontman John Payne, who's put together an unstoppable line-up of classic rock hits sung by classic rock heroes. More info

: 14th January

Be transported back to the funky 'fros, starched collars and floor-grazing bell-bottoms in the company of legendary Philly RnB group The Spinners. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominated outfit rode high in the 60s and 70s with hits like I'll Always Love You and It's A Shame, and have slowed no signs of slowing down with constant touring over the decades. More info

: Closes 15th February 2018

World renowned Orchestra of St. Luke's returns to the historic venue for its annual Carnegie Hall Orchestra Series, comprised of three different dates and three diverse programmes. Heralded as one of America's most versatile ensembles, the orchestra regularly plays concerts throughout the world, has collaborated with composers like John Adams and Andre Previn and has appeared on four Grammy-Award winning classical recordings. More info

: 19th January

The world's top-selling instrumental artist Chris Botti has charm and talent in spades; the Italian American contemporary jazz trumpeter breathes new life into a range of different genres from American songbook standards to bebop classics by the likes of Miles Davis. Botti is not only a highly skilled musician but a consummate entertainer, with a gleam in his eye his onstage banter calls to mind the performers of jazz's golden age. More info

: 27th January

Long held in high esteem in the worlds of literature and music respectively, the genius of Shakespeare's written poetry and Prokofiev's musical composition marries perfectly in Prokofiev's take on the classic bittersweet tale of star-crossed young lovers and their warring families. More info

: Closes 20th January 2018

A fusion of horn-based soul and funk with the tightest rhythm section ever to grace the stage, Tower of Power have been bringing their unique style to shows since 1968. However the veteran performers are not old news, they imbue their music with an upbeat joy that speaks to multi-generational audiences, from today's young music students to the groovy cats of the Motown era. More info

: 25th January

Three-time Grammy Award Winning jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy formed in 2004, shaking up the underground contemporary jazz scene with a bold, new flavour of funk fusion that saw them rise swiftly to the upper echelons of the music world. Don't miss them on their latest world tour as they tour off the back of the 2017 Grammy Award-winning album Cultcha Vultcha. More info

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