Concerts in New York - July 2017
Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of July 2017
ROD STEWART AND CYNDI LAUPER
Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper are two of pop's music great survivors, weathering new trends and reinventing themselves at every turn - and they never look anything other than fabulous doing it. The pair also firm friends, having first performed together at 1985's Commitment to Life benefit concert, and kept in touch ever since. This tour will see them performing a handful of duets, alongside a solo set each.
Madison Square Garden : Closes 21st August 2017
The New York native will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, in an on-going series of monthly concerts at this world-famous venue. He has sold more than 100 million records over a career spanning more than 40 years, and reigns as one of most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. More info
Northwell Health : 12th July
Since they first hit the rock scene with the release of their monumental debut album Days of Future Passed, The Moody Blues have continued to produce music that bridges the gap between classical and pop-rock genres. The Moody Blues offers that unique experience of rock & roll delivered with connectedness and commitment. More info
QUEEN & ADAM LAMBERT
American Idol star Adam Lambert teams up once again with Rock Royalty, Queen, for this mammoth 2017 tour. Lambert has already been performing with the band the band since 2011, his unmistakable vocals a perfect match for hits like 'I Want to Break Free', 'One Vision' and 'Killer Queen'.
CHICAGO AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Again gearing up for yet another mammoth cross-country tour this summer, newly inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Farmers Chicago team up again with fellow rockers The Doobie Brothers! First touring together to popular acclaim in 2010, the friends and veteran bands are in huge demand, following the recent 50th anniversary of the former. The self-proclaimed 'Rock & Roll band with horns' produced hit after hit in the 70s and 80s, including the iconic ballad If You Leave Me Now, as well as Baby, What A Big Surprise and Old Days.
FOREIGNER WITH CHEAP TRICK AND JASON BONHAMS LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE
The Eighties' hitmakers Foreigner return on world tour! Led by English guitarist and songwriter Mick Jones, the British-American band knows a thing or two about creating epic rock'n'roll anthems and power ballads; with a whopping ten multi-platinum albums to date they continue to sell out shows and tours. Ahead of their mammoth Europe tour in 2016, the talented group will be touring the U.S this spring!
Northwell Health : 23rd July
We've got more than a feeling that you won't want to miss Boston on their new Hyperspace Tour, as they take audiences on another stellar journey amongst the stars in a unique concert experience, recreating their out of this world sound. Expect soaring riffs, complicated and amazing melodies, cosmic Hammond organs and more as they prove just why they've remained legendary for over 40 years! More info
Northwell Health : 22nd July
This year sees British rock titans Muse returns to North American Shores for a select number of dates, with 30 seconds for Mars providing the support. Matt Bellamy's Muse's last record was 2015's Drones, which saw the trio return to the more straightforward hard rock sound of their earlier material, after years of (sometimes very divisive) dabbling in dubstep, electronica and full scale prog. More info
Madison Square Garden : Closes 6th August 2017
Phish are back in the World's Greatest Arena for another of their crazy residencies. This year, the world's pre-eminent jam band's stint has been titled The Baker's Dozen, because they'll be playing an unprecedented 13 shows! This will mean they join an elite group of musicians, including Elton John and The Grateful Dead, who have played The Garden more than 50 times. More info
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts : 7th July
John Mellencamp continues to tour this year in support of his latest record Plain Spoken. Released last year, it was Mellencamp's first album in four years and is set to be yet another impressive entry in the catalogue of the man they call "The Voice of the Heartland". More info
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK WITH PAULA ABDUL AND BOYZ II MEN
Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie and Danny were one of the biggest boy band sensations of all time. Coming to fame in the late 80s, their brand of RnB-tinged pop and heartbreaker looks saw them sell over 80 million records worldwide, but when they disbanded in 1994 it looked like The Kids' run was over. But not so, because they came roaring back to life in 2008, successfully making the transition from teen idols to grown-up crooners, and they haven't looked back since.
INCUBUS WITH JIMMY EAT WORLD
Alternative rock fans rejoice, because this is a double bill to savor! Incubus are joined by Jimmy Eat World for these select number of dates across North America. A new album lies on the horizon for Incubus, whose last album If Not Now, When? hit the airwaves in 2011. Details are scarce at the moment, but fans ware hoping it continues their fine run of form from 2015's Trust Fall Side A EP.
Northwell Health : 29th July
The band are heading out on their fourth world tour, in support of the album Oh My My. It was a record which underlined the band's unerring talent for instantly catchy, anthemic pop rock, such as the monster single 'Wherever I Go'. Their first album Dreaming Out Loud in 2007 was certified as platinum and earned them a Grammy nomination, going straight to number one in 16 countries. More info
Barclays Center : Closes 22nd July 2017
The mighty Iron Maiden return to North American shores once again in support of their latest record The Book of Souls. Following a five year hiatus, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer, the heavy metal icons returned stronger than ever with a gargantuan double album that traversed from churning prog-like epics to riff-laden pop nuggets. More info
Rumsey Playfield SummerStage Central Park : 27th July
Idiosyncratic pop pixie Regina Spektor returns in 2016 with her new album Remember Us To Life. The follow-up to 2012's What We Saw From the Cheap Seats, Regina's seventh record is a lushly orchestrated effort packed full of the pitch-perfect pop that Regina has made her own, such as on the bouncy, electronically-tinged lead single 'Bleeding Heart'. More info
Northwell Health : 14th July
Since forming in 2006, Lady Antebellum have undoubtedly ascended to the rank of country music royalty. Comprised of Hilary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, the Nashville trio's blend of pristine pop and country twang have won them seven Grammys and millions of sales worldwide. More info
BLONDIE AND GARBAGE
Blondie and Garbage fans rejoice! The veteran glam rockers led by Debbie Harry are set to release their 11th studio album Pollinator this May, having worked with Charli XCX, Sia, Johnny Marr for a new sound, ahead of their single release Fun. They'll be joined by Scottish punk-indie collective Garbage, fresh from their release of their 2016 album Strange Little Birds. This limited engagement tour kicks off July in California, before wrapping in Dallas, TX.
Northwell Health : 21st July
Country crooner Chris Stapleton's legacy reaches far beyond Nashville's city limits. Having penned songs for the likes of Adele, Sheryl Crow and Alison Krauss, there's a slim chance that you've not heard a tune created by the prolific songwriter. In 2015, the stetson-toting country gentleman stepped from out of the shadows with Traveller, a critically acclaimed debut album that won two Grammys the following year. More info
While on the road the past several years, Gilbert has built his brand through his compelling lyrics and dynamic live show - a combination that attracted a strong underground band of believers who shared Gilbert's passion for life and music, not to mention a good portion of female fans with a strong appreciation for his bad boy looks!
Bethel Woods Center For The Arts : 13th July
American Country Music's had a bromance with Luke Bryan ever since the 2007 release of his debut album 'I'll Stay Me'. The Nashville hitmaker has since become a whirlwind crossover success with his subsequent albums, including 'Spring Break...Here to Party', a party-centric roaring success, hitting number 1 on the Pop Charts. Catch him as he heads out on the 'Kill the Lights Tour', which included the Country radio staples 'Kick the Dust Up' and 'Strip It Down'. More info
Count Basie Theatre : Closes 10th July 2017
After taking an extended break, progressive rock legends King Crimson returned to the stage in 2014, and they've been touring ever since. The new set up includes three drummers, which would be surprising for any other band but King Crimson. The group formed in London in the late 60s and went onto become one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all time. More info
Rumsey Playfield SummerStage Central Park : 19th July
Emerging into the British rock scene of the early 90s like a hurricane, Polly Jean Harvey set about taking names and kicking ass. Released in 2016, her latest album The Hope Six Demolition Project is a politically-minded effort, drawing on subjects as diverse as public housing in the US to the troubled history of Kosovo. More info
JAMES TAYLOR & BONNIE RAITT
Sweet Baby James is out on tour again this summer. The native Bostonian will bring along his all-star band for this series of outdoor concerts, and he'll also be joined by a great guest as his support act - Bonnie Raitt.
Northwell Health : 8th July
It's that time of year again... Get ready to rock till you drop because the Vans Warped Tour is back with an exciting host of alternative bands and acts. The longest running and largest tour in America, it initially showcased punk and skate music, yet over the years it has grown to showcase a diverse range of rock-orientated genres. More info
Hammerstein Ballroom : 11th July
311 emerged into the American rock scene of the early nineties with a generally sunny disposition and mellow blend of reggae, rap and funk. To date the band have 11 studio albums under their belt, the latest being 2017's MOSAIC, which they'll be touring across North America this Summer. More info
Rumsey Playfield SummerStage Central Park : 7th July
Blurring the lines between alternative rock, jazz, funk, metal, bluegrass and other genres still, Umphrey's McGee exploded out of the contemporary Jam Scene in the late Nineties with an inimitable fusion of improvisation and progressive rock that was influenced by the likes of King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa. Their 2016 has been a rollercoaster of tours and record releases, with a monster cross-country engagement lined up for early 2017, joined by fellow jammers, Arizona four-piece outfit Spafford for the majority of their dates. More info
New York City Winery : 11th July
Considering his father was the late great psychedelic-jazz-prog space wizard, many might assume that his son Dweezil has some big shoes to fill. However, the prodigious guitarist and producer came into his own as a solo performer in his own right, mesmerizing audiences with his technical prowess on the axe. He's regularly on the road with the Zappa plays Zappa ensemble as well as the Experience Hendrix Tour. More info