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Concerts in New York - August 2017

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of August 2017

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: 16th August

The 90-minute extravaganza showcases Donny and Marie's greatest hits in an unforgettable multimedia spectacle. The talented brother-sister duo have been performing together as Donny & Marie since 2008 though both were introduced to showbiz when they were kids and sang in the family group The Osmonds, going on to host their own television shows in the 1970s and again in the late 1990s. More info

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: Closes 24th August 2017

Young adult heartthrob and Canadian-born singer-songwriter Justin Bieber has come out of the chrysalis a new artist with a bold new musical statement - 2015's Purpose. Gone are the fizzy teeny-bopper hits of yore, replaced with remarkably slick and mature dance tunes like 'What Do U Mean' and 'Where Are U Now'. Catch him as he embarks on these newly added 2017 Purpose world tour dates. More info

LIONEL RICHIE WITH MARIAH CAREY

Lionel Richie has been making sweet music for over 50 years, both with the funk outfit The Commodores and as a solo artist. He has an Oscar, five Grammys and 16 American Music Awards to his name, with his songwriting talents matched only by his megawatt charisma and old-time showman stage persona. 2017 see Richie heading out on a nationwide tour, with a very special guest in tow - none other than pop diva Mariah Carey!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Prudential Center

Aug 18, 2017

Madison Square Garden

Aug 19, 2017

: 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

: Closes 29th August 2017

After wowing at the Superbowl, Lady Gaga embarks on a huge world tour in 2017. It's in support of her last record Joanne, which saw the singer delving into more personal territory lyrically and dialling back on the glittery synths in favor of a more acoustic instrumentation. More info

: 31st August

Two icons of late-90s rock head out on tour together this year as Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows take to the road to gig across the US in their "A Brief History Of Everything" Tour! Set to last almost three months, the tour will see the two bands share the limelight to play fans a selection of their greatest hits from their illustrious discographies. More info

STEPHEN STILLS AND JUDY COLLINS

​As two icons of 1960s counterculture, separately, Stephen Stills and Judy Collins are important to many, but there is real magic in their collaborations. Former lovers and lifelong friends, don't miss these two reunited on stage as they bring their incredible talent and unique relationship to Philly in 2017.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

Aug 16, 2017

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Aug 26, 2017

STYX WITH REO SPEEDWAGON

You read that right - Styx & Reo are hitting the road. These two giants of 70s rock both saw huge success in the 70s and 80s (with tracks likes 'Mr. Roboto' and 'Can't Fight This Feeling'), and now they back on the United We Rock tour, and bringing along ex-Eagles man Don Felder for the ride.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Aug 11, 2017

Northwell Health

Aug 16, 2017

: 3rd August

Such is his current sky high profile in the world of country music, Brad Paisley is able to embark on a brand new World Tour every single year! His last series of dates, the Crushin' It world tour, wrapped up in early 2016, and ever since he's been on the Life Amplified tour. Somehow in between all these concerts he finds time to record one million selling record after another. More info

: 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

: 10th August

Get ready for one heck of a hoedown when the Florida Georgia Line boys embark on their Smooth Tour in support of Dig Your Roots, the dynamic country duo's third studio album. Fresh from their recent flurry of CMA nominations, Bryan Kelly and Tyler Hubbard know a thing or two about partying it up; their radio-friendly bro-country anthems will be the perfect soundtrack to your Summer! More info

: 26th August

Rock would be a very different beast without these two groups​. Absolute icons of the music world, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple and shock rock jester Alice Cooper set out on a joint headlining tour in 2017, with Purple supporting their latest record Infinite, and Cooper also debuting some new material. Expect to hear 'Smoke on the Water', 'School's Out' and many more classics! More info

: 6th August

Kings of Leon return this year with Walls, their highly anticipated seventh album. A few records ago, KOL were a band on the brink, the pressures of fame putting a huge strain on the personal health, and the health of the band. Walls finds them totally at ease, throwing out the rule book and experimenting with a sound that's seen them become one of the biggest bands on the planet. More info

: 5th August

Recognised as one of the world's great guitarists, Carlos Santana has an extraordinary career stretching back more than forty years. This 2016 Luminosity tour comes in support of his last record Corazon, which was a return to his Latin music roots and featured the likes of Pitbull and Gloria Estefan. More info

: 27th August

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. More info

: 23rd August

One of American pop's finest guitarist, John Mayer regularly makes the headlines for both his soulful singing and his many high profile relationships. For this 2017 Search for Everything tour though, the focus is solely on the music! In support of his new record, all of these dates will be divided up into three distinct sets - full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer trio. More info

: 5th August

The Happy Together tour heads out once again, with its biggest line-up of 60s groups yet. Topping the bill are The Turtles, whose iconic 1967 number one hit 'Happy Together' gives this tour its name. They're joined by other stalwarts of the decade such as The Association ('Along Comes Mary', 'Windy') and The Cowsills ('The Rain, The Park & Other Things'). More info

: 8th August

Self-proclaimed Motor City Madman Ted Nugent is not too often lost for words. A staunch Republican, NRA member and hunter, Nugent has become a figurehead for conservatives across the country. As for his music, he's been performing for over 50 years, initially gaining fame with the hard rock band Amboy Dukes, before going solo. More info

: 3rd August

The Punch Brothers are anything but ordinary. Their innovative fusion of jazz-folk, contemporary bluegrass, classical music and rock shies away from anything ever heard before, favouring a traditional acoustic aesthetic combined with an adventurous and experimental spirit. The quintet are an extremely talented bunch and their virtuosity shines through their simple, singable melodies and complex arrangements. More info

J. COLE

North Carolina rapper J. Cole hits the road once again to tour his fourth album, Your Eyez Only. He'll be visiting 57 countries in a cross-the-world tour which covers the USA as well as Europe and Australia. Expect to hear 'Deja Vu', 'High for Hours' and other new material from latest album.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Barclays Center

Aug 01-02, 2017

Nassau Coliseum

Aug 05, 2017

SHAWN MENDES

The infectious pop of Justin Bieber meets the DIY style of Ed Sheeran in Canadian singer Shawn Mendes, a teen whose ambitions garnered him a huge online following after posting videos of himself performing popular covers. His folksy, upbeat brand of pop bears a refreshing honesty from someone so young and steers clear of the manufactured pop star formula.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Barclays Center

Aug 16, 2017

Prudential Center

Aug 17, 2017

: 16th August

Boy wonder and Vine superstar Shawn Mendes sent the social media world on fire when he announced dates for his 2017 Illuminate World Tour, sending it further into overdrive when it emerged that fellow pop phenomenon Charlie Puth will be joining him for the North American leg! More info

: 12th August

While they claim the fierce rivalry between them is a fiction created by the media, there's little doubt that Trevi and Guzman are both huge icons of the Latin music world. In 2017, for the first time ever, the two singers will share the stage as they play a select number of joint dates across North America! More info

: 19th August

The front runners of eighties soft-rock and still evolving, Air Supply know how to write a love song, creating the illustion of romance with sweeping ballads and sweet melodies. Touring now, an evening the Aussie megastars will enchant, as they play from their compelling and vast back catalogue, with hits such as 'You are my Lady', 'Everywoman in the World', 'Without you' and many more! More info

HERBIE HANCOCK

Legendary jazz pianist Herbie Hancock is considered to be one of the most innovative jazz musicians of all time. The early days of his journey as an artist saw him redefine the term 'rhythm section' in the Miles Davis Quintet, widely regarded as one of the finest jazz ensembles to ever grace the stage and thereafter his mounting collaborations and solo works tracked the evolution of a breathtakingly original and pioneering style

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2017:

Count Basie Theatre

Aug 06, 2017

Beacon Theater

Aug 07, 2017

: 15th August

Jimmy Buffett has achieved what few have and turned his easygoing Gulf Coast persona into more than just a successful recording career - this guy has expanded into clothing, nightclubs, and literature! But the basis of the business empire that kept him on the Fortune magazine list of highest-earning entertainers is his music, and of course his zany on-stage antics that in 2011 nearly put paid to his career after falling off-stage at an Australia Day concert. More info

: 12th August

Get ready to relive the golden days of pop with ABBA: The Concert, the world's best ABBA tribute act, as they tour the US. Formed in 1996, this highly successful and astoundingly accurate group has toured the world extensively and clocked over 1000 shows - each one featuring at least two members of ABBA's original rhythm section. More info

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