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Concerts in New York - September 2016

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of September 2016

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: 23rd September

1964 The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt-Pepper era, 1964 The Tribute live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. More info

: 7th September

Queen Bey is back on the road with her first solo tour for three years. Announced moments after she upstaged Coldplay at this year's Superbowl, the Formation World Tour hits 40 cities worldwide throughout the year. It's the first chance to hear her perform tracks from Lemonade live. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

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 18th September 2016

The 1970s behemoth of sunny, classically fused synth-pop is triumphantly back and taking on the world once more! From the early strains of Mr. Blue Sky, it's impossible not to become totally immersed in Jeff Lynne's cheerful sphere of Beatlesque lyrics and joyful instrumentations that are capable of tackling dark themes with wit, honesty and total euphoria! More info

: Closes 26th September 2016

The soulful songstress continued her benevolent reign of world domination with the 2015 release of her third studio album 25, breaking a myriad first-week sales records. It features the lead single that got everyone talking 'Hello', a lovelorn anthem that showcases the emotional power of her supreme vocal pipes. Bask in the glow of this global phenomenon as she heads out on a world tour in 2016. More info

BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION

Yes, we can't quite believe it either. Twenty years has passed since Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combes set up Bad Boy Records following an unceremonious firing from another studio. Working with the now late rapper Notorious B.I.G, BB went head to head with LA-based Death Row Records, causing a coast-to-coast tension between the two that saw the release of the joint "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems", Biggie's Hypnotize" and tragically his tribute song "I'll Be Missing You" by wife and recordmate Faith Evans.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Madison Square Garden

Sep 04, 2016

Prudential Center

Sep 25, 2016

: 23rd September

Aretha Franklin's importance cannot not be overstated. She is simply one of the greatest singers the world has ever seen. With a voice which can't be mistaken, her mammoth back catalogue includes the classics Respect, Think and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even made a glorious cameo in The Blues Brothers. More info

: Closes 6th September 2016

The Life of Pablo tour is finally here. Kanye West returns to North American arenas for the first time since his mind-bowing 2013 Yeezus tour. One of the defining voices of modern hip-hop, Kanye's concerts are famously elaborate shows, employing performance art and cutting edge lighting and sound design. More info

: 30th September

Hailing from the sleepy town of Hitchin, just outside of London, it's clear that James Bay was made for much grander things - his soulful, gravel-toned vocals and expertly crafted ballads have made waves since 2013 and was hotly tipped by the international music media as one of 2015's ones to watch. Well that prophecy certainly came true. Catch this hugely talented man as he heads out on the road once again. More info

: Closes 20th September 2016

Half a century ago, Cat Stevens released his first single 'I Love My Dog/Portobello Road', and in 2016 Cat (now called Yusuf Islam) is back, with an acoustic tour described as a mix of "songs, storytelling and good will". More info

: 29th September

Operatic hearthrobs Il Divo return to North American shores as part of their huge 2016 world tour. They're supporting seventh studio album Amor & Pasion, which sees Urs, David, Carlos and Sebastien exploring their love of Latin music, mixing sizzling tangos and smoldering boleros. More info

: 14th September

With almost 300 years between them, veteran rockers AC/DC show no signs of slowing down. Their 15th studio album, 2014's 'Rock or Bust', was yet another compilation of rollicking rock'n'roll anthems filled with plenty of flaming licks and banshee vocal growls. One of the best-selling bands of all time with over 200 million records sold internationally, the heavy metal progenitors now hit the road on the 'Rock or Bust World Tour'. More info

: 14th September

Let the celebrations commence! It's hard to believe that these guys have been helping the world to rock and roll for five decades since releasing "Fun Fun Fun" but there you have it. This tour will also mark the official introduction of singer/guitarist Jeffrey Foskett, who has worked regularly with the group since 1981, as a permanent member of the Beach Boys touring band, well overdue in our opinion. He replaces Christian Love, who left the group to embark on a solo career. More info

: 25th September

For some, Jackson Browne is a definitive voice of the sun-soaked, mellow Southern California vibe that emanated from Laurel Canyon and spread far beyond in the mid 60s and 70s. Catch him this Summer as he tours stripped down and unplugged, with just an acoustic guitar and a magnificent back catalogue to choose from, this is an evening not to be missed! More info

TOM JONES

The pride of Wales, Tom Jones has been performing for over 50 years, with a staggering back catalogue of classic hits to his name. From his early hits like 'Delilah' and 'It's Not Unusual' through his pop resurgence of the 1980s with his cover of Prince's 'Kiss', Jones has never been afraid to reinvent himself.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Beacon Theater

Sep 21, 2016

Wellmont Theatre

Sep 28, 2016

: 8th September

The All About That Bass singer takes her second album Thank You, which contains the infectious lead single 'No', on the road. She's joined on these dates by actress turned singer Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings. More info

: 18th September

Get ready to jig, polka and reel to Gaelic Storm, fine purveyors of traditional and innovative Celtic rock and folk! For over 15 years, they have brought their unfailing energy and humour to audiences all over the world, whilst continually exploring new music. Last year saw the band release their 10th record, Full Irish, celebrating their incredible career igniting the party! More info

: 11th September

Mississippi rockers 3 Doors Down return to the stage this summer following the release of their sixth studio album Us And The Night, marking the end of a five-ear hiatus when they released Time of My Life way back in 2011. With various changes in lineups over the years, this is the first album and tour featuring Chet Roberts on guitar and Justin Biltonen on bass. They will be supported by both Pop Evil and Red Sun Rising on varying dates. More info

DONOVAN

Donovan became one of the first acts of the British invasion to immerse himself in the psychedelic American counter-culture, and in 1966 his track 'Sunshine Superman' hit the top of the Billboard charts. In celebration of the accompanying album's 50th Anniversary, Donovan is taking the record on the road, alongside classics from throughout his back catalogue, such as 'Catch the Wind', 'Mellow Yellow' and 'Hurdy Gurdy Man'.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall

Sep 15, 2016

Paramount Center For The Arts

Sep 18, 2016

: 25th September

After fifty-seven years in the music industry, over a hundred hit singles, and 46 prestigious awards, country music giant Kenny Rogers has embarked on his last-ever series of shows before his much-deserved retirement. The "Gamblerís Last Deal" 42-date tour takes Rogers, along with Grammy-winner Linda Davis, across the country where he will play the most beloved hits from his long and distinguished career. More info

: 17th September

The California-based indie rockers are headed out on a national tour, in support of their third studio album Home of the Strange. First coming to widespread prominence in 2010, their debut album was recorded old-school style, with a focus on only recording material that they could faithfully recreate for a live audience. Having supported various acts through the last few years, this headlining tour is set to be a big pull for fans of SoCal indie rock. More info

: 9th September

The boys are back with a vengeance! Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, the Rock & Roll hall-of-famers infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures; look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times. They're joined on these dates by Gov't Mule, led by Allman Brothers Band alum Warren Hayes. More info

: 18th September

Although Sixto Rodriguez's music career took over 40 years to kick off, 2012 saw the Detroit singer-songwriter shoot to international stardom with the release of Searching for Sugarman, a documentary movie about his success in South Africa and the fans who travelled to the USA to try find the elusive musician they'd listened to growing up in the 80s. More info

: 30th September

The two surviving members of folk legends Peter, Paul and Mary have continued touring together despite the death of Mary Travers in 2009. Formed in New York City in 1961 during the American folk music revival phenomenon, the trio brought folk out from the Village coffeehouses and onto radio, paving the way forward for future folk artists Bob Dylan and John Denver. Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey are headed back on tour, continuing to bring folk music to newer audiences. More info

: 10th September

One of the shining stars of modern folk, Amos Lee crosses the genres of folk, soul and jazz and calls on Stevie Wonder and James Taylor as major influences. His 2011 album 'Mission Bell' topped the Billboard charts and included contributions from Willie Nelson among others. His follow-up may have been met with mixed reviews, but as with any singer-songwriter of this genre, it's at a live performance where the magic is truly made. More info

BEN FOLDS

The frontman of his self-named band, rock artist and producer Ben Folds continues to work with some of the most eclectic names in music and entertainment (remember his Common People cover that featured William Shatner and Bill Clinton?), as well as pushing the envelope on alt-rock ever further. A self-confessed enigma, he prefers to stay out of the limelight except when touring, but can easily claim credit for some of music's most unlikely trends.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

The Space at Westbury

Sep 20, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 21, 2016

: 30th September

With a resume bursting with achievement, Burton Cummings is one of Cananda's most beloved sons. His long and illustrious career saw heady rock-stardom with The Guess Who, who became the first Canadian band to reach the Billboard #1 and sold millions across the nation. As a solo artist, he's continued to evolve and create his rock and bluesy tunes, including Stand Tall and My Own Way to Race. More info

: 22nd September

Explosions in the Sky is an American instrumental post-rock band from Texas. The band has garnered popularity beyond the post-rock scene for their cinematic, elaborately developed guitar work, narratively styled instrumentals, what they refer to as "cathartic mini-symphonies," and their enthusiastic and emotional live shows. More info

: 27th September

English singer songwriter brings his eclectic third album On My One to North America on his latest tour. Emerging at the age of just 17 with his eponymous debut record, Bugg has established himself as a fixture of the British rock scene, with his unmistakable vocals and his wide-ranging sound, which draws on everyone from the Everly Brothers to Metallica. More info

: 23rd September

One of the most idiosyncratic singers to emerge from the country's numerous tv talent shows, New York's Melanie Martinez reached the Top 6 in 2012's The Voice, after storming through the auditions with renditions of Britney's 'Toxic' and Ellie Goulding's 'Lights'. After being eliminated (too soon!) she began working on independent material and last year released her critically acclaimed debut album Cry Baby. More info

: 10th September

Dominating the World Music charts since 1987, the vibrancy and excitement of the Gipsy Kings' live concert is almost indescribable. A must see for all fans! More info

: 25th September

He saw the bulk of his solo, commercial and critical success in the late 70s and 80s, beginning with the release, in 1977, of "Lucille". Prior to that Rogers was frontman for a successful country-rock group The First Edition, with whom he had the hits "Just Dropped in (to See What Condition my Condition Was In)" and "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town". Rogers' smooth personal style (well manicured greying beard, salt and pepper hair and slick suits) and raw, achingly emotive voice proved perfect for romantic ballads and 'storytelling' songs. More info

: 15th September

Bennett staged a huge comeback in the late 1980s and 1990s, opening his music up to a younger generation while keeping his musical style intact. He remains a popular and critically praised recording artist and concert performer. His latest record, Cheek to Cheek, was a collection of duets with Lady Gaga. More info

: Closes 3rd September 2016

Marc Anthony is well known for many things - his good looks, his marriage to pop sensation Jennifer Lopez (aka J-Lo) and his acting career - however his claim to fame remains his multi-award winning career as a salsa singer. More info

: 22nd September

Led by Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses do anthemic, wistful American indie better than anyone. Drenched in reverb and glittering guitar tones, they trade in vulnerability while still playing songs bursting with hooks and fist-pumping choruses. More info

: 9th September

The Irish all-male wonder from producer Sharon Browne, and legendary songwriter/composer Phil Coulter, performs an eclectic mix of songs ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, with some international hits and original material in between. Boasting boy-band good looks and impeccable harmonies, the group delivers traditional Celtic songs and contemporary pop classics as only they know how. More info

: 24th September

Weird Al Yankovic, the undisputed king of pop culture parody, has sold more comedy recordings than any other artist in history. In a career spanning nearly three decades, he has amassed 30 Gold and Platinum albums, 7 Gold and Platinum-certified home videos and 3 Grammy Awards (with 11 nominations). His 14th studio album Mandatory Fun contains 12 songs that spoofs a number of well-known hits since its release in 2014 including the infamous Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, as well as material from Pharrell Williams, Iggy Azalea, Lorde and Imagine Dragons! More info

: 6th September

Culture Club are back and heading out on the road for the first time in 14 years! One of the UK's most successful bands, Culture Club, led by the riotously androgynous Boy George, conquered America in the early 80's with their catchy, soul soaked, calypso inspired records; including 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me' and the Latin flavoured 'I'll Tumble 4 Ya.' More info

: Closes 30th September 2016

Taking Back Sunday have announced the dates for their upcoming 2016 tour of North American, which comes after the release of their new record Tidal Wave. Hailing from Amityville, NY, Taking Back Sunday have been familiar names on the emo-punk rock scene since the early 2000s, their angst-driven lyrics striking a chord with Thursday, Brand New and Jimmy Eat World fans across the US. More info

: 22nd September

Styx spent most of 2014 touring across the country with fellow 70s legends Foreigner, but now they're striking out on their own. Led by songwriting talents of Dennis De Young, Tommy Shaw and James Young, the band racked up hit after hit in the 1970s and 80s including Babe, Mr. Roboto and Boat on the River. More info

: 29th September

One of the musical inspirations for guitar legends like Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones and Jimmy Page, this American blues guitarist is considered to be one of the greatest axemen of all time. Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, six-time Grammy winner, and, as if that isn't enough, Eric Clapton once called him "without a doubt the best guitar player alive". Enough said. More info

: 17th September

Stone was part of the vanguard of Nineties' female R&B singers along with Mary J Blige, Toni Braxton and Lauryn Hill. Part of the neo-soul movement, Stone first came to prominence at the tender age of 16, as part of the late Seventies' female hip hop group The Sequence, widely recognised today as the first of its kind. Despite a rocky start to 2015, Stone will be touring the States at small, intimate venues that showcase her powerhouse range perfectly. More info

: 9th September

Influenced by the likes of Johnny Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, Rock & Roll hall of famers ZZ Top infuse their classic blues riffs with the spirited, often humorous pursuit of worldly pleasures; look no further for catchy tunes about fast cars, sharp clothes and good times. More info

: 10th September

The legendary Don Henley is heading out on tour in 2015 in support of Cass Country, his first new studio album in 15 years! Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Stan Lynch, it features guest spots from some of country music's biggest names, including Dolly Parton on the lead single When I Stop Dreaming, and Martina McBride. More info

: 9th September

Alongside the likes of The Beat and Madness, The Specials led the 2 Tone ska revival in England during the 1970s and 80s. It was a movement which combined the rhythms of reggae with a punk attitude and a mod-aesthetic. The group has seen many line-up shifts through the years, but this current band includes founding member Horace Panter, alongside Hall and Libertines drummer Gary Powell. More info

: Closes 23rd September 2016

Legendary guitarist Buckethead heads out in 2016 for his first tour since 2012. Real name Brian Patrick Carroll, Buckethead has spent his whole onstage career behind a Halloween inspired mask, with a KFC bucket perched on his head. His ominous appearance has created an almost mystical aura around him, backed up by his transcendently good guitar playing, blending metal, blues and prog with stunning effect. More info

: 23rd September

Journey back to the golden era of swing with Big Bad Voddoo Daddy. Theirs is a world populated by sharp suited mobsters and high class dames, and it's an impossibly cool sound which has seen the band's popularity just keep on rising for over two decades. More info

: 10th September

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. This self-made attitude attracted the attention of Island Records, to which he signed, and together they released the record-breaking single 'Life of the Party' in June 2014. More info

: 28th September

Often hailed as The Queen of Latin Pop, you can catch Mexican singer-songwriter legend Thalia live once again as she tours Northern America this fall. With three decades of hits including 'I Want You,' 'No me ensenaste,' and 'Amor a la Mexicana', plus a new album out this year; the show is sure to be packed with old and new favourites. More info

: 17th September

Scottish legends and famed walkers of 500 miles, The Proclaimers, are hitting the road again this summer with what promises to be their finest tour yet. Off the back of their latest album, twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid will be performing 27 shows across North America this fall, playing their latest offerings as well as some of their best-loved hits. More info

: 8th September

A former opening act for Eric Clapton, Cray has played alongside John Lee Hooker and now has a pair of Fender Stratocaster guitars named after him. He has released a number of albums that have reached the top of the Billboard Blues chart, and in 2011 was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame for his achievements. This summer he's released a double CD and video package called "4 Nights of 40 Years Live", celebrating the best of his music over his long career. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Doo Wop Extravaganza will take you back to the hey-days of the 50s with a night full of some of the best Doo Wop artists! Acts include John Kuse and the Excellents, Lou Christie, The Legendary Teenagers, The Marcels, The Elegants, Lenny Coco & the Original Chimes and of course, Danny and the Juniors. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

The English Beat (or The Beat as they're known in their native UK) surprised fans last year with the announcement of a new record in the works. Their first studio album since 1982's Special Beat Service, Here We Go Love is being funded through the crowdfunding site Pledgemusic and is due for release later this year. More info

: 24th September

Johnny Mathis is a grammy award winning singer songwriter. For most of his career Mathis has focused his music in a jazz style but has since combined that with an easy listening style. He has persevered and flourished in his career despite the many obstacles that have come in his way including the rock revolution and artists like the Beatles. He is perfect for a relaxing night out and will have you humming all the way home. More info

: 30th September

Get your taste of country pop goodness from the Perry siblings this summer, as they head out on a mammoth tour this festival season. Since their self-titled debut in 2010 sky-rocketed to quadruple platinum heights with hit single "If I Die Young" the band hasn't rested on their laurels, solidifying their place amongst Nashville contemporaries with second album Pioneer. More info

: 23rd September

Some rock'n'roll fans might be more familiar with Mr Frehley when he's decked out in the iconic black and white face paint of Glam Rock gods Kiss... Yet the lead axeman of one of the 20th century's most recognisable bands has been doing his solo thing for quite some time now, and doing it well - his first solo offering hit platinum! Ranked as one of the Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time, this living legend still has the metal chops. More info

: 12th September

Ian McCulloch and co. are one of the major influences for many indie-rock bands and since returning to popularity through their contribution to the Donnie Darko soundtrack have become a popular fixture on the live circuit. More info

: Closes 4th September 2016

This Japanese synth-pop, post-Shibuya-kei girl band has stratospheric success in their native Japan since forming in 2000. The band's name was taken from the character found in each of the founding members' names (fragrance). Kashiyuka, A-chan and Nocchi, to give their stage names, are pop icons in Japan and since signing with Universal Music Group in 2012, have expanded their fanbase inside of Asia, thanks to the internet, and their wildly popular touring concerts. Watch out Psy, these girls are gaining on you! More info

: 3rd September

The Philippines longest running musical variety show is making its live debut on US shores with this very special one-night-only event. ASAP, short for All-Star Sunday Afternoon Party, is a hugely popular show that brings together the biggest names in Filippino music as hosts, with past and current presenters including Martin Nievera, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Gary Valenciano and Jolina Magdangal. More info

: 10th September

Canadian punk-pop-rock quartet Billy Talent first burst onto the scene with their debut eponymous album in 2003, having existed for a decade under the name Pezz. The name change heralded a new sound and era for the band, unveiling a harder, more aggressive sound that went down like a storm with fans and critics alike. Catch them as they hit the road in support of fifth studio album, 2016's Afraid Of Heights. More info

: Closes 29th September 2016

Hailing from Oxford, UK, Glass Animals set the Brit Indie scene alight in 2014 with their bold debut album Zaba, a deliciously decadent offering that showcased the groups considerable talent for creating slow-burning and sexy Indietronic anthems. Hot on the heels of the August release of their sophomore album How To Be A Human Being, the outfit will be hitting the US on tour this Fall. More info

: 16th September

Beginning his career as a Nashville session musician, songwriter and and master of the fiddle Charlie Daniels played on records from by the likes of Bob Dylan and Hank Williams. He brought his career around full circle this year with his collection of Bob Dylan covers entitled Off the Grid, which will be the focus of this nationwide tour. More info

: 30th September

This self-proclaimed "roughneck" musician has struck a chord with fans worldwide, his talent taking him from the radio stations to television stations. His top-selling album, Songs About Me, went double Multi Platinum and he's been seen on screen in the hit series The Lincoln Lawyer. Country music is still his first love though, and he's back on the road taking his music from town to town! More info

: 26th September

Brian Fallon is set to join forces with fellow Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham for a joint tour this Fall, bringing together two of the most evocative voices in modern Americana music. Both of these musos are hitting the road hot on the heels of new album releases; Bingham will be airing his 5th album Fear and Saturday Night while Fallon will bring his debut solo outing Painkillers to the stage. More info

: 28th September

The Hot Sardines breathe new life into vintage jazz, bringing the sounds of 1920's Paris, New Orleans and New York bang up to date with just the right sprinkling of irony. The exuberance of their playing and the contemporary tones of frontwoman Miz Elizabeth ensure that their music never sounds dated. More info

: 20th September

Bob Dylan calls Gordon Lightfoot one of his favourite songwriters - a fine tribute to a legacy that is still being written. In a career spanning nearly 40 years, the Canadian folk legend has recorded over 200 songs, written many more, and influenced the sound of so many highly successful artists. More info

: Closes 24th September 2016

Composed of 15 top soloists, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra is one of the world's leading large jazz bands ensembles. Their current band leader (and artistic director) is the great Wynton Marsalis, famed trumpeter and composer, who has played with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Dizzy Gillespie. More info

BRIAN WILSON

A musical genius, or one of the world's greatest songwriters? We'd say both. Brian Wilson is still one of the best feel-good concert experiences today from the man who created the immortal songs of The Beach Boys. You'll know every lyric, every song and have the best time of your life!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Sep 21, 2016

Beacon Theater

Sep 24, 2016

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