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Concerts in New York - September 2015

Our carefully curated selection of the Best Concerts in New York for the month of September 2015

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: Closes 17th December 2015

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 30th September 2015

With over 20 million records sold in the US, Josh Groban is arguably the most popular singer-songwriter in the country after hits from his five albums, including 'Closer' and 'Awake'. More info

MADONNA

The undisputed Queen of Pop will be embarking on her 10th world tour, proving that this material girl still has a Rebel Heart! Over the course of her extraordinary three-decade career, Madonna has sold over 300 million albums and holds the record for the most successful tour by a solo artist in history. She is a seven-time Grammy winning singer, songwriter, producer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

Madison Square Garden

Sep 16-17, 2015

Barclays Center

Sep 19, 2015

: 25th September

Tall and handsome, with a stage presence that veers between Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, J. Tillman is bringing his latest incarnation, Father John Misty to a town near you this year on the North American leg of his world tour. The one time Fleet Foxes drummer has been steadily releasing solo records since 2004, but it was as Father John that things started to make sense. Conceived after a psychedelic desert experience in the desert deserving of Gram Parsons or one of this Laurel Canyon peers, the sound of Father John Misty is part old school country misery, part retro folk and a whole lot of sardonic wit. More info

: 15th September

"I first heard Rodney on a demo tape in 1974 and knew immediately from his voice and lyrics he had the right stuff" says Emmylou Harris of longtime friend and collaborator Rodney Crowell. After the success of their 2013 album of classic duets, Old Yellow Moon, they have come together once more to blend their voices in a perfect harmony on new record The Travelling Kind and are playing a series of special shows together to celebrate! More info

: 25th September

The British singer-songwriter and guitarist formerly of the band Traffic will be concentrating on his time as part of the collective, when he takes to the road this summer for no less than 30 dates. As one of the founding members, he performed on their first two albums, 1967's 'Mr. Fantasy' and their self-titled record the next year. After leaving Traffic, he succeeded in carving out a career as both a solo artist, with hits such as 'We Just Disagree' and 'Only You Know and I Know,' and as a sideman for other acts. In short, this is one rocker who refuses to keep still. More info

: 26th September

After many years on the road building separate, successful solo careers, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have united to form a new band with an extended pool of collaborators and friends. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is the result of their union - an 11-strong Blues band that has become a force to be reckoned with! More info

: Closes 23rd September 2015

A bouncy six piece outfit hailing from Iceland, with songs infused with more color than the aurora borealis, they deal in infectiously indie-folk filled choruses, that give way to triumphant anthems, whilst taking you along for the ride. After winning a battle of the bands in their native Reykjavik, their debut record 'My Head is an Animal' became a world-wide hit, with lead single 'Little Talks' cementing their place in the mainstream. More info

: 16th September

The list of Diana Ross' achievements is staggering, and twelve-time Grammy winner and Oscar-nominated superstar Diana Ross is showing no signs of slowing down her touring career! Don't miss your chance to see a living legend in concert. More info

: 29th September

The Scottish electronic collective (pronounced 'churches') are back on tour in the wake of releasing their second studio album Every Open Eye, released this year. The trio, led by Lauren Mayberry are known for working a clean sound, with their music style usually tagged as electronic or synthpop. They are kicking off their tour following a set of dates at various music festivals across the States. This new album is a fillow-up to their successful 2013 release, The Bones of What You Believe. More info

: 24th September

The Airborne Toxic Event is one of the most successful bands to emerge from LA's music scene over the last few years. It's easy to understand why with their signature of cleverly crafted lyrics and beautifully blended orchestral rock. More info

: 25th September

The charming winner of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5 comes to the Gramercy for this live concert, featuring special guest and fellow Drag Race alum Ivy Winters! Since winning the Crown back in 2013, Monsoon has been a busy bee, releasing her debut record, (excellently named 'The Inevitable Album') and writing two iterations of mad-cap cabaret show The Vaudevillians with Dr. Dan. More info

: Closes 27th September 2015

The former Nickelodeon actress turned pop sensation adds 40 additional dates to her Honeymoon Tour, on which she'll be supported by Latino heartthrob Prince Royce. Expect to hear One Last Time, Break Free and Love me Harder. More info

: 16th September

Twenty One Pilots are the Ohio duo Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun who formed whilst at college and began to put out their own records before being signed by Pete Wentz' Fuled By Ramen label in 2013. Since the release of first studio album Vessel, TOP have been creating synthy, spoken-word, genre defying sounds and gaining an enormous, loyal fan base. More info

: 21st September

The son of the late, great Bob Marley has had to prove to his detractors not to be riding his father's coat-tails, and has as a result carved out a successful career in reggae for himself. As a child, he was a keen sportsman, and was unaware of his musical abilities until his mother, table tennis champion Anita Belnavis encouraging him to take guitar and trumpet lessons. Fast forward to today and Marley has successfully proven himself a musician that crosses genres, from reggae, dancehall, hip hop and R'n'B. With six studio albums under his belt, his latest Maestro was released in June 2015. More info

: 24th September

Following in the footsteps of Ed Sheeran and Mumford and Sons, Passenger is the latest indie folk sensation from the UK. His single Let Her Go was a stunning worldwide success, and now he's heading out a North American Tour in support of forthcoming sixth record Whispers II. More info

: 19th 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

: 28th September

British folk sensation Ben Howard is embarking on a lengthy US tour to promote his second record I Forget Where We Were. It's a record which promises a more introspective side to the singer songwriter, after his sunny debut Every Kingdom, which contained the track Keep Your Head Up. More info

: 12th September

Death Cab for Cutie are traversing the globe in support of latest album Kintsugi, released earlier this year, which proved to be yet another solid entry in one of modern rock's most consistent catalogues. Support comes from post-rock greats Explosions in the Sky. More info

: 12th 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

JOAN ARMATRADING

The enduring icon of the 1970's brings her final tour to North America in a series of solo shows that aim to create lasting, unique memories for the audience and the talented singer-songwriter and are set to be the perfect farewell after over four decades in music. From humble beginnings in the Caribbean to the slums of Birmingham England, Aramatrading taught herself to play, after grabbing a guitar for 3 back when she was 14...

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

The Space at Westbury

Sep 26, 2015

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 27, 2015

New York City Winery

Sep 29-01, 2015

: 25th September

The legendary rockers Cheap Trick never seem to be off the road, so it shouldn't be a surprise to see them lined up for a series of North American shows this year. The band have now been together for some 40 years, during which they've more or less defined the 'pop rock' genre. Tracks like Surrender and I Want You to Want Me showcase their enviable skill at marrying earworm, bouncy melodies with hard rock riffage. More info

: Closes 2nd September 2015

5 Seconds of Summer are this year's Next Big Thing when it comes to boy bands. Take the polished performances and songwriting of bands like One Direction and combine it with the guitar riffs of pop-punk bands like Blink-182 and you get a rocking group of four talented Aussie boys who set to take on the charts! More info

: 14th September

2015 is a very exciting time to be a Duran Duran fan. The boys have been hard at work in the studio at work on their new album Paper Gods with a cavalcade of super producers and special guest stars. Expect to hear a wealth of new material on this tour, alongside their older classics. More info

: 25th September

R. Kelly heads out on tour across the United States in support of his fourteenth studio record The Buffet. It's a sprawling, multi-genre concept album, which encapsulates all of the different genres and styles that Kelly has mastered over the years, from honey-voiced R&B to bumping hip-hop. More info

: 6th September

Guatemalan singer Arjona has won two Grammy Awards and now brings his Viaje (Voyage) tour to the US/Canada markets, in what is anticipated to be one of the biggest Latin musical concert tours in 2015. The tour is supports his recently released Viaje album, which debuted at No. 1 in May and is now the ninth top-selling Latin album this year to date (Soundscan). Having also been nominated for a Latin Grammy in the Best Singer/Songwriter album category, his tour is outlandishly extravagant, with a replica train station forming part of the set. This is one Latin hero that we'd travel anywhere for! More info

TOMMY EMMANUEL

Acoustic guitar virtuoso and two time Grammy Award nominee Tommy Emmanuel is back on tour, bringing his unrivalled passion and energy to his beloved instrument. Expect jazz, blues, folk and more from this Australian native who has embraced all things American. Watch this adroit performer coax his extreme talent and leave you with a smile on your face!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Sep 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Sep 24, 2015

Tarrytown Music Hall

Sep 25, 2015

: 24th September

Expect an evening of infectious indie anthems set to bubbly synth with big oh-oh-oh choruses. One of 2015's biggest breakouts, Walk the Moon, are the glittery feel-good rockers behind 2010's song of the summer 'Anna Sun' and last winters energetic foot-stomper 'Shut up & Dance'. Touring this summer in support of new record 'Talking is Hard', these guys bring a charmingly joyous celebration to the stage that dares you not to get up and dance along! More info

: 26th September

Thirty-year-old Lang Lang has played sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and holds the distinction of being the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, plus all the top American orchestras. The first huge cross-over star from the People's Republic, he came from humble beginnings as the son of an anti-vice police officer and a telephone operator and whose success has seen over 40 million Chinese children learn classical piano since coming to fame. More info

: 29th September

With a big, soulful voice that plunges to dark, melancholy depths and ascends into wild, fierce howls, Andrew Hozier-Byrne has proved that the hype is justified; the video for his first ever single, "Take Me to Church" went viral in 2013, amassing just under 12 million views to date. More info

: 18th September

Alabama can rightly claim to be the band who made country music what it is today. Formed by three cousins in 1969, the band hit their peak in the 1980s with their blend of southern rock and twangy country balladry, a formula that everyone from Garth Brooks to Luke Bryan has built upon in the subsequent years. More info

: 6th September

Eighties glam rock gods Van Halen are headed out on a mammoth North American Tour, bringing the best of their hit-filled catalogue with them. From the unforgettable opening synth strains of mega-hit single Jump to the driving hard rock anthem that is Running With The Devil, their numerous smash hit singles and number one albums make up one considerable rock'n'roll legacy. More info

: 16th September

Motorhead have been playing their uncompromising, full-throttle rock 'n' roll for 40 years now, a fact which they're marking with this special anniversary tour. Led by indefatigable singer and guitarist Lemmy, with his cowboy hat and mutton chops, they're regarded as one of heavy metal's most influential bands, marrying the genre's heaviness to a faster punk rock tempo on iconic tracks like Ace of Spades, Overkill and I Got Mine. More info

: 18th September

Pennsylvania native ZZ Ward has a hard-edged, blues rock infused musical style, blending RnB, Soul and a stomping Southern aesthetic effortlessly. Her distinctive smokey and sweet vocals bring together these influences to make catchy, well-crafted pop tunes that'll keep your feet tapping along of their own accord. Catch the singer-songwriter as she heads out on a mammoth Love and War tour in support of her latest album This Means War. More info

: 26th September

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

: 25th September

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an acclaimed 11-strong Blues band that has become a force to be reckoned with! Appearing at the Beacon Theatre this fall, they are heading up a special concert series with very special guests appearing at each one. This show, Friday September 25th sees them joined by chicano legends Los Lobos. More info

: 12th September

The German rock behemoths Scorpions are heading out on tour in honor of their 50th Anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than inviting along American prog rockers Queensryche for the ride! Expect to hear classic tracks like Rock You Like A Hurricane alongside new material. More info

: 5th September

Hailed as one of the most successful Latin American artists of all time, Ricardo Arjona has won two Grammy Awards from three nominations: The 2007 Grammy for "Best Latin Pop Album" and the 2006 Latin Grammy for "Best Male Pop Vocal Album," both for his album Adentro, (2005). The hugely popular Guatemalan singer, dubbed El Animal Nocturno for his fourth breakthrough album of the same name, is back in the US on tour to support his latest offering Viaje (Voyage). More info

: 27th September

Just in time for Halloween season, these ghouls are headed out on a tour of the US. Led by the enigmatic frontman Papa Emeritus (real name unknown), whose stage costume of choice is the aforementioned skull paint and priest's robes, the band has certain pop undercurrents that make their doom-laden anthems quite accessible. They're ready to shock, rock and roll! More info

: 25th September

The world's first and only A capella Country band, Home Free found their niche in the early 2000's and what started out as a hobby saw the group competing and winning the fourth season of NBC's The Sing-Off in 2013. The win launched the group to international stardom and they've been captivating audiences with their singing ever since. More info

: 19th September

Get set for a night of classic southern rock this September as two icons of the genre come together for a special concert. Expect to hear classic hits like The Devil Went Down to Georgia and Searchin' For a Rainbow. More info

: 19th September

Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez aka, Daddy Yankee, first burst onto the international scene with his breakthrough success Barro Fino in 2004, an album that brought Reggaeton to the mainstream's attention with the traditional music wrapped up in catchy latin pop hooks and a hip hop edge. Now the Puerto Rican singer at the forefront of the Spanish Reggae revolution is headed to NYC's Madison Square Garden for a one-night-only show featuring some very special guests. More info

: 19th September

The Nashville scene has long been plagued with the radio-friendly misogyny of Bro Country. Enter the progressive Country stylings of Sturgill Simpson, an independent singer songwriter that draws comparisons with Waylon Jennings and the Country Outlaws, those who sought authenticity in their craft. More info

: 15th September

One of modern country's most insightful and intelligent songwriters, Jamey Johnson takes risks that few others would dare, from releasing an epic double album (The Guitar Song) to a Hank Cochran tribute record. A new full length release is on the horizon, so expect to hear lots of new material on this tour. More info

: 15th September

Twenty One Pilots's fourth record Blurryface is released this year, and the band are heading out on an extensive tour with indie poppers Echosmith in support. Formed of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, Twenty One Pilots' music leaps around multiple genres, experimenting in indie and synth pop, alt. hip-hop and spoken word rhymes, all delivered with pristine production and an ear for radio friendly melodies. More info

: 11th September

The Milk Carton Kids, comprised of Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan, have enjoyed a rapid ascension to the top of the indie folk world. Maybe their greatest weapon is their close knit vocal harmonies, which have already earned them a 2013 Grammy nomination. More info

: 16th September

Rick Springfield wrote his name in the musical history books with his 1981 hit Jessie's Girl. The insanely catchy power pop track, about pining for the girlfriend of his buddy, has subsequently been featured in everything from Boogie Nights to Glee. He'll be joined on this joint tour by Loverboy, who also scored their most famous hit with Working for the Weekend, and new-wavers The Romantics. More info

: 18th September

Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy recipient Juan Luis Guerra is one of the most internationally-recognized Latin music stars, and this fall embarks on an exclusive USA tour throughout September, entitled Todo Tiene Su Hora. The Dominican musician is known worldwide for his infectious fusion-laced renditions of merengue and bachata, backed by one of the best live bands in the Spanish speaking world. More info

: 19th September

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter David Bromberg is known for his eclectic style, playing bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock & roll equally well. He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play rhythm and lead guitar at the same time. More info

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