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Concerts in New York - July 2015

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

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DEEP PURPLE

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When it comes to rock, there aren't many greater names than Deep Purple. The British group formed in 1968, and have been bursting eardrums ever since. Alongside fellow Brits Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath they practically defined what we now call 'hard rock' with albums like Machinehead and tracks including Smoke on the Water.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jul 22, 2015

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jul 26, 2015

: 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

: 17th July

Since appearing in the original production of Rent in 1996, Idina Menzel's career has gone from strength to strength. From originating the role of Elphaba in Wicked to singing Let It Go from Frozen, she's now undoubtedly one of the biggest names in the business. As befits her superstar status, she's heading out on a truly massive 2015 World Tour. More info

: Closes 11th July 2015

The outrageously talented Ms. Swift is taking her blockbuster 1989 album on a huge world tour throughout 2014/15. A full on pop record from the former country starlet, it includes the hit singles Shake It Off, Blank Space and Style. More info

: Closes 31st July 2015

U2 are back on the road in 2015 in support of Songs of Innocence, and playing indoor arenas for the first time in ten years. The band's last tour remains the highest grossing concert series of all time, which isn't surprising given the boy's enviable back catalogue and their penchant for jaw-dropping stage design. More info

: 25th July

In one of the more unique collaborations in recent years, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have won wide acclaim with their duet album, Cheek to Cheek, exploring the intoxicating sound of jazz standards. Whilst Bennett has always been known for his career long obsession with the world of Jazz, Lady Gaga's change of scene is perhaps even more impressive than her fashion transformation, her rich voice was made for the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Gershwin. More info

: 12th July

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

: 31st July

Whether you saw 'All About That Bass' as an uplifting body positive anthem, calling girls (and boys) everywhere to love their curves, or just fell for the infectious bubblegum hit, there is no denying that Meghan Trainor scored the song of last summer! Now, in support of her debut album 'Title' (released January 2015) she's bringing booty to a town near you with her first solo tour, proving she's much more than just a one hit wonder. More info

DION

Performing once more, the legendary Dion takes to the stage with his versatile back-catalogue, the soundtrack of his journey from 1950's and 60's teen idol to gospel influenced blues singer. First emerging from the mean streets of the Bronx in 1957, the dapper Dion DiMucci stole hearts with his bouffant hair and sharp suits. In 1960 he made the leap to solo star, spawning the super-hits 'Runaround Sue' and 'A Teenager in love'.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Jul 08, 2015

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Jul 11, 2015

: 27th July

Through a tapestry of warm vocals and sun-soaked guitar hooks, Dawes have made a name for themselves for replicating the the feel of the Lauren Canyon sound of the 70's. But far from being a copy, the quartet are something retro inspired, but with a chilled vibe straight out of the present. They'll be appearing at SummerStage this year, in support of their new album 'All Your Favorite Bands' out June 2nd. More info

: Closes 2nd July 2015

Providing excellent vocal performances since 1847, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a world-famous sound that resonates with audiences throughout the nation and beyond. A 360 strong team made from volunteers, the organization is dedicated to producing incredible concerts and records that will delight time and time again. More info

: Closes 16th July 2015

Hot on the heels of releasing their 14th studio album Sonic Highways, alt-metal favorites Foo Fighters are heading on a gigantic world tour in 2015, with at least 28 dates in North America. These guys plays hard, fast alt-metal rock without ever falling into its heavier counterpart. Enduring through the sheer strength of their back catalogue, coupled with sheer hard work recording innovative new albums (such as Wasting Light {2011}) and long touring sprees, it is no wonder that this hard-working band managed to escape the early 2000s purge of alt-rock bands that shone bright but burnt out fast. More info

DEF LEPPARD, STYX & TESLA

Titans of the 80's British Heavy-Metal revival and progenitors of contemporary Pop Metal Def Leppard have never let anything stand in their way, even their drummer Rick Allen losing an arm to a car accident. Overcoming this with a custom kit and a new style of drumming, the band surged on to create the album 'Hysteria', which hit 12 times platinum in US sales and sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Jul 2015:

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Jul 11, 2015

Nikon

Jul 23, 2015

: 3rd July

Two very different rock icons are joining up this summer for a concert experience like none other. With the release of his new album, First Kiss, Kid Rock has enlisted veteran rockers Foreigner to join him on the road and give fans a double treat! For Foreigner, this is an opportunity to gain new fans from a younger, newer demographic, treating them to their 1981 album 4, their biggest album to date. More info

: 26th July

Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint was one of the most talked records in recent memory. Released at the tail end of 2014, and proceeded by lead single Anaconda and its accompanying internet-breaking music video, it found the superstar MC entering more introspective territory than previous record Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. This supporting tour features support from Tinashe, Meek Mills and Rae Sremmund. More info

: 28th July

Baby-faced English singer Ezra infamously dropped out of college to pursue his music career and so far he hasn't disappointed. Already a favorite on the British festival circuit, he was recently named in the final five of BBC's Sound of 2014. He cites a a mixture of influences that come from both sides of the Atlantic that include Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Billy Bragg. This will be his first solo tour in the States, having opened for Hozier and Sam Smith already in 2015. More info

: 7th July

​Long before Taylor Swift, Shania Twain was the original country pop crossover megastar, conquering charts across the globe with tracks like Man! I Feel Like a Woman, I'm Gonna Getcha Good, You're Still the One and That Don't Impress Me Much. Shania has described this Rock the Country tour as a farewell, and it well may be the last tour that she ever embarks on, so this really is the time to see her! More info

: 24th July

Hard rock Florida collective Shinedown are hitting the road this summer ahead of their fifth studio album release this year (as yet unnamed). They will also be supported by Nothing More for selected dates on the tour. Since forming in 2002, they have released four albums: Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), and Amaryllis (2012), and a total of 18 singles, selling over 6 million records worldwide. More info

: 28th July

Rise Against still hold firm to the principal that punk should be about something, railing against political inequality and oppressive social forces with blistering riffs and fist-pumping, no-holds-barred sheer force of will. Joining them are metal rockers Killswitch, Engage and Letlive. More info

: 22nd July

German folk duo Milky Chance head out on tour this summer with their reggae and electronica infused brand of poetic indie folk. Before hitting the mainstream the boys uploaded their song 'Stolen Dance' to Youtube, which quickly went viral, gaining over 30 million views. Since then they have toured extensively, selling out New York's famous Bowery Ballroom at their first North America appearance. Expect great things from these promising singer-songwriters who are influenced by everyone from Ray Charles to John Frusciante. More info

: 31st July

Rock icons Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson are launching a joint tour across North America in 2015, playing in support of their most recent offerings, Monuments to an Elegy and The Pale Emperor. More info

: Closes 28th July 2015

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

: 23rd July

Singer-songwriter Iron and Wine is known for his folk, rock and indie influences, he has released five studio albums predominantly through iTunes, the latest being Ghost on Ghost, which is more influenced by pop and R'n'B. His music has been featured on various television shows and films, including Grey's Anatomy, House and Twilight. More info

: Closes 17th July 2015

Everyone's favourite American Idol and powerhouse pop vocalist Kelly Clarkson is back and ready to head out on tour with a new album in tow! Ever since winning the first season of the now ubiquitous talent competition, Clarkson has gone from strength to strength, garnering three Grammy Awards, ten Top Ten singles and sold over 20 million albums internationally. Her seventh studio album 'Piece by Piece' is a high-energy electro-pop showcase of that famed vocal prowess and is widely lauded as a return to form for the Pop Diva. More info

: 14th July

There's nothing like a Summer tour to bring together two of the biggest names in pop music. Get ready to let your hair down because Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat are joining forces for the Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Summer Tour! Between them, they've sold over 10 million in single sales, not to mention garnered multiple awards; Caillat already has two Grammy Awards under her belt. More info

: 11th July

Often described as "the biggest band nobody's ever heard of", a young Dispatch debuted in 1996 with their first album 'Silent Steeples'. Two more albums, a nine year hiatus and a triumphant sold-out reunion at Madison Square Garden later and the boys are back to raise funds and awareness about hunger in the USA. Get ready for their high energy, underground, funk-tinged indie folk rock and support an important cause! More info

: 24th July

The Indigo Girls have steadfastly forged their own path through the music world for over two decades, and they don't show any sign of slowing down just yet. The duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have now released 13 albums of breezy and lyrically adroit folk-rock, first emerging in the late 1980s alongside fellow Georgians REM, and are readying the release of a new record in 2015. More info

: 11th 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. This year you can head bang and crowd surf to the likes of Candy Hearts, Black Veil Brides and Motion City Sound Track. More info

: Closes 12th July 2015

Bronx-born singer Romeo Santos is the lead singer for Aventura, one of the US's top Bachata groups. Bachata is a style of music originating in the Dominican Republic. Romeo is fondly known as "King of modern Bachat" and has popularized this traditional Latin American genre amongst a wider audience. More info

: 15th July

Musical duo Hall and Oates first rose to fame in the late 1970s and 1980s with their fusion of rock 'n' roll and soul (or Rock 'n' Soul as it has been dubbed). They are best known for their six No.1 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 - Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can't Go for That (No Can Do), Maneater, and Out of Touch. More info

: 2nd July

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

: 15th July

Without a doubt, Jill Scott is the reigning queen of RnB and Neo-Soul. The Philadelphia native has developed a no-holds-barred, honest and uniquely poetic brand of soul music and it's her smoky and emotionally charged voice that really drives her messages of self-empowerment and confidence home. Catch the inimitable songstress as she heads out on tour in support of Golden Moments, an album celebrating the 15th anniversary of her debut album "Who Is Jill Scott?". More info

: Closes 27th July 2015

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 July

Hold onto your Stetsons, charming country crooner Josh Turner is heading out on a US tour! The singer and actor's rise to stardom started with breakout single 'Long Black Train' in 2003 and culminated in Billboards' biggest hit of 2012, 'Time Is Love'. His latest single 'Lay Low' has given his fans a taste of things to come - his hotly anticipated sixth studio album is to be released at the end of March. More info

: 24th July

Brad Paisley's Crushin' It World Tour is in support of his latest record Moonshine in the Trunk, which was yet another winning collection of radio-ready, upbeat country tracks from the Grand ole Opry inductee, including the singles River bank and Perfect Storm. More info

: 23rd July

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 he's hotly tipped by the international music media as one of 2015's ones to watch. Catch the newcomer as his tips his hat to the US on tour. More info

: 30th July

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

: 16th July

Hold onto your Stetsons ladies and gents, Country music heartthrob Chris Young is headed out on tour and bringing along his megawatt smile. The crooner brings a touch of romance to his modern take on the classic genre, so it's easy to understand why he won the reality TV show/competition Nashville Star in 2006, winning over (predominantly female) audiences with an effortless charm and a rich, deep vocal tone. More info

: 18th July

Akin to the Mickey Mouse Club, Kidz Bop is the number 1 brand in children's music, churning out family-friendly versions of today's pop hits, sung by the industry's future stars. The Kids Bop Kids, including Ashlynn, Bredia, Matt and Grant, are heading out on the 2015 'Make Some Noise Tour' and bringing their effervescent, feel-good music with them. More info

: 17th July

Formed out of six ex-members of the hit Eighties-era Puerto Rican boy band Menudo, this comeback concert remembering Menudo's golden era has been going strong since 1998, and has maintained their popularity with their now forty-something fans. Their current lineup comprises Ricky Melendez, Rene Farrait, Miguel Cancel, Johnny Lozada, Ray Reyes and Charlie Masso. For one night only! More info

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