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Concerts in New York - October 2016

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


: 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

: 25th October

Reluctant Aussie pop chameleon Sia has been recording for the best part of two decades, from adding her voice to British electropop outfit Zero 7 to collaborating with artists like Rihanna, Adele and Beyonce, penning some of pop's biggest hits. Once again heading out on tour, she returned from solo retirement in 2014 with her 6th studio album, 1000 Forms of Fear, setting alight the music scene with lead single Chandelier and crafting a very unforgettable public image... More info

: Closes 29th October 2016

One of the most iconic bands in American music history, The Four Seasons ruled the airwaves of the 1960s with their staggering harmonies and classic pop hits. The group's Broadway engagement will feature all of their greatest hits, plus Frankie's biggest solo numbers. Expect to hear 'Sherry', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', 'Rag Doll', 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You', and 'Grease'. More info


Get ready to swing to the Rockabilly, Tex Mex and Neotraditional Country styling of one of the most original and eclectic bands of the last quarter century - The Mavericks are back! The Grammy Award-winning innovators fuse their Latino roots with a vintage Country flair that culminates in a sound so diverse yet so distinctively theirs; genres are ingeniously blurred but the band's energy never waivers, consistently drawing crowds to their high-octane, sold out shows.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Oct 25, 2016

Tarrytown Music Hall

Oct 27-29, 2016


Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of American standards, especially for Irving Berlin's work. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace in London. He is currently serving as artistic director in Indiana at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

Judy & Arthur Zankel Hall

Oct 19-21, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Oct 30, 2016

: 22nd October

Phantogram return in 2016 with their third studio album (helpfully titled) Three, and they've got an extensive North American tour to go along with it. Formed of Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter, Phantogram's darkly-hued sculpt synth pop that recalls the best of Portishead and Massive Attack. Their most recent project was a collaborative album with Outkast's Big Boi, but now they're back by themselves. More info

: Closes 29th October 2016

The legendary jazz rock pioneers Steely Dan take over the Beacon Theatre this October, for an incredible ten night residency! The concerts will be a mixture of Greatest Hits and By Popular Demand shows, as well as performances of their classic albums Aja, Gauncho and The Royal Scam in their entirety. More info

: 25th October

After winning American Idol's fourth season, Carrie Underwood has gone onto become one of American music' biggest artists, and has proved a key figure in the sound of modern Country music. She's sold more than 65 million albums sold worldwide, had 14 No. 1 singles, with six as co-writes, won seven Grammys, and countless other accolades. More info

: 27th October

Power 105.1's annual Powerhouse concert at the Barclays Center rolls around again this October with a star-studded line-up. ​Usher is topping the bill, a month after the release of his eight studio album Hard II Love, which features guests Future and Young Thug. More info

: Closes 21st October 2016

Seattle-based indie rockers The Head and The Heart team up with British artist Declan McKenna for a joint US-wide tour this fall, in support of their upcoming album The Signs Of Light. First coming to prominence in 2009 following the band's formation after a series of open mic nights, their first self-burned album was the subject of a feeding frenzy by various record companies after selling out on Easy Street! More info

: 21st October

One of the founding members of the 70s rock band Styx, Dennis DeYoung is a songwriter of extraordinary diversity, whether it be heartfelt ballads (Babe), synth-pop (Mr. Roboto) or epic theatrical prog-rock (The Best of Times). While he has enjoyed a very successful solo career (including the Top 10 hit Desert Moon), for this tour he'll be concentrating only on Styx material, his brand new backing band helping to recreate some of the finest moments that 70s progressive rock had to offer. More info

: 23rd October

Since her 1988 debut 'Bring Me Some Water', Melissa Etheridge has been an iconic voice in alternative rock and roll. When in 1993, her second record 'Yes I am' went double platinum, that success was cemented. As a performer she has won 2 Grammy Awards and an Academy Award for best original songs, but also as a social and gay rights activist, she has left a lasting impression on American popular culture. More info

: Closes 21st October 2016

Soft rock veterans America are back on the road, bringing their popular brand of vocals and acoustic guitar on their latest national tour. Having been inducted into the Vocal Hall of Fame in 2006, the band also have their own star on Hollywood Boulevard, recognizing them as an important contributor to the musical arts. Their 2006 album Here & Now saw the band collaborate with a new generation of artists including Ryan Adams, Ben Kweller and Jim James among others. More info

: 27th October

From the producers that brought you RAIN - A Tribute to The Beatles, Let It Be, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, PFX - The Pink Floyd Experience, THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOW is a celebration of one of the most influential and famous musical groups of all time. More info

: 29th October

Freestyle is back with a bang! A celebration of the style of syncopated dance pop that enjoyed massive popularity during the 1980s, this third annual concert reunites some of the genre's biggest names, on one Halloween-themed night. Topping the bill is one of the genre's true pioneers TKA, the Latin-American trio hailing from New York who helped to shape Freestyle with singles like 'Come Get My Love' and 'I Won't Give Up On You'. More info


It is argued that the B-52s could be the world's greatest party band. And thirty years and over twenty million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why the band behind 'Loveshack' remain among the most beloved rock stars ever.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

The Space at Westbury

Oct 28, 2016

Webster Hall

Oct 29, 2016


Yes have had so many incarnations over the years that forming a new band from former members seems like a natural idea. Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW) does just that, bringing together Yes' founding frontman Jon Anderson, legendary one-time Yes' keyboardist Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin, who was with the group 1982 - 1994.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Oct 2016:

Wellmont Theatre

Oct 24, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Oct 26, 2016

: 21st October

Gladys Knight has never been pigeonholed by her early Motown years. With her backing band The Pips she was one of the label's brightest stars in the late sixties, recording, amongst others, the original version of I Heard it through the Grapevine. She isn't nicknamed 'The Empress of Soul' for nothing. Since then however she's dabbled in jazz, r'n'b and gospel, and secured her place in the annuals of movie history with the theme from 1989's Bond film License to Kill. Rumours are there's a new album in the works so this 2014 tour may well see the premier of new material. More info

: 22nd October

In its third year, Masters of Ceremony returns with its biggest line-up yet. Headlining is the one and only Rick Ross. Known for single-handedly putting Miami on the map of contemporary hip hop and RnB, the tattooed rapper grew up in the city's poorest areas, falling prey to the drug scene before pulling himself out of poverty by making music that draws on his experiences on the streets. More info

: Closes 27th October 2016

Brian Culbertson's latest album is simply titled Funk!...with good reason. It's a full-on, no-holds barred funk odyssey, and has been produced with the help of a hugely successful Indie Go Go funding campaign. To show his appreciation to the fans, Brian is taking Funk out on the road with his first ever nationwide bus tour, hitting stops that he's never visited before. More info

: Closes 30th October 2016

Leading the British punk rock revolution that would also birth The Sex Pistols and The Clash, The Damned released their debut single 'New Rose' in 1976. Their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, a full throttle assault of poppy hooks and machine gun riffage, followed soon after and their place in the punk history books was assured. More info

: Closes 31st October 2016

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is the sweetheart of Americana music! Her first studio album, Living With Ghosts, was released in 1996 and received critical acclaim (it featuring only Griffin and her acoustic guitar). Her music style is particularly revered for its stripped-down songwriting, and is mainly centered around folk music. Many of her work has been covered by musicians including Emmylou Harris, Ellis Paul, Rory Block, and the Dixie Chicks, and constantly receives praise from her peers including Willie Nelson. More info

: 23rd October

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

: 22nd October

Delbert McClinton is a multi-talented American blues musician and songwriter, whose instrumental repertoire includes the guitar, piano, and harmonica. McClinton began his solo career in the 1970s and has released almost thirty albums since then. He was born in Lubbock, Texas, but relocated to Los Angeles in 1972 to pursue his career in the music industry. 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

: 21st October

The world's top-selling instrumental artist Chris Botti has charm and talent in spades; the Italian American contemporary jazz trumpeter breathes new life into a range of different genres from American songbook standards to bebop classics by the likes of Miles Davis. Botti is not only a highly skilled musician but a consummate entertainer, with a gleam in his eye his onstage banter calls to mind the performers of jazz's golden age. More info

: 23rd October

A band that takes their name from the Japanese word for Godzilla is taking on the heavy responsibility of delivering a sound so gargantuan that it makes skyscrapers wobble... Luckily, in the case of French metal quartet Gojira, the band more than delivers on this promise with a heady blend of progressive, thrash, death and groove metal. More info

: 24th October

Purveyors of glorious indie post-rock and dream pop Deerhunter burst out of Atlanta, Georgia with an ambient genre-bending sound in the early 2000s, overcoming the death of original member Justin Bosworth and forming anew in 2005. Now they have a whopping seven studio albums under their belt and are currently touring their latest offering Fading Frontier. More info

: Closes 26th October 2016

Folk songstress Suzanne Vega is playing a number of dates in 2016, in support of her latest release Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening With Carson McCullers. A huge inspiration for Vega, author Carson McCullers explored issues of sexuality, race and mental illness in 1940s and 50s America. More info

: 25th October

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! More info

: 30th October

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

: 26th October

Known for her breezy, sound-of-summer aesthetic, pop singer songwriter Colbie Caillat was first noticed when she uploaded her self-penned tunes to MySpace at the tender age of 21. She solidified her status as one-to-watch with the release of smash hit single 'Bubbly' in 2007, going on to win two Grammys for her collaborations and writing. With a new release on the horzion, catch Caillat on the special Malibu Sessions Acoustic Tour. More info

: 21st October

After a shaky breakthrough on America's Got Talent,we're lucky Lindsey Sterling didn't take British villain Piers Morgan's words to heart, in fact, she has gone on to find success so stratospheric, that will surely have Morgan eating his words. The one of a kind violist/dancer is now one of the most successful artists on the internet, her videos having notched up an impressive 560 millions views in just 3 years. Channeling everything from Celtic folk, dubstep, electronica, via Broadway and hip-hop, she is undoubtedly one of the most unique musicians touring today. More info

: 24th October

Jalisco rocker Mana have been touring, performing and creating Latin pop-rock for almost thirty years, since two former Sombrero Verde band members placed a newspaper ad seeking a drummer way back in 1986. The rest is history - suffice it to say that three decades later, Mana are not only still going strong but have accrued a mammoth tally of hit singles and music awards too. More info

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