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Concerts in New York - December 2016

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

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ANDREA BOCELLI

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A disciple of Luciano Pavarotti and Zucchero Fornaciari, the blind, Tuscany-born vocalist has emerged as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary opera.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Madison Square Garden

Dec 15, 2016

Prudential Center

Dec 18, 2016

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR

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Dating back to 1498, the Vienna Boys Choir is one of the best known boys' choirs in the world and one of Austria's most famous cultural exports.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 12, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Dec 16, 2016

: Closes 22nd February 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 11th December 2016

Brazilian actor and musician Seu Jorge first gained notice with his role as Knockout Ned 2004's City of God, but it was his work on the soundtrack of Wes Anderson's nautical adventure movie The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou that made him an international name, covering some of the the great David Bowie's songs acoustically beautifully lilting Portuguese throughout the film. More info

: 9th December

It's finally here! The biggest touring concert of the year has returned once again, stuffed with more pop talent than you can shake a sprig of holly at. Past headliners include Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato, while 2016's edition of the Jingle Ball includes Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber and more (varies by city). More info

: Closes 18th December 2016

Prepare for an evening of fabulous festive fun with the New York City Gay Men's Chorus and their 2016 Christmas show, Xmas and Chill! Featuring classic carols and holiday favorites alongside traditional choral arrangements and topped off with a visit from very special guests, string quartet Well-Strung. So dust the snow off your coats and escape the madness that is the city at Christmas with this hilarious and warmhearted feast for the ears (and eyes!) More info

: 26th December

This brand-new Trans Siberian Orchestra show has to be seen to be believed. The story is about a runaway girl who takes refuge in an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve, and meets the Ghosts of Christmas, and learning her own worth in the meantime. This was in fact the band's first made-for-television film back in 1999, and now they are bringing it on tour around the country as a live concert, for the very first time! More info

DARLENE LOVE

As one of the biggest voices of the 60s, Darlene Love lent her pipes to everyone from Dionne Warwick to The Beach Boys and featured on some of the decades most unforgettable songs. Even when she wasn't credited (here's looking at you, Phil Spector) her unmistakable vocal was able to get people to stop and pay attention. Now she heads off on tour in support of her brand new record, 'Introducing Darlene Love.'

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 16, 2016

B.B. King Blues Club

Dec 17-06, 2016

: 9th December

The Piano Guys first made waves on the internet with their self-made music videos showing off their unique blend of classical and pop music. In 2012, the group released their first studio album which included a range of innovative mash-ups, from Mozart to David Guetta, as well as covers of songs by One Direction, Adele and Christina Perri. More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

The undisputed Queen of the Christmas song, Mariah Carey brings her epic voice to Beacon Theatre once more this December with All I Want For Christmas Is You : A Night of Joy & Festivity show, promising a seasonal spectacular that could only come from the diva herself. More info

: 10th December

Formed in 2007, Vernon wrote most of their first record whilst recuperating from an illness. He spent three months ensconced in a cabin in Wisconsin to emerge with the bones of 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. Lead single 'Skinny Love', a wistful exploration of a break up went on to become a hit the world over. In 2012, the group won Best New Artist and Best Alternative Rock Album at that year's Grammy's for their sophomore effort 'Bon Iver, Bon Iver.' More info

: Closes 17th December 2016

Prepare to usher in the holiday spirit once again with 2016's Christmas-tastic concert from the New York Pops and pals, who're keeping it all in the family with performances from the Callaway sisters and the Nunziatas brothers! Conducted by Music Director himself Steven Reineke. More info

: 11th December

International superstar singing group, The Tenors have bolstered their popularity in recent years by performing in Las Vegas and during the Grey Cup broadcast. More info

: 8th December

It's time to jingle those bells and turn your air guitar all the way up to eleven, because the Wizard of Winter are coming! Creating a monumental sound that's equal parts classical music and progressive rock, the Wizards produce a huge scale Xmas spectacular much in the tradition of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. More info

: Closes 21st March 2017

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. More info

: 8th December

One of the country's biggest new stars in rock, jazz, country and soul, this phenomenally talented musician heads out on tour this spring, showing exactly why the likes of Alicia Keys, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters are singing his praises as well as having him support their live shows. His fourth album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim hit the top spot on the Billboard Top Blues Albums chart, and he will be heading out country-wide in support of his new work. More info

: 29th December

Fronted by the imitable Gavin Rossdale, the British band Bush have been bursting eardrums with their heavy Grunge-orientated rock since the mid 90s. Following an eight year hiatus, during which time Rossdale pursued a solo career, the band reunited in 2010. They've since released two well-received records, The Sea of Memories in 2011 and 2014's Man on the Run, which they're continuing to support with these tour dates. More info

KENNY G.

Kenny G began his career in Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra in the 1970s, and has gone onto become the best selling instrumentalist of all time. He remains the go-to man for any smooth jazz requirements and has helped the genre shake off it's stuffy, vintage image.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Wellmont Theatre

Dec 07, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 11, 2016

: 9th December

It's now been 20 years since Rob Garza and Eric Hilton met first met, and their band Theivery Corporation is now recognised as one of the most experimental and reliably consistent acts in world music. They've have spent two decades creating boundary-pushing, intricate electronic music, inspired by Latin America's intricate rhythms and lush textures. More info

: 12th December

Steve Martin and Eddie Brickell's gorgeous bluegrass musical Bright Star returns to New York for one night only this December. This special concert features the original Broadway cast as well as the show's two creators, who will host proceedings and play as guest performers. Following the concert, Steve and Eddie will take part in an audience Q&A, alongside other members of Bright Star's creative team. More info

KENNY ROGERS

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.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Dec 15, 2016

Count Basie Theatre

Dec 21, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 23, 2016

: 27th December

O.A.R.'s Wind-up Records debut album, King, marked a new beginning for the band and was the seventh studio effort in a career that began with their high school recording, The Wanderer. In the years since King was released, O.A.R. (or Of A Revolution) returned home to Maryland where they found an new source of inspiration, the driving force behind their latest album, The Rockville LP. More info

: Closes 31st December 2016

The Fab Faux are without a doubt the most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band on the scene today. The band have created a buzz among Beatles fans committing to performing live what they feel would be an accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire. More info

: 13th December

Pink Martini are the brain child of Thomas Lauderdale, who in the early 1990's was thinking of running for Mayoral office. But he slowly became frustrated and fascinated by the musical entertainment during political society events. So he formed Pink Martini to address this and make music that appeals to everyone, from liberals to conservatives, all over the world. Over 20 years later, they're still going strong! More info

: Closes 30th January 2017

The three-time Grammy Award winning rock, country and folk singer-songwriter is once again hitting the road again! Having written songs for the likes of Johnny Cash, Travis Tritt and Emmylou Harris, he has since become a renowned author and actor, appearing on two HBO shows, The Wire and Treme. He is recognised for bridging the gap between rock and country music, something that few artists have managed to do successfully. More info

: 9th December

CBS-FM presents it's 2016 Christmas concert, and it's a doozy! Headlining this festive feast of songwriting and singing talent is James Taylor, for whom the term 'iconic' doesn't quite do justice. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide throughout his 50 year plus career, he's written some of the most indelible pop songs of all time, including 'Fire and Rain' and 'You've Got a Friend.​' Also performing are Jimmy Buffet and Sarah McLachlan. More info

: 6th December

Norah Jones is one of the most popular contemporary jazz and jazz-influenced singers of our time. Her debut album Come Away With Me was released in 2002 and sold 22 million copies worldwide. With rumours of a new album coming in 2016, now's the perfect time to catch her live. More info

: 18th December

"Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people!" Join us for the good tidings of the beloved classic, Handel's Messiah, performed live by an orchestra and choir at this unforgettable Holiday performance. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Wheels up!! The Band and Crew are on tour! Time to "Let Your Hair Down"! The Steve Miller Band, best known for their party classic 'The Joker', can be expected to unleash more of their best hits at this show. More info

: 10th December

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

: 18th December

Clement Clarke Moore's holiday poem may be one of the best known verses ever written. This Holiday Season the New York Pops bring the text to life with an evening that combines narration, song, dance a few special surprises along the way. More info

: 5th December

Bastille have always sounded like an arena rock band, and their new album Wild World ensures they'll never be playing small venues ever again. Stuffed full of epic pop anthems, it quashes any fears of fans that the band wouldn't be able to reach the heady heights of 'Pompeii' again, and confirms their status as one of the UK's most exciting musical exports. More info

PAUL ANKA

Beginning his career by entering amateur contests, sneaking into clubs and recording his forst song when he was just fourteen years old, Paul Anka has gone on to become one of the greatest songwriters in history and has achieved unprecedented success in every venue: stage, screen, television, and recording. His musical compositions are internationally known and have been recorded by the greatest names in the entertainment industry during a music career spanning over half a decade!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Prudential Hall

Dec 16, 2016

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Dec 17, 2016

DAVID CROSBY

An icon of counter culture and one third of folk's most revered supergroup, David Crosby has been honing his trademark harmonic style since the early sixties. A contemporary of Dylan, it wasn't until he began writing with The Byrds that he truly found his own voice, beginning with his first solo-record 'If Only I Could Remember My Name' in 1971.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Dec 13, 2016

Town Hall Theater

Dec 15, 2016

: Closes 31st December 2016

The pre-eminent jam band of the past 25 years, Phish returned in 2014 with new album Fuego, after a break of five years. It was comprised of the group's usual eclectic mix of prog, reggae and jazz, all loosely held together by the members enviable musicianship and super producer Bob Ezrin. Catch them on tour this summer! More info

: 18th December

Blood Sweat and Tears have been together, in one form or another, since 1967. Melding together rock n' roll, jazz and soul, they first rose to prominence within New York's counter-culture movement, and achieved enough status to headline the famous Woodstock Festival of 1969. Their current incarnation is fronted by Bo Bice, who was runner up Carrie Underwood in American idol Season Four. More info

: 27th December

Going on for more than 25 years, America's very own top-selling Pink Floyd show is back on the road this fall. Originally from New York, the band model their shows on the earlier concerts of PF from the 1970s, although as their fanbase has extended, so has their repertoire. Now they host a full-scale concert that has seen engagements across North America and across the world, and often perform entire albums as well as taking audience requests. More info

: Closes 31st December 2016

Jam rock gods Gov't Mule are hitting the road this fall. The band - an off-shoot of The Allman - are recognised as one the leaders of Southern Jam Rock, with every show offering up a totally unique improvised experience. 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

: 12th December

Mac Miler's major label debut Go:od AM drops on September 18, and he's heading out on an extensive nationwide tour in support. Known for his self-deprecating and irreverent style, Miller nevertheless delves into some deep material on his records, from musings on mortality to his past drug addictions. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

Folk-pop duo (and husband and wife) The Weepies returned last year with Sirens, their first full-length record in five years. The record comes at the end of a tough period for the band, with founding member Deb Talan announcing in 2013 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, following chemo and surgery, she was declared to be in remission in 2014. More info

: 8th December

Hailed as the 'Rebel Queen of Nashville', two-time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves is shaking up the contemporary country scene by taking a more old-school approach to things, leaving the fist-pumping, vacuous party anthems of bro-country in her dust! Catch the songstress as she heads out on her 2016 tour to support her latest record Pageant Material. More info

ANDREW BIRD

Chicagoan singer and violinist Bird embarks on a solo tour throughout the States. Taking influence from Scottish folk music bluegrass and classical music, his sound samples a myriad of different genres including steel band, jazz, swing and rock.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Dec 2016:

Tarrytown Music Hall

Dec 10, 2016

Isaac Stern Auditorium

Dec 12, 2016

: 31st December

It's Soultime! Southside Johnny, aka the grandfather of the New Jersey sound, is hitting the road with his ragtag group the Asbury Dukes, bringing the brass-heavy soul of the Jersy Shore along with them. The band has been grooving together in various forms since 1976 and are often mentioned in the same breath as Bruce Springsteen, who's performed with them on several occasions. More info

: 6th December

Celebrate Christmas in style with smooth jazz aficionado Dave Koz and special guests Jonathan Butler, Candy Dulfer and Bill Medley. Although he's Jewish, Koz loves the festive season and all the trimmings that come with it, so much so that he released a Yuletide album entitled "The 25th Of December" in 2014. The classy compilation features contemporary covers of classics and carols like The First Noel and Let It Snow! More info

: Closes 30th December 2016

A fusion of horn-based soul and funk with the tightest rhythm section ever to grace the stage, Tower of Power have been bringing their unique style to shows since 1968. However the veteran performers are not old news, they imbue their music with an upbeat joy that speaks to multi-generational audiences, from today's young music students to the groovy cats of the Motown era. More info

: 14th December

Durham, North Carolina's own folk rock outfit are hitting the road just in time for the end of year festive season, so say goodbye to 2016 with an upbeat shindig with Delta Rae. Combining shades of gospel, country and pop, the soulful sextet's soaring harmonies and choral aesthetic make each one of their anthems a foot-stopping, soul-stirring affair. More info

: 31st December

Formed in 2013, newcomers Too Many Zooz are setting New York and beyond alight with their heady blend of brass and house music. Their status as an underground phenomenon is both literal and figurative, as the outfit started in the subways of the Big Apple, filling the commuter's ears with their upbeat and rhythm orientated music. Join them for an extra special NYE show with soul and funk brass duo Brasstracks at the historic Gramercy Theater. More info

: 14th December

Singer, actor and power pop heartthrob Rick Springfield solidified his teen idol status in the early 80's with the ubiquitous smash hit 'Jessie's Girl', for which he won a Grammy for Best Male Performer. His successful career has spawned four US top 10 hits, an acting stint on General Hospital and a multitude of appearances on popular TV and Broadway shows. More info

: 26th December

It takes a lot of courage and talent to be able to leave a record label like Motown Records and start your own venture. But that's exactly what Grammy-winning soul and R&B singer Chrisette Michele did, creating the Rich Hipster label with which she recently released her fifth studio album Milestone. More info

: Closes 10th December 2016

During the 2010s Tory Lanez took the underground rap scene by storm, transitioning from mix tapes and features into the mainstream with ease after the 2016 release of his debut album I Told You. The multi-talented rapper, singer songwriter and producer seamlessly blends R&B, hip hop, techno and rap to form a bold new sound that's impressing fans and critics alike. More info

: 29th December

It's hard to believe it's been over 10 years since the release of Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, yet Gogol Bordello continues to surge ahead at full steam, relentlessly touring and releasing. To mark this special occasion, they're hitting the road yet again but this time, they're turning things up to 11! More info

: Closes 24th December 2016

Matisyahu's breakthrough came in 2006 with his album Youth. Since then, Matisyahu has refined his genre-bending music over a further four studio albums, exploring themes of devotion and spirituality with a deftness of touch that has been fully embraced by the mainstream. His latest record was last year's Akeda, which broke the Billboard Modern Rock Top Ten. More info

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