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Concerts in New York - August 2015

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

: 4th August

Billy will be belting out his old favorites with the help of his revolving piano, on this popular national tour. 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

: 5th August

The biggest pop group in the world are heading back out on tour. Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn are playing their biggest ever concerts across the world throughout 2015, and they come to North America in July, stopping at 17 cities. It's all in support of new record Four, which features the blockbuster single Steal My Girl, and is billed as their most personal record yet. More info

: 5th August

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

: 27th August

This successful girl group are headed out on their extended summer tour in support of their second album Reflection, following a scorching hot critically-acclaimed sold-out Reflection Tour in March 2014. The MTV Award-winning, pop five-piece features Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and DinahJane and will be supported by Natalie La Rose and Bea Miller on all dates. Reflection has been described as a more mature album, and denotes an older direction for the popsters. More info

: 29th August

Dubbed by the band as A Midsummer's Night With the Monkees the lineup will comprise the three surviving members; Michael Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork. Following the success of their 2012 reunion engagements, the guys decided to do another for the fans, in the country that cemented their fame, as the unlikely rivals to the Beatles, complete with visual projections to tell their turbulent tale of success, obscurity and late resurgence. More info

: 5th August

Formed in 1981, Faith No More are the ultimate behemoth in the 80's and 90's hard rock scene. With an extensive back catalogue that includes flavors of jazz, soul, hip-hop, funk and of course, heavy metal, they were instrumental in inspiring a generation of musicians, including paving the way for Nirvana. Back together since 2009, they now launch their 9th concert tour! More info

: 6th August

Two of the world's biggest tribute bands are joining forces for a brand-new national tour! APF is arguably the greatest touring laser and theatre show dedicated to Pink Floyd, with a concert experience that takes authenticity to a brand-new level, having sold over four million tickets in 35 countries. And that is just their playing ability! They will be joined by LZ2, a mainly Chicago-based tribute band, dedicated of course to the classic rock heavyweights. More info

: 15th August

Legendary hit-maker and songwriter, Neil Sedaka joins the Pops to take us on a wistful trip down memory lane. A consummate musician, Neil has written, performed, produced and inspired many of the songs that defined a generation. Find yourself singing along to Neil's Top 40 hits, including "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do," "Calendar Girl," "Laughter in the Rain," and "Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen." More info

: 30th August

Named after Bob Marley and the Wailers 1973 album. The Catch A Fire tour features these talented musicians in their own right carrying on their fathers' legacies. With Damian Marley, Stephen Marley, Morgan Heritage and Tarrus Riley, expect an evening of infectious grooves and reggae rhythm paying perfect tribute to the genres most iconic figures. More info

: 28th August

From humble beginnings as the Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Band, to one of the British Invasions leading stars, The Animals are a definitive part of the 1960s. Despite internal pressures and multiple lawsuits and line-up changes, Eric Burdon is still touring his distinctive gravelly vocals world wide, keeping the on again, off again band fresh and exciting for the fans, whilst still clearly buzzing from the audiences reverence. More info

GRAHAM NASH

One third (or fourth, depending on who is feuding with whom) of folk rocks biggest super-group, Graham Nash is often credited with being the glue that keeps the trio making sweet music together, and having penned some of their greatest hits including Marrakech Express and more. This summer the former Hollie heads out on an intimate tour, bringing you an evening that delves far into his remarkable six decade career, to show you the real Graham Nash.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2015:

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Aug 11, 2015

New York City Winery

Aug 23-24, 2015

: 5th August

This Summer you can see your favorite Idols contestants live! The American Idols Tour hits the road on a mammoth 37 city tour, bringing along the Top 5 performers of the season and a live backing band. Don't miss your chance to be there! More info

ROB THOMAS & PLAIN WHITE T'S

The Grammy winning Matchbox Twenty front-man is back with a brand new solo record and Summer tour! Get ready for an evening in the company of this charismatic crooner, with his soaring, infectious rock infused pop catalogue!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2015:

Beacon Theater

Aug 06-08, 2015

Bergen Performing Arts Center

Aug 13, 2015

THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS & THE CHURCH

After first attempting to tour together waaaay back in 1988, The Psychedelic Furs and The Church, two giants of post punk are finally heading out.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2015:

Irving Plaza

Aug 18, 2015

NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Aug 19, 2015

: 4th August

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

ZAC BROWN BAND

Star of country music and Grammy-Award winning Zac Brown Band is bringing its dynamic southern rock act to a venue near you! Formed over ten years ago, Zac Brown Band has gone from strength to strength over the years, their latest success being 2012's #1 album, Uncaged.

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2015:

Citi Field

Aug 21-22, 2015

Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Aug 23, 2015

: 7th August

Florida Georgia Line are at the very forefront of modern popular country. Alongside the likes of Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert they've successfully incorporated pop, and even hip-hop, sensibilities into the genre, and gained a whole new young generation of fans in the process. The duo's latest album was 2014's Anything Goes, which hit Number 1 in the charts. More info

: 4th August

Dapper Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is touring in support of his second solo effort The Desired Effect. Featuring the tracks Can't Deny My Love and Never Get You Right, it brings Flowers love of 80s pop right to the forefront, shooting for big romantic choruses embedded in glossy production with great success. More info

: 4th August

The third leg (Act III: Hollywood) of J. Cole's Forest Hills Drive tour hits the States this July and August. It's all in support of last year's 2014 Forest Hills Drive album, a record which secured Cole's status among the genre's elite. Featuring the singles Apparently and G.O.M.D, the album mainly dealt with Cole's upbrining and his eventual move to New York from his childhood home in Fayetteville. More info

YES & TOTO

World renowned Classic Rock bands Yes and Toto will join forces to co-headline their forthcoming 2015 Summer tour. Hailing from London, UK, Yes debuted in the early 1970's with a symphonic and progressive style that blew minds all over the world. California natives Toto rode the Soft Rock wave of the late seventies and are best known for their smash hit singles 'Hold The Line' and 'Africa'. Together that's one historic double bill!

This show is happening at multiple venues in Aug 2015:

Prudential Hall

Aug 08, 2015

Barclays Center

Aug 11, 2015

: 21st August

The Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular returns to the NYCB at Westbury for another evening celebrating the magic and mystery of the King himself! With an all star cast including Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter and Special guests DJ Fontana and The Sweet Inspirations. More info

: 21st August

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

: 14th August

The multi-talented muso continues to tour his 24th studio album State, a mind-melting anthology comprised of catchy hooks, modern sounds and excellent songwriting. More info

: 12th August

Crue fans of the world unite! The hedonistic rock 'n' rollers are heading out on their final tour and this time they mean it! Exploding onto the 80's hard rock and glam metal scene in a flurry of debauchery, big hair and tattoos, Motley Crue have since cultivated a legendary stage show featuring pyrotechnics, revolving drum platforms and dancers. Considering this is their last hurrah, what more could they possibly have in store?! More info

: 5th August

The alt-rock heavens are opening, and an almighty deluge fast approaches in the form of a mammoth double headline tour featuring the as-until-recently-quiet heroes of melodic hard rock Incubus and fellow Californian grunge-metal champions Deftones. Yes, you heard correctly, they're teaming up and bringing along Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 and garage punk rockers The Bots as support. More info

: 5th August

The Happy Together Tour brings together some of the Sixties' most memorable musicians in a not-to-be-missed tour of the USA. This year's lineup comprises The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, The Association, Mark Lindsay, former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Grass Roots, The Cowsills and The Buckinghams. More info

: 8th August

Chris Tomlin is one of the biggest names in contemporary Christian music, and he's heading out on an extensive tour February through April of 2015. It's in support of his latest record Love Ran Red, the follow up to his incredibly successful 2013 effort Burning Light, which topped the Billboard 200 chart. As if the Grammy Award winner wasn't a big enough draw on his own, he's joined by Rend Collective and Tenth Avenue North. More info

: Closes 15th August 2015

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

: 19th August

One of the world's most beloved performers, Englebert Humperdinck has been wowing the crowds for over forty years. With a new album, Engelbert Calling, featuring duets with everyone from Olivia Newton John to Elton John to Il Divo, you know with the 'Humper' you're in for a very special evening. More info

: 16th August

Between them they have more smash hit singles, certified platinum records and industry awards than you can shake a stick at. Rock'n'roll fusion legends Chicago join forces with R&B and funk juggernauts Earth, Wind and Fire to co-headline the 2015 'Heart and Soul Tour' and if it isn't enough that these musical phenomena are on the same bill, both bands (21 stellar musicians) come together on stage for an explosive finale at the end of the night. More info

: 26th August

Since forming in the mid 60s The J Geils Band has known many guises - an acoustic blues trio, an electric blues boogie and RnB rock outfit and perhaps most surprisingly, new-wave pop hit-makers of the 80s. They'll be joined on this 30th Anniversary Tour by Ian Hunter, former lead singer of Mott the Hoople who had their big hit in 1972 with the David Bowie-penned All the Young Dudes. More info

: 20th August

Puerto Rican singing sensation Chayanne has been sending fans into a frenzy ever since the 80's. The Latin pop heartthrob's sultry vocals and smooth ballads have sold over 50 million records around the world and now he returns to the US on tour in support of his latest album En Todo Estare, a combination of his old-school ballad aesthetic and the up-tempo beats of contemporary pop and dance music. More info

: 14th August

George Benson is quite simply a legend of modern jazz music. A tremendously skilled guitarist and vocalist, his ease with any genre he turns his hand to has meant huge crossover success; in 1976 Benson was the first musician to achieve a platinum-selling jazz album and went on to win an astounding 10 Grammy Awards. From bebop to pop, this musical great can do it all and with a charming smile to boot. More info

: Closes 16th August 2015

John Hiatt's legacy reaches far and wide across the Great American Songwriter's landscape. The Indiana native has long been respected as one of the most respected and gifted songwriters of our time, yet his tendency to shy away from celebrity means his music has often flown under the radar, enjoying a steady cult following instead. The troubadour is now hitting the road on a tour to support Terms Of My Surrender, his 22nd studio album. More info

: 7th August

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

: 19th August

Colombian superstar Juanes is touring the country in support of his latest album Loco de Amor. Released last year It was a typically heartfelt and anthemic collection of modern rock tracks from the former metal-head, who has fifteen million record sales and an incredible twenty Latin Grammys under his belt. Joining him on this tour is Mexican indie pop starlet Ximena Sarinana. More info

: 8th August

The front runners of eighties soft-rock and still evolving, Air Supply know how to write a love song, creating the illustion of romance with sweeping ballads and sweet melodies. Touring now, an evening the Aussie megastars will enchant, as they play from their compelling and vast back catalogue, with hits such as 'You are my Lady', 'Everywoman in the World', 'Without you' and many more! More info

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