Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts you don’t want to miss
Heavy metal! Doom metal! Lounge music! The head Stroke! Here are five upcoming shows you'll want to grab tix for this week.
Wed Jul 9 2014
Photograph: Michael J. Chen
Pink Martini: Beacon Theatre; Sept 18
This Portland, Oregon–based “little orchestra” pulls together a hodgepodge of jazz, Latinand classic pop influences into an endearing cocktail of melodic lounge music, lifted beyond chintzy by the smoky brilliance of frontwoman China Forbes. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11 at 9am
Global Citizen Festival: Central Park, Great Lawn; Sept 27
This anti-poverty fest never disappoints: The 2014 lineup features Jay Z, No Doubt, fun., Carrie Underwood, the Roots and Tiësto. Buy VIP tix now if you're a high roller, or go here to learn about how you can earn free entry. VIP tickets are on sale now.
Judas Priest: Barclays Center; Oct 9. Izod Center; Oct 17.
Clearly the heavy-metal icons reneged on their promise for their 2011 tour to be their final: They returned this week with a brand-new LP, Redeemer of Souls. If you've yet to witness Rob Halford and his legendary hell-bent-for-leather quintet in action, here's your chance—and if you think they've lost a move over the years, you've definitely got another thing coming. Tickets go on sale Fri, July 11 at 10am.
Pallbearer: Saint Vitus; Oct 17
After a tour opening for the starry-eyed Deafheaven, Pallbearer goes on a headlining run of its own this fall in support of its hotly anticipated second LP, Foundations of Burden. Hailing from Little Rock, Arkansas, the grim outfit channels a good bit of Sabbath in its strangely uplifting brand of doom metal. Tickets go on sale Fri, June 11 at noon.
Julian Casablancas and the Voidz: Hammerstein Ballroom; Nov 25
On top of playing shows with the Strokes once more, frontman Julian Casablancas has been keeping busy with a new group of punks, the Voidz. The band's upcoming release, Tyranny, reportedly melds ’80s hardcore with modern sampling in tunes addressing corporate greed. Fight the Man, man. Tickets go on sale Fri, July 11 at noon.
London Grammar: Terminal 5; Nov 11
In a recent interview with The Music, U.K. synth-pop trio London Grammar revealed that the great import it places on band chemistry comes from advice gleaned during a meeting with Coldplay—apparently, the tips are serving the group well, as its return to NYC features a gig at the famed Terminal 5. Tickets go on sale Fri, June 11 at noon.