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Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts, on sale July 30–Aug 4

By Ro S

Live music fans know all too well that tickets for NYC concerts go quickly, but fret not: Time Out has you covered on the latest show announcements. Don’t miss out this time and grab these tickets now before they're gone!

High on Fire: Aug 15 at Music Hall of Williamsburg

If you can’t wait a month till doom outfit Sleep’s Aug 30 show to satisfy your stoner music needs, you’re in luck: The Converse Rubber Tracks concert series just announced the guitarist’s stoner metal crew High on Fire will be performing a show two weeks prior. And best of all, it’s free (though make sure to RSVP). Tickets go on “sale” Wednesday, July 30 at noon

Phil Lesh and Friends: Sept 21 at Forest Hills Stadium

Phil Lesh and Friends, the amorphous jam crew founded by the titular Grateful Dead bassist, has shifted throughout uncountable lineup permutations over the past couple decades with a staggering alumni base upwards of 50 different musicians (phew). Everyone knows you can’t bring back the Dead, but Phil’s most recent and longest-running incarnation “The Q” (which includes Warren Hayes) comes pretty close. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 4 at 10am

X Japan: Oct 11 at Madison Square Garden

Despite limited renown in the states, legendary Japanese heavy metal icons X Japan (returning to the city for the first time in 4 years) are beyond huge in their home country. Over the past few years, the band’s been busy topping out its numbers: selling out the 55,000 seat Tokyo Dome a record-18 times, touring 16 countries, and surpassing 30 million album and single sales. That’s a lot. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at 10am

Renaissance: Oct 24 at The Concert Hall

Believe it or not, Kickstarter has funded more intriguing projects over the past few years than just potato salads—for instance, ’70s prog-rock group Renaissance’s latest release Symphony of Light. Known for their symphonic influences and lush arrangements, the veteran proggers will be playing new cuts from the album—dedicated to the recently deceased core member Michael Dunford—as well as old classics at the band’s Concert Hall show. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at 10am

Primus and the Chocolate Factory: Oct 31 at Beacon Theater

We all know irreverent funk-metal crew Primus, pictured, deals in some goofy antics, but even diehard fans were caught unawares when, to ring in the New Year, the band performed the soundtrack to the 70’s Willy Wonka film in its entirety, complete with Oompa Loompas and an elaborate mushroom-laden stage design. Apparently, the project wasn’t just a one-off gig, and a studio recording plus further shows are due later this year. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1 at 11am

David Nail: Nov 9 at Irving Plaza

Hip-hop star Nelly, comedian Rob Riggle, and country singer David Nail seem to have little in common, but the three teamed up (and won) at the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game last month. If you want to catch Nail playing his more standard musical fare, though, he’s up to bat at Irving Plaza this November. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1


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