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Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts you don't wanna miss

By Brett Myers
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Jose Gonzalez: April 8 at Music Hall of Williamsburg
With his third record, Vestiges and Claws, on the way, the Swedish folk-pop fave promises more nostalgic ballads and perhaps even a TLC rendition (he's been known to cover "Waterfalls" live). Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6, at noon at Ticketmaster.

The B-52s: May 21 at Irving Plaza
The legendary Athens, GA, ex-punks can claim one of the campiest and most fun-filled catalogs in rock music. Expect to hear all the hits, as well as a few from their sturdy 2008 comeback effort, Funplex. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6, at 10am at Live Nation

Viet Cong: June 13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg
Hard-driving Alberta postpunks Viet Cong ignited the blog circuit with their abrasive debut LP, which came out in January. After filling Union Pool and Mercury Lounge a few weeks back, they're upsizing with this summer MHOW date. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6, at noon at Ticketmaster.

Romeo Santos: July 10 at Barclays Center
Despite selling millions of records—and rubbing elbows with Drake, Carlos Santana and Nicki Minaj on 2014's Fórmula, Vol. 2—Anthony "Romeo" Santos isn't too well known outside the Latin community. Come hear "The King of Bachata" and his angelic voice at Barclays Center—and don't even think of sitting still. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 13, at 10am at Ticketmaster

NEEDTOBREATHE: August 10 at Terminal 5
This South Carolina Christian combo sounds like a buffed-up Kings of Leon, and the band's righteous, rootsy songs have been featured in a stack of movies and TV shows. The arena-sized tunes on last year's Rivers in the Wasteland should get believers and nonbelievers alike in the spirit. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 6, at noon at Ticketmaster

Oh, and by the way, if you missed out on tickets to see U2, Bette Midler or Sufjan Stevens—or, by some weird demographic coincidence, all three—you're in luck. After a string of sell-outs, U2 has added a seventh show at Madison Square Garden for July 30 (on sale Tuesday, February 10, at 10am at Ticketmaster). Midler, who plays her own MSG shows June 25 and 26, will grace Barclays Center on June 29; tix are on sale Monday, February 9, at 10am at Ticketmaster. As for Sufjan, he sold out a pair of local shows last week—April 11 at Beacon Theatre and May 1 at Kings Theatre. Now, he's added a second Kings date for May 2; tickets are on sale Friday, February 6, at 10am at Ticketmaster.

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