You don't need me to tell you that Christmas in New York is in full swing. If you're not going to tackle your shopping list with some of our best albums of 2014, then we humbly suggest concert tickets as an ideal gift. These five shows are the biggest and best going on sale this week.
Savages: Jan 26 at Baby's All Right, Jan 28 at Mercury Lounge, Jan 31 at Saint Vitus
The arresting UK post-punks have added three more shows to their upcoming NYC run. That means the band is playing nine times in January. The previously announced dates are sold out, so this your best chance as snagging a pair. Tickets for all three (Jan 26, Jan 28 and Jan 31) go on sale sale Friday, December 12 at 10am.
Stromae: Oct 1 at Madison Square Garden
The Belgian electro-songsmith (and Time Out cover star) continues his meteoric rise, following this year's Terminal 5 shows with a gig on MSG's big stage. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 9am via Ticketmaster.
Miranda Lambert: Mar 28 at Madison Square Garden
The Nashville star visits on the heels of her excellent 2014 LP, Platinum, with country hitmaker Justin Moore and fellow Pistol Annie Ashley Monroe in tow. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at 9am at Ticketmaster.
Mariah Carey: Dec 22 at Beacon Theatre
Mimi gifts us with an additional holiday show, tacking this on to the end of her sold-out run. If all you want for Christmas is seasonal hits belted to the rafters, this is your show. The new date goes on sale Friday, December 12 at 10am at Ticketmaster.
Jessie Ware: Apr 1 at Terminal 5
British singer Jessie Ware brings her velvety vocals to town behind her nuanced new record, Tough Love. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 12 at noon via Ticketmaster.