Tickets to nab now: Five upcoming concerts you don't wanna miss
Grab tix for Beyoncé and Jay Z’s joint tour, Elvis Costello, Majical Cloudz and more noteworthy acts before they’re gone
Thu May 1 2014
Beyoncé + Jay Z: July 11 at Metlife Stadium
Turns out the rumors are true—Mr. and Mrs. Carter are coming back to NYC, together this time. After Bey's spectacular, surprise-released self-titled new album (and especially compared with her hubby's awkward Magna Carta Holy Grail), one could definitely argue that Jay is the undercard here. But still, we don't wanna miss singing along to some of the definitive pop and R&B tracks of the last 20 years. Tickets TBA.
Elvis Costello: June 24, 25 at Carnegie Hall
Acerbic song man and new-wave legend Elvis Costello will make his headlining Carnegie Hall debut with a pair of solo shows. Expect to hear a mix of his greatest hits, deep cuts and covers on this tour, dubbed "The Last Year of my Youth." Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2, at 11am.
Majical Cloudz + Dutch E Germ: June 6 at the Studio at Webster Hall
For the first show of a new series of late-night shows from Pitchfork entitled Nightcap, Montreal duo Majical Cloudz will take the stage. Don't be surprised if tears fall as they run through their latest, last year's sparse Impersonator (and by that, we mean it's heart-breakingly gorgeous). Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2, at 10am.
Ought: June 20 at Rough Trade
Thanks to this week's Best New Music album review from Pitchfork, you can expect tix to this show—from emerging art-punk four-piece Ought—to be in high demand. Check out their video for "The Weather" from debut More Than Any Other Day for a taste of their head-rattling melodic prowess. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 2, at 12pm.
Modest Mouse + Brand New: August 9 at Forest Hills Stadium
The indie-rock stalwarts haven't released a full-length album since 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, so you'll likely hear the hits you know and love anchored by Isaac Brock’s distinctive singing, full of yelps and shouts. Local punk-inclined rockers Brand New coheadline this gig at the newly revamped Queens venue. Tickets are on sale now and still available (at press time).
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