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Top Paris gigs in July

Our pick of the best live pop, hip hop, rock, reggae and more in Paris this July 2017

Festival season’s underway, but that doesn’t mean Paris’s gig schedules are drying up. Here’s our list of best live music featuring a healthy dose of hip hop to see in Paris this July.

This page will be updated as more events are confirmed.

Robbie Williams

Alright, so he's been a bit quiet recently – apparently playing a few of those lucrative private parties – but there's no holding down the Robster. The slightly-less annoying one from Take That has an arsenal of hits to pack out stadiums, ‘Angels’, ‘Millennium’, ‘Let Me Entertain You’, ‘She’s the One’, ‘Strong’. He may be a divisive figure but the man is a natural and gifted performer who is really keen to please.

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Foo Fighters

Formed as a solo project by Dave Grohl in 1994, Foo Fighters have long outlasted their musical polymath founder's old band. In a nice bit of circularity, the 20th anniversary year of Nirvana's Nevermind also saw Foo Fighters team up with that album's producer, Butch Vig, to produce their seventh record.

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Céline Dion

In 2017 we celebrate Celine Dion’s 36th year of being an artist. Celine Dion's heartwarming voice is as recognisable as they come. Whether you hear it on the radio, in the street or even in shops, she's everywhere. 

 

 

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Erykah Badu

Neo-soul innovator Erykah Badu—whose influence on contemporary R&B can’t be understated—hher last mixtape, 'But U Cain’t Use My Phone', and its incredibly dreamy “Hotline Bling” cover that rendered the original obsolete (sorry, Aubrey) had us mighty satisfied.

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Mary J Blige

If eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards and five American Music Awards weren’t enough, 2016 saw Blige return with her chicest effort yet: a full-length R’n’B wonder titled Strength of a Woman.

The ‘Family Affair’ and ‘No More Drama’ singer-songwriter has been touring almost every year since 1997.

Influenced by the music of Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and Gladys Knight, Blige has been long celebrated for her gritty and groovy style that blends hip hop, soul and R’n’B. 

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Coldplay

Chris Martin and his galaxy-conquering pop-rockers are back. Whatever your thoughts on whether you ever want to hear ‘Yellow’ ever again in your entire life (like, ever) Coldplay can always be counted on to put on a spectacular and impressively staged live show. Though it still galls us to say it, this run of massive stadium shows is a must.

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Madness

The Camden based band are back, and after their knockout performances at the likes of Glastonbury last year, who's to say they wont bring the heat again here? Expect the old classics, none more so than 'House of fun'. 

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Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

The US jazz-funk vibist comes to Paris. Expect all the much-sampled rare groove classics, like 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine', 'Mystic Voyage', 'Love Will Bring Us Back Together' and 'We Live in Brooklyn'

U2

The Irish rockers headline these stadium dates to revisit The Joshua Tree, playing the album in full for its 30th anniversary.  While it seems that every other rock institution has mined its back catalog nearly to death, this is the first time Bono & Co. head out on such a directly retrospective trip. They're still at work on the forthcoming 'Songs of Experience'—the followup to 2014's tepid 'Songs of Innocence'—so enjoy this brief look back.

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