Lady Gaga
Photo: Brian Friedman/ShutterstockLady Gaga performing at the 2011 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas

The best concerts coming to Tokyo in 2022-2023

Get ready for some powerhouse concerts in Tokyo as the city is gearing up to welcome some of the biggest names in music

Kaila Imada
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Kaila Imada
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After what seems like forever, large-scale concerts are finally happening again. Tokyo is set to welcome some of today’s hottest artists and we couldn’t be more excited. Missed some of the great music festivals happening around Tokyo and Japan this summer? Don’t worry; there’s still an awesome lineup of concerts to look forward to in Tokyo for the rest of the year.

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August

Billie Eilish
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Billie Eilish

Returning to Japan after a show at the 2018 Summer Sonic music festival, the 21-year-old Grammy-winning singer-songwriter is finally headlining her own concert at Ariake Arena on Friday August 26. Tokyo is the final Asian stop on Eilish’s world tour, where she'll be performing hits from numerous albums including 'When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', and her latest banger 'Happier Than Ever'. More info here.

September

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Lady Gaga is bringing her Chromatica Ball Tour to Tokyo, with two shows on Saturday September 3 and Sunday September 4. The Academy Award, Golden Globe and 12-time Grammy-winner will be performing at the Belluna Dome in Saitama, which is roughly an hour from central Tokyo. The concert will be a live staging of her 2020 album ‘Chromatica’, where you can expect some of her biggest hits including ‘Stupid Love’ and ‘Rain on Me’. More details here.

Tomorrow x Together
Photo: BigHit Music

Tomorrow x Together

Also known as BTS’s ‘little brothers’, this quintet from BigHit Music are gearing up to hold their first ever live performance in Tokyo as part of their Act: Love Sick world tour. The K-pop group is scheduled for two shows on Wednesday September 7 and Thursday September 8 at the Makuhari Event Hall in Chiba. K-pop concert tickets are notoriously hard to get without a fan club membership, but you can stay updated via their Japanese website here.

October

Norah Jones

Renowned jazz artist Norah Jones is making her way to Japan with three performances in Tokyo. Jones will be performing at the Nippon Budokan on Friday October 14, Sunday October 16 and Tuesday October 18. Aside from Tokyo, she’ll also be stopping by Sapporo, Sendai and Osaka. With eight studio albums under her belt, Jones will have plenty of songs to perform including hits from her latest album ‘’Til We Meet Again’. More details here.

Kid Cudi
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Kid Cudi

American rapper, singer and songwriter Kid Cudi is coming to Tokyo for his To The Moon World Tour. The concert at Toyosu Pit on Monday October 17 marks Cudi’s debut performance in Japan. It’s also his only stop in Asia. Cudi is known for massive hits including 'Day 'n' Nite' and 'Make Her Say', as well as the recent single with Ariana Grande from the Netflix movie 'Don't Look Up'. More information here.

November

Avril Lavigne
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Avril Lavigne

Initially scheduled to perform in Japan back in 2020, Lavigne’s Love Sux world tour has finally resumed this year with two upcoming concerts in Tokyo as well as a show in Yokohama. You’ll be able to catch the Canadian singer-songwriter on Wednesday November 9 and Thursday November 10 at Tokyo Garden Theater as well as on Monday November 7 at Pacifico in Yokohama. More details here.

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Beliebers, are you ready? Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is coming to Japan to celebrate the release of his latest album ‘Justice’. The highly-anticipated concert will be his first visit in six years, with tour dates scheduled for Wednesday November 16 and Thursday November 17 at Tokyo Dome. More information here.

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Franz Ferdinand
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Franz Ferdinand

Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand are returning to Japan after four years, with concerts scheduled in both Tokyo and Osaka. The band is set to perform hits from their 20-year-long career at Tokyo Garden Theater on Monday November 28. Look forward to crowd-pleasing songs including 'Take Me Out', 'Do You Want To', 'Walk Away' and many more. More info here.

December

Maroon 5

Both Tokyo and Osaka are confirmed for Maroon 5’s world tour. Catch frontman Adam Levine and the band perform on stage at Tokyo Dome on Sunday December 4. Look forward to hits from their recent studio album 'Jordi', as well as all-time favourites such as 'This Love', ‘Payphone’ and 'Moves Like Jagger'. More information here.

March 2023

Bjork

The eclectic artist from Iceland is making her way to Japan in March 2023 (actual date TBC) with performances scheduled for Tokyo and Kobe. So far, there aren’t a lot of details on the upcoming concert, but it will most likely be an extension of her Orkestral world tour, which is currently underway in Europe. Check Bjork’s website for updates.

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