Listen to the music! Great concerts set for Japan!

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Listen to the music! Great concerts set for Japan!

by: Stripes Japan | .
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published: August 17, 2018
Editor's note: There are lots of great concerts coming up in the next several months. So get off the couch and check one out. (This was updated Aug. 17)
 
August
 
Ned Doheny with special guest Hamish Stuart
Tokyo, Aug. 17, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,400 - 9,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
SONICMANIA 2018
featuring Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine, Marshmello, Clean Bandit, Petit Biscuit, Unkle, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and more: Chiba, Aug. 17, 10 p.m., Makuhari Messe, 12,000 yen (1 Day Tickets), 20,000 yen (1 Day Ticket + Platinum Benefits); http://www.sonicmania.jp/2018/.
 
Young Gun Silver Fox
Tokyo, Aug. 18, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,400 - 7,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Summer Sonic 2018
featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Marshmello, Shawn Mendes, Why Don’t We, Ruel, The Sherlocks, Queens of the Stone Age, Bullet For My Valentine, Mastodon, The Bloody Beetroots, Marmozets, Pale Waves, Dream Wife, Tame Impala, Friendly Fires, The Charlatans, Kelela, Iamddb, Billie Eilish, Kamasi Washington, Marian Hill, Soil & “Pimp” Sessions, Special Others Acoustic, Ned Doheny & Hamish Stuart, The Beatniks, Nick Heyward, Sparks, Wolf Alice, Moodoid and more (Aug. 18)/ Beck, Chance the Rapper, Mike Shinoda, Greta Van Fleet, Ramz, The Oral Cigarettes, Nickelback, J Balvin, Alessia Cara, Walk the Moon, Knox Fortune, Paramore, St.Vincent, Portugal.The Man, Jorja Smith, Rex Orange County, Petit Biscuit, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Thundercat, Tom Misch, Nulbarich, Jess Glynne, Max, Cosmo Pyke more (Aug. 19): Chiba, Aug. 18-19, 11 a.m., ZOZO Marine Stadium & Makuhari Messe, 16,000 yen (one-day ticket), 30,000 yen (two-day ticket), 30,000 yen (premium one-day tickets, include special viewing area, lounge, cloak, free drink); http://www.summersonic.com/2018/.
 
Kamasi Washington
Tokyo, Aug. 19, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Aug. 20, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,000 - 11,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Sparks
Tokyo, Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Jonathan Kreisberg Trio
featuring Gary Versace & Colin Stranahan; Tokyo, Aug. 20 & 21, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 6,800-8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Cosmo Pyke
Tokyo, Aug. 22, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 5,900 - 6,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Andy Fairweather Low & The Low Riders
Tokyo, Aug. 22 & 24, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Aug. 25, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500-10,000-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Corduroy
Tokyo Aug. 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,200 - 7,200 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Stryper
Kawasaki, Aug. 25 & 26, 6 p.m., Club Citta, 8,500 yen; For more information, visit Ticket Pia https://t.pia.jp/ or Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/.
 
Con Funk Shun
Tokyo, Aug. 26, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 9,800 - 10,800; 03-3405-1133.
 
Reis Demuth Wiltgen
Tokyo, Aug. 27, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 6,000-7,000-7,500-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
R+R=NOW
featuring Robert Glasper, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Derrick Hodge, Taylor Mcferrin, Justin Tyson; Tokyo, Aug. 28, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000 - 12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Karla Bonoff
Tokyo, Aug. 29 & 30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,500 - 8,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Tower of Power
Tokyo, Aug. 29, 30 & Sep. 3, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 1 & 2, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 11,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge's The Midnight Hour
Tokyo Aug. 31, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,900 - 7,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.

September

Chris Coleman
Tokyo, Sep. 2, 4 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 4,000 yen; 03-5459-8716.
 
Enslaved / Vampillia and more...
Tokyo, Sep. 3, 6:30 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen; 03-5459-8716.
 
Ace Frehley
Tokyo, Sep. 3, 4 & 5, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 12,800 - 13,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio
Tokyo, Sep. 3, 4 & 5, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Reef
Tokyo, Sep. 6, 7:30 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 6,800 yen (standing), 13,000 yen (VIP ticket); For more information, visit http://alive.mu/
 
Courtney Pine with special guest OMAR
Tokyo, Sep. 6 & 7, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 8, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500-10,000-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Steve Gadd Band
featuring Michael Landau, Kevin Hays, Jimmy Johnson & Walt Fowler; Tokyo, Sep. 6 & 7, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 8 & 9, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Raúl Midón
Tokyo Sep. 7, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,900 - 8,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Sons of Apollo
Tokyo, Sep. 11 & 12, 7 p.m., Liquidroom, 9,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Arturo Sandoval with special guest Jane Monheit
Tokyo, Sep. 11, 12 & 13, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
The Impressions
Tokyo, Sep. 11 & 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 9,000 - 10,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Killers
Tokyo, Sep. 12, 7 p.m., Nippon Budokan, 9,000 yen (standing), 12,000 (Arena standings); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Satyricon
Tokyo, Sep. 12, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Unit, 7,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Liam Gallagher
Tokyo, Sep. 13, 7 p.m., Nippon Budokan, 10,000 yen (reserved seat), 14,000 (Arena reserved seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Joey Calderazzo Trio
Tokyo, Sep. 13 & 14, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 15, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Stacey Kent
Tokyo, Sep. 14, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 15 & 16, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Marillion
Kawasaki, Sep. 15 & 16, 5 p.m., Club Citta, 13,000 yen (standings); For more information, visit Ticket Pia https://t.pia.jp/ or Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/.
 
Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer 
featuring Eivind Aarset & Vladislav Delay; Tokyo, Sep. 17, 5 & 8 p.m., Sep. 18 & 19, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
The Real Group
Tokyo, Sep. 18, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,500 - 7,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Intervals
Tokyo, Sep. 18, 7 p.m., WWW X, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Joe Perry
Tokyo, Sep. 18, 7 p.m., Shinagawa Prince Stellar Ball, 11,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Wilko Johnson
Tokyo, Sep. 18 & 19, 8 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Il Divo
Tokyo, Sep. 18, 19 & 20, 7 p.m., Nippon Budokan, 11,000-13,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); Udo 03-3402-5999; Sendai, Sep. 23, 5 p.m., Xebio Arean Sendai, 11,000-13,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); Udo 03-3402-5999; Fukuoka, Oct. 1, 6:30 p.m., Fukuoka Sunpalace, 11,000-13,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); FM Fukuoka 092-771-9009.
 
IAM
Tokyo, Sep. 19, 7:45 p.m., Duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen (standing); Live Nation Japan 03-6427-2501.
 
Benny Sings
Tokyo, Sep. 19, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,500 - 7,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Loudness
Tokyo, Sep. 21, 7 p.m., ZEPP DIVERCITY TOKYO, 8,500 - 10,000 yen (All Reserved seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Orquesta de La Luz
Tokyo, Sep. 22, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,000 - 8,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Bloodaxe Festival 2018
featuring TURNSTILE [from USA]/ALL OUT WAR [from USA]/LOYAL TO THE GRAVE/XIBALBA [from USA]/NUMB/SAND/EASY MONEY [from USA]/BLINDSIDE /SECONDLOW/MIRRORS/+ more bands; Kawasaki, Sep. 22, 11:30 p.m., Club Citta, 6,800 yen (all standings); For more information, visit Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/ or eplus http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp
 
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Tokyo, Sep. 23, 7 p.m., Shibuya WWW X, 5,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Pat Martino Trio
Tokyo, Sep. 26, 27 & 28, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Sep. 29, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500-10,000-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Räfven
Tokyo, Sep. 27, 8 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
And So I Watch You From Afar
Tokyo, Sep. 27, 7 p.m., Shibuya STREAM Hall, 5,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Bruce Cockburn
Tokyo, Sep. 29 & 30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,900 - 7,900; 03-3405-1133.

October

Kesha
Tokyo, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Zepp DiverCity, 8,500 yen (1F Standing, 2F Reserved seat); Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Stephen Bishop
Tokyo, Oct. 1 & 2, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,500 - 8,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Gogo Penguin
Tokyo, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Treat
Tokyo, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 8,000 yen; M&I Company 03-5453-8899.
 
Tennyson
Tokyo, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Unit, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
John Butler Trio +
Tokyo, Oct. 4 & 5, 7:30 p.m., Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, 6,700 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Sadao Watanabe
Tokyo, Oct. 6, 7 & 8, 7 p.m., Cotton Club, 15,000-16,000-16,500-17,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Omar Sosa & Yilian Canizares 'Aguas Trio' 
featuring GUSTAVO OVALLES; Tokyo, Oct. 6 & 7, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Yo La Tengo
Tokyo, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Swing Out Sister
Tokyo, Oct. 11 & 12, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 9,800 - 10,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Harold López-Nussa Trio
Tokyo, Oct. 11 & 12, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Oct. 13, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 6,800-8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Sam Smith
Saitama, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., Saitama Super Arena, 10,000 yen (A Reserved Seat), 12,000 yen (S Reserved Seat), 24,000 yen (Gold Reserved Seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Bob James Trio
Tokyo, Oct. 12 & 15, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Oct. 13 & 14, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Jake Shimabukuro
Hiroshima, Oct. 13, 5 p.m., Blue Live Hiroshima, 7,300 yen; Yumebanchi 082-249-3571; Yokohama, Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Kannai Hall, 7,300 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751; Tokyo Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Katsushika Symphony Hall, 7,300 yen; 03-5670-2233; Naha (Okinawa), Oct. 21, 6 p.m., Namura Hall, 7,300 yen; Kyodo Nishi Nippon 092-714-0159.
 
Deep Purple
Tokyo, Oct. 14, 4 p.m., Makuhari Messe, 14,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); Udo 03-3402-5999; Hiroshima, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Hiroshima Ueno Gakuen Hall, 14,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); Yumebanchi 082-249-3571; Fukuoka, Oct. 22, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Sunpalace, 14,000-15,000 yen (Reserved seat); Tsukusu 092-771-9009.
 
ABC
Tokyo, Oct. 18 & 19, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,500 - 9,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
PJ Morton
Tokyo, Oct. 19, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Oct. 20, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Memphis Meets Muscle Shoals featuring Willie Hightower, Steve Cropper & Hi Rhythm
Tokyo, Oct. 22 & 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000 - 12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Def Leppard
Tokyo, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Nippon Budokan, 13,000 - 14,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Dimmu Borgir
Tokyo, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 7,600 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
The Best of Italian Rock Vol.8
Kawasaki, Oct. 27, 5 p.m., Club Citta, 13,000 yen; For more information, visit Ticket Pia https://t.pia.jp/, Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/, eplus http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp and http://best-italianrock.com/
 
Pink Martini
Tokyo, Oct. 28, 5 & 8 p.m., Oct. 27 & 29, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Hinds
Tokyo, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 5,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751. 
 
The Fratellis
Tokyo, Oct. 30 & 31, 7:30 p.m., WWWX, 7,000 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Gong
special guest Steve Hillage, Oct. 31, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,500 - 8,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.

November
 
Steven Wilson
Tokyo, Nov. 5 & 6, 7 p.m., EX THEATER ROPPONGI, 8,500 yen (Reserved seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Basia
Tokyo, Nov. 5 & 6, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000 - 12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Interpol
Tokyo, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, 7,500 yen (standing), 8,000 (designated); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Sinsaenum
Tokyo, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 7,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Blossoms
Tokyo, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., WWWX, 6,500 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Owl City
Tokyo, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi, 7,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
The Go! Team
Tokyo, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Unit, 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Angra
Tokyo, Nov. 7 & 8, 7 p.m., Shibuya Tsutaya O-East, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Primal Fear
Tokyo, Nov. 11, 5 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 8,000 yen; 03-5459-8716.
 
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Yokohama, Nov. 11, 6 p.m., Yokohama Bay Hall, 7,500 yen (All standing); Tokyo, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Sergio Mendes
Tokyo, Nov. 12 & 13, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 12,800 - 13,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Sunflower Bean
Tokyo, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Space Odd, 6,500 yen (standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Alvvays
Tokyo, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Larry Carlton
Tokyo, Nov. 15 & 16, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Nov. 17, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,000 - 11,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Gilbert O'Sullivan
Tokyo, Nov. 19 & 20, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000 - 12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Charlie Puth
Chiba, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Mauhari Messe, 10,000-12,000-18,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Bon Jovi
Tokyo, Nov. 26, 7 p.m., Tokyo Dome, 50,000 yen (VIP Seat), 11,000-13,000-15,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
British Lion
Tokyo, Nov. 27 & 28, 7 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi 8,000 yen (standing), 10,000 yen (designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
King Crimson
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 28, 29 & Dec. 17 & 18, 7 p.m., Bunkamura Orchard Hall, 16,000 - 20,000 yen (Reserved seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669; Sapporo, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater hitaru, 16,000 - 20,000 yen (Reserved seat); Kyodo Sapporo 011-221-0144; Sendai, Dec. 4, 7 p.m., Sendai Sunplaza Hall, 16,000 - 20,000 yen (Reserved seat); Kyodo Tohoku 022-217-7788; Fukuoka, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Sunpalace, 16,000 - 20,000 yen (Reserved seat); Kyodo Nishi Nippon, 092-714-0159; Hiroshima, Dec. 14, 7 p.m., Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBG Hall, 16,000 - 20,000 yen (Reserved seat); Yumebanchi 082-249-3571.
 
Kamelot
Tokyo, Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Shibuya Tsutaya O-East, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Con Brio
Tokyo, Nov. 29, 8 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Judas Priest
Tokyo, Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m., Musashino Forest Arena, 20,000 yen (Premium Reserved Seat), 11,000 yen (Reserved Seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

December
 
Celtic Christmas 2018
Tokyo, Dec. 8, 5:15 p.m., Sumida Triphony Hall, 5,800-6,800 yen; Plankton 03-3498-2881.

 

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