Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

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Listen up! There are some great concerts in Japan!

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published: December 16, 2017
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 December 16)
 
DECEMBER
 
Incognito
Tokyo, Dec. 16, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
The Stylistics 
Tokyo, Dec. 21-22 & 25, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Dec. 23-24, 6 & 9 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000-17,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Martin Taylor & Ulf Wakenius
Tokyo, Dec. 16-17, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
The Ramona Flowers
Tokyo, Dec. 16, 6 p.m., Astro Hall, 4,000 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Shawn Mendes
Tokyo, Dec. 18, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall A, 8,000-11,000-15,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Future Islands
Tokyo, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., WWW X, 6,300 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Steve Lukather
Tokyo, Dec. 19-20, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000-12,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Louis Hayes: Serenade for Horace
Tokyo, Dec. 19-21, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,000-10,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Patti Austin
Tokyo, Dec. 19-22, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Emilie-Claire Barlow
Tokyo, Dec. 22 & 25, 6:30 & 9:15 p.m., Dec. 23 & 24, 5:30 & 8:45 p.m., Cotton Club, 19,000-23,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Quintet
Tokyo, Dec. 23-24, 5 & 8:30 p.m., Dec. 25, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,000 yen, 22,899 yen (includes a dinner) on Dec. 23 & 24; 03-5485-0088.
 
Maki Oguro
Tokyo, Dec. 26-27, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,500-10,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
The EXP Series #16 Swingrowers
Tokyo, Dec. 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Freddy Cole
Tokyo, Dec. 28-30, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,000-9,000-9,500-10,000 yen, Dec. 31, 10:30 p.m., Cotton Club, 10,000-11,000-11,500-12,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Loudness
Tokyo, Dec. 28, 7 p.m., EX Theater Roppongi, 8,500 - 10,000 yen (designated seats); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Robert Glasper Trio
Tokyo, Dec. 29, Dec. 30, Jan. 3, 5 & 8 p.m., Dec. 31, 7:30 & 11 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,500 yen, 13,500 yen on Dec. 31 (2nd show, includes a glass of champagne); 03-5485-0088.
 
The Sugarhill Gang
Tokyo, Dec. 30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,500-10,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Con Funk Shun
Tokyo, Dec. 31, 6:30 & 22:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 9,300-10,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 

JANUARY 2018

Bill Charlap Trio
Tokyo, Jan. 4-7, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500-10,000-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Mura Masa
Tokyo, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Liquidroom, 5,800 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
David T. Walker
Tokyo, Jan. 5, 6 & 8 p.m., Jan. 6, 4:30 & 6:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,300-9,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Janet Kay
Tokyo, Jan. 7, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,300-9,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
The EXP Series #18 Wonk X The Love Experiment
Tokyo, Jan. 8, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 6,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Mando Diao
Tokyo, Jan. 9-10, 7:30 p.m., Club Quattro, Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
PFM
Tokyo, Jan. 9-10, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,900-9,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Foster the People
Tokyo, Jan. 10, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 8,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Paul Stanley
Tokyo, Jan. 11-10, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Jan. 13, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 20,500-22,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Kurt Rosenwinkel “Bandit 65” featuring Tim Motzer & Gintas Janusonis
Tokyo, Jan. 11 - 13, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Kirk Whalum
Tokyo, Jan. 12, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Jan. 13 - 14, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Thunder
Kawasaki, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Jan. 13, 5 p.m., Club Citta, 8,000 yen (standing); 044-246-8888.
 
The Sherlocks
Tokyo, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Space Odd, 4,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
leave them all behind 2018 featuring MUTOID MAN, Boris, Nepenthes, FRIENDSHIP
Tokyo, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, Jan. 13, 5 p.m., Shimokitazawa Garden, One-day Ticket 8,500 yen. Two-day Ticket 15,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Jordan Rakei
Tokyo, Jan. 15 - 16, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Nothing But Thieves
Tokyo, Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen (standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Fleet Foxes
Tokyo, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Zeep City Odaiba Tokyo, 7,800 yen (1F-standing), 8,300 yen (2F-designated seat); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Bobby Caldwell
Tokyo, Jan. 18, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Jan. 20 & 21, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000-12,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Levin Brothers
Tokyo, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 8,500 yen; 045-226-1919.
 
Grégory Privat Trio
Tokyo, Jan. 19, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 5,800-7,000-7,500-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Paul Weller
Yokohama, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., Yokohama Bay Hall; Tokyo, Jan. 22-23, 7 p.m., Roppongi EX Theater, 9,000 yen (standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart
Tokyo, Jan. 21, 6 p.m., WWW X, 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Savage Messiah
Tokyo, Jan. 21, 6 p.m., Daikanyama Space Odd, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Four Year Strong
Tokyo, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Koenji High, 4,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Mac DeMarco
Tokyo, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Liquidroom, 5,500 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Tokyo, Jan. 22 - 23, 8 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Jamila Woods
Tokyo, Jan. 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,300-7,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Joey Bada$$
Tokyo, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 6,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
R5
Tokyo, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, 6,500 yen (1F standing), 8,500 yen (2F designated seats); Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Jason Moran & The Bandwagon featuring Tarus Mateen & Nasheet Waits
Tokyo, Jan. 23 - 25, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Jukka Eskola Soul Trio feat. Timo Lassy
Tokyo, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 5,000 yen; 045-226-1919.
 
Harold Mabern Trio with Nat Reeves & Joe Farnsworth
Tokyo, Jan. 25 & 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Jan. 27, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,500-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Franz Ferdinand
Tokyo, Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 9,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
The Internet
Tokyo, Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 6,300 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Brian Setzer Orchestra
Sendai, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Tokyo Electron Hall, 8,800-9,800 yen; News Promotion 022-266-7555; Tokyo, Jan. 29-31, 7 p.m., Tokyo Dome City Hall, 8,800-9,800 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999; Fukuoka, Feb. 5, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Convention Hall, 9,800 yen; Tsukusu 092-771-9009.
 
The Haunted 
Tokyo, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Liquidroom, 7,500 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Harem Scarem
Kawasaki, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., Jan. 27, 5 p.m., Club Citta, 8,000 yen (standing); 044-246-8888.
 
John Pizzarelli
Tokyo, Jan. 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Jan. 27, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Keiko Lee
Tokyo, Jan. 27, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,900-8,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Municipal Waste
Tokyo, Jan. 29, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro; 7,500 yen (standing); M&I Company 03-5453-8899.
 
John Pizzarelli
Tokyo, Jan. 29 - 30, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500-10,000-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
Tokyo, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Keyon Harrold
Tokyo, Jan. 31 - Feb. 2, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 6,500-7,500-8,000-8,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 

FEBRUARY

Mamas Gun
Tokyo, Feb. 1, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,500-8,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Sons of Texas
Tokyo, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Shibuya Duo Music Exchange, 6,900 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
coldrain
Tokyo, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., Budokan, 5,999 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe
Tokyo, Feb. 10, 6 p.m., Feb.11 - 12, 2 p.m., Tokyu Theatre Orb, 12,000-13,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Chris Botti 
Tokyo, Feb. 10 - 12, 5 & 8 p.m., Feb. 13 - 14, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 12,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
The xx
Chiba, Feb. 11, 6 p.m., Makuhari Messe, 9,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Maylee Todd
Tokyo, Feb. 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 4,500-6,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Poppy
Tokyo, Jan. 13, 6 p.m., Daikanyama Space Duo, 4,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Eluveitie 
Tokyo, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Shibuya Cyclone, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m., Duo Music Exchange, 6,000 yen; 050-3136-7770.
 
Sebastien Izambard
Tokyo, Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m., Bunkamura Orchard Hall, 10,000-11,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Bonobo
Toyo, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi, 6,800 yen (arena standing), 6,800 yen (standing & balcony); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Victor Wooten featuring Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini
Tokyo, Feb. 15, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,900-9,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Father John Misty
Tokyo, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 7,000 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Venom Inc
Tokyo, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 8,000 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Bay City Rollers
Tokyo, Feb. 17, 4 & 8 p.m., Feb.18, 2 & 6 p.m., Due Music Exchange, 8,000 yen; Alive 050-3136-7770.
 
Ride
Tokyo, Feb. 19, 6 p.m., Tokyo Dome City Hall, 7,000-8,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
GoGo Penguin
Tokyo, Feb. 19 - 21, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Arch Enemy
Tokyo, Feb. 20 - 21, 7 p.m., EX Theater Roppongi, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Paramore
Tokyo, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, 6,900 yen (1F standing), 6,900 yen (2F designated seats); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Rage
Tokyo, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Club Quattro, 7,500 yen (standing); Tokyo Min-on 03-5774-3030.
 
José James
Tokyo, Feb. 21&22, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,400-8,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Giovanni Mirabassi
Tokyo, Feb. 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 5,000-6,000-6,500-7,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Giovanni Mirabassi Trio featuring Sarah Lancman
Tokyo, Feb. 27, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,800-9,000-9,500-10,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Matthew Morrison
Tokyo, Feb. 27, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,500-12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Fifth Harmony
Tokyo, Feb. 28 - Mar. 1, 7 p.m., Toyosu PIT, 9,500 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 

MARCH

The Amazons
Tokyo, Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 5,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Lauv
Tokyo, Mar. 6, 8 p.m., Daikanyama UNIT, 5,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Jet
Tokyo, Mar. 7, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 7,800 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Steve Gadd on the Blicher Hemmer Gadd project
Tokyo, Mar. 7, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,400-7,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
John Legend
Tokyo, Mar. 12-13, 7 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi, 13,000-12,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
From the Jam Featuring Bruce Foxton
Tokyo, Mar. 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Duo Music Exchange, 12,000 yen; Alive, https://www.alive.mu/
 
Steve Smith and Vital Information - Nyc Edition - Featuring Mark Soskin, Baron Browne & Vinny Valentino
Tokyo, Mar. 15 - 16, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Mar. 17, 5 - 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Helloween
Sapporo, March 18, Zepp Sapporo, 9,800 yen (1st floor-standing), 12,000 yen (designated seat); Kyodo Sapporo 011-221-0144; Tokyo, March 23, 7 p.m., March 24, 6 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, 9,800 yen (1st floor-standing), 12,000 yen (designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Orquesta de La Luz
Tokyo, Mar. 19, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,500-8,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Cécile Mclorin Salvant
Tokyo, Mar. 24 - 25, 5 & 8 p.m., Mar. 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Katy Perry
Saitama, Mar. 27 - 28, 7 p.m., Saitama Super Arena, 10,000-15,000-30,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 

APRIL

The Poodles
Tokyo, Apr. 4, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 7,000 yen; M&I Company 03-5453-8899.
 
Gizmodrome
Tokyo, Apr. 9, 7 p.m., Bunkamura Orchard Hall, 8,800-9,800 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
Bruno Mars
Saitama, April 12, 7 p.m., April 14, 6 p.m., Saitama Super Arena, 9,500-14,000-18,500-35,000-100,000 yen; H.I.P. 03-3475-9999; www.hipjpn.co.jp/live/24k/.
 
Phoenix
Tokyo, April 23 - 24, 7 p.m., Toyosu Pit, 7,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
JP Cooper
Tokyo, Apr. 24, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 

MAY

Cradle of Filth
Tokyo, Mar. 1, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Le Orme
Tokyo, May. 8-9, 7 p.m., Akasaka Blitz, 10,000 yen; M&I Company 03-5453-8899.
 
Harry Styles
Chiba, May 12, 5 p.m., Makuhari Messe, 10,000-12,000-18,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 

JUNE

Austin Mahone
Tokyo, June 1, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall A, 8,000-9,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Niall Horan
Tokyo, Jun. 14, 7 p.m., ZEPP Diver City, 9,500 yen; Jun. 15, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 9,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
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