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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 Mar. 13)

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March

Whitesnake (postponement)
Sapporo, Mar. 15, 6 p.m., Kanamoto Hall, 12,000 yen (designated seat), 22,000 yen (premium seat); Kyodo Sapporo 011-21-21-0144; Tokyo, Mar. 12 & 13, 7:30 p.m., Tokyo Dome City Hall, 12,000 yen (designated seat), 22,000 yen (premium seat); Mar. 17, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall A, 12,000 yen (designated seat), 22,000 yen (premium seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

A-HA (postponement)
Fukuoka, Mar. 14, 6 p.m., Fukuoka Civic Hall; 9,000-12,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp).

Jonas Blue
Fukuoka, Mar. 13, 6 p.m., Zepp Fukuoka, 6,500 yen (1st floor: standing), 6,500 yen (2nd floor: designated seat); Kyodo Nishi Nippon 0570-09-2424.

Julian Lage Trio (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 13, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Mar. 14 & 15, 5 & 8, Cotton Club, 8,500-9,000-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Homeshake (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 13, 7 p.m., Shibuya Duo Exchange, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

Pig Destroyer (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 14, 6 p.m., Shiokubo Earthdom, 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

Julian Marley (cancellation)
Tokyo, Mar. 16, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,800-9,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Stereolab (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 16, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

The National (cancellation)
Tokyo, Mar. 17 & 18, 7 p.m., Zepp DiverCity Tokyo, 8,000 yen (1F-standing), 9,000 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Booker T. Jones (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 17, 18 & 19, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Blicher Hemmer Gadd - with the legendary Steve Gadd (cancellation)
Tokyo, Mar. 19, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,000-8,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Tokyo, Mar. 20 & 21, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Steve Smith and Vital Information - NYC Edition - (postponement)
featuring Baron Browne, Vinny Valentino & Manuel Valera, Tokyo, Mar. 20, 21 & 22, 5 & 8, Cotton Club, 8,500-9,000-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.

David Benoit Trio (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 24, 25 & 26, 6:30 & 9, Cotton Club, 9,000-9,500-10,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Eric Benet (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 22, 5 & 8 p.m., Mar. 23 & 24, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,000 yen; 03-5485-0088; Mar. 27, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 10,000-10,500-11,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Maurice "Mobetta" Brown
Tokyo, Mar. 26 & 27, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Mar. 28, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Green Day (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 27, 7 p.m., Makuhari Messe, 10,000 yen (standing), 15,000 (gold standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Luka Sulic
Tokyo, Mar. 30, Tokyo International Forum Hall C, 9,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Julia Jacklin
Tokyo, Mar. 30, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 5,900-6,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Country Music Association presents "Introducing Nashville" (cancellation)
featuring Abby Anderson, Niko Moon, Cassadee Pope & Mitchell Tenpenny, Tokyo, Mar. 30, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 6,600 yen; 03-5485-0088.

SWMRS (postponement)
Tokyo, Mar. 30, 7 p.m., Daikanyama Unit, 5,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Kool & The Gang
Tokyo, Mar. 31, Apr. 1, 2 & 3, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 16,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.

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April

Bob Dylan
Tokyo, Apr. 1, 2, 6, 17, 20 & 21, 7 p.m., Apr. 4, 5 & 19, 5 p.m., Zepp DiverCity; Apr. 14 & 15, 7 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, 19,000 yen (1F-standing), 25,000 yen (2F-designated seat); Apr. 24, 7 p.m., NHK Hall, 19,000 yen (3F-designated seat),  20,000 yen (2F & 3F-designated seat), 25,000 yen (1F-designated seat), Udo 03-3402-5999. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Tom Walker (cancellation)
Tokyo, Apr. 2, 7 p.m., Shibuya WWW-X, 6,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Whitney
Tokyo, Apr. 3, 7 p.m., Veats Shibuya, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Swing Out Sister
Tokyo, Apr. 3, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Apr. 11, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000-12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Bill Laurance Trio
Tokyo, Apr. 4 & 5, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.

The Marcus King Band
Tokyo, Apr. 5, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,500-8,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Alexis Cardenas Quartet
Yokohama, Apr. 6, 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 5,500 yen; 045-226-1919.

Burt Bacharach
Tokyo, Apr. 6 & 7, 9 & 10, 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 22,000-22,400 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Bill Evans & Robben Ford "Blues, Miles & Beyond"
featuring Darryl Jones & Keith Carlock, Tokyo, Apr. 6, 7, 8 & 9, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Temples (cancellation)
Tokyo, Apr. 8, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

Ron Carter Golden Striker Trio
Tokyo, Apr. 10, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Apr. 11, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Authority Zero
Tokyo, Apr. 11, 6 p.m., Daikanyama Unit, 4,925 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Durand Jones & The Indications
Yokohama, Apr. 11, 4:15 & 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 7,000 yen; 045-226-1919; Tokyo, Apr. 13, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
Yokohama, Apr. 12, 4:15 & 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 7,000 yen; 045-226-1919; Tokyo, Apr. 14 & 15, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Joe Farnsworth Trio with Eric Reed & Dezron Douglas
Tokyo, Apr. 13, 14 & 15, 6:30 & 9, Cotton Club, 8,000-8,500-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Ludovico Einaudi
Tokyo, Apr. 14, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall C, 11,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

The Struts
Tokyo, Apr. 15 & 16, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 7,525 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

swingoza+ & SALSA SWINGOZA
Yokohama, Apr. 15, 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 6,000 yen; 045-226-1919.

Dirty Loops
Tokyo, Apr. 15, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Apr. 18, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,000-9,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Mac DeMarco (cancellation)
Tokyo, Apr. 17, 7:30 p.m., Tsutaya O-East; 6,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751; Hiroshima, Apr. 23, 7:30 p.m., Hiroshima Club Quattro; 082-542-2280; Fukuoka, Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m., Fukuoka Beat Station, 6,000 yen; BEA 092-712-4221.

Giovanni Mirabassi
Tokyo, Apr. 20, 6:30 & 9, Cotton Club, 7,000-7,500-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Jane Birkin
Tokyo, Apr. 20 & 21, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 18,000-19,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Ben Watt
Tokyo, Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 7,000 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Larkin Poe
Tokyo, Apr. 21, 7 p.m., Shibuya duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Ben Watt
Tokyo, Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 7,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

G. Love & Special Sauce
Tokyo, Apr. 21, 7:30 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 6,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

Billy Cobham Crosswinds Project
Tokyo, Apr. 21 & 22, 6:30 & 9, Cotton Club, 9,000-9,500-10,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

Kurt Elling
Tokyo, Apr. 21, 22 & 23, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Amorphis
Tokyo, Apr. 22, 23 & 24, 7 p.m., Shibuya duo Music Exchange, 8,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Teddy Riley
Tokyo, Apr. 23 & 24, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 12,900-13,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Accept
Kawasaki, Apr. 24 & 25, 6 p.m., Club Citta', 9,000 yen; 044-246-8888. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

MLDJAZZPROJECT Season 4
Yokohama, Apr. 26, 4:15 & 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 3,000 yen; 045-226-1919.

Ozmosys
featuring Omar Hakim, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Rachel Z & Linley Marthe, Tokyo, Apr. 27 & 28, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Apr. 29, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Steve Lukather and Friends
Tokyo, Apr. 28, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Apr. 29, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,500-12,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Louis Tomlinson
Tokyo, Apr. 30, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 9,500 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

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May

Anika Nilles
Tokyo, May 2, 4 p.m., Shibuya duo Music Exchange, 3,800 yen (Adv), 4,600 yen (door); 03-5459-8716.

Level 42 (cancellation)
Tokyo, May 4 & 5, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,000-11,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Bossa Nova Legends featuring João Donato, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, and Marcos Valle
Tokyo, May 6, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., May 7, 6:30 & 9:30, Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,000-11,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Dream Theater
Hiroshima, May 6, 6 p.m., Hiroshima JMS Aster Plaza, 25,000 yen (Premium Seat), 13,000 yen (designated seat); Yumebanchi 082-249-3571; Fukuoka, May 7, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Civic Hall, 25,000 yen (Premium Seat), 13,000 yen (designated seat); Kyodo Nishi Nippon 0570-09-2424; Sapporo, May 14, 7 p.m., Kanamoto Hall, 25,000 yen (Premium Seat), 13,000 yen (designated seat); Kyodo Sapporo 011-21-21-0144; Tokyo, May 16, 6 p.m., Tokyo Garden Theater, 25,000 yen (Premium Seat), 13,000 yen (designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Eliane Elias
Yokohama, May 6, 4:15 & 7:15 p.m., Motion Blue Yokohama, 7,500 yen; 045-226-1919; Tokyo, May 7 & 8, 6:30 & 9 p.m., May 9 & 10, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Big Thief
Tokyo, May 7, 7 p.m., Shibuya WWW X, 6,000 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.

Halsey
Tokyo, May 7, 7 p.m., Tokyo Garden Theater, 9,000-10,000-12,000-15,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Larry Carlton
Tokyo, May 8, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., May 9 & 10, 4:30 & 7:30, Billboard Live Tokyo, 10,800-11,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Avril Lavigne
Tokyo, May 8, 13 & 14, 7 p.m., Tokyo Garden Theater, 9,500-12,500-18,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Loudness
Fukuoka, May 8, 7 p.m., Zepp Fukuoka, 8,500 yen (designated seat), 12,000 yen (Premium Seat); Kyodo Nishi Nippon 0570-09-2424; Hiroshima, May 10, 5 p.m., Blue Live Hiroshima, 7,500 yen (standing), 8,500 yen (designated seat); Yumebanchi 082-249-3571; Sapporo, May 22, 7 p.m., Zepp Sapporo, 8,500 yen (designated seat), 12,000 yen (Premium Seat); Music Fun 011-799-1000; Sendai, May 24, 5 p.m., Sendai Rensa, 7,500 yen; Kyodo Tohoku 022-217-7788; Tokyo, May 29, 7 p.m., Zepp Tokyo, 8,500 yen (designated seat), 12,000 yen (Premium Seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Musiq Soulchild
Tokyo, May 11, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Giovanni Sollima
Tokyo, May 11, 7 p.m., Sumida Triphony Hall, 6,000 yen; Plankton 03-3498-2881; Yokohama, May 13, 7 p.m., Philia Hall, 5,500 yen; 045-982-9999; Tokorozawa, May 16, 3 p.m., Muse Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Center, 3,500 yen; Mitaka (Tokyo), May 17, 4 p.m., Mitaka City Arts Canter, 4,000-5,000 yen; 0422-47-5122.

The Bluetones
Tokyo, May 14, 7:30 p.m., Daikanyama Space Odd, 7,500 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Hrvy
Tokyo, May 14, 7 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi, 7,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

The Pussycat Dolls
Tokyo, May 15, 7 p.m., Tokyo Garden Theater, 10,000-12,000-15,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Steve Hackett
Kawasaki, May 15, 7 p.m., May 16 & 17, 5 p.m., Club Citta', 12,000 yen; 044-246-8888. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Rex Orange County
Tokyo, May 18, 7 p.m., Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, 6,800 yen (1F-standing), 7,800 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

" More LIVE with Deth" feat. David Ellefson
Tokyo, May 18, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 9,000 yen (standing), 14,000 yen (standing - VIP Ticket); Smash 03-3444-6751.

Kandace Springs
Tokyo, May 18, 19 & 20, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,800 yen; 03-5485-0088.

Iron Maiden
Yokohama, May 19 & 20, 7 p.m., Pia Arena MM, 20,000 yen (Premium Seat), 13,000 yen (designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

MGMT
Tokyo, May 21, 7 p.m., Toyosu Pit, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Alessia Cara
Tokyo, May 26, 7 p.m., Zepp DiverCity Tokyo, 8,500 yen (1F-standing), 9,500 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Tash Sultana
Tokyo, May 26, 7 p.m., Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, 7,200 yen (1F-standing), 8,000 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Sigrid
Tokyo, May 26, 7 p.m., Ebisu Liquidroom, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Al McKay Allstars plays music of Earth, Wind & Fire
Tokyo, May 26, 27 & 29, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,800-12,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Grégory Privat Trio
Tokyo, May 28, 6:30 & 9, Cotton Club, 7,000-7,500-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.

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June

American Football
Tokyo, June 10, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 6,800 yen (standing); Smash 03-3444-6751.

Mew
Tokyo, Jun. 11, 7 p.m., Mynavi Blitz Akasaka, 7,500 yen (1F-standing), 8,000 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

Carlos Marin
Tokyo, June 11 & 12, 5:30 p.m., Bunkamura Orchard Hall, 10,000-11,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Dorothy Moore (cancellation)
Tokyo, June 15 & 16, 6:30 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 8,800-9,800 yen; 03-3405-1133.

Zebrahead
Tokyo, June 21, 5 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 7,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669; Fukuoka, June 25, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Drum Logos, 7,000 yen; Kyodo Nishi Nippon 0570-09-2424; Hiroshima, June 26, 7 p.m., Hiroshima Club Quattro, 7,000 yen; 082-542-2280; Sapporo, June 28, 6 p.m., Sapporo SPiCE, 7,000 yen; Kyodo Sapporo 011-211-0144.
September

The Aristocrats
Kawasaki, June 23 & 24, 7 p.m., Club Citta', 9,000 yen; 044-246-8888. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Tangerine Dream 
Kawasaki, June 27 & 28, 5 p.m., Club Citta', 12,000 yen; 044-246-8888. For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

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September

The Ventures
Tokyo, Sep. 6, 4 p.m., Nakano Sunplaza, 7,000 yen, M&I Company 03-6276-1144; Yokohama, Oct. 3, 2 p.m., Kanagawa Kenmin Hall, 5,500-6,500 yen, KM Music 045-201-9999; For more information, visit Ticket Pia (http://w.pia.jp), Lawson Ticket (http://l-tike.com/) or eplus (http://eplus.jp/).

Ruel
Tokyo, Sep. 30, 7 p.m., Shibuya duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

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October

The Chemical Brothers
Tokyo, Oct. 20 & 21, 7:30 p.m., Tokyo Garden Theater, 11,000-12,000 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.

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November

Stormzy
Tokyo, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 7,500 yen (1F-standing), 8,500 yen (2F-designated seat); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

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