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: September 21, 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 Sep. 21)

September

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
 
Disney on Classic - A Magical Night 2018 -
Tokyo, Sep. 22, 6 p.m., Sep. 23, 5 p.m., Sep. 24, 3 p.m., Bunkyo Civic Hall, 7,000-8,700 yen; Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337; Kawasaki, Oct. 6, 6 p.m., Culttz Kawasaki, 6,700-8,300 yen; Zen-A 03-3538-2300 or tvk Ticket Counter 045-663-9999; Hadano (Kanagawa), Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., Hadanoshi Bunka Kaikan, 6,700-8,300 yen; Matsudo (Chiba), Oct. 14, 6 p.m., Mori no Hall 21, 6,700-8,600 yen; Omiya (Saitama), Nov. 2, 7 p.m., Omiya Sonic City Hall, 6,700-8,300 yen; Zen-A 03-3538-2300; Hachioji, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Olympus Hall Hachioji, 5,200-6,700-8,300 yen; Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337; Tokyo, Nov. 16, 7 p.m., Nov. 17, 2 & 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall A, 5,200-6,700-8,300 yen; Harmony Japan 03-3409-3345 or Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337; Kurume (Fukuoka), Nov. 28, 7 p.m., Kurume City Plaza The Grand Hall, 5,200-6,700-8,300 yen; Fukuoka, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Fukuoka Symphony Hall, 7,000-8,700 yen; Kyodo Nishinippon 092-714-0159; Hiroshima, Dec. 2, 6 p.m., Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HBC Hall, 6,700-8,300 yen; Union Music Office 082-247-6111; Tokyo, Dec. 6, 7 p.m., Suntory Hall, 7,200-8,800-10,300 yen; Harmony Japan 03-3409-3345 or Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337; Yokohama, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, 5,200-6,700-7,800-9,300 yen; Zen-A 03-3538-2300 or tvk Ticket Counter 045-663-9999; Tokorozawa (Saitama), Dec. 8, 6 p.m., Tokorozawa Shimin Bunka Center Muse, 5,000-6,500-8,300 yen; Tokyo, Dec. 9, 5 p.m., Sumida Triphony Hall, 7,200-8,800-10,300 yen; Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337; Dec. 20 & 21, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall A, 5,200-6,700-8,300 yen; Harmony Japan 03-3409-3345 or Sunrise Promotion Tokyo 0570-00-3337.
 
 
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Tokyo, Sep. 23, 7 p.m., Shibuya WWW X, 5,800 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Il Divo
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.
 
The Original Gypsies ”Reunion” Featuring Chico, Canut, Paul & Patchai
Tokyo, Sep. 24, 5 & 8 p.m., Sep. 25 & 26, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 10,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
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.
 
Umbria Jazz presents Funk Off
Tokyo, Sep. 27, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Bruce Cockburn
Tokyo, Sep. 29 & 30, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,900 - 7,900; 03-3405-1133.
 
Joyce Moreno with special guest Chico Pinheiro 
Tokyo, Sep. 30, 5 & 8 p.m., Oct. 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555; Oct. 4 & 5, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.

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.
 
Snail Mail
Tokyo, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Shibuya WWW X, 5,500 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.
 
Risa Ono
Tokyo, Oct. 6, 7 & 8, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,900 - 8,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Yo La Tengo
Tokyo, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Bokante
Tokyo, Oct. 10 & 11, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
TAHITI 80
Tokyo, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 7,000 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
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.
 
Septic Tank
Tokyo, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Shibuya Club Quattro, 5,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
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.
 
Ron Artis II
Tokyo, Oct. 23, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 5,900 - 6,900 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/
 
Memphis Meets Muscle Shoals featuring Willie Hightower, Steve Cropper & Hi Rhythm
Tokyo, Oct. 27, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Oct. 29 & 30, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 11,000 - 12,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Sarah Àlainn
Tokyo, Oct. 28, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,900 - 7,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
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. 
 
Khalid
Tokyo, Oct. 29, 8 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 9,000 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
The Fratellis
Tokyo, Oct. 30 & 31, 7:30 p.m., WWWX, 7,000 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Peabo Bryson
Tokyo, Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 1 & 2, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Gong
special guest Steve Hillage, Oct. 31, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,500 - 8,500 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Peter Martin & Romero Lubambo Duo
Tokyo, Oct. 30 & Nov. 1, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Paul McCartney
Tokyo, Oct. 31 & Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m., Tokyo Dome, 14,500 - 16,500 - 18,500 yen; For more information, call Kyodo Tokyo 0570-550-799 or visit Ticket Pia https://t.pia.jp/ or Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/.

November
 
José James
Tokyo, Nov. 1 & 2, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 7,900 - 8,900 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Yamandu Costa
Tokyo, Nov. 3, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 7,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
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.
 
The Sea and Cake
Tokyo, Nov. 7, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Billboard Live Tokyo, 6,000 - 7,000 yen; 03-3405-1133.
 
Angra
Tokyo, Nov. 7 & 8, 7 p.m., Shibuya Tsutaya O-East, 7,500 yen; Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
80th Anniversary The Glenn Miller Orchestra 
Tokyo, Nov. 8 & 9, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Nov. 10, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 9,500-10,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
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.
 
The Three Degrees
Tokyo, Nov. 12, 13, 15 & 16, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,000-9,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
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.
 
Dave Grusin Big Band "The Music from West Side Story" -Leonard Bernstein Centennial Celebration-
Tokyo, Nov. 15 & 16, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Nov. 17, 5 & 8 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 9,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Pretty Maids
Kawasaki, Nov. 17 & 18, 6 p.m., Club Citta, 8,500 yen (all standings); For more information, visit Ticket Pia https://t.pia.jp/, Lawson Ticket http://l-tike.com/ or eplus http://eplus.jp/sys/main.jsp
 
2 Cellos
Tokyo, Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Nippon Budokan, 8,800-9,800 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.
 
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.
 
The Vaccines
Tokyo, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., duo Music Exchange, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Will Lee's Super Group 
featuring Jeff Young, Oz Noy & Charley Drayton; Tokyo, Nov. 21 & 22, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Nov. 23, 24 & 25, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
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.
 
Kandace Springs
Tokyo, Nov. 27, 7 p.m., Tokyo International Forum Hall C, 8,500 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.
 
The Lemon Twigs
Tokyo, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Tsutaya O-East, 6,500 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.
 
Amy Hanaiali'i with Jeff Peterson
Tokyo, Nov. 29 & 30, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 6,500-7,500 yen; 03-3215-1555.

December
 
Mura Masa
Tokyo, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Ex Theater Roppongi, 6,500 yen; Smash 03-3444-6751.
 
Celtic Christmas 2018
Tokyo, Dec. 8, 5:15 p.m., Sumida Triphony Hall, 5,800-6,800 yen; Plankton 03-3498-2881.
 
Julian Lage Trio
Tokyo, Dec. 8 & 9, 5 & 8 p.m., Dec. 10 & 11, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Cotton Club, 7,000-8,000 yen; 03-3215-1555.
 
Ron Carter Trio
Tokyo, Dec. 14, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Dec. 15, 5 & 8 p.m., Cotton Club, 8,500-9,500 yen; 03-3215-1555; Dec. 16, 5 & 8 p.m., Dec. 17, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,500 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Jesse Harris
Tokyo, Dec. 18 & 19, 6:30 & 9 p.m., Blue Note Tokyo, 8,000 yen; 03-5485-0088.
 
Alan Walker
Tokyo, Dec. 21, 7 p.m., Shinkiba Studio Coast, 8,500 yen (All standing); Creativeman 03-3499-6669.

January

Destinia
Tokyo, Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Shibuya Tsutaya O-East, 9,500-15,000 yen; Udo 03-3402-5999.

February

Bay City Rollers Starring Leslie Mckeown
Tokyo, Feb. 2 & 3, 4 p.m., duo Music Exchange; Yokohama, Feb. 4, 7 p.m., New Side Beach!!; Fukuoka, Feb. 10, 4 p.m., Gate's 7, For more information, visit http://alive.mu/info/bcr201903-3444-6751.

 

 

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