With a line-up which includes the returning King of Pop, Justin Timberlake, one of the 70s biggest bands, Eagles, and self-proclaimed hip-hop god Kanye West, the Big Apple’s upcoming live music schedule should have something for everyone. Here’s a look at ten artists who have released New York City concert tickets for shows this fall/winter.
Fresh from the success of his third consecutive Billboard number one album, Nothing Was The Same, Canadian hip-hop/R&B star Drake will bring his Would You Like A Tour into town at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on October 28. Having now settled the differences which briefly saw Future kicked off the tour, the 27-year-old will be supported by the Atlanta rapper alongside neo-soul vocalist Miguel and his OVO Sound label signing PartyNextDoor, while recent dates have also seen guest appearances from Jhene Aiko and Wiz Khalifa. Drake tickets for this show are currently available on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $102 and an average price of $309.
America’s smoothest soul man will stop off at the Beacon Theatre on Oct 28 and 29 with John Legend tickets on offer at a get-in price of $100 and average price of $235. Joined by Braxton Family Values star Tamar Braxton, the nine-time Grammy winner’s Made To Love tour has so far featured several tracks from his new fifth album, Love In The Future and US Hot 100 hits “Ordinary People,” “Save Room” and “Green Light,” while those with New York City concert tickets can also look forward to stripped-back covers of Luther Vandross’ “Never Too Much” and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark.”
Having spent most of the year opening for Taylor Swift on her mammoth Red tour, Ed Sheeran will finally get the spotlight all to himself this fall when he takes to the Madison Square Garden stage for the three biggest headline shows of his career. Currently listed at a get-in price of $16 and average price of $245, there are still plenty of Ed Sheeran tickets remaining on TiqIQ for his performances on Oct 29, Nov 1 and Nov 7, which will no doubt include all the hits (“The A Team,” “Lego House,” “Give Me Love”) from his multi-million-selling debut +.
One of the year’s most hotly-anticipated tours kicks off in the city on Nov 6 when Justin Timberlake will give the crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center the full 20/20 Experience. Capping off a triumphant comeback which has seen him score two US number one albums, embark on a series of shows with Jay-Z and briefly reunite with ‘N Sync at the MTV VMAs, the 32-year-old’s first solo tour since 2007 is expected to feature everything from debut single “Like I Love You” right up to current hit “TKO.” Justin Timberlake tickets are available on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $105 and average price of $359.
Now coming to the end of their lengthy History Of The Eagles tour, the country-rock legends will perform at Madison Square Garden on Nov 8, 9 and 11 with The Eagles tickets currently up for grabs at a get-in price of $251 and average price of $553. Joined by original guitarist Bernie Leadon for the first time since their 70s heyday, the Californian icons’ will treat fans with New York City concert tickets to an acoustic set from Don Henley and Glenn Frey, several Joe Walsh solo numbers and a run-through all of their five US Hot 100 chart-toppers.
A two-hour 30-song spectacle featuring a 60-foot white mountain, a dozen dancers and an actor dressed as Jesus – Kanye West is certainly pulling out all the stops for his first solo tour in five years. The rapper will perform the entirety of his sixth consecutive US number one album, Yeezus, alongside the best of his back catalogue when he visits New York. Kanye West tickets are available for gigs at the Barclays Center on Nov 19 and 20 ($48/$199) and Madison Square Garden on Nov 23 and 24 ($64/$257), with Kendrick Lamar on support duties for the first show at each venue and A Tribe Called Quest for the second.
Sir Elton John
Scheduled to promote his 31st album, The Diving Board, Sir Elton John will conclude the US leg of the tour of the same name when he visits Madison Square Garden on December 3 and 4 ($82/$399). Alongside several tracks from his first solo studio effort in seven years, the Rocket Man’s recent European sets have also featured material from the 70s (“Daniel”), 80s (“I’m Still Standing”), 90s (“Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”) and 00s (“Hey Ahab”), ensuring fans with Sir Elton John tickets can look forward to a hit-packed show.
Arguably more successful now than she ever has been, Pink will stop off at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Dec 8 and 9 when she enters the final week of her mammoth 139-date The Truth About Love tour. Indeed, the 34-year-old has received some of the most glowing reviews of her career thanks to a set covering everything from 2000 debut single, “There You Go,” right up to her recent US chart-topper, “Just Give Me A Reason,” and a spellbinding array of Cirque Du Soleil-esque theatrics. Pink tickets are still available to buy on TiqIQ for these two dates with a get-in price of $67 and an average price of $340.
Forced to cancel his series of 2012 shows due to a serious throat condition, John Mayer has been making up for lost time this year with a world tour to promote his sixth album, Paradise Valley, which wraps up at the Barclays Center on Dec 17 ($78/$211). Joined by American Idol winner Phillip Phillips, the singer-songwriter has been treating fans with John Mayer tickets to all the highlights from his new record alongside US Top 20 hits “Your Body Is A Wonderland,” “Waiting For The World To Change” and “Say” and cover versions of Bob Dylan’s “I Want You,” Willie Nelson’s “I Gotta Get Drunk” and Eric Clapton’s “Lay Down Sally.”
Brooklyn’s Barclays Center will then welcome the Mrs Carter Show world tour on Dec 19 and then again for its final date on Dec 22 with Beyonce tickets on sale on TiqIQ at a get-in price of $126 and average price of $410. Backed by an impressive display of choreography and special effects, the R&B superstar has wowed audiences across the globe with a career-spanning set-list featuring the likes of Destiny’s Child classic “Survivor,” chart-toppers “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” “Irreplaceable” and “Crazy In Love” and Grammy winner “Love On Top” alongside new material from her long-awaited forthcoming fifth album.
Elsewhere, New York City concert tickets are also on sale for The Black Crowes at Terminal 5 on Oct 26, 27 and 29, Josh Groban at Newark’s Prudential Center on Oct 30, Paramore at Madison Square Garden on Nov 13, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ three-night run at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from Nov 13-15, Rick Ross at the Beacon Theatre on Nov 15 and Van Morrison’s dates at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Nov 25 and the Beacon Theatre on Nov 26.
So be sure to keep checking back on TiqIQ for the latest information on New York City concert tickets for what promises to be an exciting season of live music ahead.