A Year In The Life: 2018 Is Setting Up As A Long Line Of Gigs

Written by | January 25, 2018 4:35 am | No Comments

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Yes, there will be more, and yes I will miss some of them, and yes, there will be disappointments (here’s an early one: Randy Newman cancelled). But for now… my concerts in 2018…

Friday, January 8th – Jessi Mason – Groove – She was very good.

Tuesday, January 9th – Denny Laine – BB Kings – Equal parts Moody Blues and Wings

Tuesday – January 16th – Steve Earle – City Winery – Mesmerizing with just a guitar and a harp.

Friday – January 19th = Lana Del Rey – Prudential Center – All is forgiven

Wednesday –  January 24th – The Ally Coalition – Town Hall – Heavy duty line -up… especially Lorde

Tuesday – January 30th – The Songs Of Tomas Doncker And Yusef Komunyakaa  – Expect The Mercy Suite, Big Apple Blues and Black Magnolia

Thursday – February 1st – Jane Birkin – Carnegie Hall – Sings her late husband Serge Gainsbourg

Saturday – February 3rd –  Jools Holland – The Blue Note – Former Squeeze currently UK TV star.

Wednesday – February 7th – Stew & The Negro Problem –  Lincoln Center – The Tony winning rock and roll lifer

Friday  – February 9th – J. Balvin – Radio City Music Hall – Cutting edge modern day Latin American pop

Wednesday – February 14th – Robert Plant – Beacon Theatre – The Led Zep superstar.

Monday – February 19th – City Winery – And again…

Friday – February 24th – Bananarama – Playstation – Hey, there’s always “Venus”

Friday – March 2nd – Peter Perrett – THE ONLY ONE RETURNS

Tuesday – March 6th – Cupcakke – Le Poisson Rouge – The sexually liberated rapper

Friday – March 9th – Kid Rock – Prudential – The rebel without a cause

Tuesday – March 12th – A Day To Remember – An astonishing line up includes Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, The Devil Wears Prada, as well as the headliners

Friday – March 16th – Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled – Barclay Center – I wasn’t gonna go but Demi was great at Jingle Ball

Wednesday – March 21st – Justin Timberlake – Madison Square Garden – He has peaked on record, on stage he should bring it.

Thursday – March 22nd – Prudential Center – Miranda Lambert – Country giant is iffy live

Monday – March 26th – KD Lang – Radio City – Performing Ingenue 

Wednesday – March 28th – Billy Joel – Madison Square Garden – This might be a mistake

Wednesday – April 4th – Lorde – Barclay Center – She was great at Governors Ball

Friday – March 13th – John Prine – Radio City Music Hall – The legendary folkie

Saturday – April 14th – Pink – Prudential – The last album didn’t hit as hard as it might

Friday – The Weepies – Gramercy Theatre – Terrific folk duo

Saturday – May 5th – Brett Eldredge – Hammerstein Ballroom – The country singers last album made my best of 2017

Friday – May 18th – Jackson Browne – Beacon Theatre – I haven’t seen him in years but he was great last time.

Friday – May 29th – Top Dawg Entertainment: The Championship Tour – Madison Square Garden – Kendrick, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock AND MORE…

Friday – Sunday –  June 1st – 3rd – Governors Ball – Travis Scott headlining on Saturday? I don’t think so…

Thursday – June 14th –

Friday – June 22nd – Harry Styles – Madison Square Garden – The album kinda stiffed but he brings it live.

Monday – June 25th – U2 – Madison Square Garden – Back in an arena

Friday – June 29th – Sam Smith – Madison Square Garden – His new album sucked, he sucks live, but he was great at Jingle Ball.

Saturday – July 14th – Shania Twain: NOW – Barclay Center – She’s back.

Tuesday – July 17th – Foo Fighters: Concrete And Gold Tour ’18 – Madison Square Garden – Ugh but we will see…

Friday, Saturday – July 20th-21st – Metlife – Taylor Swift’s reputation Stadium Tour – The album is her first miss

Saturday – July 28th -Zac Brown Band – Citi Field – Maybe he makes sense once you’ve seen him live

Tuesday – August 7th – Rod Stewart – Madison Square Garden – His last two albums of new material were excellent and you probably won’t even get them, he’s a pro so I’m guessing the hits.

Friday – August 10th – Shakira – Madison Square Garden – Cancelled the Feb gig, ;et’s hope she makes up for it…

Tuesday – August 21st – ELO – MSG – Hello…. how are you….

Tuesday – September 4th – Fall Out Boy –  Prudential – Mania is good enough to be worth a viewing

Saturday –  September 8th – Sugarland – Prudential – They’re  back

Tuesday – September 11th – Jethro Tull – Believe it or not, I’ve never seen Ian on stage.

Monday – October 15th –  Maroon 5 – Madison Square Garden – Never seen em put on a bad show.

 

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