There’s something about years with an even number involved where music seems to thrive more than usual. 2014 has proven to be packed with upcoming album releases from artists who haven’t released material in years. While album releases are a different animal, what’s even bigger is the fact that some of the biggest acts will perform in the New York City/Long Island area in the first half of 2014.
Here is a list of acts that will grace upon us in the first few months from some of the prominent venues (listed in alphabetical order).
Jay-Z Sun 1/12 and Mon 1/13
Black Sabbath Mon 3/31
Miley Cyrus Sat 4/5
Rock and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Thurs 4/10: The acts that are inducted this year are Nirvana, KISS, Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Peter Gabriel and more.
Arcade Fire Fri 8/22-Sun 8/24
Scott Ian of Anthrax Spoken Word Tour Wed 2/5: This should be an interesting time hearing a candid version of the past 30 years of his life and career with Anthrax.
Best Buy Theater:
Falling in Reverse: Thurs 1/30
Bring Me The Horizon Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1
Alter Bridge Thurs 4/24
St. Lucia Sat 1/18 and Sun 1/19: St. Lucia, also known as Jean-Phillip Grobler, will be preforming earlier in the week at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
The War on Drugs Thurs 3/20: They will also be performing the next night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
We Are Scientists Fri 4/18
David Koechner Fri 2/28: This may not be your typical concert. Prepare to laugh your pants off.
Breathe Carolina Fri 3/21
We Are the In Crowd Thurs 4/3
Janelle Monae Sat 2/1
Young the Giant Fri 2/28 and Sat 3/1
Dream Theater Fri 3/28
Cody Simpson Tues 1/21
Stone Sour Sat 1/18
Brandon Boyd and Sons of the Sea Thurs 1/30: Boyd is the lead singer of the Alternative band Incubus.
The Pretty Reckless Wed 2/12
Memphis May Fire Wed 3/5
HIM Fri 3/14
Children of Bodom Fri 3/28 and Sat 3/29: Two-day V.I.P. passes are available to see the melodic death/thrash metal band from Finland.
Billy Joel: As long as his concerts are in demand, he will be preforming at the legendary venue every month.
Confirmed dates so far are: 1/27, 2/3, 3/21, 4/18, 5/9, 6/21, 7/2, 8/7 and 9/17.
Arctic Monkeys Sat 2/8
Kings of Leon Fri 2/14
Justin Timberlake Wed 2/19 and Thurs 2/20
Lady Gaga Tues 5/13: She will be the last artist to perform at Roseland Ballroom before the venue closes for good in April.
Music Hall of Williamsburg:
St. Lucia Thurs 1/16 and Fri 1/17
Screaming Females Sat 2/8
Skrillex Tues 2/11: What a rarity. He will bring Dubstep to this relatively small venue.
The War on Drugs Fri 3/21
The Paramount in Huntington, NY (Long Island):
In This Moment Sun 1/19
Lauryn Hill Sun 1/26
The Fray Fri 1/31
Between The Buried and Me Fri 2/21
Vertical Horizon Fri 3/7
Dropkick Murphys Tues 3/11
Revolution Bar and Music Hall in Amityville, NY (Long Island):
Saving Abel Wed 1/8
Chimaira Tues 2/4
Roseland Ballroom FINAL SHOWS:
Panic at the Disco Tues 2/4
2 Good to be Tru w/ 2Chainz and other guests Wed 2/5
Flogging Molly Thurs 2/27
Lorde Mon 3/10-Wed 3/12
Lady Gaga March 28, 30, 31 and April 2, 4, 6, 7
Rough Trade NYC:
Against Me! Thurs 1/9
Cloud Nothings Thurs 1/16
Santos Party House:
Comeback Kid Wed 2/26
Disclosure Fri 1/17-Sun1/19
St. Vincent Wed 2/26
Grouplove Wed 3/26
Switchfoot Sat 3/29
HAIM Sat 5/10 and Sun 5/11
Bastille Wed 1/22
Neutral Milk Hotel Mon 1/27 and Tues 1/28