New York City has always been a hub for concerts and other live performances. Despite the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic, that’s as true as ever today.
This summer, the Big Apple will host a number of big-ticket concerts — several of which were postponed at the height of the pandemic — and thanks to the city’s recent vaccination efforts, fans can these concerts with significantly reduced risk.
Here are some of the biggest NYC concerts on the calendar for this summer.
The Weeknd – July 9 at Barclays Center
2021 Super Bowl performer The Weeknd is headed to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on July 9. Tickets for the Weeknd’s NYC concert can be purchased here pending availability.
Justin Bieber – July 13 and 14 at Madison Square Garden
Less than a week after The Weeknd takes the stage at the Barclays Center, his fellow Canadian Justin Bieber will do so at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden—twice. Find more info on these two NYC concerts here.
Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Poison and Joan Jett – July 15 at Citi Field
Whether you lived through these bands’ heydays in the 1980s, or you got into them after the fact, you’re going to like this concert. It goes down at Citi Field just outside NYC on July 15. Click here to learn more here.
Green Day and Fall Out Boy – August 4 at Citi Field
Pop punk legends Green Day are headed to Citi Field on August 4 — and they’ll be supported by two similarly influential bands in Weezer and Fall Out Boy. It’s all part of the anticipated Hella Mega Tour. Find more info here.
Deftones – August 24 at Pier 17
Alternative metal trailblazers Deftones will take over the Seaport District’s famed Pier 17 venue on August 24. They’ll be supported by Gojira, another favorite among metalheads. Learn more on the the Pier 17 website.
Dan + Shay – September 16 at Madison Square Garden
Ultra-popular pop country duo Dan + Shay are scheduled for a NYC concert on September 16—just a few days before summer officially ends. They’ll be playing at Madison Square Garden. Find more information here.
While many of these concerts are already sold out, they’re still a reassuring sign for music-lovers everywhere. Slowly but surely, the world is opening back up, and it won’t be long before we’re all watching our favorite artists and bands perform live again!