Concerts

‘It’s not a guidebook, it’s just what I went through’ – The triumphant return of Snow Patrol

In popular music, does absence really make the heart grow fonder or is remaining in the zeitgeist just as important as the quality of an artist’s body of work? This is a complicated and worthy question, as time away from the spotlight in the streaming age can mean the end of a career for some,...

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:01pm

Ryan Bingham is all about the vibes

Singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham knows how to keep busy. The New Mexico native released a new album, is going on tour, helped create The Western music festival in Texas and even has a role on the hit show “Yellowstone” alongside Kevin Costner. Metro caught up with the singer before he hits the...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:54pm

Ian Hunter on touring with Mott the Hoople ’74

Next month, legendary U.K. glam greats Mott the Hoople will embark on their first tour of the U.S. for the first time in 45 years with their legendary lineup from their glory period in 1974. During this time, the band went on a prolific tear that saw them releasing three bona fide classic albums...

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:57pm

The best holiday concerts in Philly to celebrate the season

The holidays are a special time, and the best way to get into the festive spirit is with music. Philadelphians are in luck; the city has plenty of amazing concerts to ring in the joyous season. There are concerts for the whole family and unique shows that will blow your winter socks off. Here are...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:04pm

Julian Frampton talks Roy Orbison hologram tour

Roy Orbison made a huge impact on music in his time, specifically rock and roll. He was known for his powerful voice, passionate performances and emotional lyrics that resonated with audiences around the world. Orbison who was nicknamed the Caruso of Rock still has a large fan base in the US even...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 12:07pm

SummerStage in Central Park to get $5M makeover for 2019 season

SummerStage in Central Park is an annual highlight for many New York City music lovers, and its organizers say it’ll be even bigger and better next year thanks to $5 million in renovations. City Parks Foundation, a private nonprofit that has organized SummerStage since 1994 (though...

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 3:58pm

Airbnb Concerts: Changing what it means to 'concert'

Airbnb Concerts. They sound like the type of setup where guests sit around a living room in a cozy Redwoods cabin and jam out to Carole King. And though it is an intimate performance — and could very well be hosted in a home — it’s much more than that. Airbnb Concerts, launched...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:55am

How to get tickets for Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

The rumors, speculation and pontificating can cease. Bruce Springsteen is coming to Broadway. Months after releasing his critically acclaimed autobiography, Springsteen will take to the Walter Kerr Theatre where he will perform for about two hours (shorter than a typical E Street Band Show)...

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 8:32am

5 reasons why U2 at Gillette is the concert of the summer

Thirty years ago, U2 made an album that accomplished everything an album could. It sold over 25 million records. It won the Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. It even launched a tour so massive it spawned a concert film and an album of its own. The record propelled the band to global...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:58am

Tight security and tears at One Love Manchester benefit concert

A star-studded benefit concert for victims of the Manchester bombing kicked off to tearful fans, heavy police guard and clattering helicopters on Sunday, just a day after another militant attack in London. Emotions ran high as fans - many with colorful face make-up, costume bunny ears and the...

Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 4:27pm

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' tour takes over Boston this summer

Boston's summer just got so much hotter thanks to hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning rapper announced on Monday that he's hitting the road again in support of his chart-topping new album, Damn. Lamar’s latest tour is set to make a stop at the TD...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:17pm