Madison Square Garden: The World’s Most Famous Arena. Musicians all over the world dream of playing the famed Manhattan venue, but its stage is reserved for only the biggest superstars. That being said, the concerts that take place there are the cream of the crop and some of the best that NYC has to offer. We’ve compiled a full list of all the amazing concerts coming to The Garden through the rest of 2015 and into 2016, complete with detailed seating charts, live performance videos, and more.
Upcoming Concerts At Madison Square Garden
with BANKS & Travis Scott
Monday, November 16, 2015
Canadian musician Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, surfaced in 2011 with his nine-track mixtape House of Balloons. Soon he was championed by Drake, which set his career in motion and paved the way for further success. He then issued a series of mixtapes that were received favorably by critics before the arrival of his debut album Kiss Land 2013. In the few years that he’s been in the spotlight, The Weeknd has risen to superstar status, with his latest album Beauty Behind the Madness being his most successful yet. With every single track on the album charting at some point (including a few that perched atop the Billboard Hot 100), The Weeknd is proving to be one of the hottest artists of 2015.
Starting on Thursday, November 19, 2015
Six-time Grammy winner and renowned Piano Man Billy Joel signed on for MSG’s first-ever concert franchise in 2014, promising to perform one show at the famous venue every month for an indefinite period of time. Though he’s been at it for almost two years now, he’s still one of the hottest tickets in town and keeps delivering for the thousands of fans who flock to see him perform. The best part is that Joel performs on a 360-degree rotating stage, so nearly every seat in the house gets a great view.
Songs in the Key of Life Tour
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Coming to Madison Square Garden on November 24 is none other than American R&B icon Stevie Wonder. With over 30 top ten hits and several platinum albums, he is one of the most commercially successful artists of all time. In addition to his impressive album sales and chart popularity, Stevie Wonder holds the record for the most Grammy Awards won by a male solo artist, with 22 wins to date. Over the last fifty years, Stevie Wonder has left a lasting legacy on the music industry. Some of his other awards and recognitions include a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, an Academy Award, and inductions into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli has popularized classical music over the last few decades, earning top chart positions and three Grammy nominations along the way. Bocelli’s latest album, Cinema, is due out October 23 and will feature renditions of classic film soundtracks.
Z100 Jingle Ball[Tickets]
Friday, December 11, 2015
Pop fans rejoice: the annual Z100 Jingle Ball will return to MSG this December, once again delivering a lineup with some of the biggest pop stars in the biz.
Full lineup: The Weeknd, Calvin Harris, Selena Gomez, 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony, Zedd, Shawn Mendes, Tove Lo, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, R. City, Conrad Sewell, DNCE
Friday, December 18, 2015
Mexican singer and icon Luis Miguel began his career at the tender age of eleven and won his first Grammy Award by age fourteen. His fame didn’t stop there, and now he’s sold millions of records worldwide and is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in Latin American music.
Starting on Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Now finished with his history-making performances with Grateful Dead during their farewell tour earlier this month, Trey Anastasio returns to his day job as the frontman of the world-famous jam band Phish. Picking up where the Grateful Dead left off, Phish emerged in the late ’80s as the next great jam band, becoming known for their relentless touring and live improvisation and earning a massive fan base in the process. Always one of the top-grossing touring acts each year, they’re not one to disappoint, so don’t miss out when they come to MSG to ring in 2016 with their four-night New Year’s Run.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
One of the biggest names in Latin music, Marc Anthony, is no stranger to The Garden, and he’ll be bringing his show to the arena once again in early 2016. He’s the recipient of two Grammy Awards as well as five Latin Grammies, and has sold millions of albums around the world, making him a bona fide international superstar.
Hall & Oates[Tickets]
with Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings & Mayor Hawthorne
Friday, February 19, 2016
Philadelphia’s most beloved songwriting duo, Hall & Oates, are bringing their contagious sound across the nation this year. Known for catchy hits like “Maneater,” “Rich Girl,” and my personal favorite, “You Make My Dreams,” Daryl Hall and John Oates have cemented their legacy as American sensations.
The END Tour
Starting on Thursday, February 25, 2016
Black Sabbath embarks on their final tour in January, hitting the road in early 2016 for their The END Tour. The North American leg of the tour culminates in one final show at – you guessed it – Madison Square Garden. On February 25, the band will take the stage at the World’s Most Famous Arena for one last American hurrah (they’ll still be playing some international dates in the following months), and it’s a night any Black Sabbath fan won’t want to miss.
The Who Hits 50! Tour
Thursday, March 3, 2016 (rescheduled from 10/27/15)
The Who, considered one of the all-time greatest rock bands, will be making an appearance at MSG as part of their 50th Anniversary Tour. Originally scheduled to take place this fall, this concert, like several others, was postponed until the spring of 2016 due to Roger Daltrey dealing with an illness. Nevertheless, the band is sure to bring their best stuff when they hit the stage on March 3.
Fall Out Boy[Tickets]
with AWOLNATION and Pvris
Friday, March 4, 2016
WINTOUR IS COMING. Aside from being a hilarious and culturally relevant Game of Thrones pun, that’s also the name of Fall Out Boy’s upcoming 2016 tour, which aptly takes place in late winter. Setting the mid-2000s radio ablaze with multiplatinum singles like “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Dance, Dance,” Fall Out Boy emerged as one of the foremost pop-punk bands in the world. Fans were immediately drawn to the impressive vocal chops of singer Patrick Stump and the instant charisma of guylinered bassist Pete Wentz, and soon Fall Out Boy was an international hit. Fast forward to 2015, and the band is six albums deep and touring relentlessly. With support from AWOLNATION and Pvrus, their upcoming MSG show is one that alt rock fans won’t want to miss.
The Book of Souls Tour
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Though English heavy metal band Iron Maiden stated in the past that they would only release fifteen albums, with 2010’s The Final Frontier being heralded as their last, the group is back for one more. They released a sixteenth album this fall titled The Book of Souls, and starting in February, the band will embark on a huge international tour of the same name. Regarded as one of the most influential metal bands of all time, Iron Maiden has still got it, despite its members being in their late 50s, and if the recent concert videos below are any indicator, their show at MSG is sure to rock hard.
Rattle That Lock Tour
Starting on Monday, April 11, 2016
Best known of course for his work with legendary rock band Pink Floyd, David Gilmour has turned to solo work over the past few years. Though you may be more familiar with Dark Side of the Moon than, say, his latest solo effort Rattle That Lock, Gilmour is known to combine his own songs with those of the band that made him famous for a crowd-pleasing setlist. To end his North American run, he’ll be playing two nights at Madison Square Garden in April.
with The Twilight Sad
Starting on Saturday, June 18, 2016
As a fan of ’80s post-punk and new wave, the show on this list that has me most excited is definitely The Cure. Robert Smith and co. were able to sell out this arena pretty quickly, so much that second and third dates have been added by popular demand. Though they’ve been sporadically active over the last few years, The Cure hasn’t really done a tour of this magnitude since 2008, so this has got fans particularly excited. Is it summer yet?
|Jun 188:00 PM||The Cure & Twilight SadMadison Square Garden – New York, NY||From $59|
|Jun 198:00 PM||The Cure & Twilight SadMadison Square Garden – New York, NY||From $76|
|Jun 208:00 PM||The Cure & The Twilight SadMadison Square Garden – New York, NY||From $374|
Delirium World Tour
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
English pop star Ellie Goulding is set to embark on her Delirium World Tour next summer. Known for hit singles like “Lights” and “Love Me Like You Do,” Goulding has become an established presence on mainstream radio in the last few years. After starting her career off rather quietly in the UK, Goulding eventually won the prestigious BBC Sound of 2010 poll, signifying her promise as a talented emerging artist. Soon afterward, she released her debut album Lights, which reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and became an international hit. Following the success of her first album, she released a sophomore record called Halcyon in 2012, after which she went on tour supporting Bruno Mars. As of this year, Goulding released the smash single “Love Me Like You Do,” ahead of her new album Delirium, set for release on November 6.
5 Seconds of Summer[Tickets]
Sounds Live Feels Live Tour
Friday, July 15, 2016
Aussie pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer just announced their 2016 Sounds Live Feels Live Tour, which includes a stop at The Garden in July. Formed in 2011 in Sydney, the group consists of vocalist Luke Hemmings, guitarist Michael Clifford, bassist Calum Hood, and drummer Ashton Irwin. They originally came to attention on YouTube, but achieved international fame when they were given the opportunity to tour with One Direction back in 2013. This year, 5SOS released their sophomore record, Sounds Good Feels Good, on October 23.
Twenty One Pilots[Tickets]
Emotional Roadshow Tour
Starting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016
High school friends Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun formed Twenty One Pilots in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio. They put out two self-released albums before their grassroots efforts paid off and they signed with alternative rock label Fueled By Ramen. They released their first label-issued album called Vessel in 2013, after which they took their rap-infused pop sound on an international tour. This year, Twenty One Pilots released a new record called Blurryface.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Halsey is the stage name of New York’s Ashley Frangipane. In true hipster fashion, the New Jersey native took the name of a Brooklyn L train stop to use as her musical alias. She self-released her first single, “Ghost,” and based on the strength and popularity of that song alone she signed a deal with Capitol Records-owned electronic/dance label Astralwerks in 2014. Currently, the young singer is burning up the charts with her newly-released debut album Badlands, which dropped in at #2 on the Billboard 200.
Past Concerts At Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Latin music sensation and six-time Grammy nominee Juan Gabriel is coming to The Garden on November 4. This year, he released his latest studio album, Los Dúo, which topped Billboard’s Latin charts and scored a nomination for album of the year at the Latin American Music Awards.
Dead and Company[Tickets]
With special guests Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti
Starting on Saturday, October 31, 2015
Missed the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows this year? Well, while they may not be touring as Grateful Dead anymore, band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann are offering you the next best thing. One of the strangest collaborations to arise this year is Dead and Company, the combination of said Grateful Dead members and adult contemporary radio mainstay John Mayer. While genre-wise they are very different, Mayer actually has pretty impressive guitar chops, so we think this upcoming Dead and Company tour will actually turn out to be a great string of performances. They’ll be playing two nights at MSG, the first of which is, aptly, Halloween.
El Megaton Mundial de Polito Vega: Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez & More[Tickets]
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
One of the best Latin music events the city has to offer, El Megaton Mundial de Polito Vega, comes to Madison Square Garden later this month for a night of great music and awesome headliners. Topping the bill are superstars Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez, who we can only hope will do a collaboration or two.
with Claude VonStroke, Pomo, & Lion Babe
Saturday, October 24, 2015
English electronic music duo Disclosure consists of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence. Their breakthrough came in 2012 with the hit single “Latch,” which features vocals from Sam Smith. A year later, they released their debut album Settle, earning the Lawrence brothers their first Grammy nomination for Best Dance/Electronica Album. On September 25, the duo released their highly anticipated sophomore record Caracal, which features collabs with The Weeknd, Sam Smith, Lorde, and more.
with Courtney Barnett
Friday, October 23, 2015
One of the most exciting comebacks of 2015 is the return of Britpop band Blur, who released their first album in twelve years, titled The Magic Whip, earlier this year. Though they’re best known for their older records, particularly their 1994 breakthrough hit Parklife, the new album was received incredibly well by critics and fans alike, becoming their sixth consecutive record to top the British charts. Clearly the band is back in full force, and they’re sure to put on a spectacular show when they come to MSG this month.