February is finally here, and it means gathering around the TV for the Super Bowl and getting some last minute gifts for your Valentine. There are also some great tours making their way to the Big Apple in the following weeks. Two of the biggest hard rock bands in the scene today join forces for a co-headlining performance in Hell's Kitchen, an influential metal band goes at it solo inside Playstation Theater, and a platinum-selling rock band will "Sail" their way to Terminal 5. You can check out our picks for some of the best shows in NYC in February below.
Friday, Feb. 2
British post-hardcore band Enter Shikari return to Brooklyn to promote their new album The Spark, which was listed as one of our best rock albums of 2017. You can expect a bigger set from their record release show at Rough Trade NYC. Joining them as support are Single Mothers and Milk Teeth.
San Francisco band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club bring their Wrong Tour to Brooklyn Steel. The group will be promoting their new studio album Wrong Creatures, which features the single "Little Thing Gone Wild." Seattle garage rock band Night Beats, who released Who Sold My Generation last year, will be the opening act.
Saturday, Feb. 3
Dubstep fans already know that a Datsik show is one of the craziest things you should witness. Aside from the Canadian producer, fans will get treated to a special performance by rapper DMX. Producers Riot Ten, Wooli, and Cookie Monsta will help kick things off.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Asking Alexandria and Black Veil Brides bring their co-headlining Resurrection tour to Terminal 5. Both acts will be supporting new music; AA dropped their self-titled album back in December, and BVB released their new album Vale in January. Crown The Empire will open.
Friday, Feb. 9
California metal group Machine Head return to the city in support of their new studio album Catharsis. This 15 track album is the follow up to their 2014 release Bloodstone & Diamonds. With no opening acts in sight, you can expect a long set filled with fan favorites.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Brooklyn noise-pop band Sleigh Bells return to the area on the tail end of their tour. Late last year, they released the Kid Kruschev mini album. Joining them are fellow New York group Sunflower Bean, who will be releasing their sophomore album Twentytwo in Blue in March.
Saturday, Feb. 17
English metalcore band Architects continue supporting their 2016 studio album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us with a stop inside Playstation Theater. Last fall, they released the single "Doomsday" and started working on their new album. Stick to Your Guns and Counterparts will open.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Awolnation's third studio album Here Comes the Runts comes out this week, and the Los Angeles band will promote the release with a stop inside Terminal 5. The album's first single "Passion" has been climbing the Alternative Songs and Rock Songs charts. Joining them on this show at Nothing But Thieves and IRONTOM.
Indie rock trio STRFKR bring fan favorites such as "While I'm Alive" and "Rawnald Gregory Erickson the Second" to Brooklyn Steel. Late last year, the band released Vault Vol. 3, which is a compilation of unreleased material dating back to 2007. The band's latest studio album was 2016's Being No One, Going Nowhere. Reptaliens will open.
Friday, Feb. 23
This week, house producer Don Diablo releases his first studio album in a decade with Future, which includes special guests Holly Winter and Arizona. Joining him as support on this tour is Lost Frequencies, who recently celebrated having a billion streams on Spotify.