Better get a new calendar because 2018 is finally upon us! While you're still recovering from the new year celebration, a plethora of talented musicians are gearing up for their first tour of the year. As expected, New York City will be one of their most anticipated destinations on the road. Some English rockers return to North America with their first album in three years, a beloved bluegrass group rock Brooklyn Steel, and a sea of metal horns will be raised inside a packed Playstation Theater. Check out our list of the best concerts hitting up the Big Apple this month.
Wednesday, January 10
The Wombats @ Brooklyn Steel
On Feb. 9, The Wombats will release their fourth studio album Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life. A month before it hits stores, the band will make their way to Brooklyn to perform some tunes from the album, including "Lemon to a Knife Fight" and "Turn." Blaenavon and Courtship will open.
Friday, January 12
Anderson East @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Soul singer Anderson East will celebrate the release of his new studio album Encore (Jan. 12) with a record release performance at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The album features the single "All on My Mind," which recently topped the Adult Alternative Songs chart. JS Ondara, who released his debut song "Mother Christmas" on A Very ROC Christmas, is the opening act.
Saturday, January 20
Rich The Kid @ Playstation Theater
Rapper Rich The Kid is set to perform his biggest headlining gig yet inside Playstation Theater. Last fall, he released his single "New Freezer" with platinum selling rapper Kendrick Lamar. He's slated to release his debut album sometime this year on Interscope, and he's already scored appearances from Lil Wayne and Playboi Carti. Famous Dex and Jay Critch, who are both signed to Rich The Kid's Rich Forever Music label, will open.
With the help of fellow Canadian Drake, Majid Jordan have become one of R&B's rising acts. The duo will head to Terminal 5 in support of their new studio album The Space Between, which includes the singles "Phases" and "One I Want." Kicking things off is French electronic musician Stwo, who recently released the single "Neither Do I" with Jeremih. Both acts will also perform at Brooklyn Steel on Monday, Jan. 22.
Sunday, January 21
Flobots @ Rough Trade NYC
Rap group Flobots continue touring in support of their latest studio album NOENEMIES. In 2008, the band gained national attention for their platinum-selling single "Handlebars," which stems from their debut album Fight with Tools. Joining them as support are Cleveland reggae rock band Tropidelic, who dropped their new studio album Heavy is The Head on LAW Records.
Tuesday, January 23
Tennis, Overcoats @ Brooklyn Steel
Denver duo Tennis are bringing in the new year with a tour supporting their new We Can Die Happy EP. Last year, the band released their first self-produced album with Yours Conditionally, which peaked at number three on the Alternative Albums chart. Joining them as support are fellow duo Overcoats, who released their debut album YOUNG last year.
Wednesday, January 24
The Devil Makes Three @ Brooklyn Steel
Bluegrass trio The Devil Makes Three return to the city in the midst of a North American tour. The group are promoting their 2016 release Redemption & Ruin, which topped the Bluegrass Albums chart. The album features 12 cover songs with appearances from Emmylou Harris and Duane Eddy. The Huntress And Holder Of Hands, who are supporting their debut album Avalon, will open.
Friday, January 26
MØ, Cashmere Cat @ Brooklyn Steel
If you weren't lucky to grab tickets for MØ and Cashmere Cat's stop inside Brooklyn Steel on the 25th, there are still some tickets left for their performance the following day. Last year, both acts joined forces for the single "9 (After Coachella)." The song is featured on Cashmere Cat's debut album 9. MØ, who is best known for her work with Major Lazer, released When I Was Young late last year.
Monday, January 29
Kimbra, KING @ Brooklyn Steel
New Zealand singer Kimbra is hitting the road to promote her new studio album Primal Heart, which is slated to be released on Jan. 19 via Warner Bros Records. The artist, who gained two Grammy wins for "Somebody That I Used to Know," worked with producers such as Skrillex and Tony Berg on the 12 track release. KING and Arc Iris are set to open.
Wednesday, January 31
Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity @ Playstation Theater
End the month with one of the biggest metal tours of the year. Black Label Society will release their new studio album Grimmest Hits on Jan. 18. Joining them on this show are Corrosion of Conformity, who will unleash their new record No Cross No Crown on Jan. 12, and Red Fang, who are plugging their 2016 album Only Ghosts.