October is here, and for those who are huge Halloween fanatics, the celebrations can finally start. For those looking for a great concerts in New York City, there's plenty to choose from this month. A Massachusetts rock band move on up with a performance at Terminal 5, a Grammy nominated hip hop group bring an annual trek to Brooklyn Steel, and two unlikely groups join forces for performances at Brooklyn Steel and Terminal 5. Also, a Grammy nominated group will bring an unforgettable performance on Halloween. Check out some shows worth checking out below. Tickets are on sale to the general public right now.
Wednesday, Oct. 4
In This Moment @ Playstation Theater
Metal band In This Moment arrive to the area to promote their new album Ritual. The 12 track release features the single "Oh Lord," which peaked at number six on the Mainstream Rock Songs chart. Of Mice & Men and Avatar will open.
Friday, Oct. 6
The National @ Forest Hills Stadium
Cincinnati indie rock band The National hit up Queens to promote their new album Sleep Well Beast, which features their first ever number one single "The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness." Joining them as support are Daughter, who released their new album Music from Before the Storm last month on Glassnote. This record is the soundtrack to the Life Is Strange: Before The Storm video game.
Monday, Oct. 9
Tricky @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Tricky makes his return to Brooklyn with a new album in hand. Ununiform features many collaborations with artists such as Asia Argento and frequent collaborator Martina Topley-Bird. California indie rock group In The Valley Below, who released their Elephant EP back in July, will open.
Tuesday, Oct. 10
PVRIS, Lights @ Terminal 5
In August, PVRIS released their highly anticipated album All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell, which debut at number 41 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The band will be performing their biggest NYC headlining show to date inside Terminal 5 with support from Lights and Flint Eastwood.
Thursday, Oct. 12
Motionless In White @ Playstation Theater
Motionless In White's first major headlining tour in support of Graveyard Shift will make its way to the Times Square venue. The album's first single "Loud" was chosen as a theme for the NXT TakeOver: Orlando PPV back in April. The show will feature support from The Amity Affliction, Miss May I, and William Control.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Against Me! @ Brooklyn Steel
Punk rock band Against Me! bring their headlining tour to Brooklyn Steel. The group released their recent studio album Shape Shift with Me a year ago on Total Treble Music. On Record Store Day 2017, they released the new songs "Stabitha Christie" and "First High of the Morning." Bleached and The Dirty Nil will open.
Monday, Oct. 16
Ministry, Death Grips @ Brooklyn Steel
Industrial band Ministry and experimental hip hop group Death Grips bring their co-headlining tour to Brooklyn Steel on Oct. 16 and Terminal 5 on Oct. 17. Ministry will release their new record AmeriKKKant in March 2018 on Nuclear Blast. Death Grips are working on the follow up to their 2016 album Bottomless Pit.
Monday, Oct. 23
Lecrae @ Playstation Theater
After seven studio albums, Grammy winning rapper Lecrae made his major label debut last month with All Things Work Together. The artist makes his return to Playstation Theater with opening acts Aha Gazelle and 1K Phew.
Monday, Oct. 30
Cypress Hill @ Brooklyn Steel
Cypress Hill kick off their annual Haunted Hill tour in Brooklyn Steel. While things from the C.H. camp have been a bit quiet in terms of new material, its members have been working on their own music. B Real has been busy with supergroup Prophets of Rage, Sen Dog has been working with his own supergroup named Powerflo, and DJ Muggs will release two collaboration albums this year. Rob Markman will open.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Primus @ Brooklyn Steel
The last time Primus celebrated Halloween in NYC, they delivered a Willy Wonka experience while promoting Primus & The Chocolate Factory. This year, they're coming to Brooklyn Steel in support of their new album The Desaturating Seven, and there's no telling what plans they'll have this time around. The new album is based on the children's book The Rainbow Goblins.