You can never get bored in London. Its tremendous diversity and cultural calendar can be heavy to cope with. Summer and spring months are for music festivals while the cold autumn and winter months – for shows and gigs. Every day, every night something is happening in London, and you don’t want to miss the essentials. We did the hard work and selected the 10 best music concerts upcoming for 2018 to save you hours of desperate browsing around the web. Get your schedule filled up with some of the most significant music shows for the next year.
Top 10 Concerts In London For 2018
#1 Kendrick Lamar
When: 12/13 February 2018;
Where: The O2;
Prices: Starting from £50;
Kendrick Lamar is among the top positions in the UK music chart for the last year and keeps going up with his Europe tour in 2018. He will be at the The O2 for two consecutive days on the 12th and 13th of February to present his newest album “DAMN”. He is one of the globally trending hip-hop stars. For just a couple of years Lamar climbed the ladder to hit the top.
He released his first album back in 2011, but the big fame came in 2015 with his album “To Pimp a Butterfly” when he reached the number one spot on the both UK and US charts. He is very well acclaimed in the UK, and the hunger for tickets led to the extension of his tour dates. He added one more date thanks to the great attention of his fans.
Except in London Kendrick Lamar will appear in Dublin, Birmingham, and Glasgow in February. Tickets are already selling, and they’re selling fast. So get yours, while you still have the opportunity.
#2 Imagine Dragons
When: 28 February/ 01 March 2018;
Where: The O2;
Prices: Starting from £43/ £50.20;
Imagine Dragons, the popular pop-rock, and indie band comes to the UK with their last show “Evolve” presenting their 2017 album. With the hits “Believer” and “Whatever it takes” they are in top 20 on the music charts for the last summer. Imagine Dragons have 4 EP’s before they hit the world music scene with their first album “Night Visions” and their single “Radioactive,” which became the biggest pop-rock hit of 2012. They won the Grammy award for Best Rock Performance in 2014 for their single “Radioactive.” The previous LP “Smoke+Mirrors” was number one in the US and Canada.
Imagine Dragons will appear on 28th February followed by a second date on 1st of March in The O2 Arena to meet their fans. You can hear “It’s Time,” “On top the world” and “Rise up” included in their setlist.
Tickets are on pre-sale for both dates, so hurry up to get your best seat.
#3 Rag’n’Bone Man
When: 08 March 2018;
Where: Alexandra Palace;
Prices: Starting from £33;
The British born blues and hip-hop newest discovery will be at Alexandra Palace for his London gig at the beginning of March next year. Rag’n’Bone Man has some other earlier date next month around the UK, but almost all tickets are already sold out.
If you’re a fan of white men singing the deepest blues ever you shouldn’t miss his performance. Rag’n’Bone Man, or Rory Graham as his real name is, came on the music scene with his first single “Human.” He began his official musical career with his previous EP “Wolves and Disfigures” in 2011 to reach the peak in 2016 with “Human.”
You can hear his single and other trending songs, such as “Skin,” “Lay my body down” and “Wolves” from the latest album.
#4 Arcade Fire
When: 11/13 April 2018;
Where: SSE Arena Wembley;
Prices: Seated tickets starting from £65.75.
Arcade Fire is a band with many awards including several Brit and Juno Awards for album of the year and best alternative album. They are indie band from Canada and right now present their last creation “Everything Now.” The album was highly discussed mainly thanks to their marketing campaign, which included fake news to increase the popularity of their newest tracks.
The album is ambitious and different from the previous four. The band is known for their experimental approach, and you won’t get disappointed. You have plenty of chances to reserve your spot and hear them live in the spring. Arcade Fire have three dates in London with a show planned at the beginning of April at Wembley Arena.
#5 The Vamps
When: 28 April 2018;
Where: The O2;
Prices: Pre-sale starts on 11th of November.
The Vamps have their colossal fan crowds following them at every gig. They are coming at the end of April with a concert in The O2. The band became famous as a boy band with mainly teenage fans. In their last album “Night&Day” they are aiming at the trends of pop-music with more electronic sound and beats. The Vamps still stick to the pop-rock style even if it has a new form.
The band is on an international tour right now. Their setlist includes hits like “Wake up,” “Last night” and “Middle of the night.”
The date is announced, but tickets are not yet for sale. You will have the chance to get yours next month on the pre-sale.
#6 Bryan Adams
When: 30/31 May 2018;
Where: SSE Wembley Arena/ The O2;
Prices: Pre-sale starts on 20th of October.
Bryan Adams one of biggest names in soft rock is coming in London for two-day show, first in SSE Wembley Arena and with a second date at The O2. Thousands of Londoners will have the chase to hear his timeless hits “Heaven,” “Summer of ‘69”, “Everything I do,” “Please forgive me” and “Run to you” including more new songs from his latest album.
“Ultimate” is the name of his newest compilation with songs of all times and two fresh hits- “Please stay” and “Ultimate love.” The new album is still not released, it is expected at the beginning of November.
#7 Ed Sheeran
When: 14/17 June 2018;
Where: Wembley Stadium;
Prices: Starting from £88 for unreserved standing tickets.
Ed Sheeran doesn’t need any presentation here. He’s the biggest star in the UK music scene right now and no wonder his UK tour lasts for two months. Almost all tickets for the London shows are already sold out. The only option you have left is for standing pitch places at the price of £88. For now.
More than 300,000 people will sing along with Ed Sheeran for the four days of his London tour. If you miss the last available tickets, but you’re desperate to see him you can try his gigs in Manchester or Glasgow and take a single seated ticket.
#8 Katy Perry
When: 14/15 June 2018;
Where: The O2;
Prices: Starting from £58;
Katy Perry is on tour again in US and Europe with her last breaking album “Witness.” If you haven’t yet attended Katy Perry’s live show, you need to know this is much more than just a concert. Expect freaky costumes, lights, colors, huge stage and a lot of visual effects and video.
Katy Perry is presenting her new hits “Witness,” “Bon Appetit” and “Swish Swish” along with songs from her previous albums. You will hear “Roar,” “I kissed a girl” and “Dark Horse.” Her shows are guaranteed as on the most impressive live performances right now.
Tickets are selling fast, with the cheapest option from 58 pounds. For the greatest fans, there are VIP and individual packages of a ticket plus merchandise and exclusive portfolio of the tour. The most expensive tickets can reach up to £299 with standing places at the dropzone right in front of the stage.
#9 Foo Fighters
When: 22/23 June 2018;
Where: London Stadium;
Prices: Pre-sale starting at 20th of October.
Foo Fighters had quite an epic year so far, appearing at festivals and holding concerts around Europe and UK, including in their own festival Cal Jam. Last time we saw them was in this year’s edition of Glastonbury. If you missed them there or didn’t have enough Foo, now’s the chance to see them on their two-day gig in London.
They are coming next summer at the London Stadium to meet with the London crowds and present their renowned new album “Concrete and Gold.” We don’t need to say Dave Grohl and company will give the most to make this show as unique as all of their live gigs. Remember that this is the man, who returned to the stage during their concert in Sweden after he broke his leg and kept singing seated.
Keep track for the tickets; they are coming soon.
#10 Shania Twain
When: 10 October 2018;
Where: The O2;
Prices: Starting from £80.
It is worth to pay £80 for Shania Twain. After 30 years of incredible musical career, the country singer is still in her best shape. She is the only female musician with three diamond albums in the history of music, including “Come on over”, which is the best-selling country album ever.
Twain has 5 Grammy awards, and it is still one of the best-acclaimed artist and songwriters. In her current tour “NOW” she is also a co-producer, as well as songwriter. You will hear new songs from the Canadian singer and some of the golden hits.
Londoners last had the chance to see Shania Twain in 2017 at Hyde Park during BBC Radio 2’s festival
These are some of the show absolutely worth to visit, but there plenty more every day. If you’re going to a concert tonight and looking for transport to take you home, try Mobbo minicab services. You can check out also the 10 Best Music Festivals in London for 2018!