35 Can’t-Miss Concerts Coming To The Bay Area In 2017

Kings of Leon 

When: January 27th
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Why & How: Take it from someone who’s actually seen these guys live, they honestly sound even better than their recorded albums. Tickets available on Stubhub.

 

Run The Jewels

When: February 3rd
Where: Fox Theater, Oakland
Why & How: You know you’ve made it when you’re featured on an episode of Portlandia (they were). More seriously, RTJ released one of the most underrated albums of 2016. They don’t just depend on a beat to get airplay, their raps are thoughtful and important (they really don’t like Trump). Tickets available on Stubhub.

 

Purity Ring (DJ Set)

When: February 4th
Where: The Great Northern, San Francisco
Why & How: EDM duo, Purity Ring, heads to SF’s newest music venue, The Great Northern. Tickets are sold out, but they will have a limited amount available at the door night of show (get there EARLY!). Otherwise, Craigslist will be your BFF.

 

Tove Lo & Phoebe Ryan 

When: February 8th
Where: Fox Theater, Oakland
Why & How: “Cool Girl” Tove Lo sings it like it is. Sex, drugs, and other “Bad Habits” aren’t off limits. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Twenty One Pilots

When: February 10
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: The soundtrack for angsty teens everywhere (and adults—admit it), Twenty One Pilots heads to SAP Center in San Jose. Tickets available on Stubhub.

 

LÉON

When: February 17
Where: Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
Why & How: A voice smooth like butter. Tickets are sold out, but they’re worth scouting Craigslist for.

 

The Staves

When: February 20
Where: Great American Music Hall
Why & How: Breezy folk-y music from a trio of talented sisters. Tickets available on Eventbrite.

 

Vince Staples

When: February 25
Where: Fox Theater, Oakland
Why & How: If you caught Vince’s set at OSL in 2016, you know the kid hailing from Long Beach puts on a seriously fun show. If you didn’t, think of a less-aggressive Tyler the Creator. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Bon Jovi

When: March 1st
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: Your Dad is going to be so STOKED! Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers

When: March 12
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Why & How: Yep, they’re still at it. And we’re not mad about it. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will join them at Oracle! Tickets available on Stubhub.

 


When: March 19
Where: The Warfield, San Francisco
Why & How: Pronounced MOO (like the cow goes), the Danish singer/songwriter keeps pumping out hit after hit. Tickets available on AXS.

 

Big Sean & Madeintyo

When: March 23
Where: The Masonic, San Francisco
Why & How: Get ready to turn tf up! Tickets available here.

 

Panic at the Disco! 

When: March 25
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Why & How: Let’s be real, Panic at the Disco! peaked with “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.” But you know, if they’re your current fav, more power to you. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Ariana Grande 

When: March 27
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: Even though sometimes she may look like a baby prostitute, there’s no denying the girl has PIPES. Tickets available on Vivid Seats.

 

Passenger 

When: March 30
Where: Fox Theater, Oakland
Why & How: Passenger dominated summer 2013 with hit song “Let Her Go” and now he’s baaAAAaaack! Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Regina Spektor 

When: April 7
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How: “Anti-folk” singer/songwriter Regina Spektor kicks off a stacked season of outdoor concerts at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theater. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Sigur Rós
When: April 8
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How: One of the masses planning a trip to Iceland in 2017? Maybe you should get to know one of their best exports: Sigur RósTickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Bonobo

When: April 12th
Where: Fox Theater, Oakland
Why & How: Think Tycho and Four Tet. Fresh off dropping his 6th album, British producer and DJ, Bonobo, graces the Fox’s stage. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

The XX

When: April 15th
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Why & How: The XX made their return with a much happier sound, and we can finally attend one of their shows without fear of sobbing. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Radiohead

When: April 17th & 18th
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How: Do we really need to explain that magic of Radiohead? Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Whitney 

When: April 17th & 18th
Where: The Independent, San Francisco
Why & How: Both nights have sold out, and for good reason. You know what to do (*cough* Craigslist).

Hans Zimmer

When: April 21st
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How:  Part of “Nochella” (when acts playing Coachella head up to the Bay to play shows), renowned composer Hanz Zimmer (Inception, Dark Night, The Lion King, etc.) heads to Bill Graham for a rare performance! Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

New Order & Poliça

When: April 21st
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How: 10 albums later, New Order has still got it. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Bastille

When: April 23
Where: Greek Theater, Berkeley
Why & How: Even if you’ve seen these guys perform live before, it’ll be a completely new experience at the Greek. Not to mention they’ll be playing tracks off their stellar new album. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

The Weeknd

When: April 28
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: In a second I’m going to tell you that Bruno Mars had the greatest album of 2016. I stand by that, but The Weeknd’s Starboy came pretty damn close. Tickets available on Stubhub.

 

Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey

When: April 30
Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland
Why & How: Go to sing “All Night Long” at the top of your lungs, stay to see if Mariah plops herself down onstage and gives up all together. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

U2 and Mumford & Sons

When: May 17
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Why & How: It’s freaking BONO. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men

When: June 4th
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: It’s good to give in to nostalgia every now and then. Besides, how long does Paula Abdul really have left? Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Dead & Company

When: June 4th
Where: Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View
Why & How: Because even John Mayer needs to take a break from crooning love songs sometimes. Tickets available on LiveNation.

 

Kehlani 

When: June 17th
Where: Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco
Why & How: Kehlani is Oakland through-and-through, which makes sense since she was born and raised there. Catch the star on the rise with Noodles, Ella Mai, and Jahkoy. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Bruno Mars

When: July 20th (San Jose) & November 3rd (Oakland)
Where: SAP Center, San Jose (7/20); Oracle Arena, Oakland (11/3)
Why & How: Bruno Mars had the greatest album of 2016. You’re allowed to disagree, but just know that you’re wrong. Spend your money like money ain’t shhh and get tickets to one of his two Bay Area shows in 2017! Tickets for San Jose available on Stubhub & tickets for Oakland are available on Ticketmaster.

 

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

When: July 29th
Where: SAP Center, San Jose
Why & How: Because country music and summertime go together like tequila and the bathroom floor. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Green Day 

When: August 5th
Where: O.Co Coliseum, Oakland
Why & How: The Bay Area’s very own will rock O.Co’s outdoor stadium along with Catfish and the Bottlemen. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Coldplay 

When: October 4th
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
Why & How: Sad you missed Coldplay’s performance during the Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium? You’ve got a second chance! Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

Zac Brown Band 

When: October 27th
Where: Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View
Why & How: Because “Chicken Fried” is still one of the best country songs (and best titled country song) ever made. Tickets available on Ticketmaster.

 

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