Boston’s music scene is eclectic, spanning rock, hip-hop, folk and classical. The city is the birthplace of James Taylor, Donna Summer, Tom Rush, Aerosmith and of course, namesake rock band Boston of ‘More than a feeling’ fame. Bank of America Pavilion, TD Garden, House of Blues, Brighton Music Hall and Wilbur Theatre are the city’s top concert venues that play host to some of the country’s most loved music bands and artistes. 2014 is no different – A-listers that rocked the music world last year are playing at a venue near you. Here are five cool upcoming concerts in Feb and March.
He’s bringing sexy back
Come Feb 27, TD Garden (Fleet Center) will see silky voiced singer Justin Timberlake show off his famous fluid dance moves as part of his 20/20 Experience World Tour. The 2013 certified double-platinum album was nominated for seven Grammy Awards, and features chart-topping numbers such as ‘Suit & Tie’, ‘Mirrors’ and ‘Pusher Love Girl’. Tickets are already selling like hotcakes, so if you don’t want to miss the chance of watching JT at his best, stop everything you are doing and hunt for the few remaining tickets to the concert!
An infection you won’t mind so much
For more than 15 years, psychedelic/electro house duo Infected Mushroom has been enthralling crowds at sold-out concerts. The duo has a loyal international fan following, and is considered one of the top ten DJs in the world as well. Infected Mushroom will entertain 18+ year olds on Feb 28 at the House of Blues. Block the date and soar to the magic of ‘Saeed’, ‘Heavyweight’, ‘The Rat’ and other hits the duo plans to blast out.
Legends on the same stage
You know you are in for a musical treat when Sting and Paul Simon share the same stage. And they are, on March 3 at TD Garden. The collaborative tour has received rave reviews – the music superstars, supported by a total of 14 backing musicians – have delighted audiences with mind-blowing renditions of legendary hits such as ‘The Boy in the Bubble’, ‘Fields of Gold’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and ‘Brand New Day’. If you are a Sting or Simon&Garfunkel fan, you cannot miss this one!
Nothing like live bluegrass music
Grammy winner and legendary bluegrass mandolin player Sam Bush will perform at the Wilbur Theater on March 12. Considered the ‘father of newgrass’, the Kentucky native travels with some of the most talented bluegrass players, including guitarist Stephen Mougin, drummer Chris Brown, banjoist Scott Vestal and bassist Todd Parks. If you are a Sam Bush fan, keep an eye out for tickets, which officially start at $448 (you can get them at cheap prices at multiple online concert ticket marketplaces).
Kiwi pop sensation
If your teens couldn’t get enough of singer Lorde’s ‘Royals’ on their iPods this year, what better way than to take them to the multiple-Grammy winner’s concert at the Orpheum Theatre on March 14? Lorde is unlike most of her bubble-gum pop star peers, which is just one reason that has catapulted her to international fame.
Also scheduled to play in February are Kings of Leon, Bret Dennen and Alfie Boe. And George Clinton, Queensryche and Ellie Goulding will be entertaining crowds in March.