01.23.2012
By Terry Flanagan

Tickets On Sale Now for Hottest Shows in February

What better way to while away the winter evening hours than by soaking in a killer band at a live show? Tickets are now on sale for dozens of can’t-miss February and March in New York, Chicago, and London. Markets Media Lifestyle gives you a rundown of the biggest acts to check out in each city, so be sure to snag your front-row seats before these shows sell out.

Manhattan’s Terminal 5 hosts UK band Kasabian on March 22.

NEW YORK

1. Lenny Kravitz, Radio City Music Hall. January 28, 8 p.m. Check out this rocker’s show at one of the city’s ultimate venues. Tickets from $39.50 to $104.50 | radiocity.com

2. Aimee Mann, Carnegie Hall. January 28, 10 p.m. Carnegie Hall isn’t just about opera and classical music–it’s got room for folksy MTV stars, too. Limited availability | carnegiehall.org

3. Rosanne Cash, Rubin Museum of Art. February 3, 7 p.m. Apples don’t fall far from trees: check out The Man In Black’s award-winning singer-songwriter daughter at this cozy art space. Tickets $67.50-$75.00 | rmanyc.com

4. Jay-Z with Special Guests: Benefit at Carnegie Hall. February 6 at 8 p.m., February 7 at 9:30 p.m. Bring your wallet and bring your swagger, as Hov brings an army of friends to Carnegie Hall’s first-ever hip-hop series, meant to raise money for a United Way scholarship program. Limited availability; on sale January 30 at 11 a.m. | carnegiehall.org

5. Aretha Franklin, Radio City Music Hall. February 17 – 18, 8 p.m. The Queen of Soul is 69 this year, but that hasn’t slowed her down by much. Tickets $54.50 – $129.50 | radiocity.com

6. Peter Frampton, Beacon Theatre. February 18, 8 p.m. The English musician’s world tour celebrates the 35th anniversary of his Frampton Comes Alive! album–expect this show to include most, if not all songs in it. Tickets $49.50 – $100.00 | beacontheatre.com

7. The Allman Brothers, Beacon Theatre. March 9 through March 25, times vary. Recipients of this year’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, this beloved band is also to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets $50.99 – $150.99 | beacontheatre.com

8. Kasabian, Terminal 5. March 22, 7 p.m. This UK band brings its brand of searing-yet-infectious, metal-edged rock to what many consider to be Manhattan’s best music venue. $22.50 advance, $27 day of show | terminal5nyc.com

CHICAGO

1. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, North Central College. March 3, 8 p.m. Be overwhelmed by this group’s genre-crossing talent (jazz to blues to bluegrass to classical and back), along with its plethora of instruments…and droves of improvisational skill to accompany it. Tickets $70-$80 | northcentralcollege.edu

2. The Jayhawks, The Vic Theatre. February 17, 7:30 p.m. This scaled-back folk quintet rolls gently through its repertoire of simple and heartfelt tunes. Tickets $40 | jamusa.com

3. Peter Frampton, The Chicago Theatre. February 25, 8 p.m. The Englishman continues his 35th anniversary album tour with a stop in the Windy City. Tickets $39.50 – $79.50 | chicago.metromix.com

4. Lenny Kravitz, The Chicago Theatre. January 31, 7:30 p.m. Kravitz can be expected to play hits such as “Are You Gonna Go My Way”, “American Woman”, and “Fly Away” when he comes to The Loop. Tickets $38 – $78 | chicago.metromix.com

LONDON

1. Bonobo, London Underground. February 4, 9 p.m. This ambient/downtempo group incorporates a healthy amount of jazz, blues, and rock/pop influences. A great show to relax with on a chilly winter evening. Tickets available via re-sellers for 15-17 GBP | songkick.com

2. Snow Patrol, The O2 London. February 10-11, 6:30 p.m. One of the UK’s biggest bands has already officially “sold out”, but of course, tickets can still be found. Don’t miss this group’s particular sound, which mixes rock with a good dose of romance and balladry. Think Coldplay, but with far less sugary pop…or U2, but with more intimacy and less of the anthemic, arena feel. Tickets available via re-sellers for 33-429 GBP | getmein.com

3. Feist, Royal Albert Hall. March 25, 7:30 p.m. This Canadian’s lilting folk mixes with touches of jazz and rock. Her latest album, Metals, kicks off with “The Bad In Each Other”, which is laced with an Irish folk-like electric lick that’ll have anyone–be they lass or lad–playing air guitar the morning after the show. Oh, and did we mention that this is in Royal Albert Hall? Tickets 20-42.50 GBP | ticketmaster.co.uk

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