Tokyo gig calendar

Alcatrazz in Tokyo in March 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

Upcoming rock gigs in the greater Tokyo area. Keep an eye on this page to know what gigs are coming up.

Masayoshi Yamashita, Akira Takasaki and Minoru Niihara of Loudness. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

APRIL 2017

Thursday 13th: Loudness at Zepp Tokyo.

Saturday 15th: Metal on Metal Carnival with Doom, Pornostate, Kaminari, Crucified, Awaked, Enforce Divided, and more at WildSide Tokyo, Shinjuku.

Sunday 16th: Concerto Moon, D_Drive and Hidden Christian at WildSide Tokyo, Shinjuku.

Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th: Yes featuring Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman at Orchard Hall, Bunkamura, Shibuya

Tuesday 18th: Insanity at Club Science.

Thursday 20th: The GazettE at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Thursday 20th: Fair Warning at TIAT Sky Hall at Haneda Airport.

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd: Fair Warning at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Sunday 23rd: Insanity at Hatsudai Wall.

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th: Eric Martin at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Wednesday 26th: Whitechapel and Her Name In Blood at Daikanyama UNIT.

Wednesday 26th: The Doobie Brothers at Nippon Budokan.

Saturday 29th: Forward and Turtle Island at Earthdom, Shin-Okubo.

Napalm Death on stage in Tokyo, 5th September 2016. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

MAY 2017

Saturday 6th: Loud Out Fest with Loudness, Outrage, Galneryus and Gyze at Studio Coast, Shinkiba.

Sunday 7th: Paledusk, Victim of Deception,  Secondlow and Graupel at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Saturday 13th: Blind Hate, Forward, Gotsu Totsu Kotsu and Retch at El Puente, Yokohama.

Sunday 14th: Dead Eyed Spider, Galactica Phantom and Fury of Fear at WildSide Tokyo, Shinjuku.

Sunday 14th: KrisiunNervo Chaos, Neuroticos, Blind Hate and more at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Wednesday 17th: Treat at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Thursday 18th: Megadeth and Anthrax and The Kanmuri at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Friday 19th: MegadethAnthrax and Her Name In Blood at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Saturday 20th: Veiled in Scarlet at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Sunday 21st: Suomi Feast with Insomnium, Whispered, Brymir, Dark Flood, Re-Armed and Ares at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Sunday 28th: Gyze at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Wednesday 31st: NAMBA69 at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Akira Takasaki of Loudness. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

JUNE 2017

Thursday 1st: Pretty Maids at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Sunday 4th: Scream Out Fest with Born of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, Sylar,  Nocturnal Bloodlust, Her Name In Blood, Victim of Deception, FOAD and more at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Thursday 8th: Reckless Love at Tsutaya O-West, Shibuya.

Friday 16th: The Fall of Troy, Hikes, Elephant Gym and Green Milk from the Planet Orange at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th: Satanic Carnival with Her Name In Blood, Maximum the Hormone, coldrain, Crystal Lake, NAMBA69, Crossfaith, Rize, Slang and many more at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Sunday 18th: Anaal Nathrakh at Astro Hall, Harajuku.

Sunday 18th: Doom at Shimokitazawa Shelter.

Thursday 22nd: Paul Shortino Band at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Thursday 22nd: Moon Safari and Barock Project at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Friday 23rd: Moon Safari at Tsutaya O-West, Shibuya.

Marco Hietala and Kai Hahto of Nightwish onstage in Tokyo in April 2016. Photo: Stefan Nilsson

JULY 2017

Saturday 1st: Praying Mantis, Lionheart at Toyosu PIT.

Wednesday 5th: Dead Daises at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Saturday 8th: Shonen Knife and The Pats Pats at Live House Fever, Shindaita.

Friday 14th – Monday 17th: X Japan at Yokohama Arena.

Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th: Babymetal at Akasaka Blitz.

Saturday 22nd: Anthem at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th: Babymetal at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Tuesday 25th: Gyze at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Sunday 30th: Her Name In Blood at Clubasia, Shibuya.

Spiritual Beggars on stage in Tokyo on 24th Oct 2016. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th: Richie Kotzen at Shinjuku ReNY.

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th: Summer Sonic with Foo Fighters, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, Pennywise, and many more at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Wednesday 30th: Lords of Black and Nozomu Wakai at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Sven de Caluwé of Aborted in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


Saturday 2nd: Evoken Fest with Freedom Call, Twilight Force, Power Quest and Temperance at Daikanyama UNIT.

Sunday 3rd: The Ventures at Nakano Sun Plaza.

Monday 18th: Korpiklaani at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th: Ian Hunter & The Rant Band, Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Saturday 23rd: Bloodaxe Festival with First Blood, After the Burial, Loyal to the Grave, Incendiary and many more at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Wednesday 27th: Battle Beast at Akasaka Blitz.

Glenn Hughes, Pontus Engborg and Doug Aldrich in Tokyo in Dec 2015. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th: Wilko Johnson at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th: Loud Park with Michael Schenker Fest, Alice Cooper, Anthem, Apocalyptica, Beyond the Black, Brujeria, Cradle of Filth, Devin Townsend Project, Loudness, Opeth, Overkill, Sabaton, Winger and more at Saitama Super Arena.

Friday 20th and Saturday 21st: Marillion at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Saturday 21st: Crystal Lake at Studio Coast, Shinkiba.

Friday 27th: The Dillinger Escape Plan at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Saturday 28th: The Dillinger Escape Plan at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Brian Ross of Blitzkrieg on stage at Japanese Assault Fest in Nov 2016. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


Thursday 2nd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th: Linkin Park and One OK Rock at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th: Japanese Assault Fest. Artists and venue TBC.

Tuesday 21st: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic and Earth Rot at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Wednesday 22nd: Fleshgod Apocalypse, Psycroptic and Earth Rot at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.



Wednesday 27th: Lazy 40th anniversary show in Tokyo. Details TBC.

Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba of Sixx:A.M. on stage in Japan in Oct 2016. Photo: Stefan Nilsson