Tokyo gig calendar

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

Tom Araya of Slayer on stage at Loud Park. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

APRIL 2018

Sunday 1st: Vans Warped Tour Japan with Prophets of Rage, Pennywise, Suicidal Tendencies and more at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Monday 2nd: Sabaton and Amon Amarth at Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba.

Wednesday 4th: The Poodles at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Wednesday 4th: Belvedere, Darko, Almeida, Waterweed and Bare Teeth at Hatsudai Wall, Shinjuku.

Thursday 5th: Ginger Wildheart at Chop, Ikebukuro.

Friday 6th: Ginger Wildheart at Outbreak, Yotsuya.

Friday 6th: Shinjuku Extreme with Deathtopia, Deep Dirty, Perverted Dexterity and Shinda Saibo No Katamari at Dues, Shinjuku.

Saturday 7th: Yokohama Extreme with Deathtopia, Deep Dirty, Perverted Dexterity, Invictus and Strangulation at El Puente, Yokohama.

Sunday 8th: Asakusa Extreme with Deathtopia, Deep Dirty, Perverted Dexterity, Butcher ABC, Crash Syndrom and Invictus at Gold Sounds, Asakusa.

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th: Steve Hackett at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Sunday 8th: Belvedere, Darko, Almeida, Waterweed and Bare Teeth at Shinjuku ACB.

Thursday 12th and Friday 13th: Obscura, Archspire, Exocrine and Xaon at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Friday 13th: Band-Maid at Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba.

Sunday 15th: Heavy Metal Fever Special with Volcano, Hone Your Sense, Hell Dump and more at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

Monday 16th: Royal Hunt at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Monday 16th: Destruction at Rockmaykan, Meguro.

Thursday 19th: CTA featuring Danny Seraphine, Bill Champlin and Donnie Dacus at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Saturday 21st: Pagan Metal Horde with Orphaned Land, Myrath, Dalriada, Ithilien and Allegiance Reign at Holiday, Shinjuku.

Sunday 22nd: Pagan Metal Horde with Orphaned Land, Myrath, Dalriada, Ithilien and Allegiance Reign at Space Odd, Daikanyama.

Wednesday 25th: Cheap Trick at Budokan, Kudanshita. POSTPONED!

Friday 27th: Eclipse at Tsutaya O-West, Shibuya.

Friday 27th-Sunday 29th: Christopher Cross at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Gene Simmons on stage at Loud Park. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

MAY 2018

Tuesday 1st: Cradle of Filth at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Wednesday 2nd: Retch at Dues, Shinjuku.

Saturday 5th: Ultimate Melodious Night with Black Sweet, Undhifeat, Valthus
Cerebellar Rondo and Adrastea at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Sunday 6th: Squeeze at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Wednesday 9th: Agnostic Front in Shinjuku (venue TBC).

Wednesday 9th: Death Angel, Neuroticos and Pornostate at UNIT, Daikanyama.

Sunday 13th: Agnostic Front in Shibuya (venue TBC).

Tuesday 15th: Fankaz at Babel, Tachikawa.

Wednesday 16th: Fankaz at Roots, Koenji.

Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th: Camel at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Thursday 17th: Her Name In Blood at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Thursday 17th: Fankaz at Wall, Hatsudai.

Sunday 20th: Fankaz at Bayed, Shimokitazawa.

Sunday 20th: Retch at Studio Ongakukan, Akihabara.

Wednesday 23rd: Sepultura and United at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Saturday 26th: Suomi Feast with Turisas, Beast In Black, Stool, Frosttide, Noumena and Mors Subita at Blaze, Shinjuku.

Saturday 26th: Lo! at Moonstep, Nakano.

Sunday 27th: Lo! at 20000V, Higashi-Koenji.

Sunday 27th: Suomi Feast Extra with Turisas, Beast In Black and Stool at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Tuesday 29th: At The Gates at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Wednesday 30th: Tony MacAlpine and Vinnie Moore at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Dani Filth of Cradle of Filth on stage at Loud Park 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

JUNE 2018

Saturday 2nd: Mental Cavity at 20000V, Higashi-Koenji.

Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th: The Local Band at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Wednesday 13th: Amorphis at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th: Brahman at Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba.

Thursday 14th: Tired Minds at Bush Bash, Koiwa, Edogawa.

Friday 15th: Tired Minds at Firebird, Shin-Mtasudo, Chiba.

Friday 15th: Electric Wizard and Church of Misery at Club SEATA, Kichijoji.

Saturday 16th: Dark Funeral and Naglfar at Shimokitazawa Garden.

Saturday 16th: Tired Minds at 20000V, Higashi-Koenji.

Tuesday 26th: The Dead Daisies at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Ryan Roxie and Nita Strauss on stage with Alice Cooper at Loud Park. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

JULY 2018

Monday 2nd: Machine Head at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Monday 2nd: Stone Temple Pilots at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Tuesday 3rd: Public Image Ltd at EX Theater, Roppongi.

Wednesday 4th: The Wildhearts at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Thursday 5th: The Wildhearts at Womb, Shibuya.

Saturday 7th: Retch at  Moonstep, Nakano.

Saturday 7th: Anthem at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Sunday 8th: Headstrong Festival with Anthem, Sabbrabells, Lovebites and The Man at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Friday 27th: Aldious at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Friday 27th: Lechery, Solitude and Hell Freezes Over at Zirco Tokyo, Shinjuku.

Saturday 28th: Taake, Bloodshot Dawn, Remission and Septik Piggery at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Sunday 29th: Taake, Bloodshot Dawn, Remission and Septik Piggery at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Riot on stage at Club Citta in March 2018. Photo: Mikio Ariga

AUGUST 2018

Friday 3rd: Asian Black Metal Tour with Ethereal Sin, Dark Mirror ov Tragedy, Screaming Savior and Pure, Tokyo (venue TBC).

Friday 17th: Sonic Mania with Nine Inch Nails at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th: Summer Sonic with Mastodon, Mike Shinoda, Noel Gallagher and more at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th: Stryper at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Ronnie Romero on stage in Tokyo. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday 1st: Nocturnal Rites, Cryonic Temple and Orden Ogan at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Sunday 2nd: Nocturnal Rites, Cryonic Temple and Orden Ogan at Blaze, Shinjuku.

Wednesday 5th: Michael Schenker Fest at Tokyo International Forum, Yurakucho.

Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th: Sons of Apollo at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Wednesday 12th: Satyricon at UNIT, Daikanyama.

Friday 14th and Saturday 15th: The Crown, Origin and Descent at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th September: Marillion at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Friday 21st: Loudness at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Saturday 22nd: Anthem and Loudness at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Pretty Maids on stage in Tokyo in June 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

OCTOBER 2018

Sunday 14th: Deep Purple at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.

Thursday 25th: Dimmu Borgir at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Friday 26th-Sunday 28th: Asakusa Deathfest with Meat Spreader and many more at Gold Sounds, Asakusa.

Monday 29th: Asakusa Deathfest After Party at Dues, Shinjuku.

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Wednesday 7th: Angra at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th: British Lion featuring Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris at EX Theater, Roppongi.

Tuesday 27th-Thursday 29th: King Crimson at Bunkamura, Shibuya.

Graham Bonnet on stage at Loud Park 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

DECEMBER 2018

Monday 17th-Tuesday 18th: King Crimson at Bunkamura, Shibuya.