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


Sunday 1st: RedruM Fest with Serenity In Murder, Sunless Rise and Shade Empire at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Friday 6th: Serious Black at Astro Hall, Harajuku.

Sunday 8th and Monday 9th: Night Ranger at Tokyo Dome City Hall.

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

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th: Loud Park with Slayer, Michael Schenker Fest, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons Band, Anthem, Apocalyptica, Beyond the Black, Brujeria, Cradle of Filth, Devin Townsend Project, Loudness, Opeth, Emperor, Meshuggah, Overkill, Sabaton, Winger, Skindred, Black Star Riders, Outrage and more at Saitama Super Arena.

Monday 16th: Lock Up at Astro Hall, Harajuku.

Wednesday 18th: Sick Of It All in Tokyo.

Friday 20th: 908, Coffins and GxFxFx at Dues, Shinjuku.

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

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

Sunday 22nd: Sick Of It All in Tokyo.

Sunday 22nd: Survive, Inception of Genocide and Hone Your Sense at Shibuya Cyclone.

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

Friday 27th: Crossfaith at Zepp Tokyo.

Friday 27th – Sunday 29th: Asakusa Deathfest with God Macabre, Sabbat, Wormrot, Nekro Drunkz, Coffins, Cryptic Brood and more at Asakusa Gold Sounds.

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

Saturday 28th: Red Bull Music Festival with Her Name In Blood, Joy Opposites, Nothing To Declare, Noisemaker and Survive Said The Prophet at Tower Records, Shibuya.

Monday 30th: CJ Ramone at Club Quattro, 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. CANCELLED!

Saturday 4th: Dark Lunacy, Persefone and Ethereal Sin at Shibuya REX.

Saturday 4th: Ebisu Metal Buster with United, Doom, SxOxB, Hellchild, Survive, Storm of Void, Neuroticos, Taste, Tainted Dick Men and Desiccate at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th: Japanese Assault Fest with The Rods, Air Raid, F.K.Ü., Chronosphere, Ambush, Solitude, In For The Kill at Club Seata, Kichijoji.

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th: Rhapsody at Tsutaya O-East, Shibuya.

Friday 10th: Loud & Metal Mania with Beaten To Death, Defecto, Eleine and Temple Balls at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Sunday 12th: Implore, Undead Daredevil, Crash Syndrom and The Real Lurking Fear at Dues, Shinjuku.

Sunday 12th: VOLCOM Entertainment Live with Suicidal Tendencies, Abnormals, Hellbent and many more at Studio Coast, Shinkiba.

Monday 13th: Implore at El Puente, Yokohama.

Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th: Mutation at Shibuya Tsutaya O-Nest.

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 22nd: Scare the Children, Ogenix, Apologist, Dark Insanity, Spirytus and Psycho Pass Crown at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

Thursday 23rd: Pinworm Puella, Cunts, AKBK, Noise a GoGo’s, Bestial Vomit and Final Exit at El Puente, Yokohama.

Friday 24th: Visions of the Night, The Kandarivas, Psycho Pass Crown, Strange and AkashA at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

Coen Janssen and Simone Simons of Epica on stage in Tokyo in April 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson


Wednesday 6th: Michael Monroe at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Thursday 7th: Michael Monroe at WWW X, Shibuya.

Saturday 16th: Su19b, Gorevent, Anatomia, Oozepus and Mirros at Gold Sounds, Asakusa.

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

Thursday 28th: Boris at Unit, Shibuya.

Thursday 28th: Loudness at EX Theater, Roppongi.

Friday 29th: Year End Metal Fever with Jurassic Jade, Crucified, Hell Dump, The Kandarivas, Spirytus Fury of Fear and more at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

NervoChaos on stage in Tokyo in May 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks


Friday 12th and Saturday 13th: Thunder at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Tue 16th and Wed 17th: Steve Ignorant at Takadanobaba Area.

Saturday 20th: Paul Weller at Yokohama Bay Hall.

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd: Paul Weller at Roppongi EX Theater.

Friday 26th: The Haunted at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th: Harem Scarem at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Monday 29th: Municipal Waste at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st: Alanis Morissette at Toyosu Pit.

Dr Mikannibal of Sigh. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks


Sunday 11th: The Dolls at Shinjuku Marz.

Monday 12th: The Dolls at Shimokitazawa Garden.

Wednesday 14th: Eluveitie, Hypocras, Abinchova at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Thursday 15th: Eluveitie, Hypocras, Abinchova at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Thursday 15th: Venom Inc at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Friday 16th: H.E.A.T at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Thursday 22nd: Rage at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Saturday 24th: RedruM Fest with Serenity In Murder, HateSphere and Mors Principium Est at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Sunday 25th: RedruM Fest with Serenity In Murder, HateSphere and Mors Principium Est at Clubasia, Shibuya.

Paul Shortino Band on stage in Tokyo in June 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

MARCH 2018

Sunday 4th: Outrage at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Wednesday 7th: Jet at Studio Coast, Shinkiba.

Friday 16th: Helloween at EX Theater, Roppongi.

Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th: Helloween at Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba.


APRIL 2018

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

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


MAY 2018

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

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