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

JUNE 2017

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

Saturday 3rd: Coffins at Earthdom, Okubo.

Saturday 3rd: Disaster, Social Porks, GLG, Baumkuchen and Floaters at El Puente, Yokohama.

Sunday 4th: Witches, Hate Beyond, Raging Fury and more at WildSide, Shinjuku.

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 9th: Bhaira at Antiknock, Shinjuku.

Saturday 10th: Solitude at Zher The Zoo, Yoyogi.

Saturday 10th: Disaster, Butcher ABC, Falling Down, Disgunder, Corbata and Another Dimension at Pit Bar, Nishi-Ogikubo.

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

Friday 16th: Dragonforce at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Saturday 17th: Silverback at Moon Step, Nakano.

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.

Friday 23rd: Coffins at Dues, Shinjuku.

Friday 30th: SUMAC, Friendship and more at Bush Bash, Edogawa.

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 Daisies at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Sunday 8th: Thousand Eyes at Club Asia, Shibuya.

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

Friday 14th: World Guitar Girls Collection with Mary’s Blood and Cyntia at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

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

Sunday 16th July: Rachel Mother Goose at Crescendo, Kichijoji.

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

Wednesday 19th: Krang at Hatsudai Wall, Shinjuku.

Saturday 22nd: Anthem at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

Saturday 22nd: United at WildSide, Shinjuku.

Sunday 23rd: Outrage, Angel Witch, Doom, Casbah and Cocobat at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

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

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

Friday 28th: Marty Friedman at Meguro Blues Alley.

Saturday 29th: Rakshasa at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

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

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

AUGUST 2017

Tuesday 1st: Nerdlinger at Hatsudai Wall, Shinjuku.

Sunday 6th: Ghost Cries at Live Station, Nakameguro.

Tuesday 15th: Steelheart at WWW Shibuya.

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

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

Monday 21: Cosmosquad at Daikanyama UNIT.

Tuesday 22nd: Eat Defeat at 7th Avenue, Yokohama.

Wednesday 23rd: Eat Defeat at Tachikawa Babel.

Saturday 26th: Disaster, Riverge and more at Merry-Go-Round, Shinjuku Gyoen.

Sunday 27th: Eat Defeat at Shimokitazawa Bayed.

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

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

SEPTEMBER 2017

Friday 1st: Evoken Fest with Freedom Call, Twilight Force, Power Quest and Temperance at Shinjuku Blaze.

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 4th and Tuesday 5th: Stone Sour and Man With A Mission at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Wednesday 6th: Mayhem at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Saturday 9th: Besatt and Furia at Earthdom, Shin-Okubo.

Monday 11th: Dream Theater at Nippon Budokan.

Wednesday 13th: Kreator and Vader at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Thursday 14th: Accept at Nakano Sun Plaza.

Friday 15th: Adhesive at Hatsudai Wall, Shinjuku.

Saturday 16th: Disaster, Aiming High, Exdeth, Necrophile and Revolt at El Puente, Yokohama.

Monday 18th: Korpiklaani at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

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

Thursday 21st: Thurston Moore Group and Klan Aileen at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

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

Tuesday 26th: Mr. BIG at Nippon Budokan, Kudanshita.

Wednesday 27th: Battle Beast at Akasaka Blitz.

Saturday 30th: RedruM Fest with Serenity In Murder, Sunless Rise and Shade Empire at Daikanyama Unit.

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

OCTOBER 2017

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

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 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 and more at Saitama Super Arena.

Wednesday 18th Oct: Sick Of It All in Tokyo.

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

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

Sunday 22nd Oct: Sick Of It All in Tokyo.

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.

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

NOVEMBER 2017

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

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

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

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

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.

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

DECEMBER 2017

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

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

FEBRUARY 2018

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

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

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

MARCH 2018

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

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