Tokyo gig calendar

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

Ted Aguilar and Mark Osegueda of Death Angel on stage in Tokyo in 2018. 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.

Friday 8th: Everloud Fest Japan Vol 0 with Deadsquad, The Kandarivas, Sete Star Sept, Anatomia and Strange at El Puente, Nishi-Yokohama.

Friday 8th: Gyze and Her Name In Blood at Club Asia, Shibuya.

Sunday 10th: Everloud Fest Japan Vol 1 with Deadsquad, The Kandarivas, Pulling Teeth, Coffins, RoseRose, Butcher ABC, Arise in Stability, Saigan Terror, Strange, Monq and Pornostate at Antiknock, Shinjuku.

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: Alice In Hell at Shinsekai, Nishi-Azabu.

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

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

Saturday 16th: Danny Kortchmar and Immediate Family at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

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

Monday 18th: Danny Kortchmar and Immediate Family at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Saturday 23rd: Tokyo Slam Down with Gorevent, Defiled, Perseverance, Strangulation, The Rabies, Macarble, Broken Life and Veiyadra at AntiKnock, Shinjuku.

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

Friday 29th: Marty Friedman at La Donna, Harajuku.

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: March Toward Entropy with Invictus, Retch, Veiyadra and Gate 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.

Monday 9th: Terror Squad, While The City Burns and Strangulation at Ruby Room, Shibuya.

Sunday 15th: Ratos De Porao, Barbatos, Butcher ABC, Neuroticos and Saigan Terror at Earthdom, Shin Okubo.

Friday 27th: Aldious at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

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

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th: Taake, Bloodshot Dawn, Remission and Septik Piggery at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th: Soft Machine at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

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).

Sunday 5th: Bayside Insane with Crash Syndrom, Cry, Exoforce, Intestine Baalism, Diarrhea, Ruthless Inhumanity, Shinda Saibo No Katamari, Death Horn, Sarugutuwa and Placental Paralysis at Tsurumi Gigs, Yokohama.

Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th: Big Country at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Thursday 16th: Thousand Eyes at Tsutaya O-West, Shibuya.

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

Saturday 18th: United and In For The Kill a Cyclone, Shibuya.

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

Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th: Sikth, Cyclamen, Her Name In Blood and Nick Johnston at Club Seata, Kichijoji.

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

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th: The Agonist, Cellar Darling, Vulture Industries, Icarus Lives and Cancer at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Friday 31: Michael Schenker Fest at Toyosu PIT.

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

SEPTEMBER 2018

Saturday 1st: Evoken Fest with Nocturnal Rites, Cryonic Temple, Orden Ogan, Derdian, Dragonland, Vhaldemar, Civil War and Rakshasa at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

Sunday 2nd: Evoken Fest with Nocturnal Rites, Cryonic Temple, Orden Ogan, Dragonland, Vhaldemar, Dark Tribe, Voyager and Allegiance Reign at Blaze, Shinjuku.

Monday 3rd: Enslaved at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

Monday 3rd-Wednesday 5th: Ace Frehley at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

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

Thursday 6th: Reef at Duo Music Exchange, Shibuya.

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.

Tuesday 18th: Wilko Johnson at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Tuesday 18th: Joe Perry at Prince Stellar Ball, Shinagawa

Friday 21st: Loudness at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

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

Saturday 22nd: Downfall of Gaia and Der Weg einer Freiheit at Space Odd, Daikanyama.

Saturday 22nd: Kandarivas Ramble Association with Kandarivas, Noxa, Inlander, Hitobashira, Deathlike Silence, Perseverance, Aspirin, Kaminari and more at El Puente, Yokohama.

Sunday 23rd: Riot and Loudness at Zepp DiverCity, Odaiba.

Monday 24th: Everloud Fest Japan Vol 2 with The Kandarivas, Anima Tempo, Noxa, Inlander, Dygora, Larrong, Hitobashira, Getah, Self Deconstruction, Casbah, Milk Cow and Awaked at Wild Side, Shinjuku.

Saturday 29th: Vader, Hate and Thy Disease at Cyclone, Shibuya.

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

OCTOBER 2018

Thursday 4th: Treat at Club Quattro, Shibuya.

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th: The Black Dahlia Murder at Cyclone, Shibuya.

Saturday 6th: The Unguided and Blood Stain Child at Zirco, Shinjuku.

Thursday 11th: Cheap Trick at Zepp Tokyo, Odaiba.

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

Wednesday 24th: Def Leppard at Budokan, Kudanshita.

Thursday 25th: Dimmu Borgir at Liquidroom, Ebisu.

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

Saturday 27th: Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin at Club Citta, Kawasaki.

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

Wednesday 31st: Gong and Steve Hillage at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

The Poodles on stage in Tokyo in 2018. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks

NOVEMBER 2018

Friday 2nd: Gorgoroth, Samael and Atrexial at Stream Hall, Shibuya.

Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th: Japanese Assault Fest, Tokyo. Artists TBA.

Sunday 4th: Samael at Shimokitazawa Garden.

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

Thursday 15th-Saturday 17th: Larry Carlton at Billboard Live, Roppongi.

Friday 23rd: Kalmah at Shimokitazawa Garden.

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th: Marduk, Abigail Williams, Merrimack, Unravel, Xenobiotic and Deadspace at Cyclone, 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.

Wednesday 28th: Kamelot featuring Lauren Hart and Witherfall at Tsutaya O-East, 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.

Tom Araya of Slayer on stage at Loud Park in 2017. Photo: Stefan Nilsson, Roppongi Rocks