NYC concerts: Jonas Brothers, Shawn Mendes, more must-see shows

By Meghan Giannotta

Whether you live and breathe pop, hip-hop or rock music, there's a concert for you.

There's no shortage of high-profile bands and artists slated to perform in NYC, from the Jonas Brothers to Robyn to Shawn Mendes. You'll want to purchase tickets for these shows now.

Here's who to see around the city.

Carly Rae Jepsen (July 17-18)

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Jepsen's 2019 effort "Dedicated" came out in May, and while it has yet to make a big dent on the Billboard charts, look for dancefloors and pool decks to be blaring select tracks all summer. (July 17-18, Hammerstein Ballroom)

Robyn (July 19)

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2018's "Honey," the Swedish dance music superstar's first album in eight years, received rave reviews and ended up near the top of multiple year-end lists. The tour behind the record has also garnered praise, with Variety writing after the spring Madison Square Garden show that she exhibits an "artful ... balance of crowd-pleasing and muse-pleasing." (July 19, Barclays Center)

Elvis Costello and the Imposters (July 24)

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Costello was recently made an Office of the Order of the British Empire, a distinction he reportedly nearly turned down (his mother convinced him to accept it). He's on the road with Blondie, making it a bill that helped make names like CBGB mean something. (July 24, Forest Hills Stadium)


Iron Maiden (July 26)

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The classic metal band will head to Brooklyn in the summer as part of its "Legacy of the Beast Tour." (Barclays Center)

Queen feat. Adam Lambert (Aug. 6-7)

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On the heels of the feature film "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen returns to tour with none other than former American Idol star Adam Lambert. (Aug. 6-7, Madison Square Garden)

Shawn Mendes (Aug. 24)

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There will be nothin' holding Shawn Mendes back when he heads out on his world tour next spring. The "Treat You Better" singer will be performing tracks off his self-titled album, due out May 25. (Aug. 24, Barclays Center)

Flying Lotus (Aug. 30)

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FlyLo's May release shows off the Rolodex that the Los Angeles beat scene standout has built over the years; Solange, George Clinton, Tierra Whack and even David Lynch make guest appearances. His live show is a 3-D spectacle that still never overwhelms the music. (Aug. 30, Brooklyn Mirage)

Jonas Brothers (Aug. 29-30; Nov. 23)

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The chase for happiness ends here. The Jonas Brothers are heading out on tour a reunited band after their 2013 split. The Brothers hit MSG for two nights this summer, and due to popular demand, they added a third date at Barclays Center for the fall. (Aug. 29-30 at Madison Square Garden; Nov. 23 at Barclays Center)

Mitski (Sept. 7-8)

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As of now, it will be the last show Mitski performs before going on break "indefinitely," though she's clarified that she's not quitting music. Her 2018 effort, "Be the Cowboy," was named the best of the year by several outlets, including Pitchfork and Vulture. (Sept. 7-8, Central Park Summerstage)

Madonna (Sept. 12, 14-15, 17, 19)

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The Queen of Pop is touring behind "Madame X," her June release, by playing theaters across the country. It's the first time she's toured venues like these since the '80s, and the first time for a couple of generations of fans to see her up close. (Sept. 12, 14-15, 17, 19, Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Carrie Underwood (Oct. 2)

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Carrie Underwood released her latest album, "Cry Pretty," this fall, but the country singer will wait until 2019 to head out on tour to celebrate. (Oct. 2, Madison Square Garden)