NYC concerts: Cher, Bob Dylan, more must-see shows

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 Cher to Bob Dylan to Shawn Mendes. You'll want to purchase tickets for these shows now.

Here's who to see around the city.

Paul Simon (Sept. 20-21)

The legendary singer-songwriter finishes his "Homeward Bound" farewell tour with two nights in New York. Expect a tearful finish. (Sept. 20-21 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden,

Portugal. The Man (Sept. 22)

Portugal. The Man released "Feel It Still" last spring, but the band is still riding the success of their "Woodstock" track. The band took home best pop-duo/group performance at the Grammys in January. (Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., Forest Hills Stadium,

Jade Bird (Sept. 26)

The British singer-songwriter occupies a space somewhere between countrywoman Laura Marling and Alanis Morissette. Latest single "Uh Huh" would fit seamlessly on Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill." (Sept. 26, Bowery Ballroom,


Global Citizen Festival (Sept. 29)

Janet Jackson (pictured), The Weeknd, Cardi B and Shawn Mendes join forces to help end global poverty for the annual music festival. (Central Park,

Christina Aguilera (Oct. 3-4)

What a girl really wants is to see Christina Aguilera in concert. The Staten Island-born singer will embark on her first major North American tour in more than a decade this fall to promote her upcoming "Liberation" album. With a collaborate track with Demi Lovato in the works, we're holding out hope for a special guest appearance. (Oct. 3-4, Radio City Music Hall,

Bruno Mars (Oct. 4-5)

Bruno Mars' 24K Magic tour will head to Brooklyn without Cardi B as previously planned. The "Finesse" singer announced five rotating supporting acts -- Boyz II Men, Ciara, Charlie Wilson, Ella Mai, The Green and Common Kings -- to replace Cardi on the tour. Ciara will hit the stage when the tour drops by the Prudential Center (Oct. 1-2) and Ella Mai will perform the Brooklyn shows. (Oct. 4-5 at 8 p.m., Barclays Center,

Nicki Minaj and Future (Oct. 11)

By the time Nicki Minaj hits Brooklyn with Future, you'll know the rapper's fourth album, "Queen," from start to finish. The album releases in August, and the NICKIHNDRXX tour hits her home city in October. (Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center,

Gorillaz (Oct. 13)

The cartoon rockers (as presented by Damon Albarn of Blur) would be enough to make this list, but the band will also be supported by R&B stars The Internet. Both acts have 2018 albums: "The Now Now" for the headliners and "Hive Mind" for the openers. (Oct. 13, with The Internet opening, Barclays Center,

Maroon 5 (Oct. 15)

Radio hits from the "Red Pill Blues" album (2017) are still rolling out as Adam Levine hits the road with his band, Maroon 5. With "Girls Like You" featuring an endless list of celeb cameos, keep your fingers crossed for a surprise guest. (Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m., Madison Square Garden,

Steely Dan (Oct. 17-30)

Donald Fagen is settling the Dan down in New York for nine shows over 14 days, with the first eight being performances of one of the band's classic albums front-to-back (the final show is billed as being a "Greatest Hits" collection). (Oct. 17-30, Beacon Theatre,

Justin Timberlake (Oct. 22 and 24)

A storm will (probably) not put a damper on Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods tour this time around. The singer returns to play The Garden for two nights this fall after his show last March was canceled due to a wintry mess that threatened to drop more than a foot of snow on the city. (Oct. 22 and 24 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden,

Kamasi Washington (Nov. 11)

The modern-day jazz superstar Washington is a man full of ideas. His first two full-length records, "The Epic" and "Heaven and Earth," weigh in at more than five hours long combined. His concert will likely be shorter than that. (Nov. 11, Brooklyn Steel,

Bob Dylan (Nov. 24 through Dec. 1)

Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour is a changin' for the better for New York City fans.The artist has locked in a seven-night Beacon Theatre residency this holiday season, Live Nation announced Friday. Dylan will take his tour to the city for the first time this year on Nov. 23 and stick around for encore shows on Nov. 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 and Dec. 1. The residency is a two-show boost from the last time he hit the historic venue in 2017. (Beacon Theatre,

Travis Scott (Nov. 27-28)

The rapper and wing of the Kardashian empire, Scott garnered strong reviews for his August album, "Astroworld." Expect a guest appearance or two; everyone from Drake to Stevie Wonder appears on the album. (Nov. 27 and 28, Madison Square Garden,

Mitski (Nov. 30, Dec 1 and 2)

"Be the Cowboy," the latest album by the indie-rock singer-songwriter, has been hailed by Pitchfork, The Guardian and others, and it's also been her highest charting of her career.(Nov. 30, Dec 1 and 2, Brooklyn Steel,

Cher (May 2, 2019)

Cher heads back out on the road with the "Here We Go Again" tour, her first in five years. After an appearance in "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again," the artist is expected to release an ABBA tribute album on Sept. 28. (Barclays Center,

Pink (May 21, 2019)

The "What About Us" singer just didn't get enough of New York City the first time around. She's added a second Madison Square Garden stop on her Beautiful Trauma Tour, extending the run into 2019. (May 21 at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden,

Shawn Mendes (Aug. 24, 2019)

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,