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Best Concerts To Look Forward To In The Bay Area In 2013

December 20, 2012 5:00 AM

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From chart-topping pop rock artists to soul-filled vocalists and classical chorals to spirit-infused renditions, the Bay Area is hooking you up with the best concerts next year. If you’re thinking of getting tickets, don’t think too long or they’ll be gone. Here are just some of the fabulous concerts coming in 2013.

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Maroon 5 with special guests Neon Trees and Owl City
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 287-9200
www.hppavilion.com

Date: March 13, 2013
Click here for tickets.

Don’t miss one of the hottest concerts this spring in San Jose. The HP is gearing up for the best band in rock and pop music, Maroon 5, to hit the stage. Joined by Neon Trees and Owl City as openers, Maroon 5 will be playing to a swooning crowd of polished rock lovers. The band’s latest album, titled “Overexposed,” includes “One More Night” and “Payphone” ft. Wiz Khalifa. Some of Maroon 5’s hit songs include “This Love,” “She Will be Loved” and “Makes Me Wonder.” The band Owl City is electronic rock and Neon Trees is a popular dance-punk band hailing from Provo, Utah.
 

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Lady Gaga: The Born This Way Ball
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 287-9200
www.hppavilion.com

Date: January 17, 2013
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The diva of all pop, rock and soul is gracing the HP stage in January with the latest from her “Born This Way” album, as well as music from “The Fame” and “The Fame Monster” albums. Lady Gaga is a five-time Grammy winner, and her shows are full of spectacular visual effects and musical talent. This concert is described on her website as “Electro-Metal Pop-Opera; the tale of the Beginning, the genesis of the Kingdom of Fame. How we were birthed and how we will die celebrating.” Get tickets soon because this concert will sell out.
 

Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. "a few stolen moments is all that we share" RIP

Whitney was the reason many of us do what we do. “a few stolen moments is all that we share” RIP


P!nk
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 287-9200
www.hppavilion.com

Date: February 18, 2013
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Wild acrobatics and being flown across stage in only a harness is nothing new for Pink. For fans expecting great entertainment from the musically gifted and hugely entertaining vixen, this concert is sure to please. “Truth about Love” tour will include of mix of her award-winning songs from the past and present. Tickets to this concert are hot and will sell out quickly.

Related: A Guide To Major Music Venues In East Bay
 

Joe Bonamassa
San Jose Civic
135 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-4111
www.sanjosecivic.com

Date: April 18, 2013
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Compared to the likes of great guitar masterminds such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton, Joe will be strumming the blues for the crowd in San Jose in April. His has had many releases and collaborations with talented artists including Dust Bowl and Black Country Communion, and with vocalist Beth Hart on a collection of music titled “Don’t Explain.” Bonamassa recently released a soulful cover titled “Driving Towards The Daylight.” This concert will evoke the memory of true talents from past classic blues geniuses being played by today’s guitar master.
 

Sarah Brightman
HP Pavilion
525 W. Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 287-9200
www.hppavilion.com

Date: March 26, 2013
Click here for tickets.

Sarah will be singing from music of her new track “Dreamchaser.” One of the songs highlighted from the tour will include “Angel” which Brightman describes as being a track that is “very dear to me, as it lends voice to some of the hopes I have for the next stage of my career whilst casting an eye right back to my childhood.” Sarah has won more the 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries and has simultaneously topped the Billboard dance and classical music charts.
 

Verdi: “Requiem”
California Theatre
345 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-4540
www.sanjose.org

Dates: March 23-24, 2013
Click here for tickets.

This orchestra and chorale will perform a dramatic concert especially written for the concert hall, rather than for a cathedral. The purpose of this concert is to celebrate Verdi’s 200th anniversary. Maestro Bisanti will conduct this inspiring concert.
 

A Hero’s Life
California Theatre
345 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-4540
www.sanjose.org

Date: June 1, 2013
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Jason Vieaux will perform an exceptionally popular guitar concerto in this beautifully constructed repertory. Strauss employs all the resources of a large-scale orchestra to tell the story that he describes as “a hero fighting his enemies.” A brilliant orchestral masterpiece, the show concludes the 11th season on a note of sumptuousness and jubilance.

Related: San Francisco’s Best Indie Music Venues

Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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