Steven Patrick Morrissey – known professionally as Morrissey – became famous for his work as the lyricist and lead vocalist for the immensely popular 1980s indie band The Smiths. The Smiths built a loyal and ... moreHammersmith Apollo
45 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9QH
Florence + the Machine is an indie rock band comprised of Florence Welch’s iconic vocals, producer and ... moreAlexandra Palace
Alexandra Palace Way
London N22 7AY
One Direction was the leader of the boy band resurgence of 2012 and became the figurehead of a modern British Invasion into the United States. The band members – Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles ... moreThe O2 Arena
London SE10 0DX
Zac Brown Band is an American country/folk/jam band based in Atlanta, GA. Its members include Zac Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, vocals), Coy Bowles ... moreSSE Arena (Wembley Arena)
London HA9 0DH
Diana Krall was born November 16, 1964 in British Columbia and obtained a passion for jazz music at an early age by listening to her father play piano while her mother sang in the community choir. Krall began to take up ... moreRoyal Albert Hall
London SW7 2AP
Bob Dylan is a living legend. Born in 1941 in Minnesota, Dylan’s songs became symbols for the rapid social change of the 1960s, elevating the singer-songwriter to the status of counter-cultural icon. Echoing his ... moreRoyal Albert Hall
London SW7 2AP
U2 was first formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland and features Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. U2 is known for belting out classic rock ballads and post punk tunes and has played in every major venue all ... moreThe O2 Arena
London SE10 0DX
Formed in 2004 in Baltimore, the indie rock duo Beach House is comprised of Alex Scally (guitar, keyboard) and French-born Victoria Legrand (vocals, organ), who produce dreamy, complex, and mellow music. Although Beach ... moreO2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Shepherd's Bush Green
London W12 8TT
London has one of the longest musical histories in the world, and London concerts are truly second to none. The city itself has bred some of the best artists in the world, and the venues in which they play are truly museums of music.
For starters, consider the list of artists and bands who have not only played concerts in London, but are actually from the UK: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Sting, Fleetwood Mac, The Cure, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Coldplay, George Michael, Mumford and Sons, Lily Allen, Eric Clapton, Morrissey, and Pink Floyd, just to name a few.
And it’s not just the artists, but where they play the concerts that matters in London as the city is home to major concert halls like Royal Albert Hall and HMV Forum, arenas like the O2 and Wembley, and of course all the midsize spots like Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Hammersmith Apollo, O2 Academy Brixton and Islington, and countless others.
Every kind of musical genre can be found on any day of the week, whether it’s the latest dubstep king playing at the Ministry of Sound, or rap, rock, and reggae artists filling venues of all sizes.
And beyond the halls, arenas, forums, and stadiums, there are hundreds of small venues strewn throughout the city where Coldplay and Adele wannabes sing their hearts out in front of small groups and attempt to become the next big thing.