Barclaycard Center (Palacio de Deportes)
Avenida de Felipe II s/n
Paseo de los Melancólicos, 67
Madrid is home to a vibrant, music-loving culture, but concerts in Madrid are hardly relegated to traditional Flamenco performances – although Flamenco is awesome and you should definitely check it out.
Major concert venues like Santiago Bernabeu and Estadio Vicente Calderon regularly play host to the world’s biggest bands and draw in thousands of screaming fans, while slightly smaller but still sizeable clubs like La Riviera, Sala Shoko, Sala Heineken, and Palacio Vistalegre offer up a great chance to hear live music.
There’s also a big underground scene in this bustling city, with cool clubs off the beaten track hosting great up-and-coming bands and concerts. Sala Siroco is phenomenal place for indie and eclectic bands and phenomenal DJs, and you can add to that list El Junco Jazz Club, Sala Joy Eslava, and the always banging Moby Dick Club.
Still not tired? Groovie and Hebe always have some crazy performance on the books, and many cozy live music venues in the city have great food and wine to go with the performance.
The best place to catch local acts is probably La Latina, Sol, and Malasaña, though Chueca has quite a few smaller live music venues as well. No matter where people spend the evening in the city, Madrid concerts are never far away.