4 Concerts to Check Out This Week (August 29-September 4)

Jason KeilAugust 30, 2022
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The Weeknd

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. This week we’re focusing on great arena shows past and present.

August 30
The Weeknd
Outside of his 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show, music fans never had the chance to experience The Weeknd perform his critically acclaimed album After Hours in a live setting (thank you, pandemic). Now the R&B artist has two albums to promote (including the audacious Dawn FM), so he moved his tour from arenas to stadiums to satisfy his grand vision. It will undoubtedly be a feast for the eyes and ears. 6:30 p.m., Check website for ticket prices. State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Dr., Glendale, statefarmstadium.com

September 1
Lost 80s Live
A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Stacey Q, Naked Eyes, Musical Youth, Dramarama, and Missing Persons will perform live with a pinball tournament for front row seats taking place before the show. 7:30 p.m., $45-$125, Celebrity Theatre, 440 N 32nd St., Phoenix, (602) 267-1600, celebritytheatre.com

September 2
Sebastián Yatra
You might not recognize the Columbian singer-songwriter’s name, but if your kids have watched Encanto, then you’ve definitely heard Sebastián Yatra’s voice. His tender vocals grace the Oscar-nominated song “Dos Orugitas,” written by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The versatile musician, who continues to break records worldwide, is touring to support his best-selling album Dharma. 8 p.m., $99.50-$180, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

September 3
Gloria Trevi
The influential Latin artist’s tour will transport attendees to paradise, both figuratively and literally. The two-and-a-half-hour show will use lights, special effects, and (of course) music to the beach and the calming waters of the sea. 8 p.m., $43-$203, Arizona Financial Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-514-2919, livenation.com

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