5 Concerts to Check Out This Week (September 26-October 2)

Jason KeilSeptember 26, 2022
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Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley, and this week features some of the year’s biggest shows.

September 26
Gorillaz is the brainchild of Blur’s Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett. You may be curious how this virtual quartet will perform arena shows. We’ve been wondering about that ourselves. We do know that Albarn, along with a 14-piece live band, will be on hand to play the band’s hits “Clint Eastwood” and “On Melancholy Hill.” 7:30 p.m.,$55-$145, Footprint Center, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-379-7800, footprintcenter.com

September 28
Bad Bunny
The most-listened-to artist on Spotify two years in a row is probably the only current musical act capable of filling up Chase Field. And while the “Booker T” rapper is designating his string of stadium performances as the “World’s Hottest Tour,” we hope he’ll help Phoenix cool off early this year. $52-$992.50, 7 p.m., Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, 602-514-8400, worldshottesttour.com

September 29
Wu-Tang Clan and Nas
There are legends of hip-hop, and then there are icons, and no one on the East Coast is more deserving of that status than Wu-Tang Clan and Nas. They’re teaming up for the “N.Y. State of Mind” tour, and let’s face it, you shouldn’t miss it. 8 p.m., $29.50-$149.50, Ak-Chin Pavillon, 2121 N. 83rd Ave., Phoenix, 602-254-7200, livenation.com

September 29
Part metal group and part Viking ritual, gird your loins for a journey that will stir your emotions and senses. 8 p.m., $46.50-$76.50, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix, 602-381-0184, phoenixconventioncenter.com

September 30
Alan Jackson
Last year, the country artist revealed that a neurological condition made it difficult for him to keep his balance on stage, but he also said he’s not stepping away from the spotlight anytime soon. Check website for time and ticket prices. Gila River Arena, 29400 W. Maryland Ave., Glendale, 623-772-3200, gilariverarena.com


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