Musicians mike up: Top international bands heading for Romania this year

Oana Vasiliu 19/02/2019 | 13:05

Local gig-goers have a smorgasbord of shows this year, with big names like Bon Jovi, Metallica, Slayer, Ed Sheeran, Godsmack, Lenny Kravitz, Florence and the Machine, 30 Seconds to Mars, John McLaughlin all taking to the Romanian stage in 2019. But when and where?

By Oana Vasiliu

Lenny Kravitz – Sala Polivalenta Cluj-Napoca, 6 May

Raise Vibration, Kravitz’s latest album, a mix of rock‘n’roll, funk, blues and soul, will get an airing as the US rocker returns to Romania.

Ed Sheeran – National Arena Bucharest, 3 July

Needing no introduction, the 27-year-old British pop singer is one of the world’s best-selling artists. His world tour Divide will hit town this summer.

Slayer – Arenele Romane Bucharest, 10 July

Iconic thrash metal band Slayer are currently on their official goodbye tour. Local fans of the American outfit will have the chance to see them live for the last time in July.

Florence + The Machine, 30 Seconds to Mars and Bring Me the Horizon – Electric Castle Bontida, 17-21 July

Probably the most eagerly awaited music festival this year, after one of the coolest teasing campaigns presenting the headliners, Electric Castle is preparing to wow its audience with a selection of big names.

Bon Jovi – Constitutiei Square Bucharest, 21 July

Seven years after their first show in Romania, American rockers Bon Jovi return to promote their latest album, This House Is Not For Sale. The disc charts the band’s over three-decade history, announcing the starting point for a new musical era for Jon Bon Jovi and his band mates.

The Cure & God Is An Astronaut – Constitutiei Square Bucharest, 22 July

The Cure come to Romania for the first time, with the English rock group playing under the Rock the City Festival banner.

Metallica – National Arena Bucharest, 14 August

Rockers Metallica will bring to the local stage Worldwired, their latest concept tour. Good luck finding tickets, as the event is already sold out.

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