Top concerts in San Diego this week (Oct. 2-8)


Performances in town this week come from Coldplay, Bro Safari, Janet Jackson and Depeche Mode.

10.3: Gavin DeGraw

After canceling his September performances due to an undisclosed personal family matter, the singer/songwriter continues his October RAW Tour with a sold-out stop in Solana Beach.

@ Belly Up,

10.3: Gillian Welch

Americana superstar Gillian Welch returns to San Diego on a continuation of her Harrow and The Harvest Tour. It follows Welch and longtime partner Dave Rawling’s first-ever vinyl release (of any kind) for the 2011 album of the same name. Read more about the artist ahead of the San Diego show here.

@ Balboa Theatre,

10.3: Ms. Lauryn Hill & Nas

The second of CCCUOAT’s co-headlining tours, Ms. Lauryn Hill celebrates the recent 19th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. New York-based MC, producer, actor and entrepreneur Nas holds down the other half of the night.

@ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,

10.4: Post Malone

Scoring massive hits with the songs White Iverson and Congratulations, the 22-year-old rapper/singer/songwriter hits the road on the Stoney Tour, named after his platinum-selling 2016 debut.

@ Observatory North Park,

10.5: Ramsey Lewis

The legendary Chicago-based jazz pianist has three Grammys and over 80 albums to his name. Lewis is also a recipient of the NAACP Image Award for Best Jazz Artist and a NEA Jazz Masters Award.

@ Balboa Theatre,

10.5, 6: Father John Misty

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) released a third studio album, Pure Comedy, under his adopted pseudonym in April. His tour of the same name made a stop at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay the same month of the release, and now he’s back for a second (and third) time this year. New music is set for release in 2018.

@ Observatory North Park,

10.6: Depeche Mode

The pioneering synth rockers released their 14th studio album, Spirit, earlier this year and still boast founding members Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher. The trio is currently on their Global Spirit Tour.

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

10.6: Bro Safari

Austin via Atlanta via Rome DJ Nicholas Weiller (aka Bro Safari) released the 7-track Collisions earlier this year. It features collaborations with UFO!, Sarah Hudson and Dillon Francis.

@ Bassmnt,

10.7: Janet Jackson

Before there was Queen Bey, the King of Pop’s sister was the ruling musical matriarch. In January, the 51-year-old singer became a first-time mother and her current State of the World Tour is a continuation of one she started to support her 2015 release, Unbreakable.

@ Valley View Casino Center,

10.7: 6LACK

Atlanta-based singer/rapper 6lack (aka Ricardo Valentine) released his Interscope Records debut, Free 6lack, last November. He’s also collaborated with Jhené Aiko and Syd of The Internet.

@ Observatory North Park,

10.7: Riva Starr

The Italian-born, U.K.-based House DJ Stefano Miele is also the owner of Snatch! Records. Under that umbrella, he’s released the singles The Wickedest Sound, Play with Dennis Cruz & Gene Farris, and The Basement S--t in 2017.

@ Bang Bang,

10.7: Jason Aldean

The country music singer was last here on his 2016 Six String Circus Tour. Aldean returns to the same venue 14 months later on his They Don’t Know Tour with Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver.

@ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre,

10.7: 3lau

New York-born, Vegas-based DJ Justin Blau uses a 3 for the B in his stage name, but still goes by Blau. He’s done official remixes for Zedd, The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Adele, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes, among others. His latest single, Star Crossed, dropped last month.

@ Bassmnt,

10.8: Coldplay

In July, the British quartet released their 5-track Kaleidoscope EP featuring a live remix of their hit with The Chainsmokers, Something Like This, as well as a collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean. The band hits San Diego as a continuation of their Head Full of Dreams Tour, which started in March of 2016.

@ Qualcomm Stadium,

10.8: Shooter Jennings

The son of country legend Waylon Jennings (his given name is also Waylon) released his seventh studio album, Countach (For Giorgio), last year. A “love letter” to composer Giorgio Moroder, it features appearances from Brandi Carlile and Marilyn Manson.

@ Belly Up,

10.8: DJ Mustard

The L.A. DJ born Dijon McFarlane produced Needed Me from Rihanna’s Anti and released his sophomore studio album, Cold Summer last year. He also produced Ty Dolla $ign’s July-released single, Love U Better, which features Lil Wayne and The-Dream.

@ Parq,

10.8: Gorgon City + Moon Boots

UK DJ duo Gorgon City (Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott) hits San Diego as part of their 22-date North American and European Kingdom Tour. Their latest single with Duke Dumont, Real Life (feat. Naations), is out now.

@ Hard Rock Hotel,