This week’s top concerts in San Diego (Feb. 18-24)
Top concerts this week include Justin Timberlake, Easton Corbin, Virtual Riot and Gregory Porter.
2.21: Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
It’s another farewell from an American classic. Despite releasing his 18th studio album, I Knew You When, less than two years ago, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is currently on his final stretch of live dates. The Travelin’ Man Tour includes a career-spanning set list that features hits like Night Moves, Old Time Rock and Roll, Turn The Page and more.
@ Viejas Arena, viejasarena.com
2.21: Justin Timberlake
His latest album, Man of the Woods, was released two days before he headlined the halftime show of Super Bowl LII last year, and the accompanying tour of the same name has been seen by almost 2 million attendees and counting. Read more tidbits about Timberlake here.
@ Pechanga Arena, pechangaarenasd.com
The 22-year-old Norwegian electro-pop singer Aurora Aksnes released her second EP, Infections of a Different Kind (Step 1), in September. The eight-song offering is the first installment of a two-part album scheduled for completion by 2020. She also recently recorded the song Baby Mine for Disney’s upcoming live-action reboot of Dumbo.
@ Observatory North Park, observatorysd.com
2.22: Easton Corbin
Last here in November when he played after the races in Del Mar, the Florida-born, Nashville-based country singer switches to the much cozier confines of a honky-tonk bar downtown for this follow-up performance.
@ Moonshine Flats, moonshineflats.com
Miami-based DJ John Borger teamed with singers Jared Watson, IAMSU and Alex Issak on last year’s five-track EP, Dear Me. For his latest release, the big room house producer got L.A. crooner Nevve to sing on the November-released single, Only Love.
@ OMNIA, omnianightclub.com
2.23: Lost Frequencies
Belgian DJ and producer Felix De Laet (aka Lost Frequencies) was last in San Diego to open for Don Diablo at the Observatory in North Park. De Laet returns for a more intimate show at Parq after spending the end of last year dropping his latest single, Like I Love You (feat. The NGHBRS), as well as remixes for both that song and for his 2017 single, Crazy.
@ Parq, parqsd.com
2.23: Virtual Riot
Twenty-four-year-old German DJ Christian Brunn released his 14th EP (!), Preset Junkies, in October. And on New Year’s Eve, the dubstep producer’s latest single, Cry Some More, was included on the album Knights of the Round Table Vol. 2.
@ Bassmnt, bassmntsd.com
Once a tech-house duo consisting of Washington D.C.’s Kaveh Soroush and Sweden’s Kalle Ronngardh, Soroush has been manning Pleasurekraft by himself lately. The pair’s debut album, Friends, Lovers, and Other Constellations, dropped last year.
@ Spin, spinnightclub.com
2.23: Lauren Daigle
Thanks to her third studio album, Look Up Child, this 27-year-old Grammy-nominated Christian singer spent the last few months alongside artists such as Drake and Ariana Grande at the top of the Billboard and iTunes charts.
@ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
2.23: Brubeck’s Time Out in Concert
Curated by San Diego’s own Gilbert Castellanos, pianist Josh Nelson, saxophonist Danny Janklow, bassist Anna Butterss and drummer Joe LaBarbera tackle the 1959 jazz classic in its entirety.
@ Copley Symphony Hall, sandiegosymphony.org
2.24: Gregory Porter
After releasing a tribute to Nat King Cole in 2017, this multi-Grammy-winning jazz vocalist — and one-time San Diegan — followed it with a concert album, One Night Only – Live at Royal Albert Hall, last year.
@ Balboa Theatre, sandiegotheatres.org
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