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Paris: unmissable concerts in 2017

Christmas may be over and the nights might be chilly, but the Paris music scene is hotting up in 2017. Whether it’s foltronika, R & B or old-school classics that take your fancy as a music fan, this year there’s something for everyone in the French capital. Here’s our personal selection of the top 10 concerts to see in Paris during 2017.


The international legend from Japan is back to Paris to the great delight of his Parisian fans. Since the beginning of his solo career in 2002, Miyavi, the guitarist and singer with a unique and unclassifiable style, keeps exploring and mixing musical genres thanks to his divine talent, his unlimited inspiration and his incomparable creativity. This year, he comes back with a new album called “Firebird”.
Date: Friday 5th of May 2017
Venue: Elysée Montmartre, 72 Boulevard de Rochechouart, 75018 Paris.

Simple Minds

This Scottish rock group made their break with the pop single « Don’t you (forget about me) » back in 1985, which was used in the soundtrack of the coming-of-age classic film, The Breakfast Club. More than 30 years later they’re still « Alive and Kicking ». Original members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill will be embarking on their « Acoustic Live’ 17 » tour to perform their classics and songs from their latest album, « Big Music ».
Date: Thursday 11th May
Venue: Grand Rex, 1 Boulevard Poisonnière, 75002 Paris.

The Beach Boys

The iconic group from Hawthorne, California, was originally formed of brothers Brian , Dennis and Carl Wilson, cousin Mike Love and friend, Al Jardine. Capturing the « California sound » with their timeless songs about beach culture in the 1960s, the Beach Boys are considered to be one of the most influential bands in history. Their surviving members return to Paris this June to relive some of their great classics.
Date: Thursday 1st June
Venue: Olympia Bruno Coquatrix, 28 Boulevard des Capucines, 75009 Paris.

Bruno Mars

We don’t need to introduce him anymore, the real musical phenomenon, Bruno Mars is on World Tour for his new album “24k Magic”.
The American author-compositor and interpreter is back on the Parisian stage to celebrate the hard work he invested in his mind blowing new album filled up with Funk and R&B influences !
Date: Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th of June 2017
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris.

Phil Collins

The legendary British drummer and singer has come out retirement and announced hisé « Not Dead Yet » Tour for 2017 with 5 consecutive nights scheduled in Paris. Expect to witness come of his classics, such as « In the Air Tonight » and « Against All Odds ».
Dates: Sunday 18th – Friday 23rd June
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012

Robbie Williams

The British star of the popular 90s band. Take That has had vast international success since embarking on a solo career in 1995, selling over 80 million records. His 11 studio albums include unforgettable classics, such as « Feel », « Angels » and « Candy ».
Date: Saturday 1st July
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012


It was over 20 years ago that lead singer Chris Martin and bassist Jonny Buckland first met at University College London. Having risen to stardom with their single « Yellow » in 2001, they have since released 7 studio albums and collected a handful of music awards. They continue to experiment with different genres that range from classical piano melodies to alternative rock. This summer they will be performing at Paris’ Stade de France as part of their « A Head Full of Dreams » Tour. These are probably the most sought-after tickets of the year. Don’t miss out!
Date: Sunday 16th July
Venue: Stade de France, Saint-Denis, 93200

Ennio Morricone

The big fans of western movies grew up with his compositions and this year, he decided to delight them with a magical show. Ennio Morricone, the Italian compositor, producer and conductor will be celebrating his 60 years of carreer with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and more than 75 choristers!
If you too enjoyed the original soundtracks of the big cinema classics such as “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”, “Once Upon a Time In the West” or even “A Fistful of Dollars”, don’t waste any more second to book your tickets before it’s too late!
Date: Thursday 21th of september 2017
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris.


The electro and pop-rock band who’s internationally famous and particularly loved by French people since their title “If I Ever Feel Better”, is preparing for a new world tour.
The diversity of their register and their immeasurable talent indelibly printed Versailles (where they’re from) on the historical memory of music and they intend to keep filling the world with wonders – starting from Paris- with an unmissable concert this year!
Date: Friday 29th of September 2017
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris.


you probably already understood it, this year is placed under the symbol of international legends and it’s going to remain this way with the particularly awaited concert of IAM.
For some people they are intellectuals, for others, they are poets knowing to handle words with such subtlety that even the greatest names of poetry would blush in their presence, for everyone, they are and will remain the pioneers of French rap. Akhenaton, Shurik’n, Kheops, Imhotep, Kephren and Freeman, will be in paris to celebrate the 20 years of l’Ecole du Micro d’Argent (the school of the silver mic). Those who spent their entire nights and days listening and reflecting on the lyrics of “Demain c’est loin”, “Nés sous la même étoile”, “Petit frère”, or “l’Empire du côté obscur”, will be able to see their most beautiful memories coming back to life in front of their eyes this year in Paris!
Date: Saturday 25th of November 2017
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris.


With around 25 years of career and more than 35 millions of album sold worldwide, Jamiroquai comes back on stage with a new album “Automaton” and a worldwide tour among which is a concert in Paris! The talented British band led by Jay Kay, isn’t done turning heads and we can’t wait to see this!
Date: wednesday 29th of November 2017
Venue: AccorHotels Arena, 8 Boulevard de Bercy, 75012 Paris.
To find out more about these gigs, tickets and other performances in the coming weeks, visit http://www.fnactickets.com/
We recommend that you book as soon as possible as these are some of the hottest tickets in town. If tickets are sold out on the official website, you might have to search around for a resale exchange.
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  • Abhinav Adithya 11 January 2017, 10 h 58 min Reply

    Awesome list of concerts to see in Paris. I love the Greenday and simple minds. Thanks for sharing this useful post.

  • Jones 18 January 2017, 13 h 44 min Reply

    Great list of Concerts! Thanks for sharing the top 10 wonderful places to visit in Paris.

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