Concerts in NYC, on Long Island: Must-see shows

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Ed Sheeran, Billy Joel, Idina Menzel, Lady Gaga, J.Cole and many more: Here are the must-see concerts hitting Long Island and NYC soon. Concert dollars are precious, so it's important to plan well and plan ahead.

Blondie and Garbage, Aug. 1

Punk rock bands Blondie and Garbage are co-headlining
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Punk rock bands Blondie and Garbage are co-headlining a North American summer tour that stops at the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 1. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Sal Valentinetti, Aug. 3

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"America's Got Talent" contestant Sal Valentinetti, who is a Bethpage native, will perform at The Paramount in Huntington on Aug. 3. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Good Charlotte, Aug. 6

To commemorate the closing of Webster Hall, Good
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To commemorate the closing of Webster Hall, Good Charlotte will perform at the venue along with 3oh!3 and Chapel on Sunday, Aug. 6. For ticket information: ticketweb.com.

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Logic, Aug. 8

Rapper Logic brings his
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Rapper Logic brings his "Everybody's Tour" to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday, Aug. 8. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Bret Michaels, Aug. 11

Poison's Bret Michaels will perform in Wantagh at
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Poison's Bret Michaels will perform in Wantagh at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall on Friday, Aug. 11. For ticket information: ticketweb.com.

Ted Nugent, Aug. 16

Hard rock musician Ted Nugent comes to The
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Hard rock musician Ted Nugent comes to The Paramount in Huntington on Aug. 16. For more information:ticketmaster.com.

Billy Joel, Aug. 21 and more

The Piano Man is set to take the
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The Piano Man is set to take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 21, Sept. 30, Oct. 20, Nov. 18 and Dec. 20. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Lady Gaga, Aug. 28-29

Following her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance,
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Following her Super Bowl LI halftime show performance, Lady Gaga announced her "Joanne" global stadium and arena tour that includes two stops at Citi Field in Flushing on Aug. 28 and on Aug. 29. For ticket information: Mets.com/ladygaga.

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Eric Clapton, Sept. 7-8

Eric Clapton decided to add another run of
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Eric Clapton decided to add another run of 50th anniversary shows at Madison Square Garden following the overwhelming demand. He will now also play The Garden on Sept. 7 and 8. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Outlaw Music Festival, Sept. 9

Blackbird's Outlaw Music Festival Tour features performances by
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Blackbird's Outlaw Music Festival Tour features performances by Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers (pictured), Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Particle Kid. The unique country music festival arrives at Jones Beach on Saturday, Sept. 9. For more information: livenation.com.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Sept. 14

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform with Toto
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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo perform with Toto at the Beacon Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 14. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Paul McCartney, Sept. 15 and more

Paul McCartney will bring his
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Paul McCartney will bring his "One on One" tour to the New York area for six shows, two at Madison Square Garden (Sept. 15 and 17), two at Barclays Center (Sept. 19 and 21) and two at the renovated Nassau Coliseum (Sept. 26 and 27). For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Bruno Mars, Sept. 22-23, Oct. 4-5

Get the chance to see Bruno Mars not
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Get the chance to see Bruno Mars not once, not twice, not three times, but four times as he brings his "24K Magic World Tour" to Madison Square Garden (Sept. 22-23), Barclays Center (Oct. 4) and the new Coliseum (Oct. 5). For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

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Laid Back Festival, Sept. 24

Jackson Browne, pictured, Peter Wolf, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band
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Jackson Browne, pictured, Peter Wolf, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band with Steve Winwood, Garland Jeffreys and Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band will perform in honor of Gregg Allman for the Laid Back Festival at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater on Sept. 24. For ticket information: livenation.com.

Harry Styles, Sept. 28 & June 21

Harry Styles, who sold out his Sept. 28
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Harry Styles, who sold out his Sept. 28 Radio City Music Hall date in minutes, is now also bringing his tour, "Harry Styles Live On Tour," to Madison Square Garden on June 21, 2018. In an attempt to sell more tickets to fans instead of ticket brokers, Ticketmaster is using its Verified Fan program, where those who register by 1 a.m. on June 14 get entered into a lottery to possibly purchase pre-sale tickets on June 15. To register in Verified Fan, go to harrystyles.tmverifiedfan.com. More ticket information here.

Ed Sheeran, Sept. 29-30

Ed Sheeran takes his 48-date
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Ed Sheeran takes his 48-date "Divide" tour to Barclays Center on Sept. 29-30. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Paramore and Best Coast, Oct. 4

Punk rockers Paramore, pictured, and indie group Best
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Punk rockers Paramore, pictured, and indie group Best Coast take on Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 4. For more information:ticketmaster.com.

Guns N Roses, Oct. 11, 15 & 16

Guns N Roses performs at Madison Square Garden
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Guns N Roses performs at Madison Square Garden for the Not In This Lifetime Tour on Oct. 11, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. For more information: ticketmaster.com.

Halsey with Charli XCX and PARTYNEXTDOOR, Oct. 13

Halsey, pictured, will perform with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charli
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Halsey, pictured, will perform with PARTYNEXTDOOR and Charli XCX for her Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour at Barclays Center on Oct. 13. For more information: ticketmaster.com.

Imagine Dragons and GroupLove with K. Flay, Oct. 23

Indie-pop group Imagine Dragons, pictured, will play with
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Indie-pop group Imagine Dragons, pictured, will play with GroupLove & K. Flay at Barclays Center on Oct. 23. For more information: ticketmaster.com.

Fall Out Boy and Blackbear, Oct. 28

On the M A N I A tour,
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On the M A N I A tour, Fall Out Boy, pictured, and Blackbear will stop at Barclays Center on Oct. 28. For more information: ticketmaster.com.

Jay-Z, Nov. 26 and Dec. 2

Rap superstar Jay-Z will perform at the Barclays
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Rap superstar Jay-Z will perform at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Nov. 26 and at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 2 as part of his "4:44" tour. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com
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