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

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Fall Out Boy, Billy Joel, Jay-Z 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.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel is set to close out the
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Billy Joel is set to close out the fourth year of his monthly residency at Madison Square Garden, still energized by his unpredictable shows -- including the surprisingly fierce August concert, fueled by uncharacteristic visual references to politics -- and special guests like Axl Rose and Scandal's Patty Smyth. The Piano Man is performing at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 20, Nov. 18, Dec. 20 and Jan. 11. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Imagine Dragons and GroupLove with K. Flay

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.

T-Pain

Rapper T-Pain, with Smino, is playing a show
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Rapper T-Pain, with Smino, is playing a show at Gramercy Theatre on Oct. 24, 2017. For ticket information: livenation.com.

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

The first couple of country has teamed up
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The first couple of country has teamed up once again for a "Soul2Soul World Tour" for the first time in a decade, bringing together their classic duets like "It's Your Love" with their current single "Speak to a Girl." The duo is playing Barclays Center on Oct. 27. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Fall Out Boy and Blackbear

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.

Niall Horan

The most musical of the One Directioners has
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The most musical of the One Directioners has gone solo with his guitar-driven anthem "This Town" and the catchy "Slow Hands." Horan will take the stage on Oct. 31 at the Beacon Theatre and then the Jones Beach amphitheater on Sept. 12, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Dead & Company

Dead & Company, consisting of former Grateful Dead
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Dead & Company, consisting of former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, and John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, will take the stage at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 and Tues., Nov. 14, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will
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Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

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Janet Jackson

Her long-awaited
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Her long-awaited "State of the World" tour finally arrives, with fans wondering how motherhood has changed Ms. Jackson. She says the tour, which stops at the Barclays Center on Nov. 15, won't be about politics but will focus on relationships and love. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Dream Theater

The Long Island Music Hall of Famers plan
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The Long Island Music Hall of Famers plan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their "Images and Words" album by playing it in its entirety and offering memories of recording it. They'll be at the Beacon Theatre on Nov. 16, and at The Paramount on Nov. 21. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey is taking her Christmas cheer on
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Mariah Carey is taking her Christmas cheer on the road this year. Normally, the Greenlawn-raised Carey turns the Beacon Theatre into her home base for her "All I Want For Christmas Is You" extravaganza for the entire holiday season. But this year, Carey currently only has four shows set for the Beacon -- Nov. 27-28 and Dec. 4-5. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby is coming to
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Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby is coming to The Paramount on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Jay-Z

Jay-Z's
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Jay-Z's "4:44" album is one of the year's best, a combination of his most personal and most political songs. To underscore all the points he is trying to make, his tour is expected to use stunning visuals to bring his songs to life, as he did for the video of "The Story of O.J." See Jay-Z on Nov. 26-27 at the Barclays Center, and on Dec. 2 at Nassau Coliseum. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com
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Z100's Jingle Ball

This year's Z100's Jingle Ball lineup, at Madison
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This year's Z100's Jingle Ball lineup, at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, includes Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello and more. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Cyndi Lauper

Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays
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Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays is coming to the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com

LCD Soundsystem

The reunited LCD Soundsystem will celebrate its new
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The reunited LCD Soundsystem will celebrate its new "American Dream" album with a string of hometown shows, as James Murphy and friends make up for being "retired" since 2011. The group is set to perform on Dec. 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23 at Brooklyn Steel. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Phish

Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell,
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Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, Jon Fishman, Page McConnell, Marc Daubert, Jeff Holdsworth, of Phish, will be performing at Madison Square Garden Thursday, Dec. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Gov’t Mule

Rock band Gov't Mule is scheduled to play
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Rock band Gov't Mule is scheduled to play the Beacon Theater on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Dec. 31, 2017. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

The Killers

The Killers are scheduled to perform at the
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The Killers are scheduled to perform at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, and at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Shakira

Shakira is bringing her
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Shakira is bringing her "EL Dorado" world tour to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Pink

Pink is taking her
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Pink is taking her "Beautiful Trauma" world tour, with special guests Bleachers, to Madison Square Garden for back-to-back shows on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, and Thursday, April 5, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles, of One Direction fame, is set
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Harry Styles, of One Direction fame, is set for two back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden on June 21 and June 22, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is scheduled to take the Barclays
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Shania Twain is scheduled to take the Barclays Center stage on Saturday, July 14, 2018. For ticket information: ticketmaster.com.

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