Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2020, including gigs by both local and international artists, as well as the biggest music festivals taking place in Peru this year. This post will be updated regularly, so bookmark it or check back for all the latest confirmations (and cancellations). Or follow New Peruvian on Facebook for updates.
Tickets can normally be purchased offline and online, often going on sale through Teleticket (with ticket booths inside Wong and Metro supermarkets in Lima) and through the Tu Entrada website. Most of these concerts are in Lima, but some major acts occasionally venture to other big cities such as Arequipa and Trujillo.
“De Música Ligera” by Soda Stereo (playing Lima on March 3, 2020)
“El Metro ” by Turbopótamos (playing Lima on January 9, 2020)
TTNG (This Town Needs Guns) – Jan 9; La Noche de Barranco, Barranco: British rock band from Oxford, known for their intricate pop guitar work.
Turbopótamos – Jan 9; La Noche de Barranco, Barranco: Peruvian band that plays “skabilly,” a fusion of ska and rockabilly.
Benediction – Jan 23; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: British death metal band formed in 1989.
Alejandro Sanz – Feb 13; Jockey Club del Perú: Spanish musician, singer and composer who has won 17 Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards.
Yo Amo Los 90s (I Love the 90s) – Feb 15; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Featuring a host of international acts you’d probably long forgotten about, including 2 Unlimited and Fun Factory.
Tonny Succar – Feb 18 and 19; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Peruvian–American percussionist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer.
Pablo Alborán – Feb 22; Plaza Arena, Av. Javier Prado Este: Yet another Spanish musician, singer, and songwriter with good hair.
Vision Divine – Feb 25; The Blood, Central Lima: Italian power/progressive metal band formed in 1998.
Kevin Johansen – Feb 26; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Singer-songwriter who switches from English to Spanish and mixes Cumbia and Rock.
“Mother” by Idles (playing Lima on March 31, 2020)
“Apollo” by Last Dinosaurs (playing Lima on May 7, 2020)
Soda Stereo – Mar 3; Estadio Nacional: The legendary Argentine rock band is back together and touring again.
Amon Amarth and Powerwolf – Mar 12; CCB de Barranco: One Swedish melodic death metal band and one German power metal band. Fun times.
Tokio Hotel – Mar 17; Domos Art, San Miguel: German pop rock band.
Lindsey Stirling – Mar 17; Centro de Convenciones María Angola, Miraflores: American violinist, singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Pat Metheny – March 20; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: An evening with the celebrated American jazz guitarist and composer.
Turilli / Lione Rhapsody – Mar 23; C.C. Festiva: Italian symphonic metal band.
Guns N’ Roses – March 24; Estadio San Marcos: Axl Rose and co. come to Lima as part of their Not In This Lifetime tour.
Lauv – March 25; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: American singer, songwriter and record producer who mixes pop with electro-pop apparently.
Andrés Calamaro – Mar 29; Plaza Arena, Av. Javier Prado Este: Argentine musician, composer and Latin Grammy winner.
Idles – Mar 31; venue TBA: British rock band from Bristol whose debut album, Brutalism, was released in 2017 to critical acclaim.
Pabllo Vittar – April 2; C. C. Barranco: Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter.
Deicide – April 19; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American death metal band formed in 1987.
Kiss – May 2; Arena 1, Costa Verde: Kiss come to Peru as part of their The End of the Road tour, which apparently is their last tour ever.
Last Dinosaurs – May 7; La Noche Barranco, Barranco: Australian indie rock band from Brisbane.
Dead Can Dance – May 21; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Australian-British musical project that mixes everything from African polyrhythms to Gregorian chant.