Below you’ll find full listings for all the major music concerts in Peru in 2019, 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.
“Say It Ain’t So” by Weezer (playing Lima on September 22, 2019)
“Atlas” by Battles (playing Lima on October 9, 2019)
Nuclear Assault – Aug 9; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 1984.
Duki – Aug 10; Barranco Arena: Argentine Rapper.
Tumbas Eternas Fest II – Aug 10; La Flor de la Canela, Central Lima: The “Eternal Tombs” mini-festival featuring She Past Away (Turkey), Capitals (México) and Das Kelzer (Colombia).
Rumors of Fleetwood Mac – Aug 12; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: The world’s greatest Fleetwood Mac tribute band, apparently.
Marc Anthony – Aug 17; Jockey Club del Perú: Two-time Grammy Award winner, six-time Latin Grammy Award winner, and top selling tropical salsa artist of all time.
Mineral – Aug 20; Vichama Rock Bar, Central Lima: American emo band originally from Houston, Texas.
Cigarettes After Sex – Aug 22; C.C. Barranco: Ambient pop band from El Paso, Texas.
Carlos Rivera – Aug 24; Plaza Arena, Santiago de Surco: Mexican pop.
Phil Anselmo – Aug 24; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American heavy metal musician best known as the lead vocalist for Pantera, Down, and Superjoint Ritual.
Ricardo Montaner – Aug 31; Plaza Arena, Santiago de Surco: Expect plenty of Latin pop ballads from the Venezuelan-Argentine singer and songwriter.
Oliver Heldens – Sept 5; C.C Barranco Arena: The Dutch DJ and electronic music producer comes to Lima as part of the Black Hole tour.
The Ocean Blue – Sept 5; Discoteca Cocos, Lince: Jangly guitar-based modern rock band from Pennsylvania.
The Ocean Blue – Sept 6; El Quinqué, AREQUIPA: Good to see a band like this actually going to Arequipa and not just Lima.
Timo Tolkki – Sept 7; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Finnish musician best known as the former guitarist, songwriter and producer of the power metal band Stratovarius.
Exodus (and Ratos de Porao) – Sept 8; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: The old school thrash metal band from the U.S. will be supported by Ratos de Porao, a Brazilian punk rock band from São Paulo.
Stryper – Sept 10; C.C Festiva, Central Lima: Christian metal band from Orange County, California. They’ll be supported by the Swedish metal band Narnia and L.A. Christian metal band Tourniquet.
Vomitory – Sept 12; C.C Festiva, Central Lima: Swedish death metal band formed in 1989.
Festival Viva la Salsa 2019 – Sept 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Salsa. Too much salsa.
Howard Jones – Sept 17; Sala Raimondi, Barranco: 1980s English synth-pop legend who gave us songs like “What Is Love?” and “Things Can Only Get Better.”
Eterna Inocencia – Sept 20; The Blood, Central Lima: Argentine rock band.
Timmy Trumpet – Sept 20; C.C Barranco Arena: Australian musician and DJ who plays electro house, psytrance and, yes, the trumpet.
Weezer – Sept 22; Jockey Club del Perú: Rivers Cuomo and co. come to Lima to play classic tracks like “Buddy Holly” and “Say It Ain’t So.” One of the biggest rock gigs of the year in Lima.
Glenn Hughes – Sept 25; C.C. María Angola, Miraflores: The English rock bassist and vocalist has played with Trapeze and Deep Purple, as well as a brief stint as the front man of Black Sabbath.
“Last Night” by The Strokes (playing Lima on November 23, 2019)
“Infected” by Bad Religion (playing Lima on November 2, 2019)
Bon Jovi – Oct 2; Estadio Nacional: Yep, still going.
Battles – Oct 9; Sala Raimondi, Barranco: American experimental rock group, founded in 2002 in New York City.
Bryan Adams – Oct 11; Plaza Arena, Av. Javier Prado Este: He’s still going, too.
Laura Pergolizzi (LP) – Oct 11; Barranco Arena, Barranco: American singer and songwriter who has written songs for Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys and Christina Aguilera.
Resistance Lima 2019 – Oct 12; Paraíso del Sur, Carr. Panamericana Sur km 20.5: The global electronic music festival comes to Lima.
Muse – Oct 15; Jockey Club del Perú: The English rock band comes to Lima in what will be one of the biggest gigs in Peru in 2019.
Vicente García – Oct 16; C.C. Barranco: Dominican musician, singer and composer who plays a mix of Latin pop, bachata and bolero.
Dorian – Oct 17; C.C. Barranco: New wave, electronic music and indie rock band from Barcelona.
Alejandra Guzmán – Oct 17; Plaza Arena, Av. Javier Prado Este: Pop-rock from the Mexican singer-songwriter, actress and musician.
Paulo Londra – Oct 25; Jockey Club del Perú: Popular Argentinian rapper who does Latin trap and reggaeton.
Coti – Oct 26; Auditorio de la Derrama Magisterial, Jesús María: Argentine singer-songwriter who plays Latin pop.
The Offspring and Bad Religion – Nov 2; Plaza Arena, Av. Javier Prado Este: A powerhouse double-header for fans of US punk.
Franz Ferdinand (VMF 2019) – Nov 7; Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Franz Ferdinand will headline the VMF 2019 music festival, which also features Hot Chip, Danny Ocean and more.
David Vincent (I Am Morbid)– Nov 9; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Former lead vocalist and bassist for death metal band Morbid Angel.
Keane – Nov 22; Parque de la Exposición: The English pop-rock (post-Britpop?) band returns to Lima for the second time.
The Strokes – Nov 23; Estadio de San Marcos: Another big rock gig in 2019, this time from New York garage rockers The Strokes. It looks like they’ll be playing as the headliners of the Vivo X El Rock 2019 festival.
Norah Jones – Dec 4; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: The multiple award-winning jazz, folk and pop singer and pianist returns to Lima.
Shawn Mendes – Dec 14; Jockey Club del Perú: Folk pop/pop rock from the Canadian singer and songwriter.