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.
‘If You Really Love Nothing’ by Interpol (playing in Lima on April 9, 2019)
“Young and Doomed” by Frank Iero and The Future Violents (playing Lima on April 24, 2019)
Cuco – April 3; C.C. Barranco: Young SoCal singer-songwriter who’s been receiving a lot of critical attention in the last few years.
Ziggy Marley – April 3; Plaza Arena, Santiago de Surco: Jamaican musician. You’ve probably heard of his dad.
Cloud Nothings – April 4; Fuga, Barranco: American indie rock band from Cleveland, Ohio.
Disclosure – April 5; Barranco Arena, Barranco: English electronic music duo.
Ximena Sariñana – April 7; Sala Raimondi, Barranco: Grammy Award-nominated Mexican singer-songwriter and actress.
Interpol – April 9; Domos Art, San Miguel: American indie rock band from New York, formed in 1997 and still going strong. I’d definitely like to see this gig. Anyone going?
CNCO – April 11; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Latin American boy band. Oh god no.
Pussy Riot – April 11; C.C. Barranco, Barranco: The Russian feminist protest punk rock group comes to Lima for the first time.
Exhumed and Beyond Creation – April 13; C.C Festiva, Central Lima: Two death metal bands, one from the U.S. and one from Canada.
Black Label Society – April 16; C.C. Barranco: Big-haired American heavy metal band from Los Angeles.
Frank Iero and The Future Violents – April 24; C.C Festiva, Central Lima: The punk side project from the guy from My Chemical Romance and post-hardcore band Leathermouth.
Fito Paez – April 26; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Popular rock and roll pianist, lyricist and singer-songwriter from Argentina.
Yo-Yo Ma – April 30; Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores: The Chinese-American cellist performs at the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site.
Anuel AA – May 2; Jockey Club del Perú: One of the pioneers of the Latin trap movement.
Slash – May 7; Arena Costa Verde, San Miguel: The lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses comes to Lima with his own band.
Jungle – May 8; C. C. Barranco, Barranco: English modern soul musical collective based in London.
Maluma – May 9; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Popular Colombian reggaeton singer and songwriter.
London Symphony Orchestra – May 14; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: The London Symphony Orchestra comes to Lima for the first time.
Graveyard – May 14; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Swedish hard rock band.
Monsieur Periné – May 16; C.C Barranco, Barranco: Bogotá-based musical ensemble with an Afro-Colombian sound that mixes Latin and European flavors.
Beto Cuevas – May 17; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición: Chilean-Canadian singer, plastic artist, painter and actor who is also the lead singer for the Chilean band La Ley.
Motorama – May 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Russian post-punk band.
Belgrado – May 18; Embassy, Central Lima: Post-punk band from Barcelona.
Cradle of Filth – May 19; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: English extreme metal band.
Mark Farner – May 21; C.C. Carrión, Miraflores: The lead singer and lead guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, if you’ve ever heard of them.
“Você” by La Vida Bohéme (playing Lima on June 26, 2019)
“For Ivadell” by Mineral (playing Lima on Aug 20, 2019)
God Level Fest – June 1; Plaza Arena (Jockey Plaza), Santiago de Surco: A major hip-hop improvisation competition, or something like that.
Gilberto Santa Rosa – June 1; Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición, Central Lima: Puerto Rican band leader and singer known as “El Caballero de la Salsa.”
The Neighbourhood – June 4; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: American rock band formed in Newbury Park, California.
Icons of Classic Rock – June 13; Jockey Plaza, Santiago de Surco: A whole bunch of classic rockers including Bobby Kimball (Toto), Kevin Chalfant (Journey), Bill Champlin (Chicago), John Elefante (Kansas) and Fran Cosmo (Boston).
Chayanne – June 15; Jockey Club del Perú: Puerto Rican Latin pop singer and actor.
La Vida Bohéme – June 26; Sargento Pimienta, Barranco: Alternative independent band from Caracas, Venezuela.
Nuclear Assault – Aug 9; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American thrash metal band formed in New York City in 1984.
Mineral – Aug 20; Vichama Rock Bar, Central Lima: American emo band originally from Houston, Texas.
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.
Bon Jovi – Oct 2; Estadio Nacional: Yep, still going.