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.
“Mother” by Idles (playing Lima on March 31, 2020)
“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers (playing Lima on April 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.
Martin Barre celebrates 50 years of Jethro Tull – March 17; Auditorio Santa Úrsula: English rock musician best known for his work as lead guitarist with progressive rock band Jethro Tull.
Los Secretos – March 17; Teatro Federico García Lorca: Rock band founded in Madrid in 1978, often associated with the movida madrileña movement.
Alborosie – March 18; Sargento Pimienta de Barranco: Italian reggae artist.
Jinjer – March 19; Yield Bar, Plaza San Martin: Ukrainian heavy metal band.
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.
LP – March 24; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: American singer and songwriter, best known for her single “Lost on You” and for writing songs for Cher, Rihanna, the Backstreet Boys, Céline Dion and Christina Aguilera.
Soen – March 24; Centro de Convenciones Festiva, Central Lima: Swedish progressive metal supergroup.
Richard Clayderman – March 25; Huaca Puccllana, Miraflores: The acclaimed French pianist plays a set at the Huaca Puccllana archaeological site.
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.
Jorge Luis Prats – April 2; Centro Cultural de España, Central Lima: Cuban pianist now living in Spain.
Kali Uchis (Happy Ending Festival 2020) – April 2; C.C. Barranco, Barranco: Colombian-American singer and songwriter with a mix of R&B pop, neo soul and hip hop.
Pabllo Vittar – April 2; C. C. Barranco: Brazilian drag queen, singer and songwriter.
The Lumineers – April 7; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: Popular American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado.
Insite – April 17; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: Mexican alternative rock band.
Deicide – April 19; C.C. Festiva, Central Lima: American death metal band formed in 1987.
Ana Torroja – April 23; Auditorio del Colegio Santa Úrsula, San Isidro: Spanish singer and former lead singer of the pop trio Mecano.
The 69 Eyes – April 24; Producto Peruano, Central Lima: Multi-platinum-selling Finnish gothic rock band.
“Superposition” by Young The Giant (playing Lima on May 21, 2020)
“Kiko” by Dead Can Dance (playing Lima on May 21, 2020)
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.
Lima Music Fest – May 16; Jockey Club del Perú: Reggaetón and Latin pop festival, if you like that kind of thing.
Young The Giant – May 21; Centro de Convenciones Barranco: American rock band that formed in Irvine, California.
Dead Can Dance – May 21; Gran Teatro Nacional, San Borja: Australian-British musical project that mixes everything from African polyrhythms to Gregorian chant.
Epica – May 31; C.C. Barranco: Dutch symphonic metal band with a bit of gothic and a bit of death metal.
Diego el Cigala – June 9; Auditorio del Colegio Santa Ursula, San Isidro: Famous Romani Flamenco gypsy singer.
Lacrimas Profundere – June 14; Discoteca The Blood, Central Lima: Gothic metal band from Germany.
Enrique Bunbury – July 30; Domos Art, Costa Verde, San Miguel: Famous Spanish singer-songwriter who plays a mix of hard rock, Latin rock and Euro indie.
Enrique Bunbury in Arequipa – Aug 1; Palacio de Bellas Artes, Arequipa: After playing in Lima, the famous Spanish singer-songwriter is doing what many don’t: he’s actually playing somewhere other than Lima. Bravo.
Gianmarco – Aug 15; Estadio Nacional de Lima: Peruvian singer-songwriter and Latin Grammy Award-winner who makes ladies swoon with his mix of pop, rock and vals.
Harry Styles – Oct 17; Jockey Club del Perú: That guy from One Direction.