The names you’ve all been waiting for are packing up their tour buses and heading to Japan in 2023 and 2024.

These headliners will be playing packed-out concerts at iconic venues in Tokyo and beyond. Make sure you don’t miss out on your favorite band or singer as they tour East Asia.

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Solo artists coming to Japan

Taylor Swift

February 7–10, 2024
¥18,000¥30,000
Tokyo Dome

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Taylor Swift’s global tour is bringing lights, cameras, and action to Tokyo Dome for four days straight.

Tickets

Tickets start at ¥8,800 and go up to ¥30,000 for SS seats. There have already been two rounds of lottery tickets, but it is unclear if more will be released in the future.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

If all else fails, resale tickets (minus VIP) will be sold through the AnyPass app — but be warned there may be some limitations, such as needing a certain type of bank account to transfer money. The venue may reject your ticket if you get it outside of the app or official website.

Bruno Mars

January 11–21, 2024
¥9,800¥18,800
Tokyo Dome

Mars will bring what he’s known for — funk, moves, and a soulful voice — to Tokyo Dome for seven days in January 2024. So far, these are the only dates in East Asia, so you may want to travel for this one.

Tickets

Tickets start at ¥9,800 and go up to ¥18,800 for SS seats. There are also VIP packages available.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

Unfortunately, resale is currently prohibited for these shows. They won’t accept tickets bought from unrecognized resale websites like Viagogo.

The experience of seeing your favorite artists in Tokyo Dome is like no other. | Photo by Alex Ziminski

Sam Smith

October 11–14, 2023
¥12,000¥25,000
Asue Arena Osaka and K-Arena Yokohama

Sam Smith will come to Osaka and Kanagawa for a short, but extravagant, tour.

Tickets

All tickets start at ¥12,000 and go up in ¥2,000 increments. The most expensive seats cost ¥25,000.

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Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

The Japanese Pia ticketing website has resale tickets available. Check their website and click the box that says “resale tickets on sale” — a translator browser extenstion may be necessary.

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Charlie Puth

October 17–18, 2023
¥16,500¥35,000
Ariake Arena, Tokyo

The “Charlie” Live Experience is on its way to Japan and will be Charlie Puth’s first appearance here in five years.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets are currently sold out. The cheapest seats cost ¥16,500, with mid-tier seating costing ¥18,500.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

Resale is possible through the official ticketing websites — although only in Japanese. The best way to keep a lookout is to keep refreshing the page or sign up for notifications on websites like Pia.

Other solo acts

Don’t worry, there are more:

Bands coming to Japan

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Coldplay

November 6–7, 2023
¥12,000¥50,000
Tokyo Dome

The Music of the Spheres World Tour is Coldplay’s first live event after the pandemic, and after visiting Europe and the Americas, they’re heading to Japan on November 6 and 7.

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets to the event sold out almost immediately in all countries. However, if you’re a fan, the atmosphere around the Dome pre-concert will be worth the visit.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

They cannot guarantee entry for tickets purchased through unofficial websites. There has been no official announcement of an approved resale website.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

December 1–6, 2023
¥9,800¥18,800
Tokyo Garden Theater, Festival Hall (Osaka), and Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Nagoya)

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will not just stop in Tokyo, they will also be stopping in Osaka and Nagoya.

Tickets

Tickets are currently sold out, but they did start from a reasonable ¥11,000 to ¥15,000 in all venues.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

Tickets for this concert could be bought from Pia and Eplus, both websites with resale functions, but in Japanese only. To check if tickets become available through resale on Pia, you’ll need to click through to your desired concert date and then input your email for notifications. Eplus does not have a clear notification system, you’ll just have to keep refreshing the page.

Twice

December 16–28, 2023
¥13,000
Vantelin Dome Nagoya and Fukuoka PayPay Dome

Twice will be hitting up Nagoya and Fukuoka after their hit performances in Tokyo in May, but if you are a fan, you probably already know that.

Tickets

Tickets are a little complicated, but the gist of it is that you’ll need to be a member of the Twice fan club called Once to get early access to ticket purchases. Prices start at ¥13,000.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

You will be asked to show your ID when entering the venue, so resale is prohibited.

Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe

November 3–4, 2023
¥15,000¥24,000
K Arena Yokohama

Two of the best 80s heavy metal bands join together for two nights only, with Mötley Crüe closing the first night Def Leppard closing the second.

Tickets

Both nights start at ¥15,000 for the cheapest seats and go up to ¥18,000 and ¥24,000 before reaching the Gold Ticket seats for ¥35,000.

Resale: Can I still buy tickets if it’s sold out?

Some of the ticketing websites allow you to be notified if any tickets become available.

Other bands coming to Japan

  • Interpol: Nov. 28–29 at Shibuya Spotify O-EAST and Umeda Club Quattro
  • Black Flag: Nov. 30–Dec. 3 at Shinjuku ACB Hall, Akabane ReNY Alpha, Nagoya Jammin’, and Osaka Meta Valley.
  • Manic Street Preachers: Nov. 18–19 at Zepp Haneda Tokyo

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