10 Wanderlust-Inducing Summer Concerts

Lists: Call it world music or global pop or the sound of the world hum. Ben Keene reveals 10 acts on tour that are sure to transport you. Plus videos.

10) Sigur Rós

The lowdown: For well over a decade, this band has created soundscapes that deftly—and sometimes wordlessly—express the strange, stark beauty of their native Iceland; this summer they perform more anthems born of fire and ice.  Where: U.S., Europe

Tags: Music, Summer

Ben Keene has appeared on National Public Radio, Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio as well as other nationally syndicated programs to discuss geographic literacy and his work updating a bestselling world atlas. Formerly a touring musician, he has written for Transitions Abroad and inTravel.

3 Comments for 10 Wanderlust-Inducing Summer Concerts

Terry Ward 06.17.08 | 8:13 AM ET

This is cool, Ben! I was bummed to miss Vampire Weekend when I was in Europe last month - they were sold out when I was in Hamburg.

Ben 06.17.08 | 11:02 AM ET

I couldn’t convince my friend to endure a torrential downpour in Central Park with me this past weekend so I missed them here too… but I will be in the crowd when a few of these other bands pass through New York.

World travel 06.30.08 | 1:46 AM ET

The SummerStage in Central Park hosts numerous dance, spoken word and music events throughout the summer. Many of the events are free, while others require advance tickets and serve as benefits for the summer series.
Summer Concerts in New York City.
Central Park SummerStage is an outdoor venue, located at Rumsey Playfield. Rumsey Playfield is located on East 72nd Street off Fifth Avenue. The closest subway is the 6 train to 68th Street. You can easily enter the park on 69th Street and 5th Avenue.

Entrance to the SummerStage area begins 90 minutes before the shows start on weekends, and 60 minutes before for weeknight performances.
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