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NYC concerts: Drake, Shawn Mendes, more must-see shows

Whether you live and breathe pop, hip-hop or rock music, there's a concert for you.

There's no shortage of high-profile bands and artists slated to perform in NYC, from Harry Styles to Mac DeMarco to Arctic Monkeys. With Def Leppard teaming up with Journey for a six-month tour, plus Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q and others embarking on the TDE: The Championship Tour, you'll want to purchase tickets for these summer stints now.

Here's who to see around the city.

'TDE: The Championship Tour' (May 29)

Kendrick Lamar, pictured, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock,
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Kendrick Lamar, pictured, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiwalker and other artists represented by Top Dawg Entertainment will head out on a 29-stop tour this summer. More performers are expected to be announced, but it's already shaping up to be a can't-miss for R&B fans. (May 29, Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

Governors Ball (June 1-3)

Warmer weather is on its way to the
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Warmer weather is on its way to the city and it's bringing Jack White, Travis Scott, Eminem and other artists to Randall's Island Park for Governors Ball. (June 1-3 from 11:45 a.m. to 11 p.m., www.governorsballmusicfestival.com)

U2 (June 11)

U2 will hit Harlem's historic stage for the
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U2 will hit Harlem's historic stage for the first time this June during an exclusive one-night concert hosted by SiriusXM. "New York City and the U2 band have a unique history," Bono said in a statement. "The Apollo Theater is the heart of New York's musical soul, and to finally be playing our songs on the same stage where James Brown begged 'Please Please Please' is not only a bucket-list moment, it's an incredible honor." SiriusXM subscribers can try to win tickets by entering online. The concert is invite only. (June 11, siriusxm.com/U2)

Aly & AJ (June 11)

It's somehow 2005 again and there's an Aly
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It's somehow 2005 again and there's an Aly & AJ "Rush." The former Disney Channel sisters released an EP "Ten Years" last fall and are currently on tour to promote it. (June 11 at 8 p.m., Gramercy Theatre, ticketmaster.com)

Def Leppard (June 13)

Def Leppard, which just released its entire catalog
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Def Leppard, which just released its entire catalog on major streaming services, will embark on a six-month North American tour this spring with Journey. "It's two iconic bands touring together. It makes it more of an event when the bill is all bands that people have heard of," frontman Joe Elliott told Rolling Stone. Tickets for the tour go on sale Feb. 3. (June 13, Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

Harry Styles (June 21)

The former One Direction star received a warm
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The former One Direction star received a warm New York welcome when he last hit Radio City Music Hall for a sold-out show in September. He sang 10 songs, a few covers and some 1D favorites and is expected to do it all again this spring. (June 21 at 7:30 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, ticketmaster.com)

U2 (June 25)

The band will ride out the release of
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The band will ride out the release of its 14th studio album "Songs of Experience" with an "eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE" tour this spring. (June 25 at 8 p.m., Madison Square Garden, ticketmaster.com)

Paramore (June 26)

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"Pumped Up Kicks" and "Sit Next to Me" performers Foster The People will join alt rock band Paramore as they celebrate the release of their "After Laughter" album. The 26-city tour stretches through the end of July. (June 26 at 7 p.m., Barclays Center, ticketmaster.com)

Sam Smith (June 27 and 29)

If you haven't heard Sam Smith's latest track,
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If you haven't heard Sam Smith's latest track, "Pray," waste no time heading over to Spotify. The singer launched a world tour after the release of his second album, "The Thrill of It All." (June 27 at 8 p.m. at Barclays Center; June 29 at Madison Square Garden, samsmithworld.com)

Arctic Monkeys (July 24)

British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys will make
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British indie rock band Arctic Monkeys will make a rare New York stop at Forest Hills Stadium this summer, fresh off the release of their long-awaited new album "Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino." (July 24 at 6:30 p.m., Forest Hills Stadium, ticketmaster.com)

Panorama Music Festival (July 27 — 29)

In its third year, the so-called cousin to
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In its third year, the so-called cousin to Coachella returns to Randall's Island this summer with a star-studded lineup including Cardi B, Father John Misty, The Killers, The XX and more. (July 27-29 at noon, panorama.nyc)

Drake (Aug. 24, 25, 30, 31)

Drake is teaming up with hip-hop trio Migos
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Drake is teaming up with hip-hop trio Migos -- with whom he collaborated on "Walk It Talk It" -- to promote his fifth studio album, "Scorpion." The Aubrey and the Three Amigos Tour sticks around in New York City for four dates this summer, two at Barclays Center and two at Madison Square Garden. (Aug. 24 and 25 at Madison Square Garden; Aug. 30 and 31 at Barclays Center, ticketmaster.com)

Electric Zoo (Aug. 31 — Sept. 2)

Dance through Labor Day weekend at the 10th
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Dance through Labor Day weekend at the 10th annual Electric Zoo festival. The lineup hasn't been announced yet, but last year's brought three days of the biggest names in edm like Zedd and DJ Snake. (Aug. 31- Sept. 2, Randall's Island Park, viagogo.com)

Mac DeMarco (Sept. 8)

As part of the city's annual SummerStage series,
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As part of the city's annual SummerStage series, Canadian-born Mac DeMarco will "freak out the neighborhood" with his indie chart-topping hits. Examples include "Ode to Viceroy," "Chamber of Reflection" and "Salad Days." (Sept. 8 at 6 p.m., Rumsey Playfield, cityparksfoundation.org)

Portugal. The Man (Sept. 22)

Portugal. The Man released
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Portugal. The Man released "Feel It Still" last spring, but the band is still riding the success of their "Woodstock" track. The band took home best pop-duo/group performance at the Grammys in January. (Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., Forest Hills Stadium, ticketmaster.com)

Christina Aguilera (Oct. 3-4)

What a girl really wants is to see
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What a girl really wants is to see Christina Aguilera in concert. The Staten Island-born singer will embark on her first major North American tour in more than a decade this fall to promote her upcoming "Liberation" album. With a collaborate track with Demi Lovato in the works, we're holding out hope for a special guest appearance. (Oct. 3-4, Radio City Music Hall, ticketmaster.com)

Pink (May 21, 2019)

The
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The "What About Us" singer just didn't get enough of New York City the first time around. She's added a second Madison Square Garden stop on her Beautiful Trauma Tour, extending the run into 2019. (May 21 at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, bandsintown.com)

Shawn Mendes (Aug. 24, 2019)

There will be nothin' holding Shawn Mendes back
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There will be nothin' holding Shawn Mendes back when he heads out on his world tour next spring. The "Treat You Better" singer will be performing tracks off his self-titled album, due out May 25. (Aug. 24, Barclays Center, ticketmaster.com)

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