concert

September 21, 2017 - 12:22pm
The legendary Beatles singer is expected to draw 35,000 fans to his first-ever SU concert.

This Saturday night, the highly anticipated, sold-out Paul McCartney concert will take place at the Carrier Dome. The guitarist and singer is set to take the stage for 35,000 fans.

Set-up for the show began on Wednesday, after two months of preparation. On Thursday, speakers and lights are being brought in on 22 trailers of equipment, on top of the nine that arrived earlier in the week.

September 10, 2017 - 8:40pm
Review: The Diplo-headlined music festival started strong, but petered out as the audience dwindled.

By 11 a.m. buses full of glittery girls in crop tops and boys in partially buttoned Hawaiian shirts and started the trek to South Campus. The lineup at Juice Jam 2017 consisted of Diplo, Ugly God, MØ, Smallpools, and Jeremy Zucker. The first three sets would’ve been enough to fill the fun day of music most students were looking for, but Ugly God and Diplo’s sets left something to be desired.

September 10, 2017 - 9:47am
Review: The lead singers for the '90s rock acts have distinct approaches as to how to celebrate their familiar hits.

Darkness was beginning to fall on the final Lakeview Amphitheater concert of the summer as the crowd shuffled around, eagerly anticipating the first of the evening’s co-headliners. The lights then shut off abruptly, much to the delight of the audience and the opening piano chords of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” lingered against the backdrop of dusk.

September 9, 2017 - 7:05pm
Releasing a new album, the B-52s singer has gone solo for the first time in her career.

Cindy Wilson, of new-wave band The B-52s, is releasing her first full-length studio album and touring the United States while singing her own psychedelic, emotion-packed, electropop tunes.

“I am balls-to-the-wall excited about this album,” Wilson says of her upcoming Change out Nov. 17.

Wilson and her band performed at Syracuse’s Funk 'n Waffles, the sweet and savory waffle café-turned-music club that has become Armory Square's live music hot spot.

“Syracuse was so much fun,” Wilson said. “Everyone was really supportive about this album coming out.”

April 25, 2017 - 10:24am
The ex-Beatles star comes to Central New York this fall for the first time.

For the first time ever, Paul McCartney will perform in the Carrier Dome on Sept. 23.

The show will be a part of the British star's One On One tour. Tickets go on sale May 1 at 10 a.m. with a special pre-sale for American Express card holders April 26 at 10 a.m.

The concert was announced by Pete Sala, Syracuse University’s chief vice president and chief campus facilities officer, and Mark Shulman, the senior vice president at The Bowery Presents. The 74-year-old will play a three-hour non-stop show performing songs from throughout his musical career.

April 14, 2017 - 4:03pm
The hip-hop artist and electronic music trio bring their diverse sounds to Walnut Park for daytime performances.

After Travis Scott was announced as the headliner for Block Party in the Carrier Dome, University Union announced that hip-hop artist Vic Mensa and electronic music trio Cheat Codes will perform at Mayfest.

April 7, 2017 - 12:53pm
After much public suspicion, Travis Scott takes the headlining slot, with ZHU and AlunaGeorge supporting.

Well, the rumors were half true.

Rapper Travis Scott will headline University Union’s Block Party event in the Carrier Dome April 28. The “Antidote” rapper will be joined by electronic act ZHU and English electronic music duo AlunaGeorge.

December 10, 2016 - 8:56pm
Review: The indie-dance band returned to snowy Syracuse on Friday night to play The Westcott Theater.

Rubblebucket was met by an adoring mass of true Upstate New Yorkers, who don’t let slushy roads stop them from belting out a song about love and human birth. The members were apparently equally-adoring, telling the crowd, “You guys are so cool.”

October 13, 2016 - 1:10pm
Review: EDM DJs Hotel Garuda opened and Sam Feldt finished what was truly a memorable sold-out Bandersnatch concert.

Virtually every song Sam Feldt played during University Union’s first Bandersnatch concert of the year was met with dancing from the college kids that came to see the 23-year-old perform.

An aura of happiness followed the young DJ, who headlined the concert Wednesday night. Feldt performed for well over an hour, periodically slowing down the current song he was mixing to thank the audience. His presence and masterful mixing impressed everyone in the room.

March 10, 2016 - 5:24pm
The Canadian alternative act was joined by Prelow and Syracuse's Pizza Party for the Bandersnatch show.

University Union opened its spring concert schedule Wednesday night with Coleman Hell, an emerging Canadian singer best known for his debut single "2 Heads."

The Schine Underground show opened with Syracuse's own Pizza Party and New York duo Prelow.