June is often associated with festivals, but concert venues are still open at the end of spring. We’ve picked out the 15 concerts you don’t want to miss this June 2023.
SUECO – Trix – 1 June
To kick off June, the Trix is offering us a line-up that should please the TikTok generation! Singer and multi-instrumentalist Sueco is coming to Belgium for the first time! This will be a chance to hear his rap and pop-punk compositions for his many fans. LØLØ, who supported Leah Kate last year, will also be performing as a supporting act.
Songs you should listen to: fast, Next Ex, POS, Loser.
JAMBINAI – Botanique – 3 June
JAMBINAI are from South Korea, but this is a very different kind of music from what we’re used to hearing from that country. JAMBINAI‘s music is a blend of heavy post-rock, folk, electronica and instruments from the country’s own culture (haegeum, piri and geomungo). Their live performances, often described as intense and explosive, make them one of the leading underground bands in East Asia.
Songs you should listen to: Connection, Sawtooth, Once more from that frozen bottom.
PETER GABRIEL – Sportpaleis – 6 June
9 years – that’s how many years we had to wait to see the legend Peter Gabriel back on stage in Belgium. Accompanied on stage by his usual band formed by Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché, Peter Gabriel will be presenting his latest album ‘i/o’ to his public… But it will also be a chance to hear his greatest hits!
Songs you should listen to: Solsbury Hill, Heroes, Sledgehammer
CAROLINE ROSE – Ancienne Belgique – 11 June
We’ve already had the chance to see Caroline Rose at the Trix in September 2022 for a show that blew us away. This time, the young American singer will be delivering her indie-pop at the Ancienne Belgique, and we’re sure she’ll put on another great show! So if you haven’t yet seen the woman known as the “alternative princess of pop”, you’ve know what you’ve had to do!
Songs you should listen to: Feel The Way I Want, Jeannie Becomes A Mom, Cry!, Love / Lover / Friends
TENACIOUS D – Forest National – 13 June
The self-proclaimed “The Greatest Band in The World”, aka Tenacious D, returns to Forest National for what promises to be a wild show. Humour and rock’n’roll, Jack Black and Kyle Gass’s recipe for success will once again rock Forest National and the many fans in attendance!
Songs you should listen to: Tribute, Classico, The Metal
KISS – Palais 12 – 13 June
Is there any need to explain why you need to see the legendary band KISS live at least once in your life? Since 1973, KISS has been regarded as a huge live act, with everything you could hope for in a hard rock show! Fireworks, smoke, fire… and of course hours of hits! What’s more, this is probably the last chance to see the band live on stage… So don’t hesitate!
Songs you should listen to: I Was Made For Lovin’ You, “Detroit Rock City, Rock and Roll All Nite.
THUMPASAURUS – De Casino – 14 June
Get ready to groove to the infectious rhythms and funky vibes of Thumpasaurus. The Los Angeles band manages to combine heavy metal, free jazz, musical theatre and even opera for a super groovy result. And to top it all off, the show is 100% free!
Songs you should listen to: Struttin’, You Are So Pretty, Mental Karate
LAUREN SANDERSON – Trix – 15 June
Another big premiere at the Trix this June! Singer Lauren Sanderson will be stopping off in Antwerp for her first-ever headline European tour. On 15 June, the young performer will be presenting a set that’s a mix of rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B, not to mention her incredible charisma on stage!
Songs you should listen to: THERAPY!, But I Like It, Casket, WET
TOVE LO – Ancienne Belgique – 19 June
Scheduled for last November, the Tove Lo concert will finally take place on 19 June! The Scandinavian pop star will be bringing her fans to the Ancienne Belgique to dance to the sounds of her latest album, ‘Dirt Femme’. Get ready for an explosive evening!
Songs you should listen to: Habits (Stay High), Heroes (we could be), No one Dies From Love
EMPLOYED TO SERVE – Botanique – 21 June
The British band Employed to Serve are no strangers to us. We’ve already had the occasion to catch their hardcore-tinged metal in support of Bury Tomorrow at the Ancienne Belgique in 2019 and last summer at Forest National to open for Gojira. This time they’ll be at the Botanique for a concert that’s already guaranteed to be one to remember.
Songs you should listen to: Eternal Forward Motion, Force Fed, I Spend My Days
SON LUX – Ancienne Belgique – 21 June
If Son Lux could be summed up in one word, it would be ‘experimental’. Initially a solo project of Ryan Lott, the project took on a new dimension with the arrival of Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang. Son Lux‘s music is hard to describe: electro-post-rock? Alternative Rock? Pop Folk? We’ll let you decide for yourself. In any case, we’ll be there to take you on a journey into the univers of Son Lux.
Songs you should listen to: Easy, Lost It To Trying, This Is A Life
SABRINA CARPENTER – Palais 12 – 23 June
Actress Sabrina Carpenter is best known for her role in “Girl Meets World”, but she is also one of the pop stars of the moment! Her latest album, ’emails i can’t send’, offers a poetic and intimate insight into her deepest emotions. Get ready for her concert at the Max!
Songs you should listen to: Skin, Looking at Me, Thumbs, Nonsense
THE MELVINS – Trix – 25 June
The Melvins are a cameleon band who don’t like to be categorised into one musical style or another. Punk-hardcore one day, sludge metal the next, grunge the next, then experimental noise and back to the start. Despite this constant change of style, the band have managed to build up a huge fan base, and they’ll be at the Trix to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Songs you should listen to: Honey Bucket, Resolve, A History of Bad Men
FLOGGING MOLLY – OLT Rivierne Hof – 25 June / Ancienne Belgique – 26 June
Flogging Molly have been combining punk, rock and Irish folk for more than 25 years, and the result is more than festive. If you’re looking for an opportunity to party to the sounds of bagpipes, mandolin and Irish flute, then Flogging Molly’s show is for you… and the good news is that they’ll be in Belgium not for one concert but two! That means twice as many occasions to celebrate St Patrick’s Day again this June.
Songs you should listen to: Drunken Lullabies, Seven Deadly Sins, Float
DEATH GRIPS – Trix – 27 June
To finish off this selection, we’ve chosen another unclassifiable concert that we’re really looking forward to. The members of Death Grips mix electronic sound bordering on indus with violent, often screamed rap to disconcerting results. Their latest album ‘Year of the Snitch’, released in 2018, remains as chaotic and explosive as its predecessors… as their live performances.
Songs you should listen to: No Love, Guillotine (It goes Yah), The Fever (Aye Aye)
This list represents only a part of the massive calendar from June and also based – a little bit – on our own musical tastes. Drop a comment on our Facebook or Instagram about the show you wanna see in June – from this list or not!