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Eminem, The National, Childish Gambino & more playing Citi shows at Irving Plaza

The National at House of Vans Chicago
photo by James Richards IV

The “Citi Sound Vault” series, which in 2017 brought Beck, Metallica, and others to Hollywood Palladium in the leadup to the Grammys, returns this year with some big artists playing Irving Plaza at the end of January. The series includes The National on January 25, Eminem on January 26, and Childish Gambino on January 27; Thirty Seconds to Mars and Dave Matthews, with his longtime guitarist Tim Reynolds, also play. Tickets are available to Citi cardholders, who can register through January 17 at 10 PM to receive an access code to purchase. For those who receive the code, tickets go on sale on Friday, January 19 at 10 AM.

Citi, along with Live Nation, will also be present the annual The Roots Jam Session during the week leading up to the Grammys, where special guests perform with The Roots. The invite-only series happens January 24-27 at Gramercy Theatre, and there will be a limited allotment of tickets available to Citi cardholders.

UPDATE: Details of The Roots’ Jam Sessions are coming out, and RSVP is open to three of the events, including a show with Common on January 25 at Gramercy Theatre (RSVP). There’s also a conversation with Questlove, Thelma Golden, Kevin Young, and Kimberly Drew on January 24 (RSVP) and a School Daze film screening and conversation with “special guests” on January 26 (RSVP).

If you miss Eminem at Irving Plaza, he’ll be back in NYC later this year to headline Governors Ball. It’s one of a number of festivals he headlines this year, along with Coachella, Boston Calling, Bonnaroo, and Firefly.

Along with the Citi Sound Vault show, Childish Gambino will also perform at the Grammys, as will SZA, Kesha, Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Pink, and more TBA.

The Ally Coalition’s 4th Annual “Talent Show” with Bleachers, Lorde, members of The National, members of Spoon, Shamir, Kacey Musgraves, and others also happens in NYC at Town Hall on Grammy week, as does the MusiCares 2018 Person of the Year Gala with Fleetwood Mac, Lorde, Haim, John Legend, and more at Radio City Music Hall.

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