The Roots Concert History

The Roots, also known as The Legendary Roots Crew, The Square Roots and The Foundation, are an influential, Grammy winning hip hop group based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, famed for a heavily jazzy sound and live instrumentation. Inspired by the "hip-hop band" concept pioneered by Stetsasonic, the Roots themselves have garnered critical acclaim and influenced later hip-hop and R&B acts.

Date Concert Venue Location
Sep 01, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / Arrested Development / Digable Planets MGM Music Hall at Fenway Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Aug 29, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / Digable Planets / Arrested Development Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Aug 25, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / Arrested Development / Digable Planets Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Aug 17, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / Digable Planets The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory Irving, Texas, United States
Aug 16, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / Digable Planets 713 Music Hall Houston, Texas, United States
Aug 02, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots / De La Soul / The Pharcyde

The Roots + De La Soul

Dreamland Margate Margate, United Kingdom
Jul 29, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots Paradiso Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Jul 21, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots Woodland park zoo Seattle, Washington, United States
Jul 20, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots Mission Ballroom Denver, Colorado, United States
Jun 29, 2024
Upcoming
Roots Picnic (CA)
The Roots / Queen Latifah / Common / Digable Planets / Arrested Development / The Pharcyde / Black Sheep / Jungle Brothers
Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California, United States
Jun 02, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots Picnic (PA)
Lil Wayne / The Roots / Jill Scott / Nas / Gunna / Victoria Monèt / Wale
Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 01, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots Picnic (PA)
Amerie / André 3000 / Babyface / Backyard Band / DJ Aktive / Jill Scott / Lil Wayne / PJ Morton / Q / R&B Only Live / Redman / Tasha Cobbs Leonard / YEBBA / Black Thought / Blk Odyssy / Fantasia / Marsha Ambrosius / Method Man / Muni Long / Robert Glasper / scarface / Sexyy Red / Smino / The Roots / Cam'ron / Julian King / Nas / October London / Wale / Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Victoria Monèt Show all bands
Mann Center for Performing Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
May 12, 2024
Upcoming
Wonderfront Music And Arts Festival
Beck / Mt. Joy / The Roots / Marcus King / Steel Pulse / Natasha Bedingfield / Fruit Bats / Rayland Baxter / Alice Phoebe Lou / Abby Anderson / Samm Henshaw / Jd Clayton / Mapache / La Santa Cecilia / Sandy's / Polo & Pan
Waterfront Park San Diego, California, United States
May 11, 2024
Upcoming
The Roots The Mountain Winery Saratoga, California, United States
Feb 18, 2024
Cali Vibes
Rebelution / Ice Cube / The Roots / Artikal Sound System / Bikini Trill / Boostive / Bumpin Uglies / Fortunate Youth / Iam Tongi / J Boog / Kolohe Kai / Protoje / SOJA / The Green / Too $hort / Tropidelic / Tunnel Vision
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Marina Green Long Beach, California, United States
Dec 30, 2023
The Roots
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The Wiltern Los Angeles, California, United States
Dec 29, 2023
The Roots Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Dec 28, 2023
The Roots
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Fox Theater Oakland, California, United States
Nov 19, 2023
The F.O.R.C.E Live
LL Cool J / The Roots / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Rakim / Queen Latifah / Doug E. Fresh / Slick Rick
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TD Garden Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Oct 15, 2023
LL Cool J / Queen Latifah / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / The Roots

The F.O.R.C.E Live

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Capital One Arena Washington, D.C., United States

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Rock am Ring 2004
Jun 4 - 6, 2004
 Nürburg, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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The F.O.R.C.E Live
Sep 3, 2023
 Inglewood, California, United States
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The F.O.R.C.E Live
Sep 3, 2023
 Inglewood, California, United States
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The F.O.R.C.E Live
Sep 3, 2023
 Inglewood, California, United States
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The F.O.R.C.E Live
Sep 3, 2023
 Inglewood, California, United States
  Added by David Notty


Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF)
May 27 - 29, 2000
 Detroit, Michigan, United States
  Added by Mark Dilley

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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [087-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [089-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [090-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [091-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [095-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [098-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  Uploaded by Christophermarco

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [099-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  Uploaded by Christophermarco

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [100-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  Uploaded by Christophermarco

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [101-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  Uploaded by Christophermarco

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS on Oct 24, 2015 [102-small]

Passion Pit / The Roots / Walk the Moon / St. Lucia / BORNS
Oct 24, 2015
 North Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  Uploaded by Christophermarco

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2024 15 concerts
2023 46 concerts
2022 23 concerts
2021 7 concerts
2020 6 concerts
2019 32 concerts
2018 30 concerts
2017 38 concerts
2016 36 concerts
2015 33 concerts
2014 30 concerts
2013 35 concerts
2012 47 concerts
2011 39 concerts
2010 62 concerts
2009 87 concerts
2008 142 concerts
2007 131 concerts
2006 74 concerts
2005 62 concerts
2004 62 concerts
2003 74 concerts
2002 35 concerts
2001 28 concerts
2000 27 concerts
1999 29 concerts
1998 6 concerts
1997 28 concerts
1996 12 concerts
1995 21 concerts
1994 2 concerts
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has The Roots had?

The Roots has had 1,299 concerts.

What genre is The Roots?

The Roots is most often considered to be Hip Hop, Rap, Soul, Southern Hip Hop, Gangster Rap, Alternative Hip Hop, Hardcore Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, Political Hip Hop, Philly Rap, UK Reggae, and Dub Poetry.

When is the next The Roots concert?

The next The Roots concert is on May 11, 2024 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, California, United States.

When was the last The Roots concert?

The last The Roots concert was on February 18, 2024 at Marina Green in Long Beach, California, United States. The bands that performed were: Rebelution / Ice Cube / The Roots / Artikal Sound System / Bikini Trill / Boostive / Bumpin Uglies / Fortunate Youth / Iam Tongi / J Boog / Kolohe Kai / Protoje / SOJA / The Green / Too $hort / Tropidelic / Tunnel Vision.

What setlist does The Roots play live?

The songs that The Roots performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the December 30, 2023 concert at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California, United States:

  1. I'd Wait a Million Years
  2. Don't Pull Your Love
  3. Heaven Knows
  4. Sooner or Later
  5. Things I Should Have Said
  6. Baby Hold On
  7. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  8. Let's Live for Today

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