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
Jul 21, 2023
Upcoming
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Global Stadium Tour 2022/2023
Red Hot Chili Peppers / The Roots / King Princess
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium London, England, United Kingdom
Apr 29, 2023
Upcoming
The Roots
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The Momentary Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
Mar 18, 2023
Upcoming
The Roots The Salt Shed Chicago, Illinois, United States
Feb 23, 2023
Upcoming
The Roots The Masonic San Francisco, California, United States
Feb 20, 2023
Upcoming
The Roots Showbox SoDo Seattle, Washington, United States
Dec 31, 2022
The Roots Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, California, United States
Dec 27, 2022
The Roots / BIG K.R.I.T. The Mission Ballroom Denver, Colorado, United States
Oct 15, 2022
The Roots Orion Amphitheater Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Oct 08, 2022
Ohana Encore
"Ohana Encore" / Eddie Vedder / Alanis Morissette / The Roots / Julieta Venegas / The Front Bottoms / Amos Lee / Marcus King / Charlotte Lawrence / Trousdale / Seratones / Jonny Roundhouse
  Setlists
Doheny State Beach Dana Point, California, United States
Sep 25, 2022
Sound On Sound Festival
"Sound On Sound Festival" / Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds / Brandi Carlile / The National / The Roots / Gary Clark Jr. / The Head and the Heart / Spin Doctors / Noah Kahan / Jade Bird / The Main Squeeze / Trousdale
  Setlists
Seaside Park Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Sep 24, 2022 –
Sep 25, 2022
Sound On Sound Festival
"Sound On Sound Festival" / The Lumineers / Stevie Nicks / Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds / Brandi Carlile / Father John Misty / The Revivalists / Caamp / The National / The Roots / Gary Clark Jr. / The Head and the Heart / Band of Horses / Zach Bryan / Trampled by Turtles / Jenny Lewis / The Cameroons / Drew Angus / Charley / Noah Kahan / Spin Doctors / Jade Bird / The Main Squeeze / Trousdale / Funky Dawgz Brass Band Show all bands
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Seaside Park Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Show Duplicates for Sep 24, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
The Big Climate Thing
"The Big Climate Thing" / The Roots / HAIM / Princess Nokia / Xiuhtezcatl / Seun Kuti / Bonny Light Horseman / Seratones
Forest Hills Stadium New York, New York, United States
Sep 10, 2022
Burna Boy / Ivy Sole / Adekunle Gold / The Roots / Earl Sweatshirt / Tierra Whack / Bartees Strange / Isaiah Rashad / Lucky Daye / Freddie Gibbs / Mick Jenkins / Bbymutha / Butcher Brown / ekkstacy / Jany Green / Alex Mali / Kaleta & Super Yamba B... Commodore Barry Park New York, New York, United States
Show Duplicate for Sep 10, 2022
Jul 31, 2022
The Roots Woodland park zoo Seattle, Washington, United States
Jul 30, 2022
The Roots
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Pioneer Courthouse Square Portland, Oregon, United States
Jul 24, 2022
Newport Folk Festival 2022
Brandi Carlile / Anais Mitchell / Arny Margret / Bendigo Fletcher / Buffalo Nichols / DakhaBrakha / Hermanos Gutierrez / Joy Oladokun / Maren Morris / Sierra Ferrell / Sylvan Esso / The Linda Lindas / The Roots / Valerie June / Joni Mitchell / Japanese Breakfast / Taylor Goldsmith / John Craigie / Blake Mills / Yasmin Williams / Phil Cook Show all bands
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Fort Adams State Park Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 24, 2022
Jul 22, 2022 –
Jul 24, 2022
2022 Newport Folk Festival
Joni Mitchell / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats / The National / The Roots / Courtney Barnett / Clairo / Japanese Breakfast / Maren Morris / Sylvan Esso / Bleachers / Lucius / Goose / Silk Road Ensemble / Lucy Dacus / Psychic Hotline / Dinosaur Jr. / Taj Mahal / Béla Fleck / Valerie June / The Backseat Lovers / Hurray for the Riff Raff / Joy Oladokun / Anaïs Mitchell / Black Opry Revue / The Felice Brothers / John Moreland / Langhorne Slim / Blake Mills / Arooj Aftab / The Linda Lindas / Neal Francis / Adia Victoria / Taylor Goldsmith / Faye Webster / Madi Diaz / Lee Fields / DakhaBrakha / Sierra Ferrell / Cassandra Jenkins / The Ballroom Thieves / Skullcrusher / Midlake / Spiritual Helpline Gospel Revue / Hermanos Gutierrez / Buffalo Nichols / Hannah Georgas / John Craigie & Friends / Bendigo Fletcher / Clusterfolk / The A's / The Dead Tongues / John Craigie / Arny Margret / CARM / Leith Ross Show all bands
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Fort Adams State Park Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 22, 2022
Jul 17, 2022
Pitchfork Music Festival
"Pitchfork Music Festival" / The Roots / Toro Y Moi / Earl Sweatshirt / Noname / BadBadNotGood / Cate Le Bon / Tirzah / Xenia Rubinos / Injury Reserve / Kaina / Pink Siifu (DJ)
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Union Park Chicago, Illinois, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 17, 2022
Jul 15, 2022 –
Jul 17, 2022
Pitchfork Music Festival 2022
The National / The Roots / Earl Sweatshirt / Toro Y Moi / Parquet Courts / Low / Spiritualized / Japanese Breakfast / Tierra Whack / Lucy Dacus / Amber Mark / Cupcakke / Injury Reserve / Cate Le Bon / Camp Cope / Dawn Richard / Magdalena Bay / Indigo De Souza / Dry Cleaning / Xenia Rubinos / Spirit of the Beehive / Yeule / Kaina / Pink Siifu / AROOJ AFTAB / Spellling / ethel cain / Wiki / Butcher Brown / Erika de Casier / The Armed / Sofia Kourtesis / Chubby and the Gang / Hyd / Jeff Parker & The New Breed / Natural Information Society / L'Rain / Noname / Tirzah / Mitski / The Linda Lindas / Iceage / Karate / Monaleo Show all bands
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Union Park Chicago, Illinois, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 15, 2022
Jul 09, 2022
Festival Internarional de Jazz de Montréal
  Setlists
Place des Arts Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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2b1 Presents the OKAY Player Tour
Nov 03, 2000
 San Francisco, California, United States
  Added by Kyle Falbo


Newport Folk Festival 2022
Jul 24, 2022
 Newport, Rhode Island, United States
  Added by Zigman



Squamish Valley Music Festival 2014
Aug 08, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014
 Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
  Added by Concert Archives 3



Woodstock '99
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
  Added by Concert Archives 3



Woodstock 1994
Aug 12, 1994 - Aug 14, 1994
 Saugerties, New York, United States
  Added by Concert Archives 3



Woodstock 1999
Jul 23, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
  Added by Concert Archives 3

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Woodstock '99  on Jul 22, 1999 [654-small]

Woodstock '99
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
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Woodstock '99  on Jul 22, 1999 [655-small]

Woodstock '99
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
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Woodstock '99  on Jul 22, 1999 [656-small]

Woodstock '99
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
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Woodstock '99  on Jul 22, 1999 [684-small]

Woodstock '99
Jul 22, 1999 - Jul 25, 1999
 Rome, New York, United States
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Sound On Sound Festival on Sep 24, 2022 [120-small]

Sound On Sound Festival
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
 Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
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Sound On Sound Festival on Sep 24, 2022 [122-small]

Sound On Sound Festival
Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
 Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
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North Sea Jazz Festival - Friday 2016 on Jul 8, 2016 [800-small]

North Sea Jazz Festival - Friday 2016
Jul 08, 2016
 Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
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The Roots on Apr 29, 2023 [652-small]

The Roots
Apr 29, 2023
 Bentonville, Arkansas, United States
  Uploaded by Tim Walsh

Rage Against The Machine on Sep 12, 1997 [342-small]

Rage Against The Machine
Sep 12, 1997
 George, Washington, United States
  Uploaded by Jeremy Heath

Rage Against The Machine on Sep 12, 1997 [343-small]

Rage Against The Machine
Sep 12, 1997
 George, Washington, United States
  Uploaded by Jeremy Heath

Brewery District Festival on Aug 21, 1999 [404-small]

Brewery District Festival
Aug 21, 1999
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
  Uploaded by Mlplumley

The Roots / Cody Chestnutt on Jun 4, 2003 [786-small]

The Roots / Cody Chestnutt
Jun 04, 2003
 Orlando, Florida, United States
  Uploaded by Angelajkm

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
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2023 5 concerts
2022 21 concerts
2021 7 concerts
2020 6 concerts
2019 30 concerts
2018 30 concerts
2017 37 concerts
2016 36 concerts
2015 30 concerts
2014 31 concerts
2013 34 concerts
2012 48 concerts
2011 39 concerts
2010 61 concerts
2009 86 concerts
2008 137 concerts
2007 131 concerts
2006 74 concerts
2005 61 concerts
2004 53 concerts
2003 68 concerts
2002 33 concerts
2001 26 concerts
2000 23 concerts
1999 26 concerts
1998 3 concerts
1997 25 concerts
1996 11 concerts
1995 19 concerts
1994 2 concerts
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 Ells
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Frequenty Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has The Roots had?

The Roots has had 1,193 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, and Philly Rap.

When is the next The Roots concert?

The next The Roots concert is on February 20, 2023 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, Washington, United States.

When was the last The Roots concert?

The last The Roots concert was on December 31, 2022 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States.

What songs does The Roots play live?

The songs that The Roots performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the September 25, 2022 concert at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States:

  1. The Next Movement
  2. Men At Work
  3. Jungle Boogie
  4. Soul Makossa
  5. Get On Up
  6. You Got Me