The Roots's 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  
Mar 09, 2011 The Roots Main Lounge, IMU Des Moines, IA
Mar 03, 2011 Philip Glass / The Flaming Lips / The Roots / Patti Smith / Taj Mahal / Angélique Kidjo / Michael Stipe / James McCartney / Jesse Smith   Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage New York, NY
Feb 13, 2011 Grammy Celebration
Keri Hilson / The Roots
Staples Center Los Angeles, CA
Feb 05, 2011 Givers / The Roots College of William and Mary Newport News, VA
Dec 31, 2010 The Roots Brooklyn Bowl New York, NY
Dec 30, 2010 The Roots Showcase Live Foxborough, MA
Dec 29, 2010 The Roots Starland Ballroom Newark, NJ
Dec 28, 2010 The Roots 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Dec 27, 2010 The Roots 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Dec 15, 2010 The Roots / John Legend / Estelle / Patti Labelle / Yelawolf / Chiddy Bang / Fela Cast B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Dec 11, 2010 John Legend / The Roots / Joss Stone Capella Pedregal Resort Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Dec 04, 2010 The Roots House of Blues - Chicago Chicago, IL
Nov 29, 2010 John Legend / The Roots   AFAS Live Amsterdam, NL
Nov 28, 2010 John Legend / The Roots   Jazz Cafe London, UK
Nov 27, 2010 John Legend / The Roots Eventim Apollo London, UK
Nov 14, 2010 The Roots / Shiny Toy Guns / Yelawolf Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Oct 30, 2010 Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert / Tony Bennett / Kid Rock / Sheryl Crow / Ozzy Osbourne / Yusuf Islam / The O'Jays / John Legend / The Roots / Mavis Staples / Jeff Tweedy / Father Guido Sarducci   National Mall Washington, D.C.
Oct 30, 2010 Jon Stewart / Stephen Colbert / Tony Bennett / Kid Rock / Sheryl Crow / Ozzy Osbourne / Yusuf Islam / The O'Jays / John Legend / The Roots / Mavis Staples / Jeff Tweedy / Father Guido Sarducci   National Mall Washington, D.C.
Oct 18, 2010 John Legend / The Roots The GRAMMY Museum Los Angeles (LA), CA
Oct 08, 2010 The Roots Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Sep 23, 2010 John Legend / The Roots   Terminal 5 New York, NY
Sep 19, 2010 The Roots Wollongong, NSW
Sep 12, 2010 The Roots / The Last Poets / David Murray Grande Halle de la Villette Paris, France
Sep 11, 2010 The Roots / The Last Poets / David Murray Barbican Centre London, UK
Sep 05, 2010 The Roots / Melanie Fiona The Music Box, Borgata Hotel & Casino Philadelphia, PA
Sep 03, 2010 The Roots / Rhythm / Roots & Rhythm Zephyr Lounge Denver, CO
Aug 20, 2010 John Legend / The Roots Troubadour Los Angeles, CA
Aug 14, 2010 Serena Ryder / The Roots Vancouver, BC
Aug 12, 2010 Ellyn Rucker / The Roots Mead St. Station Denver, CO
Aug 07, 2010 B.o.B / Janelle Monáe / Erykah Badu / The Roots / Common / Chuck Brown Merriweather Post Pavilion Baltimore, MD
Jul 23, 2010 –
Jul 31, 2010
Blue Balls Festival 2010  
The Roots / James Morrison / Paloma Faith / The Dandy Warhols / Sinéad O'Connor / Morcheeba / Everlast / Fink / Joe Bonamassa / Newton Faulkner / Melanie Fiona / Natalie Cole / Gabriella Cilmi / Beth Hart / José James / Ezra Furman / Clueso / Aura Dione / Lisa Ekdahl / Gil Scott-Heron / The BossHoss / Skye / Peter Cincotti / Mondo Cane
Luzern, Switzerland
Jul 17, 2010 –
Jul 25, 2010
Pori Jazz 2010  
Massive Attack / The Roots / Toto / N.E.R.D. / Tori Amos / A-Trak / Jeff Beck / Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings / Gotan Project / Melody Gardot / John Fogerty / José James / Mayer Hawthorne and The County / Daniel Lanois / Gil Scott-Heron / Eric Bibb / Bobby Hutcherson / Seun Kuti / Cyril Neville / Johanna Kurkela / Yona / Husband / Osmo Ikonen / Puppa J / Emma Salokoski / Eternal Erection / Plop / The Capital Beat / Ilmiliekki Quartet / Olli Ojajärvi Trio
Pori, Finland
Jul 11, 2010 The Roots Chicago, IL
Jul 10, 2010 Chicago Folk / Pistolera / The Roots Welles Park Chicago, IL
Jul 01, 2010 The Roots Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee, WI
Jun 30, 2010 –
Jun 30, 2010
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2010
The Roots / John Németh
MTELUS Montreal, QC
Jun 29, 2010 –
Jun 29, 2010
Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival 2010  
The Roots / Dave Brubeck
The Music Gallery Toronto, ON
Jun 28, 2010 –
Jun 28, 2010
TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival 2010
The Roots
Pantages Playhouse Theatre Winnipeg, MB
Jun 27, 2010 The Champagnes / Scott Hanson / The Dust Busters / presented / Roots Of American Music / The Roots Arts Collinwood Cafe Cleveland, OH
Jun 24, 2010 –
Jul 04, 2010
SummerFest 2010   Unknown venue Milwaukee, WI
Jun 24, 2010 –
Jul 04, 2010
SummerFest 2010   Unknown venue Milwaukee, WI
Jun 21, 2010 The Roots Highline Ballroom New York, NY
Jun 17, 2010 The Lee Boys / ?uestlove / John Legend / The Roots Brooklyn Bowl New York, NY
Jun 11, 2010 The Roots The Woods Music Hall, Mill Valley Masonic Hall SF Bay Area, CA
Jun 05, 2010 –
Jun 05, 2010
Roots Picnic 2010  
John Legend / Vampire Weekend / The Roots / Method Man / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Tune-Yards / Clipse / Nneka / The Foreign Exchange / Memory Tapes / The Very Best / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Mayer Hawthorne and The County / Das Racist / ?uestlove / Nicolay / Darien Brockington / Yahzarah / Pattern Is Movement / DJ Diamond Kuts / Bajah / Run–D.M.C.
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 29, 2010 The Roots Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel New York, NY
Apr 26, 2010 The Roots / Gogol Bordello     Jimmy Fallon Show New York, NY
Apr 25, 2010 Earth Day 2010 Climate Rally  
John Legend / The Roots / Passion Pit / Joss Stone / Jimmy Cliff / Q-Tip / Mavis Staples / Patrick Stump / Honor Society / Willie Colon / Robert Randolph / Booker T / Bob Weir / Tao Rodriguez-Seeger / Ranking Roger
National Mall Washington, D.C.
Apr 24, 2010 Chris Clarke / The Roots Adams Avenue Unplugged, formerly Adams Avenue Roots & Folk Festival San Diego, CA
Apr 23, 2010 Nuby Dan / The Roots / Five Band Herb's Denver, CO

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Concerts Per Year:
2020 2 concerts
2019 25 concerts
2018 18 concerts
2017 38 concerts
2016 38 concerts
2015 22 concerts
2014 38 concerts
2013 51 concerts
2012 78 concerts
2011 44 concerts
2010 58 concerts
2009 67 concerts
2008 123 concerts
2007 127 concerts
2006 32 concerts
2005 25 concerts
2004 40 concerts
2003 53 concerts
2002 19 concerts
2001 21 concerts
2000 16 concerts
1999 29 concerts
1998 3 concerts
1997 20 concerts
1996 8 concerts
1995 15 concerts
1994 3 concerts
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