Concerts at the Verona Arena in 2018

In addition to the traditional and much-awaited lyrical festival, the 2018 program of summer concerts at the Arena di Verona includes a long series of events not to be missed!

From 12 May 2018 to 23 September 2018

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The concerts at the Arena in Verona have always been very popular: every year Italian and international stars perform during electrifying gigs where music and stage settings blend perfectly with the unique scenery of the famous Roman amphitheater.

Fans describe it as a magical and spectacular venue whilst singing on the stage of the Arena in Verona often stirs strong emotions in the artists... Concerts at the Arena di Verona take on a very special atmosphere, where the excitement of fans and artists becomes one.

From Ennio Morricone to Paul McCartney, Elisa to Zucchero, Adele, Gianna Nannini, Adriano Celentano, Duran Duran and Ligabue… these are just some of the big names that in recent years have performed at the Verona Arena, with concerts that sold out months before their dates.

And with a packed list of unmissable live gigs, the 2018 summer concerts at the Arena di Verona are sure not to disappoint expectations! Seen that the demand is always high, we recommend you buy your tickets well in advance and, if you decide to combine the pop concerts at the Verona Arena with the chance to spend a few days in the magical city of Romeo and Juliet, on our portal you will find many ideas to enhance your stay with guided tours and fun activities!

From May to September, get ready for a long series of Verona Arena rock concerts in 2018!



  • Sam Smith at the Arena di Verona - 12 May
    His first album 'In The Lonely Hour' has sold 12 million copies worldwide and won a long list of prestigious awards. The single launching his last album, 'Too Good at Goodbyes' has climbed to the top of Spotify’s world downloads. The British artist who has excited fans all around the world, will be in Italy for two concerts in Milan and Verona ... Do not miss it!
  • Jovanotti - Lorenzo Live 2018 15/16/18/19/21/22 May
    A fully-engaging show the likes of which we have come to expect from Jovanotti... boundless, exciting, engaging from start to finish. Old and new hits and a close-knit band for six unmissable concerts in the Arena Verona Italy!
  • Wind Music Awards 2018 – 4 and 5 June
    The famous Italian music awards return to the Verona Arena for two evenings: there will be many awards given to great performers for their latest record sales and best live performances, with Italian and international guests who will take the stage of this exceptional location.
  • Deep Purple in Verona Italy- 9 July
    After the great success of their last tour and the new album 'InFinite', the English band, considered one of the most influential in the world rock scene, is returning to the track... In Italy, two unmissable concerts at the Verona Arena and at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Deep Purple will play old and new hits that contributed to making them the world’s number one rock band!
  • Joss Stone – 15 July
    Aged 14 she won the BBC TV talent show 'Star For a Night' and begun an unstoppable career: gifted with a poignant and unique voice, the young British singer will feature at the Verona Arena with a repertoire of different genres including R&B, rock and reggae. A unique concert during which she will the hits that have made her the world’s 'queen of soul'.
  • Lenny Kravitz at the Verona Arena- 16 July
    One of the biggest music stars of our time will rock the summer of the Arena in 2018: inspired by soul, rock and funk from the '60s and' 70s, Lenny Kravitz has sold more than 38 million copies worldwide ... A twenty-year long career, 4 consecutive Grammy Awards and holder of the highest number of top awards in the 'Best Male Rock Voice Performance' category, he is a multidimensional artist, capable of transcending genres, styles, races and social classes.
  • Scorpions – 23 July
    An event for true aficionados, when the German band will perform in one of the most anticipated concerts at the Arena in Verona during the summer of 2018. With Mikkey Dee of Motorhead now on the drums, the Scorpions are back on tour with the songs that have made them famous!
  • Sting & Shaggy - 29 July
    The debuting duo has recently published 'Do not Make Me Wait', a single hinting at the reggae melodies of their ‘44/876’ jointly recorded album. During the summer concerts at the Arena in Verona the two artists will perform both together and individually, singing some of their most famous hits, such 'Every Breath You Take', 'Message in a Bottle', 'It Was Not Me' and 'Angel', accompanied by Sting's band - Dominic Miller (guitar), Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar) - and by Shaggy's musicians - Monique Musique (voice), Gene Noble (voice) and Kevon Webster (keyboard).
  • Calcutta - 6 August
    15 December, 2017 saw the release of 'Orgasmo', the single heading the release of their album in the spring of 2018: the Calcutta concert at the Verona Arena will be one of their only two live summer events!
  • Max Gazzè - 2 September
    The magical verses of the Roman artist fill the most enchanting outdoor theaters of Italy, including the Baths of Caracalla and the Taormina’s Ancient Theater: at the Arena Max Gazzè will present his album 'Alchemaya' accompanied by a large orchestra!
  • Claudio Baglioni - 14/15/16 September
    Three highly anticipated concerts at the Verona Arena in September 2018 will celebrate the return of Claudio Baglioni to live performances, the first of a long series of events in the most important indoor arenas in Italy. 50 years of music, 60 million copies sold: author, musician and performer who has conquered one generation after another thanks to his melodic and elegant repertoire where songwriting, rock, international sounds and jazz blend in perfect harmony.
  • Laura Pausini - 19/22/22 September
    With the album 'Fatti Sentire', Laura Pausini has confirmed she is the queen of the charts: her latest album, also published in a Spanish version, was certified platinum in less than a month from its release. The new worldwide tour will see her touring the US, Latin America and Europe ... In Italy many dates are already sold out!
  • Antonello Venditti – 23 September
    Forty years after the publication of 'Sotto il Segno dei Pesci', Antonello Venditti is again releasing this historical album, which has always had a very special meaning for him, together with a selection of the most beautiful songs from his 45 year-long career. With him on the stage of the Verona Arena musicians from past times and special guests!


Do not miss the summer concerts at the Arena di Verona! Live concerts, music, fun and excitement in Italy’s most spectacular Roman amphitheater!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff