The Ten Most Romantic Things To Do On Valentine’s Day

Yeah, it’s a little gig heavy. But what did you expect from us? This Valentines, we’re going global – with a handpicked selection of the best shows happening on February 14th 2014!


Kiss know what we’re talking about. What could be more romantic than spending the most romantic day of the year living it up with your favourite band? Gig-going is basically romance’s natural habitat – filling those awkward silences and reasons to embrace with ear-drum pounding noise and mosh pits. There’s a whole host of acts feeling the love this Valentine’s day – and no matter where you are in the world, there’s a show for you to spend with your nearest and dearest. Read on for your last minute guide to a night you’ll never forget, or to your jealously filled evening in with Emmerdale. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

California - Band Of Horses @ The Palace Of Fine Arts, San Francisco – info here

Prove your indie credentials at this special, stripped back acoustic show.

London - Foals @ Alexandra Palace – info here

What do you get if you cross Band Of Horses with Valentine’s Day? Foals, baby!

Paris - Anna Calvi @ Le Trianon – info here

Gay Paree, the city of romance. In the faded beauty of this old theatre comes the dark allure of Anna Calvi, with the ace Woman’s Hour in support.

Vancouver - Miley Cyrus, Icona Pop & Sky Ferreira @ Rogers Arena - info here

Pop, pop and more pop. If you’ve got anyone to impress, Songkick recommends staying away from the Rogers Arena. If you’re happy to not pretend to be cool, you’ll probably have the best time ever.

Toronto – Justin Timberlake @ Air Canada Centre – info here

See above.

Berlin - Nils Frahm @ Volksbuhne – info here

Because what’s more romantic than some minimalist improved piano?

Hong Kong - Warpaint & Youth Lagoon @ KITEC Music Zone – info here

The only problem with this double bill is that you won’t have time for a romantic meal beforehand.

Cologne - Bill Callahan @ Kulturkirche – info here

Mr. Callahan, previously known as Smog, brings his eccentric, quirky, very occasionally romantic (don’t quote us on that) to Germany.

Colorado - Pixies @ Belly Up, Aspen – info here

Hey, we don’t find Frank Black’s songs about Old Testament violence, incest, mental illness and voyeurism (to name but a few) romantic, but each to their own.

Puerto Rico - Enrique Inglesias @ Coliseo De Puerto Rico – info here

So ground-breaking was Mr. Inglesias’ appearance in Puerto Rico, with a shirt on no less, that the Daily Mail reported on it.

And now, to round off with the most romantic song of all time. This one goes out to all the lovers out there.


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