Eminem, Childish Gambino and more for intimate Grammys week shows in NYC

The shows will take place at New York City's 1,025 capacity Irving Plaza.

The Grammys will return to New York City this year for the first time since 2003, after spending over a decade in Los Angeles.

The star-studded awards show will take place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on January 28.

To celebrate, five acts are playing intimate shows at the city’s 1,025 capacity Irving Plaza in Manhattan.

30 Seconds to Mars will kick off theLive Nation-supported Citi Sound Vault shows – starting the week before the Grammys – followed by The National, Eminem, Childish Gambino, and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds.

Tickets are available to purchase exclusively for Citi cardmembers.

Citi Sound Vault dates below:

30 Seconds to Mars – January 24 – Irving Plaza

The National – January 25 – Irving Plaza

Eminem – January 26 – Irving Plaza

Childish Gambino – January 27 – Irving Plaza

Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds – January 28 – Irving Plaza

Citi are also throwing Roots Jam Sessions at Manhattan’s Gramercy Theatre from January 24-27. Tickets are free.

Those in the US who bank with Citi can register for the shows here.

Childish Gambino and Lady Gaga have been announced to play live at the Grammys, along with P!nk and Little Big Town.

Meanwhile, Eminem has hit back at criticism that he’s ‘lost it’, via a remix of his track ‘Chloraseptic’.

The Detroit rapper released his ninth album ‘Revival’ on December 15. Read the NME review here. It’s his first record since 2013’s ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2’ and features the Beyoncé collaboration ‘Walk On Water’.

He’ll be headlining New York’s The Governers Ball festival 2018 in June.

30 Seconds to Mars are set to play a huge UK arena tour in March, including dates at the Manchester Arena, Glasgow SSE Hydro, and London’s O2 Arena.

The National have unveiled a huge line-up for their brand new, self-curated festival Homecoming, set to take place in Cincinnati, Ohio’s Smale Park on April 28 and 29.