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15 Fall 2013 Concerts You Can’t Miss

Nick Dorney
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(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Summer may be all but over, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t plenty of reasons to be excited about the fall. Here are some of the upcoming fall concerts that any local music buff should consider:

September

Sept. 4 – John Mayer, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
On his first tour post-throat surgery, the singer-songwriter is touring behind two albums, 2012’s Born and Raised and this year’s Paradise Valley.

Sept. 10 – Kid Rock, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
One of the most popular crossover artists of the last 20 years brings rock ‘n’ roll stalwarts ZZ Top and “Smile” singer (and former bandmate) Uncle Kracker with him.

Sept. 11 – Maroon 5/Kelly Clarkson, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
A co-headlining tour for these pop cornerstones – and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Clarkson know a thing or two about singing competitions.

Sept. 12 – Jason Aldean, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
The “Night Train” singer brings his boisterous brand of country. Sure to be a favorite among the locals.

Sept. 20 – Matrimony, The Evening Muse
Local darlings Matrimony have had a busy year – touring with The Gaslight Anthem and a first-ever performance at Bonnaroo. A forthcoming album on Columbia Records all but ensures that this may be one of the last times to catch the group in such an intimate setting.

October
Oct. 2 – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, The Fillmore
The soulful frontwoman brings her show-stopping brand of rock ‘n’ roll to The Fillmore.

Oct. 11 – Zac Brown Band, Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
A country outfit with jam band appeal, concertgoers are just as likely to hear a Metallica cover as they are one of the group’s multiple hits.

Oct. 26 – Michael Buble, Time Warner Cable Arena
The pop crooner has a new reason to sing – he and his wife had their first child in August.

Oct. 27 – Selena Gomez, Time Warner Cable Arena
Mature roles in last year’s Spring Breakers and the recent Getaway alongside her coming-of-age album Stars Dance prove that Gomez, much like her Disney fanbase, are growing up.

Oct. 30 – Pearl Jam, Time Warner Cable Arena
The veteran rock troupe makes their long-awaited return to Charlotte promoting Lightning Bolt, their first album since 2009’s Backspacer.

November
Nov. 2 – Drake, Time Warner Cable Arena
The omnipresent rap/R&B star will no doubt be performing many future hit singles from the forthcoming Nothing Was The Same.

Nov. 3 – Taking Back Sunday, The Fillmore
This is a hometown show of sorts, as half of the band now calls Charlotte home. Singer Adam Lazzara  has said in recent interviews that the band’s forthcoming album promises to be a mix of slower songs as well as the aggressive power-pop that Taking Back Sunday has laid its hat on.

Nov. 16 – Amigo, Snug Harbor
The local trio has slowly gained a reputation as one of Charlotte’s finest rock acts in the last year. With their star on the rise, Amigo is a local band to watch.

Nov. 20 – Hanson, Amos’ Southend
Those seeking ‘90s nostalgia may be disappointed – the band has maintained a loyal following post-stardom and released their 10th studio effort, Anthem, in June.

Nov. 20 – Janelle Monae, The Fillmore
Monae expands on her eccentric style of R&B on her newest effort, The Electric Lady, featuring cameos by kindred spirits Erykah Badu and Prince.

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