September 27, 2016

30 concerts you won't want to miss this fall

There are some amazing shows going on this fall, and these are all the ones that we are excited for.

Scroll down to view images

Join the Metro Times Press Club

At a time when local-based reporting is critical, support from our readers is essential to our future. Support our coverage with a one-time or monthly donation.

Brian Wilson- Sept 30 @ Fox Theatre 
In celebration that it has been 50 years since The Beach Boys released one of the most influential albums ever, Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson is on tour for one last time. The album was released in May of 1966 andforever changed the way rock and pop music was made. You might remember such classics like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows.” If you’re a Beach Boys fan, you will not want to miss this show. 
Doors at 8 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $29.95-$125. 
Photo by TDC photography // Shutterstock
Brian Wilson- Sept 30 @ Fox Theatre
In celebration that it has been 50 years since The Beach Boys released one of the most influential albums ever, Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson is on tour for one last time. The album was released in May of 1966 andforever changed the way rock and pop music was made. You might remember such classics like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows.” If you’re a Beach Boys fan, you will not want to miss this show.
Doors at 8 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $29.95-$125.
Photo by TDC photography // Shutterstock
Kamasi Washington- Sept 30 @ Michigan Theatre 
Kamasi Washington is an extremely talented saxophonist and musician and is so worth your time to go and see. He even has some cross-over material and has played music festivals this summer like Bonnaroo and Coachella this past summer. 
Doors at 8 p.m.; 603 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor; Tickets range from $30-$60.
Photo via Facebook
Kamasi Washington- Sept 30 @ Michigan Theatre
Kamasi Washington is an extremely talented saxophonist and musician and is so worth your time to go and see. He even has some cross-over material and has played music festivals this summer like Bonnaroo and Coachella this past summer.
Doors at 8 p.m.; 603 E Liberty St., Ann Arbor; Tickets range from $30-$60.
Photo via Facebook
Leon Bridges- Sept 30 @ Fillmore 
After making a SNL debut last Spring, Leon Bridges is the leading force in the neo-soul genre. Bridges just has this coolness about him that can’t be replicated. His song “Smooth Sailing” is effortlessly cool and sly. You’ll feel like you’re watching a band in the 1960’s playing instead of 2016. Lianna La Havas is set to open. 
Doors at 7 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets are $35 or $50. 
Photo via Facebook
Leon Bridges- Sept 30 @ Fillmore
After making a SNL debut last Spring, Leon Bridges is the leading force in the neo-soul genre. Bridges just has this coolness about him that can’t be replicated. His song “Smooth Sailing” is effortlessly cool and sly. You’ll feel like you’re watching a band in the 1960’s playing instead of 2016. Lianna La Havas is set to open.
Doors at 7 p.m.; 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets are $35 or $50.
Photo via Facebook
Sigur Ros- Oct 1 @ Fox Theatre 
We fuckin’ love Sigur Ros here at the Metro Times, and we cannot wait for this show. The Icelandic trio will be taking the stage at The Fox Theatre without an opening act for the first time ever. Instead, the band will be playing two sets with an intermissions in between. If you’ve ever seen Sigur Ros before then this will be an entirely new show for longtime fans. 
Doors at 8:30 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $31.50-$71.50
Photo by Christian Bertrand // Shutterstock
Sigur Ros- Oct 1 @ Fox Theatre
We fuckin’ love Sigur Ros here at the Metro Times, and we cannot wait for this show. The Icelandic trio will be taking the stage at The Fox Theatre without an opening act for the first time ever. Instead, the band will be playing two sets with an intermissions in between. If you’ve ever seen Sigur Ros before then this will be an entirely new show for longtime fans.
Doors at 8:30 p.m.; 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $31.50-$71.50
Photo by Christian Bertrand // Shutterstock
Warpaint- Oct 1 @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
The trippy, cool-girls of Warpaint will be at Saint Andy’s soon, bringing their LA sensibilities to the D once again. Their fourth studio album, Hold Up, features some great tracks, like the seductive and sad, “Whiteout” and infective, dance-y, “New Song”. 
Doors open at 8 p.m.; 431 E Congress St., Detroit; Tickets are $27.50
Photo by Michal Durnik // Shutterstock
Warpaint- Oct 1 @ Saint Andrew’s Hall
The trippy, cool-girls of Warpaint will be at Saint Andy’s soon, bringing their LA sensibilities to the D once again. Their fourth studio album, Hold Up, features some great tracks, like the seductive and sad, “Whiteout” and infective, dance-y, “New Song”. Doors open at 8 p.m.; 431 E Congress St., Detroit; Tickets are $27.50
Photo by Michal Durnik // Shutterstock
James Bay- Oct 4 @ The Fillmore
Your favorite hat-wearing hipster, James Bay, will be in town this October to croon with his trademark European singer-songwriter angst. He’s really a more likeable, (and more fun to listen to) John Mayer. If you’ve seen his live performances from Late Night with Seth Meyers and Ellen, you know that this isn’t a show to be missed. 
Doors open at 7 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $29.50 - $49.00
Photo by Kobby Dagan // Shutterstock
James Bay- Oct 4 @ The Fillmore
Your favorite hat-wearing hipster, James Bay, will be in town this October to croon with his trademark European singer-songwriter angst. He’s really a more likeable, (and more fun to listen to) John Mayer. If you’ve seen his live performances from Late Night with Seth Meyers and Ellen, you know that this isn’t a show to be missed.
Doors open at 7 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $29.50 - $49.00
Photo by Kobby Dagan // Shutterstock
Skylar Grey- Oct 4 @ El Club 
Skylar Grey has lended her voice to Eminem, Dre, and X Ambassadors. Now, she’s bringing her floaty, and sometimes jazzy, R&B to Detroit. As her first tour as a headlining act, she’s definitely something to see. 
Doors open at 5 p.m., 2114 W Vernor Hwy., Detroit;  Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 in advance.
Photo via Facebook
Skylar Grey- Oct 4 @ El Club
Skylar Grey has lended her voice to Eminem, Dre, and X Ambassadors. Now, she’s bringing her floaty, and sometimes jazzy, R&B to Detroit. As her first tour as a headlining act, she’s definitely something to see.
Doors open at 5 p.m., 2114 W Vernor Hwy., Detroit; Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 in advance.
Photo via Facebook
3 Doors Down- Oct 5 @ The Fillmore
Don’t let 3 Doors Down be “Here Without You” when the perform at The Fillmore. The alt-rock staple of the 2000’s is touring with their newest album, Us and the Night. Fans can expect to hear old hits mixed in with news songs like the album’s closing track, “Fell from the Moon”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $39 to $189.
Photo by Randy Miramontoz // Shutterstock
3 Doors Down- Oct 5 @ The Fillmore
Don’t let 3 Doors Down be “Here Without You” when the perform at The Fillmore. The alt-rock staple of the 2000’s is touring with their newest album, Us and the Night. Fans can expect to hear old hits mixed in with news songs like the album’s closing track, “Fell from the Moon”
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $39 to $189.
Photo by Randy Miramontoz // Shutterstock
Alessia Cara- Oct 6 @ The Fillmore 
Alessia Cara’s brutally honest “Scars to Your Beautiful” is the kind of song that lifts you up without coming off as patronizing. This, in addition to her strong vocal range, aids in making her Know-It-All Part II Tour a necessity when planning out your Fall concert agenda. Her performance of the insatiably enticing “Here” on The View shows off her commanding stage presence, which is especially impressive considering she has only released one album so far. She’ll be at The Fillmore in October, and you’ll want to be there as well.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $15 to $90
Photo by JStone // Shutterstock
Alessia Cara- Oct 6 @ The Fillmore
Alessia Cara’s brutally honest “Scars to Your Beautiful” is the kind of song that lifts you up without coming off as patronizing. This, in addition to her strong vocal range, aids in making her Know-It-All Part II Tour a necessity when planning out your Fall concert agenda. Her performance of the insatiably enticing “Here” on The View shows off her commanding stage presence, which is especially impressive considering she has only released one album so far. She’ll be at The Fillmore in October, and you’ll want to be there as well.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit; Tickets range from $15 to $90
Photo by JStone // Shutterstock
Kanye West- Oct 6 @ The Palace
Kanye West. What is there even to say? If you don’t want to be at this show, you’re crazy. If there’s one consistent thing about Kanye, it’s his ability to create a spectacle. Tickets will cost less than a pair of Yeezy’s, so you’ve got no excuse not to be there when he stops back in at The Palace on his Saint Pablo Tour.
Doors open at 8 p.m., 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills; Tickets range from $29.50 to $129.50
Photo by Tinseltown // Shutterstock
Kanye West- Oct 6 @ The Palace
Kanye West. What is there even to say? If you don’t want to be at this show, you’re crazy. If there’s one consistent thing about Kanye, it’s his ability to create a spectacle. Tickets will cost less than a pair of Yeezy’s, so you’ve got no excuse not to be there when he stops back in at The Palace on his Saint Pablo Tour.
Doors open at 8 p.m., 6 Championship Dr., Auburn Hills; Tickets range from $29.50 to $129.50
Photo by Tinseltown // Shutterstock