Best Fall Concerts In Minnesota

August 1, 2013 7:00 AM

Summer may be winding down but fall promises to sizzle as many popular musicians are scheduled to grace Minnesota stages. Take a look at some of the most highly anticipated concerts to hit Minnesota this fall.

Nine Inch Nails
Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 265-4800

Date: Sept. 28, 2013

Known for edgy lyrics and melodies, visually explosive performances and a revolving band lineup, Nine Inch Nails is touring in support of its latest album release, “Hesitation Marks.” The band’s upcoming release and tour are highly anticipated after a brief hiatus from the music industry from 2009-2012. Solely responsible for the direction of Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor has been described as a true visionary for his unwillingness to compromise the integrity of his music. Don’t miss industrial rock legend Trent Reznor as he performs live at the Xcel Energy Center this fall.

Michael Bublé
Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 265-4800

Date: Sept. 11, 2013

This Canadian-born singer and songwriter is renowned for his beautiful voice, having won Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the Grammy’s three times for popular hits including “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “Everything.” Don’t miss your opportunity to catch Michael Bublé live this fall, as he serenades the crowd with his soothing adult contemporary musical stylings.

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Myth Live Event Center
3090 Southlawn Drive
St. Paul, MN 55109
(651) 779-6984

Date: Aug. 19, 2013

This controversial pop star will be gracing the stage at the Myth this fall, a fitting venue considering Ke$ha’s party antics. Since her breakthrough in 2009, Ke$ha has skyrocketed in popularity, producing several radio hits including “Tik Tok,” “We R Who We R” and “Blow.” Known for her unique conversational rap technique, don’t miss this upbeat, electronic pop star as she dazzles audiences live this fall.

Diana Ross
Orpheum Theatre
910 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-7007

Date: Aug. 28, 2013

A former member of The Supremes, Diana Ross struck out on her own in 1970 and has since entertained a very successful solo career. Heralded as one of the most successful and influential female singers in the music industry, Diana Ross’ music is often cited as a source of inspiration by many popular artists. Don’t miss this soulful songstress as she croons popular hits like “Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” live on stage this fall.

Taylor Swift
Xcel Energy Center
199 Kellogg Blvd. W.
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 265-4800

Date: Sept. 7-8, 2013

This ambitious country music sweetheart began pursuing her singing career at the age of 14. Now 23 years of age, Taylor Swift has already won seven Grammy Awards, with over 26 million in record sales — quite an achievement for such a young songstress. Unsurprisingly, many of Taylor Swift’s songs focus on her experiences as a teenager and young adult, as evidenced in popular hits like “You Belong With Me” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” Catch Taylor Swift live this fall as she plays her pop country music hits in front of a live audience.

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