Fall Concert Guide 2018 - The BEST Concert Tours
Last Updated on January 23, 2019 - Are you planning on going to a concert or two this Fall? With lots of concert tours scheduled for autumn 2018, choosing which one to go to can be a bit overwhelming.
But a little planning will go a long way. And since there are so many options, we've created a guide to help you choose from all the live music events scheduled for the Fall of 2018, including the best concerts going on for Halloween and the best fall festivals.
From learning which artists will be performing live to what music festivals to possibly attend this season, to planning a Halloween night concert out, we've got you covered this fall (which is officially from September 23 to December 22).
Here's your foolproof guide to making your concert experience this autumn an absolute blast.
Planning Your Fall Concert
Deciding which concert to attend might be a bit confusing. It's common to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. That's why we created this guide, to give you a hand. Here are some of the ways to help you decide.
First, figure out the genre – A no-brainer. The concert should be playing the genre of music you love. Country? Hip Hop? Rock? Jazz? Flip through your music library or your streaming history to remind you of your favorite genres.
Which artist or band would you like to see live? – You can search on Google for your favorite artist or band's tour schedule to see if they are even on tour, and if they are planning on touring this Fall. Look below for the top 20 concert national tours this 2018 Fall. You can also check out your favorite concert venue’s website for the next artist who will perform there during the Fall season. Plus, attending a concert can be another reason for you to get out, travel, and have fun this Fall. And of course you can go here to view all the concert tours scheduled that we have tickets for, and there are thousands of tours to choose from.
Keep track of the artist’s or band's upcoming events - Once you have decided which artists’ concert to attend, sign up for updates. Keep in mind that not all shows are promoted through radio or television. Therefore, sign up for your preferred artist’s newsletters and Facebook pages. You can also sign up at the websites of the venues near you and ask to be updated thru SMS or email. It is important, though, to constantly check these for updates and changes to schedules and itinerary. Finally, you can use our venue locator to find all the venues within a specified range so you can learn exactly which concert venues are near you.
Ticket release – Setting an email reminder can help you purchase tickets on time. When ready to buy your tickets, all you'll need is ClickitTicket. Go here to view all the concert tours scheduled that we have tickets for, and there are thousands of tours to choose from. Also, learn more about us, read our FAQ's, reviews and why you can trust us. Read when it's best to buy tickets here.
Select the delivery method – Choose the ticket delivery method that can work best for you. There are venues that allow you to pick up the tickets prior to the event. This service is called “Will Call” and will require you to present the credit card that you used in purchasing the ticket/s, as well as your driver’s license. However, smaller venues do not usually provide this kind of service. ClickitTicket allows you to have your tickets FedEx'd to you or sometimes you can electronically download the tickets immediately after you buy them here too.
The Best 20 Fall Concert Tours of 2018
Looking for the best concert tour to see this Fall? The list below provides you with the top concert tours scheduled for autumn 2018, with all of them stopping in lots of cities across the U.S. and Canada. If you see a concert tour below that you want to go to, click the link to see the tour schedule and to purchase tickets too.
|Fall Out Boy - Do you love punk rock? If so, catch Fall Out Boy Mania Tour. The tour starts on August 29 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York and ends on October 10 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA. Artists like Machine Gun Kelly, Gym Class Heroes, Every Time I Die, State Champs, Against the Current, Nothing Nowhere, and L.I.F.T. will also be performing. View FOB Tickets|
|Sam Smith - Do you love ballads? Do you want to be serenaded by Sam Smith's voice? If that is the case, watch him perform live this coming September 1 in Valley View Casino Center, San Diego. The Thrill of It All Tour US leg starts on August 28 at the Staples Center, LA. His last concert in the US this year will be on September 8 at the Keyarena, Seattle, Washington. He is also slated to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 21, before he heads out to do his global concerts. View Sam Smith Tickets|
|Dua Lipa - Watch Dua Lipa perform and dance to her songs on September 22. She will be performing on Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas. Five Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi, and many more will be performing with her as well. Her last US schedule for this year is on December 10 at The Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, Colorado. Be sure to buy tickets earlier so you can get the best seats. View Dua Lipa Tickets|
|Ed Sheeran - Fall in love with Ed Sheeran's songs and watch him sing your favorite hits. The 10th leg of his “÷ Tour” started on June 18 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and ends on November 10 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Make sure to check out the official site for more concert dates and details. View Ed Sheeran Tickets|
|Twenty One Pilots - The Bandito tour will start on October 16 in Nashville and its last concert date in the US will be on November 21 in Kansas City. They will be touring around the country, so be sure to catch them performing near you. View Twenty One Pilots Tickets|
|Maroon 5 - Do the body roll and watch them perform your favorite songs live. They will be performing on September 11 at Sprint Center, Kansas City. Julia Michaels will be performing with as well. Their Tour starts on a Friday, September 7 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City and ends in the Big Apple, New York at the Madison Square Garden on October 15. Be sure to purchase the tickets beforehand before it gets sold out. View Maroon 5 Tour Tickets|
|Jason Mraz - Fall in love with Jason Mraz's serenades on his The One and Only – Good Vibes Tour. The Tour started on July 27 in Cleveland, OH and will run until December 21 at the Ikeda Theater, Mesa, Arizona.this will take him across the US for the rest of this year. So check out his site for the dates and venues. View Jason Mraz Tour Tickets|
|Bruno Mars - Party to Bruno Mars' bops. The 24K Magic World Tour will be featuring his latest album. The tour will run for over three months. The 11th leg of this concert tour kicked off on July 25 at The Park Theater, Las Vegas. His last concert for this year will be in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 8 – 11 at the Aloha Stadium. He might be performing near you, so buy your tickets beforehand. View Bruno Mars Tour Tickets|
|Drake – Drake’s concert tour with Aubrey and the Three Amigos started on July 26 in Salt Lake City, UT. The Tour will take him across the USA until November 17 when he will have his concert at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA. Check out his official site for more details. View Drake Tour Tickets|
|BTS - This globally popular boy group will be performing on October 2 and 3. Be sure to watch them perform their hits at United Center, Chicago. The Love Yourself Tour will be held across different countries. Their last US concert this year will be on October 6 at the Citi Field, New York. Purchase the tickets in advance before it gets sold out. View BTS Tour Tickets|
|Lenny Kravitz - Relive Lenny's hits as he performs live. He will start his US tour on September 21 at the State Bank Amphitheater, Atlanta. If you are a fan, be sure not to miss him perform live. He will be mainly in the US for the rest of September and early October. The Raise the Vibration Tour will end on October 8 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. View Lenny Kravitz Tickets|
|Santana - Watch this guitar genius perform live starting September 9 at the House of Blues, Las Vegas. You will definitely find yourself jamming out to his songs as well. He will be mainly in the Las Vegas venue until November 11. View Santana Tour Tickets|
|Kiiara - Party to Kiiara's bops on October 29. She will be performing at Lincoln Hall, Chicago. Hurry and buy her concert tickets before it gets sold out also. If you miss out on her concerts this October, you don’t have to worry. Her concert tour will run until November 21 when she will hold her last US concert for the year at the August Hall, San Francisco, California. So be sure to check the dates and the concert venues. She will be performing across the country and make sure to see her perform live at your local concert venue. View Kiiara Tickets|
|Shawn Mendes - Watch Shawn Mendes perform live. He will be performing on Saturday, October 13 at the Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas. However, if you cannot catch him perform in El Paso, he will also be in a lot of music festivals like the iHeartRadio Music Festival on September 22 in Las Vegas and the Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas in October. View Shawn Mendes Tickets|
|Jessie J - Do you love her songs? If so, catch her perform live on October 12 at Riviera Theatre, Chicago. She will be performing with Ro James as well. She will be mainly doing international concerts this year, however, she will be having plenty of performances and concerts in the US starting on October 1 in San Francisco and ending on November 4 also in San Francisco. So catch her perform in October and check out her official site for more details. So, if you cannot get a ticket for her performance on October 4, you can still attend her other concerts this year. View Jessie J Tour Tickets|
|X Ambassadors - They will be performing for free at the Live on the Green in Nashville, TN on August 31. Their upcoming concert dates, on the other hand, starts on September 15 at the Chicago Theater Chicago, Il. If you cannot catch them in Chicago, watch them perform at the Cayuga Sound 2018 in Ithaca, NY on September 21 and 22 and at the Austin City Limits Festival on October 6-7, and October 14.View X Ambassadors Tickets|
|Charlie Puth – Dance and dance and fall in love with Charlie Puth's hits. He will kick off his tour on August 28 at the Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, TN. He is also set to perform in Georgia and Florida until September 1. This is his last concert in the US before he heads for his global tour. Be sure to see him perform and buy the tickets in advance. View Charlie Puth Tour Tickets|
|Sting - Party to old school hits by Sting. Watch him perform live in one of his converts across the US starting on September 14 at Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, FL. The last concert for the Sting and Shaggy Tour in the US will be on October 16 in Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Funner before he goes to Panama, Colombia, and Chile for the tour. Check out the dates of his tour by visiting your favorite ticketing site or Sting’s official website. View Sting Tour Tickets|
|Owl City – If you are a fan of electronica, you would surely love to watch Owl City perform the hit songs that made this American electronica project of Adam Young so popular. The North American leg of the Cinematic Tour kicks off on September 13 at The Rave II in Milwaukee, WI and ends on October 14 at the Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. View Owl City Tour Tickets|
Preparing for Your Fall Concert
Get sleep – You would not want to miss out on a song while watching the concert just because you are a little sleepy. Therefore, have a good and restful sleep prior to the concert so you can enjoy it fully. Plus, you will look fresh and feel energetic too.
Jackets & raincoats – Before leaving for the concert, it is best that you check what the weather is going to be like, especially if the concert is held outside. Be prepared to bring a jacket, raincoat or windbreaker if the forecast calls for it.
Confirm your friends’ attendance – If you are going to the concert with friends, make sure you confirm everything with them in advance. Are you going together? If so, you can car-pool or just take public transportation to the venue together. You can also agree on just meeting up at a specific location or at the entrance to the venue itself.
Plan what to wear – Preparing the clothes that you will wear to the concert will save you time and free you from the stress of choosing. This is especially true if you decide to wear costumes or event-appropriate attire for the concert. Be sure comfort is a priority. See below for a few more details.
Eat before the concert – Have a meal before the concert, either at home or in a restaurant. In fact, this would serve as a good meeting place for you and your friends prior to attending the concert. Also, this will provide you nourishment at better prices since most food sold at concert venues are expensive.
What to Bring to the Concert
Tickets - It might be obvious, but it is the most important thing you need to have with you. Without this, you can't get in!
Wallet and ID - You definitely do not want to forget your wallet and ID. Having cash and your ID with you are important in case of emergencies or if you're carded at the venue while buying alcohol.
Fully Charged Cell Phone - You will be taking a lot of photos during the concert and maybe texting or talking or browsing. Therefore, be sure to have a fully charged phone.
Small Bag - Concert policies may vary, so check with the specific venue's website, but a purse is often a safe bet. The size of the bag is enough for your concert essentials, and it leaves your hands free as well.
What Not to Bring
Jewelry - Dressing up in concerts is a must, but too much jewelry can be a hassle for you. It may stop you from thoroughly enjoying the concert. And what a drag if you lose it or it's stolen.
Big Bag - Huge bags may not be allowed in the concert venue. Check the policies of the venue first before deciding.
Umbrellas - If you're going to an outdoor concert, many venues do not allow umbrellas for obvious reasons, but check at the venue's website before you go. If it's going to rain, probably wear a top with a hood.
What to Wear for the Show
The air is a bit cooler in the autumn, and it is time to replace your sundresses and shorts. However, it doesn’t mean you'll have to dress any less fashionably.
Jackets and Heavy Clothing - Your outfit should be comfortable and light even if the temperature is cooler outside. You must not wear heavy clothing especially if you are in the pit. Just take off your jacket once you are in the concert venue. The lighting can be incredibly hot. Not to mention, there are plenty of people inside the venue. All that adds up to a lot of extra heat, so plan your clothes accordingly.
Heels – If you are planning to wear heels, make sure that you can stand wearing them all throughout the concert. Keep in mind that you will be wearing them for two hours straight and could be more if you include the time waiting in line.
Here are some ideas for your concert outfit.
Boots - Looking edgy is a must when you go to a concert, and wearing boots can help get the look. Now that the temperature is cooler, your feet will not feel stuffy. Plus, the boots are comfy as well.
Leather Jacket - Wearing a leather jacket is always a great idea. You can wear it over a dress or even a shirt. Give your outfit an extra edge by wearing a leather jacket. It keeps you warm as well.
Ripped Jeans - Good ripped jeans work for almost every occasion. It's even better when you wear it to a concert. It is best to wear this in concerts in warmer cities like Los Angeles.
Rompers - Show a little skin by wearing a romper. You can be comfortable wearing this if you are in warmer cities like Las Vegas or Phoenix. The outfit can be finished off with a leather jacket and boots as well.
Sneakers - Sneakers will never disappoint you. It adds a casual twist to your concert outfit and they are very comfortable.
Fall Music Festivals
A concert is a live performance by a single artist. Meanwhile, a festival involves more artists which will often span a number of days. Furthermore, a festival also could also a wider range of music and is may not just be limited to just mainstream music. It is also usually held outdoors.
Oh, and festivals are a lot of fun! So without further delay, here are some of the popular music festivals you should watch out for this coming Fall 2018.
Summer Ends - This fall festival spans over four days. Get ready to listen to hip-hop and alternative rock. You will get to watch Kanye West, J.Cole, Travis Scott, and many more perform live. So clear your calendar on September 24 to 27, and party your heart out at the Valley of the Sun, Tempe, Arizona.
Life is Beautiful Festival - For its third consecutive year, this fall festival spans 18 city blocks of Downtown Las Vegas. They have gotten big names to perform this year like The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine, Travis Scott. The festival will be on September 21 to 23. view tickets
Afropunk - For its tenth consecutive year, the Afropunk festival will go to Atlanta. The Creator, Death Grips, and Flying Lotus are just a few of the many performers this year. The festival is on October 13-14. Visit their site for more details.
Austin City Limits 2018 - The autumn fest is usually on weekends. This year it will be on October 5-7 and on October 12-14 at Zilker Park, Austin, Texas. view tickets
Grandoozy - Attend this festival this year on September 14-16 in Overland, Denver, Colorado. You will get to see Kendrick Lamar, Florence and The Machine, Stevie Wonder, The Chainsmokers, Logic, and many more. view tickets
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - Visit The Park at Harlinsdale, Franklin, Tennessee on September 22-23. Artists like Lionel Richie, Amos Lee, Counting Crows, and many more will be performing. It has kid-friendly activities and entertainment as well. view tickets
Sea.Hear.Now Festival - Watch Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals, Nicole Atkins, and more artists perform on North Beach of Asbury Park, New Jersey. You will get to see them on September 29-30 this year. This music festival gets the heavy rock or hard-hitter artists to perform. Rockers will definitely find this music festival entertaining. view tickets
Voodoo Music + Arts Experience - The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience are now in its 17th year. The Halloween festival has invited many of A-listers to perform and indie artists as well. The festival will be from October 26 to 28 in New Orleans. view tickets
KAABOO – This three-day fall festival will be from September 14 to 16 in Del Mar, San Diego, California. It does not only have musical acts but comedic acts as well. Party to Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Imagine Dragons, and Katy Perry.view tickets
2018 Halloween Night Concerts
You probably ought to spend Halloween out of the house and having fun. Why not go a concert and have fun with thousands of others on October 31st?
Before you wind up alone and bored, plan ahead and experience something new. Halloween concerts are certainly a whole new experience. You can even possibly dressing up in a costume.
And the stages and visuals on Halloween night at a concert are also on a different level as well. Here are a few of the top artists you can see on this Halloween Night 2018.
Lady Gaga – Watch mother monster sing and perform live at Park Theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas. Let your inner gaga out and enjoy your Halloween night. View Lady Gaga Las Vegas tickets here. And if you love Gaga, check out our coverage of her Born This Way Ball Tour and album.
Celine Dion – Catch Celine Dion live at Caesars Palace on Halloween night and sing along to your favorite hits. View Celine's Las Vegas tickets here.
Backstreet Boys – Reminisce and enjoy this classic 'boy' band on Halloween night at Zappos Theater, Planet Hollywood. You will get to see the super boyband perform live. View BSB Las Vegas tickets here.
Phish – Watch Phish perform in MGM Grand Garden Arena again on this year’s Halloween Night. There is nothing quite like a Phish show. And if you combine that with Halloween night, you get something very special. This is a show worth checking out. View Phish Halloween night tickets here.
Danzig - They will be at the Fillmore in Denver, Colorado for Halloween night 2018. View Danzig Halloween tickets
Santana - Carlos Santana will be performing in a concert on October 31 at House of Blues in Las Vegas. View Santana Tour Tickets
So get your freak on this Halloween 2018 and rock the night away! Whatever night you choose to see a live concert this fall, you're sure to have a lot more fun than just sitting home.
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