As far as concert promoters are concerned, Summer 2013 has come and gone. Fall show announcements are upon us, and before we can even get through ACL, we're bombarded with a fresh crop of show announcements that will hit us in the pocketbooks right before the holiday season. Still, though, if you're already thinking about what you're getting the live music fan in your life, you could do a lot worse than the following tickets.Pearl Jam
Friday November 15th | 7pm | American Airlines Center | $85
After a three year hiatus from touring, the seminal '90s grunge band is back in action. Even after all these years, Pearl Jam's influence on popular music is still ever-present amongst rock fans of all ages. Tickets are on sale now.
Tuesday September 24th | 7pm | Granada Theater | $24
Ann Arbor's favorite Motown revivalist white boy is stopping through soon to kick off the fall season right. Hawthorne is promoting his latest effort, Where Does This Door Go? American Songwriter calls it, "...One of the most purely enjoyable listening experiences in soul this year".
Saturday November 9th | 7pm | South Side Music Hall | $25
In other white boy news, fans of saccharine pop-rap will rejoice to hear that Steven H. Markowitz, stage name Hoodie Allen, will be passing through this fall. Expect a young crowd for the Plainville, NY artist.
John Legend, Tamar Braxton
Thursday November 7th | 8pm | Verizon Theatre | $41.50 - $71.50
G.O.O.D. Music's resident piano man is promoting his new album, Love In The Future, and bringing that other Braxton sister along for the ride. Fans interested in making a romantic night out of it, can choose from VIP "Je T'aime" and "Ti Amo" ticket packages that include soundcheck or meet & greet access.
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Sunday October 20th | 7:30pm | Verizon Theatre | TBA
J.Cole and Wale are two powerhouse emcees fresh off the release of critically acclaimed new albums (Born Sinner and The Gifted, respectively). On the What Dreams May Come Tour, fans can expect a night of top quality hip hop performances. Tickets go on sale August 2nd.