Top 10 Must-See Fall Concerts
By Cait Brennan, October 2015 Issue.
When Labor Day is in the rearview mirror, you know summer is really gone. Besides the cooler temps, this can only mean one thing: Fall concert season is upon us!
The remainder of 2015 is jam-packed with live concert excitement. Don’t take my word for it, here’s a look at 10 brilliant shows you mustn’t miss in the season ahead:
Summer Ends Music Festival at Tempe Beach Park
By “Summer Ends,” they mean the calendar, not the temperature. We do live on the surface of the sun, you know. So hydrate, lather up the sunscreen, and get ready to have your face rocked off by a lineup that includes Kanye West, Big Sean, Cold War Kids, Spoon, Jimmy Eat World, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Manchester Orchestra, Slightly Stoopid and even Hozier. Hm, I wonder if he’ll play “Take Me To Church”?
Sam Smith at Gila River Arena
The elusive Mr. Smith dodged us earlier in the year; his August show was postponed due to fatigue and the need for vocal cord surgery (and not at all because someone told him what Phoenix is like in August). Thankfully, he rescheduled and, ICYMI the first time around, he’s bringing his great voice and chart-topping songs to Gila River Arena in Glendale Sept. 30.