Must-see concerts

As school continues to roll along and it seems like there is no end in sight, remember that the Philadelphia concert scene will always be there to ease students’ pain.

From the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby to the Wachovia Center, Philadelphia offers a wide variety of venues and shows that spread across nearly every genre.

This is a small preview of key shows that will be taking place in October. For a more in depth look at upcoming concerts and ticketing information visit

One of the most intimate venues in this area is the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. Spend an evening with up and coming artist Sufjan Stevens on September 28. Stevens is the perfect way to end September and move into an impressive October lineup at this venue.

Skip Nick Lachey on October 6 and go see James Taylor on October 17. Or check out the eclectic music style of Beck on October 23. The legendary Paul Simon will also make an appearance at the Tower Theatre on October 24. End the month with Death Cab For Cutie, who are slowly becoming one of the best alternative bands in America. They will be performing on October 26.

The legendary benefit concert Farm Aid will be coming to the Philly area for the first time on September 30. It will be held at the Tweeter Center across the river in Camden, New Jersey. Performers will include Dave Matthews, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and more.

Another smaller venue that will be offering some good shows is the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. Irish rockers Flogging Molly will be spending two nights there on October 8 and 9. Catch Evanescence the following night on October 10.

If neither of those are your style, the following evening will feature what will be a great time with former Phish frontman, Trey Anastasio on the 11th. The Killers will also make an appearance and will be promoting their new album on October 23.

The Wachovia Center will also be hosting a number of good concerts. The hard rocking band Tool will be performing on October 2.

But, don’t miss a once- in -a-lifetime opportunity to see Eric Clapton, a god among men, who will take the stage on October 9.

For country fans, enjoy the fresh sound of Rascal Flatts on October 13. Then on October 23, come down and see the Red Hot Chili Peppers team up with the Mars Volta for what should be a good time.

These are a few bands that should put on a good show. Go see some good concerts, have a great time and don’t miss the lyrical genius Bob Dylan when he comes to the Wachovia Center on November 18.

10 Must See Shows

Sufjan Stevens

Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, September 28

Farm Aid

Tweeter Center, Camden, NJ, September 30

Eric Clapton

Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, October 9

Trey Anastasio

The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, October 11

Rascal Flatts

Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, October 13

James Taylor

Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, October 17

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, October 23


Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, October 23

The Killers

The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, October 23

Death Cab For Cutie

Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, October 26

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