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November 27, 2023

Biggest headliners coming to Boston: Fall 2023

Olivia Reid
Fans ecstatic during the opening of Louis Tomlinson’s concert at the MGM Music Hall on July 25. Photo by Olivia Reid/ Photography Editor.

As the weather gets cooler and the sun sets earlier, the people of Boston tend to stray from daytime fun in the sun and turn their attention toward the nightlife activities and events that the city has to offer. With more than 70 music venues across the city, Boston plans to house over 1,000 concerts between 2023 and 2024, according to Axios Boston [1]. Keep reading to find out which live performers are coming to a venue near UMass Boston during this fall semester!

The coming months look promising for rock ‘n’ roll fans with some of the biggest names in the genre coming to perform this fall. Tool, a progressive-rock band which gained notoriety in the 1990s, is coming to TD Garden on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Another must-see rock show this fall is Aerosmith’s “Farewell Tour,” with special guest The Black Crowes.

This will be a special show for the band and its audience, as Aerosmith was formed in Boston in the 1970s, according to Teachrock.org [2]. This may be the last show that they perform in Boston, so fans should make sure to get tickets while they can! Aerosmith will hit the stage on Dec. 31 at TD Garden, with the doors opening at 9 p.m.

Another notable rock concert this upcoming semester is Three Days Grace and Chevelle’s show at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. Both bands were formed in the 1990s and follow similar styles of heavy metal and powerful vocals. Three Days Grace is best known for their hit song “I Hate Everything About You” and Chevelle is best known for “The Red.”

The fall also has plenty of shows in store for fans of hip-hop or R&B music. SZA is taking the stage at TD Garden on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. According to BillBoard.com, SZA is currently on her “SOS” tour, which follows the massive success of her most recent album that topped the charts earlier this year. [3]

A hip-hop artist coming to Boston this fall is Lil Uzi Vert, who is set to perform at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. This show is scheduled as a part of the “Pink Tape Tour” following the release of Lil Uzi Vert’s most recent album of the same name.

Another hip-hop artist set to perform this fall is Lil Yachty, who will play at Citizens House of Blues in Boston on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. Lil Yachty has garnered more than 12.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with his most popular songs including “Strike (Holster)” and “Coffin.” This show is a part of Lil Yachty’s “The Field Trip” tour, which follows the release of his recent album “Let’s Start Here.”

For country music fans, there are also a few big-name artists coming to the city and surrounding areas. Solo country artist Jordan Davis is set to take the stage at Roadrunner in Boston on Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Davis is best known for his hit song with Luke Bryan, “Buy Dirt,” and is now following this success with the recent release of his new album titled “Bluebird Days.”

Another country artist hitting the stage is Russell Dickerson, who will perform at MGM Music Hall at Fenway on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. Dickerson is a fairly new artist, with his first album released in 2017. Dickerson’s most popular songs include “Blue Tacoma” and “Yours.”

For country fans at UMass Boston willing to take the drive, hit country artist Morgan Wallen will be performing at Gillette Stadium Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Morgan Wallen has amassed 25.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify, with hit songs such as “Last Night” and “Whiskey Glasses.” Gillette Stadium is about a 30-minute drive from UMass Boston’s campus.

For fans of pop music, Doja Cat’s highly anticipated “The Scarlet Tour” will make its stop at TD Garden Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. In recent years, Doja Cat has remained at the top of the charts and is now on tour following the release of her album “Scarlet,” according to Billboard.com. [4]

For more alternative or indie-based listeners, singer-songwriter Faye Webster will be performing at Roadrunner in Boston on Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. Webster is best known for her songs “I Know You” and “Kingston,” and is now on tour following the release of her 2021 album “I Know I’m Funny haha.”

Alternative and indie fans may also be interested in TV Girl’s show at Roadrunner in Boston on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. T.V Girl’s most popular songs include “Lovers Rock” and “Blue Hair,” having garnered 15.7 monthly listeners on Spotify. Be sure to check out one of these shows and rock out this fall semester!

About the Contributor
Olivia Reid, Photo Editor