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Fall’s Hottest Tours and Concerts

From Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen to Jay-Z and Madonna, tons of huge acts are on the road this autumn

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Summertime is traditionally when the biggest tours hit the road, but apparently a lot of major artists missed the memo this year. Tons of top-level acts are hitting the road this fall – including the Who, Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and the Rolling Stones. Some of these artists have been plugging away all year, while others are just now gearing up for the road. Here's our guide to 27 of this fall's hottest tours and concerts.

By Andy Greene

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The Black Keys

Dates: October 1st-October 12th

The Black Keys are one of the few rock bands that has been able to graduate from clubs to arenas in recent memory. They did it mainly by touring hard year after year, and gradually perfecting their live show – which is heavy on blistering rockers from their newest disc, El Camino.

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Crosby, Stills and Nash

Dates: Through October 20th

CSN do about as many shows per year as road warriors like Bob Dylan or Willie Nelson – delivering over two hours of folk-rock classics, plus amazing deep cuts including "Cathedral" and "Lay Me Down." And even without Neil Young to join them, two of the guys can still harmonize to stunning effect. (Sorry, Stills.)

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Global Festival

Date: September 29th

Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the Black Keys and Foo Fighters are all acts that could probably fill the Great Lawn of New York's Central Park on their own. All three of them on one night? Now, that's a seriously big deal. This mega charity festival, organized by the Global Poverty Project, will also feature performances by Band of Horses and K'Naan.

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