Fall music: Adele, Kanye, Chance head to Metro Detroit
Adele leads a concert season that includes old favorites and promising newcomers
Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall.
And “Hello,” Adele. The British songstress hits the Palace for two super sold-out concerts next week, the hottest concerts to hit Metro Detroit since Miley Cyrus was still Hannah Montana.
Adele leads a fall concert season that will see multiple Kanye West concerts, an appearance by a Beach Boy legend, Detroit’s annual Labor Day Jazz Fest celebration, Axl Rose’s second visit to these parts this year and a show by Chance The Rapper, hip-hop’s hottest commodity.
It’s going to be a fun one. Here’s a look at fall’s 20 hottest concerts:
1. Adele, Tuesday and Wednesday, Palace of Auburn Hills: The hottest ticket in all the land. When tickets for Adele’s U.S. tour went on sale in December, 10 million people were vying for 750,000 available tickets. Her two Palace concerts — her first local shows since a 2011 stop at the Royal Oak Music Theatre — were instant sellouts, and demand could have easily filled another show, if not two.
2. Kanye West, Sept. 28, Joe Louis Arena; Oct. 6, Palace: Pablo season approaching. Kanye West will bring his latest tour — which features an innovative stage suspended from the ceiling — to town for two Metro Detroit dates.
3. Chance The Rapper, Sept. 25, Fox Theatre: The 23-year-old Chicago rapper will play his biggest Detroit concert to date on the heels of this year’s “Coloring Book,” which brought the mainstream to his style of gospel-infused hip-hop.
4. Sia, Oct. 15, Palace: The formerly reclusive Australian singer and songwriter embarks on her biggest U.S. tour ever, bringing her punchy anthems (and big wigs) to arenas, giving her interpretive dancers plenty of room to roam free.
5. AC/DC, Sept. 9, Palace: Not just another AC/DC show. This concert, a make-up date for a scrapped springtime show, will feature Axl Rose on lead vocals. Welcome to the jungle, indeed.
6. Bad Boy Family Reunion, Friday, Palace: It’s still Bad Boy for life. Puff Daddy (or P. Diddy, or Diddy or whatever you want to call him) packs up his friends and celebrates 20 years of jiggy hits and shiny suits. With Ma$e, Lil’ Kim and the rest of your favorites.
7. Detroit Jazz Festival, Friday-Monday, downtown Detroit: The 37th annual Labor Day celebration with headliner George Benson.
8. Luke Bryan, Oct. 29, Ford Field: Last year at his inaugural show at the Detroit Lions’ home, the country megastar said he might just make a habit of closing out his tour in Detroit. A year later, he’s making good on that promise.
9. Prophets of Rage, Thursday, DTE Energy Music Theatre: Members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill load up an arsenal of hits and fire them at a crowd primed to get rowdy.
10. The 1975, Nov. 11, Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center: The English rock band, which performed at Meadow Brook in May, returns for another date in support of its sophomore album “I like it when you sleep...”
11. T.I., Nov. 2, Joe Louis Arena: Scrapped from an earlier summertime show after a T.I. concert in New York erupted in violence, the latest “Big Show at the Joe” also will feature Fetty Wap, Young Thug and Young Greatness.
12. Brian Wilson, Sept. 30, Fox Theatre: As “Pet Sounds” turns 50, Brian Wilson toasts his masterpiece with a celebratory concert, part of a world tour that launched earlier this year.
13. Insane Clown Posse, Oct. 31, Harpo’s: Happy Hallowicked. Diplo has the Fillmore Detroit on Halloween this year, so ICP is moving its traditional Halloween bash — a Detroit tradition since 1994 — over to the east side.
14. Troye Sivan, Nov. 7, Fillmore Detroit: The 21-year-old singer and YouTube personality, whose hit “Youth” has racked up some 200 million spins on Spotify, will headline this Fillmore concert after playing Freedom Hill at the Amp Live concert earlier this summer.
15. Leon Bridges, Sept. 30, Fillmore Detroit: The retro-soul singer brings his throwback sounds to town.
16. Sigur Ros, Oct. 1, Fox Theatre: The veteran Icelandic rock group doesn’t have a new album to promote — its last set was 2013’s Kveikur — but is trying out new arrangements on the road in the hopes of finding a new album in the process.
17. Chill on the Hill, Sept. 30, Freedom Hill Amphitheatre: Bastille and the Used headline this fourth annual concert sponsored by modern rock station 89X.
18. YG, Oct. 25, Majestic Theatre: The Compton rapper, who released his sophomore album “Still Brazy” earlier this year, wants you to please, please tell him why you’re always hatin’.
19. Megadeth, Oct. 9, Joe Louis: Fifteeen albums in, Dave Mustaine is still cranking out metal metaphors for our broken society, and this will likely be the group’s final bow at Joe Louis Arena before the arena is razed.
20. Lauryn Hill, Friday, Fillmore Detroit: Nearly 20 years after “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” the ex-Fugee remains one of music’s most mysterious and frustrating figures, though we retain hope because we want to believe she’s still capable of greatness.