Exciting Concerts Are Coming to Pittsburgh

The fall and winter months in Pittsburgh are in for some fantastic concerts at different venues for music fans of all kinds.

Things have been a little slow around the ‘Burgh in terms of performances and concerts, but things are about to pick up.  Stage AE and the Consol Energy Center will be packed with screaming fans in the next couple of months.  Some blockbuster names will be making stops in the steel city, but so will some up and coming performers.

JD Eicher and the Goodnights, an alternative rock band on their way to greatness, will make an appearance at the Community College of Allegheny County in Oakdale on November 19.  On the other end of the spectrum, veteran bands such as Trapt, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the Pixies will be returning to the stage in Pittsburgh.  Hard rockers Papa Roach will make an appearance at Saarbrucken in Germany, PA, and 80’s rockers, Slayer, will play at Stage AE on November 20.

Alternative rock bands such as New Found Glory will be playing in Pittsburgh in the upcoming months.  They will be playing with Alkaline Trio on November 14 at Stage AE.

Perhaps the biggest event this season will be Star 100.7’s “O Starry Night’, which will take place on December 10, at Peterson Events Center.  The event will feature the Backstreet Boys, Avril Lavigne, Gavin DeGraw, The Fray, Five for Fighting, and The Plain White T’s.  The concert begins at at 7:30 and obviously has a star-studded lineup. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on starpittsburgh.cbslocal.com. Tickets bought in advance cost $49.00 and tickets bought the day of the show will cost $59.00.

Another big name coming to Pittsburgh is veteran rapper, Jay-Z.  The rap legend will be performing at Consol Energy Center on January 21.  “I’m especially looking forward to the Jay-Z concert coming to Pittsburgh soon,” said Seneca Valley sophomore TJ Turley.  Pop/alternative group MGMT will also be making an appearance at Stage AE on December 2.  On top of these pop performers, Justin Timberlake will be performing in what promises to be a huge show at Consol Energy Center on December 14.

This winter promises to be a great season in terms of concerts and performances, and people are rightfully excited.  Turley expresses this emotion in greater detail.  “Every time big time artists come to Pittsburgh, it’s a very interesting scene. The streets become crowded…and many people are out late.  It’s always fun.”