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October concert calendar brings The Eagles, Christopher Cross, Lana Del Rey, John Cleese



George Thorogood, John Cusack, Lil Yachty also to appear on nearby stages


Take it easy, The Eagles are bringing their farewell tour to Pittsburgh.

The country rock legends are part of a loaded October concert calendar that ranges from yacht rock’s Christopher Cross to rap star Lil Yachty, and indie queen Lana Del Rey headlining a late-season, sold-out-in-minutes Pavilion at Star Lake,

Do you enjoy guitarists? How about that trifecta of Andy Summers, George Thorogood and Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre headlining a four-night span at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg?

John Cleese, John Cusack and Dogstar with Keanu Reeves … intriguing options abound, so here’s a calendar to help you choose wisely.

Oct. 5: MercyMe

Oct. 15: The Eagles

Oct. 27: Cody Johnson

Oct. 29: Rod Wave

Nov. 5: The 1975; Dec. 8: Travis Scott; Dec. 16: Trans-Siberian Orchestra; Feb. 5: Madonna; Feb. 7: Playboi Carti; March 9: Zach Bryan; March 27: Fall Out Boy; March 29: Kane Brown; May 15: NF.

Oct. 28: Cole Swindell

Nov. 8: Needtobreathe; Nov. 11: Kidz Bop.

Oct. 3: Lana del Rey.

May 29: Noah Kahan.

Oct. 11: Scott Blasey

Oct. 13: Jameson Rodgers

Oct. 15: Coco Montoya

Oct. 18: Melvin Seals and JGB

Oct. 19: Here Come The Mummies

Oct. 21: Raelynn

Oct. 24: Mushrommhead

Oct. 27: Squeeze

Nov. 4: Mac Sabbath; Nov. 8: Dokken; Nov. 11: Orianthi; Nov. 13: GZA and Fishbone; Nov. 16: Lanco; Nov. 18: The Fixx.

Oct. 6: The Rascals with The Lovin’ Spoonful

Oct. 15: Celtic Thunder

Oct. 17: Andy Summers

Oct. 20: Martin Barre

Oct. 21: George Thorogood

Oct. 26: John Cleese

Nov. 10: The Outlaws with Atlanta Rhythm Section; Nov. 12: Michael Flatley’s “Lord of The Dance”; Nov. 15: Cahal Dunne; Nov. 24: Bret Michaels; Dec. 3: Jim Brickman; Dec. 15: Sara Evans; March 10: Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

Oct. 3: Dance Gavin Dance

Oct. 13: Freddie Gibbs

Oct. 15: Doobie

Oct. 17: Bullet for My Valentine

Oct. 18: Jessie Murph

Oct. 19: Dark Star Orchestra

Oct. 21: Women Who Rock with Ann Wilson

Oct. 25: Renee Rapp

Oct. 26: Samia

Oct. 27: Nessa Barrett

Nov. 1: Grace Potter; Nov. 3: Ashley Cooke; Nov. 7: Teddy Swims; Nov. 11: Tech N9ne; Nov. 25: Letterkenny; Nov. 26: Bush; Nov. 30: Ashley McBryde; Dec. 1: Lukas Nelson; Dec. 16: Matt Light; Jan. 19: Conner Smith.

Oct. 1: Christopher Cross

Oct. 6: Joe Gatto

Oct. 7: Charlie Berens

Oct. 14: John Cusack

Oct. 19: Justin Hayward

Oct. 23: John Hiatt;

Oct. 26: Gregorian

Oct. 27: Loreena McKennitt

Nov. 2: Chris Distefano; Nov. 4: Tower of Power; Nov. 5: Petra; Nov. 10: Don McLean; Nov. 14: Valerie June; Nov. 15: Al Di Meola; Nov. 18: Brian “Head” Welch; Nov. 20: Adrian Belew in “Celebrating David Bowie”; Dec. 1: Nikki Glaser; Dec. 2: Jazz is Dead; Dec. 5: Kenny G.; Dec. 6: Dave Koz & Friends; Dec. 12:  Postmodern Jukebox; Feb. 6: Extreme with Living Colour; March 2: Wayne Newton.

Oct. 1: Lil Yachty

Oct. 6: Eric Nam

Oct. 7: Thrice

Oct. 10: Band of Horses

Oct. 13: Russell Howard

Oct. 14: The Wonder Years

Oct. 20: Kota The Friend

Oct. 22: Emo Orchestra featuring Hawthorne Heights

Oct. 23: Boys Like Girls

Oct. 26: Michelle Wolf

Nov. 8: Shakey Graves; Nov. 11: Skinny Puppy; Nov. 19: The Menzingers; Nov. 25: Baroness; Jan. 8: Story of The Year.

Oct. 6: Katt Williams

Oct. 7: A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Dec. 12-13: Billy Strings; March 19: Toby Mac.

Oct. 4: Julianna Hatfield

Oct. 6: Patton Oswalt

Oct. 13: James Austin Johnson

Oct. 15: The Wild Feathers

Oct. 20-21: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

Nov. 16: The Blind Boys of Alabama; Nov. 17: Rufus Wainwright; Nov. 19: Meshell Ndegeocello; Nov. 28: Jill Sobule; Nov. 29: Judy Collins; Nov. 30: The English Beat; Dec. 6: Over The Rhine; Dec. 10: Joan Osborne; Jan. 30: Foy Vance

Oct. 19: Chris Tucker

Nov. 25: Anthony Jeselnik; Dec. 12: Straight No Chaser; April 25: Matt Rife.

Oct. 3: Briscoe

Oct. 14: Greg Warren

Oct. 16: The Lighthouse & The Whaler

Oct. 18: Margo Cilker

Nov. 16: Rhett Miller.

Oct. 3: REO Speedwagon

Oct. 26: Dropkick Murphys

Oct. 27: The Orchestra: Starring Former Members of Electric Light Orchestra

Nov. 18: Skillet with Theory of a Deadman; Dec. 1: In This Moment and Ice Nine Kills.

Oct. 6: Dogstar

Oct. 15: Low Cut Connie

Oct. 17: Bahamas

Oct. 21: Barnes Courtney

Oct. 25: My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult

Oct. 30: The Dear Hunter

Oct. 31: Lettuce; Nov. 4: Moon Taxi; Nov. 9: Spiritualized.; Nov. 10: Donna the Buffalo.

Oct. 3: Durand Jones

Oct. 4: Walter Trout

Oct. 6: Mae

Oct. 8: Martin Sexton

Oct. 9: G Flip

Oct. 12: Southern Culture on The Skids

Oct. 15: Genesis Owusu

Oct. 24: Rayland Baxter

Nov. 10: Brent Cobb; Nov. 30: Bumpin’ Uglies; Dec. 8: Keller Williams.; Dec. 10: The Mountain Goats; March 13: Marc Broussard.

Oct. 22: Chelsea Handler

Dec. 5: Celtic Women; Dec. 10: Il Divo; April 29: Bonnie Raitt.

Oct. 19: Chris D’Elia

Oct. 21: Samantha Bee

Nov. 11: The Undertaker.

Oct. 5: Michale Graves

Nov. 10: Great Lakes Swimmers.

Oct. 14: Matthew Whitaker

Oct. 21: Hubert Laws

Nov. 11: Sean Jones; Dec. 2: New York Voices; Dec. 16: Gerald Albright; Jan. 27: Diego Figueiredo; Feb. 24: Blue Note Quintet; March 9: Veronica Swift; March 23:  Jazzmeia Horn; April 6: Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra celebrates Duke Ellington at 125; April 7: Take 6; May 11: Kim and Kayla Waters.

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Oct. 5: Brian Posehn

Nov. 9: Taylor Acorn (sold out).


Oct. 7: Worriers, Preserving Underground, New Kensington; Oct. 14: Whitney Cummings, Hollywood Casino at The Meadows; Nov. 11: Ben Vereen, Strand Theater, Zelienople; Dec. 2: Jackie Evancho, Westminster College’s Orr Auditorium; Dec. 27: Frank Nicotero, Oaks Theater, Oakmont.

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Scott Tady is entertainment editor at The Times and easy to reach at

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