Top Concerts In St. Louis This October

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The Lumineers band

Photo credit: The Lumineers press photo

Music opportunities are at an all-time high this month as hard-rock groups, folk-country musicians, indie-pop bands and more swing by St. Louis to put on some great shows. Check out our top picks for October concerts, then order your tickets soon!

Sigur Rós
Oct. 1, The Fox
This Icelandic rock group, led by singer-musician Jónsi Birgisson, has been showcasing its falsetto sounds, ethereal music and minimalist style since the mid-90s. Putting an unforgettable show with a light show, unique harmonies and more, you won’t want to skip out on this performance. Tickets are still available.

Nine Inch Nails and Explosions in the Sky
Oct. 1, The Chaifetz Arena
Trent Reznor’s industrial rock music in Nine Inch Nails manifests during this concert including some of the group’s latest tunes like “Came Back Haunted” and “Copy of A.” Texas-based electronic-rock group Explosions in the Sky opens up the evening. Tickets prices vary.

Chevelle, band

Chevelle, photo credit: Chevelle press photo

Oct. 4, The Pageant
Hailing from Chicago, and together since 1995, Chevelle will rock hard in its usual fashion for the evening’s show, which doubles as a USO of Missouri benefit concert. Also playing that night will be Brookroyal, Shamans Harvest and Matt Wynn. For tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.

The Lumineers
Oct. 4, The Chaifetz Arena
Grammy-nominated and continually gaining in popularity, folk-rock band The Lumineers performs its wide array of tunes, including the well-known “Ho Hey.” Ticket prices vary.

Pretty Lights
Oct. 11, The Chaifetz Arena
Stage-named “Pretty Lights,” musician Derek Vincent Smith fuses funk, dub step, hip-hop, jazz and more as he creates a sensational concert and, ultimately, a dance party.
Be sure to get your tickets.

Barenaked Ladies
Oct. 11, Peabody Opera House
Alt-rock Canadian group Barenaked Ladies has been performing its hilarious, but hard-rocking tunes since the 1980s. Check out the band’s latest tunes, especially from recent album, “Boomerang,” during the Peabody performance this month. 

Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies, photo credit: Barenaked Ladies, press photo

Bullet for My Valentine
Oct. 11, The Pageant
Recognized as a diverse and somewhat alternative heavy metal band, Welsh quartet Bullet for My Valentine plays harder than ever with tightened guitar riffs and emotion-charged messages in its most recent album “Temper Temper.” Tickets available at the Pageant’s website.

Sara Bareilles
Oct. 16, The Pageant
Known for her catchy tunes and skills on the piano, Sara Bareilles plays old favorites as well as songs from her most recent album “The Blessed Unrest.”For tickets, visit the Pageant’s website.

Neko Case with Karen Elson
Oct. 20, The Pageant
Alternative country singer-musician Neko Case brings her sarcasm, witty lyrics and downright kick-ass Americana music to The Pageant, welcomed in by another talented redhead folk singer, Karen Elson. Tickets available here.

The Head and the Heart
Oct. 22, The Pageant
Having toured with the likes of The Decemberists, Dave Matthews, Vampire Weekend and more, The Head and the Heart also puts on an incredible number of its own extremely well-received shows. You’ll want to go see this indie-folk rock band do its thing live.

Animal Collective
Oct. 25, The Pageant
Psychedelic rock group Animal Collective experiments, plays hard and creates a crazy sound-meets-light event as usual for the make-up concert this month. Plan to hear lots of songs from 2012’s “Centipede Hz.” 


Paramore, photo credit: Paramore press photo

Oct. 30, The Fox
Led by the high-energy and awesome vocalist Hayley Williams, Paramore has been gaining more and more fans throughout the years since its start on the music scene with album “All We Know is Falling” in 2005. The group should play old tunes as well as plenty of material from 2013’s self-titled album.

Taking Back Sunday
Oct. 31, The Pageant
Led by Adam Lazzara, punk-rock group Taking Back Sunday has been wowing crowds for years. The group’s finally all back together, with the same album lineup that was featured on its very first album “Tell All Your Friends.” 

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