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Thirteen major concerts coming to the Bay Area this fall

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Sarah Medina
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The best gigs to see this season around the Bay Area. 

AUGUST

Slayer + Lamb of God + Behemoth 

As far as metal concerts go, this one is a biggie. You won't escape without a few bruises (from the pit) and a sore neck (from the headbanging). 

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St (415-642-8900, billgrahamcivicauditorium.com). Aug 9 at 7pm; $80–$600. 

Hans Zimmer
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Hans Zimmer

This once-in-a-lifetime event presents many of your favorite films scores in one amazing concert. Legendary composer Zimmer gas scored more than 120 films and won every award under the sun. Head to the Greek to hear his original songs from The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 9 at 8pm; $45–$125. 

Lady Gaga

Calling all little monsters, Gaga brings the spectacle to AT&T Park this summer to promote her new album, Joanne. 

AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza (415-972-2000, livenation.com). Aug 13 at 7pm; $50.50–$505. 

Primus + Clutch 

Promoting their latest album, legendary rockers Primus hit the road this summer with special guest Clutch. Each band performs a full set. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 18 at 7:30pm; $49.50. 

Willie Nelson & Family

With a six-decade career and 200-plus albums to draw from, the renowned Texan brings his signature braids to Berkeley. No word yet if his cannabis company, Willie's Reserve, will also make an appearance. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 19 at 8pm; $49.50–$124.

Rancid + Dropkick Murphys

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys take to the stage to promote their new albums. Arrive early if you want to get in on what's sure to be an epic mosh pit.

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 20 at 5:30pm; $45.

Tom Petty
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 

Sing along to "Free Falling'" and "American Girl" as Tom Petty celebrates 40 years of being one of the most iconic musicians in the United States. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 22,23 at 7pm; $59.50–$199.50.

Idina Menzel

Don't expect to hear any Disney songs at this solo performance from the powerhouse actor, singer, performer and voice of Frozen's Else, the Ice Queen.

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Aug 26 at 8pm; $39.50–149.50.

SEPTEMBER

Glass Animals

Get ready to dance along to Glass Animals' infectious and fun pop songs. Prepare your body—there will be crowd surfing. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Sept 22 at 7pm; $43.50.

The Shins + Spoon

This show at the Greek kick off a four-dates-only tour featuring these two indie darlings. 

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Sept 30 at 6:30pm; $55.

Depeche Mode
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OCTOBER

Father John Misty 

The former Fleet Foxes drummer showcases songs from his morbid and rather hilarious LP, Pure Comedy.

The Greek Theater, 2001 Gayley Rd, Berkeley (510-548-3010, thegreekberkeley.com). Oct 7 at 8pm; $45.

The Weeknd

Jam to hits like "Secrets/Can't Feel My Face" and "I Feel It Coming" at the second leg of the Weeknd's world tour. 

Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland (510-569-2121, coliseum.com). Oct 8 at 7:30pm; $79–$514. 

Depeche Mode

The Global Spirits Tour lands in Oakland this fall with fan favorites spanning four decades. 

Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland (510-569-2121, coliseum.com). Oct 10 at 7:30pm; $60–$465. 

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