Boston alternative rockers Guster hit Charlotte on Oct. 2.

9/18 // CHARLOTTE • 9/19 // RALEIGH
Lady Gaga
Before departing to Europe, the Monster Queen will make her last 2010 U.S. tour stops in North Carolina, starting with the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte and then at the RBC Center in Raleigh.

9/18 // RALEIGH • 9/19 // CHARLOTTE
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Despite saying its last tour would be in 2006, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers is back again and now promoting a new album, “Mojo.” Reversing Lady Gaga’s trek, Petty will begin at Raleigh’s Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion and play Charlotte’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre the next day.

9/29 // RALEIGH
A. R. Rahman

World-renowned Indian musical artist A. R. Rahman will visit the RBC Center as part of The Journey Home World Tour. Partly famous in America for the Hindi “Jai Ho” song composed for the movie “Slumdog Millionaire,” Rahman’s concerts incorporate a wide variety of music, instruments and imagery to astound audiences around the world.


Boston-originated alternative rock band Guster will play The Fillmore Charlotte three days ahead of releasing “Easy Wonderful,” the group’s newest album including the single “Do You Love Me,” and on the same day as the annual Pride Charlotte festival also hosted at the N.C. Music Factory.

Lupe Fiasco

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco (released “Lasers” earlier this year) and DJ L’il John are coming to the Winston-Salem Entertainment Sports Complex.

10/15-10/16 // CHARLESTON

Phish will rock the North Charleston Coliseum two days in a row with its always musically and culturally unique concerts. Whether you’re a longtime phan or you’ve never heard “You Enjoy Myself,” be sure to check out the parking lot community before the show.

10/29 // GREENSBORO • 10/30 // CHARLOTTE
Carrie Underwood

2005 “American Idol” winner and country superstar Carrie Underwood is coming to North Carolina, making her first tour stop to perform at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex followed by the Time Warner Cable Arena.

11/20 // DURHAM • 11/22 // CHARLESTON
Joe Bonamassa

Durham Performing Arts Center
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Promoting his 2010 album “Black Rock,” rising blues rocker Joe Bonamassa will play to the crowds at the Durham Performing Arts Center and the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Greensboro Symphony, Rock at the POPS

At the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, the Greensboro Symphony with Victor Vanacore will play music from as far back as the ‘50s all the way to a Michael Jackson tribute.

12/3 // COLUMBIA
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is bringing its unique blend of musical styles and famous pyrotechnics to the Colonial Life Arena for Columbia fans to enjoy.

Tyler DeVere is a former editorial intern for QNotes.