A Perfect Circle

If you missed Tool on their brief 2017 tour, perhaps you'll have better luck catching Maynard James Keenan's other band, A Perfect Circle, when they're on tour this fall. The band has booked not only an appearance at Sacramento’s Aftershock festival on Oct. 21, but also a tour running from late October through early December. The band is also currently working on their follow-up to 2004's eMOTIV.

Aaron Lewis and Blackberry Smoke

Aaron Lewis has announced a crop of solo shows throughout the U.S. this fall, and he's taking country rock band Blackberry Smoke on the trek, to boot. Lewis, who crafts country music as a solo artist but is also the frontman of rock band Staind, will kick the tour off in mid-October and stay on the trek through mid-September. Lewis' latest solo studio album is Sinner, and it features a collaboration with Willie Nelson.

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and his band Foo Fighters will release their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold, on Sept. 15, and Grohl is calling it the "biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever." I'll take it! The guys have also announced a lengthy headlining trek behind the new album which will kick off in early October and run through mid-December.

Guns N' Roses

SLASH by Anne Erickson

Guns N' Roses' Not In this Lifetime tour has been a massive success from the start, with the tour now one of the highest-grossing treks of 2016 and, so far, 2017. So, why not keep it going? Slash, Axl Rose, Duff McKagan and the guys are doing just that by extending their stadium and arena tour into this fall. See the band rock the U.S. in October and November.


Lzzy Hale of Halestorm by Anne Erickson

Lzzy Hale and her rock group Halestorm are something of road warriors, always booking a major amount of tour dates per year. This fall, Halestorm will continue on the road, with North American shows booked from now until late October. Halestorm's latest album is their hard-charging 2015 release, Into the Wild Life


Mastodon released a new album earlier this year, the epic Emperor of Sand, and the guys are embarking on a new headlining tour this fall to support the new release. The month-long trek takes the guys through Florida, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Michigan and beyond from early September through early October. 


If you're a bass player and haven't seen Primus in concert yet, you'd better get on that. Les Claypool and company have a new album out on Sept. 29, The Desaturating Seven, and a fall tour to go with it. The majority of the trek will take place in late October and early to mid-November. 

Queens of the Stone Age

Josh Homme and company are back with a new album, Villains, which is due out Aug. 25, and a new single called "The Way You Used to Do.' Thankfully, they're doing a good amount of touring to back the new tunes. Queens of the Stone Age, known for their fantastic live show, will tour North America on a headlining run that keeps the guys on the road from early September through the end of October. 

Stone Sour

Corey Taylor and Stone Sour spent a good deal of time this summer on tour with Korn, and now, they're gearing up for their own headlining run. The band -- which just released a new studio album, Hyrdrograd -- will embark in a North American headlining tour starting late September and running through late October. For Stone Sour fans who have been waiting patiently while Taylor works in Slipknot and his solo project, this trek is a big one.

Theory of a Deadman

Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Dead Man by Anne Erickson

Theory of a Deadman have been quiet for much of 2017, but that all changed last month, when the rockers announced details on their new album. The band's new set, Wake Up Call, will drop on Oct. 27. The album's first single, the brutally honest song "Rx," is about prescription drug addiction. See Theory of a Deadman on tour throughout North America from late September through early November. 

Photo credit: Anne Erickson