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ROCK: Reasons to Get Out

Some other touring acts already announced include: old-school metal-heads High On Fire with Everytime I Die at Alley Katz (Sept. 13); roots rockers the Iguanas at the Virginia Science Museum's Swingin' on the Tracks (Sept. 15); noise mavens Wolf Eyes at Nanci Raygun (Sept. 28); honky tonker Dale Watson at Church Hill's High on the Hog festival (Oct. 8); and a rescheduled concert from pop superstar Elton John at the Richmond Coliseum (Nov. 8).

Groovin' in the Garden continues its series at the lovely Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with concerts from bluegrass/Americana artists Peter Rowan and Tony Rice (Sept. 23) and country rocker Marty Stuart (Oct. 7).

Bruce Springsteen must have had a good time when he played the Richmond Coliseum in 2003 because he's coming back, minus the E. Street Band. He and his acoustic show will play the coliseum (Oct. 24) in support of his subtle and tender release "Dust & Devils." Better start getting in line at the box office now.

But the pinnacle of the fall season is still the huge Rolling Stones concert Oct. 6 at the University of Virginia — the biggest thing to hit that school since Ralph Sampson sunbathed on the lawn. Tickets are pricey, but attendees can expect the concert equivalent of a Jerry Bruckheimer film — gargantuan stage sets and special effects underpinned by classic songs from one of the all-time greatest rock bands. Catch 'em now before Keith Richards vaporizes into a thin, leathery-smelling mist. — Brent Baldwin

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