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Fall 2017 Arts Preview: Pop Music

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Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater opens the SFJAZZ season with a series of concerts. (Courtesy Mark Higashino)

Even though two Bay Area pop music staples — Treasure Island Music Festival and the Bridge School Benefit – aren’t happening this year, the fall season promises enticing acts, classics and newcomers. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or Live Nation unless noted.

Nickelback: The Canadian alt-rock staples are touring to promote their ninth studio album; Daughtry opens. 6 p.m. Sept. 3. $25-$125. Shoreline Amphitheatre, 1 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View

Gladys Knight: The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and “Empress of Soul” has been going strong since her Motown days with the Pips. 8 p.m. Sept. 7. $35-$100. Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga

Haim: The Los Angeles-based pop rock sister trio released their second album “Something To Tell You” in 2017. 8 p.m., Sept. 7. $39. Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Mary J Blige: The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” is on her “Strength of a Woman” tour. 8 p.m. Sept. 9. $41-$176. Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Dee Dee Bridgewater: The three-time Grammy winning singer opens SFJAZZ’s season with four different programs, including a sold-out first night dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald, as well as tributes to Memphis, Horace Silver and Josephine Baker. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7-10. $35-$95. Miner Auditorium, 201 Franklin St., S.F., www.sfjazz.org

Black Star: The legendary hip hop duo with Yasiim Bey (aka Mos Def) and Talib Kweli formed in the 1990s in the wake of the deaths of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. 7 p.m. Sept. 13. $45. Fox Theater, Oakland

Wilsen: One critic described the Brooklyn trio’s LP “I Go Missing in My Sleep” as the “finest folk debut of 2017.” 8:30 p.m., $10-$12. Café Du Nord, 2174 Market St., S.F., www.ticketfly.com

Muse: The English alt and prog-rock band established in the 1990s appears, with special guests, Jared Leto’s Thirty Seconds to Mars. 7 p.m. Sept. 15. $35-$125. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Florida Georgia Line: The “bro country” duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley first came to fame with impressive song covers. 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at Concord Pavilion, 2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord; 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, $35-$80.

Harry Styles: The One Direction heartthrob plays a sold-out show on his tour following the release of his first major solo album. 7 p.m. Sept. 19. $60-$100. Masonic, 1111 California St., S.F.

Khalid: The 19-year-old modern soul singer from Texas who hit with the song “Location” when he was in high school, is selling out his “American Teen” tour. 7 p.m. Sept. 21. $28-$35. Masonic, S.F.

Marshall Crenshaw, Los Straitjackets: The pop-rock maestro appears on a bill with the “band of guitar-wielding masked marauders.” 9 p.m. Sept. 22. $21. Great American Music Hall, 859 O’Farrell St., S.F., www.slimspresents.com

Allan Rayman: The mysterious, genre-defying singer songwriter has earned accolades for the album “Roadhouse 01,” which chronicles his retreat to an isolated cabin. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $20-$22. Bimbo’s 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave., S.F., www.bimbos365club.com

Paramore: The new album by the Grammy winning alt-rock-pop band fronted by vocalist Hayley Williams features the return of original member Zac Farro. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. $39-$75. Paramount Theatre, Oakland

Jason Aldean: The country superstar and Country Music Hall of Famer is touring with Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver. $35-$75. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at Concord Pavilion; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sonder: The modern R&B trio composed of vocalist Brent Faiyaz and producers Atu and Dpat takes inspiration from the 1990s. 8 p.m. Oct. 1. $20-$50. Chapel, 777 Valencia St., S.F.

Imagine Dragons: The alt-rock band tour that broke out in 2013 with “Radioactive” is touring to promote its third studio album, joined by Grouplove and K.Flay. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. $25-$300. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Coldplay: The Britpop giants return to the Bay on their “Head Full of Dreams Tour,” a show filled with impressive pyrotechnics. 7 p.m. Oct. 4. $30-$225. Levi’s Stadium, 900 Marie P. DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara

Janet Jackson: The pop icon’s “State of the World Tour” continues her “Unbreakable Tour,” which she put off to have a child. 8 p.m. Oct. 5. $26-$200. Concord Pavilion, Concord

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: Not all of the acts in the annual extravaganza of acoustic music and more created by the late Warren Hellman have been announced; so far they include Randy Newman, Sturgill Simpson, The Flatlanders, Gillian Welch, Poncho Sanchez, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Justin Townes Earle and Rodney Crowell. Noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 7-8. Free. Hellman Hollow, Lindley and Marx meadows, Golden Gate Park, S.F., www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2017

Ms. Lauryn Hill and Nas: The hip-hop and R&B collaborators team on their second joint tour, joined by reggae artist Chronixx and comedian Hannibal Buress. 7 p.m. Oct. 7. $36-$300. Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View

Zedd: The Russian-German producer and DJ performs electronic and classical and collaborates with top vocalists. 8 p.m. Oct. 7-8. $50. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove St., S.F

The Weeknd: The Grammy-winning Canadian singer melds the line between pop and R&B, with influences from hip hop culture. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. $40-$176. Oracle Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

Afghan Whigs: One critic said that the alt rock band’s new 36-minute recording “In Spade” feels “as expansive and substantial as a double-album statement.” 9 p.m. Oct. 14. $30. Fillmore, 1805 Geary Blvd., S.F.

Alison Krauss & David Gray: The Grammy-winning bluegrass-country-multi-genre artist and the acclaimed English-singer songwriter join forces on tour. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $45-$125. Greek Theatre, 2001 Gayley Road, Berkeley

Arcade Fire: The celebrated indie rock band is playing from its fifth album “Everything Now.” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, $26-$85. Oracle Arena, Oakland

A$AP Mob: The New York hip hop and fashion collective (Rocky, Ferg, Twelvvy, Nast and Ant) are joined on the “Too Cozy Tour” by fellow rappers Playboi Carti, Key! and the Cozy Boys. 8 p.m. Oct. 25. $43-$50. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, S.F

Pitbull & Enrique Iglesias: The Cuban-American rapper and Latin pop star, frequent collaborators, co-headline the hot tour. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. $36-$160. Oracle Arena, Oakland

Yelle: The French electropop outfit headed by Julie Budet appears in a three-night Popscene “club party tour.” Oct. 27-29. $25-$30. Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F., www.ticketfly.com

Kesha: The singer, songwriter, rapper and activist is back in business, on tour for the first time since 2013, with her album “Rainbow.” 8 p.m. Oct. 31. $43-$53. Masonic, S.F.

Bruno Mars: The contemporary R&B, pop idol and ultimate showman’s “24K Magic World Tour” is sold out. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $50-$150. Oracle Arena, Oakland

Halsey: The electro-pop singer-songwriter (born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane) who gained popularity on social media is promoting her second album “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.” 7 p.m. Nov. 7. $30-$400. Oracle Arena, Oakland

Katy Perry: The pop star (and Twitter follower record holder) has just released the album “Witness.” 7 p.m. Nov. 14. $55-$400. SAP Center, 525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose

Fall Out Boy: The Chicago emo-punk stars are on their “Mania” tour. 7 p.m. Nov. 14. $31-$71. Oracle Arena, Oakland

LCD Soundsystem
: The electronic band headed by James Murphy has reunited after disbanding in 2011, performing from the new album “American Dreams.” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-15. $67. Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, S.F.

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