2013 Fall Arts Preview: Road trips to take

dmenconi@newsobserver.comAugust 24, 2013 

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Singer Beyonce's closest date is Dec. 18 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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Fill up your gas tank. These are noteworthy shows you’ll have to travel for, because they’re not coming to the Triangle:

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit (Oct. 25-27 at various venues in Asheville; $174.50-$199.50; mountainoasisfestival.com) – Late October in Asheville used to mean Moogfest, but that event is moving to the spring starting in 2014. Meanwhile, the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit has sprung up the same October weekend, and it’s got an impressive lineup of electronically inclined alternative acts including Animal Collective, Gary Numan, Ulrich Schnauss and the only North Carolina date on Neutral Milk Hotel’s reunion tour.

Pearl Jam (Oct. 30 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte; $81.90; timewarnercablearena.com) – Two decades past its initial peak, the definitive Seattle grunge band is still one of the top rock acts on the road. Alas, that tour won’t play the Triangle this fall; seeing Pearl Jam will involve a trip to Charlotte.

Beyonce (Dec. 18, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.; $60-$281.60; verizoncenter.com) – The former Destiny’s Child main woman’s fifth solo album may or may not be out this fall, and she may or may not play the Triangle before “The Mrs. Carter World Tour” is done. For the time being, her closest date is Dec. 18 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

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