Cool Concert Tours Set For Fall

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Summer may be over, but the big concert tours aren't. There are lots of great artists and groups filling stadiums and halls across the U.S. this fall, VH1's Rebecca Rankin reports for CBS News.

John Mellencamp's tour has been on the road since June with rising star India Arie opening up for him on select dates. Fans can expect the concerts dates to continue with a blend of Mellencamp classics and a lot of new material.

“I'm playing a lot of songs on this tour that I've never played before,” Mellencamp says. “I'm not playing all the hits; I think people have seen me play some of these songs enough so I'm gonna play other songs I think they might enjoy.”

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The Backstreet Boys, including a recovering A.J. McLean, are on the road with their “Black and Blue World Tour 2001." The boys are delivering their signature singing and dancing along with lots of special effects.

The tour originally kicked off in June but the majority of the summer dates were cancelled after the band went public with A.J.'s alcoholism and need for rehab.

It’ll be a beautiful day when U2 returns to the states for an additional 25 shows. This newly added U.S. leg will officially wrap up their "Elevation Tour 2001.” If you still want more, look for a live DVD recording of their Boston shows to hit stores just in time for the holidays.

This fall, you also can catch Tori Amos, who has gone on the road to support her new album, "Strange Little Girls." It's 12 covers - all written by men, but with a distinctly female perspective. She covers Neil Young, the Beatles, Slayer, Eminem and many more..

Neil Diamond also will be among those performing this fall to support his latest release, “Three Chord Opera".



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