Ever since their single hit “Thrift Shop,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have caught America’s attention. In the national tour for their new album The Heist, the two will be making a stop in Columbus on Nov. 6. They will perform at the Schottenstein Center, showing off their popular hip-hop/rap album.

Yeezus is the name of the new, highly popular album that came out last June by Kanye West. His anticipated concert will take place at Nationwide Arena on Nov. 8. Some tickets are priced at hundreds of dollars. Touring with Kendrick Lamar, the Yeezus tour has created much hype among fans of West.

The alternative group Sleigh Bells will make an appearance at Newport Music Hall on Nov. 9. Sleigh Bells’ new album, Bitter Rivals, was released in October and the group began its two month tour on Oct. 4. Fans are eager to hear songs similar to the band’s hits “Rill Rill,” “Kids” and “Crown on the Ground.” Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25.

Alternative singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson will be making an appearance in Columbus’ very own Newport Music Hall on Nov. 13. As part of his cross continent Last of the Great Pretenders Headline Tour with Joshua Radin, Nathanson will be performing in Columbus for the price of $22. His new album, Last of the Great Pretenders, was released in July and fans will enjoy the similar sounds of his hits “Come On Get Higher” and “Faster.”

Taking the stage Nov. 14 at the LC Pavilion is the alternative rock band MGMT. The group’s new album MGMT was released this past September and the band is currently on its international tour. Their hits “Kids,” “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend” from their first album Oracular Spectacular captured the attention of audiences everywhere and they are ready to give MGMT fans a live taste of their new music.

Pop artist and actor Justin Timberlake will take the stage on Nov. 16 at Nationwide Arena. After a drought of recording music, Timberlake released his bestselling album The 20-20 Experience in March. Currently on his world tour, Timberlake will make a one night stop in Columbus, entertaining an already sold out arena.

Currently on their cross country tour, alternative rock band Manchester Orchestra will be hitting the stage at Newport Music Hall on Nov. 17. The group’s latest album Simple Math was released in 2011, and their greatest hits include “I’ve Got Friends” and “Make It To Me,” which is a collaboration with the band Grouplove. Presented by CD102.5, Manchester Orchestra will be playing for around $20 a ticket.

John Mayer entered the spotlight with his hit songs “Say” and “Waiting On the World to Change.” Now he is back again with an all new album Paradise Valley, which was released in August. The album’s international tour lasts until mid-December. The singer-songwriter will be performing at the Schottenstein Center on Dec. 3, and is expected to have a full show.

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