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Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Blake Shelton, Phillip Phillips


BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog

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ON SALE NOV. 10

Boy Named Banjo. 8 p.m. Jan. 16. City Winery. $12-$20. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Nick Hagelin. 8 p.m. Jan. 17. City Winery. $12-$15. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Snarky Puppy. 8 p.m. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15. Variety Playhouse. $38-$51. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Al Stewart - Year of the Cat. 8 p.m. Feb 18. City Winery. $40-$55. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Lights. 7 p.m. Feb. 20. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Phillip Phillips. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. Variety Playhouse. $26-$29 ($100 VIP tickets). www.variety-playhouse.com.

Blake Shelton. 7 p.m. March 8. Philips Arena. $52-$358. TM.

Sylvan Esso. 8 p.m. March 17. Tabernacle. $30. LN.

The Hodgetwins. 8 p.m. March 25. Variety Playhouse. $26-$56. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Andy Grammer. 8:30 p.m. April 6. Variety Playhouse. $30-$32. www.variety-playhouse.com.

ON SALE NOV. 11

The Expendables. 7 p.m. Feb 27. Masquerade. $17. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Darrell Scott with Jim Laurderdale (Rodney Crowell canceled). 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Variety Playhouse. $36-$46. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Whitechapel. 6 p.m. Nov. 10. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Andrew Belle. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. Vinyl. $12-$15. TA.

Tori Amos. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $45.50-$79.50. TM.

Sesame Street Live. Nov. 10-12 (showtimes vary). $20-$50. Infinite Energy Arena. www.infinitenergycenter.com.

Tayla Parx. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Masquerade. $15. TM.

TroyBoi. 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band. 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Fox Theatre. $45-$145. www.foxtheatre.org.

John Cleese and the Holy Grail. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $56-$251. TM.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real with Nikki Lane. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Variety Playhouse. $21. www.variety-playhouse.com.

A Conversation with Tyler Perry. 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Fox Theatre. $38.50-$128.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Cousin Stizz. 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Marc Anthony. 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Philips Arena. $65-$145. TM.

Jay-Z. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Philips Arena. $39.50-$199.50. LN.

Zusha with Aaron Holder. Nov. 14. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12 adv./$75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Kyle Tuttle Electric Band and High River Band. Nov. 14. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Daniel Hearn and The Static Pajamas, Peachtree Dish and the Sound of Fire. Nov. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $5 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

The Maine. 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Masquerade. $25. TM.

The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Cobb Energy Centre. $45-$125. TM.

Midas Wright, Boots and Katz, Saint Jak. Nov. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Randy Newman. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$125.50. TM.

Grass is Dead featuring Reverend Jeff Mosier. Nov. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12 adv/$75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Steep Canyon Rangers. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Variety Playhouse. $18-$41. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Passafire. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Branan Murphy, Kid Politics and Mark Strokes. Nov. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $7 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

ATL Comedy Jam, featuring Lavell Crawford, Corey Holcomb, JB Smoove, Sheryl Underwood, Michael Blackson, and D.C. Young Fly.. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Fox Theatre. $53.20-$148.95. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Motet and Dopapod. 9 p.m. Nov. 18. Variety Playhouse. $26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Front Bottoms. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Masquerade. $26. TM.

Pierce Fulton. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Celtic Thunder with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $45.50-$99.50. TM.

The Dreaded Marco, A Slow Boat to China and Alias Patrick Kelly. Nov. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Rujen, Jacob Furr, Ryan Tharp. Nov. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Shoegazers CD release with Eddie Rascal, Twin Birds, the Rovers and Choir of Babble. Nov. 21. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring. 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$89.50. TM.

Flannel Nation, Running with the Devil, Shake Your Money Maker and Stone Temple Pirates. Nov. 22. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv./$75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Celebration Day, Led Zeppelin Tribute. Nov. 22. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Rumours. A tribute to Fleetwood Mac. 8 p.m. Nov. 22. Variety Playhouse. $16. www.variety-playhouse.com.

In Cahoots. Nov. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Dave Koz. 8 p.m. Nov. 24. Cobb Energy Centre. $36-$79. TM.

Jhene Aiko. 7 p.m. Nov. 24. Masquerade. $32.50. TM.

Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. Nov. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv./$75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith with Jordan Smith. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. Infinite Energy Arena. www.axs.com.

Disney’s Broadway Hits with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Nov. 25-26. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $20-$89. TM.

Scarface with Gorgeous George. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. The Loft. $25. TA.

Robb Bank$ with Craig Xen and Kid Trunks. 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Vinyl. $20. TA.

All That Remains. 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Candybox Revue: Inglorious Berlesque. Nov. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $20 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Low Frequency Messiah, Sister Sandoz and Gravatation. Nov. 27. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Lerogie, Resonant and Josh Robert Purgason. Nov. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Lady Gaga. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Philips Arena. $50-$230. TM.

Christmas with the Celts. 8 p.m. Nov. 28. $20-$35. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Bone Daddys, Back to Memphis and Lindsay Petsch. Nov. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Dead & Company. 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Phiilips Arena. $99-$550. TM.

Dead and Company After Party w/ Dead Affect. Nov. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $8 adv./ $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Hatebreed. 6 p.m. Nov. 30. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Illenium with Said the Sky and Dabin. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 30. Variety Playhouse. $25-$30. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Doublewide. Dec. 1. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Memory Dean. Dec. 1. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $20 adv./$125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Cut Copy. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lil Pump. 7 p.m. Dec. 2. Masquerade. $27. TM.

Merry Y’alltide celebration, featuring the Whiskey Gentry and Cory Branan with Pony League. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Variety Playhouse. $19-$21. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Moses Mo, Brooks Hubbard Band and Rob Agocs. Dec. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Molotov. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Center Stage. $40-$45. TM.

Rick Springfield and Richard Marx. Dec. 5. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$109.50.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! 8 p.m. Dec. 6. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $47.50-$62.50. TM.

XXYYXX and Chrome Sparks. 9 p.m. Dec. 6. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Amsterdam Station, Acid Tongue and the Mammoths. Dec. 7. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$95.50. TM.

Kamasi Washington. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Variety Playhouse. $33-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Sundogs present the eight annual celebration of Tom Petty. Dec. 8. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $15 adv./$100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 3 and 8 p.m. Dec. 9. $48.50-$88.50. Infinite Energy Arena. www.axs.com.

Robert Earl Keen. 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Variety Playhouse. $36-$56. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Bryce & Bethany Merritt. Dec. 9. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

Raelynn Rave. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. The Loft. $15-$18. (MOVED from Variety Playhouse Oct. 26; tickets from original show date will be honored). TA.

Electric Glitterland. Dec. 10. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Set to Stun. 7 p.m. Dec. 10. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Gary Numan. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Katy Perry. 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Philips Arena. TM.

Smith & Myers. 7 p.m. Dec. 12. Masquerade. $29.50. TM.

Jake Bugg. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Variety Playhouse. $26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Bully. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Terminal West. $15. www.ticketfly.com.

Gin Blossoms. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Asheville Holiday Hang with Town Mountain and the Honey Cutters. Dec. 14. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

A Johnny Waters Christmas. 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Variety Playhouse. $39.50-$45; $125 (VIP with meet-and-greet. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball featuring Demi Lovato, Logic, Zedd, Nick Jonas and more. 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Philips Arena. TM.

Break Away. 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Casting Crowns and For King & Country. 7 p.m. Dec. 17. Infinite Energy Arena. $25-$79. www.axs.com.

Avery Sunshine. 8 p.m. Dec 17-19. City Winery. $35-$50. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Janet Jackson. 8 p.m. Dec. 17. Philips Arena. $29.50-$125. TM.

The Presmanes Brothers. Dec. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv./ $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Jennifer Nettles and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$125.50. TM.

Jimi Cravity. Dec. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $15 adv./$100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Carly Burrus. Dec 21. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $12 adv./ $75 VIP www.ticketweb.com.

Home Free. 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$39.50. TM.

Hundredth. 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Behind the Sun, El Scorcho, Suck on Primus and Gold Soundz. Dec. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $12 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

No Genre presents B.o.B. Dec. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $25 adv./$150 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Marcus Johnson. 8 p.m. Dec 26. City Winery. $18-$26. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Kilo Ali. Dec. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $15 adv./$125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Machinefunk (Widespread Panic Tribute). Dec. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Roots of a Rebellion and Kaya’s Embrace. Dec. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Minnesota with Psymbionic and the Widdler. 9 p.m. Dec. 30. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Tauk with Naughty Professor. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Xscape with Tamar Braxton. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Philips Arena. TM.

The Howlin’ Brothers. Jan. 3. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Black Fox, Box Car Radio, Good Graces and Hills & Holler. Jan. 5. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

John Thrasher. Jan. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $12. www.ticketweb.com.

Henry Rollins. 8 p.m. Jan. 7. Variety Playhouse. $36-$41. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Jason Marcum, Daniel Boonelight and Lara Hersovitch. Jan. 7. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Paula Poundstone. 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Buckhead Theatre. $30-$65. TM.

The Grapes. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Variety Playhouse. $20-$25. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Maysa Leak. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Jan 15. City Winery. $45-$60. Tickets available at www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Kathleen Battle with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Jan. 19. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $59-$99. TM.

Miranda Lambert with Jon Pardi and Brent Cobb. 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Infinite Energy Arena. TM.

Escape Vehicle. Jan. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Killers. 8 p.m. Jan. 21. Infinite Energy Arena. $25-$90. www.axs.com.

David Rawlings. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Variety Playhouse. $33-$41. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Tim Barry. 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Say Anything. 7 p.m. Jan. 25 and Jan. 26. Masquerade. $23. TM.

The Music of Prince with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Jan. 26. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$89.50. TM.

Zoso. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 26 and Jan. 27. Variety Playhouse. $21-$24. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Longshot Saints CD release and House of Thomas. Jan. 27. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Miranda Sings. Jan. 28. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$89. TM.

The Steeldrivers. 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Buckhead Theatre. LN.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Variety Playhouse. $33.50-$37. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Winter Jam, featuring Skillet, Kari Jobe, Building 429, John Crist and more. 6 p.m. Feb. 3. Philips Arena. $15 donation at the door (no tickets required). www.2018.jamtour.com.

Lana Del Rey. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Philips Arena. TM.

Diana Krall. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $49.50-$125.50. TM.

August Burns Red. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Masquerade. $23. TM.

Blues Traveler. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Kid Rock. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Infinite Energy Arena. www.axs.com.

Marillion. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Variety Playhouse. $46-$51. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lalah Hathaway. 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Center Stage. $39-$170. TM.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Cobb Energy Centre. $27-$102. TM.

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice. Feb. 15-Feb. 19 (show times vary). $15-$105.TM.

Pleasure Club and PLS PLS. Feb. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $20 adv./$125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Pleasure Club and Young Antiques. Feb. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar - Music Room. $20 adv./$125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Delbert McClinton. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Variety Playhouse. $40-$56. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Howard Jones. 8 p.m. Feb 21. City Winery. $81-$111. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Emancipator Ensemble. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Variety Playhouse. $26-$30. www.variety-playhouse.com.

An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash. 8 p.m. March 6. $81-$111. Tickets available at www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Hippie Sabotage. 7 p.m. March 8. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Robin Tower. 8 p.m. March 15. Center Stage. $40-$50. TM.

Joshua Radin. 8 p.m. March 15. City Winery. $45-$55. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Lee Ann Womack. 8 p.m. March 29. City Winery. $30-$45. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Felipe Esparza. 8 p.m. March 31. Variety Playhouse. $35-$51. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Chopin Society of Atlanta presents Rafal Blechacz. 5 p.m. April 15. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $25-$45. TM.

Judah & The Lion. 8 p.m. April 20. Tabernacle. $54-$125. TM

Pink. 8 p.m. April 21. Philips Arena. $47-$344. TM.

Foo Fighters. 7 p.m. April 28. Georgia State Stadium. $54-$94. TM.

Yo Yo Ma with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. May 5. Atlanta Symphony Hall. SOLD OUT.$99.50-$199.50. TM.

Kevin Nealon. 7 p.m. May 11; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 12. City Winery. $40-$50. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Graham Parker. 8 p.m. May 13. City Winery. $20-26. Tickets available at www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Shania Twain. 7:30 p.m. June 4, 2018. Infinite Energy Arena. www.axs.com.

Harry Styles with Kacey Musgraves. 8 p.m. June 11, 2018. Infinite Energy Arena. $39.50-$99.50. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Sam Smith. 8 p.m. July 10. Infinite Energy Arena. $35-$125. www.axs.com.

Niall Horan. 7 p.m. Sept. 20, 2018. Verizon Amphitheatre. $47-$107. LN.


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