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Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Bon Jovi, Billy Idol, Zac Brown Band


BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog

ON SALE JAN. 19

Crumb and Combo Chimbita. 7 p.m. March 11. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Women of Soul Concert featuring Angie Stone, Tweet, Y’anna Crawley and Phillippia Williams. 7:30 p.m. March 15. Variety Playhouse. $45-$49. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Celebrating David Bowie. 8 p.m. March 18. Buckhead Theatre. LN.

Mike Farris with Bones of J.R. Jones. 8 p.m. March 24. 837 Middleton Way, Serenbe. $20. www.chatthillsmusic.com.

The Buttertones. 7 p.m. March 26. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Bon Jovi. 7:30 p.m. April 20. Philips Arena. TM.

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown. 7 p.m. April 27. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Paul Thorn and band w/ the Blind Boys of Alabama and the McCrary Sisters. 8 p.m. April 27. Variety Playhouse. $31-$46. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Built to Spill and the Afghan Whigs with Ed Harcourt. 8 p.m. April 30. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Billy Idol. 8 p.m. May 1. Coca-Cola Roxy. $39.50-$52.50. LN.

New Found Glory. 6:30 p.m. May 18. Masquerade. $24. TM.

Tune-Yards. 9 p.m. May 19. Variety Playhouse. $27-$30. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Petit Biscuit. 9 p.m. May 31. Variety Playhouse. $36-$39. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Devastation on the Nation 2018 tour, featuring Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Signs of the Swarm and more. 4:30 p.m. June 17. Masquerade. $18. TM.

King Gizzard and the Lizzard Wizard. 8:30 p.m. June 20. Variety Playhouse. $27-$29. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Derek Smalls (of Spinal Tap) with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 29. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$149.50. TM.

Zac Brown Band. 6:30 p.m. June 30. SunTrust Park. $86-$695. TM.

Paw Patrol Live. June 30-July 1 (show times vary). Fox Theatre. $22.50-$133.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Kidz Bop Live. 6 p.m. July 28. Verizon Amphitheatre. $20-$55. LN.

ON SALE JAN. 20

Steely Dan and the Doobie Brothers. 7:30 p.m. May 19. Verizon Ampitheatre. $25-$199.50. LN.

UPCOMING SHOWS

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.

A Very Loud Death, Holders and Satyr. Jan. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. Variety Playhouse. $41-$200. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Maggie Schneider, Melissa Plett and Haze. Jan. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.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.

Ultrafaux, 9 String Theory and Lon Eldridge. Jan. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar. $15. www.ticketweb.com.

Stackstone Slim and the Menders. Jan. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Ron White. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Infinite Energy Theater. $44.50. www.axs.com.

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.

Al Shelton and Brock Zeman. Jan. 30. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

Emery, As Cities Burn and In Your Royal Memory. Jan. 30. Smith’s Olde Bar. $20. www.ticketweb.com.

Haunted Summer. Feb. 1. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Pretty Vacant and King and Queens. Feb. 2. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Devvon Terrell. 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Liberator, Wieuca and Tall as Pine. Feb. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Fairshake, TGTG and Red Tyde Rising. Feb. 5. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Motel Radio and Airpark. Feb. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

Lettuce. 9 p.m. Feb. 7. Variety Playhouse. $28-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Hosea Music, the Traveling Ones and Hunter Callahan. Feb. 8. Smith’s Olde Bar - Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Abbey Road Live. Feb. 9. Smith’s Olde Bar. $15 adv./$125 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Airbound Ent. and Medicine for the Soul present: Hedonistas, the Night Shift and Honey Hips. Feb. 10. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$75 VIP. www.ticketweb.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.

We Were Sharks. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Palehound and Weaves. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Roots of Creation, Kash’d Out and the Elovaters. Feb. 13. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12/$75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Mary J. Blige. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Fox Theatre. $78.60-$280.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Reed Mathis. Feb. 14. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10; $75 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

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

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.

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

Sponge. 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Balkun Brothers, Fux and the Halem Albright Band. Feb. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$75 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Sarah Borges and Campbell Harrison. Feb. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10. www.ticketweb.com.

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

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

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

Flor. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Indigo Girls. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Red Clay Music Foundry. $65-$75. www.eddieowenpresents.com.

Diet Cig. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Masquerade. $13. TM.

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

Gabriel Iglesias. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Philips Arena. TM.

The Revolution. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Tabernacle. $35-$225. LN.

Pop Up Magazine. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Variety Playhouse. $30. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Harm’s Way. 6 p.m. Feb. 26. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Gordon Lightfoot. 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$89.50. TM.

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

Benjamin Clementine. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Variety Playhouse. $21-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Heartless Romantic, Like Mike and the Keepsake. Feb. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Travis Green. 8 p.m. March 1. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Knocked Loose and Terror. 6 p.m. March 2. Masquerade. $16. TM.

Of Good Nature, Crane. March 2. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

Adult. 7 p.m. March 2. Masquerade. $14. TM.

Railroad Earth. 8 p.m. March 2 and March 3. Variety Playhouse. $27.50-$31 ($50 for two-day pass). www.variety-playhouse.com.

MercyMe with Tenth Avenue North. 7:30 p.m. March 2. Fox Theatre. $17.50-$72. www.foxtheatre.org.

Dixie Dregs. 8 p.m. March 3. Center Stage. $39-$75. TM.

American Nightmare. 7 p.m. March 4. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Senses Fail. 6 p.m. March 5. Masquerade. $17. TM.

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

Lil Xan with $teven Cannon. 7 p.m. March 6. Masquerade. $15 ($89 for meet-and-greet). TM.

Kolars. 8:30 p.m. March 7. Aisle 5. $14-$16. www.ticketfly.com.

Hamrick & Haynes. March 7. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

George Winston. 8 p.m. March 8. Variety Playhouse. $31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

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

Chris Connelly, Jack Donovan, Attic Fowler. March 8. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

I’m With Her. 8 p.m. March 10. Variety Playhouse. $28.50-$33.50. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Hunna and Coasts. 7 p.m. March 10. Masquerade. $16. TM.

Propagandhi. 7 p.m. March 11. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Starset. 6 p.m. March 13. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Flashback Flash, Vibrant Troubadours and Around Hounds. March 13. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Drugstore Gypsies. March 14. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv./$60 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Adelaide Tai, Ben Ricketts, Space Tiger and Cntry. March 15. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Katt Williams. 8 p.m. March 16. Philips Arena. $52-$125. TM.

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

Iced Earth. 7 p.m. March 17. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Mac Sabbath. 7 p.m. March 17. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Longclaw, Still Warning, Echoes of Savages. March 17. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

Shame and Snail Mail. 7 p.m. March 18. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Romeo Santos. 8 p.m. March 18. Philips Arena. TM.

Porches. 7 p.m. March 19. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Timeflies. 7 p.m. March 21. Masquerade. $25. TM.

The Contortionist. 6 p.m. March 21. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Hudson Moore. March 22. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv./$75 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Watain. 6 p.m. March 23. Masquerade. $22.50. TM.

Matt Kearney. 8 p.m. March 23. Tabernacle. $98.50. LN.

Tal National. March 24. Smith’s Olde Bar. $15 adv./$120 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Talib Kweli. 7 p.m. March 24. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Stardog and the Hearsay. March 24. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

Eddie B. 8 p.m. March 24. Fox Theatre. $25-$65. www.foxtheatre.org.

Moose Blood. 7 p.m. March 24. Masquerade. $18.99. TM.

K.Flay with Youngblud. 8:30 p.m. March 24. Variety Playhouse. $19 (VIP, $89). www.ticketfly.com.

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

Ty Dolla $ign. 7 p.m. March 28. Masquerade. $29.50. TM.

Parkway Drive. 7 p.m. March 28. Masquerade. $23. TM.

Sorority Noise. 7 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $15. TM.

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

Our Last Night. 6 p.m. March 30. Masquerade. $16. TM.

Yacht Rock Revue plays the Talking Heads. 8:30 p.m. March 30. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

David T and friends. March 31. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv./$60 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

Darren Knight (aka Southern Momma). 8 p.m. March 31. Cobb Energy Centre. $25.50-$33.50. TM.

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

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

Dark Star Orchestra. 8 p.m. April 6 and April 7. Buckhead Theatre. $31-$35 ($50 for two-day passes). TM.

KZ, Jonny D and Zatchr. April 11. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

The Oh Hellos. 8 p.m. April 12. Variety Playhouse. $21-$68. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Oh Hellos. 8 p.m. April 12. Variety Playhouse. $18-$21 ($68 VIP tickets). www.variety-playhouse.com.

Dirty Guv’nahs. 8:30 p.m. April 13. Variety Playhouse. $36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lerogie, the David Pippin Trio and Melody Kiser. April 15. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

Loudon Wainright. 8 p.m. April 15. City Winery. $38-$46. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

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

Jake Miller. 7:30 p.m. April 18. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Ty Segall & the Freedom Band. 8:30 p.m. April 18. Variety Playhouse. $23-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Ty Segall and the Freedom Band. 8:30 p.m. April 18. $23-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

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

Soulfly & Nile. 6 p.m. April 27. Masquerade. $22. TM.

Rob Lowe. 8 p.m. April 27. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $45-$200. TM.

’90s Block Party with Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Ginuwine, Next and Dru Hill. 7:30 p.m. April 27. Fox Theatre. $59.50-$150. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Dixie Dregs. 8 p.m. April 28. Center Stage. $39-$75. TM.

The Residents. 8 p.m. April 29. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Chris Tomlin with Kim Walker Smith, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Well, Pat Barrett. 7 p.m. April 29. Infinite Energy Arena. $15-$249. www.axs.com.

Yanni. 7:30 p.m. May 2. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Todrick Hall. 7 p.m. May 6. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

Panda Bear with Geologist. 8 p.m. May 10. Variety Playhouse. $22-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

Sarah Peacock. May 12. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12; $75 VIP. www.ticketweb.com.

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

U2. 9 p.m. May 28. Infinite Energy Arena. $45-$329. www.axs.com.

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

Royal Blood. 8 p.m. June 8. Variety Playhouse. $30-$33. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Royal Blood. 8 p.m. June 8. Variety Playhouse. $30-$33. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. 7:30 p.m. June 23. Infinite Energy Arena. $69.50-$119.50. www.axs.com.

Bill Maher. 8 p.m. June 23. Cobb Energy Centre. $46.50-$325. TM.

Foreigner with Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. July 7. Verizon Amphitheatre. $19.71-$350. LN.

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

Kesha and Macklemore. 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. LN.

Sugarland with Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell. 7 p.m. Aug. 3. Infinite Energy Arena. $31.50-$101. TM.

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

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets film concert series. Oct. 5-7, show times vary. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $59.50-$129.50. TM.


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