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Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Olivia Newton-John, The B-52s


BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog

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ON SALE  JAN. 27

Electric Glitterland Rock n’ Roll Cabaret. Feb. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Internet. 8 p.m. March 2. The Loft. $25. TA.

Sevendust. 7 p.m. March 17. Masquerade. $40. TM.

Adam Gontier. 7 p.m. March 31. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Duran Duran. 8 p.m. April 8. Chastain Park. $35-$85. LN.

Olivia Newton-John. 7 p.m. April 9. Cobb Energy Centre. $56-$$122. TM.

The Musical Box. 8 p.m. April 12. Center Stage. $25-$75. TM.

The Maine. 6:30 p.m. April 21. Masquerade. $22. TM.

Sister Hazel. 8 p.m. April 22. Variety Playhouse. $27. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Elovators. 7:30 p.m. May 10. Masquerade. $8. TM.

G Jones with the Widdler and Sayer. 9 p.m. May 26. Variety Playhouse. $21. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The 2017 Country Megaticket, featuring Luke Bryan (June 17), Lady Antebellum (Sept. 8), Thomas Rhett (Sept. 30), Florida Georgia Line (Oct. 20), and more. Multiple dates. Verizon Amphitheatre. $199-$649. LN.

The B-52s with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Sept. 15. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $49.50-$125.50. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Yacht Rock Revue performs the Beatles’ “Abby Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” 8:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.ticketfly.com.

Wild Kratts Live. Jan. 27-28 (show times vary). Cobb Energy Centre. $27-$97. TM.

Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag. 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Masquerade. $23.50. TM.

Big Something, People’s Blues of Richmond and Saturn Valley. Jan. 27. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

James Shealy, Isaac & Joel with Jordy Searcy. Jan. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

24Hrs with Ye Ali. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. Vinyl. $17. TA.

J Boog. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 28. The Loft. $18. TA.

Delbert McClinton (CD release show). 8 p.m. Jan. 28. $35.50-$38. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh and Gwilym Simcock. Jan. 31. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$79.50. TM.

Dirkschneider. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Variety Playhouse. $30-$35. TM.

Yarn. Jan. 31. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Atmosphere with Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Center Stage. $24-$27. TM.

Starkill and Spellcaster. 7 p.m. Feb. 1. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Brother Hawk. (Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company launch party). Feb. 2. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. Free. www.ticketweb.com.

The Devil Makes Three. 9 p.m. Feb. 3. Variety Playhouse. $22.50-$25. TM.

Pat Cooper and Ray Fulcher. Feb. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP Tables www.ticketweb.com.

Gad Elmaleh. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$69.50. TM.

My Maiden Name and Roy Saunders. Feb. 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Kevn Kinney (of Drivin’ and Cryin’). 8 p.m. Feb. 4. The Oak Room at Serenbe Inn. $20. www.brownpapertickets.com.

Tinsley Ellis. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Variety Playhouse. $18-$20. www.variety-playhouse.com.

William Control. 7 p.m. Feb. 6. Masquerade. $15. TM.

August Burns Red. 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Masquerade. $23. TM.

Al Dimeola. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Variety Playhouse. $40-$45 ($125 upgrade includes soundcheck, meet-and-greet and more). www.ticketfly.com.

Rick Astley. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Center Stage. $35-$39. TM.

Zoso (Led Zeppelin covers). Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (show times vary). variety-playhouse.com.

Bon Jovi. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Philips Arena. $37.50-$552.75. TM.

Rumours Fleetwood Mac Tribute with Stardust Memories: The David Bowie Tribute. Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $20 adv. / $150 VIP tables (includes commemorative poster & bottle of champagne). www.ticketweb.com.

Snap Judgment. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$75. TM.

Isaiah Rashad. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. The Loft. $18-$22. TA.

Mickey Avalon. 7 p.m. Feb. 12. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Mayhem. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Lolo. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. Vinyl. $12. TA.

Maurice Brown. 8 p.m. Feb. 13. City Winery. $25-$35. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Secondhand Serenade. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Andrea Bocelli. Feb. 14. Infinite Energy Arena. $79-$369. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Ms. Lauryn Hill. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tabernacle $49.50-$105.50. LN.

Yes: The Album Series. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $49.50-$125.50. TM.

Arithmetik Musiq and the Bystander Effect. Feb. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Mahogony Marie with 11th Hour. Feb. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75. VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme. Feb. 15-20 (show times vary). Philips Arena. $15-$93. TM.

The Trews. Feb. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. /$50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Eric Church. Feb. 16. Infinite Energy Arena. $29-$89. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Yanni. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$250. TM.

Bird Dog Jubilee. Feb. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Dead Affect with Honeywood. Feb. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Colin Lake and Mitch Haney. Feb. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Hari Kondabolu. 9 p.m. Feb. 17. Center Stage. $17-$25. TM.

Max & Iggor Cavalera. 6 p.m. Feb. 17. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Carnifex. 7 p.m. Feb. 18. Masquerade. $16. TM.

Jay Leno. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Cobb Energy Centre. $56-$146. TM.

Kween & Nu Experiance. Feb. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Sebastian Maniscalco. 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Cobb Energy Centre. $42.15-$63.35. TM.

Mike & the Moonpies. Feb. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

K. Flay. 7 p.m. Feb. 21. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Tony Bennett. Feb. 21. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $59.50-$175.50. TM.

Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) with John Judkins (of Rwake). Feb. 22. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP Tables www.ticketweb.com.

The Cadillac Three. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Variety Playhouse. $18-$21. www.ticketfly.com.

Sick of It All. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Lemuria with Mikey Erg. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Sally & George (members of Della Mae & Sol Driven Train). Late show. Feb. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Girls, Guns and Glory. Feb. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Polyphia. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Tab Benoit. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.ticketfly.com.

Disco Tendencies with the Orange Constant and Lagoons. Feb. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

CMT Next Women of Country featuring Martina McBride. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Cobb Energy Centre. $46.50-$56.50. TM.

Daya. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26; $80 VIP tickets include meet-and-greet and photo op. TM.

Parker Smith & the Bandwidth. Feb. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP Tables www.ticketweb.com.

Tony Levitas & the Leviathans (CD release). Feb. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Arlo Guthrie. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $35-$89.50. TM.

Lake Street Drive. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Variety Playhouse. $30. www.ticketfly.com.

Sting with Joe Sumner and the Last Bandoleros. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Tabernacle. $80.50-$174.50. LN.

Silent Planet. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Masquerade. $14. TM.

Big Mean Sound Machine. March 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Southern Soul Assembly with JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard. 8 p.m. March 1. Variety Playhouse. $32-$46. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Suicidal Tendencies. 7 p.m. March 3. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Alan Cumming. 8 p.m. March 3. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$125.50. TM.

Sidewalks & Skeletons, Brothel, Resonata, Luminance, Shanti B2B Toka. DJ sets & live music accompaniment. March 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Jazz Is Phish. March 3. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $17 adv. / $125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Charlie Wilson with Fantasia, Johnny Gill and Solero. 7:30 p.m. March 4. Philips Arena. $49.50-$104. TM.

Dawes. 8 p.m. March 4. Variety Playhouse. $28-$29. www.ticketfly.com.

Electric Avenue. March 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. 8 p.m. March 4. Buckhead Theatre. $28-$32. TM.

Overkill with Nile, Khaotika and Monsura. 8 p.m. March 5. Variety Playhouse. $25. www.ticketfly.com.

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney. March 7. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$89.50. TM.

Deafheaven. 7 p.m. March 7. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Born of Osiris. 6 p.m. March 8. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Garrison Keillor. 8 p.m. March 9. Cobb Energy Centre. $49.50-$149.50. TM.

The Expendables. 7 p.m. March 9. Masquerade. $16.50. TM.

Edison. March 9. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

“The Naked Magicians.” March 10-11 (show times vary). Buckhead Theatre. $35-$45. TM.

Green Day with Against Me. 7:30 p.m. March 10. Infinite Energy Arena. $49.50-$59.50. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Ballbreakers with Cherry Bomb. March 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

The Steeldrivers. 8 p.m. March 10. Variety Playhouse. $25-$40. www.ticketfly.com.

The Dig. 7 p.m. March 10. Masquerade. $10. TM.

City and Colour. 9 p.m. March 11. Variety Playhouse. $36-$41. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Jim Jefferies. 8 p.m. March 11. Cobb Energy Centre. $36.50-$46.50. TM.

Norah Jones. 8 p.m. March 11. Fox Theatre. $26-$71.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones. 7:30 p.m. March 12. $55-$75. www.ticketfly.com.

Celtic Woman. 3 p.m. March 12. Cobb Energy Centre. $39-$75. TM.

Galen Weston Band. March 13. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi. 8 p.m. March 14. Philips Arena. $39.50-$99.50. TM.

Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull). March 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $25 adv. /$150 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Jose James. 8 p.m. March 16. Center Stage. $26-$57. TM.

Idan Raichel. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 17. City Winery. $48-$75. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Nails. 7 p.m. March 17. Masquerade. $15. TM.

The Decibel Magazine Tour, featuring Kreator, Obituary, Midnight and Horrendous. 6 p.m. March 18. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Greco with Lion & Company. March 18. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP Tables. www.ticketweb.com.

HeRobust. 9 p.m. March 18. Variety Playhouse. $16-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Survival Kit, The Carolyn, Broken City Sky. March 18. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

“The Price is Right” Live. 7:30 p.m. March 21. Fox Theatre. $39-$78.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Simple Plan. 6:30 p.m. March 21. Masquerade. $30.50. TM.

Minus the Bearwith Beach Slang and Bayonne. 8 p.m. March 21. Variety Playhouse. $26-$29. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Saba. 7 p.m. March 21. Masquerade. $15. TM.

The Menzingers with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid. 7 p.m. March 22. Masquerade. $17. TM.

After the Burial. 7 p.m. March 22. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Hippo Campus. 7 p.m. March 23. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Conor Oberst. 8 p.m. March 23. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Amel Larrieux. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. March 25. City Winery. $30-$40. www.citywinery.com/atlanta

We the Kings. 7 p.m. March 27. Masquerade. $25. TM.

The Magnetic Fields. 8 p.m. March 27-28. Variety Playhouse. $41-$46. www.ticketfly.com.

Enter Shikari. 7 p.m. March 28. Masquerade. $17. TM.

Dangermuffin and Dead27s. March 30. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP Tables. www.ticketweb.comThe Bumbs, Andrew Carter and Saint Roosevelt. Monday, February 13. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 8 p.m. March 31. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$69.50. TM.

Puddles Pity Party. 8 p.m. April 1. Center Stage. $29-$39. TM.

Tribute: A Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. April 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Radiohead. 7:30 p.m. April 1. Philips Arena. $45-5.-$85.50. TM.

Control Burn, West King String Band, Glumson Brothers. April 2. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

The Skints. 7 p.m. April 3. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Hayseed Dixie. April 6. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $18 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Unlikely Candidates. 8 p.m. April 7. Vinyl. $10-$12. TA.

The Zombies. 8 p.m. April 8. Variety Playhouse. $40-$60. www.ticketfly.com.

Tim Rushlow & His Big Band. 9 p.m. April 8. Center Stage. $41-$49. TM.

Ron White. 10 p.m. April 8. Cobb Energy Centre. $55-$65. TM.

Ariana Grande with Little Mix and Victoria Monet. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Philips Arena. $29.95-$199.95. TM.

Panic! At the Disco. 7 p.m. April 12. Infinite Energy Arena. $39.50-$59.50. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Red Hot Chili Peppers. 8 p.m. April 14. Philips Arena. $53-$103. TM.

Testament. 6:30 p.m. April 15. Center Stage. $26.50. TM.

Alanis Sophia. April 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Pile. 7 p.m. April 17. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Jump Little Children. 8 p.m. April 20. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31 ($51 VIP ticket). www.ticketfly.com.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. 7:30 p.m. April 22. Philips Arena. TM.

Jon McLaughlin. 8 p.m. April 22. City Winery. $18-$26. www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

Ben Folds with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. April 24. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $42.50-$89.50. TM.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. 7:30 p.m. April 27. Philips Arena. $49.50-$149.50. TM.

Billy Joel. 8 p.m. April 28. Suntrust Park. $54.50-$139.50. TM.

Christian McBride Trio. 8 p.m. April 29. Variety Playhouse. $33.50-$40.50 ($66 for VIP meet-and-greet). www.ticketfly.com.

Rival Sons. 7 p.m. April 29. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Neil Diamond. 8 p.m. April 30. Philips Arena. $29.50-$149.50. TM.

The New Pornographers. 8 p.m. May 2. Variety Playhouse. $35. www.variety-playhouse.com.

A Perfect Circle. 8 p.m. May 2. Verizon Amphitheatre. $25-$79.50. LN.

State Champs. 6 p.m. May 3. Masquerade. $19.99. TM.

Shaky Beats Music Festival, featuring the Chainsmokers. Kaskade, Griz, Flosstradamus and more. May 5-7. Centennial Olympic Park. $165, three-day general admission tickets; $399, three-day VIP tickets. www.shakybeats.frontgatetickets.com.

Bastille. 8 p.m. May 10. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Damned. 7:30 p.m. May 11. Masquerade. $23. TM.

Shaky Knees Music Festival, featuring The xx, LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Cage the Elephant and more. May 12-15. Centennial Olympic Park. $185, three-day general admission tickets; $525, three-day VIP tickets. www.shakyknees.frontgatetickets.com.

Zac Brown Band. 7 p.m. May 12 and 13. Verizon Amphitheatre. $37.25-$91.25. LN.

The Weeknd. 7:30 p.m. May 13. Phillips Arena. $39.50-$150. TM.

Peter Ciluzzi. May 17. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Delain and Hammerfall. 8 p.m. May 18. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36 ($76 VIP ticket includes show poster and meet-and-greet). www.ticketfly.com.

Mayday Parade. 7 p.m. May 20. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Sigur Ros. 8 p.m. May 23. Fox Theatre. $53.70-$117.40. www.foxtheatre.org.

Real Friends. 5:15 p.m. May 23. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Lionel Richie with Mariah Carey. 7 p.m. May 24. Philips Arena. $39.95-$500. TM.

Morbid Angel. 6:30 p.m. May 25. Masquerade. $22. TM.

Bayside and Say Anything. 7 p.m. May 26. Masquerade. $22. TM.

Chris Rock. 8 p.m. May 26 and 7 p.m. May 27. www.foxtheatre.org.

Avett Brothers. 8 p.m. June 9 and June 10. Fox Theatre. $39.50-$59.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Grass Is Dead (Dead & Co. After Party). Late show. June 13. Smith’s Olde Bar - The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Dead & Company. 7 p.m. June 13. Lakewood Amphitheatre. $40-$149.50. TM.

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers. 7:30 p.m. June 23. Verizon Amphitheatre. $25-$125. LN.

Chris Botti with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 23. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $35-$109.50. TM.

New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. 7:30 p.m. July 14. Infinite Energy Arena. $39.50-$249.95. www.axs.com.

Roger Waters. 8 p.m. July 16. Infinite Energy Arena. $55-$199.50. www.axs.com.

Star Wars and More (the music of John Williams with ASO). 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Verizon Amphitheatre. $19.50-$89.50. TM.

2Cellos with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Chastain Park. $25-$55. LN.


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