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Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton, Brian McKnight


BY LEA HOLLAND/AJC Editorial Assistant

ON SALE FEB. 16

The Acacia Strain. 6 p.m. April 12. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Lit AF Tour with host Martin Lawrence. 7:30 p.m. April 13. Philips Arena. $55-$115. TM.

Jeremy Camp with Micah Tyler. 8 p.m. April 26. Variety Playhouse. $26-$76. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Billy Currington with Locash. 8 p.m. April 27. Coca-Cola Roxy. $36.50-$47.50. TM.

Rising Appalachia. 8 p.m. May 6. Variety Playhouse. $26-$41. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Wonder Years. 6 p.m. May 10. Masquerade. $22. TM.

Buckethead. 8 p.m. May 11. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Mason Jennings. 8 p.m. May 19. City Winery. $22-$28. www.citywinery.com.

Brian McKnight. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. May 30 and May 31. City Winery. $68-$78. www.citywinery.com.

The Polish Ambassador and the Diplomatic Scandal with Wildlight, Ayla Nereo and Ryan Herr. 9 p.m. June 9. Variety Playhouse. $26-$29. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Rascal Flatts with Dan + Shay. 7:30 p.m. June 14. Verizon Amphitheatre. $25.50-$90.25. LN.

Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton. 7 p.m. July 17. Verizion Amphitheatre. $39-$115. LN.

O.A.R. with Matt Nathanson. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Coca-Cola Roxy. $40-$53. TM.

TSOL. 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Masquerade. $20. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS

The Wonderful World of Disney on Ice. Through 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.

Ludwig & the Imaginary Friends with Hayeswho. Feb. 22. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Sierra Hull. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Mill Town Music Hall. $23-$28. www.milltownmusichall.com.

The Character Work Comedy Show. Feb. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar. $7 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Freebird, Led Zepplified, Backyard Birds and Solar Lunartic. Feb. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Chip McGuire Band, the Bluebird Two and Ezra Jacobs. Feb. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

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. CANCELED.

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.

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

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

Audra McDonald. 8 p.m. March 3. Cobb Energy Centre. $50-$125. TM.

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

“The Neighborhood Barbershop: When Love Fades.” March 3-4 (show times vary). $39.50-$79.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Rod Hamdallah with Katy Guillen & the Girls. March 4. Smith’s Olde Bar. $7 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Carport Revival, JP & the Leaky Sneaks and Cougar. March 6. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Leah Calvert, Rev. Mosier & Biscuit Tragedy and Shawn Spencer. March 9. Smith’s Olde Bar. $10 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.

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

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

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

Otherwise. 7 p.m. March 13. Masquerade. $12. 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.

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.

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.

Greco with Lady Love & the Losing Streak. March 16. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

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

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.

Eddie B. 8 p.m. March 23. Cobb Energy Centre. $35-$65. TM.

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

Eddie B. 8 p.m. March 24. Fox Theatre. SOLD OUT.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Hunny. 7 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $13. TM.

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.

3teeth and Ho99o9. 6:30 p.m. April 5. Masquerade. $18. TM.

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

“Stomp.” April 6-7 (show times vary). Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Skizzy Mars. 7 p.m. April 7. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Kevin Hart. 7 p.m. April 8. Philips Arena. $43-$179. TM.

Keith Alberstadt. April 8. Smith’s Olde Bar. $25 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Red and Lacy Sturm. 7 p.m. April 15. Masquerade. $20. TM.

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

Always, Always with Coco and Formative Years. April 16. Smith’s Olde Bar. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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

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

The Garden. 7 p.m. April 21. Masquerade. $15. TM.

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

My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. 8 p.m. April 25. Masquerade. $20. TM.

Stars. 8 p.m. April 25. Variety Playhouse. $26-$29. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Skinny Lister. 7 p.m. April 26. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Hollywood Undead. 6 p.m. April 27. Masquerade. $25. TM.

The Devon Allman Project featuring Duane Betts. 7 p.m. April 29. Masquerade. $27.50. TM.

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

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

’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. $29-$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.

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.

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

Turnstile. 6:30 p.m. May 2. Masquerade. $18. TM.

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.

Emmure. 6 p.m. May 6. Masquerade. $18. TM.

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.

Big Sean with Playboi Carti, Shy Glizzy and G4shi. 7 p.m. May 11. Coca-Cola Roxy. $50-$50-$70.50. TM.

Justin Timberlake. 7:30 p.m. May 11. Infinite Energy Arena. www.axs.com.

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

Tanked Live. 8 p.m. May 12. Variety Playhouse. $32.50-$75. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

Jonathan Davis. 7:30 p.m. May 15. Variety Playhouse. $36-$200. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Primus and Mastodon. 7 p.m. May 16. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

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

Tank and the Bangas. 8 p.m. May 18. Variety Playhouse. $18-$21. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

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

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

Cougar Love, Hunter Callahan and Badhorse Duo. May 30. Smith’s Olde Bar. $7.50 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Leo Kottke. 8 p.m. June 1. Variety Playhouse. $26-$36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

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

Poison and Cheap Trick. 7 p.m. June 5. Verizon Amphitheatre. $39.50-$99.50. LN.

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.

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls. 7 p.m. June. 9. Tabernacle. LN.

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

Stephen Stills and Judy Collins. 7:45 p.m. June 13. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $23-$152. TM.

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.

Enanitos Verdes and Hombres G. 8 p.m Jan. 18. Coca-Cola Roxy. $49.50-$69.50. TM.

Daryl Hall & John Oats with Train. 7 p.m. June 20. $35-$129.50. www.axs.com.

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

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.

Def Leppard with Journey. 6 p.m. July 1. Suntrust Park. 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.

Chicago and REO Speedwagon. 7:30 p.m. July 14. Verizon Amphitheatre. $29.50-$99.50. LN.

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

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.

Chris Stapleton. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. Verizon Amphitheatre. $169-$295. LN.

Elton John. 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Philips Arena. TM.


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