Atlanta Concerts this week: Big Sean, Andrew McMahon


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Red Hot Chili Peppers

A spring leg of the band’s tour continues for its 11th album, “The Getaway,” produced by Danger Mouse. The funk-rock connoisseurs, who last played in Atlanta in 2013 at Music Midtown, have been shuffling their set lists to sometimes include radio-friendly fare such as “Dani California” and “Under the Bridge,” as well as the 2006 fan favorite, “Charlie.”

With Jack Irons. 8 p.m. April 14. $53-$103. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Todd Snider

As the quirky singer-songwriter says in his bio, “I made an album in 1994. I also started a tour in 1994, and that tour is, in a way, still going.” The alt-country performer will bring his guitar and some stories to City Winery for a pair of shows, as well as a set list that’s certain to include some new selections from last fall’s “Eastside Bulldog,” his first solo album since 2012.

8 p.m. April 14 (with Leland Sundries) and April 15 (with Steve Poltz). $32-$44 (April 15 sold out, waitlist available). City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta/.

TUESDAY

Big Sean

The Detroit rapper will begin winding down his “I Decided” tour with his “Uber Everywhere” opener, Atlanta rapper MadeinTYO. Big Sean released his fourth album — which gives the tour its name — on Feb. 3. It features the hit “Bounce Back.”

With MadeinTYO. 8 p.m. April 18. Sold out. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

WEDNESDAY

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

The singer-pianist known for the hit single, “Cecilia and the Satellite,” released his second solo album, “Zombies on Broadway,” in February after spending the past couple of years touring with Gavin DeGraw, Weezer and Panic at the Disco. He’ll return shortly after his solo Atlanta performance to open for Billy Joel at SunTrust Park on April 28.

7 p.m. April 19. $28.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

THURSDAY

Rocktopia

Dubbed “A Classical (R)evolution,” the event celebrates the fusion of classical music with classic rock. The show is making its debut in Atlanta and will feature the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and artists including Tony Vincent of Broadway’s “Rent” and Kimberly Nichole (a season eight finalist on “The Voice” who performs as Mistress of Madness at the private New York nightclub, The Box). Musical arrangements will meld the works of Mozart and Beethoven with anthems from Styx, U2, Journey, The Who and other rockers.

8 p.m. April 20. $39-$81. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.


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