Atlanta Concerts this week: Bryan Ferry, Raul Midón


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Green Day

The California pop-punk trio hasn’t visited Atlanta since a 2010 stop in Alpharetta. But their new album, “Revolution Radio,” was reason enough to hit the road for a handful of U.S. dates following a run through Europe. Expect to hear a hit list spanning “Basket Case” to “American Idiot.”

With Against Me! 7:30 p.m. March 10. $49.50-$59.50. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 1-888-929-7849, www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

NuSoul Revival

Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings, Kindred Family Soul, and Chrisette Michele headline this gathering, which wants to send the message “Good Music Still Lives!” The team behind the ATL Soul Life Music Festival expanded its initial one-off festival concept this year to include a 22-city tour that also plans to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Headliner Musiq Soulchild is coming off a busy 2016, which included the release of his seventh studio album, “Life on Earth.”

8 p.m. March 10. $52-$99. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.

SATURDAY

Norah Jones

The nine-time Grammy winner, who vaulted to stardom in 2002 with the much-lauded “Come Away With Me,” returns to her piano-based sounds on her new record, “Day Breaks,” which features nine new songs and a trio of covers. This is her first Atlanta appearance since 2012.

8 p.m. March 11. $56-$71.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.

SUNDAY

Celtic Woman

The dulcet-toned voices of the Irish quartet - Mairéad Carlin, Tara McNeill, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon – will power songs from the group’s extensive catalog, as well as from their new release, “Voices of Angels.” The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World chart, while its last album, “Destiny,” is still nestled just outside of the Top 10 more than 50 weeks after its arrival.

3 p.m. March 12. $34-$75. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com .

TUESDAY

Bryan Ferry

More than five years after his last visit to Atlanta, Ferry will return with an intimate club show. As well-regarded for his solo work as his time fronting Roxy Music, Ferry, 71, released his 14th solo album, “Avonmore,” in 2014. Earlier this year, he unveiled “Bryan Ferry Live 2015,” a two-CD collection of live tracks from his tour that year. At his recent European tour dates, Ferry has performed a combination of Roxy Music classics (“More Than This,” “Love Is the Drug,” “Avalon”), his recent material and covers of Bob Dylan and John Lennon.

With Judith Owen. 8 p.m. March 14. $39.50-$85. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

“Games of Thrones: Live Concert Experience”

One of the most celebrated shows on TV is going musical. “Thrones” composer Ramin Djawadi, along with a full orchestra and choir, will provide an immersive music and visual experience that promises to bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a massive scale. The 28-date tour, which rolls through April, uses video technology to re-create the realms throughout Westeros and Essos and showcase footage of the show.

8 p.m. March 14. $39.50-$99.50. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Raul Midón

The eclectic singer-songwriter-guitarist has worked with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Queen Latifah to Jason Mraz and released eight albums, including 2014’s “Don’t Hesitate,” which features appearances from Dianne Reeves and bass legend Marcus Miller. Midón, a New Mexico native blind since birth, is celebrating the release of his ninth album, “Bad Ass and Blind,” with this Atlanta show, though the new record will arrive on March 24.

8 p.m. March 14. $18-$25. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, www.citywinery.com/atlanta/.

 


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