Atlanta Music Scene

Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta’s vibrant and evolving music scene. From hot new artists to Music Midtown to shows at the Tabernacle, she’s got you covered.

Atlanta Concerts this week: Collective Soul, Jill Scott, Foreigner


FRIDAY

3 Doors Down and Collective Soul

Following the December release of “Live,” the self-explanatory album that confirmed the band’s continued stage dominance, Atlanta’s Collective Soul is co-headlining the 36-date “Rock & Roll Express Tour” with its fellow ‘90s hitmakers responsible for “Kryptonite” and “Here Without You.”

With Soul Asylum. 7 p.m. July 6, 2018. $35-$65. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Jill Scott

The classic R&B singer is urging fans to “Live in the Moment” with her on this annual visit to Atlanta. Her most recent album, “Woman,” arrived in 2015, so it’s OK to start pining for new material.

8 p.m. July 7, 2018. $45.50-$150. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

Foreigner

The aptly named “Jukebox Heroes” tour will find the trio of Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience not only celebrating the 12th anniversary of 97.1 The River, but also the British heritage of its three frontmen — Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Bonham, respectively.

7 p.m. July 7, 2018. $29.50-$139.50. Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, Ga. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

TUESDAY

Sam Smith

The expressive crooner topped the Billboard 200 in November with his anticipated sophomore album, “The Thrill of It All.” His ensuing second tour launched earlier this year in Europe and will keep him in arenas worldwide through November.

With Cam. 8 p.m. July 10, 2018. $35-$125. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, Ga. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Erasure

British synth-pop duo Andy Bell and Vince Clarke hit the pop charts in the ‘80s with “Chains of Love” and “A Little Respect,” and also stayed active on the dance charts through the late 2000s. Today,On Friday, July 6, they’ll release the 24-track live album, “World Be Live,” to coincide with their tour kickoff.

With Reed & Caroline. 8 p.m. July 10, 2018. $59.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta, Ga. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

WEDNESDAY

Retro Futura

Yeah, yeah, the ‘80s were all about jelly bracelets, parachute pants and “Choose Life” T-shirts. We know. But the decade also established a soundtrack for Generation X-ers that was heavy on melodic pop as well as New Wave sounds from our British compatriots — among them ABC (“Be Near Me”), Modern English (“I Melt With You”), Kajagoogoo (“Too Shy”) and the Outfield (“Your Love”). Only singer Tony Lewis will be present for the Outfield on this ‘80s-centric tour, and let’s not forget headliner Belinda Carlisle, who will represent for the Go-Go’s as well as her own successful solo work.

7 p.m. July 11, 2018. $29.50-$99.50. State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta, Ga. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

RELATED

The Isley Brothers will be honored at Mable House Amphitheater concert

Events: First-ever Atlanta Comic Con at Ga World Congress Center

Events: Top Gun movie night at Marietta aviation museum

Events: Ice Cream Social in Vinings

More things to do this weekend in Atlanta


Reader Comments ...


About the Author

Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.