Atlanta Concerts this week: Fall Out Boy, Imagine Dragons


Fall Out Boy

The last we saw the quartet was a 2015 show at Lakewood Amphitheatre. But the “Young and Menace” hit-makers launched a 20-date tour a few weeks ago, even though their expected fall album, “Mania,” has been delayed until January. Singer Patrick Stump said he didn’t want the record to feel rushed and wanted the band to “carefully record solid performances.” Setlists so far contain the expected stompers “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down” and “Dance, Dance.”

With Blackbear and Jaden Smith. 7 p.m. Nov. 4. $70.50-$304.85. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Marshall Tucker Band

For 45 years, MTB has been a steady presence on rock radio and pool hall jukeboxes with hits “Can’t You See” and “Heard It In a Love Song.” The band’s frontman – and only original member – Doug Gray, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a recent interview that despite being classified as Southern rockers, “We’ve been a jam band ever since the beginning. The ability for us to sing country, play rock and roll…you don’t want to be somebody you’re not.”

With Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band. 8 p.m. Nov. 4. $40-$45. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487

Los Lobos

Casual fans know the Tex-Mex rockers from East Los Angeles best for their 1987 crossover cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba.” But the band has been churning out reliable Latin roots rock since the mid-‘70s. Now, it’s probably time for a new album from the sextet since their most recent, “Gates of Gold,” arrived in 2015.

With T. Hardy Morris. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4; 8 p.m. Nov. 5. $60-$75. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791,


Imagine Dragons

Always notable for an engaging live show, the Las Vegas-based band (which includes native Atlantan Daniel Platzman on drums) will spotlight its numerous hits, (“Radioactive,” “It’s Time,” “I Bet My Life”) as well as the new songs from its third album, “Evolve.” They’re about a month into the “Evolve World Tour,” which includes a stage filled with moving screens, mesmerizing lighting and the captivating presence of singer Dan Reynolds.

With Grouplove and K. Flay. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. $29-$335. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The British trio who specializes in electronic-coated indie rock released its third studio album, “Relaxer,” in June. After hitting the festival circuit this summer – and nabbing a prestigious Mercury Prize nomination (they lost to London’s electro-soul artist Sampha) – the band hit the U.S. in early October for the second leg of a North American run. Alt-J was last seen in Atlanta  opening the Chastain season in 2015.

8 p.m. Nov. 7-8. $49.50-$69.50. Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Bon Iver

The band fronted by Justin Verner achieved mainstream attention in 2012 with a pair of Grammy Awards (for best new artist and best alternative music album). Though the commercial recognition has cooled, the folk rockers remain critical darlings. The band’s third studio album, “22, A Million,” released in fall 2016, included a shift toward electronic and hip-hop elements and the tweaks seem to have resonated with fans.

With Aero Flynn. 8 p.m. Nov. 9. $50.70-$146.45Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for Atlanta Music Scene blog on, and she remembers...