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Atlanta Concerts this week: Romeo Santos, M’Shell Ndegeocello


FRIDAY

The Zombies

The iconic British rockers will forever be known for their hauntingly melodic ‘60s hits “She’s Not There” and “Tell Her No.” But the band, fronted by founding and current members Colin Blunstone and keyboardist Rod Argent, aren’t only trotting out the 50-year-old hits. In 2015, the band—which also includes Jim Rodford (formerly of Argent and The Kinks), Rodford’s son Steve on drums, and session guitarist Tom Toomey—released its sixth studio album, “Still Got That Hunger.”

8 p.m. March 16. Sold out (waitlist available). City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

SUNDAY

Romeo Santos

The king of bachata has been on his “Golden” tour since February and selling out nearly every arena (only a few upper rafter seats remain in Atlanta). The tour is named for Santos’ latest album, which earned the biggest sales week for a Latin studio album in the past two years and marked Santos’ fourth No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart. His song with Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam, “Bella y Sensual,” hit the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top Latin Songs chart and No. 1 on their Tropical Airplay rundown.

With Mozart La Para. 8 p.m. March 18. $49.50. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Celebrating David Bowie

The music of David Bowie will receive a worthy spotlight when former members of his band, including band leader Mike Garson, guitarist Earl Slick and bassist Carmine Rojas, perform songs from his legendary catalog. Garson, who plays keyboards and performed more than 1,000 concerts with Bowie—including his first and last in the U.S.—will steer the band through favorites (“Rebel Rebel,” “Fame,” “Changes”) and lesser-known Bowie material (“Bring Me the Disco King”). Guest performers for the Atlanta show are Evan Rachel Wood, Joe Sumner and Mr. Hudson.

8 p.m. March 18. $36.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

MONDAY

A Day to Remember

The rock band from Ocala, Fla., will be joined by Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse and The Devil Wears Prada for their anniversary tour, dubbed, “15 Years in the Making.” Fans can expect to hear songs spanning their catalog, from 2005’s “And Their Name Was Treason” to their most recent, 2016’s “Bad Vibrations” which spawned five singles, including the title track and “Paranoia.”

6:30 p.m. March 19. Sold out. Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

WEDNESDAY

M’Shell Ndegeocello

The singer-songwriter-bassist has quietly churned out some of the most visceral music of the past 25 years. Her new album, “Ventriloquism,” spotlights 11 R&B and pop songs recorded in the ‘80s and ‘90s, including TLC’s “Waterfalls,” Tina Turner’s “Private Dancer” and Prince’s soul-melting, “Sometimes It Snows in April.” A portion of the album’s proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

8 p.m. March 21. Sold out. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566, terminalwestatl.com.


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for Atlanta Music Scene blog on ajc.com.