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Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


BY SARIA CANDAY, AJC Music Scene blog

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ON SALE  FRIDAY, NOV. 11

Sick of It All. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Tony Levitas & the Leviathans (CD release). Feb. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. 8 p.m. March 31. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$69.50. TM.

Red Hot Chili Peppers. 8 p.m. April 14. Philips Arena. $53-$103. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS

Alchemy Sky Foundation Benefit. Nov. 11. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $15 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Stroke 9. Nov. 11. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $12 adv. / $75 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

The Dillinger Escape Plan with Car Bomb and Cult Leader. 8 p.m. Nov. 11. Variety Playhouse. $18-$22. TM.

Love Jones - The Musical. Nov. 11-Nov. 13 (show times vary). Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

Town Mountain. Nov. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Sheila E. 9 p.m. Nov. 12. Center Stage. $20-$23. TM.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Variety Playhouse. $24-$26. TM.

School of Rock Showcase. Nov. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Sorority Girls. Late show. Nov. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

George Winston. 7 p.m. Nov. 13. Variety Playhouse. $25-$30. TM.

Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-Devilles with Hillbilly Casino. Nov. 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36. TM.

Pet Shop Boys. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. Atlanta Symphony Hall. SOLD OUT.

Driftwood. Nov. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. /$50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Jonny Lang. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. Variety Playhouse. $36-$41. TM.

Steven Wilson. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Center Stage. SOLD OUT.

Daniel Romano. Nov. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Vinyl. $12-$15. TA.

Brothers Osborne. 8 p.m. Nov. 17. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31. TM.

Tauk. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Variety Playhouse. $18-$23. TM.

Jeff Dunham. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Philips Arena. $53.50. TM.

Jon Bellion. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Center Stage. SOLD OUT.

Helmet with Local H. 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Masquerade. $20. TM.

David Crosby with Michael League, Becca Stevens and Michelle Willis. Nov. 18. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $40.50-$100.50. TM.

Sound of Jazz and Blues, featuring Michelle Malone, Barry Richman, Mathew Kaminski and more. Nov. 18-19 (showtimes vary). 5 Seasons Brewing (Westside). $10-$15 ($18 two-day tickets). www.ticketfly.com.

Dead Affect. Late show. Nov. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Cobb Energy Centre. $39-$125. TM.

Straight No Chaser. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Fox Theatre. $39.50-$59.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Brendan James. 8 p.m. Nov. 19. Vinyl. $10-$15. TA.

Robert Cray. 8 pm. Nov. 19. Variety Playhouse. $35-$40. TM.

Odd Squad Live! 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Cobb Energy Centre. $17-$47. TM.

Electric Citizen with Horisont. 7 p.m. Nov. 20. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Brian Culbertson with Mike Phillips. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$69.50. TM.

The Stuffing featuring Manchester Orchestra, Citizen, Into It. Over It, O’Brother, All Get Out, Jesse Coppenbarger (Colour Revolt), Microwave, Mighty, Holy + Gold. 5 p.m. Nov. 23. Center Stage. $27. TM.

Wesley Stromberg (of Emblem3). 7 p.m. Nov. 23. Masquerade. $17.50. TM.

Illin’ & Chillin’ Thanksgiving: The Ultimate Tribute Party, featuring Ill Communication and Behind the Sun. Nov. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Last Waltz Ensemble playing the music of Bob Dylan and the Band. Nov. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Futurebirds with New Madrid and Tedo Stone. 8 p.m. Nov. 25. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.ticketfly.com.

Maxwell and Mary J. Blige. 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Phillips Arena. $49.50-$275. TM.

Taylor Girlz. 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Masquerade. $15. TM.

Hardcastle with Vas. Nov. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

“Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage.” 8 p.m. Nov. 25; 2 p.m. Nov. 26; 1 p.m. Nov. 27. Cobb Energy Centre. $42-$82. TM.

Tribute: A celebration of the Allman Brothers Band with Ex Wives. Nov. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Mannheim Steamroller by Chip Davis. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 26. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

Hip Hop Nutcracker. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27. $22-$72. www.foxtheatre.org.

Gin Wigmore. 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Vinyl. $15-$17. TA.

Shawn Mullins. 8 p.m. Nov. 28. Variety Playhouse. $28-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Steve Vai. 8 p.m. Nov. 29. Variety Playhouse $36-$48 ($257 includes premium seating and meet-and-greet). www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure. 6 p.m. Nov. 29. Cobb Energy Centre. $30.50-$60.50. TM.

Howard Jones. 8 p.m. Dec. 1. Variety Playhouse. $29-$34. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Ilaza. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Variety Playhouse. $29.50-$35. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Jillian Michaels. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Center Stage. $34-$39. TM.

Dav Koz with Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Valerie Simpson. 8 p.m. Dec. 2. Cobb Energy Centre. $36-$76. TM.

Doublewide. Dec. 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. / $80 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

White Animals. Dec. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $20 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Mike Gordon. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Variety Playhouse. $23-$26. www.variety-playhouse.com.

The Brian Setzer Orchestra. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Cobb Energy Centre. $35-$75. TM.

Roy Woods. 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Masquerade. $20. www.masqueradeatlanta.com.

Birth of a New Nation Tour featuring Dae Dae, Shy Glizzy and PNB Rock. 8 p.m. Dec. 3. Vinyl. $15-$17. TA.

Star 94.1 Jingle Jam, featuring Train, X Ambassadors, James Bay and Charlie Puth. 7 p.m. Dec. 4. Infinite Energy Arena. $31-$101. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Sierra Hull. 8:15 p.m. Dec. 4. Eddie’s Attic. $18-$23. www.ticketfly.com.

Dream Theater presents “The Astonishing.” Dec. 4. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$99.50. TM.

Spirit Animal. 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Masquerade. $10. TM.

Son & Thief with Vesperteen. Dec. 5. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Electric Pyramid. Dec. 7. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Thank You Scientist. 7 p.m. Dec. 7. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Seu Jorge (David Bowie tribute). 8:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Variety Playhouse. $39-$59. www.variety-playhouse.com.

MSTRKRFT. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Vinyl. $15-$20. TA.

Shut the Folk Up and Listen, featuring Keller Williams and Leo Kottke. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Variety Playhouse. $40-$55. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Stanley Clarke. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Variety Playhouse. $40-$45. www.ticketfly.com.

The Yacht Rock Revue holiday special. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26. www.ticketfly.com.

The Sundogs present: The Tom Petty show with Amsterdam Station. Dec. 9. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Eric Dodd. Dec. 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

V-103 Winterfest, featuring Jeezy, 2 Chainz, the Dream and more. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Philips Arena. $33-$103. TM.

The Whiskey Gentry and guests. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. Variety Playhouse. $18-$21. www.ticketfly.com.

Celtic Woman with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $47.50-$102.50. TM.

Electric Glitterland Rock n’ Roll Cabaret Xmas Spectacular. Dec. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Adam Sandler with David Spade, Nick Swardson and Rob Schneider. 8 p.m. Dec. 13. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Jesus and Mary Chain. 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Masquerade. $32. TM.

Jazz is Phish. Dec. 14. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $17 adv. / $125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Time Before the War (cd release) with Indianapolis Jones and The Stir. Dec. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Shadowboxers. 8 p.m. Dec. 15. Variety Playhouse. $13-$16. www.ticketfly.com.

Reverend Horton Heat. 8 p.m. Dec. 16. Center Stage. $24. TM.

Rising Appalachia with Hope for a Golden Summer. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Variety Playhouse. $23-$28. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Boy Named Banjo & the Vegabonds. Dec. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $7 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Kingsized Holiday Jubilee and Toy Drive. 8 p.m. Dec. 17. Variety Playhouse. $36. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Lily Rose. Dec. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

Waka Flocka Flame. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Center Stage. $25-$30. TM.

Tommy Emmanuel with Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick and John Knowles CGP. 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Variety Playhouse. $39.50-$45. TM.

Moose Kick with the Orange Constant. Dec. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Mighty Mo & More. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Fox Theatre. Free. www.foxtheatre.org.

Rumours (A tribute to Fleetwood Mac). 8 p.m. Dec. 23. Variety Playhouse. $16. www.ticketfly.com.

Songs for Kids Foundation presents: An evening celebrating the music of Adele. Benefiting Songs for Kids’ work integrating musicians into the lives of children facing illness and hardship. Dec. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $12 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

B.O.B. Dec. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $25 adv. / $150 VIP tables / $99 meet and greet. www.ticketweb.com.

Gillian Welch. 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Variety Playhouse. $34-$37. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Runaway Gin. Dec. 30 (second night added). Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. / $100 VIP tables. / $40 2-night pass. www.ticketweb.com.

Anthony Hamilton and friends. 8 p.m. Dec. 30. Fox Theatre. $60-$150. www.foxtheatre.org.

Runaway Gin. Dec. 31. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $25 adv. / $125 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Motet with Roosevelt Collier Trio. 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Variety Playhouse. $35-$99. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Sam Holt Band’s birthday tribute to Michael Houser with Escape Vehicle. Jan. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $12 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

The Charlie Fog Band. Jan. 7. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Hysteria Machine Presents: Pokemon Whoah! A Burlesque Show. Jan. 8. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $20 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Wednesday 13. 7 p.m. Jan. 12. Masquerade. $12. TM.

Railroad Earth. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Porch 40 with Injured Penguins. Jan. 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Ring of Honor Wrestling. 7 p.m. Jan. 14. Center Stage. $30-$75. TM.

The Hodgetwins. 8 p.m. Jan. 14. Variety Playhouse. $34-$37. www.ticketfly.com.

The Burning Peppermints, Hunter Sharpe and Oginalii. Jan. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Safetysuit. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. The Loft. $15-$20. TA.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs the Music of David Bowie. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $19.50-$89.50. TM.

Control This, Taj Motel Trio and Southern Ska Syndicate. Jan. 21. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

“In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Review.” 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Cobb Energy Centre. $22-$62. TM.

Don Henley with JD & The Straight Shot. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Beach Boys. 8 p.m. Jan. 25. Cobb Energy Centre. $49-$89. TM.

Wild Kratts Live. Jan. 27-28 (show times vary). Cobb Energy Centre. $27-$97. TM.

Reel Big Fish and Anti-Flag. 7 p.m. Jan. 27. Masquerade. $23.50. TM.

James Shealy, Isaac & Joel with Jordy Searcy. Jan. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Delbert McClinton (CD release show). 8 p.m. Jan. 28. $35.50-$38. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Pat Metheny with Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh and Gwilym Simcock. Jan. 31. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$79.50. TM.

Dirkschneider. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Variety Playhouse. $30-$35. TM.

Atmosphere with Brother Ali, Dem Atlas, Plain Ole Bill and Last Word. 8 p.m. Jan. 31. Center Stage. $24-$27. TM.

The Devil Makes Three. 9 p.m. Feb. 3. Variety Playhouse. $22.50-$25. TM.

Pat Cooper and Ray Fulcher. Feb. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP Tables www.ticketweb.com.

Gad Elmaleh. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$69.50. TM.

August Burns Red. 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Masquerade. $23. TM.

Al Dimeola. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Variety Playhouse. $40-$45 ($125 upgrade includes soundcheck, meet-and-greet and more). www.ticketfly.com.

Bon Jovi. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Philips Arena. $37.50-$552.75. TM.

Snap Judgment. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$75. TM.

Isaiah Rashad. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. The Loft. $18-$22. TA.

Mayhem. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $25. TM.

Andrea Bocelli. Feb. 14. Infinite Energy Arena. $79-$369. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Ms. Lauryn Hill. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Tabernacle $49.50-$105.50. LN.

The Trews. Feb. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. /$50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Eric Church. Feb. 16. Infinite Energy Arena. $29-$89. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Bird Dog Jubilee. Feb. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Jay Leno. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Cobb Energy Centre. $56-$146. TM.

Sebastian Maniscalco. 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Cobb Energy Centre. $42.15-$63.35. TM.

Lemuria with Mikey Erg. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Daya. 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Variety Playhouse. $21-$26; $80 VIP tickets include meet-and-greet and photo op. TM.

Parker Smith & the Bandwidth. Feb. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $60 VIP Tables www.ticketweb.com.

Arlo Guthrie. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $35-$89.50. TM.

Alan Cumming. 8 p.m. March 3. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$125.50. TM.

Overkill with Nile, Khaotika and Monsura. 8 p.m. March 5. Variety Playhouse. $25. www.ticketfly.com.

The Chieftains with Paddy Moloney. March 7. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $29.50-$89.50. TM.

Green Day with Against Me. 7:30 p.m. March 10. Infinite Energy Arena. $49.50-$59.50. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Jim Jefferies. 8 p.m. March 11. Cobb Energy Centre. $36.50-$46.50. TM.

Game of Thrones: Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi. 8 p.m. March 14. Philips Arena. $39.50-$99.50. TM.

Martin Barre (of Jethro Tull). March 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $25 adv. /$150 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

“The Price is Right” Live. 7:30 p.m. March 21. Fox Theatre. $39-$78.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Hippo Campus. 7 p.m. March 23. Masquerade. $15. TM.

The Magnetic Fields. 8 p.m. March 27-28. Variety Playhouse. $41-$46. www.ticketfly.com.

The Zombies. 8 p.m. April 8. Variety Playhouse. $40-$60. www.ticketfly.com.

Ron White. 10 p.m. April 8. Cobb Energy Centre. $55-$65. TM.

Ariana Grande with Little Mix and Victoria Monet. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Philips Arena. $29.95-$199.95. TM.

Panic! At the Disco. 7 p.m. April 12. Infinite Energy Arena. $39.50-$59.50. www.infiniteenergycenter.com.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. 7:30 p.m. April 22. Philips Arena. TM.

Bastille. 8 p.m. May 10. Fox Theatre. www.foxtheatre.org.

The Damned. 7:30 p.m. May 11. Masquerade. $23. TM.

The Weeknd. 7:30 p.m. May 13. Phillips Arena. $39.50-$150. TM.

Delain and Hammerfall. 8 p.m. May 18. Variety Playhouse. $31-$36 ($76 VIP ticket includes show poster and meet-and-greet). www.ticketfly.com.

Roger Waters. 8 p.m. July 16. Infinite Energy Arena. $55-$199.50. www.axs.com.


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