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Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Tinsley Ellis, Rick Astley


BY SARIA CANDAY, AJC Music Scene blog

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ON SALE  FRIDAY, DEC. 2

Tinsley Ellis. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. Variety Playhouse. $18-$20. www.variety-playhouse.com.

Sally & George (members of Della Mae & Sol Driven Train). Late show. Feb. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $10 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Rick Astley. 8 p.m. Feb. 9. Center Stage. $35-$39. TM.

Zoso (LEd Zeppelin covers). Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (show times vary). variety-playhouse.com.

Hari Kondabolu. 9 p.m. Feb. 17. Center Stage. $17-$25. TM.

Polyphia. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Masquerade. $13. TM.

Garrison Keillor. 8 p.m. March 9. Cobb Energy Centre. $49.50-$149.50. TM.

Deafheaven. 7 p.m. March 7. Masquerade. $18. TM.

Star Wars and More (the music of John Williams with ASO). 8 p.m. Sept. 16. Verizon Amphitheatre. $19.50-$89.50. TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS

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 Blind Boys of Alabama. 8 p.m. Dec. 9. Ferst Center fir the Arts. $22 child; $34 or $44 adult. www.arts.gatech.edu.

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.

Will Jay with the House on Cliff. Dec. 11. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $12 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

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 85 South Live Comedy Show featuring Clayton English, Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly, & Chico Bean. Dec. 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $20 adv. / $100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Memory Dean. Dec. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $20 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Wreck the Halls (Toys for Tots benefit), featuring Blis, Fox Wound, Blurry and more. 7 p.m. Dec. 17. Masquerade. $10. TM.

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.

Afton Showcase. Dec. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $12 adv. / www.ticketweb.com.

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.

MC Such and Such and friends. Dec. 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $7 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.

Simo with Thomas Wynn & The Believers. Dec. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.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.

The Eli Project benefit concert featuring John Stringer & Ashley Rivera. Jan. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $15 adv. /$100 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

New Kids on the Block with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul. 7:30 p.m. July 14. Infinite Energy Arena. $39.50-$249.95. www.axs.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.

Robot Party & Trey Broussard with Camera Box. Jan. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $8 adv. / $50 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

Lotus. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. Variety Playhouse. $23-$26 ($41 two-day pass). www.ticketfly.com

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.

Sevyn Streeter. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. The Loft. $20-$25. TA.

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

Future Babes, Ben Millburn and Phoebe. Jan. 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Big Something, People’s Blues of Richmond and Saturn Valley. Jan. 27. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $75 VIP tables. www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Yarn. Jan. 31. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Music Room. $10 adv. / $60 VIP tables www.ticketweb.com.

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.

Yanni. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $39.50-$250. TM.

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.

Kween & Nu Experiance. Feb. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

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

Mike & the Moonpies. Feb. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

The Cadillac Three. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Variety Playhouse. $18-$21. www.ticketfly.com.

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

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

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

Lake Street Drive. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Variety Playhouse. $30. www.ticketfly.com.

Sting with Joe Sumner and the Last Bandoleros. 8 p.m. Feb. 27. Tabernacle. $80.50-$174.50. LN.

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

Sidewalks & Skeletons, Brothel, Resonata, Luminance, Shanti B2B Toka. DJ sets & live music accompaniment. March 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – The Atlanta Room. $8 adv. www.ticketweb.com.

Dawes. 8 p.m. March 4. Variety Playhouse. $28-$29. www.ticketfly.com.

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.

The Steeldrivers. 8 p.m. March 10. Variety Playhouse. $25-$40. www.ticketfly.com.

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

Norah Jones. 8 p.m. March 11. Fox Theatre. $26-$71.50. www.foxtheatre.org.

Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones. 7:30 p.m. March 12. $55-$75. www.ticketfly.com.

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.

Jose James. 8 p.m. March 16. Center Stage. $26-$57. TM.

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

The Menzingers with Jeff Rosenstock and Rozwell Kid. 7 p.m. March 22. Masquerade. $17. TM.

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.

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

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.

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

Jump Little Children. 8 p.m. April 20. Variety Playhouse. $26-$31 ($51 VIP ticket). www.ticketfly.com.

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

Christian McBride Trio. 8 p.m. April 29. Variety Playhouse. $33.50-$40.50 ($66 for VIP meet-and-greet). www.ticketfly.com.

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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