Blog Profile / Atlanta Music Scene


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Archived Since:August 20, 2009

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The Killers announce new album, tour dates including Duluth

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Last fall, The Killers captivated with their headlining set at Music Midtown. Now, with a new album arriving Sept. 22, the guys are returning to the road and will...

Concert review: Barry Manilow returns to Atlanta with loose, fun show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene There’s a snarky line from Judd Nelson’s character in “The Breakfast Club” – recently resurrected for promos on SiriusXM’s ‘80s channel – directed at a school official: “Does Barry Manilow know that...

Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson talks 40th anniversary tour with Cheap Trick, playing in Atlanta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Not many bands can release a 40th anniversary album containing 40 credible hits, but put Foreigner in that rarefied air. Between 1977 and 1987, the band was inescapable on Top 40 and...

Infinite Energy Arena celebrates most successful week in its history after run of major concerts

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Avid concertgoers might have realized that in the span of seven days this month, five major concert tours pulled into the Atlanta area: James Taylor and Bonnie...

Broadway stars, actors will perform at ‘Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!’ in Atlanta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene A cavalcade of Broadway stars, actors, comedians and recording artists will take the stage at Georgia Tech’s Ferst Center for the Arts for the “Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!” The...

Gregg Allman’s final studio, ‘Southern Blood,’ will arrive in September

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Gregg Allman’s legacy will be solidified with his final recording, “Southern Blood,” out Sept. 8. The 10-track album, produced by Don Was and recorded at the famed Muscle Shoals studio in Alabama,...

Which concert tours are tops so far this year?

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Record sales might remain in a slump, but the live music industry continues to thrive. At least according to the figures tallied by concert industry trade magazine Pollstar in its annual mid-year....

Concert review and photos: Idina Menzel gets real with fans at Fox Theatre show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Idina Menzel has spent so much of her career playing other people that it’s always gratifying to experience her sharp wit and locomotive-lunged real self in person. The fans who packed the...

Linkin Park cancels tour following death of Chester Bennington

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Following the death of singer Chester Bennington, Linkin Park has canceled its upcoming tour. Concert promoter Live Nation issued a statement on Friday: We are incredibly saddened to hear about the passing of Chester Bennington. Show More Summary

Atlanta Concerts this week: Charlie Wilson, Barry Manilow

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene FRIDAY Charlie Wilson “Uncle” Charlie Wilson is a regular presence in Atlanta and for good reason – people love him. Even though he packed Philips Arena at the beginning of...

Atlanta Concert Tickets on sale this week: Jack Johnson, Florida Georgia Line

BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact Saria Canady at scanady@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call...

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies of apparent suicide

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide, according to TMZ and other media reports. The 41-year-old frontman for the rock band reportedly hanged himself at his Los Angeles residence...Show More Summary

Styx’s Tommy Shaw talks Atlanta tour stop, ‘The Mission’ and plans for the fall

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene One of the more common sights of summer is the classic rock band of the ‘70s touching down in dozens of amphitheaters around the country and trotting out a reliable set...

Concert review and photos: Joan Jett and Boston unleash timeless hits in Alpharetta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Among the summer tour pairings of classic rock artists (Steve Miller and Peter Frampton, Styx and REO Speedwagon, Def Leppard and Poison), the union of Boston and Joan...

Here’s the AJC’s last R. Kelly Atlanta concert review before his latest controversy

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Last holiday season, R. Kelly hit the road to support his album “12 Nights of Christmas,” which included a stop at the Fox Theatre. Prior to his performance,

Concert review and photos: Hans Zimmer taps into musical movie memories at Alpharetta show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene There are a handful of film composers who fit the rock star category: John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman and Howard Shore are among them. But earlier this year,...

Kendrick Lamar brings passion and depth to Duluth concert

Kendrick Lamar burst onto the stage Monday night and kicked off his much-anticipated show with the explosive song, “DNA.” With pounding intensity, Lamar roused a packed crowd at Infinite Energy Center in Duluth. Fans threw their...

Aaron Carter performs at concert in Alabama two days after Georgia arrest

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Although Aaron Carter spent much of Monday busy on Twitter, he made it to Birmingham, Ala., for a scheduled date of his “Just Show Up Show.” Radio station 107.3 The Q posted photos on Twitter of the singer on stage, a day after he was released on bail from Habersham County jail. Show More Summary

Concert review: Roger Waters brings visually arresting, politically charged show to Duluth

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Much about Roger Waters’ “Us + Them” show is a slow-build. The first two songs of his show at Infinite Energy Arena in Duluth on Sunday focused on the gargantuan video screen...

Singer Aaron Carter arrested in Georgia on DUI, marijuana charges

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Pop singer Aaron Carter was arrested in Habersham County Saturday night for suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects.

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