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Concert review: Katy Perry showcases razzle-dazzle at Atlanta show

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Imagine if the surroundings in “The Wizard of Oz”’s Munchkin Land fused with the backdrop of “Alice in Wonderland” and you might have the Katy Perry “Witness” tour. It’s a delightful...

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 nominees include Bon Jovi, Dire Straits

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has its list of musical luminaries to be inducted in 2018. Bon Jovi (including original member Richie Sambora), The Cars, Dire Straits, The Moody Blues...

Pat DiNizio, singer for The Smithereens, dies at 62

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Pat DiNizio, frontman for alt-rock-pop band The Smithereens has died at the age of 62. The band posted the news on its Facebook page shortly after midnight Wednesday: It is...

Jeezy announces ‘Cold Summer Tour’ ahead of new album release

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Jeezy is readying the Dec. 15 arrival of his new album, “Pressure,” and has announced a tour to go with it. The Atlanta rapper will launch his 31-city tour in February in...

Kesha and Macklemore team for tour that hits Atlanta this summer

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Kesha and Macklemore have teamed for a tour that will play the newly renamed Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Aug. 2. Tickets for the show will go on sale at noon Dec....

Katy Perry’s ‘Witness’ concert will be a spectacle to behold

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene When fans step into Philips Arena on Tuesday to behold Katy Perry’s “Witness” tour, they’ll be transported to a world of kaleidoscopic colors, mega-sized props (you can’t miss the salt and...

Christmas albums 2017: Gwen Stefani, Hanson, Cheap Trick top new offerings

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene If ever there was a year when soul-soothing holiday music was needed, this is it. Although there still isn’t a worthy successor to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You,”...

Atlanta New Year’s Eve concerts 2017: Xscape, Widespread Panic and more

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene As posited by artists ranging from Nancy Wilson to Ella Fitzgerald to Harry Connick Jr. — what are you doing New Year’s Eve? You still have a few weeks to answer that....

Atlanta Tickets on sale this week: Mary J. Blige, Gabriel Iglesias, Royal Blood

BY SARIA CANADAY, AJC Music Scene blog ON SALE NOW Darci Lynn and friends. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Cobb Energy Centre. TM. Ron White. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26. Infinite Energy Theater. $44.50. Mary...

New video released to commemorate Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene In celebration of what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday Dec. 8 comes the release of a striking video for “Song for Adam,” from Allman’s final album, “Southern Blood.” The song,...

Concert review: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx pack their show with hits and emotion

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Fans are used to the musical cross-pollinations of bands such as Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire sharing a bill and a stage. But, as Richard Marx noted in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Show More Summary

Mary J. Blige will return to Atlanta with concert at the Fox

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Mary J. Blige will return to Atlanta for a show at the Fox Theatre. The R&B icon, who played a sell-out concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater in August and...

Jason Aldean and wife Brittany welcome a son

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Jason Aldean and his wife, Brittany, welcomed a son on Friday. Memphis Aldean Williams was born in Nashville and weighed in at 9 lbs., 5 oz. In an Instagram post celebrating the arrival of his “little man,” Athens native Aldean noted the “roller coaster ride” of the past year, a reference, no doubt, to the

Your guide to Atlanta Christmas concerts 2017

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene If sitting around the house listening to recorded versions of “Deck the Halls” and “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” isn’t your idea of a festive Christmas experience, there are options if you prefer your fa-la-las live. Whether you’re into Celtic, pop, rockabilly or R&B, you have choices. Show More Summary

Concert review: Lady Gaga brings spectacle and intimacy to Atlanta

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Maybe one day, a few more years into a career that has already triumphed with stadium sell-outs, Grammy Awards and a lauded Super Bowl halftime performance, Lady Gaga will take a...

The Prince Estate has opened an online pop-up store

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene You won’t find a raspberry beret, but other Prince-ly clothing items are now available on his estate-sanctioned website, Named for his famous surprise tour dates, the pop-up shop includes authorized...

Taylor Swift adds second show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene The unstoppable Taylor Swift has added a second stadium date to her Atlanta appearance. Ms. “Reputation” will now play Mercedes-Benz Stadium Aug. 10 as well as the previously announced Aug. 11. Swift...Show More Summary

Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway run extended through summer 2018

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Bruce Springsteen is getting comfortable on Broadway.  The musician’s staggeringly popular, critically lauded “Springsteen on Broadway” has been extended again, with a new crop of shows announced from Feb. Show More Summary

Additional tickets to be released for Harry Styles concert at Infinite Energy Arena

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Good news for Harry Styles fans clamoring for tickets to his June 11 concert at Infinite Energy Arena – more tickets will soon be available. A 360-degree stage setup is allowing for...

David Cassidy mourned by Brian Wilson, Rick Springfield, Harry Connick Jr. on social media

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene Even if you didn’t grow up in the four-year span of the early ’70s when “The Partridge Family” aired on ABC’s Friday night lineup, you knew about the musical family that spawned board games, comicShow More Summary

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