Celtic Woman will return to the Fox Theatre.

Atlanta Concerts this week: Bob Seger, Celtic Woman


Bob Seger

Add Seger to the growing list of veterans saying goodbye to the road. The blue-collar rocker was forced to postpone his “Roll Me Away” tour (originally dubbed “Runaway Train”) last year after suffering from a ruptured disc. Seger and his Silver Bullet Band launched the new farewell in late November and have already added several more dates heading into March. Just a reminder that previously purchased tickets to the Duluth show will be honored.

With Larkin Poe. 8 p.m. Dec. 22. $69-$119. Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, infiniteenergycenter.com.

Celtic Woman

The angelic sounds of the Irish female ensemble — currently Máiréad Carlin, Éabha McMahon, Tara McNeill and Megan Walsh — pay dividends year-round. But their vocal stylings are especially poignant on Christmas albums “A Christmas Celebration” and “Home for Christmas,” which they will cull from live.

8 p.m. Dec. 22. $49.50-$79.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

The Weepies

The real-life couple of Deb Talan and Steve Tannen are bringing their astute lyrics and trademark harmonies to the stage for a “holiday acoustic duo” show. Though they’ve resided under the radar — successfully, with more than a million albums sold and 54 million streams on Spotify — their songs were used in spots for Old Navy and J.C. Penney and featured in TV shows including “Pretty Little Liars” and “Gossip Girl.” Their fifth album, “Sirens,” was released in 2015.

With Matthew Fowler. 7 p.m. Dec. 22. $25-$45. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com.

Jane Lynch

Joined by pals Kate Flannery (of “The Office” fame), Tim Davis (a longtime “Glee” music producer) and the Tony Guerrero Quintet, the actress-singer-game-show-hostess is bringing fans “A Swingin’ Little Christmas.” The trio — backed by the quintet — released an album of the same name in 2016, which includes classic carols and new songs penned by Guerrero.

7 and 10 p.m. Dec. 22. $45-$65. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.


Macy Gray

The elusive R&B/soul singer stormed radio nearly two decades ago with her sway-along, “I Try.” In September, she released her 10th studio album, “Ruby,” which she said in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was inspired by, “Life … what was going on in my head.” Gray is also stocking her live shows with well-chosen covers, including Radiohead’s “Creep” (“When I get up there, it sounds like I wrote (it),” she said. “Which I wish I had.”) and the Pretenders’ “Brass in Pocket.”

5 and 8:30 p.m. Dec. 23. $50-$60. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.