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Atlanta Concerts this week: Celtic Woman, Jeezy, MGMT

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Celtic Woman

The names and faces have rotated frequently since the 2004 creation of the all-female Irish music singing group, but the essence of Celtic Woman remains robust. Current members Máiréad Carlin, Susan McFadden, Éabha McMahon and Tara McNeill will coat a combination of Celtic classics and modern songs with their angelic voices amid lush set pieces and orchestration. The group has often been described as “’Riverdance’ for the voice,” but anyone who has experienced a Celtic Woman show knows it’s much more about heart.

8 p.m. March 9. $29-$99. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org

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SATURDAY

Jeezy

The Atlanta rapper long-ago known as Young Jeezy, dropped his eighth studio album, “Pressure,” in December. The release, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart, is stocked with guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, 2 Chainz and Kodak Black, so there’s always the possibility of a live guest as well.

With Tee Grizzley. 8 p.m. March 10. Sold out. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com

Steven Curtis Chapman

As one of the most successful and prolific artists in contemporary Christian music history, Chapman has released more than 20 albums and scored a leading 58 Dove Awards (Christian music’s version of the Grammys). So when he says he’s performing a solo show focused on his hits, you know there is a massive catalog to draw from. The official tagline to Chapman’s tour is “A Night of Hits, History and Influences,” so expect plenty of stories from the genial musician and songwriter as well.

7:30 p.m. March 10. $26.50-$46.50. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

TUESDAY

MGMT

The duo of Andrew VanWyngarden (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, percussion) and Ben Goldwasser (vocals, keyboards, guitar, percussion) formed in 2002 and released their Grammy-nominated debut, “Oracular Spectacular,” in 2007. In February, they released their long-awaited fourth album, “Little Dark Age,” which is already being hailed as one of the best indie rock releases of the year.

8 p.m. March 13. $37.50-$47.50. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com

WEDNESDAY

Attila and Insane Clown Posse

Atlanta heavy metal crunchers Attila are crisscrossing the globe the next few months with ICP as part of “Slamfest 2018.” As the always-colorful ICP expressed to their fans (aka, Juggalos) when the tour was announced, “They will be bringing the jams while you provide the slams for…mayhem and Faygo fueled moshing!”

With Sylar, Cage, Lil Toenail, Lyte and Ouija. 7 p.m. March 14. $26. The Masquerade, 75 M.L.K. Jr Dr. SW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.

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