Atlanta Concerts this week: Foo Fighters, Todd Rundgren's Utopia, Beck



Foo Fighters

The rockers’ “Concrete & Gold” tour brings them to Georgia State Stadium — the first concert to be held at the venue since its transformation from Turner Field. The band stormed through Atlanta in 2015 with a show at Centennial Olympic Park.

With the Struts. 7 p.m. April 28. $29-$94. Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

The Darkness

Reunited since 2011, the British glam revivalists will bring their spandex and the octave-spanning vocals of Justin Hawkins to town for their “Tour De Prance.” As long as “I Believe in a Thing Called Love” and “One Way Ticket” are on the set list, count us in.

With Diarrhea Planet. 8 p.m. April 28. $25-$30. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. NW, Atlanta. 404-876-5566,

Todd Rundgren

Mr. “Bang the Drum All Day” is reuniting his mid-‘70s band, Utopia, for their first North American tour in 32 years. Along with the versatile Rundgren, Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Ralph Schuckett will also be on stage.

7 p.m. April 28. $39-$89. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Chris Tomlin Presents Worship Night in America

The contemporary Christian star has a deep history in Atlanta, having started Passion City Church in Buckhead with Louis Giglio a decade ago. Though he now lives in Nashville, Tomlin is still involved in the Atlanta church. Worship Night in America, however, presents the Texas native in a different format. He’ll be joined by fellow Christian performers Kim Walker-Smith, Matt Maher, Christine D’Clario, Tauren Wells and Pat Barrett who will collectively engage the audience for an evening of shared song.

7 p.m. April 29. $15-$249. Infinite Energy Arena 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. (770) 626-2464,

The Devon Allman Project

Allman, one of the late Gregg Allman’s sons, is sharing a tour with Duane Betts, son of Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey, and a former member of Dawes and Great Southern. Devon Allman has established a new, six-piece band for the Project, and the setlist is expected to include nods to the storied history of the Allmans. “Having an Allman and a Betts playing together once again will surely make my father smile down at me from above,” Devon has said. And the intertwined beat goes on.

7 p.m. (doors) April 29. $27.50. The Masquerade, Kenny’s Alley at Underground Atlanta, 75 MLK Jr. Drive S.W., Atlanta. 404-577-8178,



In October, the wiry singer released his 13th studio album, “Colors,” a record four years in the making. Beck’s return to Atlanta is decidedly more intimate — his last time here (in 2016), he played a headlining set at Music Midtown.

With Twin Shadow. 8 p.m. April 30-May 1. $89.50. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Billy Idol

It’s been three years since Idol brought his sneer and spiky hair to Atlanta – his last fist-jabbing set came at Music Midtown – and there is no reason to think he’s lost his edge. With right-hand musical man Steve Stevens shredding beside him, Idol can be counted on to unfurl his trove of ‘80s and ‘90s hits including “Rebel Yell,” “White Wedding,” “Flesh for Fantasy,” “Dancing with Myself” and “Cradle of Love,” and maybe even throw in an offering from his surprisingly solid 2014 album, “Kings & Queens of the Underground.”

8 p.m. May 1. $39.50. Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

Rick Astley

In February 2017, the affable Brit behind the ever-viral “Never Gonna Give You Up” and (far better) “Together Forever” and “Cry for Help” played Atlanta for the first time ever. Apparently, it went well.

8 p.m. May 1. $39. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Suzanne Vega

The velvet-voiced pop-folk singer will revisit the two biggest releases of her career on their respective 30th (“Solitude Standing”) and 25th (“99.9F”) anniversaries. So yes, that means you’ll hear the entire albums that brought us “Luka,” “Tom’s Diner” and “Blood Makes Noise.”

8 p.m. May 2. $36-$46. City Winery Atlanta, 650 North Ave., Ponce City Market, Atlanta. 404-946-3791,


Upon its release in 1994, “Live at the Acropolis” cemented the Greek instrumentalist’s fame and turned him into an instant women-of-a-certain-age magnet (That flowing hair! That mystique!), The album, Yanni’s first live release, was recorded at a 2013 concert in Athens with the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra from London and took more than a year to organize. The production was made into a TV special that aired on PBS and inspired, for a bit, Yanni-mania. And now, we celebrate its 25th anniversary.

7:30 p.m. May 2. $49.50-$125. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

About the Author

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.