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Atlanta Concerts this week: Lady Antebellum, Celtic Thunder



The wayward sons are still carrying on, 40 years into a career. The band is celebrating the four-decade anniversary of its breakthrough “Leftoverture” album, which contains “Carry On Wayward Son,” as well as fan favorites “The Wall,” “Miracles Out of Nowhere” and “What’s On My Mind.” Kansas will perform the album in its entirety, but also will throw in other hits, and some new tunes from the upcoming album “The Prelude Implicit.”

8 p.m. Oct. 7. $35.50-$85.50. Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Chance the Rapper

The Chicago hip-hop star, born Chancelor Bennett, broke through with the 2013 release of his second mixtape, “Acid Rap.” His critically adored third mixtape, “Coloring Book,” arrived in May and debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. With Francis and the Lights.

8 p.m. Oct. 8. $49.20-$92.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

Lady Antebellum

Although the trio of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood recently took a brief hiatus to catch their breath and work on solo efforts, the band is ready to roll again for the Kicks 101.5 Country Fair. The Augusta-bred Kelley and Haywood won’t be the only Georgians on the bill — Douglas native Jennifer Nettles is on board as well.

With Chris Janson. 5 p.m. Oct. 8. $29-$125. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000,


ARW (Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman)

No, this isn’t some inverted version of War, but rather three Yes veterans — Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. The trio plans to play an evening of music from its former band, and reportedly is working on an album.

8 p.m. Oct. 10. $45-$125. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,


Henry Rollins

The last spoken-word tour that the punk-rock icon embarked on was in 2012. Given the current state of politics and his own lively anecdotes, Rollins has plenty to expound on for this new tour, which will carry into 2017.

8 p.m. Oct. 11. $30 (advance), $33 (day of show), $125 (VIP upgrade). Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


Celtic Thunder

Vocalists Neil Byrne, Emmet Cahill, Ryan Kelly, Damian McGinty and Michael O’Dwyer will present a new show, dubbed “Legacy,” which will celebrate the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world. Songs that have popped up in previous shows include the upbeat “A Place in the Choir” and “Galway Girl,” as well as the ballads “Danny Boy” and “Noreen.” The quintet is backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. $65.10-$92.75. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499,

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