Shawn Mendes will bring his arena tour to Atlanta on July 31, 2019.
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Atlanta Concerts this week: Shawn Mendes, Lionel Richie


FRIDAY

Luke Bryan

For his “Sunset Repeat” tour, the Leesburg native and “American Idol” judge is still riding behind 2017’s “What Makes You Country” album. But that hardly matters to fans, who will be thrilled to watch Bryan beam and roll through his numerous hits, including “Crash My Party” and “That’s My Kinda Night.” He’s even throwing in a cover of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” at most shows. Bryan will be on the road through October, but only playing a handful of concerts per month.

With Cole Swindell, Jon Langston and DJ Rock. 7 p.m. July 26. $45.25-$135.25. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

SATURDAY

Lil Wayne and Blink-182

It only took a couple of weeks into the tour for Lil Wayne to threaten he was quitting. But Weezy has reconsidered and all is apparently well between the veteran rapper and the California pop-punk-rockers. Blink-182 is performing its 1999 album, “Enema of the State” in full, along with other hits and new music from their upcoming release, due Sept. 20. Lil Wayne is supporting his 12th studio album, last year’s “Tha Carter V.”

With Neck Deep. 7:30 p.m. July 27. $37.50-$127.50. Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

WEDNESDAY

Shawn Mendes

The “In My Blood” heartthrob has been on the road since March, touring behind his third album. He’s accomplished so much – headlining arena tours, a trio of No. 1 album debuts, modeling for Calvin Klein, a couple of Grammy nominations and a shelf full of other awards – and he won’t even turn 21 until August.

With Alessia Cara. 7:30 p.m. July 31.$65.50-$85.50. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Richie

It’s hard to believe the durable hit machine just turned 70, but if you’ve witnessed him live in recent years, you know that Richie can still incite a musical celebration. Of course, with a catalog that includes the gems of the Commodores (“Easy,” “Brick House,” “Sail On”) and his own trove of smashes (“You Are,” “Dancing on the Ceiling,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Truly”), it would be nearly impossible not to party.

And as proof of Richie’s sense of humor, seek out the graphic advertising this “Hello” tour. It might make you feel old, but at least you’re in good company.

8 p.m. July 31. $95.50-$135.50. Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

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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.  
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