Tenacious D - Kyle Gass and Jack Black - brings its goofy comedy-metal to Atlanta. Photo: Melissa Ruggieri/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Concerts this week: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tenacious D


FRIDAY

Tedeschi Trucks Band

For this year’s “Wheels of Soul” escapade, the dynamic Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and their awesome band have enlisted Atlanta’s Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope to join the fun. The band has undergone a lineup change since the death of Atlanta-based keyboardist Kofi Burbridge earlier this year; Gabe Dixon takes over on keyboards and Augusta’s Brandon Boone is the new man on bass. The band released its latest album, “Signs,” in February.

With Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2-3. $25.25-$146.25. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, foxtheatre.org.

SATURDAY

Lost ‘80s Live

If you’re looking for an excuse to tease your hair into oblivion and reminisce with a trove of songs that might have been the soundtrack to your formative years, this is a fun way to accomplish both. Fans of ‘80s music can expect a hit parade — and usually, the artists provide brief sets sticking to said hits — from the original members of A Flock of Seagulls, The Motels, The Vapors, Naked Eyes, Bow Wow Wow, Real Life, Boys Don’t Cry and Farrington & Mann.

8 p.m.  Aug. 3. $35-$62. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, 201 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. 1-877-725-8849, ticketalternative.com.

Tom Joyner One More Time Experience

It’s billed as the 25th anniversary of syndicated radio host Tom Joyner, but the concert will feature a lineup of Keith Sweat, Joe, Angie Stone and Karyn White. For this multi-city tour, which has seen a rotating cast of performers, Joyner wants to celebrate music, his listeners and his impending retirement.

7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $61-$92. Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road SW S.W., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

MONDAY

Tenacious D

At their Shaky Knees performance in 2018, the duo of actor-musician Jack Black and his longtime musical partner, Kyle Gass, brought their goofy comedy and pop-metal to a loyal gathering who chanted “D! D! D! D!” upon their arrival. The pair’s 21-track, fourth studio album, “Post-Apocalypto,” arrived in November.

8 p.m. Aug. 5. $63.25-$167. Coca-Cola Roxy, 800 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, livenation.com.

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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.  
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