NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Drummer Patrick Carney and singer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys perform onstage during the iHeartRadio LIVE performance and Q&A with The Black Keys at iHeartRadio Theater on June 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for iHeart Radio)
Photo: Stephen Lovekin
Photo: Stephen Lovekin

Atlanta Concerts this week: The Black Keys, AJR, Casting Crowns


The Black Keys

The duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney will be back in Atlanta for the first time since 2014 for their “Let’s Rock” tour. Prior to the release of the album of the same name this summer, The Black Keys were involved in several projects. Auerbach released a solo album (“Waiting on a Song”) and formed The Arcs, while Carney produced several albums, composed the theme song for Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman” and co-wrote, produced and drummed on “Hopeless Romantic,” the latest studio album from now-wife Michelle Branch.

With Modest Mouse. 7 p.m. Nov. 9. $74.50-$499.50. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The Doobie Brothers

It’s hard to believe that the rock-soul hitmakers of the ‘70s and ‘80s haven’t been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but at least they’re nominees for the class of 2020. In the meantime, fans can hear principle players Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee and the rest of the Doobies roll through “China Grove,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” “The Doctor” and other classic hits. File this one under, There Will Be Many Singalongs.

8 p.m. Nov. 12. $46.50-$122.50. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,


The trio’s “Neotheater World Tour” is billed as a visual dazzler and an ambitious trek for brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The power-poppers have achieved platinum sales for singles “I’m Ready,” “Weak” and “Sober Up,” and in April released their third studio album, also called “Neotheater.”

With Flora Cash. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12. $32.50-$44.50 (floor tickets are general admission standing, lineup begins at 4 p.m.). Infinite Energy Arena, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464,


Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship and Elevation Worship

This 17-date tour that kicked off Nov. 1 is the first time that three of the busiest and most prolific Christian music bands will share a bill. Atlanta’s Casting Crowns has been churning out worship songs since 2003, while the Charlotte-based Elevation Worship released their newest, “Paradoxology,” in April. And Hillsong Worship, spawned from the Hillsong Church in Australia, has traveled the world for more than 20 years. The concert will be a combination of music, worship and praise.

7 p.m. Nov. 14. $13-$253. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000,

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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.