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Atlanta fall concert preview: Adele, Chance the Rapper, Elvis Costello, Pentatonix and more

Let’s all welcome the opportunity to move indoors and escape the never-ending parade of 90-degree days this year, shall we?

A typically diverse lineup of music — from Adele to Stryper to Chance the Rapper — will invade our theaters and arenas this fall. Here is a look at 22 upcoming concerts this season.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased at , the respective box offices or by calling 1-800-745-3000 unless otherwise noted.

Beyonce. Only a handful of markets are getting a return visit from perhaps the biggest music celebrity in existence, so Atlantans should consider themselves fortunate to spend another couple of hours with the Queen Bey. Expect a close replica of her July outing at the Georgia Dome, which means more “Drunk in Love” and “Ring the Alarm.” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26. $45-$280. Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Drive, Atlanta.

Stryper is still rocking the black and yellow.

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Timothy B. Schmit. With the demise of the Eagles following the heartbreaking death of Glenn Frey earlier this year, expect to see more band members flying solo. The angelic-voiced Schmit just released his sixth solo album, “Leap of Faith.” 8 p.m. Sept. 26. $45-$60. City Winery, 650 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-3791,

Stryper. If you’re old enough to remember the days when Christian rockers Stryper surprised radio with their robust 1986 album, “To Hell With the Devil,” and its hits “Calling on You,” “Free” and “Honestly,” then you probably remember the band’s trademark yellow and black spandex. Both will be on display during this tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Hell.” 8 p.m. Sept. 29. $25 (advance) and $30 (day of show). Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta.

Rae Sremmurd. This is the first headlining tour for New Orleans duo Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi, who are supporting their new sophomore album, “SremmLife 2.” The sometime-Atlanta residents will be joined by hometowner Lil Yachty. 8 p.m. Oct. 2. $35. Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta.

Chance the Rapper. Photo: AP

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.

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 is reportedly working on an album. 8 p.m. Oct. 10. $45-$125. Fox Theatre.

Henry Rollins. The last spoken-word tour that the punk-rock icon embarked on was 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.

Elvis Costello will perform with Atlanta's Larkin Poe.

Elvis Costello. A quick round of dates dubbed the “Detour” tour launches in early October and wraps with this Atlanta gig. Throughout the run, Costello will be joined by the magnetic sisterly duo from Atlanta, Larkin Poe , before he begins a new round of dates with his Imposters. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. $41-$96. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta.

Bonnie Raitt. It’s been more than four years since the formidable Rock and Roll Hall of Famer visited Atlanta, and the occasion is the recent release of her 20th album, “Dig in Deep.” For fans of her classic catalog, no worries, there are always plenty of tasty slide guitar hits peppering her shows. 8 p.m. Oct. 22. $35.50-$95.50. Fox Theatre.

Maná. When the top-selling Latin rock band of all time visited Philips Arena in June 2015, about 11,000 fans filled the downtown Atlanta venue. Their “Latino Power Tour” is not only another high-profile run — 18 arenas between September and November — but a call nationwide for Latinos to vote. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. $49.50-$149.50. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta.

Adele. It is no exaggeration that the British pop-soul singer is currently steering one of — if not the — most buzzed about tours of the year. And what’s really amazing? The raves she’s received for her live show are coming from the fact that she merely stands on stage, sings and communicates with the audience. Imagine that. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28-29. $39.50-$149.50. Philips Arena.

Laid Back Festival. Curated by Gregg Allman, this gathering that also features ZZ Top, Blackberry Smoke, Michelle Malone, Gabriel Kelley, Stonerider, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band and Mother’s Finest was originally slated to kick off the summer. An injury to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill pushed it to the end of the run instead. 4 p.m. Oct. 29. $32-$112. Lakewood Amphitheatre, 2002 Lakewood Way, Atlanta.

Sia. The ever-quirky singer-songwriter has dubbed her inaugural arena tour “Nostalgic for the Present.” As a lead artist, Sia is known for her hits “Chandelier” and “Elastic Heart.” As a songwriter, she’s penned some major hits, such as Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible.” But the big question — will we see her face? With Miguel and AlunaGeorge. 7 p.m. Nov. 1. $31-$121. Philips Arena.

Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders are doing it live this fall.

Stevie Nicks. The ethereal Nicks has been busy on the road with Fleetwood Mac the past couple of years, but returns solo to spotlight her 2014 album, “24 Karat Gold – Songs From the Vault.” The Pretenders, led by the fierce Chrissie Hynde, releases its first new album since 2008, called “Alone,” on Oct. 21. With the Pretenders. 7 p.m. Nov. 6. $39-$150. Philips Arena.

Dweezil Zappa. Kudos to the guitar wizard for giving us perhaps the greatest-named tour of all time – “Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever the (expletive) He Wants — The Cease & Desist Tour,” which is both a nod to ongoing family litigation as well as his undiminished stance of defiance. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. $37.50. Variety Playhouse.

Kelsea Ballerini. Fresh from her summer stint hosting the fun throwback show “Greatest Hits” with Arsenio Hall, the country darling is still riding the success of her 2015 debut, “The First Time,” which has spawned the No. 1 hits “Peter Pan,” “Dibs” and “Love Me Like You Mean It.” With Morgan Evans. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. $21. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta.

Sheila E. The still-awesome percussionist has been thrust in the spotlight this year because of her close relationship to Prince (expect a tribute song or two). She’s also expected to perform the new song, “Girl Meets Boy,” which she wrote a month after his April death. 9 p.m. Nov. 12. $34-$39. Center Stage.

Pet Shop Boys. For this “Super” tour, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will unveil new tracks from their “Super” album released earlier this year, as well as provide fans with a reminder of their vital electro-pop catalog with hits “West End Girls,” “Suburbia,” “It’s a Sin” and more. 8 p.m. Nov. 14. $42-$105. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta.

Pentatonix will play Duluth.

Pentatonix. To commemorate the release of their second holiday album, “A Pentatonix Christmas,” due Oct. 21, as well as perform material from their self-titled debut of non-festive songs, the Texas quintet specializing in a cappella songs will hit the road for more than a month beginning Oct. 17. With Us the Duo. 8 p.m. Nov. 16. $29.50-$75. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 1-888-929-7849,

David Crosby. The legendary musician will be joined by Snarky Puppy’s Michael League, New York singer Becca Stevens and Canadian songstress Michelle Willis for his “Lighthouse” tour, named for the album — his fifth solo effort — that arrives Oct. 16. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $40.50-$100.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Troye Sivan. The South African-born, Australian singer/actor released his debut, “Blue Neighborhood,” last year and earned a worldwide hit with the song “Youth.” A portion of ticket sales from his tour will benefit the Ally Coalition, which supports LGBTQ causes and the fight against discrimination. With Dua Lipa. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. $29.50. Tabernacle.

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