Hot tickets

Must-see acts coming to Atlanta area

TM = Ticketmaster or 404-249-6400.

ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 23

Ben Sollee. June 3 at Red Light Cafe. 8 p.m. $10. TM.

Shinedown, 12 Stones, Rev Theory. June 17 at the Tabernacle. 7 p.m. $22. TM.

Tony Clifton. June 19 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.

Gutter Twins. July 18 at the Loft. 9 p.m. $15. Ticket Alternative.

Ours. July 24 at Vinyl. 9 p.m. $17; $15 advance. Ticket Alternative.

STILL AVAILABLE

Abigail Washburn and Sparrow Quartet. May 22 at Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.

Presidents of the United States. May 23 at the Loft. 9 p.m. $19; $17 advance. TM.

She Wants Revenge. May 23 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $20; $18 advance. TM.

Hatebreed and Type O Negative. May 23 at Center Stage. 7:30 p.m. $29; $25 advance. TM.

Asleep at the Wheel. May 24 at Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $25. TM.

James Taylor. May 26 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $38.50; $68-$75 reserved. TM.

Dream Theater. May 28 at the Tabernacle. 8 p.m. $35; $39.50 reserved. TM.

Augustana. May 28 at Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.

X. May 29 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $25. TM.

Claire Lynch. May 31 at Red Light Cafe. 8 p.m. $25; $22.50. TM.

Earl Greyhound. May 31 at the Earl. 9:30 p.m. $12; $10 advance. TM.

Jeff Dunham. June 4 at Cobb Energy Centre. 8 p.m. $39.50. TM.

Railroad Earth. June 5 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.

Jake Shimabukuro. June 6 at Red Light Cafe. 8:30 p.m. $15; $12. TM.

Ledisi. June 6 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $25. TM.

Jeremy Enigk. June 7 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $15. TM.

Ingrid Michaelson. June 10 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.

Tim McGraw. June 11 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. $29.75-$59.75. TM.

Dilated Peoples, Alchemist. June 11 at the Loft. 8 p.m. $20. Ticket Alternative.

Hayden. June 11 at the Five Spot. 8 p.m. $15. TM.

Zappa Plays Zappa. June 12 at Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $40; $38 advance. TM.

Enter the Haggis. June 13 at the Five Spot. 8:30 p.m. $15. TM.

Brilliant Inventions. June 13 at Red Light Cafe. 8:30 p.m. $12; $10 advance. TM.

Rachelle Ferrell. June 13 at the Tabernacle. 8 p.m. $36.50. TM.

Ladytron. June 13 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $22.50. TM.

Israel Vibrations. June 14 at Variety Playhouse. 8:30 p.m. $25; $22.50 advance. TM.

Lizz Wright. June 14 at Center Stage. 9 p.m. $21. TM.

Cat Power. June 15 at the Tabernacle. 8 p.m. $26.50. TM.

Jakob Dylan. June 18 at Variety Playhouse. 8 p.m. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.

Chrisette Michele, Raheem DeVaughn. June 20 at the Tabernacle. 8 p.m. $32.50; $37 reserved. TM.

R.E.M. June 21 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 6:30 p.m. $35 lawn; $65-$75 advance. TM.

Rooney. June 22 at Variety Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. $15; $13 advance. TM.

Merle Haggard. June 26 at Cobb Energy Centre. 7:30 p.m. $35-$55. TM.

Bob Saget. June 27 at the Tabernacle. Mature audiences. 8 p.m. $37.50 reserved. TM.

Groundation. June 28 at Vinyl. 9 p.m. $14. Ticket Alternative.

Dethklok. July 2 at the Tabernacle. 7:30 p.m. $22.50. TM.

Lyle Lovett. July 6 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. $44.50-$74.50. TM.

Angels and Airwaves, Relient K, more. July 9 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. Noon. $35; $29.50 advance. TM.

Jay Brannan. July 18 at Vinyl. 9 p.m. $12. Ticket Alternative.

Alkaline Trio. July 18 at Center Stage. 8 p.m. $19; $16.50 advance. TM.

Back Door Slam. July 22 at the Loft. 9 p.m. $15. Ticket Alternative.

Tony Bennett. July 24 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $37.50-$75.50. TM.

Boom Boom HuckJam. July 24 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 6:30 p.m. $30. TM.

311, Snoop Dogg. July 26 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 6:30 p.m. $33. TM.

Poison. July 27 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 7 p.m. $20 lawn; $35-$45 advance. TM.

B.B. King and Willie Nelson. July 27 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 7 p.m. $45.50-$97.50. TM.

George Michael. July 31 at Philips Arena. 8 p.m. $47-$152 all advance. TM.

STS9, Umphrey's McGee. Aug. 1-2 at Masquerade Music. 7 p.m. $35-$67; $33.50 advance. TM.

Journey, Heart, Cheap Trick. Aug. 3 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 6:30 p.m. $$45.50-$95. TM.

Linkin Park, Chris Cornell, Lupe Fiasco, more. Aug. 3 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 2 p.m. $20.75-$75.75; $50.75-$65.75 reserved. TM.

Lisa Lampanelli. Aug. 9 at the Tabernacle. Mature audiences. 8 p.m. $32.75 reserved. TM.

Slipknot, Disturbed, Sevendust. Aug. 12 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 2 p.m. $28.50-$56.50; $45-$56.50 reserved. TM.

Nine Inch Nails. Aug. 13 at Gwinnett Arena. 7 p.m. $53.50-$56.50; $39.50 reserved and floor admission. TM.

Jack Johnson.Aug. 13 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 7 p.m. $29; $43.50 reserved. TM.

Collective Soul, Live, Blues Traveler. Aug. 17 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 6:30 p.m. $45-$75. TM.

Backstreet Boys. Aug. 20 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $40.50-$65.50. TM.

My Morning Jacket. Aug. 27 at Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $31-$36. TM.

Slightly Stoopid. Aug. 29 at the Tabernacle. 8 p.m. $30; $28 advance. TM.

Dave Stewart and Orchestra. Aug. 31 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $40.50-$55.50. TM.

Carlos Mencia. Sept. 6 at Fox Theatre. 7 p.m. $46.75 reserved. TM.

David Byrne. Sept. 20 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $35.50-$55.50. TM.

Third Day, Switchfoot, more. Sept. 20 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 6 p.m. $25-$125. TM.

Nick Swardson. Sept. 27 at the Tabernacle. 7:30 p.m. $30. TM.

Allman Brothers Band. Oct. 10, 11 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 7:30 p.m. $45.50-$100. TM.

SOLD OUT

James Taylor. May 24-25 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $38.50; $68-$75 reserved. TM.

Natasha Bedingfield. May 27 at Variety Playhouse. 7:30 p.m. $22.50. TM.

Jimmy Buffett. June 5 at Lakewood Amphitheatre. 8 p.m. $36; $136 reserved. TM.

— Yemi Toure

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