A Night of Georgia Music. A trio comprised of R.E.M.'s Mike Mills, Rolling Stones keyboardist/musical director Chuck Leavell and world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie might seem an unlikely trio. But the shared history among them is the impetus behind this short tour. The show will feature symphonic versions of songs (no vocals) from Georgia mainstays including The Allman Brothers Band, Ray Charles, Outkast, Gladys Knight and the Pips, and, of course, R.E.M., as well as the Mills-composed Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. $29-$129. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Carrie Underwood. Country's endearing princess announced her "Cry Pretty" tour more than a year ago but didn't launch until May so she could settle in with the birth of her second child. Like her 2016 "Storyteller" tour that played Duluth, Underwood will employ an in-the-round stage, allowing fans an unobstructed view. 7 p.m. Oct. 19. $49-$340. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
Elton John.When the piano icon played a pair of Atlanta concerts in fall 2018, no one expected it to be his last appearances in one of his adopted hometowns. Granted, this "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour is the end of the road life for John, but he's providing fans more opportunities to witness his 2.5-hour blasts of old-fashioned rock stardom, packed with hits and taut musicianship. 8 p.m. Nov. 1-2. $589-$2,005. State Farm Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.
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