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Lady Gaga will play Gwinnett Arena on April 18, 2011. That's right, tickets are going on sale this weekend for a concert date that is 11 months in the future. Talk about planning ahead. Photo: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

Lady Gaga will play Gwinnett Arena on April 18, 2011. That's right, tickets are going on sale this weekend for a concert date that is 11 months in the future. Talk about planning ahead. Photo: Chris Pizzello / Associated Press

ON SALE MAY 14
Rooney, the Young Veins. 9 p.m. July 10. The Loft. $15. TA.
Joan Armatrading. 8 p.m. July 22. Variety Playhouse. $40. TM.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. 8:30 p.m. July 23. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.
Seu Jorge. 8 p.m. July 25. Variety Playhouse. $30; $25 advance. TM.
Michael Franti & Spearhead. 8 p.m. Aug. 26. The Tabernacle. $25. LN.
Natalie Merchant. 8 p.m. Aug. 27. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $28.50-$44. TM.
Xavier Rudd and Izintaba. 8 p.m. Aug. 31. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.
The Black Crowes. 8 p.m. Nov. 19-20. The Tabernacle. $52.50. LN.
Lady Gaga. 8 p.m. April 18, 2011. Gwinnett Arena. $52.50-$178. LN.

Michael Lynche will be ampng the "American Idol" finalists who will perform at Gwinnett Arena in August. Photo: Frank Micelotta / FOX

Michael Lynche will be among the "American Idol" finalists who will perform at Gwinnett Arena in August. Photo: Frank Micelotta / FOX

ON SALE MAY 15
Limp Bizkit. 7 p.m. July 11. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $20-$49.50. LN.
American Idol Live! Tour 2010. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Gwinnett Arena. $40.50-$70.50. LN.
Creed, Skillet, Theft. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $10-$20. LN.

UPCOMING SHOWS
Corinne Bailey Rae. 8 p.m. May 11. Center Stage. $31; $29.50 advance. TM.
Ryan Bingham. 8 p.m. May 11. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
David Bromberg and Jorma Kaukonen. 8 p.m. May 12. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 advance. TM.
Spill Canvas. 6 p.m. May 12. Masquerade. $14 advance. TM.
Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band. 8 p.m. May 13. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.
OK Go with Earl Greyhound and Robert Francis. 8:30 p.m. May 13. The Loft. $15. TA.
Ray Wylie Hubbard. 8 p.m. May 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Caribou. 8:30 p.m. May 13. The EARL. $15. TA.
Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings. 8:30 p.m. May 13. Center Stage. $25. TM.
The Verve Pipe. 8 p.m. May 14. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Little Feat. 8:30 p.m. May 14. Variety Playhouse. $31. TM.
Shpongle. 9 p.m. May 14. Masquerade. $20 advance. TM.
Satellite District, the Drownout. 9 p.m. May 15. Vinyl. $10; $8 advance. TA.
Tim McGraw with Lady Antebellum and Love and Theft. 7 p.m. May 15. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $25.75-$65. LN.
The Dirty Guv’nahs. 9 p.m. May 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Enrique Bunbury. 8 p.m. May 15. The Tabernacle. $30. LN.
Gloria Gaynor and The Village People. 7 p.m. May 15. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Norah Jones. 8 p.m. May 15. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $48-$58. TM.
Shelby Lynne. 8:30 p.m. May 15. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 advance. TM.
Angels & Airwaves with Say Anything. 8 p.m. May 16. The Tabernacle. $25. LN.
The Heavy Pets. 8 p.m. May 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Everybody was in the French Resistance… Now! 8:30 p.m. May 17 . The EARL. $12. TA.
Agnostic Front. 7 p.m. May 17. Masquerade. $13 advance. TM.
Laura Marling. 8 p.m. May 18. The EARL. $12. TA.
The Infamous Stringdusters. 8:30 p.m. May 19. Five Spot. $15; $12 advance. TM.
Civil Twilight with Paper Tongues. 8:30 p.m. May 19. Vinyl. $12; $10 advance. TA.
Heavy Mojo with Stokeswood. 9 p.m. May 20. Vinyl. $10; $7 advance. TA.
Travelling Without Moving (A Jamiroquai Experience). 8 p.m. May 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Cute Is What We Aim For. 6:30 p.m. May 20. Masquerade. $13 advance. TM.
Maysa. 9 p.m. May 21. Center Stage. $40; $37.50 advance. TM.
Bang Tango. 8 p.m. May 21. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Josh Rouse. 8:30 p.m. May 21. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.
Wrong Way (Sublime tribute) with Nimrod (Green Day tribute). 9 p.m. May 21. Vinyl. $12; $10 advance. TA.
“A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. 5:45 p.m. May 22. Fox Theatre. $37-$77. TM.
Smokey’s Farmland Band. 8 p.m. May 22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Zane Lamprey featuring Steve McKenna & Mark Ryan. 9 p.m. May 22. Center Stage. $24. TM.
Benjy Davis Project, Jay Nash. 8 p.m. May 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12 advance. TA.
Alo. 8 p.m. May 25. Variety Playhouse. $15. TM.
Butch Walker and the Black Widows. 8 p.m. May 26. Variety Playhouse. $28.50; $26.50 advance. TM.
Please PleaseRock Me. 8 p.m. May 26, June 30 and July 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $8 advance. TA.
Charlie Mars. 8 p.m. May 27. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12 advance. TA.
The Hold Steady, Twin Tigers. 8:30 p.m. May 27. Variety Playhouse. $20; $18.50 advance. TM.
Jennie Arnau. 8 p.m. May 27. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $8 advance. TA.
The Crash Kings. 9 p.m. May 27. Vinyl. $12; $10 advance. TA.
Erath, American Bang, Almost Legendary, Stellate. 9 p.m. May 28. Vinyl. TA.
The Swell Season. 8 p.m. May 28. Atlanta Symphony Hall. $27.50-$40. TM.
April Smith and the Great Picture Show. 8 p.m. May 30. The EARL. $10. TA.
Greg Laswell. 8:30 p.m. June 1. Vinyl. $15; $12 advance. TA.
Trampled by Turtles. 8 p.m. June 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Carole King and James Taylor. 8 p.m. June 3. Gwinnett Arena. $65-$350. TM.
Backstreet Boys. 8 p.m. June 3. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $33.50-$48.50. LN.
Badfish – A Tribute To Sublime with Scotty Don’t. 8 p.m. June 3. Variety Playhouse. $18; $16 advance. TM.
Jeff Shephard Band. 8 p.m. June 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Yelawolf. 9 p.m. June 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12 advance. TA.
Reverend Horton Heat. 7 p.m. June 4. Masquerade. $23 advance. TM.
Imogen Heap, Geese. 8 p.m. June 4. The Tabernacle. $29.50. LN.
Toubab Krewe. 8:30 p.m. June 4. Variety Playhouse. $15. TM.
Wakey! Wakey!, the Spring Standards, the Orkids, Smile Smile. 9 p.m. June 5. Vinyl. $10. TA.
Eric Roberson. 9 p.m. June 5. Center Stage. $25; $20 advance. TM.
Cheap Trick. 7 p.m. June 5. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance with The Oliver Wood Trio. 8 p.m. June 5. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Daughtry. 7:30 p.m. June 5. Gwinnett Arena. $29.50-$39.50. TM.
Mono. 8:30 p.m. June 5. Masquerade. $14 advance. TM.
Wonder Girls, 2PM. 8 p.m. June 5. The Tabernacle. $35. LN.
Chayanne. 8 p.m. June 6. Gwinnett Arena. $60.50-$100.50. TM.
Jethro Tull with Ian Hunter. 7:30 p.m. June 6. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $38-$50. LN.
Styx and Foreigner with Kansas. 6:30 p.m. June 7. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $38.50-$68.50. LN.
Cobra Starship and 3oh!3 with Travis McCoy and I Fight Dragons. 7 p.m. June 7. The Tabernacle. $25. LN.
Passion Pit and Tokyo Police Club. 8 p.m. June 9. The Tabernacle. $23. TM.
Blitzen Trapper. 8:30 p.m. June 9. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.
Neon Indian. 8:30 p.m. June 9. The EARL. $13 advance. TA.
Broken Bells. 9 p.m. June 10. Center Stage. $26. TM.
Tracy Lawrence. 8 p.m. June 11. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. $20-$87.50. TM.
Jeff Beck with Imelda May. 8 p.m. June 11. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $38-$58. LN.
The Yacht Rock Revue – Summer ’70s Jams. 9 p.m. June 11. Variety Playhouse. $20. TM.
The Yacht Rock Revue – Reagan Rock Prom. 9 p.m. June 12. Variety Playhouse. $20. TM.
Distant Relatives featuring Nas and Damian Marley with Nneka.9 p.m. June 12. The Tabernacle. $36. LN.
Maxwell. 7 p.m. June 11 (with Erykah Badu) and June 12 (with Jill Scott). Philips Arena. $22-$191. LN.
KC and the Sunshine Band and MC Hammer. 8 p.m. June 13. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $33.50-$48.50. LN.
Conan O’Brien. 8 p.m. June 14. Fox Theatre. $54.55-$98.75. TM.
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek with Kidz In The Hall. 9 p.m. June 14. The Loft. $25; $23 advance. TA.
Concrete Blonde. 8 p.m. June 16. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 advance. TM.
50 Cent. 8 p.m. June 17. The Tabernacle. $40. LN.
The Wood Brothers. 8:30 p.m. June 18. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 advance. TM.
Mason Jennings. 8 p.m. June 19. Variety Playhouse. TM.
Harry Connick Jr. and Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 19. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $58-$88. LN.
Sage Francis with Free Moral Agents and B. Dolan. 9 p.m. June 19. The Loft. $15. TA.
Matt Pond PA. 8:30 p.m. June 24. $12. The EARL. TA.
Travis Tritt. 7 p.m. June 24. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. $20-$87.50. TM.
Chris Berardo and the Desberardos. 8 p.m. June 24. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Holly Golightly and the Brokeoffs. 9 p.m. June 25. The EARL. $10. TA.
America with Christopher Cross. 7 p.m. June 26. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
The New Pornographers with The Dodos and Duchess and the Duke. 8 p.m. June 26. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 advance. TM.
ATL Summer Jam featuring Heads of State: Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant; Tony, Toni, Tone; and Faith Evans. 7:30 p.m. June 26. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $10.75-$69. TM.
Dar Williams with Sara Watkins. 8 p.m. June 27. Variety Playhouse. $25. TM.
Sting featuring the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra. 8 p.m. June 28-29. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $79-$154. LN.
Athlete with Carney. 9 p.m. June 29. Vinyl. $12. TA.
Hole. 8 p.m. June 30. The Tabernacle. $35. LN.
REO Speedwagon and Pat Benatar. 7 p.m. July 1. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $38-$58. LN.
The Swingin’ Medallions. 7 p.m. July 2. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Earth, Wind & Fire. 8 p.m. July 2. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $25-$70. TM.
Phish. 7:30 p.m. July 3-4. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $50. TM.
Col. Bruce Hampton & the Quark Alliance. 8 p.m. July 3-4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Lightning Bolt. 8:30 p.m. July 4 . Eyedrum. $10. TA.
Lefty Williams, Benji Shanks and special guests. An evening of Allman Brothers Band music.8 p.m. July 9. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
Victor Wooten. 8:30 p.m. July 9. Variety Playhouse.$25; $22.50 advance. TM.
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. 8:30 p.m. July 10. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17 advance. TM.
Boz Scaggs. 8 p.m. July 10. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Man or Astro-Man?: The EARL 11th Anniversary Show. 9 p.m. July 10. The EARL. $15. TA.
Chicago and The Doobie Brothers. 7:30 p.m. July 12. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $42-$90. LN.
Cool Tour 2010 featuring As I Lay Dying, Underoath, Between The Buried and Me, Bless The Fall, The Acacia Strain and Cancer Bats. 4:30 p.m. July 13. The Tabernacle. $29.50. LN.
Brooks & Dunn with Gary Allan. 7 p.m. July 15. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $25-$55. LN.
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Kevon Edmonds. 6:30 p.m. July 16. Chastain Park Amphitheater. $38-$78. LN.
Here Come the Mummies. 8:30 p.m. July 16. Variety Playhouse. $18; $15 advance. TM.
Corey Smith with Colt Ford. 6:30 p.m. July 17. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $29. TM.
311. 6:30 p.m. July 17. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $20-$50. LN.
What Laura Says. 8 p.m. July 18. The EARL. $8. TA.
Tishamingo. 8 p.m. July 22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Smokey Robinson. 8 p.m. July 22. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. $20-$87.50. TM.
Melissa Etheridge. 7:30 p.m. July 23. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $35-$100. TM.
The B-52s. 7 p.m. July 24. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Vans Warped Tour with Alkaline Trio, Andrew W.K., We the Kings, Pennywise, Sum 41, Every Time I Die, Reel Big Fish and others. Noon July 26. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $32.96. LN.
Dave Matthews Band with Gov’t Mule. 7 p.m. July 27. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $40.50-$75. LN.
Rihanna, Ke$ha. July 28. Philips Arena. $23.75-$103.75. LN.
Bonerama. 8 p.m. July 29. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 advance. TA.
Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton. 8 p.m. July 30. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $39-$76. TM.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Magic Kids, Pearl Harbor. 9 p.m. July 30. The EARL. $10. TA.
La Roux. 8:30 p.m. July 31. Variety Playhouse. $18; $15 advance. TM.
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with Korn, Rob Zombie, Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch, Hatebreed. 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $25-$56.50. LN.
Crowded House. Aug. 1. The Tabernacle. $45. LN.
Sugarland. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $34-$70.50. TM.
Jose Feliciano. 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. $45-$55. TA.
Lilith Fair featuring Sarah McLachlan, Loretta Lynn, Indigo Girls, Court Yard Hounds, The Gossip, Corinne Bailey Rae and more. 3 p.m. Aug. 8. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $41.50-$127. LN.
Justin Bieber. 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Gwinnett Arena. $32.50-$52.50. TM.
Green Day. 9 p.m. Aug. 9. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $20-$85. TM.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Crosby Stills and Nash. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Philips Arena. $53.50-$129. LN.
Survivor and Starship. 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. $20-$87.50. TM.
Big Mike Geier’s “Elvis Royale” featuring Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 13-14. Variety Playhouse. $29.50; $27.50 advance. TM.
O.A.R., Citizen Cope. 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $37.50. TM.
Asia. 8 p.m. Aug. 18. Variety Playhouse. $40; $35 advance. TM.
Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat. Aug. 19. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $29-$75. TM.
Jack Johnson, G. Love and Alo. 7 p.m. Aug. 20. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $35-$55. LN.
Sound Tribe Sector Nine. 5 p.m. Aug. 28. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $25-$39.50. TM.
John Mayer with Owl City. 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood. $30-$63. LN.
John Michael Montgomery. 8 p.m. Sept. 10. Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. $20-$87.50. TM.
Paramore, Tegan and Sara. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Gwinnett Arena. $26-$36. LN.
Aziz Ansari. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18. The Tabernacle. $29.50. LN.
Pavement. 8 p.m. Sept. 26. The Tabernacle. $35; $32 advance. TM.
Rush. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. $40-$89. TM.
Carrie Underwood. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27.  Gwinnett Arena. $35.50-$55.50. TM.
The Script. 8 p.m. Oct. 28. Variety Playhouse.$27.50; $25 advance. TM.
Roger Waters. The former Pink Floyd member commemorates the 30th anniversary of “The Wall” with a production of his masterpiece. 8 p.m. Nov. 18. Philips Arena. $59-$203. LN.
The Elvis Show. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 3. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $20 advance. TA.

If you find a mistake in Hot Tickets, please let us know. Contact events editor Shane Harrison at sharrison@ajc.com. Events are subject to change, so it’s a good idea to call the venue before driving a long distance.

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