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Hot tickets: Dec. 14

"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, one of the show's most commercially successful artists, will play thye Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Feb. 16. Tickets go on sale Dec. 17. Photo: Eric Ogden / RCA Music Group

"American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, one of the show's most commercially successful artists, will play thye Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Feb. 16. Tickets go on sale Dec. 17. Photo: Eric Ogden / RCA Music Group

ON SALE  NOW
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Teena Marie. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 1. Fox Theatre. $80-$110. TM.
The B-52s. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Classic Center. $39.50-$59.50. www.classiccenter.com.

ON SALE DEC. 17
Hinder, My Darkest Days, Koppek. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23. Masquerade. $22 in advance. TM.
Arson Anthem, Warbeast, HAARP, Primate. 7 p.m. Jan. 26. Masquerade. $18 in advance. TM.
Times of Grace, War of Ages, Straight Line Stitch. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
Broken Social Scene. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Buckhead Theatre. $26. TM.
WhiteChapel, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, I Declare War. 6 p.m. Feb. 11. Masquerade. $16 in advance. TM.
Clay Aiken. Feb. 16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. TM.
Plain White T’s. 8 p.m. Feb. 16. The Loft. $20; $18 in advance. TM.
Lotus. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.
Keller Williams Kids Matinee. 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Variety Playhouse. $15 single ticket; $50 family 4-pack; $30 Superfreek ticket that gets you into both the matinee and evening shows. TM.
Haste The Day, Mychildren Mybride, The Chariot, Pleas for Purging. 6 p.m. Feb. 20. Masquerade. $12.50 in advance. TM.
Bright Eyes. 8 p.m. March 4. The Tabernacle. $28.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Leo Kottke. 8:30 p.m. March 12. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
Al DiMeola. 8:30 p.m. March 19. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Of Mice and Men, The Amity Affliction, Woe Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, I Set My Friends On Fire. 6 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday and Somerset. April 2. The Tabernacle. $21.50. LN.
A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, We Came As Romans, Pierce The Veil. 6 p.m. April 15. Masquerade. $25 in advance. TM.
Yanni. 8 p.m. April 23. Fox Theatre. $39-$119. TM.

ON SALE DEC. 21
Pat Green. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Buckhead Theatre. $25 in advance . TM.

UPCOMING SHOWS
Strawberry Fields, Deja Vu. 8 p.m. Dec. 16. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Wu-Tang Clan. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Center Stage. $44; $41.50 in advance. TM.
Chatham County Line Special Holiday Show.8:30 p.m. Dec. 17. Variety Playhouse.  $18. TM.
I.O.Z. 8 p.m. Dec. 17. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 advance. TA.
Five Eight. CD released show. 8 p.m. Dec. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
The 12 Days of Christmas: Amy Grant and Vince Gill. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Fox Theatre. $25-$175. TM.
Justin Bieber. 7 p.m. Dec. 23. Philips Arena. $39.50-$66. TM.

Atlanta-based rapper, songwriter and producer B.o.B is a recent Grammy nominee for record of the year (for "Nothin' on You" featuring Bruno Mars). He'll play a homecoming show at Smith's Olde Bar on Christmas Eve. Photo: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

Atlanta-based rapper, songwriter and producer B.o.B is a recent Grammy nominee for record of the year (for "Nothin' on You" featuring Bruno Mars). He'll play a homecoming show at Smith's Olde Bar on Christmas Eve. Photo: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

Whynatte Presents B.o.B at Smith’s: The Homecoming. 8 p.m. Dec. 24. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $25 in advance. TA.
Drivin’ n’ Cryin’. 8 p.m. Dec. 26. Tabernacle. $25; $20 in advance. LN.
10 Miles Blue. 8 p.m. Dec. 27. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 in advance. TA.
Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance. 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 advance. TA.
North Mississippi Allstars. 8 p.m. Dec. 29. Variety Playhouse. $20. TM.
Vonnegutt. 8 p.m. Dec. 30.Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance TA.
Perpetual Groove. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 30: $25;$22.50 advance (under 21); $22.50; $20 advance (over 21). 9:30 p.m. Dec. 31: $30; $27.50 advance (under 21); $27.50; $25 advance (over 21). Two-day passes: $45 (under 21); $40 (over 21). Variety Playhouse. TM.
Zac Brown Band, Casey Driessen, the Wood Brothers. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Philips Arena. $36-$71. LN.
The Constellations. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. $25. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. TA.
NBC’s Last Comic Standing Live Tour. 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $25-$47. TM.
Chris Tucker. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Fox Theatre. $49-$79. TM.
Angie Aparo. 7 p.m. Jan. 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
The Last Straw. 8 p.m. Jan. 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Big Mike Geier’s “Elvis Royale” featuring Kingsized Orchestra and Dames Aflame. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 7-8. Variety Playhouse. $25; $23 advance. TM.
Lindsey Rakers Band. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Patty Larkin, Peter Mulvey. 8 p.m. Jan. 8. Red Light Cafe. $20. TM.
Drumline Live. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $13-$63. TM.
Danny Barnes. 8 p.m. Jan. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
The Walkmen. 8 p.m. Jan. 13. Variety Playhouse. $18; $16 in advance. TM.
Little Feat, the Roy Jay Band. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 14. Variety Playhouse. $30. TM.
The Dirty Guv’nahs. 8 p.m. Jan. 15. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Railroad Earth. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Variety Playhouse. $23.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Against Me!, Cheap Girls, Fences. 7 p.m. Jan. 16. Masquerade. $13 in advance. TM.
Cake. 8 p.m. Jan. 17-19. Center Stage. $35. TM.
Reel Big Fish. 6 p.m. Jan. 18. Masquerade. $20. TM.
The Shadowboxers. 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and 16 and March 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Tesla Rossa. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $8 in advance. TA.
PleaseRock Presents “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Black Sea.” Members of Please PleaseRock Me and Yacht Rock Revue, along with a few more musicians, perform the Pink Floyd, Beatles and XTC classics. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 21. Variety Playhouse. $12; $10 in advance. TM.
Rebirth Brass Band. 8 p.m. Jan. 21-22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $20 in advance. TA.
Linkin Park. With Pendulum and Does It Offend You, Yeah? 7 p.m. Jan. 23. Philips Arena. $38.50-$72.50. LN.
Rodney Crowell. 8 p.m. Jan. 24. The Loft. $20. TA.
NRBQ’s Terry Adams and His Rock n’ Roll Quartet. 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Gaelic Storm, Sonia Leigh. 8 p.m. Jan. 27. Variety Playhouse. $17.50. TM.
Thirty Seconds To Mars. 8 p.m. Jan. 28. The Tabernacle. $29.50. LN.
Holdcell. Limited seating; acoustic live recording. 6 p.m. Jan. 28. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $10 in advance. TA.
Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and Larry the Cable Guy. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Philips Arena. $59.50-$69.50. LN.
Liz Phair. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Travis Tritt. 8 p.m. Jan. 29. Buckhead Theatre. $50-$75. TM.
California Guitar Trio. 8 p.m. Feb. 3. The Five Spot. $20. TM.
Dark Star Orchestra. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Guster. 8 p.m. Feb. 4. The Tabernacle. $ 23.50. LN.
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Fox Theatre. $40-$80. TM.
Robin Trower. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Gwinnett Arena. $29.75-$59.75. LN.
Kathleen Madigan. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Please PleaseRock Me. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Yann Tiersen. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 11. Masquerade. $20 in advance. TM.
The Tannahill Weavers. 8 p.m. Feb. 11. Red Light Cafe. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
That 1 Guy. 9 p.m. Feb. 12. The Five Spot. $15. TM.
Yonder Mountain String Band. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Tabernacle. $28; $25 in advance. LN.
Flogging Molly. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The Tabernacle. $30; $28 in advance. LN.
Miranda Cosgrove. 8 p.m. Feb. 15. Center Stage. $31.50-$79. TM.
Ben Rector. 6 p.m. Feb. 18 (all ages show). Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12 in advance. TA.
Steve Forbert. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Red Light Cafe. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Keller Williams. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
The Blue Dogs. 8 p.m. Feb. 19. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $18; $15 in advance. TA.
Trombone Shorty, Los Amigos Invisibles. 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 in advance. TM.
Jagermeister Music Tour with Buckcherry, Hellyeah and the Damned Things. 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The Tabernacle. $35; $33.50. LN.
Celtic Woman. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24. Fox Theatre. $37-$72. TM.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum’s Funundrum. Feb. 24-27. Gwinnett Arena. $14-$130. TM.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25-26. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 advance. TM.
John Mellencamp. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Fox Theatre. $46.50-$130. TM.
Tango Buenos Aires. 8 p.m. Feb. 28. Fox Theatre. $40-$60. TM.
Kid Rock. 7 p.m. March 4. Gwinnett Arena. LN.
The Coronas. 7 p.m. March 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Danielle Howle, Angelo Gianni. 8 p.m. March 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Colin Hay. 8:30 p.m. March 11. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.
Jerry Seinfeld. 7 and 10 p.m. March 12. Fox Theatre. $47-$77. TM.
Graham Colton. 8 p.m. March 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Rebelution, Junior Reid, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad. 7 p.m. March 20. Masquerade. $17. TM.
Royksopp. 8 p.m. March 24. Masquerade. $20 in advance. TM.
Underoath, Thursday. 7 p.m. March 25. Masquerade. $20. TM.
Russian National Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. March 28. Fox Theatre. $35-$55. TM.
Cold War Kids. 7 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $18 in advance. TM.
The Last Waltz Ensemble. 8 p.m. April 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Toad The Wet Sprocket. 8:30 p.m. April 15. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 in advance. TM.
Scissor Sisters. 9 p.m. April 18. The Tabernacle. $30. LN.
Lady Gaga. 8 p.m. April 18, 2011. Gwinnett Arena. $52.50-$178. LN.
Ke$ha. 8 p.m. April 20. The Tabernacle. $33.50. LN.
My Chemical Romance. 7:30 p.m. May 11. The Tabernacle. $33.50. LN.
Imagination Movers’ “In a Big Warehouse.” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 21. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $27; $37. TM.
New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys. June 22. Philips Arena. LN.
Taylor Swift. 7 p.m. July 9-10. Philips Arena. $25-$69.50. TM.
The Elvis Show. 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 2, 2011. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $20 in 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. Follow us on Twitter.

8 comments Add your comment

Billy from Dip

December 14th, 2010
1:09 pm

Any ticket info about The Monkees at Lilburn Cultural Center?

Liberace

December 14th, 2010
1:14 pm

Is it just me or does Clay appear a little softer since he came out. Like a cross between Elton John and Susan Serandon.

kevin

December 14th, 2010
2:06 pm

dont miss robin trower. the old man can still play

Judy

December 14th, 2010
2:29 pm

If you haven’t seen Clay in concert…you should…He is a great entertainer….and a fantastic voice. He always puts on a great show..

jay

December 14th, 2010
5:02 pm

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barb

December 14th, 2010
8:42 pm

Clay Aiken in concert is amazing and has been well worth my many trips from Canada to see him. His wonderful voice, quirky sense of humour and interaction with the audience make for a great evening.

Sarah

December 15th, 2010
10:14 am

If you have insomnia, Clay Aiken is the one to go see. His boring old music will put you right to sleep. And while his first CD and Christmas music did well, each subsequent CD has done worse than the last. Sales for his most recent CD, “Tried and True,” were pathetic. Ticket sales for his concerts are very poor, also.

Liberace, that photo of Aiken is old. He looks like a bloated Howdy Doody now.

Flo

December 15th, 2010
8:16 pm

Yes, I intend on going to the Atlanta Concert for Clay Aiken. He is a great entertainer and I wouldn’t miss a chance to see him. I will be going to the Orlando Show also. He is one of the best singers around and has turned into a very handsome young man. He is also one of the nicest people I have ever met. It will be a great show…can.not.wait!