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Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta for a May 14 show at Philips Arena. It's a familiar venue for the New Jersey band. The photo above shows frontman Jon Bon Jovi at the quintet's April 2010 show at Philips. Photo: Robb Cohen, www.robbsphotos.com

Bon Jovi returns to Atlanta for a May 14 show at Philips Arena, with tickets going on sale Feb. 11. It's a familiar venue for the New Jersey band. The photo above shows frontman Jon Bon Jovi at the quintet's April 2010 show at Philips. Photo: Robb Cohen, www.robbsphotos.com

ON SALE NOW
CSS, Sleigh Bells. 8 p.m. May 2. Center Stage. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.

ON SALE FEB. 11
Demetri Martin. 8 p.m. March 19. Tabernacle. $35. LN.
Conspirator. 8:30 p.m. March 31. Variety Playhouse. $25; $20 in advance. TM.
Dashboard Confessional. 6 p.m. April 3. Masquerade. $25 in advance. TM.
Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder. 8:30 p.m. April 8. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Wanda Jackson. 9 p.m. April 15. The Loft. $20; $18. TA.
Lisa Lampanelli. 8 p.m. April 16. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $37.75. TM.
Peelander-Z. 7 p.m. April 21. Masquerade. $10. TM
Tom Jones. April 27. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $49-$95. TM.
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. May 1. Variety Playhouse. $25; $20 in advance. TM.
The Decemberists. 8 p.m. May 2. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $25-$35. TM.
Brett Dennen. 8:30 p.m. May 13. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 in advance.
Bon Jovi. 7:30 p.m. May 14. Philips Arena. $19.50-$135. TM.
The Flaming Lips. 8 p.m. May 19. Tabernacle. $39.50. LN.
Adele. 8 p.m. June 17. Tabernacle. $30; $27.50. LN.

Lucinda Williams will tour behind her new album, "Blessed," which will be released March 1. She'll hit the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 29. Tickets on sale Feb. 12. Photo: James Minchin III / UMG Nashville

Lucinda Williams will tour behind her new album, "Blessed," set for release on March 1. She'll hit the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre April 29. Tickets on sale Feb. 12. Photo: James Minchin III / UMG Nashville

ON SALE FEB. 12
Lucinda Williams. 8 p.m. April 29. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $25-$40. TM.
Joe Purdy. 8:30 p.m. June 10. The Loft. $17; $15 in advance. TA.

UPCOMING SHOWS
Wild Nothing, Abe Vigoda. 9 p.m. Feb. 8. The Drunken Unicorn. $10. TA.
Free Energy, the Postelles, Turf War. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The EARL. $10. TA.
Twin Tigers, Cinemechanica. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The EARL. $8. TA.
Broken Social Scene. 8 p.m. Feb. 10. Buckhead Theatre. $26. TM.
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Gwinnett Arena. $29.75-$59.75. LN.
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11. Classic Center. Tickets at the Classic Center box office and website.
Tapes ‘n Tapes, Oberhofer, the Preakness. 9 p.m. Feb. 11. The EARL. $14. TA.
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.
WhiteChapel, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, Chelsea Grin, I Declare War. 6 p.m. Feb. 11. Masquerade. $16 in advance. TM.
Goldie. 9 p.m. Feb. 12. Masquerade. $15. TM.
The Features, the Kingston Springs. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 12. The EARL. $10. TA.
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.
Project/Object featuring Ike Willis. 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Ballyhoo, Iration. 7 p.m. Feb. 13. Masquerade. $12. TM.
Bilal. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Center Stage. $35; $30 in advance. TM.
Widespread Panic. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Fox Theatre. $50. TM.
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.
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.
Glassjaw. 8 p.m. Feb. 17. Center Stage. $24; $21 in advance. TM.
Howlies, Brass Bed. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. The EARL. $8. TA.
Lotus. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.
Tinsley Ellis. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 18. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.
The Whiskey Gentry, American Aquarium, Ocha La Rocha. 9:30 p.m. Feb. 18. The EARL. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Lubriphonic. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
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.
The B-52s. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Classic Center. $39.50-$59.50. www.classiccenter.com.
Pat Green. 8 p.m. Feb. 18. Buckhead Theatre. $25 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.
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.
The Budos Band. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
The Church. 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Variety Playhouse. $27.50-$30. TM.
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.
Tommy Lee, DJ Aero, Skrillex. 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Masquerade. $22. TM.
Steamhouse Oysterfest featuring Georgia Satellites, Generation Now. 10 a.m. Feb. 26; 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Steamhouse Lounge. $20 for both days; $10 Sunday only. TA.
The Cro-Mags. 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Vinyl. $15; $13 in advance. TA.
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.
Matt White, Brendan James. 8:30 p.m. March 4. Vinyl. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall. 9 p.m. March 4. The EARL. $10. TA.
Kid Rock. 7 p.m. March 4. Gwinnett Arena. LN.
Bright Eyes. 8 p.m. March 4. The Tabernacle. $28.50; $25 in advance. TM.
Hamell on Trial. 8 p.m. March 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10 in advance. TA.
Nathan Angelo. CD release party. 8 p.m. March 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room.$12; $10 in advance. TA.
George Winston. 8 p.m. March 4. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 in advance. TM.
Steep Canyon Rangers. 8 p.m. March 5. Variety Playhouse. $17.50; $15 in advance. TM.
David Dondero, Franz Nicolay. 7 p.m. March 5. The EARL. $10. TA.
Freq Nasty, Marty Party, Opiuo. 9 p.m. March 5. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Sic Alps, Balkans. 8 p.m. March 6. The EARL. $8. TA.
The Coronas. 7 p.m. March 6. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Rocky Votolato, Matt Pond PA. 8 p.m. March 7. The Drunken Unicorn. $12. TA.
Murder by Death, Buried Beds. 8:30 p.m. March 8. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Class Actress. 8:30 p.m. March 9. The EARL. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Dum Dum Girls, Reading Rainbow, Dirty Beaches. 9 p.m. March 10. The EARL. $10. TA.
Danielle Howle, Angelo Gianni. 8 p.m. March 10. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Tennis, Say Hi, La Sera. 9 p.m. March 11. The EARL. $10. TA.
Colin Hay. 8:30 p.m. March 11. Variety Playhouse. $22.50; $20 advance. TM.
Bethenny Frankel. 8 p.m. March 11. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $26.75-$73.TM.
Kem, Ledisi, El DeBarge. 8 p.m. March 11. Fox Theatre. $47-$102. TM.
Wild Flag, Shannon Wright, Yellow Fever. 9 p.m. March 12. $12; $10 in advance. The EARL. TA.
Jerry Seinfeld. 7 and 10 p.m. March 12. Fox Theatre. $47-$77. TM.
Leo Kottke. 8:30 p.m. March 12. Variety Playhouse. $25; $22.50 in advance. TM.
Marc Broussard. 9 p.m. March 12. Center Stage. $25. TM.
Mark Knight featuring Matt Abts of Gov’t Mule. 8 p.m. March 12. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Wye Oak, Callers. 8 p.m. March 13. The EARL. $10. TA.
Sequoyah Prep School, the Riverwinds, Gone By Daylight. 7 p.m. March 13. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
O.M.D., Oh Land. 8 p.m. March 14. The Loft. $25. TA.
Bob Schneider. 8 p.m. March 14. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $18; $15 in advance. TA.
Telekinesis, the Love Language. 8:30 p.m. March 14. The EARL. $10. TA.
The Rural Alberta Advantage. 9:30 p.m. March 15. The EARL. $10. TA.
Lords of Acid. 7 p.m. March 16. Masquerade. $20. TM.
Graham Colton. 8 p.m. March 18. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Bryan Adams. 8 p.m. March 18. Symphony Hall. $35-$95. TM.
Al DiMeola. 8:30 p.m. March 19. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
Sean McConnell, Lori McKenna. 6 p.m. March 19. 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.
Deep Dark Robot featuring Linda Perry. 8 p.m. March 21. Vinyl. $15. TA.
Asobi Seksu. 8:30 p.m. March 21. The EARL. $10. TA.
The Joy Formidable, the Lonely Forest. 8:30 p.m. March 22. The EARL. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
.357 String Band. 8 p.m. March 22. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $10; $8 in advance. TA.
Danny Barnes & the New Familiars. 8 p.m. March 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Rodney Crowell. 8 p.m. March 23 (rescheduled from Jan. 24). The Loft. $20. TA.
Royksopp. 8 p.m. March 24. Masquerade. $20 in advance. TM.
Rod Stewart, Stevie Nicks. 7:30 p.m. March 24. Philips Arena. $49.50-$149.50. LN.
Anthony David. Album release show. 9 p.m. March 24. Center Stage. $25; $20 in advance. TM.
Weedeater, Zoroaster. 8:30 p.m. March 24. The EARL. $12. TA.
Anders Osborne. 8 p.m. March 24. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Five-Eight. 8 p.m. March 25. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Mike Watt + the Missingmen. 9 p.m. March 25. The EARL. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Underoath, Thursday. 7 p.m. March 25. Masquerade. $20. TM.
A Rocket to the Moon. 6:30 p.m. March 25. Masquerade. $13. TM.
Norma Jean. 7 p.m. March 25. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Liam Gerner. 9 p.m. March 25. The Loft. $20. TA.
Eddie Spaghetti. 8 p.m. March 25-26. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
Vonnegutt. 8 p.m. March 26. Smith’s Olde Bar. $12 advance. TA.
Mimosa. 9 p.m. March 26. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Russian National Ballet Theatre. 8 p.m. March 28. Fox Theatre. $35-$55. TM.
Cut Copy, Holy Ghost. 7 p.m. March 28. Masquerade. $22. TM.
Sebadoh. 8:30 p.m. March 28. The EARL. $16. TA.
Janet Jackson. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Fox Theatre. LN.
Cold War Kids. 7 p.m. March 29. Masquerade. $18 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.
Red State, U.S.A. Tour with Kevin Smith. 8 p.m. March 29. $45-$65. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. TM.
The Last Waltz Ensemble. 8 p.m. April 1. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Delbert McClinton. 8:30 p.m. April 1. Variety Playhouse. $30; $27.50 in advance. TM.
The Black Angels. 8 p.m. April 1. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Scythian. 8 p.m. April 2. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15; $12 in advance. TA.
All Time Low, Yellowcard, Hey Monday and Somerset. April 2. The Tabernacle. $21.50. LN.
Men (featuring JD and Jo of Le Tigre). 8 p.m. April 3. The EARL. $10. TA.
Furthur. 7 p.m. April 3. Fox Theatre. $47.50-$57.50. TM.
Lee Ritenour. 7:30 p.m. April 3. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 in advance. TM.
DRI. 7 p.m May 21. $14. Masquerade. TM.
Dispatch. 7 p.m. June 21. Chastain Park Amphitheatre. $35-$40. LN.
The Residents. 8 p.m. April 4. Variety Playhouse. $27.50; $25 in advance.TM.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. 8:30 p.m. April 5. The EARL. $15. TA.
Chris Cornell. Acoustic show. 9 p.m. April 5. Center Stage. $30-$35. TM.
The Infamous Stringdusters. 7 and 10 p.m. April 7. The Five Spot. $15. TM.
Mountain Goats, Megafaun. 8:30 p.m. April 7. Variety Playhouse. $20; $17.50 in advance. TM.
J Mascis, Kurt Vile and the Violators. 8:30 p.m. April 7. The EARL. $20. TA.
Destroyer. 9 p.m. April 8. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Soul Rebels Brass Band. 8 p.m. April 8. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Savage Republic. 9 p.m. April 9. The EARL. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Citizen Cope. Solo acoustic performance. 9 p.m. April 9. Center Stage. $25. TM.
Fair to Midland. 6:30 p.m. April 10. Masquerade. $12. TM.
The Greenhornes. 8 p.m. April 14. Masquerade. $12. TM.
William Fitzsimmons. 8 p.m. April 14. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $15 in advance. TA.
Coheed and Cambria. 8 p.m. April 14. The Tabernacle. $26.50. 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.
Toad The Wet Sprocket. 8:30 p.m. April 15. Variety Playhouse. $32.50; $30 in advance. TM.
The Raveonettes. 8 p.m. April 15. Masquerade. $16. TM.
Volbeat, the Damned Things, Hourcast. 9 p.m. April 16. Center Stage. $20; $18 in advance. TM.
Taj Mahal Trio. 7:30 p.m. April 17. Variety Playhouse. $35; $32.50 in advance. TM.
Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, the Band Perry. 7 p.m. April 17. Savannah Civic Center. $75. LN.
British Sea Power. 8 p.m. April 17. The EARL. $14; $12 in advance. TA.
Acid Mothers Temple Melting Paraiso U.F.O., Shilpa Ray and her Happy Hookers, Vegan Coke.8:30 p.m. April 18. The EARL. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
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.
The Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. 7 p.m. April 20. Fox Theatre. $25-$200. TM.
AP Tour with Black Veil Brides, I See Stars, Versa Emerge, Conditions. 5:30 p.m. April 21. Masquerade. $16. TM.
Captured by Robots. 8:30 p.m. April 21. The EARL. $10. TA.
Yanni. 8 p.m. April 23. Fox Theatre. $39-$119. TM.
The Kills. 8 p.m. April 23. Masquerade. $20. TM.
Turtle Folk. 8 p.m. April 23. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $12; $10 in advance. TA.
Titus Andronicus. 8:30 p.m. April 24. The EARL. $10. TA.
Yelle, French Horn Rebellion. 7:30 p.m. April 25. Masquerade. $15. TM.
“One Night of Queen.” Gary Mullen and the Works recreate the Queen live experience. 8 p.m. April 30. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $35.50-$57. TM.
Young Widows, My Disco, Hawks. 8:30 p.m. May 3. The EARL. $10. TA.
Pinback. 8 p.m. May 4. Masquerade. $15. TM.
Kylie Minogue. 7:30 p.m. May 6. Fox Theatre. $47-$127. TM.
Omar Faruk Tekbilek. 8 p.m. May 9. Fox Theatre.$15-$65. TM.
My Chemical Romance. 7:30 p.m. May 11. The Tabernacle. $33.50. LN.
Fleet Foxes. 8 p.m. May 14. The Tabernacle. $33; $30 in advance. LN.
Mogwai. 9 p.m. May 20. $25; $22.50 in advance. Center Stage. TM.
The Hackensaw Boys. 8 p.m. May 21. Smith’s Olde Bar – Music Room. $18; $15 in advance. TA.
Imagination Movers’ “In a Big Warehouse.” 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. May 21. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. $27; $37. TM.
Deftones, Dillinger Escape Plan, Le Butcherettes. 8 p.m. May 28. The Tabernacle. $35; $33 in advance. LN.
Ian McLagan. 8 p.m. June 4. Smith’s Olde Bar – Atlanta Room. $18; $15 in advance. TA.
Katy Perry. 7:30 p.m. June 7. Gwinnett Arena. $45. TM.
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, Los Straitjackets. 8:30 p.m. June 11. The EARL. $20. TA.
New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys. June 22. Philips Arena. LN.
Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. 8 p.m. June 29. Philips Arena. $50-$250. TM.
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.

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