Atlanta Concerts: Graham Nash, Wilco

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Wilco will perform two nights at The Tabernacle next week. Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/American-Statesman
Wilco will perform two nights at The Tabernacle next week. Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/American-Statesman

Wilco will perform two nights at The Tabernacle next week. Photo: Suzanne Cordeiro/American-Statesman

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI

FRIDAY

Colin Hay

The former Men at Work frontman recently released his 12th studio album, “Next Year People,” and plans to showcase those songs during his solo acoustic show. But Hay also discussed in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he doesn’t neglect some of Men at Work’s most familiar songs because, “They’re big songs, and they’re important songs to me in my life. In a way, you’re making more of a statement if you leave them out (of a set). It’s part of my fabric in a way, it’s part of who I am.”

8 p.m. Feb. 5. $30. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Graham Nash

On the fifth show of a tour with dates scheduled through June, the venerable Nash will possibly give a musical peek of his first solo studio album in 14 years, “This Path Tonight,” due April 15. But the Crosby, Stills & Nash alum will also pay homage to his roots with plenty of material from the Hollies and CSN, including “Our House,” “Wasted on the Way” and “Teach Your Children.”

8 p.m. Feb. 5. $48.50-$75. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Europe

As irritating as that Geico ad became, you’ve got to admit it was rather genius to rescue the Swedish pop-rockers from ’80s kitsch and launch them into mainstream recognizability. This 30th anniversary tour of “The Final Countdown” album features the lineup that played on it, including singer Joey Tempest and guitarist John Norum.

7 p.m. Feb. 6. $26. The Masquerade, 695 North Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Winter Jam

As usual, Atlanta is the rare stadium stop on a tour that routinely attracts tens of thousands of Christian music fans. This year’s lineup spotlights For King & Country, Matthew West, Lauren Daigle, Red, NewSong, Sidewalk Prophets, Stars Go Dim, We Are Messengers, Trip Lee and Atlanta’s Crowder. The bearded and bespectacled musician told us in a recent interview that he and his seven-piece band will squeeze as much music and ministry as possible into their half-hour set. Winter Jam “Jam Nation” members will receive early entry starting at 3:30 p.m., and doors to the Dome will open at 5 p.m. for other attendees.

5:45 p.m. Feb. 6. $10 at the door only. Georgia Dome, 1 Georgia Dome Drive N.W., Atlanta. www.gadome.com.

TUESDAY

2 Cellos

The Croatian duo of classically trained cello players Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser usually command immediate attention because of their striking looks. And then they start to play. Perhaps you’ve caught their classical-rock rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” or AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Or maybe you’ve experienced them live when Elton John tapped them to open some tour dates. If the answer is none of the above, check out their latest album, “Celloverse,” and get back to us.

7:30 p.m. Feb. 9. $36.50-$66.50. Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-855-285-8499, www.foxtheatre.org.

WEDNESDAY

Wilco

Chicago’s alt-country stars rocked Atlanta last year with a blistering set at the Shaky Knees Music Festival and will return to Atlanta for a pair of more intimate shows. The band released its ninth studio album, the un-ironically titled “Star Wars,” in July.

With Girlpool. 8 p.m. Feb. 10-11. $39.50-$49.50. The Tabernacle, 152 Luckie St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, www.livenation.com.

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