Atlanta Concerts this week: Charlie Wilson, The Lumineers

The Lumineers come to town March 8. Photo: Getty Images

The Lumineers come to town March 8. Photo: Getty Images

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Alan Cumming

From the slithery Emcee in “Cabaret” to the buttoned-up fussbudget Eli Gold on “The Good Wife,” the range of this Scottish-born multi-hyphenate is dazzling. He’s bringing his critically lauded “Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs” to town, his cabaret show that features songs from Keane, Miley Cyrus and the soundtrack to Broadway’s “Company.” But, as the charming Cumming explained in a recent interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the British definition of “sappy” merely means that “the core structure or sentiment about the song just moves you emotionally.”

8 p.m. March 3. $39.50-$125.50. Atlanta Symphony Hall, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.

SATURDAY

Charlie Wilson

The indefatigable R&B-soul man returns to promote his new album, “In It To Win It.” Wilson’s latest release, which arrived Feb. 17, features Snoop Dogg, Pitbull, Robin Thicke and Wiz Khalifa. The first single from the album, “I’m Blessed,” includes Atlanta’s T.I. and has climbed into the Top 10 on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Wilson last played Atlanta — a city he said has always been good to him — in February 2015.

With Fantasia and Johnny Gill. 7:30 p.m. March 4. $49.50-$104. Philips Arena, 1 Philips Drive, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Shawn Mullins

The perennial road warrior, still beloved in his Atlanta hometown, will hold court with a trio of birthday celebration shows that include a couple of his musical pals. Mullins will be joined by openers Rick Brantley on March 3 and Chuck Cannon on March 4-5. The March 3-4 performances will include a full band, while the March 5 evening will see Cannon return after his opening slot to perform as a duo with Mullins. Expect to hear songs from his recent album, the vulnerable “My Stupid Heart,” and, of course, his fondly recalled “Lullaby.”

8 p.m. March 3-4 and 7 p.m. March 5. $22-$27. Red Clay Music Foundry, 3116 Main St., Duluth. 404-478-2749, http://www.eddieowenpresents.com/tickets/

SUNDAY

The Band Perry

The Band Perry has a new look and a desire to share their new music with fans in an intimate environment. The sibling trio of Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry will host nine pop-up shows around the country, a tour they’re launching in Atlanta. Later this year, the band will release its third studio album, “My Bad Imagination,” and has dubbed this run of shows “Welcome to My Bad Imagination.” They’ve recently made the late-night talk show rounds to perform the first single, “Stay in the Dark.”

8 p.m. March 5. Sold out. Terminal West, 887 W. Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-876-5566, http://www.terminalwestatl.com.

TUESDAY

KT Tunstall

She’ll always be associated with breakthrough hits “Suddenly I See” and “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree,” but the Scottish singer has plenty of music left in her. She released her fifth studio album, “KIN,” in September, which includes the duet “Two Way” with English singer-songwriter James Bay.

8 p.m. March 7. $24-$40. City Winery, 650 North Ave., Atlanta. 404-946-3791, http://www.citywinery.com/atlanta.

WEDNESDAY

The Lumineers

The Colorado folk-rockers earned main stage credibility for their Music Midtown performance last fall, and in January the band embarked on its first-ever North American arena run. Already hitmakers thanks to 2012’s platinum smash “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers are touring in support of their second album, “Cleopatra,” which has spawned hits with the title track and “Ophelia” — the most-played song in 2016 on Triple A radio formats.

With Kaleo and Susto. 7 p.m. March 8. $39.50-$59.50. Infinite Energy Center, 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth. 770-626-2464, http://www.infiniteenergycenter.com.


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