Atlanta Concerts this week: Backstreet Boys, Lisa Fischer

Backstreet’s back! Photo: Getty Images

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

FRIDAY

Backstreet Boys

The quintet is taking a break from its well-received Las Vegas residency (they’ll be back in a couple of weeks) for this one-off Q-Topia show presented by Q-100. Though they haven’t announced dates yet, a 25th-anniversary world tour is expected in 2018. Don’t worry if the guys still don’t have the moves or the vocal chops for their familiar harmonies – they’re both well preserved.

With Flo Rida, Grace VanderWaal and Los 5. 7 p.m. Oct. 27. $29-$69. Verizon Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Evanescence

In the early ‘00s, the soaring vocals of Amy Lee and the polished crunch of hits “Bring Me to Life” and ethereal “My Immortal,” boosted Evanescence into rock stardom. (Their 2003 album, “Fallen,” sold more than 17 million copies.) The band is back Nov. 10 with “Synthesis,” their fourth studio album that features their best-loved songs re-imagined with a full orchestra and electronic programming; both will be part of their live show, dubbed “Synthesis Live.”

8 p.m. Oct. 27. $48-$78. Chastain Park Amphitheatre, 4469 Stella Drive NW, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

SATURDAY

Lisa Fischer

For many people, their first introduction to Fischer came in the amazing, Oscar-winning documentary “20 Feet from Stardom” – and that’s kind of the point. Fischer has been content standing in the stage shadows with Sting, Tina Turner, Luther Vandross and, perhaps most visibly, The Rolling Stones. (Hearing them perform “Gimme Shelter” live without her seems blasphemous.) Fischer will be backed by her usual trio, Grand Baton.

8 p.m. Oct. 28. $34.85-$69. Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW, Atlanta. 404-413-9849, rialto.gsu.edu

THURSDAY

Bebe Rexha and Marc E. Bassy

The “Me, Myself & I” hitmaker is pairing with singer/songwriter Bassy for a 23-city tour to support Rexha’s “All Your Fault — Part 2” and Bassy’s “Gossip Columns” album, which arrived earlier this month.

8:30 p.m. Nov. 2. $25. Center Stage, 1374 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

Gavin DeGraw

He’s one of Billy Joel’s regular opening acts – talk about a plum gig – and is nearing the end of the second leg of his “Gavin DeGRAW Tour” (emphasis on the “raw”). The singer-pianist behind numerous hits including “I Don’t Want to Be,” “Sweeter” and the recent “She Sets the City on Fire,” will perform with a trio. He’ll concentrate on the hits, of course, but also drill down into his catalog to span his full decade-plus career.

8 p.m. Nov. 2. $36-$55. Buckhead Theatre, 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com

The Lone Bellow

The Americana trio recently released its third album, “Walk Into a Storm,” which they recorded in Nashville under the production guidance of Dave Cobb, known for his work with Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson. Though the band has Brooklyn roots, singer-guitarist Zach Williams is a former Georgian whose family still lives on a horse farm on the edge of Cobb and Cherokee counties.

With The Wild Reeds. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. $24-$80. Variety Playhouse, 1099 Euclid Ave. NE, Atlanta. 1-877-987-6487, ticketfly.com


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