4/16: Tim McGraw at Lakewood 4/16: Lisa Lampanelli at Cobb Energy 4/18: Lady Gaga at Gwinnett Center 4/17: Atlanta Queer Literary Fest fundraiser with Bucky Motter and Sonia Tetlow at Eddie’s Attic 4/20: Ke$ha at the Tabernacle 4/21: Charlie Sheen at the Fox 4/22: Tony Bennett at the Fox 4/28: Peter, Bjorn and John at the Masquerade 4/29: Lucinda Williams at Cobb Energy 4/30: ‘One night of Queen’ at Cobb Energy Center
5/2: CSS and Sleigh Bells at Center Stage 5/6: Kylie Minogue at the Fox 5/6-7: Zac Brown at the Verizon Amphitheater 5/10: Bruno Mars & Janelle Monae at the Fox 5/14: Bon Jovi at Philips Arena 5/21: Paul Simon at Chastain 5/26: Bill Maher at Cobb Energy 5/26-30: MondoHomo 5/27: James Taylor at Chastain
6/5: BB King at Chastain 6/7: Katy Perry at Gwinnett Center 6/10: Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me Tour at Chastain 6/12: Mumford & Sons at the Fox 6/17: Girlyman at Eddie’s Attic 6/17: Adele at Tabernacle 6/22: New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys at Philips
April 20 Tabernacle
Armed with a dollar sign in her name and panty-hose that look like they’ve been used to make crystal meth, Ke$ha brings her “Get $leezy” tour with opening act Beardo. Love her or hate her, she’s got mass gay appeal, and you’re sure to not be the worst dressed in attendence considering Ke$ha herself will be front and center.
May 6 Tabernacle
If you’re a Kylie Minogue fan, you might still be digging glitter out of your no-no spots from her last (and only previous) stop in Atlanta. If her music videos have inspired even an iota of her tour design, Minogue’s “Aphrodite” tour could be the gayest thing to hit the Fox stage.
June 17 Tabernacle
The gays have known and loved Adele since her first album garnered a Best New Artist and Best Female Pop Performance, but her latest “21” has found many grown folks tearful in its honesty and soul. This could be the performance of the summer.
June 7 Gwinnett Center
Katy Perry may be centerstage with gay-friendly hits like “Firework” and “Peacock,” but there’ll be a slew of fans who are just as exited to see opening acts Robyn (who’s back in a big way after her run in the ‘90s) and Marina and the Diamonds. The three combined should make for quite the show.
May 26-30 East Atlanta
Perhaps the most unique of gay Atlanta’s event offerings, Mondohomo is the progressive “alterna-queer” festival of art, music and politics that completely engulfs the city’s edgiest scene. All events are pay-what-you-can. Acts currently signed on include Heavy Flow, Little Victory, 8 inch Betsy and Thelma and the Sleaz.
Top photo: Lady Gaga performs in Atlanta on April 18. (publicity photo)