Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II and beloved by queens everywhere, Sir Elton John leads this fall’s way-gay music lineup, releasing a new album Sept. 24 and performing in Atlanta Nov. 16.
“The Diving Board,” featuring the single “Home Again,” is Sir Elton’s 30th studio album. It comes just three weeks before the season’s other most-awaited release for LGBT fans: Lady Gaga’s “ARTPOP,” due out Oct. 11.
Sir Elton and Lady Gaga aren’t the only pop divas of fall. Look out for new albums from Cher (“Closer to the Truth,” Sept. 24) and Katy Perry (“Prism,” Oct. 27). If you dare to listen after her VMA performance, Miley Cyrus releases “The Bangerz” Oct. 8.
Huge fall concerts include Aaron’s Amphitheatre hosting Maroon 5 & Kelly Clarkson on Sept. 16 and John Mayer on Sept. 27, as well as Philips Arena brining P!NK on Dec. 14 and Justin Timberlake on Dec. 17.
Girls with guitars Autumn’s concert schedule proves local music fans continue to benefit from the split between beloved Decatur music venue Eddie’s Attic and its founder, Eddie Owen, who now offers Eddie Owen Presents at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth.
Top upcoming shows of LGBT interest at Eddie’s Attic include Antigone Rising and A Fragile Tomorrow (Sept. 27), Hannah Thomas (Oct. 17), Roxie Watson (Nov. 16), Sonia Leigh (Nov. 26-27) and Kristy Lee (Dec. 14). LGBT music lovers should pack Red Clay Theatre for Disappear Fear (Sept. 26), Cheryl Wheeler (Nov. 10) and an epic night with Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt and Janet McLaughlin (Nov. 30).
In addition, fans of the “girls with guitars” genre will enjoy Tegan & Sara at Music Midtown (Sept. 20-21), Ani Difranco at Variety Playhouse (Sept. 25) and Patti Griffin at Buckhead Theatre (Oct. 18).
September 9/15: Cowboy Envy @ Eddie’s Attic 9/16: Maroon 5 & Kelly Clarkson @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre 9/19: Miranda Lambert @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre 9/20: Caroline Aiken & Copious Jones @ Red Clay Theatre 9/20-21: Midtown Music Festival @ Piedmont Park 9/25: Ani Difranco @ Variety Playhouse 9/26: Disappear Fear @ Red Clay Theatre 9/27: Antigone Rising & A Fragile Tomorrow @ Eddie’s Attic 9/27: Richard Bicknell @ Eddie’s Attic 9/27: John Mayer @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre 9/27: Lionel Richie @ Chastain Park 9/28: Martina McBride @ Chastain Park
October 10/01: Blondie @ Buckhead Theatre 10/02: Earth, Wind & Fire @ Fox Theatre 10/03: Edwin McCain @ Center Stage 10/04: Aimee Mann @ Variety Playhouse 10/05: Marshall Chapman @ Red Clay Theatre 10/08: fun @ Verizon Amphitheatre 10/09: Sarah Brightman @ Fox Theatre 10/12: Michelle Malone, Jen Foster & Patrice Pike @ Eddie’s Attic 10/13: Dwight Yoakam @ Buckhead Theatre 10/17: Hannah Thomas @ Eddie’s Attic 10/18: Patti Griffin @ Buckhead Theatre 10/18: India.Arie @ Cobb Energy Centre 10/19: Rod Stewart @ Philips Arena 10/24: Otep @ Masquerade 10/25: Paula Cole @ Red Clay Theatre 10/25: Matt Nathanson & Joshua Radin @ Center Stage 10/26: Selena Gomez @ Philips Arena
November 11/01: John Legend @ Fox Theatre 11/10: Cheryl Wheeler @ Red Clay Theatre 11/10: Lisa Marie Presley @ Eddie’s Attic 11/16: Roxie Watson @ Eddie’s Attic 11/16: Elton John @ Philips Arena 11/26: Sonia Leigh @ Eddie’s Attic 11/26: Janelle Monae @ The Tabernacle 11/27: Stevens Layne & Sonia Leigh @ Eddie’s Attic 11/30: Shawn Mullins @ Variety Playhouse 11/30: Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone, Dede Vogt & Janet McLaughlin @ Red Clay Theatre
December 12/01: Kristian Bush @ Eddie’s Attic 12/02: Dave Koz @ Cobb Energy Centre 12/08: Dar Williams @ Red Clay Theatre 12/14: Kristy Lee @ Eddie’s Attic 12/14: P!NK @ Philips Arena 12/17: Justin Timberlake @ Philips Arena