Sir Elton John, Lady Gaga top fall music releases

Knights, ladies and more

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).

Fall concerts


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


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


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


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