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).
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