Thursday night in Atlanta, celeb blogger-turned-A&R-man Perez Hilton kicked off his U.S. tour, featuring his fave artists Ladyhawke, Ida Maria, and Semi Precious Weapons. The show -- held at the 1,200-person Variety Playhouse -- soon turned from rock concert to wild house party. "It's time to get drunk!" Perez began the festivites, adding, "I don't care how old you are, I approve of underage drinking as long as you don't drive." Read SPIN's full review of the show here.
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