Today’s tour recap includes new tour announcements, date additions and more as compiled by Ticket News on September 12, 2008.
Indie rock trio Nada Surf will end the year like they started it: touring. The band recently announced 14 new North American dates to close out 2008. … After spending the summer co-headlining the Vans Warped Tour, Relient K is staying on the road through December with headlining roles on two new tours. … Another summer festival anchor has a tour in the works this fall. After a successful opening gig at Bonnaroo, singer-songwriter Matt Morris will support Joan Osborne’s 22-date autumnal trek.
Those are the full tour itinerary announcements for the day. There are other musical acts already on the road who have some new concerts on the books, though. Check out those stories in brief below:
Up-and-coming indie act Minus the Bear has tacked some more shows onto the end of its fall 2008 itinerary. The new shows are set for November 20 at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA, and November 21 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. The concerts come right before the tour closing November 22 show at the Showbox in Seattle, WA. Minus the Bear open the U.S trek October 8 at Service Station in Spokane, WA.
Keane just announced a new European tour. The 12-city tour kicks off October 27 at Lotto Arena in Antwerp, BEL, and continue through November 20 at Zenith in Paris, FRA. Other notable stops include an October 31 show at Valby Hall in Copenhagen, DEN, and a November 7 gig at Zenith in Munich, GER. Before kicking off the European tour, Keane have a single UK show scheduled for September 29 at the Forum in London.
Robyn Hitchcock has a coast-to-coast U.S. jaunt in the works for late fall. The British singer-songwriter has a string of seven dates on the books so far, beginning with a November 12 show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and continuing through November 22 at Symphony Space in New York, NY. Along the way, Hitchcock has a November 15 stop at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL, and a November 19 gig at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA.
Saxophonist Dave Koz has new tour dates scheduled through January 2009. The remaining 2008 shows include a string of shows at Blue Note in Tokyo, Japan, stretching October 2-7, following by an October 16 show at Aksra Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand. He’ll be back in the states for a November 2-9 nightly run on the Westerdam Cruise Ship, which sets out from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He’ll be on solid land in the continental states through December, but he’ll be island-bound in the New Year with a January 16-17 run in Honolulu, HI.
Glasvegas extended its UK tour with additional dates set for late November and early December. After finishing a brief October run in the States, including an October 1 show-opener for Echo & The Bunnymen at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the band will be back across the pond. The group will perform at an October 18 show at Moshulu in Aberdeen, UK, before taking a brief break from the road. The new string of UK dates starts up November 28 at Anson Room in Bristol, UK, and stretches through a December 16 show in Barrowlands, UK.
The Toadies have added a few more shows onto their tour of the U.S. The new October 4 show at The Pavilion in Corpus Christi, TX, was rescheduled from August 31, when the band’s tour bus broke down before they could make it to the show. Before the closing performance on November 25 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA, the band will also make stops on November 11 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and on November 14 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. The rockers have been on the road since the August 21 opener at Click’s in Tyler, TX.
Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes have some U.S. gigs lined up for the end of 2008, following shows in the UK and Europe. Before taking off for the UK, the next show on the itinerary is a September 13 show with Peter Frampton in Lakewood, NJ. After that, the next U.S. shows start with an October 17-18 run at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, CT, and conclude with a December 29-30 run at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA. In between, the band has shows set for Harrisburg, PA, Glenside, PA, and Annapolis, MD.