Today’s tour recap includes tour announcements and updates, band reunions and more as compiled by Ticket News on September 4, 2008.
Some surprise music news came from long-defunct trio Ben Folds Five. The musicians will be making beautiful music together again — for one night only — when they perform “The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner” in its entirety for charity.
Major tour announcements today came from Santogold, who will be starting her first headlining tour of the States this fall. Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band also had big news: They added a second leg to their 2008 North American tour. Hasidic rapper Matisyahu will also be on the road this fall, with more than 30 shows scheduled through December.
In other news, more acts were added to the Farm Aid 2008 entertainment lineup, including The Pretenders. And the Summer Olympics may be over, but 2009 will bring USA’s finest beach volleyball stars to a town near you with the AVP’s winter beach volleyball tour. (Don’t worry — all games will be indoors.)
Those are the big stories for September 4, but check out the following tour tidbits for the best of the rest:
Tina Turner is proving to be an ambitious touring artist, even after her years in retirement. The powerhouse singer has added eight more major city dates to her North American tour: October 26 in Dallas, TX; October 27 in Houston, TX; November 10 in Atlanta, GA; November 24 in Washington, DC; November 29 in Philadelphia, PA; and December 13 in Toronto, ON. But the highlight of the new shows is a December 1 performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Rihanna and Chris Brown are both slated to perform at Fashion Rocks on September 5 at Radio City Music Hall. Now the two are also teaming up for a late fall tour of Australia and New Zealand. The tour begins October 27 in Auckland, NZL, and wraps on November 11 in Perth, AUS. The duo is also slated to perform at Acer Arena in Sydney, AUS, and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, AUS, while on the road.
Katy Perry tacked some shows onto her current world tour. The additions will take the pop starlet Down Under with an October 10 show in Sydney, AUS, and an October 13 performance in Saint Kilda, AUS. Before taking the stage in Australia, Perry has September gigs set in the UK, Germany and France.
Hawthorne Heights have announced plans for their extensive Never Sleep Again Tour with Emery and other guest performers. The U.S. tour begins October 17 at State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL, and wraps up November 30 at Norva in Norfolk, VA. The trek features stops at the House of Blues venues in New Orleans, LA, and West Hollywood, CA, on October 23 and November 8, respectively.
Electronica act 3OH!3 have plans mapped for a 30-date tour of the U.S. The shows start on October 3 at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA, and continue through November 26 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Eight performances are scheduled for the Sunshine State, including the two-night gig November 13-14 at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles. Most other states to be visited will get the one-night treatment, except for New York, Pennsylvania and Colorado, which are currently set for two shows each.
Dizzee Rascal has spun out new dates for his Australian and UK tours. The first leg of the tour begins Down Under with a single show in New Zealand on September 25, before beginning a six-date Australian run, which ends October 5 in Sydney. The performer will then begin nine-show series in the UK on October 18 in Sheffield, ending a month later on November 22 in London.
And last but not least… Mexican rock band Jaguares recently added more than a dozen shows to its North American tour — including several dates in the New Year. The next Jaguares concert in the States is set for September 12 in Alpine, CA, and will continue through November 22 at the El Paso County Coliseum in El Paso, TX. In 2009, the rockers have February shows set for Salt Lake City, UT; Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR.