Today’s tour recap includes itineraries for solo endeavors, reunion tours and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 23, 2008.
Earlier in the day, we ran full stories on several upcoming tours, including Gregg Allman‘s solo tour, which is set to begin in late December and run through the New Year. Allman toured with the iconic Allman Brothers Band late in the summer after treatments for Hepatitis C kept him off the road earlier in the year. But with the treatments behind him and the disease cleared, Allman says he feels great.
The Strokes’ drummer Fabrizio Moretti will soon be launching the debut tour of his solo side project, Little Joy, a band where he does more than just keep the beat. … Soul singer Anthony Hamilton will begin his latest tour in November following the release of his sixth studio album, “The Point of It All.” … And last, but certainly not least, the irreverent swing revival band of the mid-’90s, the Squirrel Nut Zippers are going out on the road for the second time since they reunited in 2007. Before that, their last tour was in support of 2000’s “Bedlam Ballroom.”
Those are the complete tour itineraries and reports for the day, but you can find more tour and concert news in brief below. Read on!
Boyz II Men are continuing their world tour with a series of new dates through 2009. The trek continues with an October 25 concert at Drury Lane Oakbrook in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, followed by an October 29-30 set at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The vocal group will end the year with a new run in Japan and Indonesia, from December 15 at Hotel Pacifico in Tokyo, JPN, through December 31 at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, IDN, but they’ll be back in the States for at least nine more shows in the New Year. Those future dates include an April 17-18 run at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino in Sparks, NV, and a May 7-8 set at B.B. King’s Blues Club in New York, NY.
Pink is taking her colorful act around the world next year, with a tour of Germany, the UK and Australia. But before she hops a plane, the performer has one show coming up in the U.S. Pink will take the stage at the Highline Ballroom in New York City on October 29 for the only American show currently set on her itinerary. She’ll be off the road through the holidays, but will pick up the mic again for a March-April tour of Germany (from March 8 in Oberhausen through April 8 in Dortmund), followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland (from April 11 in Glasgow through April 1 in London), and wrapping with a jaunt across Australia (from May 22 in Perth through June 12-13 in Boondall).
Eric Clapton will show off his famous guitar work in the UK and Ireland with a new set of shows booked for May. The iconic rocker will begin his run on May 11 at The O2 in Dublin, IRE, before continuing on to the UK for a May 13 show at Echo Arena in Liverpool, and a May 14 show at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester. From there, the guitar god takes up a six-show residency at the historic Royal Albert Hall in London, with concerts on May 16-17, 19-20, and 22-23.
The last time we checked in with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, he had five solo shows booked for January and February. Now the singer-songwriter has a full 15 dates booked across the country, beginning with the previously announced January 2 show at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa in Henderson, NV, and wrapping with a new February 28 gig at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Some of the other recently announced shows include a January 9 show at Silver Legacy Resort Casino and a January 20 show at Peppermill Hotel Casino & Spa — both in Reno, NV. Also on the books is a February 13-14 run at the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ, and a February 20-21 set at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.
Currently on tour with Sara Bareilles, singer-songwriter Marc Broussard has a new block of solo shows coming up in December. Broussard had previously announced a November tour, comprised of 12 dates, but recently announced an additional nine shows for the following month. The new concerts begin December 2 at Bluegrill Restaurant in Spanish Fort, AL, and conclude December 13 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. Other shows booked for that stretch include a December 5 gig at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL, and a December 11 concert at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN.
My American Heart will be in the UK for an 11-show run in November, but the band will return to it’s ‘heart’ with an additional 11 West Coast shows in December. The homestretch begins December 2 at Modified in Phoenix, AZ, and wraps December 13 at Soma in San Diego, CA. Highlights include a December 4 gig at Launchpad in Albuquerque, NM, a December 6 concert at The Avalon Theater in Salt Lake City, UT, and a December 11 show at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA. The UK tour runs from a November 16 concert at TJ’s in Newport through a November 27 gig at King’s College Student Union in London.