Today’s tour recap includes tour extensions, postponements and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 9, 2008.
John Legend and Raphael Saadiq are hitting the road together later this year. The labelmates both have new albums coming out, though Saadiq is marked as a “special guest” on Legend’s jaunt, not a co-headliner.
My Morning Jacket had to postpone a couple upcoming shows when frontman Jim James took and accidental dive off the stage about 30 minutes in to the band’s October 7 show. The remainder of that concert was cancelled while James was taken to the hospital. … Rascal Flatts recently announced that they will continue their tour anew in 2009, with opening support coming from pop-turned-country singer Jessica Simpson. … New wave rockers Duran Duran have added a second round of North American shows to their 2008 itinerary, which includes treks north and south of the U.S. border. … Yo-Yo Ma has an extensive tour itinerary planned for early 2009, including 12 shows with his cultural learning crossover group, the Silk Road Ensemble.
Those are the full tour stories for the day. However, there are plenty of smaller tour updates to go around. Check out the remainder of the new in brief:
The Eagles have extended their Long Road Out of Eden Tour into 2009. The late fall 2008 tour leg begins November 8 at the Qwest Center in Omaha, NE, and continues through December 1 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX. The lone December show is the rescheduled date for the September 11 concert at the same venue, which was closed due to Hurricane Ike. In the New Year, the band has three new shows booked so far, and they’re all set for Florida: January 26 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, January 29 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, and January 31 at the Amway Arena in Orlando.
The Plain White T’s are currently on the road with Panic at the Disco and Dashboard Confessional as part of the Rock Band Live tour. But the rockers have added a few solo shows to their itinerary, too. The recent additions fall in November and December, near the end of the group’s 2008 itinerary: November 10 at The Village in Little Rock, AR; November 24 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH; November 25 at Diesel Club Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA; and December 1 at the Murat Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN. The next show on the Rock Band Live tour is tonight (October 9) at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, followed by an October 10 gig at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Jars of Clay are following their current run as part of the Music Builds tour with some late December shows in the Northeast with Sixpence None the Richer, Sara Groves and Leeland. The recently added shows fall on December 18 at Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, MA, December 19 at Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, ME, and December 20 at Evangel Church in New York, NY. The next show on the Music Builds itinerary takes place October 10 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. After an October 11 concert at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO, that tour wraps on October 12 at the Broomfield Event Center in Broomfield, CO.
Since our last report on them, the electro-pop duo Ghostland Observatory has added a few more shows to their 2008 tour itinerary. The U.S. jaunt continues with an October 10-11 run at the House of Blues at Dallas, TX, and has shows booked through New Year’s Eve at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA. The three new performances fall in mid-November: November 9 at the Page Auditorium in Durham, NC, and November 14-15 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX.
Allen Toussaint will be heading overseas briefly after an October 12 show at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY. The New Orleans-based musician’s itinerary is set with October 24-25 gigs at the O2 Arena in London, UK, followed by an October 27 engagement at the Elysee Montmartre in Paris, FRA. After those shows, he’s scheduled to return to the States for a November 7 show at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, with Jon Cleary, as well as a few more solo concerts, ending with a November 15 performance at Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA. Toussaint already has a few dates on the books for next year: beginning January 15 at the Hearst Tower in New York, NY, and stretching through March 4-6 shows with John Cleary in California.
David Lindley has extended his remaining fall solo schedule to eight shows, continuing with an October 11 show at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, CA. The shows continue through November 7 at the Orpheum Theater in Flagstaff, AZ, and include an October 29 stop at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT, and two concerts in Canada: November 1 at the Festival Place in Sherwood Park, AB, and November 2 at Knox United Church in Calgary, AB. After finishing the solo sets, Lindley will be off the road until his two-night stand with Los Lobos at the Fillmore in San Francisco on December 5-6.
Carlene Carter has some new dates on her 2008-2009 tour itinerary. Her upcoming show schedule kicks off with a recently added show at the Hi-Tone Café in Memphis, TN, and continues through a new December 13 show at Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA. Along the way, she has shows set for November 19 at the Clayton Opera House in Clayton, NY, and November 21 at the Tupelo Music Hall in Lodonderry, NH. Next year’s schedule kicks off with a January 9 show at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY, and currently has seven more shows booked through mid-April, including two stops in Canada.