Today’s recap includes itineraries, cancellations, special events and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 22, 2008.
In today’s news, we have details and full itineraries on several upcoming tours. They might be down one opening band, but the show goes on for Electric Six, who are currently touring with Local H. … Art Garfunkel recently announced the dates for his 2009 tour of the U.S., following a similar timeline to his early 2008 jaunt. … As they await the release of their new album, the multi-instrumentalists of Rusted Root are biding their time with two more legs of U.S. dates.
TicketNews also reported on two cancellations earlier in the day. As it turns out, Dolly Parton has cancelled one date on her current “Backwoods Barbie” tour due to scheduling constraints. … Singer-songwriter Paul Anka is also down one show after cancelling a date on his two-night run at the Capital One Back Theatre in Westbury, NY.
In special event news, Jeff Daniels is staging his third annual Thanksgiving concert celebrating the music and arts of his native Michigan. … The Grammy Awards also gave the first announcement of performers scheduled to appear at the first televised nomination announcement ceremony, which will be followed by a special concert for in-house guests only.
Those are the full tour and concert reports for the day. You can check out more news with the tour reports in brief:
Katy Perry had a summer hit with her irreverent pop single “I Kissed A Girl.” Now fans of the singer have a few new opportunities to see her in the U.S. — as well as a few chances to catch her overseas. Perry is set to appear at the KISS 95. 1 Gravediggers Ball on October 25 at Dixie’s Tavern in Charlotte, NC, and at Phooson 2008 on December 5 at Cricket Wireless Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ. The up-and-coming pop star also has three separate “Jingle Ball” performances slated for the holiday season: December 3 at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, December 11 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, MA, and December 12 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Her tour itinerary is then blank for the rest of the year, but she’ll be at it again in the New Year with four European shows slated so far, beginning with a February 23 show at Lille Vega in Copenhagen, DEN, and currently ending with a March 2 show at Elysee Montmartre in Paris, FRA.
Iconic crooner Lionel Richie recently added an 11-date tour of the UK and Ireland to his 2009 itinerary. The trek begins March 20 at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, and wraps April 16 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. Highlights on Richie’s tour include an April 4 gig at the O2 Arena in London, and a single stop in Ireland on April 13 for a show at the O2 in Dublin. The performer currently has four shows in South Africa on the books for the rest of 2008. Those shows begin November 22 at Sahara Park in Cape Town and wrap with a November 27-28 run at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, following a November 25 set at ABSA Stadium in Durban.
The Wailers will be charting a tour across the U.S. following an appearance at the CMA Awards on November 12 in Nashville, TN. The trek begins with scattered dates: November 22 at Water St. Music Hall in Rochester, NY, followed by a December 30 gig at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and a December 31 show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA. The Wailers pick up again in 2009, starting with a January 6 show at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID, and continuing through a January 29 gig at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. Highlights include a January 12-13 run at the Belly Up in Aspen, CO, and a January 23 show at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
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The Bouncing Souls will be celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2009, but they plan to start the celebration early with the second year of “Home for the Holidays” performances in Asbury Park, NJ. The holiday shows run December 26-28 at The Stone Pony with a different lineup each night of the residency, including a set by the Gaslight Anthem, among others. Before the holiday shows, the Bouncing Souls will perform a few late October, early November shows around the country, including an October 29 gig at Black Cat in Washington, DC, a Halloween show at The Venue in Gainesville, FL, and a November 7 performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
The Stylistics will soon kick off an extensive tour of the UK and Japan that is set to take them through the end of the year. The Philadelphia-based ’70s soul group is set to begin the run on October 24 at Winter Gardens in Margate, UK, and wrap November 30 at Worthing Assembly Hall in Worthing, UK. More than 20 shows are set for the UK, including a November 25 show at IndigO2 in London, and a November 28 show at Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool. The Stylistics will then travel to Japan for six more shows, including a December 17-19 run at Billboard Live in Osaka.