Today’s tour recap features tour announcements, more postponements from Janet Jackson and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 14, 2008.
At the top of today’s news, the Jonas Brothers are performing live at the Dallas Cowboys’s Thanksgiving Day football game. The half-time performance is the traditional, official kickoff to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Christmas campaign, which runs through Christmas Eve (December 24).
In other news… Despite concert promoter Live Nation’s announcement that Janet Jackson would be back to her regularly scheduled Rock Witchu jaunt, the pop singer postponed more shows due to illness. … Wolf Parade, on the other hand, is having no issue completing their tour as planned — and then some. The acclaimed indie rockers will begin the second leg of their 2008 U.S. tour in early November. … All That Remains has an unwieldy tour schedule supporting three different bands. After the rockers complete their mid-October run with Trivium, they’ll stay on the road in North America with In Flames before heading out to conquer Europe in the New Year.
That’s today’s tour news in review. For more concert and comedy news in brief, read the tour tidbits below.
The Smashing Pumpkins will be kicking off their 20th Anniversary Tour at the end of this month with a recently added Halloween show at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH. The band also booked two more shows in the Midwest to their fall itinerary, extending the North American run to more than 20 shows. The dates are set for a November 24-25 run at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO, making it the eighth venue to host the two-night “Black Sunshine” and “White Crosses” sets.
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis will be going solo in 2009 for a series of shows during breaks in the band’s tour itinerary. Three performances in Nevada are set for January 2 at Green Valley Resort & Spa in Henderson, January 3 at Aliante Casino in Las Vegas, and January 9 at Silver Legacy Casino in Reno. The singer-songwriter will also go it alone for a two-show run in Niagara Falls, NY: February 26-27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & hotel.
Comedian Lewis Black recently expanded his 2008-2009 tour itinerary. The performer now has about 20 dates booked through a May 15 show at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI, including the imminent October 14-15 run at Town Hall in New York, NY. Other shows on the schedule include a set of two-night stands at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, on December 19-20 and March 13-14, as well as a January 3-4 run at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, WA.
In the midst of an extensive North American and European tour schedule, Rise Against recently updated their itinerary to include a six-show run Down Under at the end of their March 2009 itinerary. The performances begin with a March 24 show at Metro City in Perth, AUS, and continue in the country through a March 29 gig at The Tivoli in Brisbane, AUS. The final gig currently booked for the rockers takes place March 31 at Power Station in Auckland, NZL.
German band Tokio Hotel are bringing their brand of emo rock across the seas for a brief tour of the U.S. The five-day jaunt kicks off October 24 at the House of Blues in Orlando, FL, and continues through an October 30 performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY. The intermediate stops are set for October 26 at Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA, October 27 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH, and October 29 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA.