The daily tour recap makes its triumphant return today with tour announcements, postponements and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 30, 2008.
Late yesterday, we covered the latest news on the Led Zeppelin reunion front. Although Robert Plant adamantly denied any regrouping, John Paul Jones has said that the rest of the band (Jimmy Page and Jason Bonham) have been rehearsing with other singers and hope to put out a new album and tour.
In other tour news, classic rocker Jackson Browne will perform a hurricane and disaster relief benefit concert for the Gulf Coast and out-lying islands. … The Killers are plotting a 14-date tour of North America next year to support their upcoming third studio album, “Day & Age,” due out in late November. … And iconic vocalist Celine Dion was forced to cancel a concert booked for tonight due to a persistent respiratory virus.
Those are the full stories for today, but be sure to check out the rest of the recent tour itinerary updates in brief:
Tom Morello has added a few more shows to his Fabled City Tour. Scheduled to begin on November 1 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, the trek was originally set at 16 shows with a November 21 closer at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. However the singer-songwriter will perform four more shows, stretching the outing into early December. The new gigs are booked for November 22 at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, December 9 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, December 11 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA, and December 12 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is keeping the music flowing into the New Year with four shows booked later in 2008 and five more early in 2009. The shows kick offwith a November 28-29 run at the Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ, and close the year with two concerts on New Year’s Eve: crossing state borders between the Eastern Kentucky Exposition Center in Pikeville, KY, and the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN. Next year, the Southern rockers will perform on January 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, followed by a January 8-11 run on Carnival Cruise, at port in Miami, FL.
Funeral for a Friend has plans for a co-headlining tour with The Sleeping next year, following their October through December jaunt across the UK and mainland Europe. Next year’s North American tour begins January 14 at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL, and wraps February 13 at Glass House in Pomona, CA. Highlights include a January 22 concert at the Fillmore in New York, NY, a January 30 gig at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL, and a February 8 show at King Cobra in Seattle, WA. Two dates are booked north of the border: January 27 at Club Soda in Montreal, QC, and January 28 at the Opera House in Toronto, ON.
Shawn Colvin is cruising into the New Year with at least eight shows booked in 2009, as well as 11 concerts this year. The upcoming shows run November 6 at Opera House in Camden, ME, through December 14 at Park West in Chicago, IL. The run also includes a two-show set on November 9 at World Café Life in Philadelphia, PA. If you’d prefer to catch Colvin in a few months, you can see her February 28 through March 7 on the Cayamo Cruise, which sets out from Miami, FL. The sea voyage is called “A Journey Through Song” and features various musicians for your entertainment pleasure.
K.D. Lang has lined up a series of dates across the U.S. to support her latest release. The singer-songwriter has a show tonight (October 30) at Strathmore Performance Hall in North Bethesda, MD, followed by a Halloween show at the Music Box Theatre in Atlantic City, NJ. She’ll then be on the road again with shows on November 5 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, TX, through November 22 at the Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. Six more shows are currently set for late March and early April next year, including a March 24 show at Arlene Schnitzer Hall in Portland, OR, and a April 8 concert at Peace Concert Hall in Greenville, SC.