Today’s recap features itinerary announcements, postponements, tour reviews and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 10, 2008.
In today’s news, we took a closer look at Nine Inch Nail‘s concert last night (November 9) in Worcester, MA. The show had been rescheduled from August 8, an act that caused frontman Trent Reznor to promise fans, “I’ll make it up to you.” So how did this band, known for its energetic and visually rich performances, follow through with its promise? Read the full story to find out!
A story like that might make you wonder what other performing artists do — if anything — to make up for their cancellations and postponements. Fans of Celine Dion and Lenny Kravitz could find out one way or another. Dion has been rescheduling shows recently due to a recurring infection, while Kravitz cancelled the remainder of his 2008 Canadian tour with plans to return in 2009.
We also have a full report on The All-American Rejects, who continue with their new tour tonight and have more dates booked through mid-December. And, if you’re a fan of veteran punk band NOFX, be sure to check out the latest dates on their 2009 U.S. tour.
Those are the complete stories for the day. But the world of music marches on, and we have a handful of tour itineraries and updates in brief for you to sink your teeth into before calling it a day….
Ani DiFranco just completed a leg of dates in Europe. Now the singer-songwriter is preparing for her next run of North American shows, followed by eight Australian gigs in early 2009. DiFranco is back on the road November 14 for a show at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY, and continues through a November 29 concert as Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY. Other stops on the 11-city jaunt include a November 21-22 set at Town Hall in New York, NY, a January 25 gig at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, and a November 28 show at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, ON. Next year, DiFranco begins a three-show run with The Waifs in Australia on January 22 at Fremantle Arts Centre in Fremantle, followed by a five-show solo trek that wraps February 4 at The Tivoli in Brisbane.
Tracy Chapman is in the midst of an extensive European tour, which just got a little bit longer. The singer-songwriter continues on the road November 12 with a concert at Palais Des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Belgium, and wraps her tour December 19 with a new show at Palais des Congres in Paris, France. Other additions include a second and third night at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, extending Chapman’s run there from December 8-10, and a second night at the Apollo Hammersmith in London, UK, making a pair of December 15-16 shows. Highlights across mainland Europe include a November 16 gig at Cirkus in Stockholm, Sweden, and a November 29 concert at Auditorium Conciliazione in Rome, Italy.
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will stay on the road through early 2009, as they complete their current tour, which continues tonight (November 10) at Santa Fe Brewing Company in Santa Fe, NM. The last show this month is a November 22 gig at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT, and the crew starts up again December 4 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, and then wraps December 14 at 20th Century Theater in Oakley, OH. Highlights include a November 14-15 run at The Independent in San Francisco, CA, and a December 6 concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Potter ends the year with a special three-night stand at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT, on December 28-29 and 31, before kicking off the year with the January 4-9 Jam Cruise, at port in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Raul Malo is going on tour this December for a 14-date trek across the country. The run begins December 2 at Southgate House in Newport, NY, and wraps December 31 at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. Stops along the way include a December 3 show at Joe’s Sports Bar in Chicago, IL, a December 10 concert at Ram’s Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD, a December 12 gig at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY, and a December 19-20 run at Antone’s in Austin, TX. If you’re booked until the New Year, consider scheduling a vacation aboard the Delbert McClinton Sandy Beaches Cruise, which ports out of San Diego, CA. The cruise features performances by Malo each night from January 17-24 aboard Holland America’s MS Oosterdam.
Don Felder is widely known as the co-writer of “Hotel California,” the ubiquitous hit by his former band. But now the ex-Eagle is flying on his own with a handful of new tour dates, too. Felder’s flight begins early in the New Year with a February 20-21 set at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, ON. From there, he has scattered dates in Canada and California: March 23 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, AB, April 10 at the House of Blues’ Delta Room in San Diego, CA, and April 11 at the Spotlight Showroom in Coachella, CA.