Todat’s recap includes tour updates, residency announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 3, 2008.
First and foremost, the staff at TicketNews would like to urge our readers to get out and vote for your candidate(s) of choice tomorrow, if you have not already cast your ballot. We know that we’ll be at the polls bright and early in the morning with a caffeinated beverage in one hand and a ballot in the other.
As always, the entertainment industry was weighing in on the upcoming state and local elections over the weekend. Chris Rock and Jimmy Buffett hosted similar (but unrelated) benefit events over in the battleground state of Florida. Meanwhile, tour and concert promoter Live Nation weighed in on the California state elections with a donation of $50,000 going toward the “Vote NO on Proposition 8” campaign.
In non-political tour news, Susan Tedeschi will start her latest tour on November 6 before joining husband Derek Trucks for a handful of year-ending shows. … Consummate show-woman Cher has announced dates and ticket sales for her return to the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. … Finally, after a false start on some of her world tour dates this past year, up-and-coming British songbird Adele has announced plans for a proper tour of the U.S. early next year.
Those are the full concert and tour stories for the day. But be sure to read up on the rest of the day’s news with our itineraries in brief….
Brooks & Dunn are closing their year with a few more performances in November and December. The iconic country duo are scheduled to appear at the CMA Awards on November 12 in Nashville, TN, before continuing with their regular itinerary. Not including the award ceremony, Brooks & Dunn have four shows booked from a November 22 gig at the Treasure Island Casino in Welch, MN, through a December 5-7 run at the Hilton in Las Vegas, NV.
Mike Ness has a month-long December tour of California on the books. The Social Distortion musician will go solo for more than ten shows at the end of the year, from a December 2 gig at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, through a December 19-20 set at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, where Ness is also scheduled to appear on December 6, 9 and 10. Other dates include December 4, 5 and 12 gigs at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, and a December 16-17 run at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach.
Big Head Todd & The Monsters have two U.S. shows slated for 2008 before their itinerary fills up in the New Year. The alt-rock group has a December 11 concert at the Snow Daze event in Vail, CO, followed by their special New Year’s Eve gig at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. The rockers kick off 2009 still in Colorado with a January 2-3 set at the Belly Up venue in Aspen. A couple of weeks later, the band begins a 15-date tour, starting January 28 at the Whiskey Roadhouse in Council Bluffs, IA, and wrapping March 7 at Stubb’s in Austin, TX. The Monsters also have a standalone gig in Boston, MA, on April 11 at the House of Blues.
Elbow is currently touring mainland Europe through mid-November, but the Manchester-based band has announced plans for an early 2009 tour of their native UK. According to an announcement on the band’s MySpace profile, they have more than 10 shows booked for the New Year, beginning February 28 at the Dome in Brighton, through the crowning March 14 gig at Wembley Arena in London. Other dates for the trek include a March 6 show at the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh and a March 10 performance at Colston Hall in Bristol.
Mercury Rev will close the year with a 12-city North American tour. The jaunt begins December 4 at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY, and wraps with a December 17-18 set at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. Other highlights include a December 7 gig at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, and a December 11 concert at Metro in Chicago, IL. Two dates in Canada are also booked for the trek: December 8 at Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire in Montreal, QC, and December 9 at the Opera House in Toronto, ON. Mercury Rev just completed a few shows in Ireland and are set to begin a run across the UK and mainland Europe, which will take them through the end of November.