Today’s recap includes itinerary announcements, special events and more as compiled by TicketNews on November 13, 2008.
We have news today of Lil Wayne‘s latest touring endeavour. The rapper plans to hit the road this December with T-Pain, Keyshia and Gym Class Heroes. The announcement of the mega-tour follows confirmation from Lil Wayne and DJ Drama that the MC’s latest mixtape “Dedication 3” is complete and ready for distribution.
There are more updates on the condition of Deftones bassist Chi Cheng this week. As we reported last week, the rock musician is in a coma following a November 3 car accident in California. According to updates from his friends and family, though, Cheng is expected to make a full recovery.
Finally, Billy Joel has added another show onto his February run at the Hard Rock Live venue in Hollywood, FL. Joel also recently confirmed plans to hit the road sometime next year with fellow piano man, Sir Elton John. The latter man said the tour is expected to stretch out over two years, but dates have not yet been confirmed.
Those are the full reports for the day. To catch up on the rest of the concert and tour news for November 13, check out our itinerary updates in brief:
George Clinton is taking his funk on the road with a few scattered shows in late 2008 and early 2009. So far, the Parliament-Funkadelic musician has a New Year’s Eve concert booked for the Warfield Theater in San Francisco, CA, as well as a January 2 show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. The last performance on the books is currently a February 21 gig at the Lehman Center of the Performing Arts in New York, NY. Clinton’s latest album, “George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love,” was released in September.
The Eagles of Death Metal will continue their tour through mid-December with a block of recently announced dates in the Midwest. The next show is slated for tonight (November 13) at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, ON, followed by a second Canadian date on November 14 at Studio JPR in Montreal, QC. The last November show is November 25 at The Meridian in Houston, TX, but the band is back on the road for more regular concert dates from December 11 at Emo’s in Austin, TX, through December 18 at House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
Juliana Hatfield will perform a handful of gigs in early December, starting with three concerts with Everyday Visuals and wrapping with one solo date. Hatfield takes the stage with the Visuals on December 2 at Double Door in Chicago, IL, December 3 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI, and December 5 at The Record Bar in Kansas City, MO. The singer-songwriter’s solo show follows close behind on December 7 at The Dame in Lexington, KY. Hatfield is touring behind her new album “How to Walk Away.”
Colin Hay of ’80s new wave outfit Men At Work is plotting a U.S. tour in 2009. Currently, the performer has 20 dates book across the country, beginning with a March 22 show at The Broadstage in Santa Monica, CA. Concerts continue through an April 25 gig at Lakeshore Theatre in Chicago, IL, including an April 6-7 set at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA, a two-night stand on April 9-10 at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH, and an April 15-16 run at Canal Room in New York, NY. The Colin Hay Band is touring in support of the artist’s latest release, “Are You Lookin’ At Me?”
Yonder Mountain String Band will perform a variety of events over the next few months, starting with a November 15 gig at Bear Creek Music & Art Festival at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, FL. After a couple other November gigs, the jam band follows up with two special live performances with Widespread Panic to close out the year: December 30-31 at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. The final show on the books is slated for February March 1 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, following a February 27-29 stretch at The Pageant in st. Louis, MO. In all, YMSB is slated to perform 28 shows.