Today’s recap includes the latest itinerary announcements and updates as compiled by TicketNews on November 19, 2008.
We’ll start off the evening with Kings of Leon, who had a successful year both in terms of album and ticket sales. The Southern rockers hope to repeat the success early next year with a new stretch of tour dates. So far, Kings of Leon have confirmed at least six dates in late January, including a previously announced performance on January 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. The first show scheduled for 2009 Is currently a January 20 concert at Palace Theatre in Louisville, KY, with other engagements on January 21 at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN, January 23 at Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO, January 24 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and January 27 at Lifestyles Community Pavilion in Columbus, OH.
Citizen Cope has also added a new headlining tour to the books for 2009. The singer will hit the road on his latest jaunt on January 27 at Recher Theatre in Towson, MD, and has a total of more than 20 dates set through February 28 at The Norva in Norfolk, VA. The tour will make a circuit along the southeastern coast, including several shows in Texas. Highlights for the U.S. run include a February 4 concert at Valarium in Knoxville, TN, a February 14 show at Stubb’s BBQ in Austin, TX, and gigs on February 22 and 24 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
The Meat Puppets will continue their comeback in early 2009, after closing out the year with three mid-December shows, including a December 13 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. The January jaunt is slated to start on January 13 at The Casbah in san Diego, CA, and is currently set to run through January 24 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO. A total of eight shows have been confirmed for 2009, all of which are booked for Western U.S.
Foreigner has a handful of dates to close out 2008 and ring in the New Year. The classic rockers are slated to perform at the Belly Up in Aspen, CO, on December 27, as well as at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, HI, on New Year’s Eve. Afterwards, Foreigner has three casino dates scheduled: January 8 at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, OK, January 9 at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK, and January 10 at Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK.
Candlebox will hit the road after Thanksgiving for a series of more than 10 shows through mid-December. The alt-rock band kicks off their run with a November 29 gig at Blondies in Detroit, MI, and wraps on before the holidays on December 18 at The Rock in Maplewood, MN. The jaunt includes a performance at the WBCN X-Mas Rave on December 2 at Patriot Place in Foxborough, MA, and at least one show with Saving Abel, slated for December 10 at Crocodile Rock Café in Allentown, PA. Other gigs are set for December 4 at Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT, December 12 at the Fillmore in New York, NY, and December 16 at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI.
Thievery Corporation’s members will make it their business to tour next year, as the rockers have set aside more than 10 shows for 2009. The band will start its run with a January 27-29 stretch at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and has shows booked through a February 28 show at Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA. Other dates on the run include a February 20 show at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL, and a two-night stand at New York City’s Terminal 5 on February 25 and 26. Thievery Corporation also has two dates booked in Canada: February 21 at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON, and February 22 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC.
Theory of a Deadman has signed on as a supporting act for Motley Crue’s early 2009 tour of North America, but the rockers have plans for their own headlining jaunt first. The band will kick off a 17-show run on November 25 at The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY, and continue through a December 16 concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. The tour does not currently have any dates booked for the West Coast, but some key stops include a November 30 show at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, a December 4 concert at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, and December 10 at Club Roxy in Omaha, NE.