Today’s recap includes tour and festival announcements, postponements and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 4, 2008.
Rapper Lil Wayne, who collected eight Grammy nominations last night during the inaugural Grammy Nomination Concert, will be launching his tour with T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes and Keyshia Cole in a little over a week. First announced in mid-November, a number of dates have since been added to the itinerary, along with a new supporting act, Keri Hilson.
Trance fusion rockers the Disco Biscuits have announced plans for a winter 2009 tour, which will kick off after the band performs a five-night run of shows in New York City for New Year’s Eve. … The Taste of Chaos Tour, sponsored by Rockstar Energy Drinks, has announced its dates and headlining acts for its fifth annual event. … Madonna was forced to switch up her South American tour schedule when a shipment of sound equipment did not arrive on time. … Finally, the Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, which is set for September 5-7, 2009, is offering a special deal on sales of three-day ticket passes while supplies last. However, much like the upcoming Bonnaroo, ticket presales are beginning before a lineup has even been announced.
Those are the complete stories for the day, but be sure to check out more concert and tour updates in brief before turning in (or heading out) for the evening.
Fountains of Wayne will be pulling the plug on its winter 2009 tour, literally. The pop rock group will perform acoustic sets through its 14-city travels, which begin early next year with a January 14 show at Walton Theater in Bellingham, WA, and continue through a March 1 set at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Fountains of Wayne has several two-night stands booked beginning with a January 18-19 run at Café Du Nord in San Francisco, CA, followed immediately by January 21-22 sets at Largo in Los Angeles, CA, and ending with February 25-26 shows at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY. Other highlights of the trek include a January 16 gig at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR, a January 24 concert at Anthology in San Diego, CA, and a February 28 show at the Paradise in Boston, MA.
Tokyo Police Club has a six-city run of Canada to complete this month, but the rockers are booked to come down to the States for a run of 18 shows in 2009. The Club’s run across Canada begins with December 12-13 sets at the Sound Academy in Toronto, ON, and closes with December 21-23 gigs at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC. On February 24, they’ll be in the U.S. for a show at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, and will stay on the road through a March 19 performance at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. Stops along the way include a February 25 performance at Webster Hall in New York, NY, a February 26 concert at Black Cat in Washington, DC, a March 5 gig at The Earl in Atlanta, GA, and a March 18 set at The Metro in Chicago, IL.
DeVotchKa will hit the road at the end of this year for a few holiday shows before kicking off a 13-show run in early 2009. The first show on the indie rock group’s itinerary is a December 27 concert at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, followed by December 30 and 31 sets at Showbox at The Market in Seattle, WA. In the New Year, the rockers kick off with a January 23 gig at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA, and continue on the road through a February 13 performance at Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO. Highlights of the winter jaunt include a January 27 concert at Belly Up in Aspen, CO, a January 30-31 run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and a February 7 gig at the Rialto Theatre in Tuscon, AZ.
State Radio will rock through the first two months of 2009 with a solid block of nearly 30 performances. The indie reggae-rockers first close out 2008 with a single show at the 9:30 Club in the nation’s capital on December 26 before kicking off the new run on January 14 at The Rock in Tucson, AZ. State Radio will perform at several House of Blues venue locations during the coast-to-coast jaunt, starting with three California shows — January 15 in West Hollywood, January 17 in San Diego, January 18 in Anaheim — before heading to the East Coast for a February 8 venue show in New Orleans, LA. Other notable stops include January 30-31 sets at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO, and a February 21 closer at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI.
Amy Ray will take a bit more time off from the Indigo Girls for a new stretch of U.S. tour dates in 2009. The rocker will start with a January 15 set at Club Down Under in Tallahassee, FL, and continue on the road with more than a dozen shows through her February 7 closer at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO. Along the way, Ray is scheduled to perform on January 20 at Stubb’s Jr. in Austin, TX, on January 24 at Plush in Ruscon, AZ, on January 28 at Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, and on February 4 at Neumo’s in Seattle, WA.