Today’s recap includes tour updates, news about getting on-set for the latest Judd Apatow film and more as compiled by TicketNews on December 18, 2008.
Four-time Grammy nominee Adele will extend her stay in the U.S. in 2009 well beyond her mostly sold-out winter tour. The acclaimed British songstress announced plans for a new spring tour leg that will run from March through May. … Veteran singer-songwriter, Lucinda Williams has plans for a tour of her own in 2009 as she continues to support her most recent release, “Little Honey.”
Tickets will be available for fans of Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and other comedic actors as they perform in character at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles for a new Judd Apatow film, “Funny Men.” … Tickets are also on hand for the 30th annual Blues Music Awards, set for May 7 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN.
Those are the complete reports for the day. But TicketNews has more concert and tour updates for audiophiles. Read on for a few select itinerary updates in brief.
Joan Baez has plans to hit the road for a 26-date tour this winter. The trek will begin February 16 at Golden State Theatre in Monterey, CA, and run through March 29 at Winspear in Edmonton, AB. Highlights include a February 21 concert at6 Ikeda Theatre in Mesa, AZ, a February 25 gig at Paramount Theater in Austin, TX, a March 5 set at Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, a March 14 session at Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI, and a March 21 concert at Egyptian Theatre in Boise, ID. One more show will take place in Canada on March 27 at Jack Singer in Calgary, AB..
Blitzen Trapper is making waves with its latest release “Furr,” and now the indie rock phenomenon is plotting a North American tour for the New Year. The jaunt begins with a January 25 concert at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, and wraps March 13 at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT. The 22-concert run includes a February 19 set at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL, a February 26 gig at the Paradise in Boston, MA, a February 28 session at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, and a March 6 performance at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN. Two Canadian dates are on the books for February 21 at Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON, and February 22 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal, QC.
Josuha Radin will coheadline an early 2009 tour with folk singer-songwriter Dar Williams. The Radin-Williams outing kicks off January 21 at Water Street in Rochester, NY, and runs through February 5 at Common Grounds in Gainesville, FL. The pair are slated to perform a total of 12 East Coast concerts together, including a January 23 gig at Webster Theatre in new York, NY, a January 26 session at The National in Richmond, VA, and a February 3 set at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Afterwards, Radin will be on the road through the end of February for 13 more solo dates across the South and West Coast.
Morrissey has announced the full schedule for his North American tour, which launches early in 2009. Over the past few days, only a handful of dates were confirmed, but the outing is now listed at a full 31 shows. Morrissey’s trek begins February 28 at Mizner Park in Boca Raton, FL, and wraps April 15 at Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM. Stops along the way include a March 14 concert at Warner Theater in Washington, DC, a March 29 concert at the new House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and an April 20 gig at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX. Three shows are booked for New York City: March 21 at Bowery Ballroom, March 25 at Webster Hall and March 26 at Carnegie Hall.