Today’s tour recap includes concert, tour and special event announcements as compiled by TicketNews on January 14, 2009.
Rising pop star Lady GaGa has announced plans for a spring tour of North America. The 22-city trek will be the first headlining jaunt for the performing artist, who draws inspiration from Queen, David Bowie and Donatella Versace for her highly theatrical and fashion-filled concerts.
Another young singer, Jesse McCartney, will tour this year, with almost 20 dates confirmed for the winter. … k.d. lang has her own tour lined up, currently set at 15 shows from late March through early May. … Inauguration attendees still looking for a party to attend have another choice: the Lincoln 2.0 Inauguration Ball, a Victorian-themed celebration at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. … Finally, the 2009 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has lined up an impressive array of performers for this year’s 20-day event at Reliant Arena in Houston, TX.
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Billy Joel and Elton John have confirmed a few more dates for their 2009 Face2Face tour. After completing their previously announced March performances, the pianist duo will be back on the road together in May. Four shows have been announced for the second tour leg: May 12 at Qwest Center in Omaha, NE; May 14 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO; May 19 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN; and May 23 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.
Brian Wilson rounded out 2008 with a final fall tour leg behind the “That Lucky Old Sun” release. The iconic singer-songwriter will flesh out a few more concerts to support the DVD release of the same title. Wilson has two gigs announced in California for the end of the month: January 28 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, and January 29 at the House of Blues in San Diego.
Madeleine Peyroux will jazz up the early spring months with a new tour of the U.S. The songstress will head out for a March 6 gig at the Hard Theatre in Albany, NY, and continue on through an April 4 set at Hogg Memorial Auditorium in Austin, TX. Peyroux’s itinerary is highlighted by a March 10 concert at Joe’s Pub in New York, NY, a March 14 session at park West in Chicago, IL, a March 24 performance at Moore Theater in Seattle, WA, a March 28 show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, and an April 1 set at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ.
Stephen Lynch will be spreading laughs across the country this year with plans for a 30-date tour. The winter and spring outing stretches from January 24 at the Seminole Casino in Immokalee, FL, through May 16 at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR. The comedian-musician will make stops along the way for a March 6 show at Congress Theater in Chicago, IL, a March 27 set at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ, an April 4 performance at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX, a two-night stand on April 24-25 at the Borgata Music Box in Atlantic City, NJ, and a May 9 gig at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.
Trail of Dead has outlined a 21-city winter trek, which will begin with a February 19 set at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX. The rock crew will hit North American clubs from coast to coast. Stops include a February 21 concert at One Eyed Jack’s in New Orleans, LA, a February 25 set at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC, a February 28 show at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY, a March 4 session at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON, a March 9 performance at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, and a March 16 gig at Slim’s in San Francisco.