The daily recap includes concert and tour updates, artist and festival announcements and more, as compiled by TicketNews on January 27, 2009.
Bruce Springsteen tops the news again today. The iconic rocker, who just last week began confirming dates for his 2009 European tour, has officially announced dates for a spring U.S. tour with the famed E Street Band.
Today’s tour news continues with details on the new spring tour from Death Cab for Cutie. The acclaimed indie rock band has more than 20 performances lined up for the spring. … Progressive and symphonic rock group The Moody Blues will tour again this year, beginning with a brief West Coast tour here in the United States.
In other industry news, fans of Michael Jackson might not have to wait for the beleaguered singer to tour in order to hear his music. According to reports, Jackson’s classic “Thriller” could be Broadway-bound. … Prolific drummer Bill Bruford, who has toured with bands such as Yes and King Crimson, recently announced his retirement from live performing to focus on writing and recording. … AEG Live will launch a new music festival this year. The inaugural Dubfest will feature alternative and reggae music while celebrating the Florida and California surfing cultures.
Those are the complete news stories for the day. For the latest itinerary updates, check the day’s other concert and tour news in brief.
Bret Michaels continues expanding his plans for 2009 and now has more than 30 dates booked. The former Poison rocker will continue on the road with a January 31 performance at Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV, and has concerts booked through an October 3 appearance at The Big E at the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, MA. Other highlights for the rocker’s tour include a March 20 concert at the House of Blues in Atlantic City, NJ, an April 24 show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, and a May 22 set at Hard Rock Café in Biloxi, MS.
Susan Werner will be on the road for most of the remaining winter and approaching spring months. The folk singer-songwriter has mapped a 40-date tour to take her from her upcoming January 31 concert at Whitefish Theatre in Whitefish, MT, through a May 17 appearance at Galatyn Park in Richardson, TX, for the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Along the way, Werner is scheduled for a February 7 gig at House Concert in Hollywood, FL, a March 7 set at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chciago, IL, a March 20 show at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, IA, a March 29 session at World Café Live in Philadelphia, PA, an April 2-3 run at Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center in Cambridge, MA, and an April 25 concert at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY. Werner’s itinerary is fairly quiet through the summer, until her booked August 15-16 run at the Summerfolk festival at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound, ON.
Junior Brown is beginning to log dates for the upcoming tour season. At the moment, the country musician has eight concerts scheduled from a February 28 performance at Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX, through a September 10 show at Krannert Center in Urbana, IL. Other shows along the tour trail include a March 14 gig at Gilley’s in Dallas, TX, a May 8 session at Imperial Theatre in Augusta, GA, and a May 23 concert at Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, MO. Festival performances include a May 22 appearance at Summer Camp at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL, and a June 20 set at the Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Festival in Honesdale, PA.
The Nadas will kick off a new round of tour dates next week with a February 4 concert at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL. The 21-date itinerary continues through a series of summer festival appearances, ending with an August 29 performance at Huxley Prairie Fest in Huxley, IA. Other stops on the tour of the Midwest include a February 7 concert at The WaitingRoom in Omaga, NE, a March 6 set at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN, an April 24 gig at The Hub in Cedar Falls, IA, a July 18 concert at Wild Rose Casino & Resort in Emmestburg, IA, and an August 13-15 run at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, IA.