Today’s recap includes concert announcements, postponements and more, as compiled by TicketNews on January 28, 2009.
Iconic folk singer-songwriter James Taylor recently announced his first tour plans for the 2009 season. The outing is currently set at 15 dates, with Sweet Baby James hitting the road in late April and continuing on through mid-May.
Country musician Brad Paisley hasn’t finished his current Paisley Party Tour, but he’s already announced plans for his next outing, to begin this summer and run through fall. … After cancelling numerous Rock Witchu tour dates last year due to illness, Janet Jackson has axed more dates this year due to the economy. … Indie musician Neko Case will launch a new headlining jaunt this spring as she tours behind a March album release. … The 2009 Bamboozle Festival has announced more acts to its lineup, including Third Eye Blind.
Those are the complete announcements for this Wednesday. For more on the day’s concert and tour updates, check out more artists’ itineraries in brief:
Elton John and Billy Joel have added a few more dates to the May leg of the Face2Face co-headlining tour. Recently announced U.S. concerts are booked for May 2 at Fargodome in Fargo, ND, and May 7 at Kohl Center Arena in Madison, WI. The rock pianists have also added a second show on May 30 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, to follow the initial May 26 performance. The dates are in addition to the March and May tour dates previously announced by John and Joel.
David Archuleta, the “American Idol” runner-up for the program’s seventh season, has announced tour plans for late winter. Following on the heels of Idol winner David Cook’s spring tour, the jaunt picks up February 24 at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA, and wraps March 21 at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID. Highlights for the 19-show run include a February 26 session at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, a March 6 concert at Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI, a March 8 gig at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and a March 16 performance at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ.
Modest Mouse has outlined plans for a new tour of the United States. The 12-city outing is scheduled to begin February 22 at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, and close out with a March 8 performance at the Langerado Music Festival in Miami, FL. Along the way, the acclaimed alt-rock band is booked for a February 24 gig at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, a February 25 concert at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ, a March 3 set at Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma, OK, a March 4 show at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX, and a March 7 concert at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA.
Conor Oberst, who formerly performed under the name Bright Eyes with a rotating band lineup, has announced a block of spring shows with new backing group, the Mystic Valley Band. The outing picks up April 9 at the Slowdown and proceeds through an April 14 performance at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ. The other currently confirmed concerts are April 10 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO; April 11 at Belly Up in Aspen, CO; April 12 at Barnett Harley Davidson in El Paso, TX; and April 13 at Sunshine Theatre in Albuquerque, NM.
Robin Trower will be on the road for a 29-date tour of the U.S. later this year. The guitarist will hit the road for a May 11 show at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA, and continue down the line through a June 28 gig at Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN. Stops along the way include a May 19 concert at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA, a May 28 performance at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA, a June 7 session at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, a June 13 show at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH, and a June 22 set at Murat Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN.