Today’s recap includes concert, tour and festival announcements as compiled by TicketNews on January 23, 2009.
Country star and summer touring favorite Kenny Chesney has updated his 2009 road plans with venue information and new dates booked through September. At the moment, the musician’s Sun City Carnival Tour is scheduled to visit at least 45 cities during the coming months.
Rapper Lil Wayne is under fire for canceling a third show at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. The concert has been rescheduled (again) for later this winter. … Up-and-coming rock band The Gaslight Anthem will launch a headlining North American tour this spring after wrapping a winter trek across Europe. … Accomplished solo musician and producer Butch Walker has announced plans for a spring 2009 tour, which he promised will be affordable for his economy conscious fans. … Finally, Warren Hayes and Radio Woodstock are teaming up to produce the fifth annual Mountain Jam Music Festival, which will feature performances by two of Hayes’s bands.
Those are the complete stories for today. But before calling it quits and venturing out for the weekend, check out some final itinerary updates in brief to see what other tours might be coming your way.
James Morrison is currently supporting vocalist Adele on tour, but the singer-songwriter has his own tour lined up for this spring. The 15-date UK trek picks up with a March 19-20 run at the Apollo in Manchester, England, and ends with an April 27 gig at the Bournemouth International Center in Bournemouth, England. Other booked shows include a March 23 concert at the Academy in Glasgow, Scotland, and two back-to-back sessions in London, England: March 30 at the Hammersmith Apollo and March 31 at Royal Albert Hall. His next show with Adele is tonight (January 23) at Murray Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.
The Von Bondies will kick off a North American tour later this winter. The 18-city tour runs from a February 12 opening at Call The Office in London, ON, through the March 30 closer at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL. Highlights for the trek include a February 16 show at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY, a March 8 set at Neumo’s in Seattle WA, a March 13concert at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA, and a March 28 performance at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit, MI. The Von Bondies will venture north of the border for a total of four shows, including the opening gig. The remaining Canadian dates are: February 13 at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON; February 13 at Les Saints in Montreal, QC; and March 10 at Lucky Bar in Victoria, BC.
Night Ranger, best known for the ’80s hit single “Sister Christian,” has added a couple of new dates to its 2009 itinerary. The rock band, which continues on the road this year with a February 27 set at Inn of The Mountain Gods in Mescalero, NM, will now be playing through late summer. The recent additions are an August 12 performance at the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in West Allis, WI, and a September 4 show at Military Park in Indianapolis, IN. In all, Night Ranger currently has 11 concerts on the books, highlighted by an April 25 appearance with REO Speedwagon at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL.
Dead Confederate will launch a winter tour of the U.S. next week, starting with a January 30 concert at Rhythm & Brews in Chattanooga, TN. A total of 15 solo dates are booked through March 27 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA. Highlights of the solo shows include a February 5 set at The Pour House in Charleston, SC, a February 24 performance at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA, and a February 27-28 two-night stand at Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO. Before the solo tour wraps, Dead Confederate will launch a nine-show supporting run with The Whigs, which begins March 4 at Black Cat in Washington, DC, and ends March 14 at Fubar in St. Louis, MO.