The daily recap for January 30 includes unexpected tour extensions, festival lineups, concert announcements, and more as compiled by TicketNews.
The long-awaited lineup for Coachella 2009 was recently announced, with Paul McCartney, The Killers and The Cure headlining separate days of the three-day festival. More than 130 acts have been announced for the entire event, including a few more surprises, like the troubled-but-talented Amy Winehouse. Also performing at Coachella is the iconic singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen. The festival is one of two shows that the vocalist has confirmed for his first U.S. shows since 1993.
Musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords will tour the U.S. and Canada this year. The band, featured on the eponymous hit HBO sitcom, currently has 25 shows confirmed for the spring run. … Meanwhile, last year’s queen of the tour circuit Madonna has announced an unexpected addition to her Sticky & Sweet Tour. But the approximately 25-concert run will be limited to Europe, according to Live Nation’s Arthur Fogel.
Those are the complete reports for this Friday. Before launching into the weekend, take a moment to check some of the day’s other artist updates.
Johnny Winter will be playing his brand of blues around the world this year, with an itinerary that extends through the end of summer with nearly 50 concert dates. The musician’s next show is January 31 at the Harrah’s Theatre in New Orleans, LA, and he has shows in the U.S. and Canada booked through his April 25 return to New Orleans for the city’s 40th anniversary Jazz & Heritage Festival. From there, the blues rocker heads overseas for shows in the UK and Europe before returning to North America for more scattered festival appearances through a September 5 set at the Long Beach Blues Festival in Long Beach, CA.
Tom Jones will undertake a 58-date tour this year, largely consisting of 42-show residency at the MGM Grand Hollywood Theatre in Las Vegas, NV. The residency is split up with runs from March 19-April 1, May 7-20, and August 6-19. The iconic crooner’s regular tour schedule begins with a March 6 show at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, and includes a March 20 concert at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, an April 19 set at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL, and an April 25 show at the Fillmore in Miami Beach, FL.
The Klezmatics are planning ahead with a tour itinerary that takes them through March 2010. Next year’s dates, right now, are limited to a March 10-11 run at SUNY Oswego in Oswego, NY, which follows up a similar run at the university later this year on May 26-27. Besides those dates, this year’s plans are fairly compact, picking up February 22 at Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, CA, and running through an April 26 concert at Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, NM. Other dates in the mix include a February 27 concert at Arden Theatre in St. Albert, AB, a March 3 show at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, CA, a March 5-6 run at Royce Hall Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, and an April 2 set at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY.
The Presidents of the United States of America have solid tour plans for this spring, including a March run of Europe and a mid-April return to the U.S. and Canada. New national dates pick up April 15 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, and wrap April 26 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The alternative rock band will make stops along the way for an Aprl 16 set at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, an April 18 gig at the Fillmore in New York, NY, and an April 25 concert at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Two more U.S. shows fall later in the year: July 4 at Watkins Glen Racetrack in Watkins Glen, NY; and October 24 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA.
Femi Kuti had to cancel his January tour of the U.S. due to an undisclosed illness, but the Afrobeat musician is coming back this summer for some recently announced dates. Six shows have been confirmed so far, beginning with a June 16 concert at Showbox at the market in Seattle, WA, and continuing through a July 4 gig at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ON. Other concerts are June 17 at Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre in Portland, OR; June 24 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA; June 27 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; and July 2 at Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI.
Never Shout Never will be busy this year as the band prepares for an April 4 concert at the Bamboozle Left festival in Irvine, CA, followed by a spot on the traveling Bamboozle Road Show, which runs from April 5 at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ, through April 30 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY. But even before that, the rockers have a late winter tour of their own, which is set to pick up February 14 at Randy Bacon Gallery in Springfield, MO, and wrap April 2 at Phix Gallery in Phoenix, AZ. Other concerts during this early run include a February 28 gig at The Loft in Madison, WI, a March 6 show at Webster Underground in Hartford, PA, and a March 14 set at White Rabbit in San Antonio, TX.