Today’s recap includes tour, concert, special event, and venue announcements as compiled by TicketNews on January 5, 2009.
Due to the rising prices of city real estate and an expiring lease, New York City concert venue The Cutting Room will be closing its doors indefinitely. Co-owners Steve Walter and actor Chris Noth are reportedly looking for new real estate to reopen the club, but a date has not been set.
Singer Marc Anthony has been named as one of the head celebrities set to make an appareance at the 2009 Latino Inaugural Ball, which will be taking place January 18 in Washington, DC. … Former frontman for The Smiths, Morrissey has announced the full details for his U.S. tour, which initially had only a handful of confirmed dates. … Folk musician Gordon Lightfoot has plans to tour North America over the spring and summer, and has already announced 26 shows.
Those are the complete stories for the day. For a few final concert and tour tidbits, check out the rest of today’s news in brief.
Katy Perry has added several new dates onto her tour itinerary for North America and Europe. The pop starlet has added another Canadian show on March 21 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, following her only other Canadian date on March 20 at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON. Three new UK dates follow in early summer: June 6 at Barrowland in Glasgow, June 9 at Shepherds Bush Empire in London and June 11 at Brighton Dome in Brighton. A final solo show has been confirmed for June 16 at Olympia in Paris, France.
Judy Collins has new tour plans for North America, with more than 10 shows on the books for 2009. After a brief January tour of the UK, Collins will pick up the mic for a February 5 show at Bromeley Family Theatre in Bradford, PA, and stay on the road through a March 30 concert at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in Vancouver, BC. Highlights include a February 28 set at One World Theater in Austin, TX, and a March 7 gig at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, NC. Collins is also looking well into the future for a December 17, 2009, concert at Sunoco Performance Theater in Harrisburg, PA.
Martha Wainwright, the sister of piano-rocker Rufus Wainwright, has a few U.S. tour dates scheduled for February. The first date lands on February 14 at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA, followed by two California dates: a February 26 show at Slim’s in San Francisco and a February 28 performance at The Getty in Los Angeles. Wainwright is padding her U.S. concert plans with a six-show run at the Royal Opera House in London, England.