Today’s recap includes tour announcements, special concert news and more as compiled by TicketNews on January 16, 2009.

Current pop-punk phenomenon Fall Out Boy has announced plans for an extensive spring tour of North America. The 32-city circuit will take the band from coast to coast, along with supporting acts Cobra Starship, Metro Station, All Time Low and Hey Monday. Presales for FOB fan club members begin on January 21.

Pop-punk veterans New Found Glory will also be heading out on the road this spring to support their first release since signing to Epitaph Records last fall. … After 50 years on stage, the lights are going down on Las Vegas standard Les Folies Bergere, which has its final stretch of shows scheduled through March 28 at the Strip’s Tropicana Hotel. … Finally, one of America’s premier singer-songwriters, Paul Simon, will reopen the newly renovated Beacon Theatre in New York City with shows on February 13 and 14. Tickets for the special events go on sale January 25.

Those are the complete stories for this Friday. Before punching the clock on this work week, be sure to check out some of the day’s final concert and tour announcements in brief.

M. Ward had outlined a winter tour, complete with a new start date. Originally scheduled to launch February 18 at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, the 13-date outing will now pick up on February 16 at The Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo, NY. After five East Coast dates, Ward will head overseas for a February 25 set at Borderline in London, a February 26 set at Café de la Danse in Paris, and a February 27 gig at Paradiso in Amsterdam, before returning to the U.S. for his five West Coast shows. The singer-songwriter is currently booked through a March 7-8 run at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR.

Todd Snider has plans for an extensive tour — mainly in the Midwest and West Coast states — for the winter. Though he’s playing tonight (January 16) in Steamboat Springs, CO, his tour opener isn’t until January 27 at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room in St. Louis, MO. In all, Snider has 30 performances on his itinerary, through the closing two-night stand on March 20-21 at Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, IN. Other dates include a February 4 show at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ, a February 6 set at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, a February 20 gig at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA, a March 3 concert at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE, and a March 6 session at Park West in Chicago, IL.

Lonestar might not have a conventional tour scheduled, but the country group’s members do have 14 shows scattered over the next year, including three recently confirmed dates. The itinerary spans from a February 14 concert at Belterra Casino Resort in Florence, IN, through a September 25 performance at the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi, MS. New performances are listed for April 17 at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee, WA; July 17 at Whiskey Pete’s in Primm, NV; and July 31 at the Knox County Fair in Mount Vernon, OH.

Pat Travers is currently on tour across the U.S., with a handful of new dates set for California and Ohio. His next show is tonight (January 16) at Fuzion in Topeka, KS, with previously confirmed dates set through January 31 at Planet Gemini in Monterey, CA. From there, half a dozen new shows are booked: February 1 at Tommy T’s in Pleasanton, CA; February 19 at Route 33 Rhythm & Brews in Wapakoneta, OH; February 21 at Rockin’ Horse in Mansfield, OH; February 25-26 at The Jumping Turtle in San Marcos, CA; and March 1 at The Fat Cat Music House & Lounge in Modesto, CA.

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