Today’s recap includes concert series announcements, as well as tour and ticket sale updates, as compiled by TicketNews on January 22, 2009.
Reunited pop-punk band No Doubt has made another announcement concerning the highly anticipated summer 2009 tour. Though exact dates and cities are yet to be announced, opening acts have been selected for the outing. More details about the itinerary are expected in the coming weeks, since the trek is scheduled to start sometime in May.
Pianist pair Elton John and Billy Joel now have two month-long tour legs announced for this year’s Face2Face outing: starting in March and picking up again in May. … Art-rock band Bloc Party will hit the tour circuit in North America this spring for a nearly 20-date tour, though a majority of the dates are set for Canada. … For the first time in its 24-year history, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is opening its annual induction ceremony ticket sales to the public. This year’s inductees include Jeff Beck and Metallica, but read the story for a full list and ticketing information. … Finally, New York City venue the Canal Room has launched a new monthly music series. Three artists have been named for the inaugural series, but future months will feature four artists.
Those are the complete announcements for the day, but for the latest itinerary updates for other touring artists, check out the rest of today’s news in brief:
Powerman 5000 recently began a winter tour as the hard rock band returns to the music industry limelight. The group continues on the road tonight (January 22) with a concert at The Rock in Maplewood, MN, and wraps the tour on February 19 at The Dome in Bakersfield, CA. In all, Powerman 5000 will visit 25 cities. Featured stops include a January 27 concert at The Chameleon in Lancaster, PA, a January 31 set at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ, a February 7 gig at Volume 11 in Raleigh, NC, and a February 13 performance at Scout Bar in San Antonio, TX.
Glasvegas will ring in the spring with a nearly 20-date tour of North America. The outing opens on March 23 at Parish at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA, and ends April 16 at the Great American Music Hall in san Francisco, CA. Along the way, the band will stop for shows on March 26 at Black Cat in Washington, DC; March 31 at the Paradise in Boston, MA; April 6 at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL; April 9 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO; and April 14 at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR. Glasvegas will hit Canada for three concerts: April 2 at La Tulipe in Montreal, QC; April 3 at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, ON; and April 12 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC.
Foreigner is brining classic rock back to the road for some scattered U.S. and European performances this year. The band hits the road nationally for an April 4 concert at Arena Theater in Houston, TX, staying on the tour trail through a May 7 gig at Sovereign Performing Arts Center in Reading, PA. An eight-show tour of Germany begins on June 18 at Burg Abenberg in Abenberg, and closes out on July 3 at Schiffenberg in Giessen. One notable stop for that trek is a June 21 appearance at Tollwood at Olympiapark in Munich. A final U.S. date is scheduled for even later in the year: September 6 at Divots Event Center in Norfolk, NE.
Blue October has outlined plans for a spring trek, predominantly booked along the West Coast. The 12-show run picks up March 18 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and ends April 10-11 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX. Highlights include a March 21 set at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA, a March 26 show at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR, and a December 1 performance at Ogden Theater in Denver, CO. The rock band is promoting its upcoming record, “Approaching Normal.”