Today’s recap includes concert and tour announcements and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 17, 2009.
Industrial rock icon Nine Inch Nails has announced a farewell tour with reformed rockers Jane’s Addiction. … The first few North American concert dates for R&B’s newest queen Beyonce have been confirmed. … Meanwhile, up-and-coming R&B vocalist Estelle will tour the U.S. on her own through mid-March, following her supporting dates with John Legend.
In international touring news, U.S.-based rockers The Fray are making waves Down Under, as one Sydney concert drew so much demand it had to be moved to a larger venue. … In the UK, controversial comedian Russell Brand had to ax a string of shows due to an illness, but all three dates were rescheduled.
Those are the complete stories for this Tuesday. More artists have updated their itineraries, though, so read on for additional concert and tour announcements in brief:
k.d. lang has added four new concerts to her spring tour itinerary for a total of 19 performances. The alt-country singer will now making additional gig stops on April 11 at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON; April 13 at Barrie Molson Centre in Barrie, ON; April 14 at K-Rock Centre in Kingston, ON; and April 25 at UPAC Broadway Theatre in Kingston, NY. The performer’s North American trek begins March 20 at Wild Horse Gaming Resort in Pendleton, OR, and closes May 5 at St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY.
Byran Adams is extending his spring tour leg for the U.S. and Canada with seven additional performances. New shows are set for March 12 at k-Rock Centre in Kingston, ON; April 2 at Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York, PA; April 3-4 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY; April 7 at Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown, MD; April 8 at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC; and May 9 at Ford Center/Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL. The singer-songwriter’s next performance is penciled in for March 8 at Sudbury Arena in Sudbury, ON.
Mayhem will live up to its name as the black metal band leads a 20-city trek across the U.S. and Canada in late spring. The outing kicks off May 21 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY, and wraps with a June 15 show at Les Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, QC. Other planned stops include a May 26 show at Numbers in Houston, TX, a May 30 performance at The Clubhouse Music Venue in Tempe, AZ, a June 4 set at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR, a June 6 event at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID, a June 11 gig at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and a June 14 concert at Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto, ON.
The Wailers will make some international concert stops in March as the group completes a 16-date trek. The outing begins and ends in the U.S. with a March 5 show at Bluebird Nightclub in Bloomington, IN, and a March 28 appearance at Spring Gruv Festival in Park City, UT. In addition to shows in Europe and South America, The Wailers’ itinerary also includes a March 7 event at Carolina Theatre in Greensboro, NC, a March 11 concert at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, a March 14 set at Xanadu Theater in Atlantic City, NJ, and a March 16 concert at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD.
Sister Hazel added a handful of new performances to the band’s 2009 tour itinerary. The group’s next show is tonight (February 17) at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, with more gigs following through September 9 at Lake Martin Amphitheatre in Alexander City, AL. Recently announced events are marked for March 12 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN; March 13 at Wildhorse saloon in Nashville, TN; March 14 at Meehan’s Ale House in Alpharetta, GA; April 4 at Huntindon College in Montgomery, AL; and April 18 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
Tab Benoit will play the blues across the U.S. over the next few months, with a total of 42 concerts currently announced. The performer’s schedule takes him from a February 23 concert at Lundi Gras in Gretna, LA, through a September 11 appearance at the Greater Ozarks Blues Festival in Springfield, MO, though a majority of his concerts are booked this spring. Highlights include a March 15 session at Gravity Lounge in Charlottesville, VA, a March 20 gig at Sullivan Hall in New York, NY, a March 22-23 run at Chan’s in Woonsocket, RI, an April 11-12 run at Callahan’s in Auburn Hills, MI, and four concerts in New Orleans, LA: April 24 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and April 26, May 1 and May 3 at Mid-City Lanes.