Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert cancellations and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 25, 2009.
Regrouped band No Doubt has announced its full tour plans through summer 2009. Forty-five concerts are set for the trek, which begins in May and wraps in early August. Paramore was previously announced as the special guest for the outing.
TV on the Radio will launch a new round of tour dates after the band’s April 19 appearance at Coachella. … Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who will be supporting Dave Matthews Band for select dates over the spring/summer, has announced a block of his own headlining shows. … Blues-rock musician Bonnie Raitt has rescheduled a total of 11 concerts from March to October due to a “dire family health emergency.”
Those are the complete reports for this Wednesday. For the latest concert and tour updates, read our artist itinerary news in brief:
Keith Urban announced plans for a special six-concert series sponsored by Verizon Wireless. According to Urban’s Web site, fans who use Verizon’s mobile service to download music or videos have a chance to get digital tickets for the intimate No Frills tour dates: March 18 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX; March 24 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA; March 27 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA; March 30 at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago, IL; April 1 at Webster Hall in New York, NY; and April 3 at Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Depeche Mode has announced venues for its 20-city tour of North America. The outing announced cities and dates last week. The band will hit Madison Square Garden in New York City (August 3), Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles (August 16-17), and the Woodlands Pavilion in Houston (August 30), among other locations. The tour’s two Canadian performances will take place at the Molson Amphitheater in Toronto on July 24 and the Bell Centre in Montreal on July 25.
Todd Rundgren will be touring along the East Coast in a couple of weeks, hitting a total of 19 cities on his trek. The tour picks up March 25 at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and wraps April 24 at Park West in Chicago, IL. Other gig stops include a March 29 show at The Plaza in Orlando, FL, an April 4 concert at Minglewood in Memphis, TN, an April 10 gig at LC Pavilion in Columbus, OH, an April 16-17 stand at City Winery in New York, NY, and an April 21 event at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA.
Mogwai will tour North America this spring with a 21-city itinerary. The trek begins April 20 at Numbers in Houston, TX, and closes March 16 at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The Scottish rock group will stop along the way for an April 23 concert at Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, an April 27-29 stand at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, a May 3 show at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, a May 8 gig at Congress Theatre in Chicago, IL, and a May 15 set at Belly Up Tavern in San Diego, CA, among other performances.
Band of Horses has lined up two brief jaunts for the West and East Coasts. The indie group hits California first for three shows: April 15 at Catalyst Club in Santa Cruz, April 17 at Fox Theater in Oakland, and April 18 at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, CA. In June, the rockers are back on the road for seven more shows from June 10 at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA, through June 18 at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC. Other featured stops are June 11 at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY, and June 14 at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, TN.