Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 11, 2009. Paul McCartney has been tapped to...

Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 11, 2009.

Paul McCartney has been tapped to open the New Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. It is the second U.S. concert booked for the iconic musician, who is also one of the headliners for this year’s Coachella.

Former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has announced plans for a spring tour of the U.S. to promote his upcoming album “Scream.” … Finally, the economy has claimed another victim in the fine arts. The Opera Orchestra of New York has been forced to pair down its season due to the nation’s current economic woes.

Those are the complete stories for this Wednesday. But for the latest concert and tour news, continue reading for of the day’s itinerary updates in brief:

Lenny Kravitz has blocked out plans for a 32-date European tour that will stretch from spring through summer. The jaunt picks up April 17 at Zenith Caen in Caen Cedex, FRA, and wraps July 5 at Arras Main Square in Arras, FRA. A majority of the rocker’s dates are booked for France, including an April 25 performance at Palais des Sports in Grenoble and May 17 and 19 shows at Musichall in Rennes. However, Kravitz will make the rounds to a number of other European nations, with select stops booked for April 17 at Sportpaleis Antwerpen in Merksem, BEL; May 30 at Geneva Arena in Geneva, SWI; June 5 at Pala Lottomatica in Rome, ITA; and June 19 at Velodrom in Brno, CEH.

Julianne Hough will not only appear on “Dancing with the Stars” for another season as one of the show’s professional ballroom dancers, but she will also showcase her other performance abilities on the road with more than 30 concerts, including a supporting run with iconic singer-songwriter George Strait. Hough’s next show is February 27 at Edgecombe Communtiy College in Tarboro, NC, and she has dates confirmed through September 19 at Palmdale Amphitheatre in Palmdale, CA. Concerts include a March 21 show at IP Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, MS, an April 24 performance at Marietta College in Marietta, OH, a June 12 opener for Strait at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, VA, and a July 4 performance at the Parade Grounds in Fort Bragg, NC.

Silverstein have a busy spring ahead of them with 38 performances booked through the band’s May 3 appearance at the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ. While hopping around the Pacific for shows in South America and Australia, Silverstein will stop off for a February 18 concert at Pipeline Café in Honolulu, HI, with the full round of U.S. dates picking up March 22 at Pop’s in Sauget, IL. Other highlights include a March 27 set at new oasis in Reno, NV, a March 31 concert at El Corazon in Seattle, WA, an April 9 gig at Emo’s in Austin, TX, an April 16 session at Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, an April 25 show at The Majestic in Detroit, MI, and a May 1 gig at Club Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.

Young Dubliners have plugged a few holes in their 2009 tour itinerary with almost 10 additional performances. New shows are booked for February 20 at Is Venue in Charlottesville, VA; February 21 at Fletcher’s in Baltimore, MD; February 22 at The Note in West Chester, PA; February 24 at Peabody’s Downunder in Cleveland, OH; February 25-26 at Ballydoyle Irish Pub in Downers Grove, IL; March 5 at Agave in Avon, CO; and May 23-24 at the Gaelic Park Festival in Oak Park, IL. The band’s next performance in February 13 at The Bouquet in Boise, ID.