Today’s recap includes concert announcements, band reunions and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 12, 2009.
Iconic musicians Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood have announced plans for a month-long tour of the U.S. this summer. This year is the 40th anniversary of the pair’s collaboration in the short-lived but acclaimed band Blind Faith, which released its only album in 1969.
Limp Bizkit will reform this year, with its original lineup, after an eight-year hiatus. … Tour producer David Fishof will launch 2009’s first Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp this spring. … A new venue called The Show will open tonight in Southern California with a Billy Joel concert.
Those are the full reports for this Thursday. For the latest concert and tour updates, read on for the rest of the day’s news in brief:
Mudvayne is currently touring to support the most recent studio release “The New Game.” The next show is scheduled for February 13 at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, NE, and more concerts were originally scheduled through March 18 at Clear Channel Metroplex Event Center in Little Rock, AR. However, the band recently added seven additional concerts in Texas to the end of the trek: March 20 at The Horseshoe in Midland; March 21 at the Amphitheatre at Lone Star Event Center in Lubbock; March 22 at Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene; March 24 at Dodge Arena in Hidalgo; March 25 at Bell County Expo Center in Belton; March 27 at Aztec Music Hall in Amarillo; and March 28 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX.
Ratatat has a full 17-show tour lined up for March and April. The band will hit the road for a March 21 concert at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH, and complete its trek with an April 21 performance at Terminal 5 in New York, NY. Highlights for the remainder of the journey include a March 23 concert at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL, a March 25 gig at Slowdown in Omaha, NE, a March 28 concert at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID, an April 1-2 run at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, an April 8 concert at The Meridian in Houston, TX, and an April 20 concert at the House of Blues in Boston, MA.
Candlebox has announced plans for a spring tour of the West Coast. The 11-city trek begins March 20 at Neumo’s in Seattle, WA, and wraps April 4 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR. Along the way, the ’90s rock band will stop for a March 23 concert at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT, a March 28 set at Canes Bar & Grill in San Diego, CA, and an April 1 performance at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA. After the spring run ends, Candlebox has a few shows set for later in the year, including an August 20 appearance at the Rock Gone Wild concert event in Algona, IA.
Mae has added a total of six new shows to its spring tour itinerary. New gigs are booked for April 21 at the Orpheum in Tampa, FL; April 26 at Walter’s On Washington in Houston, TX; May 8 at Empire Theatre in Stockton, CA; May 12 at Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR; May 19 at Off Broadway Nightclub in St. Louis, MO; and May 20 at Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN. The band is currently completing a winter run of dates, with the next show set for February 13 at SoZo in State College, PA. The spring outing picks up April 4 at Salisbury State University in Salisbury, MD, and wraps May 28 at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA.
B. B. King, known for his prolific touring, has extended his schedule for the coming months. The guitar master has new U.S. shows slated for April 5 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA; April 7 at Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, OK; April 17 at Turlock Community Theatre in Turlock, CA; April 18 at Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA; and April 19 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, CA. New international performances have also been lined up for this summer, with King hitting mainland Europe for a July 1 show at ice Hall in Helsinki, FIN, and staying overseas through a July 23 appearance at the Cognac Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, FRA.