Today’s recap includes artist updates, concert announcements and more as compiled by TicketNews on February 19, 2009.
A spring and summer tour circuit regular, Dave Matthews Band has announced a 45-date tour leg to follow the group’s initial spring concert dates. The band has also pushed back the release date for its next studio album, which was supposed to hit stores April 14. The new release is slated for early June.
Rapper Lil Wayne is facing a $1.3 million lawsuit after cancelling performances at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY, on three separate occasions. … Iconic singer-songwriter duo Simon and Garfunkel will reunite for their first tour in about five years, according to Art Garfunkel. … From concert venues to movie theaters, sibling sensations the Jonas Brothers are gearing up for the release of their 3D concert movie.
That’s the complete story listing for the day, but read on for a roundup of the day’s other concert and tour developments in brief:
T.I. is heading into his last concerts before beginning to serve his one-year sentence for weapons charges. The rapper’s next performance is tonight (February 19) at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, and he has a dozen additional shows booked through March 15 at American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. Concerts include a February 26 event at Cricket arena in Charlotte, NC, a February 28 gig at St. Pete Times Forum in St. Petersburg, FL, a March 7 performance at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI, and a March 13 set at Alamodome in San Antonio, TX.
Tricky has line up a month-long March stint in the U.S. The 20-city run begins March 2 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY, and ends April 5 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Tricky will make stops for a March 5 set at Club Firestone in Orlando, FL, a March 10 gig at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD, a March 13 show at Epiphany Episcopal in Chicago, IL, and a March 25 concert at the Music Box at Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Raul Malo is lining up a spring tour to support an upcoming album. The outing picks up March 6 at Aladdin Theatre in Portland, OR, and wraps after about five weeks on April 11 at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA. Along the way, the musician will perform on March 10 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA, on March 16 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA, on April 8 at the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, and on April 10 at B. B. King Blues Club in New York, NY. Malo’s schedule begins with February 20-21 performances at Belfast Songwriters Festival in Nashville, TN.