Today’s recap includes tour announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 24, 2009. The Jonas Brothers craze is set to...

Today’s recap includes tour announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 24, 2009.

The Jonas Brothers craze is set to continue through summer 2009. As fan presales began this past week for the trio’s upcoming world tour, heavy traffic caused the group’s fan site to crash, blocking some fans from accessing the purchase codes required for the sale. The high demand for certain dates also led the group to add second nights in three markets on the U.S. leg of the tour.

Alternative band The Offspring will tour North America this spring and summer on a two-month run with various supporting acts. … This year’s CMA Music Festival has added a few more acts to the lineup, including Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and Brad Paisley. … Jazz saxophonist James Moody will headline his annual benefit for jazz scholarships at Purchase College in New York.

Those are the complete reports for this Tuesday. Read on for more of the day’s concert and tour reports in brief:


Alkaline Trio, has added another month to its upcoming spring tour. The band hits the road with Saves the Day for 11 previously announced dates from April 19 through April 30. Now a second leg has been added to the run, taking the bands down the East Coast from May 1 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD, through May 16 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI. Other new stops include a May 3 show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, a May 10 gig at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl, and a May 14 performance at Rocketown in Nashville, TN. After completing the tour, Alkaline trio will open for select dates on The Offspring’s recently announced tour.

Brooks & Dunn have lined up a round of concert dates out west this fall. The legendary country duo has a month-long jaunt set up from October 1 at Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, CA, through October 24 at Brandt Centre in Regina, SK. Additional shows are booked for October 2 at Viejas Concerts in the Park in Alpine, CA; October 19 at the CN Centre in Prince George, BC; and October 23 at Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, AB. Brooks & Dunn kick off the next portion of their 2009 itinerary with a six-show run across Australia from April 20 through May 9, followed by scattered festival performances throughout the summer.

Andrea Bocelli has outlined plans for nearly 20 world tour dates in 2009. So far, the acclaimed performer has only six performances slated for the United States: June 6 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA; June 7 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA; June 12 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL; June 13 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX; June 18 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; and June 20 at The Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Doobie Brothers have added eight more U.S. performances onto their 2009 tour itinerary, which continues with an April 1 performance at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI. The recent additions are set for May 14 at Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, ID; June 4 at Muskogee Civic Center in Muskogee, Ok; July 29 at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Mi; July 31 at Mesker Amphitheatre in Evansville, IN; August 3 at Ravina Pavilion in Highland Park, IL; September 12 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA; October 23 at Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville, SC; and October 24 at Cumberland Place Exhibition Center in West Lafayette, IN.

Meat Puppets will hit the road for a late spring tour of the United States. The 19-city run begins May 27 at Louisville Waterfront Park in Louisville, KY, and closes out June 20 at The Parish Room in Austin, TX. Along the way, the band has penciled in a May 30-31 stand at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL, a June 4 gig at Magic Stick in Detroit, MI, a June 11-12 run at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY, and a June 17 show at Exit/In in Nashville, TN. Before beginning that run, though, the band has one lone performance slated for May 12 at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA.