Today’s recap includes tour announcements, festival news and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 17, 2009.
With all their previously announced summer concerts sold out, jam band Phish did the only reasonable thing. They added 12 more concerts for a new late summer 2009 tour leg, which includes a four-night stand at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. Ticket lotteries for the new dates begin today.
Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd are reprising last summer’s Rock and Rebels Tour with more than 20 new concerts planned for summer 2009. … Country musician Keith Urban will perform a block of intimate shows, starting this week, before launching into his summer-long arena tour in May. … Mötley Crüe has announced the lineup for the upcoming Crüe Fest 2 festival tour, with acts including Godsmack and Drowning Pool. … The 31st annual Playboy Jazz Festival is set for this June. Billy Cosby has signed on as the master of ceremonies and performers include Kenny G and the Neville Brothers.
Those are the complete reports for this St. Patrick’s Day. For more of the day’s concert and tour news, read on for additional artist itineraries in brief:
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones have announced plans for a late fall tour of the U.S. The jazz group has 22 confirmed shows lined up for late 2009, beginning with a November 18 gig at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD, and continuing through a December 20 session at the Stiefel Theatre for Performing Arts in Salina, KS. Along the way, the band will stop for gigs on November 20 at Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC; December 2 at Classic Center in Athens, GA; December 10 at MotorCity Casino & Hotel in Detroit, MI; December 12 at Congress Theater in Chicago, IL; and December 19 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO.
3 Doors Down has extended its spring tour itinerary with a handful of new shows in May and June. The band will be out on the road for its next batch of concerts beginning March 26 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The recently announced shows come later, with festival and supporting appearances thrown in for good measure. New dates are May 12 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, MD; May 13 at Civic Center in Roanoke Rapids, NC; May 15 at Southeast Kentucky Agriculture and Exposition Center in Corbin, KY; May 22 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, IN; and June 20 at Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, IA.
Rod Stewart has a number of international concert dates booked for spring and summer before he begins a nine-show run of the U.S. and Canada. Dates start July 24 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands, TX, and continue through August 22 at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA. Other stops for the crooner include a June 30 show at Fiddler’s Green amphitheatre in Englewood, CO, an August 5 performance at Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, an August 8 concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, and an August 14 event at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, AB.
Silverstein‘s U.S. tour will kick off in a few days and is booked straight through early May, but the plans don’t stop there. After completing the national tour, the pop-rockers will head off to Europe for six new concerts in Germany and the Netherlands from May 9 at Zeche in Bochum, GER, through May 14 at Backstage in Munich, GER. The 38-city U.S. tour begins March 22 at Pop’s in Sauget, IL, and concludes May 3 at The Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ.
Razorlight is finishing a few final U.S. concerts before heading over to Europe for a recently announced April tour of the mainland. The 11-show run begins April 11 at Watt in Rotterdam, NET, and wraps April 27 at Zeche in Bochum, GER. From there, Razorlight jetsets across to the UK for a five-concert trek in early May: May 2 at King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, SCO, through May 9 at Manchester Evening News arena in Manchester, ENG. The group’s next show is tonight (March 17) at The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA, followed by a March 20-21 run at SXSW in Austin, TX, and a March 24 gig at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.