Today’s recap includes concert announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 18, 2009. Leading indie band Death Cab for Cutie...

Today’s recap includes concert announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 18, 2009.

Leading indie band Death Cab for Cutie has announced plans for a new summer run to follow its impending spring tour. Though it’s only a six-date jaunt, the tour features an all-star roster of supporting acts, including Andrew Bird and The New Pornographers, among others.

Taking Back Sunday will support its latest studio effort, “New Again,” with a six-week tour of the U.S. and Canada. … Country icon Willie Nelson has postponed three concerts in Florida due to an undisclosed illness. … Usually a winter touring festival, SnoCore is booked for spring this year, and headlined by Static-X and Saliva. … The second Rothbury Festival has announced an eclectic lineup for this summer, including Bob Dylan and The Dead.

Those are the full reports from TicketNews for this Wednesday. Before calling it a day, read on for more concert and tour itinerary updates outlined in brief:


Chris Cornell is on the cusp of his North American tour plans, with kick-off scheduled for March 28 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, and 28 total concerts booked through May 3 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. But after that, the rocker will head over to Europe to support Lenny Kravitz on a 10-date jaunt across France and launch his own headlining tour. Not counting European festival appearances, Cornell has more than 10 solo gigs booked through July.

Kenny Loggins & Jimmy Messina will hit the tour trail for a late summer trek along the East Coast. The duo sets out on August 20 with a concert at Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA, and has dates booked through Septembr 26 at the Hard Rock Hotel in Biloxi, MS. Loggins & Messina will stop along the way for shows on September 16 at The Klein in Bridgeport, CT; September 18 at Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA; and September 25 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, among other performances.

Cake has outlined plans for a month-long spring tour that will take the rock group from coast to coast. The outing picks up April 28 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX, and is scheduled to wrap May 30 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. At the moment, Cake has a total of 10 concerts on the itinary, including an April 29 concert at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX, a May 7 gig at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, CA, and a May 29 set at Terminal 5 in New York, NY.

The Dears have followed up their U.S. itinerary with a block of tour-end concerts in Canada. The U.S. outing runs, as previously announced, from May 1 at Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, through May 27 at Crocodile Café in Seattle, WA. The venture north of the border picks up May 29 at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria, BC, and continues through a June 6 concert at West End Cultural Centre in Winnipeg, MB. In all, the run of Canada is booked at 10 dates, including a lone show on April 30 at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, ON.

St. Vincent has plans for a new spring tour that will take the folk musician from coast to coast across the nation. The 21-date outing begins May 19 at Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA, and closes June 19 at The Mohawk in Austin, TX. Along the way, St. Vincent will perform May 20 at Webster Hall in New York, NY; May 28 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; June 3 at Slowdown in Omaha, NE; June 7 at Epiphany Episcopal in Chicago, IL; and June 12 at Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. She will next take the stage for two performances at this year’s SXSW Music Festival on March 18 at Central Presbyterian Church and March 20 at Antone’s, both in host city Austin, TX.

Fastball is gearing up for a 10-city tour this spring to follow the band’s March 18 performance at SXSW in Austin, TX. The regular tour kicks off March 28 at Verrado Village Green in Buckeye, AZ, and wraps June 20 at Washington Park in Manitowoc, WI. Featured stops along the way: April 25 at The Mint in Los Angeles, CA; April 29 at Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA; and May 9 at City Winery in New York, NY.