Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert cancellations and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 4, 2009. Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction have...

Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert cancellations and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 4, 2009.

Nine Inch Nails and Jane’s Addiction have announced the initial dates for their joint tour, which is currently set to launch in early May and continue through mid-June. … Legendary musician Elton John has a few new solo concerts planned for the U.S. this spring, in addition to his Face2Face concerts and Red Piano run in Las Vegas. … The Fray has unveiled extensive touring plans for the U.S. and Canada this summer with a new eight-week trek on the books.

Progressive metal band Mastodon will perform its new concept album, “Crack the Skye,” in its entirety on each night of the upcoming spring tour. … Worldwide music icon Paul McCartney will headline the David Lynch Foundation’s upcoming “Change Begins Within” benefit concert. … Russian rock band Mumiy Troll was forced to cancel several U.S. concert and festival appearances after lead singer Ilya Lagutenko underwent surgery for appendicitis.

Those are the complete stories for this Wednesday. But before you head off into the night, be sure to check out a few of the day’s other concert and tour updates in brief:


Gwar is following the band’s May 2 performance at The Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ, with a new month-long tour. The outing picks up March 3 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, and continues through May 20 at Hooligans Music Hall in Jacksonville, NC. A total of 17 shows are booked, including a May 5 gig at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, a May 9 session at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH, and a May 15 concert at Exit/In in Nashville, TN.

India.Arie will launch her spring itinerary with a seven-show tour of the West Coast. The run begins April 1 at Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, CA, and wraps April 19 at Grove of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA. Stops on the trek are set for April 3 at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR; April 4 at Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA; April 5 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC; April 15 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA; and April 18 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.

Killswitch Engage is gearing up for its supporting spot on Disturbed’s Music As A Weapon Tour and padding its schedule with scattered solo gigs. Music As A Weapon runs from April 27 at Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY, through May 16 at Charter One Pavilion in Chicago, IL. Killswitch’s separate shows are set for: April 26 at The National in Richmond, VA; May 1 at Piere’s Entertainment Center in Fort Wayne, IN; and May 11 at Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, ND.

The Klezmatics are filling in their 2009 itinerary with more scattered shows dates for later in the year. New gigs are set fro August 6 at Milton & Betty Katz Jewish Community Center in Margate, NJ; October 17 at Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh, PA; December 6 at Modlin Center for the Arts in Richmond, VA; December 10 at South Orange Performing Arts Center in South Orange, NJ; and December 12 at Jeane Rimsky Theater in Port Washington, NY. The group’s next shows are set for March 5-6 at Royce Hall Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

Better Than Ezra will be on the road for a late spring, early summer tour of the U.S. The 22-date run picks up with a May 29-30 stand at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA, and continues on through July 25 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. Other gig stops include a June 6 session at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, a June 14 show at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, a June 19 event at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY, and a June 27 show at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.

The Toadies will be heading out on the road this spring for a new 17-city outing. The trek kicks off April 1 at Midnight Rodeo in Amarillo, TX, and ends May 19 at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN. Other planned stops include an April 3 show at Scout Bar in San Antonio, TX, an April 14 show at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, an April 18 gig at El Corazon in Seattle, WA, and an April 25 event at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO.