Today’s recap includes tour announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 30, 2009.
The second All Points West Festival has announced its headliners and some featured performers for its July 31-August 2 weekend. Booked acts include headliners Beastie Boys, Tool, and Coldplay, plus sets from Echo & The Bunnymen, My Bloody Valentine, Gogol Bordello and more.
Rock icon U2 continues its record breaking ticket sales in North America this week as the first sales open for this summer’s 360° Tour. … O.A.R. has announced two summer legs for its This Town Tour. … Newly renamed singer Santigold will headliner her latest U.S. jaunt this spring, with support from Amanda Blank and Trouble Andrew. … Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis is touring behind her latest solo effort, “Acid Tongue,” with dates across the U.S. from spring through summer.
Those are the complete reports for this Monday, but many other artists updated their tour itineraries throughout the day. Check out some of those concert and tour updates in brief below:
Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke have set up a handful of new concerts for their co-headlining tour this spring. The newly confirmed gigs are booked for June 11 at Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN; May 12 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; May 13 at Louisville Palace Theatre in Louisville, TN; and May 15 at Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore, MD. Thicke and Hudson take the stage next on March 31 at Palace Theatre in Albany, NY. Their tour was originally scheduled to wrap on May 9 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS.
Clint Black has booked 10 more shows for this summer, putting his current 2009 tour itinerary at a total of 30 headlining dates. The whole tour picks up April 23 at State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, PA, and wraps with a September 30 to October 1 stand at Norsk Hostfest in Minot, ND. Recently confirmed dates include a June 27-28 run at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, a July 31 show at Belly Up in Aspen, CO, an August 2 gig at Oriental Theater in Denver, CO, an August 16 concert at River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, AB, and a September 4 set at Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA.
moe. has filled in its spring tour plans by adding 12 new headlining concerts to the books. The outing, set at 19 total dates, begins with an April 1-2 run at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT, and continues that week with April 3-4 shows at the new House of Blues in Boston, MA. More new gigs are set for late May and early June, including May 30-31 shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, a June 2 concert at Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA, and a June 4 performance at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID. The band will then head off to Bonnaroo for a June 13 concert, closing their current itinerary with a July 22 show with Bob Weir & RatDog at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA.
Ben Lee will tour the U.S. and Canada this spring behind the release of his latest studio album, “The Rebirth of Venus.” The 19-date tour includes a number of performances with Low Vs. Diamond scattered among blocks of solo shows. The whole outing launches April 29 at Glass House in Pomona, CA, and closes May 22 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY. Other performances include a May 3 show at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA, a May 5 concert at Richard’s on Richards Cabaret in Vancouver, BC, a May 13 gig at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL, and a May 18 session at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.