Today’s recap includes concert announcements, event ticket sale updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 16, 2009.
After the first weekend of on-sales in Europe, U2’s 360 Tour has already sold-out five concerts in three cities. More than 300,000 tickets were sold for two concerts in Gothenberg, SWE, two events in Amersterdam, NET, and one show in Milan, ITA, where a second concert will go on sale March 20.
Rock crew Incubus is returning to the U.S. tour circuit this year for the summer amphitheater Monuments and Melodies Tour. … Alternative group Third Eye Blind is supporting its first studio album in five years with a spring tour of the U.S. … Shows by Joel McHale and Steve Lawrence have been postponed at the Capital One Back Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, NY, but in turn the venue has added three more performers to the season schedule.
Those are the complete reports for this Monday. Continue reading to check out more of the day’s concert and tour updates in brief:
Less Than Jake have added a few dates to the end of the band’s current U.S. tour, which precedes a new South American tour. The U.S. outing continues tonight (March 16) at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, and now continues clean through an April 1 show with The Expendables at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Recent additions are set for March 26 at Orgden Theatre in Denver, CO; March 29 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA; March 30 at Canes Bar & Grill in San Diego, CA; and March 31 at The Avalon in Los Angeles, CA. The nine-city South American leg picks up April 17 at Opera De Areme in Curitiba, BRA, and ends April 26 at Teatro Metropol in Bogota, COL.
Indigo Girls have a new 35-city tour block set for this spring and summer to support their upcoming studio album. The trek opens April 4 at Palm Springs Convention Center and continues through a July 17 appearance at California World Fest in Grass Valley, CA. The duo will make stops along the way for an April 15 gig at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY, an April 23 performance at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, a May 8-9 stand at Edmonds Center for the Arts in Edmonds, WA, a May 20 concert at Lakewood Theater in Dallas, TX, a June 10 show at Wolftrap Foundation for the Performing Arts in Vienna, VA, and a June 16 set at Central Park Summerstage in New York, NY, among other dates.
Eric Hutchinson will tour the United States this spring for a round of 21 concerts. The outing begins March 27 at Club Fire in Jackson, MS, and continues through May 23 at Recher Theatre in Towson, MD, after a brief stint supporting Jason Mraz in Australia. Highlights for the trek include an April 2 show at Sokol Auditorium / Underground in Omaha, NE, a May 5 performance at World Café Life in Philadelphia, PA, a May 7-8 stand at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY, a May 12 session at Abbey Pub in Chicago, IL, a May 15-16 run at Lexington Music Theatre in Lexington, MI, and a March 22 gig at Vinyl at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA.
Shiny Toy Guns will be fully loaded for a spring tour of the U.S. after completing March 19-21appearances this month at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. The band’s tour follows on April 4 at Tempe Beach Park Amphitheater in Tempe, AZ, and concludes may 9 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA. Other booked stops include an April 9 gig at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO, an April 15 show at Aragon Theatre in Chicago, IL, an April 21 performance at Club Soda in Montreal, QC, an April 23 event at Webster Hall in New York, NY, and a May 2 session at Schaeffer Eye Center in Birmingham, AL.
The Virgins, about to launch into a spring tour of Europe, will return back to North America this May for a 15-show jaunt. The trek begins May 11 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO, and is currently booked through June 1 at The Social in Orlando, FL. Stops on the mostly West Coast venture include a May 12 concert at Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, UT, a May 15 gig at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC, a May 20 session at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA, a May 23 night at Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV, a May 27 event at Emo’s Annex in Austin, TX, and a May 30 show at Alabama Music Box in Mobile, AL.
The Dears will take on a month-long tour of the U.S. this May after a single show in Canada on April 30 at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, ON. The national run kicks off May 1 at Bell House in Brooklyn, NY, and ends May 27 at Crocodile Café in Seattle, WA. Along the way, the indie rock group will stop for a May 4 show at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY, a May 7 gig at Black Cat in Washington, DC, a May 13 set at Lakeshore Theater in Chicago, IL, a May 18 event at The Parish Room in Austin, TX, and a May 24 night at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.