Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert ticket snafus, venue news and more as compiled by TicketNews on March 19, 2009.
“Phans” of jam band Phish faced another concert ticketing disappointment. A glitch caused Ticketmaster’s system to release four-day passes for the band’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre concerts more than a week early. However, correcting the error meant cancelled orders and refunds rather than serendipitous good luck for those who managed to purchase the tickets. Read the full story here.
Public onsales will begin tomorrow (March 20) for Snoop Dogg’s one-month spring tour, which features support from K’naan. … Folk activist Pete Seeger will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 3 with an all-star concert event at Madison Square Garden in New York City. … Music genres will mix when 50 Cent joins Fall Out Boy on five dates of the band’s spring Believers Never Die Part Deux tour.
Those are the complete reports for this Thursday. But that’s not enough for you, keep reading for more of the day’s concert and tour updates in brief:
Lewis Black has begun unveiling plans for a second leg of performance dates in North America this year. The comedian will launch the first leg of dates on March 26 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY, and continue across the U.S. and Canada through a March 23-24 stand at Mirage Casino & hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Black will then fly out of the country briefly for a five-day comedy festival from May 28 through June 1 in Kilkenny, Ireland, before returning for more national performances. The second leg of dates begins with a July 10-11 run at The Capital One Back Theatre at Westbury in Westbury, NY, and is penciled in through another two-night stand at the Mirage in Las Vegas on November 20-21. Nearly 60 performances in total are currently scheduled.
TV on the Radio has added a few more dates to the band’s upcoming spring tour. The jaunt now stands at 21 dates, beginning May 12 at Headliners Music Hall in Louisville, KY, and ending June 13 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. Three new concerts have been booked for the United States and Canada: May 30 at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, MB; June 10 at The National in Richmond, VA; and June 11 at Amos’ SouthEnd in Charlotte, NC. The indie rockers will also make several festival appearances this spring: a pre-tour performance at Coachella on April 18 in Indio, CA, a May 24 set at Sasquatch! Music Festival in Quincy, WA, and a June 12 gig at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN.
Pepper will not only complete a co-headlining run with Pennywise on this year’s spring Jagermeister Music Tour. The band has also announced a number of separate concert events lined up. The first is April 24 at White Rabbit in San Antonio, TX, with a supporting act to be announced. Later in May, the band will perform four dates with the Supervillains: May 8 at The Norva in Norfolk, VA; May 9 at The National in Richmond, VA; May 10 at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD; and May 12 at Crocodile Rock Café in Allentown, PA. The Jagermeister tour launches April 13 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA, and closes June 3 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Jars of Clay will kick off a spring and summer tour this year after completing a few scattered performances this month. The 21-city tour begins April 24 at Berean Church in Lincoln, NE, and wraps August 9 at the Center for Pastoral Leadership in Wickliffe, OH. The contemporary Christian band will stop along the way for shows on May 8 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL; May 17 at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC; June 13 at The National in Richmond, VA; and July 25 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.