Today’s recap includes concert announcements, cancellations and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 3, 2009.
Iconic American performer Jackson Browne will bring his tour for “Time the Conqueror” back to North America for a second round of concerts this summer. The jaunt is currently booked in 33 cities and will travel coast-to-coast over a period of seven weeks.
In an unexpected move, the Chinese government has withdrawn performance licenses for two Oasis concerts booked in the country. The shows in Shanghai and Beijing would’ve been the band’s first concerts in China; one show is still scheduled for Hong Kong. … Finally, the Allman Brothers Band has confirmed dates and a lineup for their fifth annual Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL, for this June.
Those are the complete reports for this Tuesday. For the latest artist itinerary updates, read TicketNews’s concert and tour updates in brief:
Paula Poundstone will take her stand-up act across the nation on several seasonal tours throughout the year, with nearly 40 performances currently booked. Her next show is March 6 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY, and events are penciled in through a December 4 show at Calvin Theater in Northampton, MA. Other bookings include a March 20-21 stand at Cobb’s Comedy Club in San Francisco, CA, a May 18 show at Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN, a July 24-25 run at Jonathan’s Restaurant in Ogunquit, ME, an October 3 appearance at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, and an October 31 set at the Convention Center in Pasadena, CA.
The Tragically Hip will spend most of this spring and fall completing a series of 28 concerts across Canada. The spring trek begins with an April 27-29 run at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON, and continues through a June 22-24 stand at the Orpheum in Vancouver, BC. The fall outing picks up then with a September 9-11 run at Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB, and wraps at the end of the month with a September 26-28 stand at National Arts Centre Southam Hall in Ottawa, ON.
Andrew Bird has announced a new round of early summer tour dates to follow up his current spring run of the U.S. and Canada. The five new gigs are set for June 8 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD; June 15 at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, GA; June 17 at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, PA; June 18 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY; and June 19 at Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA. Bird’s spring run picks up March 15 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO, and wraps April 11 at The State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN.
The Bouncing Souls have lined up a new round of spring concerts to follow up their month-long March trek, which runs from March 7 at Harvest of Hope Fest in St. Augustine, FL, through March 28 at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, AK. The new tour leg launches April 29 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, and closes out May 10 at Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY. Booked performances include April 30 and May 2 shows at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, and May 6-7 sets at Grog Shop in Cleveland, OH.
Dragonforce has announced plans for a special spring tour of the U.S. The band has 20 concerts lined up, with some venues offering advanced tickets for an economical price of $15. The trek kicks off April 15 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, and concludes May 10 at The NorVa in Norfolk, CA. Other gigs along the way include an April 18 show at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA, an April 24 concert at Pop’s in Sauget, IL, an April 28 event at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, and a May 4 performance at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI.