The day’s recap includes concert and tour announcements, special event news and more, as compiled by TicketNews on March 2, 2009.
In today’s artist news, the King of Pop Michael Jackson will perform a series of live shows, according to a TicketNews source. Meanwhile, ska-punk band No Doubt and manager Jim Guerino have announced hopes that the band’s self-run ticketing program will make high demand tickets “scalper-proof” for the upcoming summer 2009 tour. Also, despite the departure of founding member Steven Page, alt-rock band Barenaked Ladies plans to continue recording and touring, with shows expected as early as this fall.
In event news, the 11th annual Voodoo Experience will return to New Orleans for its third Halloween weekend booking, October 30 to November 1, 2009. Finally, ticket sales for the annual Kentucky Derby have opened on a new online ticketing platform offered by Churchill Downs and TicketReturn.
Those are the complete news reports for the day. To get the latest updates on artists’ itineraries, read on for more concert and tour additions in brief:
Robin Williams will keep the laughs coming on his Weapons of Self Destruction Tour with 11 new performances added to his spring itinerary. New events pick up April 8 at Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, TX, and stretch through May 24 at MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Scheduled performances for the new run of dates include an April 11 show at Knoxville Auditorium & Coliseum in Knoxville, TN, an April 16 event at MotorCity Casino & Hotel in Detroit, MI, and a May 6-7 stand at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. Williams’ next gig is a March 4-5 run at Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL.
The Jagermeister Music Tour, featuring Pennywise and Pepper, has added five more concerts to its national run. The outing kicks off April 13 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA, and returns back to the West Coast for the final five dates: May 27 at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA; May 28 at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA; May 29 at House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV; May 31 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ; June 3 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Theory of a Deadman is busy supporting Hinder and Motley Crue this spring, but the band also has blocks of dates set aside for its own headlining shows. Select solo dates are March 15 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ; March 20 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA; and April 19 at Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY; with new performances added on April 26 at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, NY: April 27 at The Venue in Fargo, ND; and April 28 at Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD.
The Backstreet Boys have penciled in more international tour dates with seven concerts booked for South America and Mexico. The next show is March 3 at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, ARG, and concerts follow through March 13 at Complejo Cultural Siglo 21 in Puebla, MEX. Other stops on the jaunt include a March 7 performance at Citibank Hall in Rio De Janeiro, BRA, and a March 12 gig at Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, MEX.