Today’s recap includes tour announcements, festival news and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 27, 2009.
New tours for the day come from regrouped rockers Creed and pop rock vocalist Pink. Having mended the fissures in their relationships, the members of Creed will give it another go with about 40 concerts this summer. Pink’s tour, however, is much more brief, with only five concerts confirmed and just about a month free for more U.S. dates.
In other tour and concert news, Crosby, Stills & Nash have 14 additional shows in the works for their summer tour of the U.S. and Canada, running from July through September after the legendary trio returns from a brief European trek. Meanwhile, Aerosmith has settled a lawsuit stemming from a cancelled show in Hawaii, resolving to book another (free) show on the island and reimburse travel prior expenses for all the would-be concert-goers from the 2007 event in question.
In festival news, Macy Gray will be the first international artist to headline a music festival at an Israeli university when she takes the stage at Hebrew University in Jerusalem on May 20. Finally, numbers have been released for the March 14 Sound Relief benefit concerts, which raised more than $8 million in funds for disaster relief following Australia’s devastating bush fires.
Those are the complete reports for this Monday. Check back in tomorrow for more full concert and tour announcements, or read on for some of today’s other itinerary highlights in brief:
Fleetwood Mac has added a few new shows to its Unleashed Tour of the U.S. and Canada, which continues April 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA, was originally scheduled to end May 31 at San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, CA. Then, four new gigs were added for June 5 at Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, SK; June 6 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB; June 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; and June 13 at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Now the itinerary has expanded yet again with the addition of three more gigs on June 3 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City, UT; June 8 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI; and June 10 at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Duran Duran has unveiled the final U.S. concerts for the band’s on-going “Red Carpet Massacre” tour of the world, which launched its North American run in April 2008 after a late 2007 residency on Broadway. The last five shows fall in mid-summer: July 5 at Marymoor Amphitheatre in Redmond, WA; July 7 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA; July 8 at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA; July 10 at Peal Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV; and July 11 at the OC Fair at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa, CA.
Kathy Griffin will take her stand-up comedy act across the country this summer with 13 new shows scheduled, filling her calendar with a full 25-date run. Her next performance is May 16 at Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, CA, with a new show following on June 5 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. However, most of the recently additions fall in July and August, with new gigs running from July 9 at The Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, TX, through August 30 at Chevrolet Theatre in Wallingford, CT.
Eric Hutchinson has nearly 40 concerts booked for the coming months, including 10 recently announced gigs. Hutchinson begins his tour as an opener for Sugarland on April 30 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX, and then has his first solo show on May 2 at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY. Fair and festival performances fill his end-of-summer calendar, but a block of new solo gigs hits in early June, beginning June 7 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, Co, and running through June 17 at Peace Park in Columbia, MO.
Loverboy will be on the road across the U.S. and Canada with more than 30 shows booked from May through October. The outing picks up May 9 at Wichita River Festival in Wichita, KS, and ends October 30-31 at Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City, OR. A number of shows are recent additions to the schedule, including a June 13 concert at Starlight Amphitheater in Oklahoma City, OK, a July 10 gig at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA, a July 31 performance at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, an August 6 show at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, and a September 4 event at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN.