Today’s recap includes concert announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 22, 2009.
Ridiculous band name aside, supergroup Chickenfoot has sold out the first nine concerts on its debut tour of the U.S. and Canada. The brief Road test Tour will visit small clubs and theaters from coast to coast before a larger-scale North American tour launches in late summer. Due to the high demand for the first shows in spring, though, the band has enacted anti-scalping policies to protect the tickets from resale.
Rapper Snoop Dog and Slightly Stoopid are launching the co-head Blazed and Confused Tour this summer with Stephen Marley opening on select dates. … The tenth annual Coachella Festival had its second largest year ever, despite predictions that a tough economy could negatively impact the nation’s high-profile destination festivals. … She’s been out of the limelight for years now, but the increasingly eccentric Lauryn Hill is planning a European tour, including a headline spot on the Stockholm Jazz Festival lineup. … We close the day with news from the 2009 Philadelphia Folk Festival, which has announced the lineup for its 48th annual event.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Wednesday. Read on for more of the day’s itinerary highlights in brief, and be sure to check back tomorrow for more of the latest in TicketNews.
Jane’s Addiction has reportedly been undergoing the same sort of in-fighting that caused the band’s demise years ago, but tour dates are still coming for their 2009 itinerary. After dates in the U.S., Canada and Europe, the band hits Australia for five new shows: July 26 at The Tivoli in Brisband, July 27 at Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, July 29 at Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, July 30 at Festival Hall in West Melbourne and August 1 at Metro City in Perth. The U.S. tour starts May 8 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.
New York Dolls have added the first East Coast concerts to their summer 2009 tour. Shows are set for June 7 at the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA; June 10 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and June 11 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL. A fourth gig has been set down for June 9 in St. Petersburg, FL, but a venue has not yet been confirmed for this date. The U.S./Canada tour launches May 20 at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.
Andrew Dice Clay’s short-lived stint on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” must have given his career a little boost. The “comedian” has nearly 10 new performances booked for the coming months. His next show is April 24 at Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA, with gigs following through August 1 at The Capital One Bank Theatre in Westbury, NY. Also booked are a May 14-16 stand at Carolines on Broadway in New York, NY, and a June 12 set at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has started penciling in engagements for 2010. The band’s next concert calendar kicks off on January 31 and February 1 at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, MI, with a total of 20 concerts booked through March 27 at McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon, WA. Other shows scheduled for next year include a February 5 gig at Colonial Theatre I Keene, NH, a February 13 concert at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL, and a March 25 event at Bing Crosby Theater in Spokane, WA.
The Felice Brothers, currently on the road through a May 2 show at Berkeley Café in Raleigh, NC, has added a new tour leg for spring/summer 2009. The next portion of their road-running begins May 22 at Zollmans Pavilion in Lexington, VA, as part of the Buffalo Creek Music Festival, with more dates confirmed through June 13 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA. Fourteen shows will be performed in total during that three-week period, including a May 24 gig at The Garage in Winston-Salem, NC, a May 29 concert at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL, a June 4 performance at Tractor Tavern in Seattle, WA, and a June 9-10 stand at The Independent in San Francisco, CA.
Von Iva, an up-and-coming indie act, has filled in its calendar with a 17-city tour of the U.S. The trek begins May 2 at Uncle Festers in Bloomington, IN, and ends June 19 in concert with Jeffree Star at Soma in San Diego, CA. Along the way, the all-girl electro trio will perform shows on May 4 at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL; May 12 at T.T. the Bear’s in Cambridge, MA; May 15 at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY; June 6 at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA; and June 10 at Studio Seven in Seattle, WA, among other dates.