Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 7, 2009. Famed Irish rock band U2 continues...

Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 7, 2009.

Famed Irish rock band U2 continues to break ticket sale records and add tour dates for the upcoming 360° Tour. Six new shows have been booked for North America due to ticket demand: October 3 in Raleigh, NC; October 12 in Arlington, TX; October 14 in Houston, TX; October 18 in Norman, OK; October 20 in Phoenix, AZ; and October 23 in Las Vegas, NV.

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is hitting the road with new backing group The Mystic Valley Band to support his upcoming solo album. … Scott Weiland has added a second leg of dates onto his 2009 tour for “‘Happy’ in Galoshes,” his latest solo work. … The King lives this fall during the three-day New England Elvis Festival in Manchester, NH, which features various events including an “Elvis Tribute Artist” (read: Elvis impersonator) contest.

Those are the complete reports for this Tuesday, but new tour dates are still rolling in. Check out some of the day’s other concert updates in brief below:


Metallica recently added another leg of North American dates to their 2008-2009 Death Magnetic tour. Now, due to the popularity of the upcoming summer outing, second nights have been added at three venues in Canada. The new two-night stands are booked for September 19-20 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC; October 26-27 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON; and October 31-November 1 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, QC. The tour leg picks up September 15 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH, and wraps December 12 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.

Static-X is headlining this year’s Sno-Core Tour, but that hasn’t stopped the rock crew from adding new solo dates to the spring/summer concert schedule. The band’s regular tour picks up May 2 at The Farm in Phoenix, AZ, and runs through May 30 at Dos Amigos in Odessa, TX. Other stops include a May 14 show at The rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI, a May 20 gig at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT, a May 23 show at NorVa in Norfolk, VA, and a May 25 concert at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC.The Sno-Core schedule continues tonight (April 7) at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX, and closes out May 9 at New Oasis in Reno, NV.

The Tragically Hip, the veteran rock band from Canada, has lined up an extensive tour schedule for 2009. The outing includes more than 50 concerts across Canada and the United States and is currently booked from April 27-29 at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON, through a two-night run at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON, on September 30 and October 2. Other stops on the tour include a May 7 performance at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, a May 26-27 stand at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL, a June 9-11 run at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, and a June 22-24 block at Orpheum in Vancouver, BC. The rockers have also set up longer runs for May 11-12, 14-16 and 19 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; and September 13-14 and 16-17 at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, AB.

The Moody Blues are expanding their 2009 U.S. tour plans with a handful of new dates scattered through the summer. The classic rock group has new gigs lined up for June 4 at Fred Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, CA; July 17 at Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, AZ; July 24 at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys, CA; and August 23 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis, MA. The Moody’s next show is coming up tonight (April 17) at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa, CA.

Chevelle is lining up a round of headlining shows this spring to accompany the band’s festival appearances and supporting gigs. Chevelle’s next show is set for April 9 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA, with nearly 10 more headline concerts following through a May 20 set at Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY. Other stops on the tour include an April 17 show at Dos Amigos in Odessa, TX, an April 24 performance at Shoreline Ballroom in Hilton Head Island, SC, and a May 2 show at The Farm in Phoenix, AZ. Other appearances include supporting spots with Buckcherry on May 12 at Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI; May 19 at Stabler Arena in Bethlehem, PA; and May 22 at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY.