Today’s recap includes concert announcements, festival updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 3, 2009.
Iconic American singer-songwriting duo Simon and Garfunkel have confirmed their 2009 reunion tour by booking eight concerts. However, the pair has only penciled in gigs Down Under, leaving the full extent of their reunion plans open to speculation.
The fourth annual Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal, QC, has announced its 2009 headliners: Coldplay and Beastie Boys. Nearly 20 more artists have also been unveiled for the two-day festival’s lineup. … Singer-songwriter Secondhand Serenade returned to the U.S. after a successful run with The Fray in Australia, only to launch into another round of headlining and supporting dates. … Food and music will share center stage at the inaugural Great American Good & Music Festival, which will make its debut at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, on June 13.
Those are the complete reports for this Friday, but before you head off into the weekend, you can catch more of today’s artist itinerary updates in brief:
Mogwai is on the brink of launching into a spring tour of North America, complete with a few fresh dates. The outing begins April 20 at Numbers in Houston, TX, and wraps May 17 at the Grand Ballroom at Regency Center in San Francisco, CA. The Scottish rock band’s itinerary includes an April 23 concert at The Orange Peel in Asheville, NC, a new April 25 set at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, an April 27-29 run at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, a May 3 performance at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, a May 8 session at Congress Theater in Chicago, IL, and a May 15 concert at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA, among other dates.
Scott Weiland is continuing his solo touring late this spring with a headlining tour currently set at nine dates. The whole trek kicks off May 12 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ, and is currently scheduled to wrap May 24 at Majestic Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA. The Stone Temple Pilots frontman will make stops along the way on May 13 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ; May 15 at Murray Theater in Murray, UT; May 16 at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID; May 18 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC; May 19 at Showbox at The Market in Seattle, WA; May 20 at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY; and May 23 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
Willie Nelson recently rescheduled six postponed concerts to October. Now he’s added nine more performances for spring to his ever-expanding 2009 tour itinerary. Some of the country icon’s new gigs include an April 23 set at Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX, a May 15 show at Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, OH, a May 21 concert at The Rosebud Theatre in Effingham, IL, and a June 2 session at Innsbrook Pavilion in Glen Allen, VA. His next show is coming up on April 5 at K-Rock Centre in Kingston, ON.
Dar Williams, currently on a spring tour, will take her songs back on the road for a 10-city tour in August. The outing picks up August 5 with an appearance at Bethlehem Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA, and continues on through an August 30 show at Pinkney Park in Rowayton, CT. Along the way, the singer-songwriter has gig stops booked for August 7 at the Summer Music Series in Lowell, MA; August 22 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI; August 23 at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL; and August 28 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD. Williams’s next concert is April 4 at Mashpee Auditorium in Mashpee, MA.
Meiko, the up-and-coming singer-songwriter, has announced plans for her first-ever headlining tour. In all, she has more than 20 concerts booked for spring, beginning with an April 16 concert at Craftsman Court in Scottsdale, AZ, and wrapping with a May 30 appearance at Bufest at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills, CA. Other scheduled performances include an April 17 event at Club Congress in Tucson, AZ, an April 26 act at Malibu Pier in Malibu, CA, a May 3 show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN, a May 7 gig at Canal Room in New York, NY, a May 15 set at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL, and a May 26 concert at Crocodile Care in Seattle, WA.
Little Feat will be running across the U.S. in late spring for a block of recently announced concert dates. The 11-city outing picks up May 24 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis, MD, and currently closes out on June 13 with a performance at the first-ever Great American Food & Music Fest in Mountain View, CA. Concerts are booked along the way for May 28 at the National Harbor in National Harbor, MD; May 31 at Amos’ SouthEnd in Charlotte, NC; June 4 at Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and June 9 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA.