Today’s recap includes festival updates, tour announcements, concert cancellations and more as compiled by TicketNews on April 24, 2009.
Iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has announced plans for his latest Ballpark Tour. With support from Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp, the so-called Bob Dylan Show will hit minor league ballparks across the United States this summer. Twenty-two shows are booked, all of which are general admission. But this jaunt isn’t just for longtime Dylan fans; it’s also a family affair. Children 14 years old and under get in free when they come with a ticketholding adult.
The acclaimed alt-country act Wilco has lined up yet another round of summer tour dates for the U.S. that will keep them on the road through the end of July. … Journey has new tour plans for this summer as the group continues on the road with new lead singer Arnel Pineda. … The lineup for this year’s Jazz Festival 55 continues to grow, with Mos Def, Claudia Acuna and Ernest Ranglin recently added to the three-day event’s billing. … Fleetwood Mac has cancelled one show on its lengthy Unleashed Tour due to scheduling conflicts.
Those are the complete reports for this Friday, but be sure to check back next week for more of the latest concert and ticket industry news. Until then, read on for some highlights of the day’s itinerary updates in brief:
The Black Crowes have lined up a total of 15 summer concerts in the U.S. and Canada. The jaunt’s is outlined from June 4 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS, through August 25 at Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, with more dates still rolling in. Stops include a June 18-19 run at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH; July 9 at Harrah’s in Kansas City, MO; and July 25 at Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville, MS. Festival gigs include a June 5 set at the BamaJam Festival in Enterprise, AL, a July 4 performance at Rothbury in Rothbury, MI, and July 11 at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY.
Matisyahu is taking full advantage of the summer touring season with 24 performances booked over the coming months. But of those dates, only four are currently listed as solo gigs. Fans who want to catch these select gigs should mark their calendars for May 30 at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, FL; June 11 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ; June 18 at Majestic Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA; and June 21 at Pozo Saloon in Pozo, CA. Most of Matisyahu’s summer will be spent opening for both Les Claypool and Umphrey’s McGee on select dates, in addition to all of his festival gigs.
Bob Weir & RatDog are hitting the road this summer after Weir completes his current tour with The Dead. Five solo late summer tour dates are currently confirmed, in addition to a few festival and supporting dates in July. The solo gigs are set for August 22 at Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR; August 30 at Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder, CO; August 31 at Denver Botanic Gardens Amphitheatre in Denver, CO; September 4 at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Day in San Diego, CA; and September 5 at Greek theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
Fountains of Wayne are going acoustic for a 10-city trek across the U.S., scheduled to kick off June 26 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ, and end July 12 at Centennial park in Munster, IN. Gigs along the way are penciled in for July 1 at the Boulton Center for the Performing Arts in Bay Shore, NY; July 2 at Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, NY; July 3 at Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA; July 5 at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY; July 7 at Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, MN; July 8 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI; July 10 at Park West in Chicago, IL; and July 11 at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, WI.
The Disco Biscuits have added two new concerts to their summer tour calendar. The new gigs both fall on June 3 at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, RI, and June 5 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. Tickets for the shows are available through a pre-sale beginning April 28. Public on-sales begin May 1 for both dates. The Disco Biscuits’ next show is tonight, April 24, at Madison Theater in Cincinnati, OH, followed by an April 25 concert at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Asheville, NC.