The summer of rock ‘n’ roll continues with new tour plans from Blink-182, Blondie and more in the daily tour recap for May 15,...

The summer of rock ‘n’ roll continues with new tour plans from Blink-182, Blondie and more in the daily tour recap for May 15, 2009.

A few months after announcing their comeback, Blink-182 has unveiled the details of their plan, which includes a nearly 50-city tour of North America with Fall Out Boy and Weezer. Another major tour has been cemented with announcements from Blondie and Pat Benatar about their month-long co-headline venture booked for late summer.

If that’s not enough to satiate your live music needs, folk rock supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash have expanded their summer touring plans by more than 20 dates since we last checked in with them. Sadly, the same cannot be said for Depeche Mode, which has been forced to cancel a block of dates in Europe as frontman David Gahan undergoes medical treatments.

Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Friday. Read on for a few more highlights from the day’s updates with our itineraries in brief, and be sure to check back with us next week for more of the latest industry news.


Brad Paisley is just a few weeks away from launching his 42-date tour of North America, which includes five recently confirmed dates. The new shows are lined up on June 14 at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, NH, and later in the summer on September 1 at Moncton Coliseum Complex in Moncton, NB; September 2 at Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, NS; September 3 at Harbour Station in St. John, NB; and September 11 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX. Paisley’s tour launches June 5 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC, and ends October 17 at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, FL.

Dillinger Escape Plan has announced plans for a brief tour of the U.S. and Canada this June. The one-month outing begins June 9 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY, and runs through June 21 at The Mod Club Theatre in Toronto, ON. The trek hugs the eastern seaboard for the most part, with stops on June 10 at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA; June 11 at Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC; June 12 at The Brewery in Raleigh, NC; June 14 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN; June 16 at Pike Room in Pontiac, MI; and June 18 at The Basement in Columbus, OH.

Erykah Badu, awaiting the release of her latest album, has scheduled a scattered tour of the U.S. this summer, in addition to a few international dates. Her nationing outing begins May 24 at the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival in Los Angeles, CA, and wraps September 10 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN. Other dates include a May 30 show at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ; June 4 at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego, CA; and August 8 at an undisclosed venue in Atlantic City, NJ.

Suzanne Vega will hit the road next month to start her summer tour of Europe, which runs from june 26 at Teatro Del Verme in Milan, Italy, through July 31 at B-1 Maximum in Moscow, Russia. Along the way, the singer and musician will stop for shows on July 5 at Passionskirche in Berlin, Germany; July 12 at Town Hall in Birmingham, England; and July 19 at Frederic R. Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Israel, among other dates. At the end of her run, Vega will perform at least one date for her faithful fans back in the states on August 21 at Solar Center in Taos, NM.