Today’s recap includes concert updates, tour announcements and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 30, 2009.
Deftones have lined up a block of summer festival dates in Europe with an album release on the horizon, though bassist Chi Cheng remains hospitalized following a November 2008 car accident. With a new record on the market, Yeah Yeah Yeahs have lined up a brief tour of the Midwest for late spring, with the possibility of more national dates later in the year. Meanwhile, Jason Aldean‘s summer schedule is packed with concerts ranging from fairs and festival gigs to supporting and solo shows.
In the day’s other news, the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater has confirmed its summer 2009 schedule and announced ticketing procedures for the first day of on-sales on May 2. Also in the Empire State, the long-running JVC Jazz Festival in New York City has been axed for the year, but jazz impresario George Wein could make up for it with a growing roster of concerts on the books.
Those are the complete reports for this Thursday, with more concert and ticket industry news to come tomorrow. Until then, read on for some of the day’s latest itinerary updates in brief:
Hey Monday, currently touring with Fall Out Boy, has announced plans for its first headlining tour this summer. The two-month outing begins June 10 at The Clubhouse in Phoenix, AZ, and ends July 24 at Java Jazz in Houston, TX. A total of 28 concerts are booked, including a June 11 show at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA, a June 20 gig at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE, a July 7 performance at Webster Underground in Hartford, CT, and a July 19 set at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Supporting acts are This Providence, Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline and The Bigger Lights.
Peter Frampton will hit the road this summer for a an 18-city tour of the U.S. The first scheduled performance is a July 17 appearance at Fun Fest in Kingsport, TN, with more shows following through September 20 at Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, CA. Frampton’s run will take him from coast-to-coast and includes a July 18 show at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion in Columbus, OH, an August 11 set at Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO, an August 27 concert at Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA, and a September 13 event at Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, CA, among other dates.
Gordon Lightfoot is stretching out his summer concert schedule with a handful of new shows across the U.S. to add to his previously confirmed itinerary. In all, Lightfoot will take the stage for nearly 30 performances from May 6 at Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA, through August 2 at Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA. Some of the newest shows penciled in for the run are May 10 at Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC; May 11 at Macon City Auditorium in Macon, GA; May 14 at Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA; July 28 at The Community Theatre at May Center for the Performing Arts in Morristown, NJ; and August 1 at Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion in Gilford, NH.
Cursive continues to leave its make on the U.S. with a new summer tour leg, to follow the current leg ending May 9 at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. The new 10-date run picks up June 13 at an unconfirmed venue in Denver, CO, and ends July 1 at Club Sound in Salt Lake City, UT. Cursive is also slated for performances on June 18 at Nutty’s in Sioux Falls, SD; June 20 at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company in Billings, MT; June 21 at The Other Side in Missoula, MT; June 22 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA; June 23-24 at Neumos in Seattle, WA; June 27 at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA; and June 28 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
People In Planes, fresh off a few dates with Toadies, have a month-long tour of the U.S. on the books for May, after which they’ll head back to their native UK for a summer tour. The national run picks up May 7 at Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and ends May 29 at Club Hell in Providence, RI. Eleven shows are booked in all, including a May 8 concert with Rehab at Headliners in Columbia, SC, a May 20 show at Cambridge Room at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH, and a May 24 performance at Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI.