Summer itineraries for Chris Isaak and Steve Earle are just some of the news items compiled by TicketNews for the daily tour recap on May 26, 2009.
Rock musician and actor Chris Isaak has announced plans for a full summer tour, which will kick off July 10 at Harrah’s in Council Bluffs, IA, and visit more than 30 additional cities across North America. Audiophiles won’t have to wait as long for Steve Earle‘s summer tour, which launches later this week on May 28 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH.
In the day’s other news, the music community is mourning the loss of ex-Wilco member and multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett who died on May 24 at the age of 45. Health problems continue to plague Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan, leading to more cancellations in Europe. But some good news comes from the West Coast, where the West Beach Music & Arts Festival has been scheduled for a third year of rock, reggae and jam music blends.
Those are the complete stories for this Tuesday. You can check back tomorrow for more concert and ticketing industry news, or if that’s too long a wait, read on for more itinerary updates in brief:
Jimmy Buffett is less than a month away from launching into his Summerscool 2009 Tour, complete with a few new stops. New international shows have been inked for June 5 at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London, England, and September 26 at La Cigale in Paris, France. New national concerts come later in the year on November 14 at Amway Arena in Orlando, FL, and November 17 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA. Buffett’s summer tour has dates scattered from June 18 through October 15. The performer’s fall run has dates ranging from November 14 through November 24, currently.
Ricky Gervais, the English comedian known for his television programs “The Office” and “Extras,” has lined up a 30-gig stand-up run of the United Kingdom. The “Science” tour has a single date booked for August 24 at Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow, Scotland, after which more dates pick up October 6-8 at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth, England, and continue through December 14-16 at The Brighton Centre in Brighton, England. Most dates of the fall run are multi-night engagements, including a November 11-13 run at the Apollo in Manchester, England, and a November 25-27 stand at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.
Boys Like Girls will embark on a new 20-city summer solo tour from June 19 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, through July 15 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON. Scheduled stops on the trek include June 24 at Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; June 30 at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, CA; July 5 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA; and July 11 at Station 4 in St. Paul, MS, among other concert dates.
Maxwell is ready to tour this summer to promote his latest studio release. The R&B singer has plans for a 25-city summer trek, scheduled to begin June 17 at DeVos Performance Hall in Grand Rapids, MI, and close July 31 at James L. Knight Center in Miami, FL. Stops along the way include a June 20 concert at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI, a June 26 gig at Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, NV, a July 2 show at Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, TX, a July 12 set at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and a July 24 session at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ.
Michael Bolton has concert plans all around the world this summer, but the crooner will take time out for a nine-date North American tour leg. The trek launches July 23-24 at The Colosseum at Caesars in Windsor, ON, and wraps August 22 at Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK. Other dates are July 28 at Honeywell Center in Wabash, IN; July 30 at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI; August 1 at Ferro Pavilion in Williams Bay, WI; August 2 at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, IA; August 14 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS; and August 20 at Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek, CO.
3OH3! will follow its summer run on the Vans Warped Tour with a block of Australian tour dates. The six-date jaunt is set for October 12 at Fowlers Live in Adelaide, October 14-15 at The Hi-Fi in Brisbane, October 16 at Metro Theatre in Sydney and October 17-18 at The Hi-Fi in Melbourne. The band’s run on the Warped Tour begins June 26 at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, and ends August 23 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Before joining the touring lifestyle festival 3OH!3 will make the sounds of several early summer radio station-hosted concerts.