Michael Jackson’s London concerts are in doubt, and No Doubt’s tickets are up for auction in the daily tour recap for May 12, 2009, as compiled by TicketNews.
Controversy surrounds Michael Jackson‘s scheduled 2009-2010 residency at the O2 Arena in London. Another promoter’s contract, complete with non-compete clause, could stand in the way of the performer and hundreds of thousands of his biggest fans.
Meanwhile, tickets for anti-scalper band No Doubt are being auctioned on eBay for thousands of dollars. The catch: No Doubt is the one selling the premium tickets. Finally, reunited mid-’90s boy band New Kids on the Block has pushed back the opening date for its summer concert schedule due to “production delays.” Five concerts have been cancelled and a couple others have been rearranged.
That’s it for TicketNews’ full reports for the day. Be sure to check back tomorrow for complete tour announcements from a number of major headliners, or read on to see which artists have new tour plans with our itineraries in brief:
Journey, along with new lead singer Arnel Pineda, will launch into its summer 2009 U.S. tour with more than a dozen extra dates. The band now has more than 30 shows scheduled in the States, including new stops on August 2 at Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheatre in Tucson, AZ; August 5 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK; August 20 at Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO; September 4 at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ; and a September 15 show at Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, VA, among other dates.
Billy Ray Cyrus is stepping out from under the shadow of his daughter’s increasing popularity to reclaim his own career with a new batch of U.S. concert dates in 2009. The elder Cyrus has more than 30 concerts coming up, including his next show on May 16 at Sea World in San Antonio, TX. His itinerary unfolds through October 18 in Niceville, FL, where a venue has not been confirmed, and includes a July 24 show at Casino Rama Entertainment Centre in Rama, ON, and a September 25 gig at Grand Casino Hinckley Event Center in Hinckley, MN, among other dates.
Hank Williams Jr. has slipped four new concert dates into his current tour itinerary, which stands at eleven dates. The newly confirmed gigs land on May 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT; July 4 at Cox Street Parking Lot in Lexington, KY; July 17 at Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, SC; and July 18 at BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, MS. The musician’s concert schedule continues May 23 at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD, and is booked through a September 6 set at Canfield Fair in Canfield, OH.
The Academy Is… has laid the groundwork for a brief summer 2009 tour. The quick outing has a total of eight dates confirmed so far, mainly visiting amusement parks within the national Six Flags chain. The trek begins July 21 at the Six Flags in Jackson, NJ, and ends July 31 at the Six Flags in Gurnee, IL. The tour also features Gym Class Heroes, Boys Like Girls, The Veronica, and Never Shout Never.
Lauryn Hill has been out of the limelight for years, but could be staging a comeback with a handful of summer concerts. All the dates on Hill’s itinerary are set for Europe, including three festival appearances: July 9 at Les Ardentes Festival in Liege, Belgium; July 11 at Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreuz, Switzerland; and July 18 at Stockholm Jazz Festival in Stockholm, Sweden. A solo date has also appeared on her calendar for June 27 at B-1 Maximum in Moscow, Russia.
Mudhoney, a remnant of Seattle’s grunge heyday, has new tour dates booked this fall, primarily in Europe. The band’s plans pick up September 18 at Dante’s in Portland, OR, but quickly jump overseas for an October 9 tour opener at Studio 24 in Edinburgh, Scotland. The month-long trek continues through October 24 at Gaswerk in Winterthur, Switzerland. Mudhoney’s next performance is scheduled for May 15 at the Nelsonville Music Festival in Nelsonville, OH.