Michael Jackson’s concert-threatening lawsuit and Miley Cyrus’s VIP ticket sales are under the microscope in the daily tour recap for June 12, as compiled by TicketNews.
True to its word, New Jersey concert promoter AllGood Entertainment has filed a lawsuit against Michael Jackson, his manager Frank Dileo and the London residency promoter AEG Live. The complaint calls for a permanent injunction against the performer’s upcoming 50-show extravaganza, as well as a minimum of $20 million in compensation and another $20 million minimum for punitive damages.
For ticket buyers with young Miley Cyrus fans in their life, an option has emerged that allows a buyer to transfer ticket ownership to a specifically named “attendee,” an option not available with the tour’s standard paperless ticket purchases. … After his embarrassing run-in with a descending stage prop on the recent Tony Awards, Poison frontman Bret Michaels was forced to postpone a single concert so he could undergo a close medical evaluation. … Finally, the Discovery Times Square Exposition will give New York City’s residents and sightseers a glimpse at history when it opens its “Titanic” and “Lucy’s Legacy” exhibits later this month.
Those are the complete reports for this Friday. Before you turn your calendar to the weekend, read on for more concert and tour updates in brief. You never know what could fit into your schedule…
Chickenfoot has revealed a handful of additional dates for its summer 2009 tour. The group’s original 20-date tour plans for the U.S. and Canada have been bumped out by six dates with new stops set for September 12 at Rock Jam in Grand Junction, CO; September 14 at Brady Theater in Tulsa, OK; September 16 at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX; September 17 at Concrete Street Amphitheater in Corpus Christi, TX; September 21 at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX; and September 23 at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. The outing begins in Canada on August 2 at Citadel Hill in Halifax, NS.
Rusted Root will complete about a dozen solo concerts in the U.S. over the next month in addition to a mix of festivals and supporting shows. The band’s next gig is June 12 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and its itinerary continues through eight dates of the Sound Czech summer tour, ending on October 24 at 2nd Street District in Austin, TX. Rusted Root’s regular concert appearances include a July 11 show at Telluride Town Park in Telluride, CO, a July 18 performance at Sheffield Garden in Chicago, IL, a July 26 gig at Beaumont Club in Kansas City, MO, and a July 28 show at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI, among other dates.
De La Soul, the veteran hip-hop trio, have set up a 15-city summer tour across the U.S. and Canada this summer. The outing begins July 23 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, and closes on August 30 at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO. The group will hit cities from coast to coast, including stops on July 31 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX; August 7 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA; August 19 at Showcase Live in Foxborough, MA; August 23 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON; and August 26 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
The Airborne Toxic Event has announced an itinerary for its fall tour of North America. The 27-date trek begins September 17 at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA, and wraps up on November 2 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Along the way, the group will stop for performances on September 24 at Boulder Theater in Boulder, CO; October 1 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX; October 7 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA; October 15 at Webster Hall in New York, NY; October 18 at La Tulipe in Montreal, QC; October 28 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC; and October 31 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR.