Rock supergroup Chickenfoot is pushing the boundaries of its North American summer tour further west. Most dates on the original tour itinerary were booked along the East Coast, but the tour has been extended by eight dates to include shows from the Southwest to the West Coast.
The current North American schedule includes 28 cities over a period of eight weeks. The new round of dates picks up September 12 at the Rock Jam festival in Grand Rapids, CO, and continues through September 26 at the Open Sky Theater at Harrah’s in Valley Center, CA.
Presales for the new September dates are set to begin on June 24. Public onsales begin on June 22 in Lake Tahoe and Phoenix; June 26 in Corpus Christi; June 27 in Tulsa, Houston, Grand Prairie and Valley Center; and June 28 in Berkeley. Tickets for all previously announced tour dates are already on sale.
Comprised of veteran rockers Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Anthony Michaels and Chad Smith, Chickenfoot has seen steady ticket sales for its inaugural tour plans so far this year. However, considering its members individual achievments, the band has also booked itself into fairly small venues.
“If we have a choice of arenas or [multiple shows] in the theater, we’ll take the theater,” Satriani said to Billboard about the band’s booking choices. “It seems like an important thing to do, otherwise we look like your typical supergroup, where famous people get together and play the biggest venues and then get out of town, and we don’t like that approach. So since no one’s really in it for the money, we don’t have to sort of do that smash-and-grab mentality.”
Chickenfoot, touring behind its self-titled debut, has already completed the nine-date Road test tour, which was booked into small clubs and quickly sold out. The full-length summer 2009 tour launches in North America on August 2 at Citadel Hill in Halifax, NS.
(Dates are subject to change.)
|August 2||Halifax, NS||Citadel Hill|
|August 4||Toronto, ON||Sound Academy|
|August 5||West Homestead, PA||Riverplex Amphitheatre At Sandcastle|
|August 7||Chicago, IL||Chicago Theatre|
|August 8||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore Detroit|
|August 10||Saint Paul, MN||Myth|
|August 11||Kansas City, MO||Uptown Theater|
|August 13||Comstock Park, MI||Fifth-Third Ballpark|
|August 15||Cleveland, OH||Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame|
|August 17||New York, NY||Beacon Theatre|
|August 18||Albany, NY||Palace Theatre|
|August 20||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|August 22||Atlantic City, NJ||Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa / Music Box|
|August 23||Hampton Beach, NH||Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom|
|August 24||Boston, MA||Bank Of America Pavilion|
|August 26||Portsmouth, VA||Ntelos Wireless Pavilion|
|August 27||Charlotte, NC||Uptown Amphitheatre At The Music Factory|
|August 29||North Myrtle Beach, SC||House Of Blues|
|August 30||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|September 5||Stateline, NV||Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena|
|September 12||Grand Junction, CO||Rock Jam Festival|
|September 14||Tulsa, OK||Brady Theater|
|September 16||Houston, TX||Verizon Wireless Theater|
|September 17||Corpus Christi, TX||Concrete Street Pavilion|
|September 21||Grand Prairie, TX||Nokia Theatre|
|September 23||Phoenix, AZ||Dodge Theatre|
|September 25||Berkeley, CA||Greek Theatre|
|September 26||Valley Center, CA||Open Sky Theater|