James Taylor’s one-month trek and Chickenfoot’s westward expansion are the top stories in the daily tour recap for June 18, as compiled by TicketNews....

James Taylor’s one-month trek and Chickenfoot’s westward expansion are the top stories in the daily tour recap for June 18, as compiled by TicketNews.

Celebrated singer-songwriter James Taylor has announced plans for his one-month Down Home Tour, which will hit U.S. cities this September. Meanwhile, silly named supergroup Chickenfoot is pushing its summer 2009 tour over to the West Coast thanks to eight new shows on the itinerary.

Indie rock heroes Modest Mouse is touring the U.S. and Canada later this summer, and the first public onsales begin June 19. Revived ’90s boy band New Kids on the Block has been forced to cancel its Australian tour due to a weak world economy. And, finally, the memory of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s famous Bed-in For Peace lives on in a new exhibition at the Museum at Bethel Woods through September 7.


Those are the complete reports for this Thursday. Be sure to surf back to TicketNews tomorrow for more full updates, but for now you can read a few of the day’s other concert and tour highlights in brief:

Dave Matthews Band is supplementing its summer 2009 tour itinerary with a couple new dates on the West Coast. The perennial touring favorites have confirmed plans for a two-night stand on September 9-10 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The shows fall near the end of DMB’s schedule, which officially closes a few weeks later on October 3 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX. The jam band’s next shows are set for June 19-20 at Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA.

Tony Bennett, the iconic crooner, has 40 shows booked through this year and into the early months of 2010. His next performance is July 2 at Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, with North American and international dates penciled in through December 5 at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD, so far. Next year’s calendar picks up January 1 at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL, and already includes a handful of concerts through a Valentine’s Day appearance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

Motörhead has announced a new tour of the U.S. and Canada, with main support supplied courtesy of Reverend Horton Heat. The trek begins August 28 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, and has dates confirmed through September 20 at Stubb’s Bar-B-Q in Austin, TX, though more are expected to come later in the fall. Highlights of the band’s current itinerary include an August 30 concert at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, a September 3 event at Metropolis in Montreal, QC, a September 6 gig at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, a September 9 show at the Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY, and a September 19 set at the Palladium in Dallas, TX.

Son Volt will be touring North America through July with Cowboy Junkies, followed a new round of September concerts. The month-long run picks up September 10 at Exit/In in Nashville, TN, and concludes September 27 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. Other stops along the way include a September 13 show at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC, a September 17 performance at the Fillmore in New York, NY, a September 21 gig at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT, and a September 25 concert at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL.

Los Campesinos! will hit a few of the major U.S. music festivals later this summer during their new 19-date U.S. tour. The trek picks up August 4 at Webster Hall in New York, NY, and closes out at the end of the month with an appearance at San Diego Street Scene in San Diego, CA. In addition to performances at Lollapalooza (August 8) and Outside Lands (August 28), the indie rockers will also hit the stage on August 5 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; August 14 at Emo’s in Austin, TX; August 21 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; and August 25 at Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV.

Flogging Molly’s summer calendar is monopolized by this year’s Vans Warped Tour trail, but the Celtic-influenced punk rockers also have plans for an early fall tour of the United States. A dozen dates are currently scheduled down the West Coast, from September 10 at Rasisson Hotel in Sacramento, CA, through October 3 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX. Other concerts for the venture include a September 11 show at Fox Theater in Oakland, CA, a September 15 gig at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR, a September 21 concert at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA, and a September 26 performance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO.

They Might Be Giants are filling in their fall calendars with U.S. performance dates. Several venues will host TMBG for a regular set, as well as a “family show” of the duo’s new kid-geared material — sometimes on the same day, and sometimes over a period of two days. These double-headers include shows on October 2-3 at The Egg in Albany, NY; October 4 at the American Museum of Natural History; October 10 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL; October 15 at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH; and November 14 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Meat Puppets will be on the road out West in September for a 10-date U.S. tour. The run begins September 16 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ, and continues through September 26 at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO. Stops include a September 17 performance at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA, a September 19 concert at Slim’s in San Francisco, CA, a September 22 event at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR, and a September 24 performance at Grizzly Rose in Boise, ID, among other dates.

Black Francis, better known as former Pixies frontman Frank Black, has at least a dozen North American concerts booked over the summer. The rocker hits the road July 6 at the Starlite Room in Edmonton, AB, and continues on his way through August 4 at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR. Black is also penciled in for dates on July 7 at Grand Theatre in Calgary, AB; July 11 at High Noon Saloon in Madison, WI; July 20 at Wellfleet Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA; July 29 at The Walnut Room in Denver, CO; and August 2 at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA.

Last Updated on June 19, 2009 by By Allison Reitz