Show announcements from Paul McCartney and Taylor Swift are big news in the daily tour recap for June 19, as compiled by TicketNews.
Country music’s golden girl Taylor Swift will make her international concert debut with a single show booked for London’s Wembley Arena this fall. While the “Fearless” starlet is plotting her reverse-British Invasion, living legend Paul McCartney has added one more U.S. concert to his summer 2009 schedule, booking this one-day event for FedExField near Washington, DC.
In addition to the great Sir Paul, two more international acts are also landing locally this year. The men and lads of Celtic Thunder are returning to the U.S. this fall to complete their third national tour leg since they made their North American concert debut in fall 2008. With a couple more decades of experience under their belts than the Celtic quintet, ’80s electropop duo Pet Shop Boys will hit North American shores later this summer for nearly 20 concerts.
Those are the complete reports for this Friday. Happy Father’s Day on Sunday to those of you who are partaking in those festivities. And for everyone, regardless of your weekend plans, here are just a few of the day’s other concert and tour highlights in brief:
Heart is currently on the road, with a hefty 40-plus performances scheduled. That concert count has been supplemented with a handful of new U.S. dates, separate from Heart’s co-headline dates with Journey. Shows have been set for July 6 at Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX; September 4 at Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park in Cary, NC; September 25 at Edgefield Inn in Troutdale, OR; and October 25 at Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson, AZ, which also stands as the last date on the rock group’s current itinerary.
Paul Potts’s previously announced U.S. concerts are now part of a larger North American tour. The pop-opera singer’s 11-date run of the U.S. will be prefaced by six shows across Canada and Mexico, beginning June 25 at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC, and continuing through July 3 at Auditorio Luis Elizondo in Monterrey, MEX. Pott’s U.S. dates follow, from July 6 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX, through July 21 at Warner Theatre in Washington, DC.
Sonny Landreth will hit the road next week for a June 26 performance at the Blues, Brews and BBQ event in Urbana, IL, followed by a scattered 2009-2010 tour itinerary. More than 40 shows are on the itinerary, which will keep Landreth out this year at least through October 30 at Pierce Auditorium in Gainesville, GA. The itinerary picks up again in late February, continuing through April 17 at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in Frederick, MD, though not all the venues for next year have been announced yet.