Paul McCartney’s final U.S. concerts for 2009 and Maxwell’s triumphant return to music are part of the daily tour recap for July 10, as compiled by TicketNews.
The iconic Paul McCartney has unveiled the last of his 2009 concert plans for the States, according to an update on his Web site. Neo-soul crooner Maxwell is just getting started, though, as he prepares for his latest round of tour dates to start next week. New tour announcements are also flowing in from Secondhand Serenade‘s John Vesely, who will be on the road for much of the fall.
Finally, in some festival news, jazz impresario George Wein has found a corporate sponsor for his Newport and New York City jazz festivals. The company is also sponsoring a number of other national and international jazz fests. Meanwhile, plans are already in motion for the 2010 BamaJam Music & Arts Festival, which will be headlined by Kenny Chesney. The 2009 festival took place in early June.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Friday. Many other artists made pre-weekend updates to their 2009 itineraries, though. Read on for highlights on some of the best in brief:
Deadmau5 has a lengthy North American tour lined up for the last months of 2009. The outing kicks off September 2 at Belly Up in Aspen, CO, and concludes November 24 at The Roxy in Boston, MA. Other performances for the electro house producer are slated for September 5 at Electric Zoo New York in New York, NY; September 25 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC; September 30 at Flames Central in Calgary, AB; October 28 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR; November 4 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO; and November 17 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. In all, Deadmau5 has more than 30 concerts booked across the United States and Canada for the fall months.
Sondre Lerche, a singer-songwriter out of Norway, will hit North America in September for a one-month tour. The young musician’s schedule begins September 5 at world Café Live in Philadelphia, PA, and concludes September 30 at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC. About 20 shows are inked onto the calendar, including a September 8 gig at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY, a September 13 concert at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA, a September 19 gig at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL, and a September 27 performance at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, CA.
School of Seven Bells has announced a nearly 20-date tour of the U.S. and Canada for fall. The venture launches September 25 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA, and ends October 23 at Webster Hall in New York, NY. Highlights on the performance schedule are shows on September 26 at Ottobar in Baltimore, MD; October 1 at Emo’s in Austin, TX; October 2 at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX; October 9 at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver, BC; October 14 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL; and October 17 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.
White Rabbits have confirmed a new brief U.S. tour schedule. The 11-date itinerary kicks off August 1 at All Points West in Jersey City, NJ, and continues through the end of the month with an August 26 gig at Fry’s Spring Beach Club in Charlottesville, VA. Along the way, the six-piece band will pull over for sets on August 16 at The National in Richmond, VA; August 19 at The Mercy Lounge in Nashville, TN; August 20 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA; and August 25 at Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. The White Rabbits are also scheduled to perform an August 22 show with The Walkmen at Union Green in Tallahassee, FL.
Rick Springfield has some new dates popping up on the latter portion of his 2009 concert schedule. New fall shows are on the books for October 1 at California Theatre of Performing Arts in San Bernardino, CA; October 14 at Mile One Centre in St. John’s NL; October 16 at Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI, and November 7 at Paramount Center for the Arts, among other dates. Springfield’s full calendar stands at 40 dates for the year, picking up with his show tonight (July 10) at Lucky Star Casino in Concho, OK, and continuing through December 4 at Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin, IL.
Justin Townes Earle, son of musician Steve Earle, will take his brand of Americana music to Australia and New Zealand for about a dozen fall 2009 concerts. His trek Down Under launches September 27 with a performance at the Wave Rock Weekender festival in Hyden, AUS. His itinerary includes dates on October 2-3 at Thornbury Theatre in Thombury, AUS; October 8 at Annandale in Sydney, AUS; and October 9 at The Zoo in Brisbane, AUS. The trek concludes with two dates in New Zealand on October 10 at Bar Bodega in Wellington and October 11 at Kings Arms in Auckland.
The Honorary Title will be pounding the pavement this summer for a 32-date tour of the U.S. The band’s schedule begins August 19 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY, and completes the circuit on October 6 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ. Other stops on the coast-to-coast run are slated for August 27 at New Brookland Tavern in Columbia, SC; September 5 at The Marquee in Tulsa, OK; September 13 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA; and September 26 at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL.