Tour reports are in from the current cast of So You Think You Can Dance and Kelly Clarkson for the daily tour recap on July 21, as compiled by TicketNews.
The top 10 contestants on Fox’s hit reality dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance” are taking a live production of the program on tour this fall. The 40-date outing includes stops from coast to coast across the U.S., as well as a single show in Canada. The tour’s launch will coincide with the premier of the show’s sixth season.
Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson continues on her post-American Idol career path. The former reality television contestant will support her fourth studio album with a fall tour of North America later this year. Finally, the George Wein’s Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, RI, is undergoing a last-minute lineup shift. The iconic event has swapped “At Last” icon Etta James for genre-bending chanteuse Chaka Khan after an illness sidelined the former singer and forced her to cancel a series of performances.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Tuesday, but there’s certainly more where that came from. Check below for some of the day’s other major tour updates in brief:
Hanson is going back out on the road this fall for a 30-date tour of the United States. The brotherly trio will be joined by Hellogoodbye for most dates on the trek except the opening and closing dates on Septembrer 28 at the Kern County Fair in Bakersfield, CA, and November 11 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Other performances along the way are slated for October 1 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO; October 11-12 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; October 15 at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY; October 27 at Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, TN; and November 7 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA.
Insane Clown Posse, or ICP, will return to the U.S. tour circuit with 15 shows booked through late 2009. The scattered itinerary begins September 17 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, and closes out December 8 at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY. Highlights for the rap-rock duo include a September 26 concert at Majestic Theatre in Ventura, CA, an October 5 gig at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK, an October 16 set at NorVa in Norfolk, VA, an October 24 performance at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI, and a November 29 session at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, OH.
Ani DiFranco is extending her 2009 tour plans through the fall for a new batch of dates with Righteous Babe labelmate Anais Mitchell. The singer-songwriter’s schedule opens with a performance on September 9 at the jam band vanity festival moe.down in Turin, NY, and continues through November 21 at Town Hall in New York, NY. DiFranco continues on the road with stops on September 20 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN; October 10 at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA; October 23 at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR; and November 20 at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, among other dates.
Darius Rucker is filling in his calendar with more headline concerts in 2009. Some of the musician’s updated gigs are set for October 15 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA; October 16 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA; October 23 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC; October 25 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, AB; October 26 at Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, AB; October 29 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA; October 30 at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR; October 31 at Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA; November 6 at Warner Theatre in Erie, PA; November 7 at Palace Theatre in Albany, NY; November 8 at Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA; and November 15 at Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, GA.
David Gray will spend some time in North America for a brief fall tour later this year. The 11-date trek starts October 23 at Wang Theatre in Boston, MA, and concludes November 9 at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The coast-to-coast outing also includes performances on October 24 at Wamu Theater in New York, NY; October 26 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; October 29 at Chicago Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL; November 1 at Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO; and November 4 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR, to name a few.
Family Force 5 will headline more than 20 autumn concerts in the U.S. this year. The newest dates on the itinerary pick up September 17 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL, and continue through October 17 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. Some of the group’s other performance dates include September 23 at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY; September 26 at The Rave Eagles Club in Milwaukee, WI; October 1 at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID; October 7 at Soma in San Diego, CA; and October 14 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Chairlift will headline more than 20 U.S. concerts later this year, from the opening date on September 5 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY, through October 4 at Manimal Festival in Pioneertown, CA. Highlights on the calendar include gigs on September 6 at First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA; September 11 at Emo’s in Austin, TX; September 17 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA; September 23 at Riviera Theatre and September 25 at Schubas Tavern, both in Chicago, IL; and September 30 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA. Before then, Chairlift has a few early August performances in the U.S., including the band’s August 1 appearance at All Points West in Jersey City, NJ.
Gossip will unleash its soul-rock stylings on the nation this fall with an October tour of the U.S. The Brit rockers will start on their way October 7 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and continue on through October 30 at Vino’s in Little Rock, AR. The trio will perform shows from coast to coast, including October 9 at Terminal 5 in New York, NY; October 11 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA; October 16 at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, IL; October 19 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO; October 23 at Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA; October 26 at Music Fox at Fonda in Los Angeles, CA; and October 29 at Emo’s in Austin, TX.
The Raveonettes will leave their native Denmark later this year for a fall tour of North America. The nearly 20-date venture kicks off October 14 at Webster Hall in New York, NY, and closes out November 15 at Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV. The duo’s other gig stops include sets on October 17 at Theatre of the Living arts in Philadelphia, PA; October 18 at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY; October 21 at Club Soda in Montreal, QC; November 5 at the Venue in Vancouver, BC; November 9 at Bimbo’s in San Francisco, CA; and November 13 at Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA, among other dates.