Michael Jackson’s memorial service and Van Morrison’s summer concerts are just part of the daily tour recap for July 6, as compiled by TicketNews.
More than 1.6 million fans entered a random lottery over the weekend to receive free tickets to Michael Jackson’s memorial service, but only 17,500 tickets were doled out. Some ticketholders are hoping that the high demand for and limited supply of service passes will result in a big pay day online as they try to sell their extra tickets.
In the day’s other iconic artist news, Van Morrison has lined up some extra “Astral Weeks” concerts for the Northeast U.S. this summer. Three recent Aerosmith concerts were postponed after Steven Tyler sustained an injury, though an official announcement has not been made and rescheduled dates are to be announced. Also, classic duo Loggins & Messina will fill most of the fall months with an extensive North American tour.
In festival news, the Jazz Festival 55 lineup continues to grow with the recent addition of Jane Monheit and the James Carter Organ Trio. Meanwhile, the 15th annual Essence Music Festival drew its largest ever crowds over the holiday weekend, nearly doubling last year’s draw.
Those are the complete reports for this Monday. Read on for just a few more concert updates in brief:
Jason Mraz has added more fall dates to his upcoming Gratitude Café Tour, set to begin July 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. The new round of dates extends the trek through the fall, picking up on September 14 at Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX, and continuing through October 10 at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Other U.S. performance dates include a September 19 show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, and a September 27 concert at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, OR. Three Canadian dates are booked for September 30 at Pontiac Theatre in Vancouver, BC; October 2 at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, AB; and October 3 at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton, AB.
Kottonmouth Kings will be launching their summer tour of the U.S. at the end of this month. The 15-show outing runs from July 29 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA, through August 15 at The Great Saltair in Magna, UT. Other performances include July 30 at The New Oasis in Sparks, NV; August 3 at the Knitting Factory in Boise, ID; August 10 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; and August 14 at Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CA.
The Bouncing Souls will bounce across Canada after finishing a summer stint on the Vans Warped Tour and a round of European dates in August and September. The 11-date trek of the provinces begins September 23 at Les Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, QC, and ends October 6 at Sugar Nightclub in Victoria, BC. The itinerary also includes concerts on September 26 at Call the Office in Londond, ON; September 27 at Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto, ON; and October 2 at The Starlite Room in Edmonton, AB.