Lil Wayne’s latest tour launch and delays for Elton John & Billy Joel top the reports in the July 27 daily tour recap, as compiled by TicketNews.
Chart-topping rapper Lil Wayne launches his latest North American tour, the America’s Most Wanted Music Festival, today. It was first announced with just 22 dates, but ten more shows in the Midwest and along the East Coast have been added in late summer. Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and Drake are also on the trek’s bill.
Two concerts on Elton John & Billy Joel‘s Face2Face tour have been postponed after Joel came down with a flu-like illness. New tour plans have been announced for the Monsters of Folk, a collaboration among Conor Oberst, Jim James, M. Ward and Mike Mogis. Finally, some of music’s biggest stars will gather in New York City this fall for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame‘s 25th anniversary concerts on October 29 and 30 at Madison Square Garden.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Monday. Other artists have updated their itineraries throughout the day, though; read on for the highlights of those updates in brief:
The Decemberists will take some time off after finishing their current summer tour before launching into a new U.S. tour this fall. Fourteen shows have been confirmed so far, from September 20 at Flynn center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT, through October 18 at Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco, CA. The itinerary also includes shows on September 23 at NorVa in Norfolk, VA; September 27 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN; October 2 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX; and October 7 at an unannounced venue in Columbia, MO.
Ben Folds has added to his plans for a quick fall tour of the U.S. The one-month venture will begin and end with previously announced shows on September 14 at Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC, and October 31 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. More than 10 other dates are also on the calendar, including shows on September 30 at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX; October 7 at The Egg in Albany, NY; and October 20 at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, WA.
Keller Williams has announced plans for a 30-date fall tour, which he’ll begin after finishing up the remains of his summer schedule. The trek kicks off September 17 at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT, and ends November 23 at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, CA. Highlights of the two-month itinerary include stops on October 16 at Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI; October 17 at Park West in Chicago, IL; October 22 at Varisty Theater in Minneapolis, MN; November 12 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA; and November 17-18 at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz, CA, among other dates.
Yonder Mountain String Band has new plans for another fall tour leg, complete with 16 new concert dates. The leg, which is currently the band’s final one for 2009, begins October 6 at Mr. Small’s Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, and concludes October 29 at Sokol Auditorium in Omaha, NE. The stretch of dates includes a couple two-night stands on October 14-15 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT, and October 23-24 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. The String Band also has shows on October 10 at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, MD, and October 17 at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, NY, among other dates.
The Tragically Hip will follow their lengthy Canadian tour plans with a 13-city tour of the U.S. The stateside run opens October 15 at The Egg in Albany, NY, and wraps up November 7 at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, NY. Other stops along the way are set for October 19 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; October 23 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX; October 30 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV; and November 1 at Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. The Canadian tour picks up August 1 at Waterfront in North Bay, ON, and concludes with a three-show run on September 30 and October 2-3 at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, ON.
Colbie Caillat will get back on the road this fall with more than 20 concerts in the U.S. and Canada. The songstress takes the stage from September 17 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA, through October 23 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX. She will also perform on September 25 at Empire Events Center in Sacramento, CA; September 29 at Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, BC; October 7 at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL; October 11 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC; October 16 at Roseland Ballroom in New York, NY; and October 22 at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX.