Pixies’ stateside touring plans and Tom Jones’ postponements are in the mix for the daily tour recap on July 28, as compiled by TicketNews.
Just a few weeks after announcing plans to stage full-album performances of “Doolittle” across Europe, Pixies have confirmed a similar U.S tour. During the 14-date trek, the alt-rock mavens will visit nine cities across the country, with public onsale dates staggered from venue to venue.
Crooner Tom Jones has been forced to postpone seven concerts and cancel three due to vocal strain as a result of illness. Two of the cancelled performances were in Canada, while the third was a sold-out show in New York City. Meanwhile, Steely Dan has added jazz guitarist Larry Carlton to the band for select performances on its current Rent Party ’09 Tour.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for the day. However, many other itinerary updates have come in, with some of the highlights outlined in brief below:
The Mars Volta will follow its stint at the Outside Lands Festival with a September tour of the U.S. Announced today, the dates run from the band’s August 29 festival gig at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, through September 19 at San Antonio Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, TX. Dates in between are filled with stops on August 30 and September 1 at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA; September 4 at Soma in San Diego, CA; September 10 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN; and September 16 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX.
Franz Ferdinand joins Green Day on the road in a couple weeks, but that supporting gig isn’t the only thing on the books for the Scottish band. The rockers have announced some new concert dates for the U.S. and Canada, slated for late summer. The Green Day stint runs from August 8 at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, through August 25 at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. Franz Ferdinand’s new dates follow from August 27 at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA, through September 7 at Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle, WA, with five of the confirmed eight shows set for Canada.
Sonic Youth has confirmed a new block of West Coast show dates for this fall. The trek currently stands at seven dates, beginning September 25 at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA, and ending October 4 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX. The other confirmed dates are September 26 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA; September 28 at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA; September 29 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA; and October 1 at The Marquee in Tempe, AZ.
All Time Low is booked for the summer thanks to its involvement in the Vans Warped Tour, but the band also has plans for a fall headline tour of its own. The venture is mostly booked from October 15 at Webster Theater in Hartford, CT, through November 4 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ, though one later concert is also on the books for December 3 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, and could indicate another leg of dates to come. In the meantime, confirmed shows include October 18 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; October 22 at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC; and October 26 at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg, FL.
Kansas is a regular fixture on the road and has more U.S. concerts booked for 2009. The classic crew’s next stateside concert is July 31 at DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, LA, with more dates lined up through mid-September. More U.S. dates are scheduled around some South American shows at the end of September and gigs in Germany in October. Highlights of the band’s late 2009 shows include performances on October 4 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, KS; October 17 at Patriots Theater in Trenton, NJ; November 7 at First Tennessee Pavilion in Chattanooga, TN; and December 4 at Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet, IL.