More Michael Jackson updates and Daughtry’s tour plans are in the mix for the daily tour recap on July 2, as compiled by TicketNews.
The King of Pop is still dominating entertainment headlines — both in terms of his final days and what comes next for his former promoter and fans. AEG Live president Randy Phillips gave an interview in London about potential Michael Jackson tribute concert plans. Meanwhile, the public is getting a closer look at the performer’s last days in the form of concert rehearsal videos, taken just days before Jackson’s death.
In other concert and tour news, Daughtry has announced plans for a brief August tour that will showcase new music from the former American Idol and his band in an intimate club setting. The reformed Alice in Chains also has a one-month venture set up for September to promote its first studio album in about 14 years. Finally, the Black Eyed Peas will perform in Australia and New Zealand for the first time in about four years this October.
Those are the complete reports for the final recap before the July Fourth holiday weekend. Tune back in to TicketNews bright and early on Monday morning for more news, or read on for a few final concert updates in brief:
Van Morrison is changing it up this summer, as he shifts away from his “Astral Weeks” performances for four regular U.S. concert appearances. The late summer dates are currently in line for August 4 at Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, MA; August 6-7 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC, and August 8 at Caesars in Atlantic City, NJ.
Lee Ann Womack has added a few additional concerts to her fall 2009 itinerary. The country songstress has new dates inked on September 19 with Neal McCoy at Rillito Racetrack in Tucson, AZ; October 9 at the National Shrimp Festival in Gulf Shores, AL; and October 10 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. Her next performance is coming up on July 11 at Whiskey Tango in Grain Valley, MO.
The Cave Singers have announced a run of about 14 fall concerts with band Lightning Dust. That outing runs from September 12 at Schubas Tavern in Chicago, IL, through October 6 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. Other stops include September 14 at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON; September 19 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY; September 29 at Modified in Phoenix, AZ; and October 1 at Echo in Los Angeles, CA.
Band of Heathens has a steady touring schedule set for the coming summer months through the fall. More than 40 performances are on the books for the band, including about a dozen new concerts. Some of the new shows are in line for July 28 at Blue Lamp in Sacramento, CA; August 8 at Old Pearl Street in Denver, CO; September 4 at Hog Creek Icehouse in Waco, TX; October 18 at Clubhouse Concerts in Fort Worth, TX; and December 19 at Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX.