The latest road plans from R. Kelly and The Bravery are just part of the scoop in the daily tour recap for August 21, as compiled by TicketNews.
R&B bad boy R. Kelly has announced details for his upcoming Ladies Make Some Noise! Tour. Or maybe “details” is too strong a word. Dates and cities have been revealed on the 36-market itinerary, but most venues remain veiled, even as public onsales are scheduled to start tomorrow, August 22.
The Bravery has a similar length venture coming up this fall, as well, but there are no surprises on this itinerary. Clubs and theaters comprise the venue listing for dates that stretch from October 1 through November 11. While fans may never get to see Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” concerts on stage in London, the production is the subject of a similarly titled documentary that is being released for two weeks, beginning October 28. Ticket sales for the limited-engagement movie begin September 27 in most cities.
Those are the top concert and tour reports for the day. Before officially jumping into the weekend, catch up on some of the other latest itinerary updates, outlined in brief below:
Basement Jaxx will showcase their new album “Scars” in the U.S. and Canada this fall with a very brief DJ set tour. The six-date venture begins on the West Coast with shows on October 30 at Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA, and October 31 at the HAR Haunted Mansion in Los Angeles, CA. From there, the duo will head east for some final gigs on November 3 at Century Room in Toronto, ON; November 6 at Congress Theater in Chicago, IL; and November 7 at Santos Party House in New York, NY.
Electric Six hasn’t had its fill of touring this year. The band evidently has plans for a 35-date U.S. tour, according to industry source Pollstar. The late fall trek kicks off October 15 at Penny Arcade in Rochester, NY, and concludes November 25 at Small Planet in East Lansing, MI. Concerts are also slated for October 16 at Hiro Ballroom at Maritime Hotel in New York, NY; October 26 at The Earl in Atlanta, GA; November 10 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA; and November 17 at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT.
Michael Bolton is still crooning his way through U.S. concert venues. His remaining 2009 itinerary includes just under ten performances. The calendar picks up with a show on August 22 at Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK, and continues through October 9-10 at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. Some of the other scheduled performances are inked for October 2-3 at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, ON, and October 7 at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. A few UK dates currently close out the year for Bolton, whose calendar ends with November 2-3 concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, ENG.
Gladys Knight is heading across the pond this fall for a brief tour of the UK. The singer has just eight dates lined up for her outing, which begins October 6 at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, ENG, and ends October 20 at Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre in Aberdeen, SCO. Also on the itinerary are shows on October 8-9 at Wembley Arena in London, ENG, and October 17 at Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, WAL. Prior to the UK run, Knight has two shows booked for September 25-26 at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA.
Butthole Surfers will be on the road this fall with a new headlining tour lined up from September 24 at the House of Blues in Houston, TX, through October 31 at Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX. More than 30 concerts are penciled in for the band, who will also be making stops on September 30 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA; October 2 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON; October 10 at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT; and October 20 at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX, among other dates.
Richard Buckner’s late fall road plans have expanded ever-so-slightly with the addition of some new U.S. concerts. The singer-songwriter has new gigs on September 20 at Huckleberry’s Pizza Parlor in Rock Island, IL; September 28 at Village Tavern in Mount Pleasant, SC; and October 1 at The Garage in Winston-Salem, NC. Buckner also has a new end-date for his run on October 3 at Fanjoy-Labrenz Gallery in Hickory, NC. The tour begins September 15 at The Bishop in Bloomington, IN.
Dear and the Headlights have tacked some additions to the end of their late fall tour itinerary for the U.S. The jaunt, which begins September 9 at Martini Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ, now contains 30 dates in full and is booked through November 20 at Neurolux in Boise, ID. Some of the newer bookings are September 26 at The Knight Club in Alfred, NY; October 1 at Exit/In in Nashville, TN; November 11 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA; November 14 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA; and November 19 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA.