Van Morrison’s latest plans for “Astral Weeks” and Lil Wayne’s recent cancellations are at the top of the daily tour recap for August 18, as compiled by TicketNews.
Iconic Irish musician and songwriter Van Morrison will continue celebrating his 1968 masterpiece “Astral Weeks” with live performances. His new itinerary includes stops in eight North American cities for early fall.
Rap bad-boy Lil Wayne cancelled two concerts in Canada this week, but the exact reason leading to the axed dates is unclear. Also north of the border, the upcoming Virign Festival in the province of Ontario has switched venues and cities due to slow ticket sales. Festival promoters hope downtown Toronto will be a better sell than camping-friendly Oro.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Tuesday. For more highlights of the day’s itinerary updates, read on for some artist summaries in brief:
Daughtry has a few days left on a summer club and theater tour, but the American Idol-rooted band will return later this year for a 35-date tour of arenas across the U.S. and Canada. The plans begin with an October 19 show at Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS, and conclude December 19 at Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, MS. Other slated performances include show on November 2 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON; November 20 at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA; and December 13 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.
Stryper is celebrating 25 years on the Christian metal scene with an extensive 39-date tour of North America. The venture will begin September 11 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA, and conclude November 23 at Aladdin Theater in Portland, OR. All original members of the band will be along for the run, which also include stops on September 18 at the Fillmore at Iriving Plaza in New York, NY; September 28 at Club Soda in Montreal, QC; October 4 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; October 21 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA; November 10 at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver, CO; and November 21 at Red Room in Vancouver, BC.
Boys Like Girls is prepping for a new headline tour of the U.S. that will head from coast to coast this fall. The outing will begin October 14 at Rapids Theatre in Buffalo, NY, and continue on its way through a November 27-28 stand at Showcase Live in Foxboro, MA. Performances are also lined up on October 18 at Riviera Theatre in Chicago, Il; October 27 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA; November 3 at Rocketown in Nashville, TN; November 13 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO; and November 24 at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, NY, among other dates.
Hugh Cornwall will complete a run of 15 concerts across the U.S. and Canada this September. Former frontman for British band The Stranglers, Cornwall has outlined his trek from September 8 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia, PA, to September 23 at The Pyramid in Winnipeg, MB. In between his start and end dates, the musician will stop for gigs on September 12 at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY; September 17 at The Mod Club in Toronto, ON; and September 20 at The Abbey in Chicago, IL.
Five Finger Death Punch has extended its fall 2009 tour plans for the United States. The band was currently set to wrap a headline tour in mid-October, but more than a dozen new shows are now on the books. The recent additions pick up October 13 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and end November 2 at Showbox SoDo in Seattle, WA. The trek was originally booked from September 18 at Wasted Space in Las Vegas, NV, through October 16 at Orpheum Theatre in Madison, WI.
Gwar is touring with Lamb of God this fall, but will make time for a stretch of its own solo concert dates through the season. The co-bill tour begins September 16 at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN, and ends November 11 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. Gwar’s solo dates run from September 18 at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, MI, on-and-off through November 4 at Expo Five in Louisville, KY. The itineraries for both bands include performances in the United States and Canada.
tobyMac is ready to roll out the red carpet for the latest edition of his annual Winter Wonder Slam Tour. The Christian artists will be on the road with his touring festival from November 19 at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, PA, through December 20 at U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Other stops are set for November 22 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, PA; Decemeber 6 at Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, ND; and December 18 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Mumiy Troll will be back on North America shores at the end of this year for a 33-date fall tour. Hitting markets in the U.S. and Canada, the Russian rock group is heading for shows on October 5 at Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge, MA; October 9 at Babylon in Ottawa, ON; October 14 at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, IL; October 25 at Teatro de la Ciudad in Mexico City, MEX; November 2 at The Casbah in San Diego, CA; November 14 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA; and November 19 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA.