Brand new arena concert dates for American Idol-spawned rock band Daughtry lead the way in the daily tour recap for August 19, as compiled by TicketNews.
Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry’s namesake band Daughtry will keep rocking across the U.S. through 2009. As the group wraps an intimate summer tour, plans have emerged for the first round of a lengthy U.S. arena venture. Dates have surfaced, stretching from October through the end of December, with more dates reportedly yet to come.
Sad news for ’80s hair metal fans: Whitesnake has dropped off Judas Priest’s current tour due to lead singer David Coverdale’s vocal chord issues. In other tour news, Lucinda Williams will perform a handful of special shows on her upcoming 30th Anniversary Tour that, as it sounds, celebrates her three-decade career in the music business.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Wednesday. To get more of the latest itinerary updates, read on for some of the day’s other highlights in brief:
R. Kelly will apparently be on the road at the end of this year for a 37-date tour of the U.S. The outing starts up with an October 8 concert at MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT, but most other dates after that don’t have venues announced at this point. Shows are scheduled through December 8 in St. Louis, MO, and include stops on October 9 in Boston, MA; October 22 in Atlanta, GA; October 31 in New Orleans, LA; November 5 in Los Angeles, CA; November 17 in Chicago, IL; November 28 in Miami, FL; and December 5 in Richmond, VA.
Umphrey’s McGee is rolling out a new block of late fall concert dates for its 2009 calendar. The jam band champs have a fresh round of shows slated for October 21 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, WA, through October 29 at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA. The late October tour leg ends with two previously announced performances on October 30-31 at Las Tortuga’s Dance of the Dead in Groveland, CA. The venture follows some mid-September and early October concerts, which run from August 27-28 at Canopy Club in Urbana, IL, through October 9 at Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI.
Misfits obviously fit in quite well on the road. The horror punk crew has lined up an extensive tour of North America, complete with dates in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The venture begins south of the border on September 22 at El Foro in Tijuana, MEX, and heads back north before wrapping December 5 at Club Firestone in Orlando, FL. Some of the other performances on the schedule are October 18 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT; October 31 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY; November 2 at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, ON; November 21-22 at Key Club in West Hollywood, CA; and December 4 at Culture Room in Fort Lauderdale, FL, among other dates.
Suzanne Vega has more than a dozen headline concerts booked over the coming weeks and months, including a round of current dates. Her calendar picks up August 20 at KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, NM, and continues on and off through November 7-8 at L’Astral in Montreal, QC. Her itinerary also includes performance on August 24-26 at Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant in Minneapolis, MN; September 5 at The Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, NY; October 14 at The Prizery in South Boston, VA; and November 6 at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
The English Beat, or “The Beat” depending on which side of the pond you reside, will keep their 2009 U.S. tour rolling through the fall with the addition of some new dates. The trek, which continues August 21 at Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa in Stateline, NV, now has more than 20 shows racked up through October 16 at Avalon Night Club in Santa Clara, CA. Some of the dates included on the schedule include performances on August 28 at Mozambique in Laguna Beach, CA; September 11-12 at Caspar Inn in Caspar, CA; September 29 at Nocturnum in Eureka, CA; October 5 at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT; and October 10 at Sheridan Opera House in Telluride, CO.