Rock bands Aerosmith and The Fray have announcements that lead the way in the daily tour recap for August 14, as compiled by TicketNews.
For Aerosmith, it’s the end of the road, at least for a while. Lead singer Steven Tyler needs time to mend after a fall off the stage earlier this month left him with a broken shoulder and stitches in his head. As a result of his doctor’s orders, the remainder of the band’s tour with ZZ Top has been cancelled.
The news is better for fans of piano-rock group The Fray; the band has scheduled a nine-date tour of U.S. campuses for September. Irish ensemble Celtic Woman will be on the road a bit longer than that with 35 U.S. concerts currently booked for October and November. Finally, Neil Young is being honored for his philanthropic work with the 2010 MusiCares Person of the Year Award, which will be presented on January 29, 2010.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Friday. And now, what better way to start your weekend than to peruse some of the other upcoming concert highlights in brief:
The Pee-wee Herman Show will be coming live to the West Coast later this year for an extended residency in Los Angeles. Californians — and any interested travelers — can catch Paul Reubens and his strange cast of friends from “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” live and on stage at the Music Box at Fonda from November 9 through December 19. The run won’t be nightly, though. There are about 20 dark nights on the calendar.
Relient K will headline a one-month tour of the U.S. this October. The outing begins October 1 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, and concludes October 24 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO. Other performance dates are lined up for October 4 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA; October 10 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA; October 19 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX; and October 23 at People’s in Des Moines, IA.
Reverend Horton Heat has an extensive U.S. tour schedule set up through the end of the year and into the first month of 2010, thanks to some recently added shows. Fifteen gigs are booked for the New Year from January 2 at Abbey Theatre in Durango, CO, through January 23 at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX. Prior to that, the Reverend and his band will tour from August 21 at Cefu Stage in Bloomington, IL, through December 30-31 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA.
Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) has a fresh batch of October tour dates lined up on its itinerary. The 16-date U.S. outing begins October 3 at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, and wraps up October 25 at Ram’s Head Live! in Baltimore, MD. Along the way, the electronic jam band will pull over for shows on October 7 at Sokol Auditorium/Underground in Omaha, NE; October 15 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH; October 22 at the House of Blues in Bostom, MA; and October 23 at Terminal 5 in New York, NY.
Ida Maria, Ladyhawke and Semi Precious Weapons have all been pulled on the road by celebrity gossip personality Perez Hilton for a headline tour of the U.S. and Canada The 15-date venture begins September 10 at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, and ends October 3 at The Avalon in Los Angeles, CA. Some of the other scheduled performances are booked for September 16 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY; September 17 at Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto, On; September 25 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO; and September 30 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.
The Low Anthem has more than 30 U.S. concerts scheduled for this fall. After an October 2 performance at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, the tour officially launches October 15 at Avon Cinema in Providence, RI. Dates continue through November 12 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Highlights include October 18 at McMenamins Lola’s in Portland, OR; October 25 at Plush in Tucson, AZ; November 2 at Club Downunder in Tallahassee, FL; and November 9 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC, among other performances.
John Lee Hooker, Jr. has a handful of new shows lined up on his 2009 itinerary. The musician has shows scheduled from tonight, August 14, at B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY, through December 31 at Biscuits & Blues in San Francisco, CA. Some of the newer performance dates include October 1 at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV; October 23 at Riverwood Inn in Philipsville, CA; November 12 at the Anti-Pop Music Festival in Orlando, FL; and December 16-19 at Blues Central in Anchorage, AK.