The latest news from Brooks & Dunn and Def Leppard are part of the daily tour recap for August 11, as compiled by TicketNews.
Country duo Brooks & Dunn dropped a bombshell early this week as the pair announced its plans to split after a final 2010 tour. Dates for the venture are yet to be revealed, as is the extent of the tour, which follows Brooks & Dunn’s current Cowboy Town 2009 Tour.
Rock band Def Leppard also had some disappointing news for fans earlier this week. The group was forced to postpone two dates on its current tour due to a band member’s bereavement. Few details were revealed, but the concerts are expected to be rescheduled.
Those are the concert and tour reports for this Tuesday, but there’s more where that came from. Read on for some of the day’s other itinerary highlights outlined in brief:
Yes has outlined its latest 2009 tour route. The progressive rock band now has two dozen European concerts lined up for the end of the year, beginning with an October 31 performance at Sport Hall Pasienky in Bratislava, SLO, and ending December 11 at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, NOR. The late 2009 itinerary includes stops on November 11 at Olympia in Paris, FRA; November 17 at Apollo Hammersmith in London, ENG; November 26 at Olympia Theatre in Dublin, IRE; and December 7 at Philharmonie in Munich, GER.
The Dead Weather, the latest project from the multi-talented Jack White, has announced plans for an October tour of the UK. The venture will kick off October 19 at Manchester Academy in Manchester, END, and end October 29 at O2 Academy Brixton in London, ENG. In between, the band will stop for gigs on October 22 at HMV Picture House in Edinburgh, SCO, and October 25 at O2 Academy Bristol in Bristol, ENG, among other dates.
Friendly Fires are currently on the road through the end of the month for a summer round of North and South American tour dates, which the band will follow with a newly confirmed block of late 2009 tour dates for the U.S. and Canada. The trek will pick up November 19 at The Mohawk in Austin, TX, and end December 4 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Stops along the way include shows on November 23 at The Independent in San Francisco, CA; November 26 at Venue in Vancouver, BC; and December 3 at Les Saints in Montreal, QC.
Straight No Chaser, the a cappella group that became an overnight sensation via YouTube, has a 38-date fall tour of the U.S. and Canada booked through the end of the year. The upcoming tour begins September 24 at Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington, IL, and concludes December 23 at Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, NC. Highlights of the tour include performances on October 25 at Hult Center for Performing Arts in Eugene, OR; November 5 at Ridgefield Theatre in Ridgefield, CT; November 13 at Just for Laughs Cabaret in Montreal, QC; December 5 at Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, In; and December 17 at Nokia Theatre Times Square in New York, NY.
Cartel will be on the road for most of October and November with a new U.S. tour for fall 2009. The calendar opens with an October 22 performance at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC, and ends November 27 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA. In between, the band will take the stage for shows on October 27 at Blender Theatre at Gramercy in New York, NY; October 31 at The Basement in Columbus, OH; November 7 at Station 4 in St. Paul, MN; November 15 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA; and November 22 at The Meridian in Houston, TX.