Concert updates from rock pianist Ben Folds and rapper Ghostface Killah are part of the daily tour recap for September 10, as compiled by TicketNews.
Rap superstar Jay-Z leads the concert industry news reports for the day. The performer complained when tickets for his September 11 charity concert sold out and quickly cropped up on ticket resale sites. Read the full story here.
A number of other recording artists are going on tour nationally and internationally. Read on for highlights of the latest updates in brief:
Ben Folds, rock musician and former frontman for Ben Folds Five, has expanded his fall tour itinerary to more than 20 dates across the U.S. The performer will take the stage next with a September 24 show at Opera House in Washington, DC, and stay on the road until October 31 at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, MN. Some more recent additions to his tour plans include stops on September 27 at Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomingfield, IN; October 1 at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, MA; October 21 at Wilma Theatre in Missoula, MT; and October 30 at Overture Center for the Arts in Madison, WI.
Ghostface Killah, just one of the members of the Wu-Tang Clan, has a solo tour slated for this fall, according to concert industry source Pollstar. Twenty-five dates are on the itinerary, which runs from October 2 at Northern Lights in Clifton Park, NY, through November 13 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Concerts are also lined up on October 7 at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, FL; October 15 at Canes Bar & Grill in San Diego, CA; October 24 at Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA; and November 4 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.
Jesse Cook will take the stage at theaters across the U.S. this year for a fall headlining tour. The calendar picks up with October 1-2 concerts at The Triple Door in Seattle, WA, following an earlier September 26 appearance at WaveFest at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Cook’s initial leg of national dates runs through November 7 at Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, VT, and continues again on December 12 at Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha, NE. His late-year plans will lead the performer into the early weeks of 2010 with more shows set from January 14 at Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts in Buffalo, NY, through January 23 at Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth, FL.
The Horrors launch their latest tour of North America on September 15 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. Nearly 30 shows are inked in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through the closing gig on south of the border on October 19 at Jose Cuervo Salon in Mexico City. Some of the band’s U.S. and Canada shows are September 17 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY; September 26 at Emo’s in Austin, TX; October 1 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; October 7 at Venue in Vancouver, BC; October 11 at Double Door in Chicago, IL; October 14 at Lee’s Palaze in Toronto, ON; and October 17 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ.
Noah and the Whale are less than a week away from the launch of a year-end international tour schedule. The folk-rock band will hit the road on September 15 at Tivoli in Utrecht, NET, and continue performing solo through October 31 at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, ON. After touching down in North America, the band will head back to Europe for a batch of shows with Phoenix, beginning November 7 at Debaser Medis in Stockholm, SWE, and ending November 21 at Huxleys Neue Welt in Berlin, GER.