Items about Leonard Cohen’s mid-concert health scare and Mark Knopfler’s world tour plans lead the daily tour recap for September 21, as compiled by TicketNews.
Today is the 75th birthday of Leonard Cohen, and the acclaimed singer-songwriter will celebrate by returning to the limelight after a brief illness. On Friday, September 18, Cohen collapsed onstage in Spain and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for observation. According to published reports, the veteran musician and poet was suffering from a case of food poisoning, but was well enough to be discharged early on Saturday morning and rest-up for his return to the concert trail tonight.
Former Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler will hit the road in 2010 to support his latest studio album, “Get Lucky.” The master guitarist will launch his world tour plans in North America, with a slate of 25 concerts booked from early April through the first week of May.
Those are the complete concert reports for this Monday. For details on more upcoming tour plans, read on for highlights of the day’s other updates in brief:
Joe Perry might not be able to tour with Aerosmith this fall, but the Boston band’s lead guitarist has filled the gaps in his calendar with his own U.S. tour plans with his solo band, the Joe Perry Project. Upcoming concerts on the musician’s calendar include gig stops on September 26 at Fusion 5 Night Club in Foxboro, MA; September 27 at Club Hell in Providence, RI; October 6 at Viper Room in West Hollywood, CA; November 19 at The Colosseum in Windsor, ON; and November 21 at Fantasy Springs Special Events Center in Indio, CA.
Bob Dylan‘s schedule is still expanding for his fall U.S. tour, which now stands at 16 dates with the addition of two more shows. The newest additions to Dylan’s calendar are October 19 at The Great Saltair in Magna, UT, and November 6 at Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI, which is also the last gig on his current itinerary. The trek kicks off in about two weeks on October 5 at WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA, and includes several multiple-night engagements, including an October 29-31 stand at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL.
Willie Nelson lives up to his status as a legendary road dog with another batch of late fall 2009 concerts in the United States. After his October 4 appearance at Farm Aid in St. Louis, MO, Nelson will take a two-week break before hitting the road again for about 15 concerts from October 16 at North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC, through November 4 at Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Highlights of the late-year run are shows on October 18 at the Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples, FL, and a November 2 session at Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, GA, among other dates.
Alice Cooper has scared up four new performance dates for his on-going Theatre of Death Tour. Events have been added for October 12 at Palladium Ballroom in Dallas, TX; October 16 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe in Stateline, NV; October 19 at Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls, ID; and October 21 at Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, CA. His next performance is tonight, September 21, at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY, with more than 20 other U.S. dates booked through October 31 at Harrah’s Rincon Casino in Valley Center, CA.
Ghostland Observatory is lined up to perform more than 20 U.S. concerts in late 2009. The electro-rock duo hits the road with an October 3 appearance at Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, TX, and additional shows set through December 12 at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Some of the most recent changes to the schedule include new sets on November 5 at Bear Tooth Theatre Pub in Anchorage, AK; November 14 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ; and December 5 at Terminal 5 in New York, NY.
Chevelle will continue its current U.S. tour for a few extra weeks. The outing continues tonight, September 21 at NorVa in Norfolk, VA, and was originally booked through an October 24 set at KTBZ Buzzfest in The Woodlands, TX. Now, additional dates pick up October 26 at Club 101 in El Paso, TX, and stretch on through November 12 at Shrine Mosque in Springfield, MO, with a single later show on December 7 at Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA. Other recent additions are October 29 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV; November 5 at Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO; and November 11 at Uptown Theater in Kansas City, MO.
Hawthorne Heights claims November as its own with a one-month U.S. tour on the books. The freshly planned trek launches November 2 at Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights, OH, and ends November 29 at House of Bricks in Des Moines, IA. Some of the other planned stops are November 9 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA; November 12 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, NY; November 18 at The Brewery in Raleigh, NC; and November 27 at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, IL.
Flyleaf, a Christian rock band based out of Texas, will traverse the nation this fall on the Memento Mori Tour. The four-week jaunt begins October 29 at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, and wraps up November 23 at The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA. Among other dates, the rockers will stop for shows on November 3 at Neumos in Seattle, WA; November 7 at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO: November 10 at The Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL; and November 18 at Blender Theatre at Gramercy in New York, NY.