Details on the sudden death of DJ AM and the end of an era for Oasis are in the mix for the daily tour recap on August 31, as compiled by TicketNews.
Celebrity disk jockey Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein was found dead of an apparent overdose in his New York apartment on August 28. The club DJ, who worked with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker under the moniker TRV$DJ-AM, was a recovering drug and food addict and said he had been sober for years. However, according to initial reports, his body was found with drug paraphernalia and an unintentional overdose is suspected. The 36-year-old Goldstein died almost a year after recovering from the fatal jet crash of which he and Barker were the sole survivors.
The seeming end of a long and arduous era also came on August 28 at Noel Gallagher announced he was quitting Oasis, the band he founded with his brother Liam about 18 years ago. The long-term fate of the band is currently uncertain, but all up-coming appearances have been cancelled for the time being.
In touring news, Five for Fighting has announced its plans for an acoustic fall tour. Canadian rocker Bryan Adams has similar plans for a solo acoustic trek, which will take him across the U.S. and Canada. Meanwhile, the concert forecast is a bit more bleak for Jamaican dancehall artist Buju Banton, who has been dropped from major U.S. venues by AEG Live and Live Nation due to his violent anti-gay lyrics.
Those are the complete concert and tour updates for the final day of August. For those interested in some of this Monday’s other highlights, additional artist itinerary updates are outlined below in brief:
Jewel will take the stage in theaters across the country this fall as part of a 15-date headlining tour. The trek begins October 27 at Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, MD, and concludes November 15 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, TX. Along the way, the singer-songwriter has performances set for October 31 at King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL; November 5 at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL; November 10 at the Orpheum Performing Arts Center in Wichita, KS; and November 12 at One World Theatre in Austin, TX, among other dates.
Michael W. Smith has expanded his plans for his fall tour of the U.S. The Christian musician has more than 30 concerts scheduled through the end of the year, beginning with a September 4 concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI. His itinerary closes with three shows at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX, on November 30 and December 1-2. Some of the most recently confirmed shows are set for November 5 at Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, SD, and November 21 at Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY.
Norm MacDonald will bring his stand-up comedy show to nearly 30 U.S. markets as part of his upcoming fall 2009 itinerary. The American funnyman has events booked from September 11-12 at Comedy Works South in Greenwood Village, CO, through a December 10-13 stand at Carolines On Broadway in New York, NY. While MacDonald has a few single-night engagements lined up, most are multi-night affairs, including performances on September 24-27 at The Improv in Irvine, CA, and October 22-24 at the House of Comedy in Bloomington, MN.
Health has added 14 North American concerts to its September calendar. The noise-rock band kicks off its month-long trek on September 9 at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA, and completes the run on September 26 at Sonar in Baltimore, MD. Other performances penciled in for the month are September 10 at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco, CA; September 13 at this year’s Monolith Festival in Morrison, CO; September 18 at Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL; September 20 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal, QC; and September 24 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY.
Tab Benoit has added two more tour legs onto his 2009 itinerary, which will keep the performer on the road through the end of the year. The first round of tour dates focuses primarily on East Coast markets, beginning October 31 at Mid-City Lanes in New Orleans, LA, and wrapping temporarily on November 20 at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA. From there, Benoit will head west for his next slate of shows, which runs from December 3 at Little Bear Saloon in Evergreen, Co, through December 20 at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, AZ. The late 2009 trek also features shows on November 13 at Sullivan Hall in New York, NY, and December 11-12 at Jazzbones Nightclub in Tacoma, WA.
Straylight Run will take the stage at U.S. clubs this fall for a one-month headlining tour. The 14-date venture kicks off October 7 at Doug’s Place in Aurora, IL, and ends October 24 at The Rock in Tucson, AZ. In between, the rock band will also play for fans on October 8 at Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis, MN; October 12 at Black Sheep in Colorado Springs, CO; October 16 at Satyricon in Portland, OR; October 22 at Downtown Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo, CA.