Several headlining acts have dropped major concert announcements today, including the Kanye West & Lady Gaga co-bill and rocker Rob Zombie’s latest romp across the U.S. Those updates and more are part of the daily tour recap, as compiled by TicketNews.
As promised late last week, rapper Kanye West and his art-pop tour partner Lady Gaga have announced the full itinerary for their 2009-2010 Fame Kills Tour.
West and Lady Gaga teased their tour announcement late last week with a peek at just four of their planned dates. But now, more than 30 performance dates have been confirmed by the co-headlining pair, whose venture starts November 10 at U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ, and concludes early next year on January 24 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. The North American tour leg also includes performances on November 16 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA; November 24 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC; December 11 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA; December 30 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC; January 6 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON; and January 16 at United Center in Chicago, IL.
Rocker-turned director Rob Zombie has revealed tour plans of his own for the late-year Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Tour. Nearly 30 concerts are lined up from October 29 at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ, through December 5 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. The coast-to-coast outing will also stop for concerts on October 31 at Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA; November 11 at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX; November 22 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; and December 1 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, NY. Opening support comes from Nekromantix and Captain Clegg & The Night Creatures, as Zombie promotes his forthcoming album “Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Nobel Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool.”
On the other end of the music spectrum, guitarist Mark Knopfler has confirmed a 25-date tour of North America for the spring months of 2010. The trek kicks off April 8 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA, and concludes May 7 at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. The former Dire Straits frontman will rock his way across the continent with stops on April 9 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC; April 16 at Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, CA; April 23 at Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL; April 29 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON; May 2 at Warner Theater in Washington, DC; and May 6 at United Palace in New York, NY, among other planned concert dates. The next batch of tour presales starts tomorrow, September 15. A few presales have already sold out, and public onsales are to be announced.
Finally, pop-rock crew AFI has added a handful of new dates to its already announced fall tour of the U.S. and Canada. The outing kicks off October 2 at Epic Center in Minneapolis, MN. The most recent additions to the itinerary are sets on October 16 at Water St. Music Hall in Rochester, NY; November 9 at The Fillmore in Detroit, MI; November 15 at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, SC; November 16 at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA; November 19 at Pompano Beach Amphitheatre in Pompano Beach, FL; November 19 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL; and a tour-closing show on November 21 at Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, TX.