Kanye West and Lady GaGa’s big announcement and a set-back for Sonic Youth lead the daily tour recap for September 11, as compiled by TicketNews.
Modern music pioneers Kanye West and Lady GaGa have unveiled the first dates of their 2009-2010 Fame Kills Tour. The co-headlining trek has just four confirmed dates at this point, with the calendar stretching from mid-November through the end of January 2010. A full itinerary will be available next week, as early as Monday or Tuesday.
Alt-rock titan Sonic Youth has rescheduled some Southwest U.S. concert dates into January 2010. The band’s lead guitarist, Lee Ranaldo, broke his wrist while playing tennis and won’t recover in time for the late September and early October concerts. Better news awaits fans of another rock veteran, Lenny Kravitz, who has announced the first U.S. leg of his LLR 20(09) Tour. The late fall run celebrates the 20th anniversary of his debut album, “Let Love Rule.”
Those are the complete concert and tour report for this Friday, but plenty of other artists have updated their road plans, too. You can read some those highlights for the day in brief below:
They Might Be Giants now have 30 dates lined up on their fall 2009 itinerary. The quirky rock duo will hit the road starting September 13 at Union County Musicfest in Clark, NJ, and continue on their way through November 28 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC. John Linnell and John Flansburgh have filled in the middle of their itinerary with recently announced gig stops on November 3 at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN; November 8 at Egyptian Theatre in Boise, ID; and November 13 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA, among other dates.
The Swell Season will back its latest album with a late fall 2009 tour of North America. The 25-date trek begins November 1 at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, WI, and ends a little over a month later on December 5 at The State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. The duo also has dates penned on the calendar for November 9 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; November 18 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA; November 25 at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC; and December 3 at Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL. The musicians are supporting “Strict Joy,” a follow-up to their acclaimed film and soundtrack “Once.”
Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs are sharing top-billing on a new tour of the Northeast U.S. Over the course of a week, the two musicians will perform eight shows together, a follow-up to their current September dates. The next round of touring begins November 5 at the ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC, and concludes November 14 at Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA. Other scheduled shows include November 8 at Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, and November 10-11 at City Winery in New York, NY. The pair have two shows left this week: September 11 at City Winery in New York, and September 12 at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, IL.
Wolfmother is expanding its international concert calendar with some new overseas dates, which precede a 21-date North American jaunt in November. The latest European additions are October 14 at Le Trabendo in Paris, FRA; October 15 at Melkweg in Amsterdam, NET; October 16 at Knust in Hamburg, GER; October 17 at Columbiaclub in Berlin, GER; and October 21 at The Coronet Theatre in London, ENG. The stateside venture starts October 29 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX, and wraps up November 24 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA.
Dashboard Confessional launches a North American club and theatre tour in late fall 2009. The nearly 30-date venture begins November 7 at Whitney Hall in Louisville, KY, and concludes December 18 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. DC’s plans also include multiple-night engagements on November 28-29 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL; December 7-9 at the Nokia Theatre in New York, NY; and December 13-14 at Kool Haus in Toronto, ON. One-night highlights include November 12 at San Jose Civic Auditorium in San Jose, CA; December 4 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ; and December 11 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL.