The latest update on Kanye West’s co-headlining tour with Lady GaGa leads the way in the daily tour recap for September 17, as compiled by TicketNews.
The media continues to put Kanye West through the wringer for his rude interruption of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at the VMAs. But could his personal problems be affecting his professional plans?
The artist was supposed to tour this fall with pop-art chanteuse Lady GaGa, but now the exact fate of the pair’s Fame Kills Tour is uncertain. Though seemingly official dates for the 2009-2010 tour were released earlier this week, a spokesperson for GaGa is now saying that tour routing isn’t correct and event pages for some of the earliest confirmed concerts have been pulled from Ticketmaster. Read the full story here.
That’s the latest major concert report for this Thursday, but other artists are also making news with their (slightly less melodramatic) tour plans. Check out the best in brief below:
Third Eye Blind is getting ready to promote its latest studio album, “Ursa Major,” with a new tour of U.S. clubs and colleges. The 21-city trek launches September 25 at Mississippi St. University in Starkville, MS, and closes down on November 2 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Some other highlights on the map are performances set for October 5 at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN: October 12 at State Theatre in State College, PA; October 21 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ; and October 29 at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI.
Honor Society has more than 20 new dates under its belt for a total of 42 performances on the upcoming Fashionably Late Tour. The fall jaunt previously had 20 dates confirmed from September 21 at Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, MN, through October 21 at El Corazon in Seattle, WA. Now the new round of performances stretches later into the season with new gigs inked from October 23 at The Venue in Boise, ID, through November 23 at WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL. A few of the other recent confirmations are October 26 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO; November 7 at The State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL; and November 15 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA.
Badfish, a Sublime tribute band, already had plans to continue its current tour of the United States chugging along through November. But those plans were recently amended with about 40 new concerts, which will keep the live tunes coming well into the New Year. The band takes the stage again tonight, September 17, at Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium in Louisville, KY, and continues on its way through December 30-31 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT. Next year, the tour picks up anew (after a January 1 gig at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, MD) with a new tour leg inked from January 22 at The National in Richmond, VA, through February 26 at Newport Music Hall in Columbus, OH.
LMFAO, a California-based electro-hop duo, will follow some dates Down Under with the Black Eyed Peas by hitting the U.S. market on the year-end Party Rock Tour. The 31-date venture picks up November 5 at Pearl Champagne Lounge in Reno, NV, and ends December 20 at Las Palmas Event center in McAllen, TX. Some of the duo’s other U.S. gis are booked for November 7 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA; November 22 at Congress Theater in Chicago, IL; December 1 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA; December 4 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY; and December 14 at Club Firestone in Orlando, FL. A single show has been booked for the Canadian market on November 10 at Gossip Nightclub in Vancouver, BC.
Matthew Good will end his year with a lengthy tour of his native Canada. The ’90s rocker has booked 29 shows thus far and will begin his trek on November 5 at The Port Theatre in Nanaimo, BC. He’ll work his way across the provinces over the next six weeks before calling it quits on December 18 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON. His schedule also includes events on November 9-10 at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver, BC; November 21 at Burton Cummings Theatre in Winnipeg, MB; November 30 at Centre in the Square in Kitchener, ON; and December 10 at Metropolis in Montreal, QC.