Ticket resale troubles for Garth Brooks and a last-minute cancellation from Bruce Springsteen’s camp lead the daily tour recap for October 27, as compiled by TicketNews.
Twenty sold-out concerts were no problem for Garth Brooks, who begins his five-year residency at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas this December. But fighting ticket scalpers has turned into a major process for the performer and casino CEO Steve Wynn. Today was the deadline for attendees to submit a full list of guests who will accompany them to Brooks’ concerts. Those who missed the deadline, or don’t show proper ID on the night of their event, run the risk of having their tickets cancelled. Read the full story here.
In other news, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band were forced to cancel their October 26 concert in Kansas City, MO, when the performer’s cousin was found dead in his hotel room. Lenny Sullivan, who was also Springsteen’s longtime assistant tour manager, was just 36 years old.
Those are the complete concert updates for this Tuesday. Other artists have updated their national and international tour itineraries recently. Check out the highlights of those updates, outlined in brief below:
John Mayer will be unveiling the full details of his 2010 Winter Tour, including North American dates, on November 9. For now, he’s at least lined a handful of North American shows for late 2009. In the near future, he’ll stage album release shows for the forthcoming “Battle Studies” on November 17 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, NY, and November 24 at the Sound Academy in Toronto, ON. Mayer’s also got year-end gigs booked for December 29 at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego, CA, and December 31 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV.
Miley Cyrus has added a fifth night in London to her UK tour itinerary for late 2009. Disney’s pop princess will make her headlining tour debut across the pond with a string of 11 concerts in England and Ireland. Of those 11 nights, four were previously announced stints at the O2 Arena in London, penned in for December 13-14 and December 19-20. Now Cyrus is bound for at least one more performance at the huge arena on December 29. Her final U.S. concert date of the year is December 2 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL.
Imogen Heap has set her tour sites on North America for 2009, but in 2010 her tour calendar will send her back to her native UK. Her jaunt across Great Britain currently stands at 10 dates, beginning February 7 at Academy 2 in Manchester, ENG, and ending February 19 at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London, ENG. Heap’s UK ticket sales begin October 30. For the near future, at least, she’ll be traversing the U.S. and Canada from November 8 at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, through December 2 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. One recent addition to the stateside schedule is a November 14 performance at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO.
Everclear is expanding the itinerary for its on-going fall 2009 tour. Since recently wrapping some October dates, the band has added a dozen more dates from November 6 at Rialto Theatre in Tucson, AZ, through November 20 at McLane Center in Alfred, NY. Other stops along the way are lined up for November 7 at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas, NV; November 12 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, CA; November 16 at Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO; and November 19 at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR.
Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers will end 2009 on the road with a batch of late December concert plans. The rock troupe will now ring in the New Year with a slate of six shows in the Northeast, inked from December 26 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, through December 31 at Watercolor Café in Larchmont, NY. Other stops on the December calendar are December 27 at iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA; December 28 at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry, NH; December 29 at Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center in Cambridge, MA; and December 30 at Tin Angel in Philadelphia, PA.
Tokio Hotel will support its latest hit album in the band’s native Europe with an early 2010 tour. More than 30 concerts have already been confirmed from February 22 at Rockhal in Luxembourg, LUX, through April 14 at Bercy in Paris, FRA. No North American dates have been unveiled yet, but other European stops are set for March 2 at Vallhall in Oslo, NOR; March 10 at Olympiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, RUS; March 20 at Zenith in Nantes, FRA; March 30 at Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, AUS; and April 6 at Palacio de Deportes in Madrid, SPA.