New concert plans for U2, Lady Gaga and more are in the mix for the daily tour recap on October 26, as compiled by TicketNews.
International rock phenomenon U2 has announced the next leg of North American tour dates. A dozen dates have been confirmed on the 2010 run at this point, with the first public onsales set to start early next week.
That’s the top news report for this Monday. A number of other recording artists have updated their itineraries recently. Highlights of those scheduling updates are outlined in brief below:
Lady Gaga is still expanding plans for her 2009-2010 Monster Ball Tour. The international trek kicks off in North America with dates from November 27 at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, through January 20-21 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY. From her native Big Apple, Lady Gaga will jump across the pond for a new stretch of 10 concerts in the UK. Her British gigs are set to run from February 18 at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, ENG, through March 8 at Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, ENG. Other stops for the pop princess include February 26 at The O2 in London, ENG; March 1 at S.E.C.C. in Glasgow, SCO; and March 3 at Cardiff International Arena in Cardiff, WAL.
Reba McEntire is heading north of the border in the New Year for a brief tour of Canada. The 2010 trek has five dates set for the month of March so far. The country queen is booked March 17 at South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC; March 18 at Entertainment and Sports Centre in Abbotsford, BC; March 21 at Crystal Centre in Grand Prairie, AB; March 22 at Enmax Centrium Arena in Red Deer, AB; and March 23 at Enmax Centre in Lethbridge, AB. McEntire’s 2009 itinerary has one upcoming concert on November 6 at Allen Events Center in Allen, TX.
Natalie Cole, staying strong in the months following her kidney transplant over the summer, has booked a fresh stretch of U.S. concert dates to keep her on the road through the end of 2009. The R&B and jazz vocalist had previously schedule gigs on November 5 at Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA, and November 6 at Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, VA. Now Cole has six more shows to add to that list: November 20 at Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, CA; November 21 at Northern Quest Casino in Airway Heights, WA; December 17-18 at Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, MS; December 19 at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL; and December 21 at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL.
Michael W. Smith will continue across the U.S. through early December with a new batch of late 2009 concert dates. The Christian recording artist has some recently added events set for December 3-5 at Palace Theatre in Myrtle Beach, SC, and December 9 at Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral in Austell, GA. The new dates come at the end of Smith’s previously announced itinerary, which took him through a November 30 and December 1 stand at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX. His next show is coming up on October 29 at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury, MD.
Mayday Parade, currently touring as a co-headliner on the 2009 Alternative Press Tour, has announced plans for its own end-of-year tour plans. The fall AP Tour continues October 27 at the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and concludes November 15 at After Bar in Pittsburgh, PA. From there, Mayday Parade picks up with its own U.S. tour routing, taking the band from November 27 at Sector 7G in Augusta, GA, through December 17 at American Legion Hall #33 in Pensacola, FL. Performances along the way include December 2 at the Chameleon in Lancaster, PA; December 7 at Canopy Club in Urbana, IL; and December 14 at The Village in Little Rock, AR.