Bon Jovi’s world tour and Paul McCartney’s European venture are the top stories in the daily tour recap for October 22, as compiled by TicketNews.
During a live-streamed mini-concert today, Bon Jovi announced plans for a world tour that will span 2010 through 2011 and include the first ever concerts at the new Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey. Meanwhile, alternative rock band Weezer has its own touring plans, with eight dates coming up for the states and Canada so far.
Those are the complete concert and tour announcements for this Thursday. More updates from the day can be found in brief below:
Paul McCartney toured the United States over the summer; now he’s setting his sights on his overseas audience with the new Good Evening Europe Tour. The seven-date jaunt begins December 2 at Color Line Arena in Hamburg, GER, and concludes December 22 at The O2 Arena in London, ENG. Other performance dates lined up for the former Beatle include December 3 at O2 World in Berlin, GER; December 9 at Gelredome in Arnhern, NET; December 10 at Bercy in Paris, FRA: December 16 at Lanxess Arena in Cologne, GER; and December 20 at The O2 in Dublin, IRE.
Andrew Bird will return to the states after a November tour of Europe for a fresh batch of U.S. performances. The recently announced scheduled has shows set for December 8 at Foellinger Auditorium in Urbana, IL; December 10-11 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedrwal in Minneapolis, MN; and December 15-17 at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL. Bird is currently wrapping a round of early fall concerts in the U.S., which continues October 24 at South Portland High School in Portland, ME,a nd concludes October 28 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.
Old Crow Medicine Show has outlined a dozen concert dates for a November tour of the U.S. The venture begins November 5 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS, and concludes November 21 at Lovett Auditorium in Murray, KY. Along the way, the band will play on November 7 at The State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN; November 13 at Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA; and November 19 at Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL. Outside the confines of that tour, the Medicine Show will travel to gigs on October 24 for “A Prairie Home Companion” at Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, MN, and December 31 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.
Imogen Heap has expanded her plans for a one-month tour of the U.S. and Canada by adding a handful of performances to the schedule. The recent additions are lined up for November 8 at Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA; November 17 at Granada Theater in Dallas, TX; November 21 at The Square Room in Knoxville, TN; November 27 at Le National in Montreal, QC; and December 2 at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. With those five additions, Heap’s calendar now stands at a total of 16 dates.
Margaret Cho has five performances set for the next few weeks. The comedienne’s October and November calendar features shows on October 24-25 at The Improv in Irvine, CA; October 30 at The Show at Agua Caliente in Rancho Mirage, CA; and November 11-12 at The Improv in Brea, CA.
Great Lake Swimmers will start the new year with a round of Canadian concert dates. The indie rock band has performances lined up for January 27 at Alix Goolden performance Hall in Victoria, BC; January 27 at Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, BC; January 30 at the Coldsnap Music Festival in Prince George, BC; and February 6 at Trinity St. Paul’s Centre in Toronto, ON. Those dates follow a full schedule for the end of 2009 that continues with an October 22 show at Bourbon Theatre in Lincoln, NE, and concludes December 5 at Le Scopitone in Paris, FRA.