Whitney Houston extends her plans in the UK while Il Divo sets its eyes on the U.S. These stories and more are in the daily tour recap for October 19, as compiled by TicketNews.
Full story updates on the site today included the big news from Guns N’ Roses — or, actually, everyone but Guns N’ Roses. The Axl Rose-led rock group will launch a North American tour in early 2010, visiting 13 markets across Canada. No U.S. markets have been announced for the stint, yet.
Meanwhile, with one brief statement, Def Leppard cancelled its next North American tour leg, which was to have started this week. Maroon 5 won’t be truant from its touring duties, though, as the rock group prepares for a November tour of college campuses around the nation.
Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Monday. Other artists have also updated their game plans for the current or upcoming touring reason. Check out the highlights in brief below:
Whitney Houston is in high demand in England, where the singer has booked additional nights for her 2010 European tour. After her initial April 8 concert at the Manchester Evening News Arena, a second April 9 performance will follow at the Manchester venue. Houston is also extending her stay in London to three nights at the O2 Arena, where she will grace the stage on April 25, 26 and 28. Those are currently the last UK dates for the performer, but her spring trek will continue across the mainland through May 29 at SAP Arena in Mannheim, GER.
Il Divo is heading back towards the states this December for a winter 2009 tour leg. The North American outing is currently set at just six dates, beginning with a single concert in Canada on December 11 at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, ON. From there, the operatic pop group will head down the eastern seaboard of the U.S. for shows on December 12 at Mark G. Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ; December 13 at Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT; and December 15-17 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY.
Pixies are proving to be a hot ticket in cities from coast to coast across the U.S., as the influential rockers are racking up new dates on their November tour of the U.S. The band will now take the stage on three nights in Hollywood (November 4-6 at the Hollywood Palladium), two nights in Denver (November 16-17 at Fillmore Auditorium), three nights in Chicago (November 19-21 at Aragon Ballroom), two nights in Boston (November 27-28 at Citi PAC), and two nights in Washington, DC (November 30 and December 1 at DAR Constitution Hall). These extended stretches are in addition to the band’s other slated stands in major U.S. cities that month.