Over the past year, Van Morrison has found success on the road with his live recreations of the seminal album “Astral Weeks.” But even with those special performances behind him, the Irish troubadour will trek on through 2010 with some concerts that explore the rest of his celebrated catalogue.
The master musician has lined up a few U.S. performances for the first month of the New Year. But Morrison’s road running won’t take him far, as all three gigs are centered in the Lone Star State.
The Texas itinerary opens with a January 23 concert at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, before heading north for shows on January 24 at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and January 25 at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas.
Face values for tickets to the January 23 performance range from lows of $85 and $125 to highs of $250 and $350. The January 24 and 25 concerts are similarly priced, with tickets beginning at $99.50 and $150 before increasing to $250 and $350.
“I believe audiences will find the music and songs are as timeless and fresh today as they were when written — actually even more so,” Morrison said in a prepared statement.
It was at the end of 2008 when Morrison first pulled his acclaimed 1968 record “Astral Weeks” off the shelf for a sold-out November 7-8 stand at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Due to the popularity of those West Coast shows, Morrison made the trek east at the beginning of this year for several “Astral Weeks” dates in New York City during February and March.
More recently, though, Morrison deviated slightly from the full-album concert concept in favor of revisiting more tracks from his entire career. Just in the last half of this year, he booked a handful of late summer concerts and early fall shows.
Van Morrison itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|January 23||Austin, TX||Bass Concert Hall|
|January 24||Fort Worth, TX||Bass Performance Hall|
|January 25||Dallas, TX||Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center|