Van Morrison will take on the latest in a series of brief North American treks this year when he hits five West Coast cities...

Van Morrison will take on the latest in a series of brief North American treks this year when he hits five West Coast cities in early October. The jaunt begins October 3 at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV.

From there on out, the famed singer-songwriter will hit a series of California cities, playing October 5 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, October 6 at the Civic Theatre in San Diego, October 8 at Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco, CA; and October 9 at the Bowl in Santa Barbara.

Public ticket sales for the West Coast concert spree will open over the August 13-15 weekend. Details about specific onsale dates for each concert are available on Ticketmaster.com.

As usual, Morrison ducats won’t be cheap. Tickets begin at just $45 in Santa Barbara, but most other markets on the tour have low-end tickets priced closer to the $70-80 range. As with most Morrison concerts, face values reach upwards of $350 in several markets on the October outing.

Morrison recently finished an early August trek through the Pacific Northwest. The brief circuit began August 4 with a performance at the Edmonton Folk festival in Edmonton, AB, and wrapped August 8 at Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, WA.

The Northern Irish singer-songwriter also started out the year with a similarly short jaunt. He completed three dates in Texas in late January.

Van Morrison itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 3Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
October 5Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
October 6San Diego, CASan Diego Civic Theatre
October 8San Francisco, CANob Hill Masonic Center
October 9Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl