Bruce Springsteen and Alison Krauss are among the artists featured in the daily tour recap for January 24, as compiled by TicketNews.
Bruce Springsteen fans: Wait no longer. The Boss finally announced U.S. dates for his 2012 Wrecking Ball Tour with the E Street Band. Nineteen dates are booked so far for the spring outing, which runs from March 18 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, CA, through May 2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Other currently confirmed concerts include a March 28-29 stand at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA; an April 3-4 run at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ; and curiously-spaced shows on April 6 and April 9 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Ticket sales begin January 27.
Alison Krauss + Union Station will spread their bluegrass tunes across the United States during an early spring tour. Concerts are scheduled from March 17 at Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN, through May 4 at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, MS. Stops are also planned for March 31 at State Theatre in Cleveland, OH; April 6-7 at Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, TN; and April 22 at Wellmont Theatre in Montclair, NJ. Little ticketing information is available at this time, but select onsales will be starting around February 17.
Godsmack and Staind have confirmed plans for the fan-named Mass Chaos Tour. The Bay State-based bands will be on the road together for a little over a month. Dates are scheduled from April 13 at James Brown Arena in Augusta, GA, through a May 18 show at a yet-to-be-confirmed venue in Bangor, ME. The shared tour itinerary also includes events on April 17 at Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, LA; April 25 at Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, TX; and May 11 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. Initial public onsales open January 27.
Gwar lost guitarist Cory Smoot late in 2011, but the band is back on the road in 2012 with two dozen U.S. tour dates. The shock rock band’s schedule stretched from March 16 at The National in Richmond, VA, through April 11 at Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, CO. In between, gigs are inked for March 20 at Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA; March 26 at Majestic Theatre in Madison, WI; April 1 at Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, CO; and April 6 at The Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA. Tickets go on sale to the public starting January 27.