Billy Joel has added a second – and final – show at Shea Stadium in July because tickets to the first show soldout so quickly. Called “The Last Play at Shea,” the first concert, scheduled for July 16 sold more than 50,000 tickets in 48 minutes, according to organizers,... Read more

Mike Doughty hits the road

Tours February 21, 2008 0

Mike Doughty’s Band will embark on a six week North American headlining tour starting March 12 in Northampton, MA. The tour wraps up on April 30 in Los Angeles and is the second leg the trek he launched this past fall in support of his latest album “Golden Delicious”... Read more
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder will mount his first solo outing, dubbed the April Fools Tour, on April 2 in Vancouver, BC. The short, six-city West Coast tour is in support of his new soundtrack album for the film “Into the Wild,” and will wind down April 15 in... Read more
Pennsylvania-based modern-rock quartet The Starting Line is mounting a headlining North American tour of clubs and theaters in support of their new Virgin Records release, “Direction.” The tour kicks off March 18 in State College, PA and finishes up April 20 in Washington, DC. Steel Train, Four Year Strong... Read more
Singer, songwriter and pianist Sara Bareilles will headline her first solo North American tour this spring — a run of club dates April 14-30 in support of her debut album, “Little Voice.” The album, produced for Epic Records, features one of the top 10 songs in the country, “Love... Read more
Jimmy Eat World and Paramore are teaming up for a co-headlining U.S. tour, kicking off April 1 in San Antonio, TX and wrapping May 2 in Atlantic City, NJ. By the time the band returns to the States, Jimmy Eat World will be coming off an international headlining tour... Read more
Described as a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker and a vial of estrogen, Lisa Lampanelli makes her Carnegie Hall debut May 17 in the middle of a national tour that starts April 15 with shows booked through to Sept. 20. Lampanelli has earned the reputation as comedy’s queen... Read more
The annual Rainforest Foundation Fund Benefit Concertis set for May 8 at Carnegie Hall in New York and features a stellar lineup of artists, including James Taylor, Sting, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, and Chris Botti. While the onsale dates for tickets have not yet been set, the foundation has... Read more

Dolly reschedules

Tours February 16, 2008 0

Just days after postponing the first dates of her “Backwoods Barbie” tour, Dolly Parton has been medically cleared to reschedule her tour. The initial rescheduled dates will begin April 22 in Pittsburgh, and all tickets for the postponed tour will be honored for the new dates. Last week, Parton... Read more

The Police plan final tour

Tours February 15, 2008 1

The Police, whose 2007 reunion tour racked up industry awards from Billboardand Pollstar, will return to North America this summer to play their final area appearances, this time mostly in arenas and amphitheaters in markets where they did not perform in 2007. An additional 30 dates have been confirmed... Read more