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Music News for 020820:

---In a week we will finally know what a local musician has been teasing this week on facebook, with posts that simply say, Brittany Rose Hopeless” 2/14/20.  Is it a song?  ...an album or something else entirely?  I don’t know about you, but it’s driving me a bit crazy...more than usual, i know.

 

---Former Maine-Endwell Spartan, sister of Ayanna Del Valle and reknowned musician Taina Asili has just booked a show at the Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 2/19!  Is this a one-off or part of a larger tour?

 

---The far-too-long-dormant jam band, Monkey’s Typing is reuniting for one show only, away from the friendly former confines of the Cyber Cafe West, across state lines at the Choconut Inn in Friendsville PA on Saturday April 18th !  Mark your calendars now!  I’ve already posted it on mine!


---Congrats to Molina, who are expanding their reach beyond the GBA (greater binghamton area) to NYC itself, with a show at Alphaville in Brooklyn on Thursday  night 1/30, warming-up for Luv Dot Gov, The Sheens and Dares!  Hope you rocked the rafters!


---Looks like line-up for KidBess & The Magic Ring has changed officially.  The unofficial changes began last summer when bass player, Michael Wu parted ways with The Magic Ring for reasons that are still unknown (...but upset us greatly).  Recently KidBess aka Bess Greenburg,  has been mentoring a new band line-up featuring returning guitarist Joe Alston (also of Milkweed), with new members Jim Lomonaco on bass and Jeff Howard on drums, (both from Honker) which also means that former drummer Cory Caruso has also left!  Bess is also boasting new songs, which hopefully means a new album!?  Cross your fingers!


---Journey tribute band, Epic Journey is coming to the Event Center at Tioga Downs Casino in Nichols NY on 2/28 @ 6p & 8p!  Tickets are $20.00.


---According to a 2016 study published by Consequence Of Sound, Binghamton is #20 on the list of best cities for music fans!  #20!  Beating out many larger cities like New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles!  In fact, other upstate cities do quite well on this list...Rochester is #8, Albany is #6...NYC itself pulls in at #26 and Buffalo however is at #43 out of 50 on this list. Some of the criteria for the study included # of bands per capita and crowd size for a typical show.  To see the whole list click on this link for the story: https://consequenceofsound.net/2016/07/new-study-ranks-the-best-and-worst-u-s-cities-for-music-fans/?fbclid=IwAR3kra_bH71yUrnB0_Wz3nR4HzyPAvDuayILzX2S9H4hFoAh4u1ER4GutWs


---Jeff Howell posted on Facebook this week that his band, Boogie du Jour will be playing the first night of the Strawberry Festival 2020 in Owego NY on Friday 6/19 @ 8p!  Fireworks will close out the night!  Can’t wait to find out the rest of the line-up!  In the meantime, Howell says the band is woodshedding...practicing, in other words.


---City And Colour, formerly The City And The Colour will be coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 5/28 @ 8pm!  Tickets are on sale now for $35 or $45.00!   They’ll also be at Rams  Head Live in Baltimore MD on 5/13...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/15...Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 5/16...and Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 5/18!


LOCAL-ish:

---How ironic that in this, the year of the Corona-virus, that Disturbed brings us “The Sickness” again...the 20th Anniversary tour; with Staind & Bad Wolves; and it will spend at least one night in our local area…here’s the rundown...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/26...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/29...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/30...HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 8/1...Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 8/2...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/4...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/6...as close as a local-ish date at Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/8...Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/10...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/11...and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/13!

---REO Speedwagon adds another local-ish date at Resorts World Casino in Monticello NY (which is a straight shot down Rt. #86 and about as far away as Bethel Woods.) on 6/6!

---On the westernmost fringes of our local-ish, if not our regional, area lies Sherman NY and the Great Blue Heron festival, which will be held on July 4th weekend, July 3rd thru the 5th; and though they aren’t scheduled yet, we already know the bands that will be playing there...headliners Donna The Buffalo, Los Straitjackets and The Town Pants, as well as locals Driftwood, The Gunpoets, The Blind Spots, Rose & The Bros, Qwister and regional favorites, Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Ekoostik Hookah, Western Centuries, The Probables, Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones, Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Vicious Fishes and many others.  We’ll share the full schedule as soon as we can.


REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Sammy Hagar & The Circle will launch a grade-A package tour with Whitesnake and Night Ranger in July and it will have major zonal ramifications, stopping at…the Pavilion in Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/22...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/23...Outdoor Venue @ Seneca Allegany Resort Casino in Salamanca NY on 7/25...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/26...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/18...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/19...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/21...and Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 8/22!


--5 Seconds Of Summer have announced a late Summer theatre tour with The Band Camino and it’s set to make a splash in several nearby markets…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/23…Anthem in Washington DC on 8/28…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 8/29…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 9/2…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 9/3...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 9/5...and the Allentown Fair in Allentown PA on 9/6!


---My Chemical Romance have finally announced a more conventional 18-night reunion tour dates and they include stops within our larger Bingo-centric “day trip” zone, including…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 9/14...Boston TD Garden in Boston MA on 9/15...The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 9/17...and the Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 9/18!  No word on who the open act or acts will be yet, right now I’m just hoping additional dates will be added...every single show on the tour is SOLD OUT!

---Bayside is celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2020 with a tour!  The “20 Years of Bad Luck” tour will also include Senses Fail, Hawthorne Heights and Can’t Swim and tour will make a half-dozen area stops around the first weekend in June...at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 6/4...House of Blues in Boston MA on 6/5...Terminal 5 in NYC on 6/6...Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/7...The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 6/9...and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 6/10!

---Guided By Voices will play a few Spring dates in support of their new album, “Your Poppy Field” (due out on 2/20)!  Out of their nine booked shows...four play in our area…Ottobar in Baltimore MD on 4/3...Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 4/4...Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem PA on 4/24...and College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 4/25!

---The Three Tremors ft. former Judas Priest singer Ripper Owens, (you know...the guy who filled in for Rob Halford while he went solo for awhile?) have expanded their US tour and now have some regional performances…at DIngbatz in Clifton NJ on 4/1...Chrome in Waterford NY on 4/2...The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 4/3...Kingsland in Brooklyn NY on 4/4...and Blackthorn 51 in Elmhurst NY on 4/5!


---Rapper, Kool Moe Dee has booked two zonal shows...the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 2/20...and Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 2/21!


---Eve 6 is taking “Horrorscope” out for a 20th Anniversary tour with Alien Ant Farm, and they’ll be stopping at…Jergel’s in Pittsburgh PA on 5/10…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 5/12…Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 5/19…and Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 5/20!.


---Indie artist, Bon Iver will play a summer leg with zonal stops...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/28…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/29…and Osheaga Fest day #3 @ Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal QC on 8/2!


---Speaking of the Osheaga Festival in Montreal it has indeed confirmed that it will return in 2020 at Parc Jean Drapeau for all three days on 7/31, 8/1 & 8/2!  Headliners include Foo Fighters & Vampire Weekend on night #1, Lizzo & Lewis Capaldi on night #2 and Kendrick Lamar & Bon Iver on night #3!


---The Verve Pipe will be exclusively playing the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic in April...

@ The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 4/2…the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 4/3...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/5...and City Winery in Boston MA on 4/9!


---lovelytheband has only a few scheduled dates for 2020...two out of three are within our friendly regional confines...The Royale in Boston MA on 5/28...and what seems to be a festival date at The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ with AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon, The 1975, KALEO and many others on 5/30!


---Vanessa Carlton is booking shows in April...but only a half dozen or so...for our corner of the country...The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/14...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 4/18...and City Winery in NYC on 4/19!


ONE NIGHT ONLY:

---Aerosmith has announced a 50th anniversary show for their hometown fans at Fenway Park in Boston MA, on September 18th, with Extreme opening up!  Tickets are on sale now!  So, no farewell tour then?  Sigh.

---Immediately following the Aerosmith show, the very next day, Saturday 9/19...New Kids On The Block and Bell Biv DeVoe (plus some acts to be named later) will also play Fenway Park in Boston MA!

---Chaka Khan has booked a one-off at the Event Center @ Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 5/30!

---Alt-poppers, Sister Hazel have an open Spring so far, following a southern Winter leg, except for this one-timer at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/7!  We’ll see how long this remains their solo booking.


TOUR TWEAKING:

---Three Dog Night adds Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 2/6...and Kodak Center Theatre in Rochester NY on 4/26!

---The Yardbirds are leaking a few Fall dates already, but so far, just one for our area...The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 10/1!

---Air Supply adds Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 2/27...and The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 3/20!

---Bruce Hornsby adds Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 2/28!

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox adds Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 3/15...and Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 3/18!

---Lyle Lovett and John Haitt add a joint date at Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 5/6!

---Juliana Hatfield adds The Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds in Northampton MA on 2/13!

---Ambrosia adds the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 9/4!

---Of Montreal adds Elsewhere in Brooklyn NYC on 3/5!

---Billy Joel adds another show to his MSG residency in NY on 7/23!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add City Winery in NYC on 4/10 & 4/11!

---Joywave adds Elsewhere in Brooklyn NYC on 4/23!

---Crystal Bowersox adds Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/26…and The Loft @ City Winery in NYC on 4/28!

---Rocker, Gary Hoey adds a land-based date ahead of the Rock Legends Cruise at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 2/9!

---Enter The Haggis adds City Winery in Philly on 3/8….and the Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on3/15!

---Spyro Gyra adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 2/20!

---Dweezil Zappa adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 3/13!

---Crack The Sky adds Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/25!

---Pianist/ singer/ songwriter, Al Stewart adds The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 5/7…and Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD w/ The Empty Pockets on 5/8!

---Willie Nile adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 5/8!

---The Amity Affliction adds the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD w/ Stray From The Path

In Baltimore MD on 5/12!

---Steve Tyrell books a night at The Birchmere in Vienna VA on 6/1, following his 10-night residency at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC.  

---Rachel Sage will open for Howard Jones at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/17!

---The Unlikely Candidates add Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 4/25!

---The Ultimate 70’s Tour w/ Poco/ Pure Prairie League/ Orleans adds Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell MA on 4/30!


NEW BANDS ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---5 Seconds Of Summer/ The Band Camino (7)

---Aerosmith/ Extreme (1)

---Al Stewart (2)

---Ambrosia (1)

---Air Supply (2)

---Bayside/ Senses Fail/ Hawthorne Heights/ Can’t Swim (6)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Bruce Hornsby (1)

---Chaka Khan (1)

---City And Colour (5)

---Crack The Sky (1)

---Crystal Bowersox (2)

---Disturbed/ Staind/ Bad Wolves (11)

---Dweezil Zappa (1)

---Enter The Haggis (2)

---Eve 6/ Alien Ant Farm (4)

---Gary Hoey (1)

---Guided By Voices (4)

---Joywave (1)

---Juliana Hatfield (1)

---Kool Moe Dee (2)

---lovelytheband (2)

---Lyle Lovett/ John Haitt (1)

---My Chemical Romance (4)

---New Kids On The Block/ Bell Biv DeVoe (1)

---Of Montreal (1)

---Osheaga Festival (3)

---Rumours (1)

---Sammy Hagar & The Circle/ Whitesnake/ Extreme (8)

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (2)

---Sister Hazel (1)

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (2)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Steve Tyrell (1)

---The Amity Affliction/ Stray From The Path (1)

---The Three Tremors ft. Ripper Owens (5)

---The Unlikely Candidates (1)

---The Yardbirds (1)

---Three Dog Night (2)

---Vanessa Carlton (3)

---Ultimate 70’s Tour w/ Pure Prairie League/ Orleans/ Poco (1)

---Willie Nile (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

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Music News for 020120:

---Local guitar superstar and multi-instrumentalist, Randy McStine has released another experimental album.  Here’s what McStine said in his facebook post about the project and a handy link:  

 “If you dig my experimental side, I just released an instrumental recording called Anachronismish. It's a 30-minute live guitar odyssey which draws upon my love of Jeff Beck, Fripp & Eno, Tangerine Dream, Neu!, and many others.”

https://rmcstine.bandcamp.com/album/anachronismish


---It’s the first of February and that means that the sale of popular restaurant and lounge, Number 5 in Binghamton NY could be finalized any minute, if it’s not already.  Will that mean that things stay the same or will there be changes once the deal is finalized?  Details are lacking at the moment, but we do have assurances that Number 5 will be open until the end of May.  


---With the Spiedie Fest under new management and questions abounding, some are also wondering about another local festival, Allsiders, the festival that was intended to be a reunion for members and former members of Binghamton from all sides of the city!  The previously annual festival had been held at Rec Park for most of it’s nine years, but came under scrutiny in 2017 due to public urination and alcohol consumption.  Another venue was sought, such as Sandy Beach park on the Binghamton/ Conklin line, or on private property.  Allsiders 2018 was held at Cheri Lindsey Park, but there never was an Allsiders 2019, following the death of festival organizer Dean DeFalco in July.  The question remains will there be an Allsiders 2020? For that to happen a new organizer will have to step up.


---11-year-old guitar prodigy, Eamonn Hubert played the “Time To Shine Kids Cabaret” concert on Sunday January 19th at the Green Room 42 in NYC!  Instead of playing a selection on his guitar, he picked one that he learned on piano and brought down the house!  If you haven’t seen this for yourself yet, here’s a link to it on YouTube.


---The inclement weather of this past weekend (1/18) forced the postponement of Michael Wu’s Celebration Ensemble’s Eagles tribute show at Original’s in Owego NY.  There is not a make-up date scheduled yet...(but you know there will be).


---The Oak Ridge Boys are bringing “Elvira” to Elmira!  Sorry, but as a DJ that used to take calls for “...that song about Elmira” early in my career, I couldn’t pass that one up.  The country/pop cross-over band (from back-in-the-day when country music was Ronnie Milsap, Kenny Rogers, Eddie Rabbitt and Crystal Gayle, y’know better than todays over produced crap.) will play the Clemens Center in Elmira NY on Wednesday March 4th!  They’ll also play the Stanley Center in Utica NY on 2/13!


---Stephen Marley will play as close as The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 3/27 and the reggae star will make nine additional zonal stops as well...at, Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 3/12...Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/19...Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 3/20…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 3/21…The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 3/22…Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 3/24…The Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth MA on 3/26…Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 8/19…and Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn NYC on 8/20!


---Trumansburg area genre-blending folk-rockers, Donna The Buffalo have announced the list of bands that will participate in their annual Great Blue Heron Festival in Sherman NY!  The 2020 festival headliners will include Donna The Buffalo, Los Straitjackets and The Town Pants.  Other bands include local favorites, Driftwood, The Gunpoets and Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots, as well as Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Ekoostik Hookah, Western Centuries, The Probables, Aaron Lipp & The Slacktones, Reggae Infinity, Ponder The Albatross, Soulsha, Uncle Ben’s Remedy, 8 Ball Aitken, Sun King Warriors, The Steel City Jug Slammers, Rose & The Bros, Slyboots Circus, Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers,, Qwister, The Oak Hill Drifters, Vicious Fishes, Tiger Maple String Band, Stewed Mulligan, Black Rock Zydeco, Max Garcia Conover, Ken Hardley, Bill, Amanda & John, Big Hat No Cattle, Steel Rails, The Ukuladies and Ezekiel’s Wheel.  


---Hip hop star, Lil Tjay will play an intimate night at the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 4/4!


---The NYS Fair has confirmed that they will open on Wednesday August 26th for 13 days thru Monday (Labor Day) 9/7!  They also announced that 80’s pop singer, Sheena Easton will play on Wednesday 9/2 @ 2pm for Free on the Court!  


---The Dave Matthews Band is coming to Syracuse...and that’s not all!  The band will play a total of 12 show in the heart of the summer months in our region, beginning at...Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 6/16 & 6/17…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/3…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 07/08…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/10-11…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/14-15…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/17…Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 7/18…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/21...and finally as close as Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/22


---Eric Gales will perform at the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 3/6!


Local-ish:

---Indie/ folk rockers, Of Monsters & Men will take a Springtime jaunt thru our zone, including stops at...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/5…Riverfront Park in Harrisburg PA on 6/4…as close as Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 6/5…and two of the three nights of the Governors Ball @ Randall’s Island in NYC on 6/6  & 6/7!


---Dark Star Orchestra has announced a string of regional shows (every single one) including a local-ish stop...The WIlbur in Boston MA on 5/7...Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on two nights 5/8 & 5/9...then two more nights at The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 5/11 & 5/12...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/14...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/15...Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 5/16...McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ on 5/18...and finally, Buffalo NY on 5/19 at the Town Ballroom!


---Alice Cooper has compiled a great 80’s flavored bill that includes Tesla & Lita Ford for a late Spring 2020 run of show that has at least one local-ish venue...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/16…the closest date to Bingo-land, at the Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/17…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/19…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 6/20…Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover MD on 6/21…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 6/23…Mann Center in Philadelphia PA on 6/25…and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/26!


---James Taylor and Jackson Browne will team-up for a Spring/ Summer tour in support of Taylor’s new album, “American Standard” due for release on 2/28...See this mellow pairing at...PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 6/16…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 6/18...a local-ish stop at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/19...Fenway Park in Boston MA (ft. Brandi Carlile and Shawn Colvin instead of Jackson Browne) on 6/21...Tanglewood in Lenox MA (james taylor only) on 7/4....Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/7...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/8...and the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/10!


---The Hot Tuna tour just got local-ish...the band made up of former Jefferson Airplane alumni, Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassady will play at...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 7/9…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 7/10…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 7/11…Mahaiwe Theatre in Great Barrington MA on 7/13...The Wilbur in Boston MA on 7/14…Flynn Theatre in Burlington VT on 7/15…two dates as close as Paper Mill Island Amphitheatre in Baldwinsville (syracuse essentially) NY 7/17 as well as...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/18…and Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead in Homestead PA (near pittsburgh) on 7/19!


Regional Round-Up:

---Former Pink Floyd singer/ songwriter/ bass player, Roger Waters has announced the “This Is Not A Drill” tour set for 31 cities in North America will visit 8 cities in our larger region at...PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 07/8...Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 7/10...Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 7/17...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 7/23...The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 7/25...Boston TD Garden in Boston MA on 7/28...Capitol Arena in Washington DC on 7/30...and MSG in NYC on 8/5!


---Jam band, Phish announced their long awaited Summer schedule this week and for regional fans, that means five dates at but two venues...the closest at Giant Center in Hershey PA on 8/11 & 8/12...followed by three nights at Atlantic City Beach in Atlantic City NJ on 8/14, 8/15 & 8/16!


---The line-up for the Rochester International Jazz Festival looks great so far with Spyro Gyra on Tuesday June 23rd and Chic ft. Nile Rodgers on Friday night 6/26!  The festival will be held at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester NY and more of the line-up is sure to be announced soon.


---Ahoy, Parrotheads!  Jimmy Buffett is back in 2020 with pop/ island/ country music for...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/16...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/1...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/4...and the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/6!


---The 1975 will be touring this Spring to support their forthcoming album, “Notes On A Conditional Form” due in April!  Check them out at…Anthem in Washington DC on 5/23...Madison Square Garden in NYC on 5/26...Live! Casino & Hotel in Hanover MD on 5/29...and Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh PA on 6/2!


---Alicia Keys will embark on a Summer tour in support of her March release, “ALICIA!”  Zonal tour dates include...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 8/5…Theatre @ National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD on 8/7…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/9…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 8/11…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 8/14…and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/16!


---Hall & Oates are taking a 50th Anniversary tour of America and bringing with them KT Tunstall and Squeeze!  The duo can be seen and heard at...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/10…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/28…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/30…Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 8/22…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/25…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/27…and SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/31!


---Rising hip hop stars, Lauv have booked a national tour on the strength of his Top 20 US hit, “Lonely.” See Lauv at...Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 7/22...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/4...Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 8/6...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston on 8/7...and Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 8/8!!


---K-Pop band, BTS, has booked another US leg following their latest #1 album ”Map Of The Soul,” and will perform regional dates at...NewMeadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford NJ for two nights, on 5/23 & 5/24…at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover MD on 5/27…and another two-night stand, north of the border at Rogers Center in Toronto ON on 530 & 5/31!


---Modern hard rockers, Monster Magnet have announced a series of US dates w/ Silvertomb & Nebula and they’ll be coming into some of the larger markets in our zonal radius…at The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/21…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/22…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 3/24…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/17...and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 4/18!


---Nickelback is taking their debut album on it’s 15th Anniversary tour and they’re bringing  Stone Temple Pilots and Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown are coming along and boy will they be visiting alot, at...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/30…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/3…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/8…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/10…HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 7/11…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/17…Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/19…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/22…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/29…Arts Center in Holmdel NY on 7/31…and Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/1!


---German industrial-metal band, Rammstein will invade the US this Summer with a handful of dates to fully throttle the need their fans need to rock, at …Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal QC on 8/20...Lincoln Field in Philadelphia PA on 8/23...Jack Kent Cooke Field in Washington DC on 8/27...Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA on 9/6...and New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford NJ on 9/10!


---Barenaked Ladies will resume their “Last Summer On Earth” tour with The Gin Blossoms & Toad The Wet Sprocket in 2020 and they’ll resume it early and often, at…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/7...Central Park Summerstage in NYC on 7/8...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/10...Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/11...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/12...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 7/14...Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/15...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/19...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/22...and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/23!


---Modern rockers, Trapt, have booked a mess of regional shows for Spring 2020...here’s the breakdown...The Rockpile in Toronto ON on 3/1…Overtime Sports Bar in Kingston ON on 3/3…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 3/5…Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg PA on 3/6…Artie’s Bar & Grill in Frenchtown NJ on 3/7…Crafthouse Stage in Pittsburgh PA on 4/2…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 4/3...Revolution Bar in Amityville NY on 4/4…Granite State Music Hall in Laconia NH on 5/7 w/ Smile Empty Soul/ Tantric/ The Calling…and at 5 South Event Center in Callaway MD on 5/8!


---Stephen Malkmus, formerly with Pavement and more recently backed by The Jicks, has struck out on his own with a totally solo album, “Traditional Techniques” which will be released on 3/6 and a new band, which will be going on a 17-date tour in April, which will propagate a half-dozen times in our greater area, at...Black Cat in Washington DC on 4/10...Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/11...Webster Hall in NYC on 4/13...The Royale in Boston MA on 4/15...L’Astral in Montreal QC on 4/16...and Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 4/17!


---Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real’s Naked Garden Tour” is coming to a town near you…Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks PA on 4/6…Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 4/10...The Royale in Boston MA on 4/11…Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 4/13…Columbus Theatre in Providence RI on 4/14...Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 4/15…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/16…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 4/18...and 930 Club in Washington DC on 4/19!


---Hip hop star, Yungblud has booked at least three zonal shows for Spring 2020...all part of his 30+ date world tour...nice to know we rate a little.  See YB on Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/8...Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 5/9...and Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 5/10!


---Modern rockers, Godsmack only have festival appearances booked for 2020, two of which are within the contour of our regional zone and they are bringing along some very cool friends...Dirty Honey, Halestorm and Theory Of A Deadman!  See them all at the Rock The Rock Festival @ The Rock in Newark NJ on 4/24...and at the Big Gig Festival @ the DCU Center in Worcester MA on 4/25!


---If you love the blues, then the Buddy Guy/ Jonny Lang tour is worth checking out, pairing the legend with the young protege, at...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 7/21…Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 7/22…Diamond Horseshoe in NYC (just Buddy) on 7/23...Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 7/25...Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 7/26...and Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 7/28!


---David Letterman’s former band leader, Paul Shaffer is playing a few dates before teaming up with Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers in July, including a date with Ivan Neville at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/12…and a solo show at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 5/3!!


---Richie Kotzen, guitarist for Poison, Mr. Big and the Winery Dogs will make a three night stand at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 6/23, 24, & 25!


---R&B singer, Patti Austin is just picking and choosing where and when she wants to play these days, prepping her tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and playing...Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 3/6…and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 3/7!


---Macy Gray has planned a half-dozen Winter 2020 four our greater zone, including...the previously announced two-night stand at City Winery in Washington DC on 3/2-3, plus ...Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 3/4...Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/6...Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 3/7...City Winery in Boston on MA 3/10…and Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/12!



---Tom DeLonge, formerly of blink-182, is taking his side-band, Angels & Airwaves, back on the road!  Catch their act at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/23...Olympia de Montreal in Montreal QC on 5/29...Toads Place in New Haven CT on 5/30…Starland Ballroom @ Sayreville NJ on 5/31...and Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 6/3!


---The Go Go’s return!  The all-female 80’s rockers are set to play regional shows at...FedField in Landover MD w/Foo Fighters/ Band Of Horses on 7/4...Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 7/5…Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 7/7...Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 7/9...and Grand Theatre in Mashantucket CT on 7/10!


---Against Me! has booked Spring dates with Stef Chura at...Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 3/11…The Met in Pawtucket RI on 3/13…Higher Ground in Burlington VT on 3/14...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/15…Stage West in State College PA on 3/17…and Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 3/18!


---Alt-rockers, The Unlikely Candidates have mapped out a spring jaunt for 2020, including zonal stops at...Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 4/7...Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/8...Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 4/10...L’Escogriffe Bar in Montreal QC on 4/11...New Hampshire Stage (concord theatre) in Concord NH on 4/12…Electric Haze in Worcester MA on 4/13...Union Stage in Washington DC on 4/15...Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 4/18...Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 4/19...Revolution in Amityville NY on 4/21…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 4/22…Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 4/23…Middle East Club in Cambridge MA on 4/24…Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 4/25!


ONE NIGHT ONLY:

---The musician described as the hispanic Bob Dylan, the subject of the documentary “Searching For Sugar Man,” Rodriguez will play a one-off at The Cabot in Beverly MA on 4/4!

---Conor Oberst returns as his emo-alter ego, Bright Eyes, at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 6/20!  The question is, will this show be a one-off or is it the beginning of a tour?


TOUR TWEAKING:

---Atlanta Rhythm Section adds the Concert Pavilion @ Point Of The Bluff Vineyard in Hammondsport NY on 7/18!

---FItz & The Tantrums add Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 2/26!

---Robin Trower adds Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 10/3!

---Los Lobos adds Ocean City Music Hall in Ocean City NJ on 6/23...and Whitaker Center in Harrisburg PA on 6/25!

---The Guess Who adds Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 2/8…and Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 6/19!

---Paul Anka adds Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 5/8...and Twin River Event Center in Lincoln RI on 6/26!

---Styx add Big Night Live in Boston MA on 3/24!

---The Orchestra starring ELO former members adds Rivers Casino in Schenectady NY on 9/12!

---Lonestar finally adds a zonal date to their 2020 tour...at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/20!

---Candlebox adds The Cabot in Beverly MA on 4/23...and Reverb in Reading PA on 4/24!

---Bone Thugs-N-Harmony add Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 1/31!

---Crack The Sky adds Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 2/9...and The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 3/6!

---Digable Planets add Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 2/23!

---Red Dragon Cartel add Musikfest Cafe @ ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem PA on 5/5!

---Pure Prairie League add The Birchmere in Vienna VA on 5/28!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 6/12!

---.38 Special adds the Event Center @  Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 4/17!

---REO Speedwagon adds Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 5/20...and Big Night Live in Boston MA on 5/25!

---The Front Bottoms add Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 4/17!

---Judy Collins & Arlo Guthrie add another joint show at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 6/25!

---Halsey adds a second night at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NY on 7/16, with opening acts blackbear and Pvris!  Openers for the first night have yet to be confirmed…

---Fabolous add Big Night Live in Boston MA on 3/1…and Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 3/13!

---American Pie singer/ songwriter, Don McLean adds...City Winery in Boston MA on 8/14…and Ocean City Music Hall in Ocean City NJ on 8/17!

---Squeeze add two more solo Winter headlining shows (before taking a two-month break leading up to a three month gig warming up for Hall & Oates North American tour)...Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 2/21…and Grand Opera House in Wilmington DE on 2/22!

---Billy Joel adds another residency show at MSG in NYC on 7/23!

---Between The Buried And Me add a second night at The Gramercy in NYC on 6/18!

---The Lumineers, Diana DeMuth and Caamp add Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NY on 6/13!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone add Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 3/20...Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 4/19...New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 6/13...and Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 9/11!

---If you hadn’t heard yet the acoustic Stone Temple Pilots tour has been cancelled due to a herniated disc in singer, Jeff Gutts neck injury.  That sounds painful even to write about. The tour with Nickelback is still on however, so it sounds like they’re expecting him to have recovered by then.  The tour had four regional dates starting on February 25th.


NEW BANDS ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (1)

---Against Me!?/ Stef Chura (6)

---Angels & Airwaves (5)

---Atlanta Rhythm Section (1)

---Barenaked Ladies/ The Gin Blossoms/ Toad The Wet Sprocket (10)

---Buddy Guy/ Jonny Lang (5)

---Buddy Guy (1)

---Candlebox (2)

---Chic ft. Nile Rodgers (1)

---Crack The Sky (2)

---Dark Star Orchestra (10)

---Dave Matthews Band (12)

---Digable Planets (1)
---Don McLean (2)

---Fabolous (2)

---Fitz & The Tantrums (1)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone

---Hot Tuna (9)

---Jimmy Buffett (4)

---Lauv (5)

---Lil Tjay (1)

---Lonestar (1)

---Los Lobos (2)

---Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (9)

---Nickelback/ Stone Temple Pilots/ Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown (11)

---NYS Fair (13)

---Patti Austin (2)

---Paul Anka (2)

---Pure Prairie League/ Firefall (1)

---Rammstein (5)

---Red Dragon Cartel (1)

---REO Speedwagon (2)

---Robin Trower (1)

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes (1)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Squeeze (2)

---Stone Temple Pilots (-4)

---Styx (1)

---The Go-Go’s (5)

---The Guess Who (2)

---The Lumineers (1)

---The Oak Ridge Boys (2)

---The Orchestra starring ELO former members (1)

---The Unlikely Candidates (14)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

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Music News for 012420:

[Note: My apologies for the delay in posting material recently.  I have blown thru another lap top (my third btw) and the ensuing process of recovering files and keeping up with gathering all the new concert news on my phone while while transitioning to a different device have set me back from regularly posting.  Hopefully the tablet I’m working from now won’t die until I can afford a new lap top. C’est la vie. Unfortunately some of this will be old news or outdated by the time you read it, but there is still a lot that is not. Hopefully this post will mark a return to regular posting, however, we will be catching up for awhile]

---The devastating wildfires in Australia may be half a planet away, but the devastation has touched all of our hearts.  The prospect of losing a billion animals seems mind-boggling and tugs at the heart and weighs on the mind of all human beings, including Sid Peake of local band, The Gents

Sid has reserved Touch Of Texas for a large scale benefit to raise money to help fight the horrible wildfires that scar Australia, on Saturday February 29th at 4pm until 10pm (or whenever.).  The Concert For Australia will not only feature The Gents, but also a reunion performance of Naughty Bitz and many more, yet to come I’m sure! 

---The updated version of The Blind Spots, now known as Maddy Walsh & The Blind Spots, will be recording a live performance of the band for a future episode of the PBS Station’s series, “Expressions.”  The show will be recorded at WSKG studios in Vestal NY and is free and open to the public!

---Those of you who are fans of local guitarist, Dusty Wayne should note that he has allegedly retired from performing.  Peter Feurst (Rusty Pete) posted the news on his facebook page this way:

“Hello out there in the great unknown. Just wanted to let everyone know that Ol' Dusty Wayne has retired from the music scene, at least as to playing out on the big stage. No explanation....no excuses....just thought it was time to pack up the old Fender Bass and change direction.

He will still be wandering the woods of Friendsville, Pa, if you ever find yourself out that way...look him up...We had a good run, and made a lot of good music...you will be missed.”

---Local folk rockers, Milkweed will be a part of the 3rd Annual Steamtown String Fling at the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in Scranton PA on Friday March 27th!  The show starts at 7:30p and tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show!  Other bands taking part in the festival include Scranton’s own Dave Brown & The Dishonest Fiddlers, Buffalo based Tyler Westcott (of Folkfaces) and Columbus Ohio’s, Coal Cave Hollow Boys!

---Are Nate Calzetoni and Honker considering a tribute show for Pink Floyd’s epic album, “The Wall?”  Calzetoni sure gave a telling hint in a facebook post last week.  Underneath a pic inspired by that classic album, was a message that simply said, “October 24th, 2020.  Ransom Steele Tavern.  More info coming soon.”  We all thought that the Oysterhead tribute was next, so maybe after that…[Nate later reminded me in a personal message, that the Oysterhead tribute is in April!]

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse NY has suffered it’s first leak of 2020…Sheena Easton reportedly will play the fair on Wednesday 9/2!  We will stay on top of all NYS Fair announcements as the annual event draws nearer!  This may also mean that Easton is planning a late Summer US tour! Hmmm.

---For you fans of christian rock…(which I personally agree with Hank Hill from King of the Hill on…it doesn’t make either rock or christianity better.) For King & Country have booked the BC Arena in Binghamton for their show on 5/1!

 ---Saves The Day, now on tour opening for Third Eye Blind, has booked an “off-day” at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 3/26!

---It’s not unlikely that the The Unlikely Candidates will be playing our local area at all, in fact it’s already booked! They’ll be at The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 4/9…and also…Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 4/5…Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 4/7…Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/8…Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 4/10…Union Stage in Washington DC on 4/15…Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 4/18…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 4/19... Mercury Lounge in NYC on 4/21…Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville NY on 4/22...Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge MA on 4/24...and Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 4/25!

---Last In Line and Lynch Mob have scheduled a double bill at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/22!  Last In Line, the remnants of DIo have only a few dates booked this year so far and this is the closest, most Bingo-centric date of them all, otherwise they’ll be well outside of our larger region. 

LOCAL-ISH:

---After a hoo-hum 2019 concert schedule, Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY is going big in 2020 announcing a two night stand with The Avett Brothers on 7/23 & 7/24!  In addition the band will play the…Mann Center in Philadelphia PA on 6/13…Chautauqua Amphitheatre in Chautauqua NY on 7/22…and Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 9/18!

---The Summer of 2020 is set to be a great one with yet another great classic rock package tour!  The Jukebox Heroes tour will feature Foreigner, Kansas and Europe and it will have at least one local-ish stop as it plods across America…which is Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/5...as well as...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/2...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston on 8/4...Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/7...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/8...SPAC in Saratoga Springs on 8/9...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/21...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/22...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/23...and the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/25!

---matchbox twenty is back, (following a seemingly endless litany of Rob Thomas solo concerts, right?) and they’re back with a 2020 tour featuring another late 1990’s alt-pop band, The Wallflowers!  See them both at the Event Center @ Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem PA on 7/17...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/18...as close as Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/19...The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/21...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/22...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/24...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/25...Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/26...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/28...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/29...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/26...Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/29...and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/30! 

---Steely Dan and Steve Winwood have combined for a huge US tour with local-ish implications...See the “Earth After Dark 2020 North American Tour” at...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 6/23...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 6/30...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/1...Lakeview Amphitheatre in nearby Syracuse NY on 7/3...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/5...two nights at the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/7 & 7/8...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/10...and as close as Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/11!

---Add Metallica tribute band, Creeping Death, to The Acacia Strain show at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 4/2, as well as all other regional dates on the tour, including…State House in New Haven CT on 2/28…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/1…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 4/3…The Kingsland in Brooklyn NYC on 4/4…and Undergroud Arts in Philadelphia PA on 4/5!

---The only zonal stop on Nelly’s 22-date world tour is at Del Lago Casino Resort in Waterloo NY on 2/1!?  Nuff Said! 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---New Jersey rockers, Bon Jovi has joined forces with Canadian rocker, Bryan Adams for a half dozen zonal dates in most major cities in our larger zone…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 7/10...The Rock in Newark NJ on 7/14...Boston TD Garden in Boston MA on 7/16...Capital Arena in Washington DC on 7/25...and Madison Square Garden in NYC on 7/27!

---Other Southern rockers come and go, but The Charlie Daniels Band just keeps rockin’ along...and this Summer they’re teaming up with the Marshall Tucker Band for their “Fire On The Mountain Tour!”  They’ll be firing up their fiddles at...UPMC Events Center in Moon PA on 4/30...Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 5/1...the Palace Theatre in Waterbury CT on 5/7...the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 5/8...Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 5/9...Daniels will play two regional dates without MTB at American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 8/28...and Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 8/30!

---Social House first ever headlining tour, after opening for Ariana Grande on the “Sweetener” tour…The 16-date tour will make four zonal stops…at U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 3/16...The Foundry @ The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 3/17...The Gramercy in NYC on 3/18...and Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 3/19! 

---Singer Mandy Moore will tour behind her first album in ten years, “Silver Landing,” with plenty of regional stops…at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 3/20...the Music Box @ The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 3/21...The Orpheum in Boston MA on 3/22...the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/24...Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/26...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 3/27...and the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 3/28!

---Folk/ blues/ country rockers, the Zac Brown Band·has booked one of the busiest area schedules in recent memory, including stops at...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 5/24 & 5/25...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 5/29...Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 5/30...Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 5/31...Molson Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 6/12...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 6/13...Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Center NY on 6/14...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/18...The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/19...Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/25...Citi Field in Queens NYC on 6/26...and the Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 6/27!

     ---Volbeat are touring in support of their new studio album, “Rewind, Replay, Rebound,” with a 19-date tour and only three shows will be in the northeast…Clutch will open!  See them at...Giant Center in Hershey PA on 5/2...UMBC Event Center in Baltimore MD on 5/12...and The Rooftop @ Pier 17 in NYC on 5/13!   

 ---Christopher Cross will celebrate his 40th on the road with a tour that is coming into the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, at…The Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 4/7...Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 4/9...Sound Waves @ the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City NJ on 4/10...Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 4/11...and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/13!

---The Darkness is returning to North American, and no I’m not talking about Russian tampering or Trump (although I could), but The British retro rockers are set to make at least four zonal stops in 2020 with scheduled venues including...The Royale in Boston MA on 5/11...Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 5/12...Webster Hall in NYC on 5/13...and Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 5/15!

---John Lodge, bass player of The Moody Blues, will play a handful of area shows in March as part of a greater solo tour!  Look for Mr. Lodge at...Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 3/3...Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 3/4....The Warehouse in Fairfield CT on 3/6...Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 3/7...and Cary Hall in Lexington MA on 3/8!

---Country/ pop cross-over artist, Tim McGraw will trek thru our zone this summer making a few local-ish stops...Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/10...Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/11...The Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 7/12...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/18...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/25...CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 7/30...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/31...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/1...and Citizens Park in Philadelphia PA on 9/12!

---Two of the shows for the 2020 edition of Batavia Downs in Batavia NY’s annual “Rockin’ The Downs” Summer concert series have been announced...or rather leaked, ahead of the actual, official announcement…so the unofficial info we have so far is that Molly Hatchet will play the Downs on 7/10…and Wishbone Ash will perform on 9/11!  We await more info, both official and unofficial, to send your way!

 ---Sleeping With Sirens & The Amity Affliction will join-up for 21 dates…but, just two in the northeast so expect another leg to be announced…but for now, see them at...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/16...and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/20!

---Between The Buried And Me are set to celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a massive tour and plenty of regional implications…at Black Cat in Washington DC on 5/10...Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 5/12...The Gramercy in NYC on 5/13...The Palladium in Worcester MA on 5/14...Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 5/15...the Opera House Venue in Toronto ON on 6/15...and Fairmount Theatre in Montreal QC on 6/17!

---New Jersey rockers, The Smithereens are playing plenty of dates close to home on their latest tour...at the Paramount Hudson in Peekskill NY on 2/22...SOPAC in South Orange NJ on 3/6…Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch NJ on 3/7…Springer Concert Hall in Staten Island NYC on 3/9…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 10/9!

---The Outlaws are wranglin’ up another major dose of country rock for fans in our greater coverage area, so pull up a hay bail and check out their schedule...Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 3/27...Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle PA on 3/28…Lamp Theatre in Irwin (Pittsburgh) PA on 3/29…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/31…The Warehouse in Fairfield CT on 4/1…Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 4/2…Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 4/3…and Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 4/4!

---Crooner, Paul Anka, doesn’t exactly tour much anymore, but he does still get out and perform a few shows a year!  Regionally, it seems like he’ll be spending lots of time near us, at...American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 5/10…Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 5/13…and Westbury Theatre in Westbury NY on 5/15!

---Attention parrot heads!  Jimmy Buffett has announced 2020 tour dates and he’ll be coming north of the border at least a few times...at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/16…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/1...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/4…and the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/6!

---California indie/ jam band, Vetiver, has booked a tour that will bring them to our larger zone in late March and early April, at...Drake Hotel in Toronto ON on 3/29…ArtsRiot in Burlington VT on 3/31...Once Ballroom in Somerville MA on 4/1…State House in New Haven CT on 4/2...Rough Trade in Brooklyn NYC on 4/3…BSP Kingston in Kingston NY on 4/4...Underground Arts (or maybe Boot and Saddle?) in Philadelphia PA on 4/5…and Songbyrd Music House in Washington DC on 4/7!

---Rochester indie-electronic band (also called indietronic), Joywave has announced a Spring tour to support their new album, “The Sounds Of Possession” coming out in March!  (Of course they’ve already had a breakout national hit with “Dangerous” collaborating with Big Data back in 2014!)  See them and hear their new music at...Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 4/18… Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 4/21…Elsewhere in Brooklyn NYC on 4/23…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/24…and at the 930 Club in Washington DC on 4/25!

---The Felice Brothers tour is barely coming anywhere near our greater zone.  So far the closest date is at World Café Live in Wilmington DE on 4/24, but we’ll let you know if that changes.

---The all-female Russian anti-authoritarian punk band, Pussy Riot will bring their tour of America to our greater region, but only for three stops...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/31…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/3...and 930 Club in Washington DC on 4/4!

---UK post-modern star, Robyn Hitchcock is just playing the southern edge of our coverage area on this tour...Jammin Java in Alexandria VA on 5/13…and Rams Head Live in Annapolis MD on 5/14!

---Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel, is on the loose and coming soon to a pub, club or cafe near you...The Vault Music Hall @ The Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 4/29...Mulcahy’s in Wantagh NY on 5/1...Iridium Jazz Club on 5/2-5/3…and Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem PA on 5/5!

 ---Boston Calling has confirmed their festival dates for Friday 5/22 thru Sunday 5/24!  Line-up tbd!

---The Rhode Island Blues Fest at Mulligan’s Island in Cranston RI has also confirmed their 2020 show dates, which will be on Saturday and Sunday, 8/15-16!  Their line-up is also pending!

---The Pat Travers Band have booked a few terrestrial dates around the “On The Blues Cruise” in April...both before hand at the Iridium Jazz Club on 2/27...and My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 2/29...then afterward at Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 6/27!

---The Artimus Pyle Band are booking a few dates, Artimus of course former drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd!  See APB at as close as...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 4/17…the previously announced Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 4/18...Pat Garrett Amphitheatre in Bethel PA (near Hershey) on 6/5...and MassMutual Center in Springfield MA on 10/9!

---Frankie Valli is adding more solo dates (outside of his committments to the Four Seasons) to his 2020 schedule...St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 5/1…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 5/22...and the Event Center @ Wind Creek Casino (formerly the sands) in Bethlehem PA on 8/13!  That’s in addition to the previously announced show at The Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 5/2!

 ---The American Pop Tour is back, but only two shows have been booked so far and just one in our greater zone, with The Buckinghams, The Box Tops & The Grass Roots @ the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 2/29!

---Railroad Earth has lined-up a Winter 2020 tour that will bring them into our greater coverage area for a handful of shows…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/7…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 2/8…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 3/19…and two nights at 930 Club in Washington DC on 3/20 & 3/21!

---The Indigo Girls have booked a series of Spring 2020 shows and at least a quintuplet of them will fall into our larger zone, including…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 3/17…Palace Theatre in Stamford CT on 3/20…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/22…Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/25…and the Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 3/28!

---Former American Idol Season 5 alumni, Chris Daughtry is planning to tour the New England/ Mid-Atlantic states again with his band, Daughtry, and his sights on…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 3/24…Palace Theatre in Stamford CT on 3/25…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 3/27…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 3/28…Paramount Theatre in Rutland Vt on 5/9...and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 9/3!

---Modern rockers, Life Of Agony have booked a handful of tour dates so far in 2020, and just two of them will play in our zone…The Foundry in Philadelphia PA on 3/13...Crafthouse Stage in Pittsburgh PA on 4/1...The Chameleon in Lancaster on 4/3...The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 4/4…and the Warsaw in Brooklyn NY on 4/5!

 ---Ministry has announced a 6-date North American mini-tour for Summer 2020, but it will, so far, only feature one date in our larger region…at Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 7/18!

---GZA, of Wu-Tang Clan will make two regional appearances before heading to the UK in March...at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 2/27…and Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 2/28!

---Master P doesn’t play our zone much on his latest tour, but he is bringing Silkk The Shocker, Mia X and Fiend to DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC on 3/7!  Otherwise he’s touring mostly in the South and Midwest.

---Nick Cannon of the Fox TV show, “The Masked Singer” is taking to the road with a Hip Hop  bill that includes Saweetie and DC Young Fly!   See them at...Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 3/12…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 3/13…The Rock in Newark NJ on 3/14…and The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 3/16!

---American Idol alumni, Phillip Phillips will play a two-night stand at the City Winery in Boston MA on 1/16 & 1/17!

---Alt-indie band, Sloan have mapped out a modest tour for the next few months that includes two area stops...City Winery in Boston MA on 2/19…and Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 3/8!

---The Governors Ball is set for Randall’s Island in NYC on 6/5-6/7!  Line-up tba! 

---Grouplove booked a one-off with Hollis Brown opening at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 1/25!  On the heels of announcing that however, they also booked a tour for the Spring, so you can also find them at...Roxian Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 5/8…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/9…The Strand in Providence RI on 5/12…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 5/13…and Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 5/15! 

---Sheila E. has only one date of her five bookings that falls into our larger zone…City Winery in Washington DC on 4/19!

---Macy Gray isn’t touring so far in 2020, but she did book two shows at City Winery in Washington DC on 3/2 & 3/3! 

---The Town Pants, are getting ready for their St. Patricks Day tour which also includes some Canadian dates will also play in the US, at…Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 3/14…Smith Opera House in Geneva NY on 3/20…Barrow Civic Theatre in Franklin PA on 3/27…Wellsville Creative Arts Center in Wellsville NY on 3/28…and Estival Festival in Caneadea NY (near Houghton) on 6/20!

---Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey (remember, he took over after Steve Perry left?)  has booked a solo show in our zone, outside of the half-dozen he has announced that he’ll play in 2020, at…Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville NY on 7/4!

---Hip Hop star, Fabulous has booked a small tour for March and April including these regional stops...Apollo Theatre in NYC on 3/6…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 3/7…

The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre  in Wallingford CT on 3/13... and Big Night Live Concert Hall in Boston MA on 3/15!

 

---Train is booking a few dates here and a few more there, but not mounting a traditional tour for 2020...so far just one show in our region...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 6/19!

TRIBUTE BAND BREAKDOWN:

---Kiss The Sky-Jimi Hendrix Re-Experience will bring the spirit of Hendrix back at…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 1/24…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 2/14…and Westhampton Beach Center in Westhampton Beach NY on 3/7!

---Luther Re-Lives (luther vandross tribute band) City Winery in Washington DC on 7/10!

---Get The Led Out (led zeppelin tribute band) one of the most active tribute bands adds a bunch of shows this week...Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 2/1…Beacon Theatre in Hopewell VA on 4/11…two show at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 4/17 & 4/18…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 6/5...two nights at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 6/26 & 6/27...and...Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 7/25!

---Departure (journey tribute band) will play two nights at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/20 & 3/21!

---Queen tribute band, Almost Queen, will not only play State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 4/18…as well as Mulcahy’s in Wantagh NY on 2/29…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 3/6…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 5/1…The Theatre in Atlantic City NJ on 5/23…and The Strand in Providence RI on 6/19!

---Natural Wonder (Stevie wonder tribute band) at Rivers Casino in Schenectady NY on 6/4 & 6/5!

---Who’s Bad (michael jackson tribute band) will be in our zone on Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls NY on 4/24...and at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/25!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Sting books a one-timer (outside of his Vegas residency) at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 5/1!

---August Burns Red, who will spend the Spring opening for Killswitch Engage, will break away from the tour for one night at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/9!

---Carrie Underwood, who seems to be mostly playing festivals this summer will also play The Great Allentown Fair, which oddly enough is at the Allentown Fairgrounds in Allentown PA on 9/4! If you try to search this one by artist, alphabetically, you’ll find it under The Great Allentown Fair.

---Joss Stone plays a one-off at  Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on 7/9!  Her only other area appearance will be at the Love Rocks benefit in NYC on 3/12!

---Fastball will play a one-off at the City Winery in Boston MA on 2/5!

---80’s R&B/pop singer Taylor Dayne will play a one-off with Bonnie Pointer and Jody Watley

at St. George Theatre in Staten Island on 6/14!

TOUR TWEAKING:

 ---The Motley Crue/ Def Leppard/ Poison/ Joan Jett Summer tour adds a second night at Fenway Park in Boston MA on 8/26!

---The Infamous Stringdusters add Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/14!

---KT Tunstall adds Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/30…and Norwood Theatre in Norwood MA on 5/1!

---The Ultimate 70’s Tour ft. Orleans, Pure Prairie League and Poco adds the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 5/3!

---They Might Be Giants add a second night at Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 4/8 (which will now be the first night of 2, as the second show will follow on 4/9)…and Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 5/6!

---Airborne Toxic Event books a four-night stand at Bowery Ballroom in NYC from 4/7 thru 4/10!

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones add Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 6/3!

---Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson adds Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 3/10!

---The Walter Trout Band has booked a ton of 2020 dates, (mostly in other countries) but only one in our larger “day trip” zone…at The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 3/26!

---Aztec Two-Step adds Towne Crier Café in Beacon NY on 3/6…and Parrott Delaney Tavern in New Hartford CT on 4/18!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson adds Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on 6/27! 

---Jeffrey Gaines adds the Hard Rock Café in Pittsburgh PA on 6/18!

---BBMak added some additional come back dates...City Winery in Boston MA on 3/22...Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on 3/26….and iPlay America Events Center in Freehold NJ on 4/3!

---Squeeze adds Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 2/24!

---Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett adds the Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 3/11!

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox add Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 3/15!

---They Might Be Giants add Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 5/3!

---David Crosby adds Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 6/10!

---AWOLNATION w/ The Beaches, Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness and Bleeker add The Rooftop @ Pier 17 in NYC on 5/27!

---Todd Snider adds City Winery in Boston MA on 3/4!

---Reel Big Fish have confirmed their show at The Paramount in Huntington on 3/6!

 

---Billy Joel has confirmed residency show #74 at MSG in NYC on 3/19...and booked residency show #77 at MSG on 6/6!

 ---Howard Jones confirms City Winery in Boston MA on 3/16!

---The Verve Pipe confirm their date at City Winery in Boston MA on 4/9!

---David Archuleta adds City Winery in Boston MA on 4/25!

---Crash Test Dummies add City Winery in Boston MA on 5/4!

---Silversun Pickups adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 3/3!

---Pitbull adds Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 3/27!

---Trapt adds Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville NY on 4/4!

---Patti Labelle adds The Palace Theatre in Stamford CT on 5/5!

---Canned Heat adds the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 4/19!

 

---Elton John has added more “Farewell Tour” dates, at...MSG in NYC on 4/6-7...The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 4/10-11...The Rock in Newark NJ on 4/15...and Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 4/17-18!

 

---City And Colour, (formerly The City & The  Color) adds Count  Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/15...and a three-night stand at Mtelus in Montreal QC on 5/24-26!

 

---Eve 6 and  Alien Ant Farm add Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 5/19!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Airborne Toxic Events (4)

---American Pop w/ The Buckinghams/ The Box Tops/ The Grass Roots (1)

---Artimus Pyle Band (4)

---August Burns Red (1)

---AWOLNATION/ The Beaches/ Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness/ Bleeker (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (2)

---BBMak (3)

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (1)

---Between The Buried And Me (7)

---Billy Joel (2)

---Bon Jovi/ Bryan Adams (5)

---Canned Heat (1)

---Charlie Daniels Band/ Marshall Tucker Band (5)

---Charlie Daniels Band/ Scooter Brown Band (2)

---Christopher Cross (5)

---City And Colour (4)

---Crash Test Dummies (1)

---Daughtry (5)

---David Crosby (1)

---Elton John (7)

---Eve 6/ Alien Ant Farm (1)

---Fabolous (4)

---Fastball (1)

---Felice Brothers (1)

---For King & Country (1)

---Foreigner/ Kansas/ Europe (10)

---Frankie Valli (3)

---Governors Ball (3)

---Grouplove/ Hollis Brown (1)

---Grouplove (5)

---GZA (2)

---Howard Jones (1)

---Indigo Girls (5)

---Jeffrey Gaines (1)

---Jimmy Buffett (4)

---John Lodge (4)

---Joss Stone (1)

---KT Tunstall (2)

---Last In Line/ Lynch Mob (1)

---Life Of Agony (5)

---Macy Gray (2)

---Mandy Moore (7)

---matchbox twenty/ The Wallflowers (13)

---Ministry (1)

---Molly Hatchet (1)

---Motley Crue/ Def Leppard/ Poison/ Joan Jett (1)

---Nelly (1)

---Nick Cannon presents/ Saweetie/ DC Young Fly (4)

---Patti Labelle (1)

---Paul Anka (3)

---Phillip Phillips (2)

---Pitbull (1)

---Pussy Riot (3)

---Railroad Earth (5)

---Red Dragon Cartel (5)

---Reel Big Fish (1)

---Ricky Nelson Remembered starring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson (1)

---Robyn Hitchcock (2)

---Saves The Day (1)

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (1)

---Silversun Pickups (1)

---Sleeping With Sirens/ The Amity Affliction (2)

---Sloan (2)

---Social House (4)

---Squeeze (1)

---Steely Dan/ Steve Winwood (9)

---Steve Augeri (1)

---Sting (1)

---Taylor Dayne/ Bonnie Pointer/ Jody Watley (1)

---The Avett Brothers (5)

---The Darkness (4)

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson (1)

---The Infamous Stringdusters (1)

---The Outlaws (8)

---The Pat Travers Band (3)

---The Smithereens (5)

---The Town Pants (5)

---The Unlikely Candidates (12)

---The Verve Pipe (1)

---They Might Be Giants (2)

---Tim McGraw (9)

---Todd Snider (1)

---Train (1)

---Trapt (1)

---Ultimate 70’s Tour w/ Orleans/ Pure Prairie League/ Poco (1)

---Vetiver (8)

---Volbeat/ Clutch (3)

 ---Walter Trout Band (1)

---Wishbone Ash (1)

---Zac Brown Band (13)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

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Music News for 011720:

---For longer than my local music website has existed, (which is now up to 12 years) it has been our pleasure to list the week-to-week shows of Brotherhood, among all of the other local bands that play our larger Bingo-centric area.  As of Friday night (12/27) that came to an end.  Matthew L’Bonti, the most recent member of the band, shared this news on Thursday 12/26 in a post on his facebook page,

As some of you know, Brotherhood will be retiring as a band this year.

My 3 years with the band pale in comparison to the near 50 YEARS it has existed, but the memories, experiences and people I met in that time will last me a lifetime.

Thank you Carl Petro for welcoming me into the Brotherhood family 

That being said, why don’t you all come dance with us one more time tomorrow (Friday 12/27) at Number 5 Restaurant?”

…the announcement came as a surprise to fans, many of whom are wondering what will become of the individual members now?    …and why end the band?  What’s left of the Brotherhood website answers the questions.  Carl Petro is retiring, meanwhile Kassie & Jim are teaming up with Jim Hull and Tom Dimock of Old Friends to form a new band called, Brothers and Friends.  A new website is apparently coming soon. 

---Don’t be surprised if you lose track of the Vestal Museum, home of the Second Saturday Coffee house, sometime this Spring of Summer.  The Museum is moving back to it’s original site, on the Vestal Rail Trail, in hopes of securing National Historic status!   The Museum is currently near the intersection of the Vestal Parkway and Route 26, adjacent to the Vestal Public Library.  According to broadcast reports funding has already been arranged for the move.

---Maine-Endwell grad, now Albany area musician/ activist and of course, Ayanna del Valle’s sister, Taina Asili, sent all of her fans a new video and a message for the holiday season, during our break.  I want to share it with you now. 

“Familia, 

I am so thrilled to bring in the New Year with this NEW MUSIC VIDEO in collaboration with One Billion Rising!!! 2019 has been a powerful year of collaborating with artivists to bring justice and healing into the world. Earlier I had the privilege of connecting with renowned playwright and activist Eve Ensler, and we began visioning this new liberation anthem. We now offer you this "We Are Rising" music video and song for free download. Play it at your New Year's Eve celebration and let's #RaiseTheVibration in 2020!

I also want to thank you all so much for all the support you have given me this year in continuing my art and liberation work. So many of you have attended my concerts, workshops, talks or film screenings. Many of you have purchased my music, and shared my work on social media, often sending me messages of love and encouragement. I can't began to say how much this means to me. As a grassroots independent artist doing social justice work, your support is essential to doing what I do.  And it reminds me that we are in this together and we will win!

Please accept this virtual embrace I am sending from the beaches of Puerto Rico to you. 

With Love and Gratitude,
Taína”

Sadly, Puerto Rico is now beset by new tragedy, as a series of earthquakes have rattled the country the last two weeks.  I have no doubt we’ll be hearing more from Asili to help out the hard hit territory.

Here’s the link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg1XARMrhsM&feature=emb_title

---If you saw the Stanley Law Office commercials for the holiday song, “We Are One (Christmas Is Here)” and were wondering about it’s origins, it was the brainchild of a adjunct professor at Syracuse University, producer/ songwriter, Bob Halligan Jr. and features 40 musicians from the Syracuse area.  Downloading the song for 99 cents fights hunger and homelessness in our community.  Each download is said to feed a family of three.  For more information see their website, Music For The Mission.org

---Finger Lakes Thaw has announced it’s 2020 dates…this year’s annual music fest that celebrates the coming of Spring will be held in downtown Ithaca NY on March 20th & 21st!  Round #1 of the festivals line-up was announced on 1/2 and ticket prices were also set at $35 for a two-day pass.  Meanwhile click on the hyperlink for more details!

---TogethernessFest 2020 has been announced!  The annual, 3-day, local music festival held at Fools Hill Farm Brewery in Spencer NY will be held from Friday, June 26th thru Sunday June 28th!  For more, see their facebook page by clicking on the hyperlink in this story.

---Local band, The Vollmer’s have announced that as of 12/18, their debut album, ”Waves On The Sea”, is now available to be purchased on their website as a CD, a download or in streaming form.  The Vollmer’s are a local Binghamton area folk duo featuring married musical couple Brian Vollmer of Simmerin’ Stew and the Gerry Jarcia String Band, and Claire Byrne of Driftwood and the album is the story of their journey. 

---Congrats to singer, Donal O’Shaughnessy who recently noted that 2020 will mark his 25th year in the entertainment business!  Does this mean we have to buy him an anniversary present now?  Seriously, thanks for all the music, Donal!

---If you’re a fan of Barbra Streisand check out the Streisand tribute show, Simply Streisand, at The BC Forum in Binghamton on 2/29/2020, starring opera singer and Binghamton University alum, Carla DelVillaggio.  According to the shows promotional material DelVillaggio the New York Post says she is, “…the next best thing to seeing Streisand herself.”  Tickets start at $19.00.

---The African American violin duo, Black Violin, has been booked (according to some websites) at the  Osterhout Theatre @ Binghamton University in Vestal on 9/24!  Black Violin, who originated in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; have been taking their classical-meets hip-hop sound and combining it with a message of unity and inclusiveness, for audiences for over a dozen years!  They have only two albums, but a unique sound that bears checking out.  No word on ticket prices yet, as the show isn’t posted as of this writing on the venues official website, so we’ll update as info is produced.

---Guitar great Robin Trower has booked a tour for Fall 2020 already, including a local stop at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 10/2!  The additional zonal dates include…Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 9/30…Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 10/1…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 10/4…and Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 10/9!

---Howard Jones will play the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca as a part of his 2020 tour in support of his new album “transform” and to mark the 35th anniversary of “Human’s Lib.”  His show at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA has changed from 3/14 to 3/17 and the rest of the tour has been announced, with other new dates now including…Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh PA on 3/12…Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs NY on 3/14…City Winery in Boston MA on 3/16…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/19…Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 3/20…Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 3/21…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 3/22…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/24!

---Johnny Cash’s oldest daughter, Rosanne Cash is coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 3/1 @ 8p $35-55.00, and not only that, but also these zonal shows…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/31 & 4/1…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/16…and McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ on 4/18!

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones will return to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on Wednesday March 25th at 8pm!  The band will play several regional shows as well…Community Arts Center in Williamsport PA on 3/24…Capitol Center in Concord NH on 3/26…Berklee Performance Center in Boston MA on 3/27…and Staller Center in Stony Brook NY on 3/28!  More dates may be added as much of Fleck’s year is still unbooked from April on…

---James VanDeusen, 23-year-old indie/ alt-folk musician has decided that 2020 is his year.  The singer/ songwriter is set to undertake his a “southern tour” to promote his latest album.  In fact, his tour has already begun!  Already VanDeuson has been to NYC on 1/10…Tully NY on 1/11…North Creek NY on 1/15…and Niagara-On-The-Lake ON on 1/16!  The tour continues tonight (1/17) with a house concert in Saint Anns ON, followed by…Waterloo ON on 1/19…Waterford VA on 1/24…Leesburg VA on 1/25…Baltimore MD on 1/31…Abingdon VA on 2/8…and Crossville TN up on the Cumberland plateau on 4/3!  More dates to be added I’m sure.

---Jazz fusion/ world music guitarist, Al DiMeola will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on Saturday night March 28th!  The show starts at 8pm and tickets will be anywhere from $22.50 to $41.00.

---Singer/ songwriter/ Swamp Blues guitarist, Tab Benoit will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 3/29 @ 8p!  Ticket prices range from $15-30.00.

---Also announced this week at the Center For The Arts in Homer NY are The Travelin’ McCoury’s show on 2/28 @ 8pm!  Tickets are $26.00.

---and finally, Jim Messina of Loggins & Messina and Buffalo Springfield will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on Tuesday 3/10 @ 8pm!  Tickets for this show are $25.50-49.50!

---Another Spring entry for the Center For The Arts in Homer NY is country rock band, Asleep At The Wheel!  The band will play CFA on 4/15 @ 8pm…general admission tickets are $40.00.   Other area shows include…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/8…The Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 4/10…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/11…Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo NY on 4/14…the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/16…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 4/17!

---Attention fans of Those Damn Dudes, formerly The Dude & The Damned…well, the band has changed their  name again!  They are now Vinnie Vegas & The Dudes, as they’ve made a change from acoustic, then to semi-acoustic, and now all electric!  When they figure out how to use fusion power we’re all in trouble. Please make a note of it…

---If you enjoyed Michael Wu’s Celebration Ensemble’s Eagles tribute show last month, you’ll be happy to hear that they are considering reprising it and perhaps their CSNY tribute as well before tackling another artist…as to who it might be, we’ll we’re trying to coax that out of him, but we’re not sure he’s decided himself yet.  Meanwhile, the encore Eagles tribute show has been set for the FarmHouse Brewery in Owego on January 18th!  Tickets are only $12.00.

---The Acacia Strain (w/ Rotting Out/ Chamber/ Fuming Mouth) will play the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 4/2!  They’ve also booked additional dates in our larger region, including…State Theatre in New Haven CT on 2/28…Amityville Music Hall in Amityville NY on 2/29…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/1…Hard Luck Bar in Toronto ON on 3/29…Bar Le Ritz in Montreal QC on 4/1…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 4/3…The Kingsland in Brooklyn NYC on 4/4…and Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 4/5!  [just added to the bill, Metallica tribute band, Creeping Death.]

---Green Jelly for St. Patricks Day anyone?  The recently reunited band will play the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 3/17!  They’ll also play Stage On Herr in Harrisburg PA on 1/31…and Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia PA on 2/1!

---Country/pop crossover band, Lady Antebellum, will follow up their Vegas residency with a huge tour to support their latest album, “Ocean.” There are plenty of local and regional tour stops including…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/13…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 6/14…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 6/18…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 6/20…Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/16…Pittsburgh PA (venue tba) on 7/17…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/7…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/8…Bud Stage in Toronto ON on 8/21…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 10/4…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 10/5…and Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 10/6!

---The Allman Betts Band just announced their Winter 2020 tour, just before publishing, so here are all the dates, including a local stop in Syracuse at the Westcott Theatre on Tuesday 2/11 (8pm/$35.00), and an yet to be scheduled date (or maybe more) during the Peach Festival in Scranton PA which will run from Thursday 7/2 thru Sunday 7/5, plus…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 2/12…Garde Arts Center in New London CT on 2/13…Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 2/14…the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 2/15…Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 2/16…and the Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 2/18!

---Also, the dates have been officially announced fo the NYS Rhythm & Blues Festival in Syracuse NY!  The annual event will run from Thursday 6/25 thru Saturday 6/27 at Clinton Square in downtown Syracuse!  So far, only the Fabulous Thunderbirds with original lead singer, Kim Wilson have been scheduled, but the line-up is expected to be fully announced soon!

LOCAL-ISH:

---REO Speedwagon is still filing out their Spring 2020 schedule, and there are a few dates near to us, including…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 5/27…a local-ish show at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/3 and the York Fair in York PA on 7/25!  I’d expect more shows to be announced as they have plenty of slots still open…

---Kix is making plans for 2020, including a stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/19, and they’ll be bringing Autograph with them.  Other new Kix dates are…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 1/11…the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 4/3…and The Vault Music Hall @ Greasy Luck Brewpub in New Bedford MA on 4/4, as well as shows at the M3 Music Festival in Columbia MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion on 5/1-5/3!

---The former Taste Of Country festival at Hunter Mountain in Hunter NY  on 6/12-14, has been rebranded as the TrailBlazer Music Festival!  The festival has booked Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Dierks Bentley, Kelsea Ballerini, Dylan Scott and more.  Specific nights have yet to be scheduled however.

---Jimmy Webb has added…five more zonal dates, including two that are within our generous local zone…My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 4/5…Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 5/15 & 5/16…Auburn Public Theatre in Auburn (near Syracuse) NY on 10/16…and the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods in nearby Bethel NY on 10/17!  No ticket prices as of this writing for Fall dates listed above.

---Don Barnes touring version of .38 Special is planning on making the rounds in our larger area in 2020 and one stop will be local-ish!  Dates include, The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/13…Ovation Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 2/14…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/15…American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 6/26…and for the annual show at the Trout Run Camp Resort in Wellsville NY, past Hornell, on 6/27!

---The Tommy Shaw touring version of Styx (Lawrence Gowan is great, but bring back Dennis DeYoung already) will return to the road after taking some time off!  Hear them rock out at…XCite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 3/13…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/14…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/15…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/17…and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 3/26!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Rod Stewart & Cheap Trick have joined forces for a Summer tour that will play at least nine regional venues…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/24…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY (minus Cheap Trick) on 7/29…HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 7/31…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 8/1…Etess Arena (minus Cheap Trick) in Atlantic City NJ on 8/8…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 8/9…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/11…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/14…and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 8/15!

---Rascal Flatts seems like a relatively young band to be conducting a retirement tour, but nonetheless, the country/  pop crossover band, best known for Tom Cochrane’s rock song has borrowed it’s title for the name of it’s final tour.  The “Life Is A Highway” farewell tour has bookings in…Music Park in Pittsburgh PA on 6/27…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 9/3…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 9/5…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 9/12…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 9/17…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 9/18…and the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 9/19!

---Kesha is taking Big Freedia on a tour of the US and Canada this Spring!  The pair will play at…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 5/27…Pier 17 in NYC on 5/28…Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods in Mashantucket CT on 5/30…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 5/31…and Anthem in Washington DC on 6/2!

---Halsey has unveiled the North American leg of her “Manic” world tour!   Zonal visits include…Great Woods in Boston (w/ CHVRCHES & Omar Apollo) on 7/5…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON (w/blackbear & PRVIS) on 7/12…Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC (w/blackbear & PRVIS) on 7/15…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ (w/blackbear & PRVIS) on 7/18…and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD (w/blackbear & PRVIS) on 7/19!

---We now have more details about the Circa Survive tour that was outlined for Spring 2020…it will be the tenth anniversary of “Blue Sky Noise” with support from Polyphia and Gouge Away and still planned for…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 3/20…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/7…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/8…Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto ON on 4/10…Fairmont Theatre in Montreal QC on 4/11…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 4/12…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/14…Anthology Live in Rochester NY on 6/4…The Webster in Hartford CT on 6/5…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 6/7!

---Now that Justin Bieber has a wife, and a new album, to support, he is returning to the road for 2020 in a big way, with his “Purpose” tour!  Check out Canadian manchild at …Lincoln Field in Philadelphia PA on 8/1…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 8/4…Bryce Jordan Center in University Park PA on 8/6…Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in Landover MD on 8/21…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 8/24…The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 8/26…the Rogers Centre in Toronto ON on 9/10…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 9/14…Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro MA on 9/17…and New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford NJ on 9/26!

---The first leg of the Black Label Society Winter/ Spring 2020 tour has 23-dates, but is mostly in the western and southern US and Canada…well, except for March 27th when is plays the Main Street Armory in Rochester…March 28th when it plays the Webster Underground in Hartford CT!  These are rescheduled dates that had to be postponed when the band pulled out at the last minute due to as yet unrevealed circumstances.  Let’s hope they’ll pick up the second leg from there!  Opening acts are Obituary and Lord Dying.

---The Marshall Tucker Band is filling out more of their 2020 schedule and they’ll be coming into our larger Bingo-centric zone quite a bit…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/17…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 4/19…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 5/1…Palace Theatre in Waterbury CT on 5/7…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 5/8…the previously announced Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/9 w/ the Charlie Daniels Band…Montauk Music Festival in Montauk NY on 7/11…and with Pure Prairie League at the Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City MD on 8/24!  That oughta make any Southern Rock fan happy!

---The Royal Blood 10-date 2020 tour, so far, will also include the 3-day Sonic Temple Fest on 5/15-17 in Columbus Ohio…which isn’t too far outside our greater zone if you don’t mind traveling…otherwise see them at…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 5/11…or Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/13!

---Cheap Trick will be back on the road in 2020 with solo Winter dates beginning at…Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 2/5…Dover Downs Hotel in Dover DE on 2/8…Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 2/9…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 2/11…Event Center @ Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem PA on 2/12…and Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 2/16!

---Alternative rockers, Silversun Pickups will return to our area in Spring 2020 with fresh dates at…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 3/1…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 3/2…two nights at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 3/5-6…and 930 Club in Washington DC on 3/8!

---Brian Fallon, of Gaslight Anthem also continues to moonlight as a solo artist returning to the road with a triple bill that also includes, The Worriors and Justin Townes Earle and they’re coming to…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 3/12…Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 3/13…Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 3/29 (solo)…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 4/1…and Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 4/5!

---Metalcore band, Fit For A King is taking Alpha Wolf, Crystal Lake and Chelsea Grin on a small Spring 2020 package tour, with zonal implications at…The Gramercy in NYC on 3/17…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/18…and Reverb in Harrisburg PA on 3/20!

---Bluegrass singer, Alison Krauss will spend Springtime on the road trapsing thru the New England and Mid-Atlantic states!  Nearest stops to us include…Santander Center in Reading PA on 4/28…Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 5/2…Palace Theatre in Waterbury CT on 5/3…Ovation Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 5/23…and Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/24!

---Country/ pop crossover singer, Tanya Tucker, the late Glen Campbell’s onetime cohort in crime (so to speak), will be taking an extended cross country trek starting this Winter and well into the Spring with regional excursions set for…The Barns @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 2/5…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 2/7…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 5/17…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 5/21…and Hart Theatre @ Empire State Plaza in Albany NY on 5/22!

---Tinsley Ellis will make a return trip to our area this Spring with two new dates so far…at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/11…and at The Wine Garden @ City Winery in Washington DC on 4/19!

---KT Tunstall, best known for her 90’s hit song, “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” will be revisiting our region this Spring with new dates at…Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington on 3/28…two nights at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 4/27 & 5/4…Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 4/29…Tarrytown Music Hall w/ Martin Sexton on 5/2…and Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/5!

---Alt-rockers, Tame Impala have booked some zonal tour dates that include…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 6/2…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 6/3…and Capital Arena in Washington DC on 6/6… I would expect that another date or two might be added as both 6/4 and 6/5 are still open and the band won’t need three days to get to DC from QC.

---Krokus have announced the US leg of their “Adios Amigos” farewell tour, following the European leg which played the continent in November and December!  See the heavy metal icons at…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 9/22…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 9/23…The Gramercy in NYC on 9/25…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 9/26…and Mod Club in Toronto ON on 9/29!

---Sonny Landreth, releasing his latest album “Blacktop Run” on 2/21…will be touring with Marcia Ball…at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn PA (near philly) on 2/16…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 2/25…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 2/27…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 2/28…and The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 2/29!

---50’s and 60’s balladeer, Johnny Mathis, has announced his upcoming “Voice Of Romance” dates, marking the 12/8/19 release of his 60-year career spanning boxed set, and they will be very spread out and continue into 2020 with stops at…NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark NJ on 3/20…Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 3/22…Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 5/21…and Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 5/23!

---Another old school singer, Tony Bennett has booked a handful of dates in the US, mostly in the first few months of 2020, and two of which fall in our greater bingo-centric area…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 3/11…and St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 3/27!

---Nathaniel Rateliff looks to be playing a few solo shows before heading to Europe for a half dozen solo shows in April and May.  The two zonal solo shows scheduled will both be at Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 3/12-13!

---Veteran folk singer, John Prine has filled Spring bookings in our greater area…at the Apollo Theatre in NYC on 6/20…The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA w/ EmmyLou Harris on 6/26…Mann Center in Philadelphia PA on 6/28…and First Centre in Hamilton ON on 7/3!

---Grateful Dead tribute band, Joe Russo’s “Almost Dead” has mostly mapped out their zonal Summer shows…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/20…Peach Fest in Scranton PA (scheduled dates pending) on 7/2-5…and a three-night stand at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 9/24 thru 9/26!

---Canadian jazz rockers, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush will return to the US for a Springtime run of shows, at…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 4/14…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/15…Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck NJ on 4/16…The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 4/17…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 4/18…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 4/21…and Jergel’s Rhythm Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 5/9!

---90’s rockers, Firehouse (best known for “Love Of A Lifetime” and “Don’t Treat Me Bad”) have schedule a trio of shows in our larger region, at…del Lago Casino in Waterloo NY on 1/24…Reverb in Reading PA on 1/25…and Beacon Theatre in Hopewell VA on 4/4!

---Los Angeles retro-rockers, Dirty Honey (currently in the top 20 on the rock charts with “Rolling 7’s”) are hot and they are making the most of it with an ambitious club and theatre tour including…Metro Gallery in Baltimore MD on 1/31…Stage On Herr in Harrisburg PA on 2/1…Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NYC on 2/5…NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark NJ on 4/24…DCU Center in Worcester MA on 4/25…plus Sonic Temple Fest (specific days to be determined) in Columbus OH 5/15-17!

---Punk rockers, Bad Religion are taking Alkaline Trio along for the ride on their “Age Of Unreason” tour at…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 4/7…Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo NY on 4/8…Convention Hall in Asbury Park NJ on 4/10…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 4/11…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/13…and Rebel in Toronto ON on 4/14!

---Reel Big Fish have finally fleshed out their “Life Sucks…Let’s Dance” 2020 tour…for us, it starts with their first zonal appearance at Rams Head Live in Annapolis MD on 2/29 w/ Kill Lincoln and The Pietasters at the Frozen Harbor Fest…then with tourmates Big D & The Kids Table and Keep Flying at…ReBar in State College PA on 3/1…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 3/3…Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 3/4…Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA 3/6…Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 3/7 (solo)…and at Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/8!

---Rapper KRS-ONE has a few area dates on his current tour…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 1/18…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 3/12…and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 3/13!

---The Trio 3, a line-up of great jazz sidemen, Reggie Workman, Andrew Cyrille and Oliver Lake w/ Vijay Iyer has booked four-night stand at Jazz Standard Club in NYC on 2/20-23!

---Hoodoo Gurus return in 2020 with a 19-date tour, but only four in our larger zone…Webster Hall in NYC on 11/6…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 11/7…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 11/8…and The Hamilton in Washington DC on 11/11!

---Philadelphia singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, Kurt Vile is taking Cate Le Bon along on his “Bottle It In” Spring 2020 tour which includes a large chunk of our greater area…Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh PA on 4/10…Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY on 4/13…Somerville Theatre in Somerville MA on 4/14…Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH on 4/15…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 4/16…World Café Live in Philadelphia PA for two nights on 4/20-21…White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 4/23…and Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 4/24!

---Blues guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, has a few scattered 2020 tour dates booked so far…at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg PA on 4/8…and Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 4/11!

---Alt-poppers, Bear Hands have teamed-up with Irontom for a Spring swing thru our larger zone, at…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/5…The Club @ Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 3/6…Mohawk Place in Buffalo NY on 3/7…Rough Trade in Brooklyn NY on 4/11…and The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 4/12!

---Prog-rockers, Wishbone Ash will finish their 2020 world tour with a US leg that will weave its way thru our region this Fall, at…Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 9/9…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 9/10…(the previously announced) “Rockin’ the Downs Concert Series” at Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 9/11…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 9/12…Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 9/28…The Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo NY on 9/29…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 10/1…Wall Street Theatre in Beacon NY on 10/2…Record Collector Store in Bordentown NJ on 10/3…and Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 10/4!

---The touring version of Blood Sweat & Tears, now with singer, Keith Paluso from NBC-TV show “The Voice”…have booked a few Winter shows for 2020, conveniently nearby, at…The Vine @ Del Lago in Waterloo NY on 2/8…The Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 3/12…Twin River Event Center in Lincoln RI on 3/13…and Harrah’s in Atlantic City NJ on 3/14!

---Indie singer/ songwriter, David Gray will wrap his 2020 World tour in the US with a handful of zonal dates sprinkled in along the way…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/13…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/16…Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 8/15…and two nights at Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 8/21-22!

---Falling In Reverse have announced an 18-date tour to mark the anniversary of their debut album, “The Drug In Me Is Gold”…Escape The Fate and The Word Alive will open and you can find them at…Webster Hall in NYC on 2/15…Toad’s Place in New Haven CT on 2/16…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/17!

---The Village People have only announced sporadic dates so far for 2020, rather than a planned out tour…so just two area stops so far for them, both at Seneca Niagara Resort Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 3/13 & 3/14!

---Folk rocker Lucinda Williams is mounting a tour once she gets off the boat, er…the Outlaw Country Cruise…in April…stops lined up so far include…the Flynn Center in Burlington VT on 4/17…the Music Center @ The Strathmore in Bethesda MD on 4/19…and the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/21!

---Sebastian Bach (former lead singer of Skid Row, for those of your that need context…) continues his solo 30th Anniversary of Skid Row tour (because the rest of the old band didn’t want to reunite for this tour) with three dates finally flagged in our zone…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 4/13…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/15…and Big Night Live in Boston MA on 4/16!

---Break-out rapper Tory Lanez has announced a trio of February dates…two of which are regional…the Manhattan Center in NYC on 2/22…and The Coliseum in Toronto ON on 2/23!

---John Kay & Steppenwolf have announced only a handful of show so far for 2020…and just two will fall into our greater region…both of them at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 4/17 & 4/18!

---Cam’ron is announcing dates for a Winter run of theatre-sized shows…most of which fall into our larger Bingo-centric zone, including…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 2/20…Velvet Underground in Toronto ON on 2/28…the Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC on 03/04…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/5…and the Middle East Club in Cambridge MA on 3/7!

[CORRECTION: I have adjusted the dates for the M3 Music Fest in Columbia MD.  Instead of being held on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd; the festival actually will be held on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd.  Please adjust your schedules accordingly.]

 

TRIBUTE BAND BREAKDOWN:

---Iron Maidens, the all-female Iron Maiden tribute band is on tour with the all girl Motley Crue tribute band, Girls Girls Girls coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/26!

---Pink Floyd tribute band, Brit Floyd are regionally booked to play at…Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA on 3/11…Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 3/13…Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 3/14…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/16…Hershey Theatre in Hershey PA on 3/17-18…Event Center @ Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem PA on 3/20-21…Summit Arena in Johnstown PA on 3/22…The Orpheum in Boston MA on 4/17…Modell Center in Baltimore MD on 4/18…Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA on 4/25…and Beacon Theatre in NYC on 4/30-5/1!

--Guns N’ Roses tribute band, Nightrain are picking up zonal dates at…Jergel’s Rhythm Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 4/2…@ Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 7/10…and Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 7/17!

---Beatles tribute band, 1964 The Tribute, will put their Beatles show on more than a few times in our larger area, at…the Event Center @ Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 2/8…The Barns @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 2/20…Beacon Theatre in Hopewell VA on 2/22…and not again until Fall at the Cultural Center @ Eagle Hill in Hardwick MA on 9/26!

---The Bee Gees tribute band, The New York Bee Gees have only one date booked right now and it’s at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/3!

---Michael Jackson tribute band, Who’s Bad, will be good for us, making no less than five area stops at… Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/8…City Winery in Washington DC on 3/13…Infinity Hall Hartford CT on 4/3…Palace Theatre in Manchester NH on 4/4…and Point State Park in Pittsburgh PA on 6/28!

---Sublime tribute band, Badfish will spend the Winter and Spring of 2020 on the road with tourmates, Tropidelic and they will becoming very close to our local area with plenty of regional dates to reinforce them…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 2/11…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 2/13…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 4/10…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 4/11…Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 4/15…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/17…Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 4/18…Re//Bar in State College PA on 4/22…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 4/23…Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on 4/24…Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 4/25…and Stage West in Scranton PA on 4/26!

---The Journeyman (eric Clapton tribute band) show at Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs NY on 3/21 has been moved to The Cabot in Beverly MA!

 ---Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band tribute band, Bruce In The USA have set their Winter and Spring of weekend dates up…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 1/24 & 1/25…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 1/31 & 2/1…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 2/7 & 2/8…Palace Theatre in Manchester NH on 2/20…Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 2/21…Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 2/28…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/7…Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach DE on 5/15…and The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 5/16! 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The biggest one-shot of 2020 so far has got to be the 50th Anniversary Allman Brothers Band Celebration set for the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/10!  So far the line-up includes all surviving former members of the band, including guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, drummer Jaimoe Johanson, bass player Oteil Burbridge, percussionist Marc Quinonnes, drummer Duane Trucks, organist Reese Wynans and pianist Chuck Leavell.  The set list and what vocalist (s) will be singing has yet to be determined.  This ad hoc version of the band, the first to actually NOT feature one of the legendary Allman Brothers will simply be called, The Brothers.

---Hip hop icon, Rick Ross has booked a one-shot at the legendary Apollo Theatre in Harlem NYC on 1/24!

---Looks like BBMak are back, but just for a one-off at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/2!

---90’s band, Digable Planets have planned what appears to be a one-shot at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 2/24!

---Peter Asher w/ Chad & Jeremy have also booked a one-timer at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 2/25!

---50 Cent will play a one-off at Big Night Live in Boston MA on 1/5!

---R&B star, CeCe Penniston will play a one-shot at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh NY on 2/7!

---Lisa Loeb books a one-timer at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 3/22!

---Tantric adds another solo show following their stint warming up for Saving Abel…at Round Guys Brewing in Lansdale PA on 4/18!

---Keith Sweat has booked what seems to be a one-off at Event Center @ Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 5/22!

---Charlie Mingus may be gone, but his Mingus Big Band carries on and they’ll play a one-off at the Jazz Standard club in NYC on 2/24!

---Expose, who only  have three dates booked for 2020 so far, will play a regional one-off at the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 1/31!

---Rapper, Ice Cube books one East Coast show for the first six months of 2020 (the rest has yet to be booked) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 2/21!

---Spyro Gyra will play a one-shot at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/23!

---Sheryl Crow scores a one-timer at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 4/20!

---Maze (no Frankie Beverly?) will play one show only at the Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 5/29

---Hip hop duo, Method Man & Redman will play just one show in 2020 (it’s early, but so far right?) at Big Night Live in Boston MA on 1/19!

---Fetty Wap has also booked a one-timer at Big Night Live in Boston MA on 1/31!

---Fabolous will play a one-off at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 1/17!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Beach Boys, add Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals to their show at NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark NJ on 4/3!

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys add the Rendezvous Room @ Samuel Grande’s in Williamsville NY (near buffalo) on 5/29!

---Rick Springfield adds a solo headlining show at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 2/1!  He’ll be on tour with Chicago this summer.

---Ms. Lauryn Hill’s date at United Palace in NYC is turning into a tour…with fresh shows announced for…Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 2/14…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 2/15…and the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA on 3/14!

---Pitbull adds…Event Center @ Wind Creek in Bethlehem PA on 3/26…and Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 3/27!

---Joan Osborne adds City Winery Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 1/26!

---Willie Nile adds the House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 1/16!

---Molly Hatchet adds The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 1/18…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/21!

---What once appeared to be a one-off is now building into a tour as Crash Test Dummies add…Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 5/3…and Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/10!

---Loudon Wainwright III adds Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/29!

---Courtney Barnett adds…the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 1/24…and Levon Helm Studio in Woodstock NY on 1/25…and the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 1/27!

---Robert Cray Band adds…Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue NY on 2/28…the Flynn Center in Burlington VT on 3/6…and Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 3/8!

---Blues rockers, the Tedeschi Trucks Band add…two nights at Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 1/28-29…UPMC Events Center in Coraopolis PA on 2/19…and a night with St. Paul & The Broken Bones at SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/2!

---Average White Band adds Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA on 3/21…and two nights at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/17-18!

---Melissa Etheridge adds the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY on 4/18!

---AJR adds the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY on 5/12!

---Micky Dolenz of The Monkees is building a solo tour out of one previously leaked show date…new adds include the….Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 2/15…My Father’s Place @ the Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 2/23…and two nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 3/20 & 3/21!

---Billy Joel adds another night at MSG in NYC on 5/2!

---Remember, 90’s alt-pop band, Blessid Union Of Souls…best known for the hit song, “Hey Leonardo” and “I Believe”…they’ve booked an apparent one-shot at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 6/12!

---Here’s a great regional hip-hop triple threat one-timer, Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep and Fat Joe at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 1/30!

---Steve Forbert adds…City Winery in Washington DC on 1/23…House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 1/25…and Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/17!

---In another sure sign that Summer is just five months away, The Happy Together Tour 2020 adds the Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis MA on 6/23…and South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset MA on 6/24!  Both the Melody Tent and the Music Circus are coastal venues that are only open when the weather is warm, y’see.

---Heavy metal band, Accept (of course you all remember their one-hit wonder, “Balls To The Wall” don’t you?) will, after playing a set at the M3 Music Fest at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD early in the day, have booked a second set later in the day at Mulcahy’s in Wantagh NY on 5/1!   I hope they have a good helicopter pilot!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (5)

---50 Cent (1)

---50th Anniversary Allman Brothers Celebration w/ The Brothers (1)

---Accept (1)

---AJR (1)

---Al Di Meola (1)

---Alison Krauss (5)

---Allman Betts Band (7)

---Asleep At The Wheel (7)

---Average White Band (3)

---Bad Religion/ Alkaline Trio (6)

---BB Mak (1)

---Beach Boys/ Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals (1)

---bear hands/ Irontom (5)

---Bela Fleck & The Flecktones (5)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Black Label Society (2)

---Black Violin (1)

---Blessid Union Of Souls (1)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (4)

---Brian Fallon (5)

---Cam’ron (5)

---CeCe Penniston (1)

---Cheap Trick (6)

---Circa Survive (10)

---Courtney Barnett (3)

---Crash Test Dummies (2)

---David Gray (4)

---Digable Planets (1)

---Dirty Honey (5)

---Expose (1)

---Fabolous (1)

---Falling in Reverse/ Escape The Fate/ Word Alive (3)

---Fetty Wap (1)

---Finger Lakes Thaw (1)

---Firehouse (3)

---Fit For A King/ Alpha Wolf/ Crystal Lake/ Chelsea Grin (3)

---Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (7)

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys (1)

---Green Jelly (3)

---Halsey (5)

---Happy Together Tour 2020 (2)

---Hoodoo Guru’s (3)

---Howard Jones (8)

---Ice Cube (1)

---Jim Messina (1)

---Jimmy Webb (5)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---Joe Russo’s “Almost Dead” (4)

---John Kay & Steppenwolf (2)

---Johnny Mathis (5)

---John Prine (4)

---Journeyman (1)

---Justin Bieber (10)

---Keith Sweat (1)

---Kenny Wayne Shepherd (2)

---Kesha (5)

---Kix (5)

---Krokus (5)

---KRS-ONE (2)

---KT Tunstall (6)

---Kurt Vile (9)

---Lady Antebellum (11)

---Lisa Loeb (1)

---Loudon Wainwright III (1)

---Lucinda Williams (3)

---Marshall Tucker Band (7)

---Maze (1)

---Melissa Etheridge (1)

---Method Man & Redman (1)

---Micky Dolenz (4)

---Mingus Big Band (1)

---Molly Hatchet (2)

---Ms. Lauryn Hill (3)

---Nathaniel Rateliff (2)

---NYS Rhythm & Blues Fest (3)

---Peter Asher (1)

---Pitbull (2)

---Rascal Flatts (7)

---Reel Big Fish (7)

---REO Speedwagon (3)

---Rick Ross (1)

---Rick Springfield (1)

---Robert Cray Band (3)

---Robin Trower (5)

---Rod Stewart/ Cheap Trick (9)

---Rosanne Cash (5)

---Royal Blood (2)

---Sebastian Bach (3)

---Sheryl Crow (1)

---Silversun Pickups (5)

---Simply Streisand (1)

---Sonny Landreth/ Marcia Ball (5)

---Spyro Gyra (1)

---Steve Forbert (3)

---Styx (5)

---Tab Benoit (1)

---Tame Impala (3)

---Tantric (1)

---Tanya Tucker (5)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (5)

---Tinsley Ellis (2)

---The Acacia Strain (7)

---The Trio 3 (4)

---Togetherness Fest (3)

---Tony Bennett (2)

---Tory Lanez (2)

---Trailblazer Fest (3)

---Village People (2)

---Willie Nile (1)

---Wishbone Ash (10)

---Wu-Tang Clan/ Mobb Deep/ Fat Joe (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

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Music News for 121319:

---I guess it’s official!  Tribute shows are the rage!  Well, why not?  When the biggest bands are too expensive to see, or don’t tour enough, or worse yet, don’t even come to our town, the tribute show is the next best thing!  Michael Wu’s Celebration ensemble has put together shows paying tribute to CSNY and The Eagles (which plays this weekend btw), Tijuana Danger Dogs have been known for their Nirvana tribute shows…and of course, we have plenty of Grateful Dead tribute bands (Ship Of Phools, etc).  Well, now Nate Calzetoni, from Honker and formerly, from Raibred, has gathered together a group of local musicians to pay tribute to the Dave Matthews Band!  The project is called, “The Best Of What’s Around” and includes Tom Westcott of Ultra Vibe and Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes on bass and vocals; Mo Reese Taylor who played in the Binghamton All Stars and leads the Binghamton University “screamin’ green” Pep Band on Trombone, as well as Phil Hazen (Adam Ate The Apple) on sax and vocals, Jeff Howard (Honker) on drums, Matt Keir on electric guitar and studio musician, Liz Fiddle on violin.  The show is set for Saturday 12/21 at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY and will play two sets.  Jim Lomonaco will open.  Tickets will be $10.00.

---Well, Hell must have frozen over during this recent cold blast because Badweather Blues has reunited, but it’s only one night and one night only at the Galaxy Brewing Company in Binghamton NY on Friday night 12/20 at 7pm!  Make your plans now!

---Singer/ songwriter, and JC Wildcat grad, Zarni de Wet has launched another episode of “Behind The Song,” for one of her latest collabs with Jenn Grinels and Risa Binder.  The episode is up on her YouTube channel, but if you don’t have it handy, here’s a link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJR8Lmaljww&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR30YlzzWG7nUsniieGWHOn30l0Z-0L4bo1A35AL7OeD3GsM-dlo7iF0aBA

---A fan favorite, Sirsy is coming back to McGirks in Chenango Bridge NY on Thursday 1/16!  If you’ve never seen them before Sirsy is a sassy two-piece, rock & roll band that tours nationally and has even had some of their music featured on the TV show, “Shameless.”  They only come to town a few days a year.  Don’t miss their first local gig of 2020!

---M. Ward of She & Him fame will take a solo jaunt thru the Northeast in Spring 2020 with a scheduled stop at The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 4/28!  The larger zonal breakdown includes…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/17…U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 4/18…White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 4/19…Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 4/22…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 4/24…Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY on 4/26…and The Great Hall in Toronto ON on 4/29!

---We might be in the middle of Winter, but Mike Love’s touring version of the Beach Boys have designs on Spring 2020 already, including a local dates at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 4/9 and at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 4/5!  Other regional stops include…Paramount Theatre in Rutland VT on 3/25…Colonial Theatre in Keene NH on 3/26…Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 3/28…The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 3/29…Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA on 3/31…XCite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 4/2…New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark NJ on 4/3…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 4/4…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 4/6…Anthem in Washington DC on 4/7…and Hershey Theatre in Hershey PA on 4/8!

---The Gin Blossoms will play Mountainfest 2020 at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 3/7/2020!  Mountain fest includes skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing and/ or a concert!  Admission prices range from $30.00 (just for the concert) all the way up to $149.00, for all access and all activities!  To find out more, just click on this link: http://store.montagemountainresorts.com/winter/mountainfest

---Peach Festival 2020 has announced their line-up ahead of the latest discount ticket deadline for holiday shoppers!  Headliners for the annual festival set at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA, July 2nd thru the 5th 2020, includes the reunited line-up of Oysterhead, The String Cheese Incident and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, ft Dead & Company/ Allman Brothers Band bass player, Oteil Burbridge.  However, for me more important are sets by the Allman Betts Band and Turkuaz ft. Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads and Adrian Belew, who will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Talking Heads “Remain In Light.”  Sadly, so far, the only other remaining member of the Allman Brothers Band to participate in this years festival will be percussionist, Jaimoe.  I would love to see an appearance by either Dickie Betts, or Warren Haynes, or both, added on at some point.  Jam Band fans will want to read more by clicking on this great write-up in Pollstar magazine by clicking on this link:

https://www.pollstar.com/article/peach-music-festival-2020-to-feature-oysterhead-the-string-cheese-incident-joe-russos-almost-dead-142935

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Blue October have put Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on the schedule for their “Get Back Up” tour on 4/4, in honor of the bands documentary that is set to be released in May!  In addition, you can also catch the band at …The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 4/1…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/2…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/3…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 4/5…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/10!

---Chicago teams-up with soap star/ singer, Rick Springfield for a big Summer 2020 tour!  Regional plays include…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/17…a local-ish stop at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/18…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/19…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/21…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/22…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/24…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/25…and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/26!

---The Tommy Shaw/ James Young, version of Styx, has announced what amounts to, a three show zonal tour, including a stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/14!  The other two stops on this mini-tour leg include…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/17…and the Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 3/21, but there are at least three weeks open both before and after this three-date run, so plenty more can be added between now and then!  We’ll be watching closely.

---Queen tribute band, Almost Queen, has announced a last minute booking at the Stanley Center in Utica NY for tonight (12/13).  Hope you can make it, but if not the band is busy building their 2020 touring schedule which includes regional stops at…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 1/25…Mishler Theatre in Altoona PA on 3/14…Strand Center in Lakewood NJ on 3/20…Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 3/21…Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg PA on 4/10…the previously reported, Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 4/17…and Capitol Center in Concord NH on 5/2!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---It’s Official!  In what has been the worst kept secret in modern rock history, Motley Crue are back and they’ve hooked up with their friends in Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett!  The tour breaks down like this in our larger region…HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 8/11…New Era Field in Buffalo NY on 8/13…Citizens Park in Philadelphia PA on 8/15…Three River Stadium in Pittsburgh PA on 8/16…Nationals Park in Washington DC on 8/22…Citi Field in NYC on 8/23…and Fenway Park in Boston MA on 8/25!

---Looks like Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will be spending their summer vacation touring with Meghan Trainor and Leon Bridges!  See the coach of NBC-TV’s “The Voice” and his band at…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/19…Fenway Park in Boston MA on 6/24…Citi Field in NYC on 6/25…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 6/27…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 6/28…The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 9/3…HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 9/5…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 9/6…and Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 9/9!

---Five Finger Death Punch will support their new album, “F8” (due on 2/28) with a Spring time tour in 2020 that will also include Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills!  Zonal dates shake out as follows…Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 5/3…DCU Center in Worcester MA on 5/5…The Rock in Newark NJ on 5/6…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 5/14…and The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 5/15!

---Stone Temple Pilots will go on a 15-date national acoustic tour to support their all acoustic album, “Perdida.”  Tour stops include…The Gramercy in NYC on 2/25…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 2/27…the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 2/29…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 3/1!

---Alanis Morissette has announced the 25th Anniversary tour of “Jagged Little Pill” and she’s bringing Garbage and Liz Phair along with her…see them at…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 6/26…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 6/27…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/28…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/1…Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 7/2…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/6…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/8…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/9…and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/11!

---The first leg of James Taylor/ Bonnie Raitt tour has been booked and that includes…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 4/27…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 4/29…and Fenway Park in Boston MA on 6/21!

---Swedish-American indie pop duo, flora cash tour will tour America this spring…Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 4/13…The Foundry in Philadelphia PA on 4/14…U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 4/15…Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 4/16…and Velvet Underground in Toronto ON on 4/18!

---The Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour continues into 2020…with two fresh zonal dates…PPL Center in Allentown PA on 4/17…and the DD Center in Providence RI on 4/18!

---Speaking of Skynyrd, their former drummer, Artimus Pyle is taking his Artimus Pyle Band (also known as APB) on a tour that includes a local-ish stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 4/17…and Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 4/18!

---Outspoken opponents of Russia’s oligarch, Vladimir Putin, (to the point of enduring jail time) Pussy Riot make a return trip to America to find the country under the an investigation of Russian influence again!  You can find these important voices of freedom at…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/31…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/3…and Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto ON on 5/19!

---Chris Hillman (of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas & the Desert Rose Band), who had been touring with Herb Pedersen, has booked a one-shot solo show at Monmouth University in West Long Branch NJ on 9/27, but 2020 isn’t even here yet, so we’re hoping for more shows!

---Asleep At The Wheel finally add a zonal date on their 2020 tour, but so far only one…at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/16!

---The Saratoga Jazz Fest has named Tiempo Libre as the inaugural act in their 2020 line-up!  The annual jazz fest will be held at SPAC, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs NY on 6/28!

---Jim Peterik, the keyboard player who had his biggest success with his other band, Survivor, has brought back the Ides of March (of course you remember their one-hit-wonder, “Vehicle.”) and is now calling them, The Ides Of March ft. Jim Peterik!  Sadly, they’ve only booked two dates at the fringe of our broader area…at Ram’s Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 3/21…and Jergels in Pittsburgh pa on 3/24!  Not sure what kind of line-up he’ll have for these shows, but he brought our Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Bo Bice for the bands 55th Anniversary show earlier this Fall, on 10/19 in Chicago.  That would be a pretty sweet line-up, but was probably a one-shot.

---The Stylistics are still bringing their smooth R&B sound to the public with a trio of zonal stops set for this Winter, including…at the Beacon Theatre in NYC w/ The Emotions, Bloodstone and The Intruders, as part of the 70’s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert, on 2/15, as well as at…Ovation Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 2/16…and at the Modell Center @ The Lyric, with just The Emotions, in Baltimore MD on 3/6!

---Average White Band will play two dates in our greater region…first, at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 4/16…but before that on March 21st, they’ll warm-up for Tower Of Power at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA!

---The Dandy Warhols are marking their 25th anniversary with a few tour dates…mostly on the east coast so far…Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 4/16…White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 4/17…and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 4/18!

---Modern rockers, The Used have announced their 2020 Winter Theatre tour, with Dragged Under opening!  Stops include…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 2/5…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 2/7…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/9…The Gramercy in NYC on 2/11…and the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 2/12!

 

TRIBUTE BAND BREAKDOWN:

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Kashmir has booked new dates at…City Winery in Boston MA on 1/12…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/14…New Hope Winery in New Hope NJ on 3/20…Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 4/10…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 4/17…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 5/1…Pavilion @ SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on 7/10…Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timoniom MD on 7/26 and again at Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 12/5!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!  Just click on the artist header so that the page sorts by artists/ bands.

---Another Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso, has added shows at Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 3/6…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/7…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 4/17…and at Meadows Racetrack in Washington PA on 10/9!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---…and yet a third Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get The Led Out, has added…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 1/30…and at State Theatre in Newark NJ on 2/21!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---Eric Clapton tribute band, Journeyman, has added new dates at…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 2/8…SOPAC in South Orange NJ on 3/20…Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs NY on 3/21…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 3/26…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/28…and at the Spire Center in Plymouth MA on 10/10!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---The Band tribute band, The Weight Band, adds shows at Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 12/20 and at Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 2/14!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---Journey tribute band, Voyage has announced new shows at…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 1/31…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/7…Westchester County Center in White Plains NY on 3/27 w/ the Bee Gees tribute band, the New York Bee Gees and Aerosmith tribute band, Songs In the AtticCalvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 4/24…and solo at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NY on 4/25!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---InXs tribute band, Kick, has scheduled several shows…at Westfield Women’s Club in Westfield MA on 1/10…The Cutting Room in NYC on 1/11…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 1/31…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 2/1…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/17…and Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 4/24!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

--- The Who tribute band ft. Gary Cherone of extreme, Slip Kid has booked…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 1/17…and Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 2/1!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

---Billy Joel tribute band, Lords Of 52nd Street, will play Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 1/17…

and at Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 8/8!  The full list of shows is on the Regional Concert Page!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Eddie Levert will play a one-off at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/16!

---Ray Parker Jr., of Raydio fame, but best known for singing the Ghostbusters theme, has booked a one-off at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/7!

---John Lodge, of The Moody Blues, has booked a few terrestrial shows, following his stint on the Rock and Romance Cruise in February!  One of them falls into our larger zone and that is…at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 3/3!

 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---the Robert Cray Band adds…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 3/11…and Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 3/13!

---Crystal Bowersox, American Idol season 9 runner-up, is adding on to her 2020 schedule again this week…with  a new stop at Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 4/20!

---The Happy Together 2020 tour will make two additional zonal stops on their itinerary…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 6/27…and Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 7/31!

---Third Eye Blind adds…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 3/25…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 3/27…and Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 3/28!

---Juliana Hatfield adds…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/10…and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 2/14!

---The Subdudes opened up a local show for national and regional ticket sales at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 12/8!

---Gary Hoey adds Chans in Woonsocket RI on 2/1!

---Howard Jones adds the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/14!

---Jimmy Webb adds the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 4/2!

---Hall & Oates add Squeeze to their line-up at MSG in NYC on 2/28…they’ll also play together two days before at the Giant Center in Hershey PA on 2/26!

---Marshall Crenshaw adds…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 4/17…and at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/24!

---Robyn Hitchcock adds Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 5/14!

---David Crosby , of CSNY and The Byrds, has added several dates to his Spring 2020 tour, including… Musikfest Café in Bethlehem PA on 6/1…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 6/8…Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 6/10…Smith Opera House in Geneva NY on 6/16…and Westhampton Beach Center in Westhampton Beach NY on 6/21!

---Martin Barre, guitarist for Jethro Tull adds a solo show at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 6/27!

---It seems that Bow Wow Wow and When In Rome II will be playing two off-nights (on the Totally 80’s Live tour with The Motels) at the Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville NY on 1/16 and 1/21!

---Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox add Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 3/16!

---Josh Groban adds a fourth show Radio City Music Hall in NYC, but it’s three months after the others, on 9/26, which were themselves spaced two months apart!

 

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Alanis Morissette/ Garbage/ Liz Phair (9)

---Almost Queen (7)

---Artimus Pyle Band (2)

---Asleep At The Wheel (1)

---Average White Band (1)

---Beach Boys (13)

---Blue October (6)

---Bow Wow Wow/ When In Rome II (2)

---Chicago/ Rick Springfield (8)

---Chris Hillman (1)

---Crystal Bowersox (1)

---David Crosby (5)

---Eddie Levert (1)

---Five Finger Death Punch/ Papa Roach/ I Prevail/ Ice Nine Kills (5)

---flora cash (5)

---Gary Hoey (1)

---Gin Blossoms (1)

---Hall & Oates/ Squeeze (1)

---Happy Together 2020 (2)

---Howard Jones (1)

---James Taylor/ Bonnie Raitt (3)

---Jimmy Webb (1)

---Josh Groban (1)

---Juliana Hatfield (2)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd (2)

---M. Ward (8)

---Maroon 5/ Meghan Trainor/ Leon Bridges (9)

---Marshall Crenshaw (2)

---Martin Barre (1)

---Motley Crue/ Def Leppard/ Poison/ Joan Jett (7)

---Pussy Riot (3)

---Ray Parker Jr. (1)

---Robert Cray Band (2)

---Robyn Hitchcock (1)

---Saratoga Jazz Festival (1)

---Scott Bradlee’s Post Modern Jukebox (1)

---Sirsy (1)

---Stone Temple Pilots (4)

---Styx (3)

---The Dandy Warhols (3)

---The Ides Of March ft. Jim Peterik (1)

---The Stylistics (3)

---The Subdudes (1)

---The Used/ Dragged Under (5)

---Third Eye Blind (3)

---Tower Of Power/ Average White Band (1)

*#’s in parenthesis are amount of new dates by each act this week!

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Music News for 120619:

---Congrats to Beard Of Bees, who played their 1-thousandth show at The Dugout in Apalachin NY on Saturday 11/30!  Here’s to one-thousand more!

---So what exactly have Ryan Nickerson and the guys at Mobday been working on lately?  We all got a sneak peak on Wednesday last week with a cover of Korn’s “Clown” posted on their facebook page!  It’s a powerful performance!  Check it out yourself by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drmaXCh9CO8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR305Rbbze4jbuF1omZ0bM-1l7vKzCQjvuUi6Ep1qhGaF-I4BbidnleKmx0

---Maine Endwell grad and sister to Ayana del Valle, Taina Asili (these days a resident of the Albany NY area) has just released what she calls “a new liberation anthem in collaboration with One Billion rising called, “We Are Rising.”“  Asili also recently won two awards, one (Best Documentary) for her documentary “Resiliencia,” at the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and her second for “Best Documentary Short” and “Audience Best” for her short film “Plant The Seed,” about Leah Pennimen of Soul Fire Farm at the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival in Atlanta!

---Did everyone catch Binghamton University grad (class of 2000), Ingrid Michaelson on ABC-TV’s “Wonderful World Of Disney” last weekend (11/28)?  She appeared with Andy Grammer for the holiday episode, “Christmas Valentine.” 

---Michael Wu’s Celebration Ensemble, who recently pulled off a wonderful CSNY tribute show, got a nice write-up in the Owego Pennysaver about their upcoming “Eagles” tribute show at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY on 12/14!  Click on this link to read it in full:  http://www.owegopennysaver.com/PS/2019/12/04/celebration-ensemble-pays-tribute-to-the-eagles/?fbclid=IwAR3ns2Y2MUiRmRZLf2N4hQrNRKBEwp9OgipyhL1H86159bq-vcwTloZGWUA

---Congrats to Tap House 66 in Johnson City, who celebrated their first anniversary on Thanksgiving eve.  The bar, formerly known as Manley’s, changed their name and ownership when their previous owners retired last year!

---The Center For The Arts in Homer NY has announced more of it’s Winter/ Spring 2020 concert schedule and the listed events for the venue now include…

Thu 2/6: Citizen Cope

Thu 3/5: The Jayhawks

Sun 3/29: Tab Benoit

Sun 5/10: Shawn Colvin

…more dates to come, I’m sure!

---Jimmy Eat World have announced  dates with both local and regional implications, but they will almost all play before this post even gets published…The Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 12/3…the Kerfuffle @ Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 12/4…the Not-So-Silent-Night @ The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on 12/5…and Corona Theatre in Montreal QC on 4/28!

---Progressive fusion band (all instrumental, too.), Tauk are also coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY…they’ll be playing on 1/30 and also hitting some other zonal stops…Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 1/31…Rex Theatre in Pittsbugh PA on 2/7…Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 2/8…The Warehouse @ Fairfield Theatre Center in Fairfield CT on 2/12…Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 2/13…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/15…and two co-headlining dates with The Motet at…the 930 Club in Washington DC on 3/13…and XL Club in Harrisburg PA on 3/14!

---With all the local tribute projects lately from Michael Wu (CSNY/ The Eagles) to the  Tijuana Danger Dogs (Nirvana) we weren’t surprised at all to see other bands talk about paying tribute to their faves, but most interesting so far…talk about a tribute show for Iron Maiden!  We’ll keep ya posted on this one.  It’s an interesting concept and a few venues have expressed interest already!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Biggest concert news of the last two weeks, so far…The reunion of the Tom Johnston version of The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald!  This will allow the band to play their full catalog of his everywhere they appear, including the McDonald songs, “What A Fool Believes,” “Minute By Minute,” “It Keeps You Running,” “Real Love” and more!  Here’s the zonal breakdown…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 6/24…PPL Center in Allentown PA on 6/26…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/27…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/29…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 6/30…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/2…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/2…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/3…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/19…and SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/26!  [Additional dates were added to this tour just before the Thanksgiving holiday…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/5…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/21…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/24…and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/6!---Dave.]

---Post Malone is extending his “Runaway” tour into next year…and he’ll be bringing Swae Lee along with him!  Scheduled stops include…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 2/14…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 2/16…The Rock in Newark NJ on 2/18…Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 2/19…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 2/21…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 2/22…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 2/24…and Capital Arena in Washington DC on 2/27!

---We Came As Romans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their break thru album, “To Plant A Seed” by taking it on tour through the US…w/ The Devil Wears Prada & Gideon coming as close to Bingo-town as…the Opera House in Toronto ON on 3/10…Club Soda in Montreal QC on 3/11…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 3/13…the Warsaw in Brooklyn NYC on 3/14…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/15…and the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 3/17!

---Saving Abel & Tantric are planning a Winter tour together and it will pass thru our “neck of the woods” as it were…at The Gin Mill & Grille in Northampton PA on 2/13…Bleachers in Bristol CT on 2/14…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 2/15…and Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 2/16! 

---Former lead singer/ guitarist for Grand Funk Railroad, Mark Farner, may be preparing for a US tour following his stint on the “Rock Legends Cruise!”  Farner has announced a show at the Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls NY on 4/25.  This could be the first of many dates, but how many remains to be seen.  For now, it is only one. 

---Live has booked two American shows, two months before they head down under to Australia and New Zealand to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their break thru album, “Throwing Copper”…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 2/19…and Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 2/20!

---Trapt has also booked a slow Winter with just two zonal dates…Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg PA on 3/6…and Artie’s Bar & Grill in Frenchtown NJ (near Easton PA) on 3/7!

---Drive-By Truckers are heading out on the road to support their new album, “The Unraveling” (to be released in January 2020) with a couple regional dates at…Somerville Theatre in Somerville MA on 2/22…and at Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 2/27!