Music News (if you have an item for Music News send it to: info@radio2point.com.)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 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 Unfortunately some of this will be old news or outdated by the time you read it, but there is still a lot that is not.]

---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!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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!

---Alt/ soul-retro-rockers, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats add a date to their Fall 2019 tour at Beacon Theatre in NYC with Mavis Staples and Yola on 12/10…and announce a Spring 2020 tour that will bring them back to our happy region at…Thomson Hall in Toronto ON on 3/8…Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 3/10…Anthem in Washington DC on 3/14…and Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 3/16!

---Motion City Soundtrack has announced that they’ll have a 2020 reunion tour and yes it will be coming near us!  See it at…Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks (Pittsburgh) PA on 1/4…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 1/6…Paramount Theatre in Huntington NY on 1/7…Webster Hall in NYC on 1/8…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 1/10…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 1/11…and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 1/12!

---There is a great 80’s new wave tour set to pass thru our region this Winter featuring The Motels, When In Rome II (I think because it’s the main two guys from the band, but don’t quote me on that) and Bow Wow Wow who sprung off from Adam & The Ants when Adam Ant went solo!  See this great triple bill at…Jergel’s in Pittsburgh PA on 1/15…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 1/17…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 1/18…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 1/19…and Revolution Bar & Music Hall in Amityville NY on 1/21!

---Jeffrey Gaines is mapping out his Winter 2019/ 2020 tour dates…including, Kennett Flash in Kennett Square PA on 12/27…New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 12/28…Strand Center Theatre in Plattaburgh NY on 2/14…Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville PA on 2/15…Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 3/14…and The Wine Garden @ City Winery in Washington DC on 3/27!

---Singer Mandy Moore will take a Spring jaunt thru our greater zone, beginning with…The Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 3/20…The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 3/21…The Orpheum in Boston MA on 3/22…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 3/24…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/26…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ 3/27!

---Foghat hasn’t totally revealed their entire 2020 schedule yet, but they have posted a few dates, including one area show…Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield MA on 9/20!

---Lake Street Dive leak a show on their Spring schedule…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/18,  but there are more about to be announced…Capitol Center in Concord NH on 4/9…Music Hall in Portsmouth NH on 4/10…Memorial Auditorium in Providence RI on 4/11…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 4/14…Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 4/16…Tilles Center in Brookville NY on 4/17…and the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 4/19!

---KT Tunstall (she had a one hit wonder “Black Horse And The Cherry Tree” back in 2004.  Surely you remember?) will be taking a Spring jaunt thru the US with solo dates that include…the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 3/25…Bull Run Concert Hall in Shirley MA on 3/26…SOPAC in South Orange NJ on 3/27…Landmark Theatre in Port Washington NY on 3/28…and at Rams Head On Stage in Baltimore MD on 4/27!

---Ryan Montbleau hasn’t exactly booked a tour, but he does have a three night stand scheduled at Club Passim in Fall River MA from 1/28 thru 1/30, plus a stop at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 2/8!

---Blues musician Sonny Landreth is stepping out this Winter with Marcia Ball and booking dates near us…at the 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!

---Todd Snider adds some zonal shows for us at the tail end of his Winter 2020 tour…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 3/1…World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 3/3…City Winery in Boston MA on 3/4…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/5…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/8!

---Glen Phillips, of Toad The Wet Sprocket is teaming-up with Chris Barron of The Spin Doctors for a few national dates…plus two zonal ones…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 3/12…and The Kate in Old Saybrook CT on 3/15!

---Crystal Bowersox, American Idol Season 9 runner-up, continues to tour at a fairly frequent clip, with two new zonal dates…at the Wine garden @ City Winery in Washington DC on 3/10…and at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/23!

TRIBUTE BAND BREAKDOWN:

---Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk has added a ton of shows…one for their ongoing Fall tour, but they will be more active than ever in 2020…at Infinity Hall Norfolk on 11/30…The Kate in Old Saybrook CT on 1/25…The Levoy Theatre in Millville NJ on 1/31…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/13…Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle PA on 2/15…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 2/16…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 2/29…Palace Theatre in Manchester NH on 3/5…Uptown!  @ the Knauer Center in West Chester PA on 3/7…Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 3/20…Bridge Street Live in Collinsville CT on 3/21… The Heights @ Brother Vics in South Salem NY on 4/17 & 4/18…New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 5/1 & 5/2…State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 5/30…The Spire Center in Plymouth MA on 6/27…City Winery in Boston MA on 7/9…and Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 7/11!

---Rolling Stones tribute band, Classic Stones Live, are gathering no moss anytime soon with an abundance of zonal stops planned, at…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 12/7…Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 12/14…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 1/18/20…Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington NY on 2/28…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 2/29/20…Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY @ 3/6/20…Rochester Opera House in Rochester NH on 3/20…Barre Opera House in Barre VT on 3/21…New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 5/8…Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/9…The Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 6/20…Marilyn Horne Hall in Bradford PA on 8/11…and Excursion Park in Sea Isle City NJ on 8/22!

---The Machine performs Pink Floyd is a Pink Floyd tribute band that has also proven popular, in the absence of the (now retired) Pink Floyd and the lack of a Roger Waters solo tour, as least for now!  See the faux Floyd at…Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 12/26…The Warehouse @ FTC in Fairfield CT on 12/27…Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 1/24 & 1/25…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 1/26…Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 2/20…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 3/13…and at The Flying Monkey Movie Theatre in Plymouth NH on 6/12!

---The Eagles tribute band, Eaglemania is getting lots of business…and The Eagles are still together!  See them at The Heights @ Brother Vics in South Salem NY on 12/6 & 12/7…SOPAC in South Orange NJ on 12/20…Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 1/11…St. George Theatre in Staten Island  NYC on 2/1…City Winery in Boston MA on 2/6…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/16…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 3/6…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 4/24 & 4/25…Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA on 5/8 & 5/9…New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 5/15…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/6….and The Kate in Old Saybrook CT on 8/8!

---Ones-The Beatles #1 Hits, a Beatles tribute band has only two zonal dates, but one of them is this weekend…Meridian Hall in Toronto ON on 12/7,,,and at Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 7/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Here’s an interesting one-shot!  David Benoit’s Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown at the Swyer Theatre in Albany NY on 12/1!  Oh, please make a tour out of this one! 

---R&B balladeer, Freddie Jackson will play a one-shot show at City Winery in Washington DC on 12/21!

---The band that created the term, Hip hop, The Sugar Hill gang is set for a one-off at City Winery in Washington DC on 1/22!

---alt-poppers, Fastball will play a one-timer at City Winery in Washington DC on 2/12!

---another alt-pop band, Crash Test Dummies, have also booked a one-shot at City Winery in Washington DC on 5/1!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Billy Joel adds another show at MSG on 3/19…and New Era Field in Orchard Park NY on 8/15!

---80’s hair metal band, BulletBoys add The Crafthouse Stage in Pittsburgh PA on 2/6!

---Rodger Hodgson of Supertramp, adds (…and will in fact start his Winter tour at…) the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 2/13!

---The 5th Dimension add the Mt. Gretna Playhouse in Mount Gretna PA on 8/5!

---The Robert Cray Band adds…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/29…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 3/5…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 3/7…and Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 3/10!

---Ana Popovic, will be touring our area in Winter 2020 may already be planning a second leg on her tour for this Summer!  She just added a show at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 7/11!

---Al Stewart adds the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 10/23!

---Tantric adds a solo show at All Star Music Empire in Flemington NJ on 3/28, after they get done opening for Saving Abel in February.

---The Platters/ The Drifters/ Cornell Gunters The Coasters add Washington Avenue Armory in Albany on 12/6!  Of course, they’ll play the Forum in Bingo on 12/12!

---Richard Thompson adds Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 1/26…and Swyer Theatre in Albany NY on 1/29!

---Shawn Colvin adds Swyer Theatre in Albany NY on 5/12!

---Enter The Haggis adds the Met Café in Providence RI on 3/19!

---The Ultimate 70’s Tour w/ Orleans, Pure Prairie League & Poco, continues to build with a new date at…Zeiterion Center in New Bedford MA on 5/1!  That’s a total of three dates so far in our region…

---All-4-One add the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 2/14!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---5th Dimension (1)

---Al Stewart (1)

---All-4-One (1)

---Ana Popovic (1)

---Billy Joel (2)

---BulletBoys (1)

---Classic Stones Live (13)

---Crash Test Dummies (1)

---Crystal Bowersox (2)

---Drive-By Truckers (2)

---Eaglemania (15)

---Enter The Haggis (1)

---Fastball (1)

---Foghat (1)

---Freddie Jackson (1)

---Glen Phillips/ Chris Barron (2)

---Jeffrey Gaines (6)

---KT Tunstall (5)

---Lake Street Dive (8)

---Live (2)

---Mandy Moore (6)

---Mark Farner’s American Band (1)

---Motion City Soundtrack (7)

---Nathaniel Rateliff & The Nightsweats (5)

---Post Malone/ Swae Lee (8)

---Richard Thompson (2)

---Robert Cray Band (4)

---Roger Hodgson (1)

---Ryan Montbleau (4)

---Saving Abel/ Tantric (4)

---Shawn Colvin (1)

---Sonny Landreth (3)

---Tab Benoit (1)

---Tauk (7)

---Tauk/ The Motet (2)

---Tantric (1)

---The Doobie Brothers (50th Anniversary Tour) w/ Michael McDonald (14)

---The Drifters/ The Platters/ Cornell Gunters Coasters (1)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The Motels/ When In Rome II/ Bow Wow Wow (5)

---The Sugarhill Gang (1)

---Todd Snider (5)

---Trapt (2)

---Tusk (19)

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

---We Came As Romans/ The Devil Wears Prada/ Gideon (6)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 112219:

---Binghamton residents were startled last week to hear that Sharkeys, on Binghamton’s West side, was up for sale!  The restaurant management says that they’ll remain open until there’s a buyer, but both members of management are in their 70’s, so there’s no telling how long that time period will be.  Here’s a link to the report filed on WNBF radio’s website:

https://wnbf.com/sharkeys-bar-and-grill-in-binghamtons-first-ward-is-for-sale/

and another report from Fox 40: http://www.wicz.com/story/41323555/the-sharak-family-says-goodbye-to-sharkeys-after-nearly-73-years

---On the heels of Sharkey’s impending sale, comes another revelation that Number 5 may be closing!  Both the Binghamton Press and WNBF radio have posted stories about the iconic restaurant not being included in the City of Binghamton’s development plan, as they can find a buyer!  To read more click on this link:

https://wnbf.com/developer-plans-number-5-restaurant-site/

---Our local national touring folk rock band, Driftwood, are filling out their Winter docket with new shows booked this past week as a new leg on the “Tree Of Shade” tour is set!  Regional touring will take them thru, and beyond, our normal coverage area with dates in…Mauch Chuck Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 1/17…the Showcase Lounge @ Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 1/23…One Longfellow Square in Portland ME on 1/24…Haymarket Lounge @ the City Winery in Boston MA on 1/25…the Deane Center in Wellsboro PA on 1/31…The Stone Church in Brattleboro VT on 2/22…and Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland WV on 3/20!

---One advantage to being a working songwriter in Nashville TN is an almost guaranteed admission to the ACA’s every year, so it’s no surprise that former Johnson City Wildcat, Zarni de Wet (…just like she did last year) posted a collage of pics from the awards show on her facebook page!  No need to search for a link, if you’re interested…just click on this:

https://www.facebook.com/zarnimusic/photos/pcb.10157858586269083/10157858559889083/?type=3&theater

---They Might Be Giants have announced a Winter 2020 tour that will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their album, “Flood.”  Even better, the show is coming to State Theatre in Ithaca NY!   Here are all of the zonal tour stops…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 1/10/20…they begin a monthly residency at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 1/11/20, then…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 2/6…Columbus Theatre in Providence RI on 2/7…Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 2/8…then the tour diverts outside our area for a month, and when it returns…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 3/13…a third night at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 3/14…Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 4/9…930 Club in Washington DC on 4/10…then a fourth night at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 4/11…The Royale in Boston MA on 4/30 & 5/1…Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 5/2…Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 5/3…then (finally) State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 5/5…plus, Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 5/6…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 5/7…and last, a fifth night at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 5/9!  Geez, that’s a busy itinerary, indeed!

---Jazz great, Stanley Jordan will play the Lot 10 Kitchen & Night Club in Ithaca NY on 12/6!  Stanley’s present tour is already him to some Bingo-centric dates, including…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 12/5…Emelin Theatre in Mamaroneck NY on 12/7…and Crossroads in Garwoods NJ on 12/8!  He’s a popular figure worldwide.  Those four above dates are between Poland, California and China!  Jordan returns to our area in 2020 with a three night stand in Lancaster PA with three nights at the Ware Center @ Millersville University in Millersville PA on 4/9-11!

---Alternative band, The Unlikely Candidates are booking Winter 2020 dates…and even a few for the remainder of 2019!  To start with the band will be in the “Salt City,” for a local show in nearby, Syracuse NY at the S.I. Hall @ the NYS Fairgrounds on 12/3…as well as…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 12/12…and Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls NY on 12/13!  As for 2020, Winter dates in our area include…Boot & Saddle in Philadelphia PA on 1/7/20…Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 1/8/20…Mercury Lounge in NYC on 1/9/20…and at One Centre Square in Easton PA on 1/10/20!

---Pack your bags!  The Suitcase Junket is coming to Ithaca!  The band will be playing The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 12/5, as well as several other regional venues, including…the 3S ArtSpace in Portsmouth NH on 11/23…Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on 12/11…Kennett Flash in Kennett Square PA on 12/12…Basin & Main in Honesdale PA on 12/15…Rough Trade in Brooklyn NYC on 12/27…Club Helsinki in Hudson NY on 12/28…and The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 12/29!

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Here’s a date that is on no one’s website, but Blackfoot’s facebook page, as of this writing.  This appears to be a one-off and Pollstar got confirmation of it, so I don’t yet know if this will actually become a tour or not, but heavy metal band, Accept (remember their one hit wonder back in the 80’s “Balls To The Wall,” don’t you?) are teaming up with Southern rockers, Blackfoot (who had a couple of hits with “Highway Song” and a cover of at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 4/30 @ 8p.  Tickets are $29.00!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Can you hear the screaming?  That’s millions of Harry Styles fans racing to buy tickets for the former member of One Direction’s 2020 tour that is set to pass thru our larger regional area starting in June next year…at the Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 6/26…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 6/28…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 6/30…two nights at the Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 7/3 & 7/4…two more nights in NYC at Madison Square Garden on 7/7 & 7/8…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 7/10…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/12…and PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 7/14!  Expect additional nights to be added in the largest cities, because these dates have been spaced out for exactly that!  Promoters are just waiting for the original shows to sell out!

---Airborne Toxic Event filters across North America in Spring 2020, drifting into our larger regional atmosphere at…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 6/9…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 6/10…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 612…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 6/13…the 930 Club in Washington DC on 6/16…and Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 6/17!

---Elton John must be doing fine so far, because he added a new leg to his farewell tour 2020 this past week!  Feeling fine is totally relative when you’re over seventy, but we’ll take the new zonal dates added…provided you have a NYS drivers license or your passport handy for some of them…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 3/28 & 3/29…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 4/2 & 4/3…and Giant Center in not-too-far-away Hershey PA on 4/20!  How long can this farewell tour last?  That’s not for me to say, but keep rockin’ as long as you can Elton.  Keep rockin’.

---Pop singer, Camila Cabello will soon launch a huge tour in support of her new album, “Romance” which comes out next month.  This tour is so big that it won’t even reach our area for ten months!  Seriously.  Zonal stops for this tour include…Air Canada Centre in Toronto ON on 9/4…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 9/11…Place Bell in Montreal QC on 9/12…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 9/15…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 9/16…and MSG in NYC on 9/18!

---The Kiss farewell tour is expanding it’s schedule of shows in the US and that means a lot more new dates for zonal fans…SNHU Arena in Manchester NH on 2/1…PPL Center in Allentown PA on 2/4…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 2/5, then they’ll return in late Summer at …Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/28…Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 8/29…CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 8/31…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 9/4…and Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 9/5!

---Boston Calling 2020 has announced two of their headliners and they broke out some heavy hitters…The Foo Fighters and The Red Hot Chili Peppers!  The three day festival will be held on Memorial Day weekend, May 22nd -24th at Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston MA!  The full announcement of all 60 bands will be made in January!  This partial announcement was made to spur sales of 3-day passes which went on sale on 11/15!

---UFO is adding a Winter leg for their Farewell tour with new zonal dates…at The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 2/18…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 2/19…and Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/20!

---Mannequin Pussy will play some solo headlining dates ahead of their warm-up stint with Best Coast!  See the MP’s at Space Ballroom in Hamden CT on 12/5…and Metro Gallery in Baltimore MD on 12/6!

---Alt-rockers, Pixies, are taking a December swing thru America…at College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 12/10…Big Night Live Concert Hall in Boston MA on 12/11…and Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 12/12!

---Punkers, Anti-Flag laid out Spring 2020 dates this week…at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 3/15…House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 3/17…Space Ballroom in Camden NJ on 3/18…and The Foundry in Philadelphia PA on 3/19!

---Adam Ezra Group continues to add Fall 2019 dates and build their Spring 2020 schedule with…a second night at the City Winery in Boston MA on 11/22 (tonight)… Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 11/23…Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 4/11...Flying Goose Brew Pub in New London NH on 4/15 & 4/16…The Knickerbocker in Westerly RI on 4/17…and Concord Theatre Stage in Concord NH on 4/18!

---The  70’s version of the “Happy Together” tour, could be the “Ultimate 70’s” Tour w/ Poco, Pure Prairie League and Orleans!  So far, there only two dates booked so far for this tour…one in California in February…and the other, after Orleans gets off cruise ship…at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 5/2, but after that Orleans schedule appears to be pretty open and if Poco and Pure Prairie League can also clear up their calendars, this tour could be branching out nationwide.  Time will tell, but we’re crossing our fingers.

---Awolnation will have a busy Spring 2020 with a modern rock package tour, “The Lightning Riders” tour in support of their new song, “The Best,” that includes Andrew MaMahon In The Wilderness, The Beaches and Bleeker!  The tour will come as close to us as…the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 5/22…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/23…Rebel in Toronto ON on 5/24…Anthem in Washington DC on 5/26…Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport in NYC on 5/27…Waterfront Pavilion in Boston MA on 5/29…and ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 5/31!

---Judy Collins is starting her short tour with Chatham County Line and Jonas Fjeld with an eight night residency at Joe’s Pub in NYC and it begins (or began) on Monday 11/18 and continues thru 11/27, with off nights on 11/21 and 11/24.  Days after the residency ends, Collins takes both bands on the road to The Wilbur in Boston MA on 12/1…two more nights at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 12/4 & 12/5…and two more nights at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 12/6 & 12/7!

---Of Montreal has confirmed their annual Spring tour by releasing a half-dozen tour dates, two of which will fall into our region…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/4…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 3/6!

---Maryland Deathfest has been scheduled and a line-up has even been posted, which is amazing since the actual date of the festival is six months away!  Most festivals at this point have barely named their headliners.  This years festival will however be downsized a bit as the following of death metal has waned.  The shows will be held at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD, instead of the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD.  Dates are set for Thursday May 21st thru Sunday May 24th!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Fans of The Irish Rovers, the most wanted St. Patricks Day band in the world, will want to take note of their only show anywhere near us, anywhere near St. Patricks day 2020, as the band has booked a Canadian tour that brings them to Grand Theatre in Kingston ON, just north of Watertown NY and over the St. Lawrence bridge, on 2/20/2020!

---Bad Company’s official website doesn’t list any future shows, but they booked at the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA, just outside of Philly on 3/21…so is this just a one-off, or is there a Spring tour coming?  Hmmmm.

---Rocker Melissa Etheridge will play a one-timer at the Santander Center in Reading PA on 3/31!

 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Spinners add a three-night stand in Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 1/21-23!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone add…the Convention Center at Rehoboth Beach DE on 12/13…and three nights at Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 2/25-27!

---Sponge adds The Chameleon in Lancaster PA on 12/4!

---Darlene Love adds the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 11/29…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 2/14…and American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 2/15!

---American Pie/ Crying/ Vincent/ Driedel singer, Don McLean adds Sugar Loaf Center in Sugar Loaf NY on 2/29…Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 5/15…City Winery in Boston MA on 5/16…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 8/15!

---Jagged Edge has backed out of the Busta Rhymes show at Santander Arena in Reading PA on 2/15…replace by 112.  No reason at press time.

---Ozzy Osbourne may have rescheduled his tour dates from last year due to his injury from a fall at home, but Judas Priest won’t be the opening act after all, instead it will be Marilyn Manson.

---China Crisis adds Randy Now’s Man Cave in Bordentown NJ on 1/21…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 1/22…and Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 1/24!

---Midge Ure of Ultravox, adds to his solo US tour…at Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 2/4!

---The Cowsills (surely you remember their hits, “Hair” and “The Rain, The Park and Other Things,” right?) book a solo show at the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 1/26, before their stretch on the Happy Together tour, later in the year!

---Jonathan Edwards (the singer of “Sunshine,” not the “psychic.”) adds the Iron Horse in Springfield MA on 5/2!

---James Blake adds two nights at the Harvey Theatre @ BAM in Brooklyn NYC on 12/17 & 12/18!

---The  Happy Together Tour 2020 adds the Bergen Center in Englewood  NJ on 6/15/2020!

---Willie Nile adds At The Tabernacle in Mount Tabor NJ on 11/29, that’s right…on Black Friday!

---Ratt adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 12/14!

---The Wood Brothers add College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 2/7!

---Kansas adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven MA on 5/9!

---Roddy Ricch adds Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 1/31/20!

---Art Alexakis, of Everclear, adds Crossroads in Garwood NJ on 1/9/20!

---Matisyahu adds Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 12/29!

 

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adam Ezra Group (7)

---Airborne Toxic Event (6)

---Anti-Flag (4)

---Art Alexakis (1)

---Awolnation/ Andrew  McMahon In The Wilderness/ The Beaches/ Bleeker (7)

---Bad Company (1)

---Blackfoot/ Accept (1)

---Boston Calling (3)

---Camila Cabello (6)

---China Crisis (3)

---Chuck Prophet (7)

---Darlene Love (3)

---Don McLean (4)

---Driftwood (7)

---Elton John (5)

---Happy Together Tour 2020 (1)

---Harry Styles/ Jenny Lewis (10)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (4)

---James Blake (2)

---Jonathan Edwards (1)

---Judy Collins/ Chatham County Line/ Jonas Fjeld (13)

---Kansas (1)

---Kiss (8)

---Mannequin Pussy (2)

---Maryland Deathfest (4)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Melissa Etheridge (1)

---Midge Ure (1)

---Of Montreal (2)

---Pixies (3)

---Ratt (1)

---Roddy Ricch (1)

---Sponge (1)

---Stanley Jordan (7)

---The Cowsills (1)

---The Irish Rovers (1)

---The Spinners (3)

---The Suitcase Junket (8)

---The Unlikely Candidates (7)

---The Wood Brothers (1)

---They Might Be Giants (18)

---UFO (3)

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

---Willie Nile (1)

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 111519:

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine has, to quote his humble facebook post, “kinda sorta” released an album this week.  McStine’s mammoth “Idle” package includes 21 tracks, compiled from his last year of primarily releasing singles; and features a variety of artists including long-time collaborator Spock’s Beard/ Genesis/ Tears For Fears/ Steve Hackett drummer and McStine’s bandmate in their trio (with bass player, Jonas Reingold) drummer, Nick D’Virgilio and Steve Wilson drummer, Craig Blundell, as well as, Jesse Molloy, from Panic! At The Disco and The Verve on sax, Joe Satriani, Steve Wilson Band and Metalocalypse drummer, Marco Minnemann and Tears For Fears, Tim Palmer on the organ.  McStine played all the instruments on tracks 11-21, but to be fair, they only feature his guitar and his voice, both awesome instruments to behold in their own right.

The album was mixed by Mario J. McNulty, of David Bowie and Laurie Anderson fame (track 1-3), Nicholas Morrow (track 4-6 & 8), the aforementioned, Tim Palmer (track 7, 9-10), and Dave McNair (tracks 11-21), whose credentials include projects by Soul Asylum, Jimmie Vaughan, Jennifer Rush, Los Lobos, Bob Dylan, Umphrey’s McGee, Cyndi Lauper, Binghamton University alumni Ingrid Michaelson, Flyleaf, Hollywood Undead, Derek Trucks Band, O.A.R., Smash Mouth, David Bowie, Stevie Ray Vaughan and a ton more. 

To hear the project for yourself or order it, click on the link below:

https://rmcstine.bandcamp.com/album/idle-a-2019-collection?fbclid=IwAR2nJQsio9AbeLWLoIRNsrWjeD8rVxuFaL6x9zuVNBqDVdDsro66PZO6hY8

---Good luck to 16-year-old Corning NY musician, Payton Clark, who is heading to NYC for the next round of America’s Got Talent auditions!  Break-a-leg Payton!  Hopefully we’ll have good news to report in our upcoming reports.

---The Drifters/ The Coasters/ The Platters tour that has been adding dates around the region is coming here to the Forum Theatre in Binghamton NY on 12/12!  Tickets are now on sale starting at $54.00.  The triple bill is also set to appear at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 12/7 and the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY on 12/15!  Meanwhile The Drifters will also make solo stops in Greensburg PA on 12/5…and Natick MA on 12/21!

---The ownership change at The Relief Pitcher in Binghamton, prompted a local success story on Fox 40 news recently, for a woman, who rose from her long-time role as a waitress to owner of the southside bar.  To see the full story from Fox 40 News, just click on this link:

http://www.wicz.com/story/41270313/the-relief-pitcher-adds-changes-with-new-ownership

---Mike Doughty, otherwise known as M Doughty, former lead singer of 90’s modern rock band, Soul Coughing, will be breaking-in the New Year with a solo tour that has local designs, as it is booked to play The Haunt in Ithaca NY on Sunday February 16th!  Zonal dates for this tour include…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 2/15…ArtsRiot in Burlington VT on 2/18…3S ArtSpace in Portsmouth NH on 2/19…The Space Ballroom in Hamden CT on 2/20…and Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/21!

---Former Grateful Dead rhythm guitarist, Bob Weir, has confirmed Spring shows with the Wolf Bros backing him  up and one will be as close as Syracuse NY!  The Weir tour first comes into our area at…Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks PA on 3/20…followed by, Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 3/23…the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY on 3/24…and Flynn Theatre in Burlington VT on 3/25!

---Alt-rockers, Carbon Leaf are coming to Funk N’ Waffles in Syracuse NY on 3/10, as part of a building Spring schedule of shows!  They are also set to appear at…Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 3/6…Thunderbird Café & Music Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 3/7…Montage Music Hall in Rochester NY on 3/9…and have moved their show at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA from 7/11 to 7/10!  Carbon Leaf has also added Fall 2019 dates…Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/22…World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 12/6…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 12/7!

---Angels & Airwaves have announced a Winter leg for their “Kiss & Tell” tour and it will finally bring Tom DeLonge’s post blink-182 band into our larger zone…Rebel in Toronto ON on 1/16…L’Olympia in Montreal QC on 1/17…Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 1/19…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 1/21!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Okay, it’s a different backing band, but the Robinson brothers, Chris and Rich have reunited as The Black Crowes and have plotted a 2020 tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker!” Here’s the breakdown and at least one date is “local-ish”…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/11…the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/14…Bethel Woods in nearby, Bethel NY on 7/15…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/17…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/18…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/21…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/22…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/24…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/25…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/28…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/31…and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/1!

---In This Moment just released their Spring 2020 schedule with opening acts, Black Veil Brides, DED and Raven Black and it drops them squarely into our region in later March/ early April…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/31…Terminal 5 in NYC on 4/1…a “local-ish” date at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 4/3…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/5!

---Just a week after Falling In Reverse announced Fall dates thru the end of the year, a “family emergency” has forced the band to cancel and so the previous announced dates have been scrapped, for now.  We’ll update you as soon as we hear more!  Meanwhile affected shows coming up include…Rochester NY show at the Main Street Armory on 11/16…as well as…Toad’s Place in New Haven CT on 11/19…Providence RI on The Strand on 11/20…Sherman Theatre at Stroudsburg PA on 11/22…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 11/23…and The Queen in Wilmington DE on 11/24!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Billy Joel has announced that he will continue his residency with Fenway Park in Boston for a seventh year!   Tickets for next years Fenway Park show, set for 8/28…go on sale today!  Meanwhile Joel will also play his regular monthly residency at MSG, now up to 73 shows, on 11/15 (Sold Out)…12/11 (Sold Out)…1/25/20…and 2/20/20!

---Pop crooner, Michael Buble is adding a new 2020 leg onto his “An Evening With…” tour including new dates at…Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 3/21…The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 3/22…Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 3/24…and the Boston Garden in Boston MA on 3/25!

---LeAnn Rimes will take a December swing thru our region…not we/re not sure if these are intended to be holiday shows or not, but more details will come out soon, for now, we know where and when the shows will be…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 12/3…Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 12/5…Hard Rock Café in Atlantic City NJ on 12/6…and Struthers Library Theatre in Warren PA on 12/7!

---Sponge finally fill-out the rest of their December schedule, after a date for the Gin Mill & Grille in Northampton PA on 12/21, was leaked a few months ago…the fully announced schedule adds new Regional stops at…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 12/1…Rock And Roll Hotel in Washington DC on 12/3…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 12/5…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 12/6…and Alchemy in Providence RI on 12/8!

---Colin Hay, of Men At Work, will be playing solo shows before re-joining Ringo Starr  & his All-Starr Band in late Spring!  Expect to see him at…Monmouth University in West Long Branch NJ on 4/2…Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis MD on 4/3…Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 4/4…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/5…City Winery in NYC on 4/7 & 4/8…Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 4/9…Capitol Center in Concord NH on 4/10…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 4/11!

---Enuff Z’nuff will play just two area shows before hitting the cruise ships in February…All Star Music Empire in Flemington NJ on 1/26…The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 1/27…Revolution Bar in Amityville NY on 1/28…and ReBar in State College PA on 1/29!!

---Alt-poppers, Best Coast is building their Spring 2020 tour with Mannequin Pussy…at Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 3/14…Corona Theatre in Montreal QC on 3/15…The Royale in Boston MA on 3/16…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 3/18…930 Club in Washington DC on 3/19…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 3/20!

---Word has it that the M3 Rock Festival 2020 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD, will be held on Thursday 5/21 thru Saturday 5/23!  It’s just a rumor right now, with no announcements on the either of the festivals websites yet, but they are teasing an announcement soon, so stand by for confirmation!

---70’s R&B singer, Freda Payne (best known for her 1970 top five hit, “Band Of Gold.”)  will play a two-night stand at the Avenel Center in Avenel NJ on 11/23 & 11/24!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Here’s a sweet one-off for lovers of 70’s R&B on Valentine’s Day at The Lyric in Baltimore MD…The Spinners, The Chi-Lites, The Manhattans, The Intruders and The Softones!   Somebody please make this a tour!

---Jazz great, Larry Carlton will play a one-shot (except for his residency in Hawaii) at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 6/19!

---Fusion rocker, Jon Pousette-Dart will also play (an apparent) one-timer in Natick MA at the Center For The Arts on 8/21!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Saving Abel adds the Boathouse in Dracut MA, along the New Hampshire/ Maine border, north of Boston MA on 12/3!

---The Drifters adds the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 12/21!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 2/20!

---John Sebastian, former lead singer for the Lovin’ Spoonful, adds a solo show at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/3!

---Proto-metal classic rock band, Vanilla Fudge, is adding more tour dates and one of them are coming up next week…at The Kate (Hepburn Center) in Old Saybrook CT on 11/17…and at Club 66 in Edgewood MD on 11/22!

---Willie Nile adds a two-night stand at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA this weekend (kinda last minute I know) on 11/15 & 11/16…and a night at The Cutting Room in NYC on 11/23!

---Liz Phair adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 11/16!

---Rapper Nick Jordan adds Café Nine in new Haven CT on 11/18!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Angels And Airwaves (4)

---Best Coast/ Mannequin Pussy (6)

---Billy Joel (3)

---Bob Weir & Wolf Bros (4)

---Carbon Leaf (7)

---Colin Hay (9)

---Enuff Z’nuff (4)

---Freda Payne (2)

---In This Moment/ Black Veil Brides/ DED/ Raven Black (4)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Jon Pousette-Dart (1)

---Larry Carlton (1)

---LeAnn Rimes (4)

---Liz Phair (1)

---M3 Rock Festival (3)

---Michael Buble (4)

---Mike Doughty (6)

---Nick Jordan (1)

---Saving Abel (1)

---Sponge (5)

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

---The Black Crowes (12)

---The Drifters (1)

---The Drifters/ The Coasters/ The Platters (1)

---The Spinners/ The Chi-Lites/ The Manhattans/ The Intruders/ The Softones (1)

---Vanilla Fudge (2)

---Willie Nile (3)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 110819:

---The last show of the year has been played at Beer Tree Brewing in Port Crane!  In fact, according to manager Ben Gross, there won’t be anymore shows until well into 2020 when the venue debuts their new 150 seat concert venue!  No more squeezing bands into the bar area! 

---By popular demand, the Tijuana Danger Dogs Tribute to Nirvana show, "Pennyroyal TDD", is back at the Ransom Steel Tavern in Apalachin NY on 3/21! In the bands announcement of the new show they state, “Due to the overwhelming response and popularity of this event (which debuted on 8/10), we highly recommend you follow event details as they are announced, and get your tickets as soon as they are available!”  If you missed the original show the band has posted a page with performances of some of the songs the played!  Here’s the link: https://www.tijuanadangerdogs.com/nirvana?fbclid=IwAR2_aJuTjWwLRfkf4ylUhsElsetBofMI6pr3RUOSLxpvvReMnm-lvFNg9Bg

---Local modern rockers, Molina have been posting cryptic messages from a “studio” but giving precious few details.  A band text message was returned with the simple quote, “We are working on creating something new! We have taken some time and are taking a few different approaches to writing. We are really excited to get it out to the public but of course with being musicians we are perfectionists lol so trying to finish up some new stuff!!”  How’s that for details?  I’ll let you know if they tell me more…

---Zarni de Wet has returned with another “Behind The Song” episode for her song, “Whisper My Name!  See the full episode by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed3SIDdtMiw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2KLXX_SfWZcSrqlcVentVFqm2DVa1wF-YDA1FnYPeGW53xBR6r7uLB6Zg

---Electronic musician Dan Deacon is bringing his “Gliss Riffer” music to The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 4/25, in support of his new album, “Mystic Familiar,” which will be released on 1/31!  Additional area shows include…Lee’s Palace in Toronto ON on 4/24…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 4/26…3S Artspace in Portsmouth NH on 4/29…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 4/30…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 5/1…and 930 Club in Washington DC on 5/2!

---Congrats to local singer/ actress, Kaitlyn Jackson!  The only local American Idol contestant (so far) the Norwich native, Jackson, starred as Juliana in the Ithaca College production of Hedda Gabler, which ran on two weekends thru the month of October.  The show wrapped production on 10/26!  Jackson has won acting awards from the Theatre Association of New York State for her roles in Charlie Brown and Oklahoma.Charlie Brown and Oklahoma.  Congrats, Kaitlyn!

---Congrats to Music City, the local music store for all occasions, whether musical instruments, sheet music, lessons or CD’s and vinyl, or rock merchandise, they celebrated 38 years of business on Sunday 11/3!  The shop started out in Binghamton, but moved to their current location in Vestal several years ago.  Even then they moved within that plaza itself when a larger store front was vacated.

---English rocker, former member of “The Hollies” and “Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young),” Graham Nash will play State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 3/7/2020!  Nash’s tour will stop several times in our larger region as well, including stops at…Strand-Capitol Center in York PA on 03/04…Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 3/5…(the previously announced) Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 3/8…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/10…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/12…and (the previously announced) Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 3/13!

---Atlanta blues rocker, guitarist, Tinsley Ellis will tour behind his new album, “Ice Cream In Hell” and  that tour will bring him as close to Binghamton as the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 11/19!  Other zonal stops include…Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 11/17…Wolk JCC in Rochester NY on 11/18…Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes NY on 11/20…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 11/21…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 11/22…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 11/23…Musikfest Café @ SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on 11/24…The Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 11/25…and Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 11/26!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Rocker, Gary Hoey will play the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 1/31…and has announced some new, additional dates that also fall into our larger zone…at Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford CT on 12/7…Moondog’s Lounge in Blawnox PA on 12/14…and Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 12/15!

---Ana Popovic Winter tour is also coming to the Mauch Chunk in Jim Thorpe on 2/28, near the end of a string of shows, including regional stops at…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/23…Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 2/24…Jergel’s Rhythm Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 2/26…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 2/27…The Met in Pawtucket RI on 2/29…and Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/1!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Journey & The Pretenders will combine for a huge joint 2020 tour that will loop in and out of our greater “Bingo-centric” zone from July thru September 2020, including…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/11…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/13…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/17…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/18…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/29…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/30…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/1…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/2…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/4…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/5…HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 9/11…and Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 9/12!

---Ringo Starr will bring his All-Starr Band back around in 2020 and they will play plenty to usher in Summer…Casino Rama in Rama ON on 5/29 & 5/30…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 6/2, 6/3 & 6/5…Wang Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 6/10 (w/ the Avett Brothers)…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 6/11…Providence Center in Providence RI on 6/13…Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 6/14…Lyric Theatre in Baltimore MD on 6/16 & 6/17…Tanglewood in Lenox MA on 6/19…and PPG Center in Pittsburgh PA on 6/20!

---Cher’s comeback “Here We Go Again” tour is going big with Nile Rodgers and Chic opening up and they’ll be playing a handful of larger cities in our zone starting on Black Friday…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 11/29…MSG in NYC on 12/3…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 12/6…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 12/8…and Capital Arena in Washington DC on 12/10!

---Former One Direction star, Niall Horan, with Lewis Capaldi and Fletcher will embark on a joint 17-date, North American, “Nice To Meet Ya” tour in 2020 with zonal stops that include…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 4/27…The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 4/29…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville Ct on 5/1…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 5/2…and Air Canada Centre in Toronto ON on 5/6!

---Killswitch Engage have announced their “Atonement” tour for 2020!  They’ll be taking August Burns Red along to open up shows!  Planned stops include…Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 3/13…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/14…Rebel in Toronto ON on 4/6…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 4/8…Terminal 5 in NYC on 4/11…and House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/12!

---Former American Idol contestant, Phillip Phillips has put together a solo Winter tour of club and theatre sized venues, in support of his new album, “Collateral.”  Zonal stops include…City Winery in Boston MA on 1/17…Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 1/18…The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 1/19…Whitaker Center in Harrisburg PA on 1/21…City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 1/25…and City Winery in Washington DC on 1/27!

---Hardcore punk rockers, Beartooth & gothic/ industrial/ metalcore band, Motionless In White will pair-up for a 14-date January tour that will come into our area at least three times, at…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 1/19…Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls NY on 1/20…and Webster Hall in NYC on 1/22!

---Blues musician Beth Hart is laying out her Spring 2020 tour and it is coming into our greater region…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 5/5…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 5/7…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/10…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 5/13…Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 5/15…and Wilbur Theatre in Boston MA on 5/16!

---The Berks Jazz Fest in Reading PA (Berks County don’t ya know) has set a date for 3/28 at the Miller Center with Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo the only acts confirmed so far…but expect that meager line-up to grow by show time.

---After Sum 41 get off The Offspring tour on 12/2, they will take ten days off and play  quick 7-show mid-December tour including a zonal stop in Niagara Falls NY at the Rapids Theatre!

---Songwriter extraordinaire, Jimmy Webb, (c’mon, I know you remember “Wichita Lineman,” “Up, Up and Away,” “MacArthur Park” and “Galveston.”) is adding a Spring time tour, on top of the Fall dates he already has booked (including a shows in Syracuse NY on 11/22, Cohoes NY on 11/23, Roslyn NY on 11/29)!  New dates include Capitol Theatre in York PA on 3/28…State Theatre in State College PA on 3/29…Kean University in Hillside NJ on 4/4…City Winery in Washington DC on 4/17…and City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 4/18!

---Sleeping With Sirens are touring in the new year in support of their new album, “How If Feels To Be Lost!”  The “Medicine Tour” rumbles thru our larger zone at…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 1/28…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 1/30…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 1/31…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 2/1…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 2/4…and Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 2/5!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Former Living Colour guitarist, Vernon Reid will play a solo show at Bob & Barbara’s in Philadelphia PA on 11/30!

---Busta Rhymes is playing a one-off in Reading PA with Dru Hill and Jagged Edge at Santander Arena on 2/15!

---Following a week on the Soul Train Cruise, Atlantic Starr will play a one-shot show at Santander Center in Reading PA with The Dramatics ft. L.J. Reynolds and The Manhattans ft. Gerald Alston on 2/22!

---Almost two months after wrapping up her latest tour, Monica will play a one-timer with Joe & Mya at Santander Arena in Reading PA on 2/29!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---CeeLo Green, formerly of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley, adds two more December dates…Maryland Hall for Creative Arts in Annapolis MD on 12/16…and the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 12/20!

---The latest Hip Hop sensation, DaBaby adds…Westchester County Center in White Plains NY on 11/27…Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 11/30…and Terminal 5 in NYC on 12/12!

---One time Mall singer, 80’s pop star, Tiffany adds the Dawg House in Nanuet NY on 3/6!

---Sonny Landreth adds Live At Drew’s in Ringwood NJ on 11/13!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Ana Popovic (7)

---Atlantic Starr/ The Manhattans ft. Gerald Alston/ The Dramatics ft . L.J. Reynolds (1)

---beartooth/ Motionless In White (3)

---Berks Jazz Fest (1)

---Beth Hart (6)

---Busta Rhymes/ Dru Hill/ Jagged Edge (1)

---CeeLo Green (2)

---Cher/ Nile Rodgers & Chic (5)

---DaBaby (3)

---Dan Deacon (7)

---Gary Hoey (4)

---Graham Nash (5)

---Jimmy Webb (5)

---Journey/ The Pretenders (12)

---Killswitch Engage/ August Burns Red (6)

---Monica/ Joe/ Mya (1)

---Niall Horan/ Lewis Capaldi/ Fletcher (5)

---Phillip Phillips (6)

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (14)

---Sleeping With Sirens (6)

---Sonny Landreth (1)

---Sum 41 (1)

---Tiffany (1)

---Tinsley Ellis (10)

---Vernon Reid (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 110119: (complete)

---Michael Wu has to be the busiest bass player in the Southern Tier.  The former member of Try Fail Repeat, KidBess & The Magic Circle, the CSNY celebration ensemble and currently a member of The Gunpoets, Triple Down and a trio that includes Randy McStine and drummer, Cooper Casterline…has now put together an Eagles celebration ensemble that will perform the bands biggest hits at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY on Saturday 12/14!  Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door!  The bands line-up includes Mallory Evans and Mary Tewksbury of Next To Kin and the Apalachin Annies, Samuel Lupowitz of Noon Fifteen & Thru Spectrums, solo artist Paul Shotwell, Thomas Sickler of The Spelunkers, Brian Tyneway formerly of Good Fruits and presently with Triple Down, Thomas Westcott and Stephen Simmons of Ultra Vibe and Mike Davis Laughing Buddha Episodes, with special guest J Floyd of The Smokin’ Crows, and of course, Wu himself!  Indeed this is the same line-up that brought you the CSNY Celebration, with the exception of drummer Steve Simmons behind the kit, instead of Cooper Casterline.  In a press release Wu says, “We’re excited to keep this group together and bring another artist tribute show to Ransom Steele.”  Keep ‘em comin’, Michael!  Keep ‘em comin’…

---The line-up for Santa Jam 2019 has been released and it looks pretty awesome!  The line-up will feature five core bands, Hi-Way Fruit Market, The Gravelding Brothers, The Gents, Roxslyde and Forgotten Sun with special guests: Tim Ruffo , Jack Breidenstein and Sonny Weeks!  Remember admission is only ten dollars for all of this entertainment at Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY on Sunday 11/17 @ 1pm. 

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine maybe starting his first solo headlining tour in Atlanta GA on 11/19, but his tour T-shirts will all be available (online only) from a popular local company, Muckles Ink!  If you want to order one for yourself, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/randy.mcstine/posts/2878149258876581?notif_id=1573137382611152&notif_t=notify_me&ref=notif

---Attention fans of the fab four, Beatlemania Again, a Beatles tribute band is coming to Touch Of Texas (the former Magic City Music Hall) in Nimmonsburg NY on 11/29 @ 8pm!  Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door!

---Next To Kin celebrated their 5th anniversary this week, so a big congrats to all!  Thanks for the memories!  Hope you keep giving us more of them!

---Wilkes-Barre PA band (Dallas PA, just north of town, to be specific), Breaking Benjamin will join KORN for a joint Winter 2020 tour…that will stop regionally at…PPL Center in Allentown PA on 1/23…SNHU Arena in Manchester NH on 1/25…and the Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 1/28!  What?  No local dates for this tour?  It may depend on ticket sales whether or not this tour returns to our area.

LOCAL-ISH:

---Falling In Reverse is taking Crown The Empire on a late Fall into Winter tour that includes some zonal stops at…Toad’s Place in New Haven CT on 11/19...Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 11/22...Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 11/23…and The Queen in Wilmington DE on 11/24!

---Tribute bands are “in.”  Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA is booking them right-and-left!  Next month features Kiss tribute band, Alive 75 & Judas Priestess, a Judas Pries tribute will form a double bill on 12/7…Then in February, a triple threat…Van Halen Nation-Definitely Leppard-Voltage, all metal tribute bands for Van Halen, Def Leppard and AC/DC on 2/8!  This is predictable, because our rock music heroes are aging and dying.  The need is there.  Glad to see it’s being met.

---The Happy Together Tour is back for 2020!  Next years line-up will include Mark Lindsey, The Vogues, Chuck Negron, The Turtles, The Association and The Cowsills!  Even better, the tour is coming to a venue near you and me…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/13...Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell MA on 6/14...Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 6/17...Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/18…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 6/19...American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 6/20…Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 6/21…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 6/26...and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/28!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Rocker guitar instrumentalist, Eric Johnson (best know for the popular track, “Cliffs Of Dover”) has booked a solo tour that passes thru our greater zone in Winter 2020!  It begins for us at…The Opera House Concert Space in Toronto ON on 2/25…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 2/26…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 2/27…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 2/28…Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 2/29…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 3/1…Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 3/3...The Warehouse in Fairfield CT on 3/4…Swyer Theatre in Albany NY on 3/5…and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/6!

---50’s & 60’s crooner, Bobby Rydell will play two zonal dates out of five, booked for next year so far…Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 4/11…and the Riviera Theatre Center in North Tonawanda NY on 5/9!

---Doylestown PA modern rockers, Circa Survive, have announced their “Blue Sky Noise 10 Year” tour for spring 2020 and they’ll play here plenty…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 3/20...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/7...Upstate Music Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/8…The Opera House in Toronto ON on 4/10…The Fairmont Theatre in Montreal QC on 4/11…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 4/12...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/14...Anthology Live in Rochester NY on 6/4…Webster Underground in Hartford CT on 6/5…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 6/7!

---Shovels & Rope have booked Winter 2020 dates in support of “Shovels & Rope: The Movie” which will impact area’s nearest us at…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 4/4...Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 4/5…and Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 4/7!

---Here’s an interesting triple bill, punk band, Misfits headlining with Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front warming up at Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 12/14!

---Winter 2020 will bring a wonderful retro 80’s tour from veterans The Motels, When In Rome and Bow Wow Wow, who will be appearing at zonal venues…the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 1/17…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 1/18…and Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 1/19!

---Alternative rockers, The Revivalists have announced their Spring 2020 “Into The Stars” tour which will bring them to the far edges of nearness…Anthem in Washington DC on 2/29…Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto ON on 3/3…Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 3/20…and Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 3/21!

---Alt-poppers Magic Giant are taking American Authors on their “Band Of Brothers” tour with area shows set for…930 Club in Washington DC on 1/16…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 1/17…and Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/25!

---Latin singer, Marc Anthony is announcing some area Winter 2020 dates…Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 1/26…The Rock in Newark NJ on 2/15…and Capital Arena in Washington DC on 2/22!

---James Arthur (winner of the UK’s X-Factor season nine) has announced some Spring 2020 tour dates for us…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 4/8…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 4/12…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 4/14...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/15...and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 4/17!

---Shawn Colvin has scheduled solo headlining shows for Spring 2020, including…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/30…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 5/5…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 5/16!

---Former Husker Du frontman, Bob Mould has added a Winter 2020 leg on his “Sunshine Rock” tour, including zonal treats at…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 1/17…3S Artspace in Portsmouth NH on 1/18…Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 1/21…Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 1/22…The Warehouse in Fairfield CT on 1/24…SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center) in South Orange NJ on 1/25…ArtsQuest Center @ SteelStacks in Bethlehem PA on 1/26…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 1/28…Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 1/29...Landmark On Main Street in Port Washington NY on 1/31…and Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 2/1!

---The New Bedford Folk Festival has named the dates for their two-day Folk Festival on 7/11-12 at the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in New Bedford MA!  Please make a note of it!

---Gary Puckett & The Union Gap have firmed up their plans for the rest of 2019 and started booking 2020!  For the remainder of this year see them at…the Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 11/22…and the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/24…then in 2020…the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 9/12…Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 9/17…and Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 9/18!

---Folk singer, Loudon Wainwright III, who has a busy 2019 already, adds Towne Crier Café in Beacon NY 11/29 and then announces a bunch of 2020 shows, including…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 3/5…Paramount Theatre in Rutland VT on 3/6…and Iron Horse in Springfield MA on 3/7!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band Get The Led Out have added a ton of new dates since we last looked in on them and we documented them all…Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 1/10…Capitol Center in Concord NH on 1/11…Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 1/16…two nights at Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 1/17 & 1/18…Zeiterion Center in New Bedford MA on 1/23…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 1/24…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 2/14…Eichelberger Center in Hanover PA on 4/16…and Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 5/9!

---Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are taking a short worldwide trek with zonal stops beginning today at New Gas City in Montreal QC…Garden Of Madness @ New York Expo Center in NYC on 11/2…before jetting to Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico and finally, San Diego…all in less than a month!

---Wu-Tang Clan-member, Ghostface Killah, presently on a European tour will be passing thru our greater zone next month, but with only two stops…Wellmont Theatre in Montclaur NJ on 12/12…and Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 12/13!

---The NYC Winter Jazz Fest has set dates 1/9-18, revealed the line-up and is slowly revealing the schedule for the event!  So far…

1/11:  James “Blood” Ulmer @ The Sultan Room in NYC @ 8p

1/12:  Sheila Jordan & the Detroit Jazz Masters @ venue tbd

1/12:  Kris Davis’ Diatom Ribbons w/ Terri Lyne Carrington, Val Jeanty @ The Sultan Room @ 730p

1/12:  HOOTEROLL? + PLUS! w/ the Bogie band ft. Joe Russo @ Brooklyn Bowl @ 8p

1/13:  Mark Guiliana w/ Golden Valley Is Now (Anderson, Taborn, King)

1/14:  Mark Guiliana w/ Billy Martin @ The Sultan Room in NYC @ 730p

…The line-up is simple now and venues are still being confirmed, but pay attention because as with anything NYC, this will multiply quickly with an ever expanding roster of musicians and venues!  We will try to keep up, too.

---Former American Idol contestant (6th place finisher from season four), Constantine Maroulis, will be part of a Broadway Sings Queen show at the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square with Kate Rockwell and Rachel Potter on 2/17!  So far, this is a one-time show, but if it’s successful…maybe it could become a tour?! 

---Tank & The Bangas have only two shows booked after their January Cruise schedule…and they’re both at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 2/28-29!

---70’s and 80’s UK rockers, Wire are together again and will be touring North America in Spring 2020 coming as close to Bingo-town as…Union Stage in Washington DC on 3/9…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/10…Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 3/11-3/12…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/13…and the Great Hall on Queen Street in Toronto ON on 3/16!

---Australian soft rockers, Air Supply will play some American dates in 2020…at Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 2/1…Bergen Center in Englewood  NJ on 2/28…Wind Creek Event Center @ Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem PA on 3/19…and St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 3/21!

---Modern rockers, Highly Suspect are back on the road in February with zonal stops set up for Spring time, including…Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 4/25…Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 4/28…The Royale in Boston MA on 5/5 & 5/6…Terminal 5 in NYC on 5/8…and The Strand in Providence RI on 5/9!

---Grace Potter (of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals) adds two more solo tour that will have regional ramifications in just a few weeks…Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg PA on 11/15…and Killington Resort in Killington VT on 11/30!  She recently announced seven zonal shows, but they won’t play until after the New Year!

---The Righteous Brothers aka Bill Medley and Bucky Heard, who replaced the late Bobby Hatfield, are playing  mostly shows in Vegas, but do venture outside “Sin City” from time to time...case in point, they just added a show at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 5/30!

---Little Anthony is playing a solo date (without the Imperials) at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA, as well, on 3/15!

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys have announced multiple dates for 2020, even a few zonally, but they’re very spread out, including...at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 3/7...Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 3/28...and Broadway Theatre in Pitman NJ on 10/17!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Coolio and Tone Loc will play a one-off combo at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 1/18/2020!

---John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band will play a one-off Breakaway near Boston in Danvers MA on 12/7!

---Jingle Jam at Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford CT will include some hot hip hop talent…Lizzo,  Megan Thee Stallion and Saweetie on 12/17!

---50’s and 60’s singer/ songwriter, Neil Sedaka, will play a zonal one-off at St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 5/17! 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Drifters add Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA, just outside of Pittsburgh on 12/5!

---Hot Tuna add…Musikfest Café @ Arts Quest Center in Bethlehem PA on 12/2…The Colonial Theatre in Keene NH on 12/6...and Garde Arts Center in New London CT on 12/7!

---Enter The Haggis adds The Egg in Albany on 3/7…and the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 3/21!

---Dark Star Orchestra replaced Phil Lesh at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 10/31!

---The Spinners add American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 2/15…and the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 2/16!

---Herman's Hermits ft. Peter Noone add…Wolfs Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/23…move the show at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 11/29 to 11/24…add Maryland Theatre in Hagerstown MD on 1/25…and American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA w/ The Buckinghams on 5/3!

---The Drifters have moved their show at Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA and are joining up with The Platters and The Coasters for a triple-threat bill at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 12/7!

---Adam Ezra Group add Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 3/6…and the Bread Box in Willimantic CT on 4/19!

---The New Pornographers add Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 11/6!

---Foghat posted a last minute add this week at the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/1…hope you got to see it!

---The Eagles have added a third night at MSG in NYC on 2/18…could there be more?  Maybe.

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adam Ezra Group (2)

---Air Supply (4)

---Alive ‘75/ Judas Priestess (1)

---Beatlemania Again (1)

---Bob Mould (11)

---Bobby Rydell (2)

---Breaking Benjamin/ KORN (3)

---Broadway Sings Queen (1)

---Circa Survive (10)

---Coolio/ Tone Loc (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (1)

---Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike (2)

---Enter The Haggis (2)

---Eric Johnson (10)

---Falling In Reverse/ Crown The Empire (4)

---Foghat (1)

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys (3)

---Gary Puckett & The Union Gap (5)

---Get The Led Out (10)

---Ghostface Killah (2)

---Grace Potter (2)

---Happy Together Tour (9)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (3)

---Highly Suspect (6)

---Hot Tuna (3)

---James Arthur (5)

---Jingle Jam w/ Lizzo/ Megan Thee Stallion/ Saweetie (1)

---John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (1)

---Little Anthony (1)

---Loudon Wainwright III (4)

---Magic Giant/ American Authors (3)

---Marc Anthony (3)

---Misfits/ Dropkick Murphy’s/ Agnostic Front (1)

---Neil Sedaka (1)

---New Bedford Folk Festival (2)

---NYC Winter Jazz Fest (10)

---Righteous Brothers (2)

---Santa Jam 2019 (1)

---Shawn Colvin (3)

---Shovels & Rope (3)

---Tank & The Bangas (2)

---The Drifters (1)

---The Drifters/ The Platters/ The Coasters (1)

---The Eagles (1)

---The Motels/ When In Rome/ Bow Wow Wow (3)

---The New Pornographers (1)

---The Revivialists (4)

---The Spinners (2)

---Van Halen Nation/ Definitely Leppard/ Voltage (1)

---Wire (6)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 102519:

---If you thought you missed the Locash show at Touch Of Texas, you didn’t after all.  They had to reschedule (due to a conflict according to the Touch Of Texas website) and Two Dollar Pistol was booked to fill-in at the last minute!  A new date hasn’t been booked yet.

---Petersons Tavern has expanded!  Two years after the downtown Binghamton bar debuted they have remodeled and opened up their 2nd floor, which now gives them a place to rent out for events!  The venue got plenty of press out of this announcement, too as evidenced by this report filed by a Fox 40 reporter: http://www.wicz.com/story/41211564/petersons-tavern-introduces-new-space-for-events

---The Black Bear Winery is closing in December…Owners Mark & Sandy Stacey are retiring after 17 years and putting the building up for sale!  While we wish them the best in their retirement, we will be sad to see the Winery go away.  Hope the next buyer plans to follow in their footsteps!

---Our local national-touring band, Driftwood, adds another regional date at Funk N’ Waffles in Syracuse NY on 12/7...as the band stays largely close to home for the rest of 2019, until February 2020 when they venture to West Virginia for two nights at the Purple Fiddle!  That’s good news for all of the bands local fans who can see them at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY on 11/1 & 11/2…and The Haunt in Ithaca NY on on 12/30 & 12/31!

---The Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY will be updating marquee and seating thanks to a two-million dollar state grant!  No word yet as to the timeline for making these upgrades or how it will affect the venues scheduling of shows.

---Philadelphia folk singer/ guitarist, Vance Gilbert is coming to Six On The Square in Oxford NY on 5/16…and he’ll be playing several regional shows as well, at…Voices Café in Westport CT on 1/25…Club Passim for two shows in Cambridge MA on 2/1…Vanilla Bean Café in Pomfret CT on 2/8…Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead MA on 4/17…and both days of the New Bedford Folk Festival in New Bedford MA on 7/11 & 7/12!

---Trumansburg Roots Rock superstars, Donna The Buffalo, are adding even more dates to their burgeoning spring schedule…at Haw River River Ballroom in Saxapahaw NC on 12/28…Red Clay Theatre in Duluth GA on 12/29…Abdo New River Room in Fort Lauderdale FL on 01/02…King Center in Melbourne FL on 1/3…Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra FL on 01/04…Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte NC on 3/6…The Orange Peel in Asheville NC on 3/7…finally a zonal date at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 4/2...and the four day long Shakori Hills GrassRoots Fest (which they play every year) in Pittsboro NC 5/7-5/10!  If you haven’t become a member of “the herd” yet, check out their unique style of music that is at once an entertaining blend of folk, jam band, rock, roots rock, zydeco and country styles.  It’s contagious!

 LOCAL-ISH:

---The reunited Ratt (except for Bobby Blotzer who is on the “outs” with the band for forming his own version of Ratt after the band told him not to, and of course also without the late rhythm guitarist, Robbin Crosby) will play Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 12/21!  They have also posted a date for Buffalo NY on their website at the Showplace Theatre on 12/12…as well as Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach NH on 12/13…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 12/19…and Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 12/20!

---The Music Of ABBA (Arrival From Sweden) has Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 7/10/2020!  The Abba tribute band has also booked shows for Summer 2020 at…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 7/11…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 7/12…and the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA on 7/15!

---Greensky Bluegrass, already coming to State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 1/22, has announced more of their regional schedule, and it’s includes another “local-ish” date…so you can also see them at…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 1/18…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 1/24... House of Blues in Boston MA on 1/25...Penns Peak in Jim Thorpe PA (just over an hour away) on 1/30…and Anthem in Washington DC on 1/31 & 2/1!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Folk rockers, The Felice Brothers have announced a few Winter dates that will usher in 2020…Club Helsinki in Hudson NY on 12/31…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 1/02…Colony Café in Woodstock NY on 1/03…and Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 1/04!

---Singer/ actress, Hayley Kiyoko (of “Scooby Doo,” “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening” and “Jem And The Holograms” fame) will launch a North American, “I’m Too Sensitive for this Sh*t” tour, in support of her forthcoming album!  Tour stops include, The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/13…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 2/15…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 2/17…Terminal 5 in New York NYC on 2/20…Mtelus in Montreal MD on 2/22…and Rebel in Toronto ON on 2/24!

---More Gordon Lightfoot dates have been re-rescheduled, as the singer has recovered from the leg injury he sustained while working out at home.  I say re-rescheduled, because many of these dates were postponed twice…including 5/5 @ Majestic LeVan Center in Gettysburg PA…5/6 & 5/7 at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY…5/9 & 5/10 at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD…6/3 at Kleinhan’s Music Hall in Buffalo NY…6/4 at Kodak Center in Rochester NY…6/5 at Forum Theatre in Binghamton NY (as previously reported)…6/7 at Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT…6/8 (the only non-rescheduled show) at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA…6/9 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth NH…6/11 at Stanley Center in Utica NY…6/12 at Strand-Capitol Center in York PA…6/13 at Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA and…10/9 at Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ!

---Singer/ guitarist, Dweezil Zappa, who has been keeping the Zappa name in the forefront of rock music with his Frank Zappa tribute band, Zappa Plays Zappa and also his work on the Experience Hendrix tour, will play a solo US tour in Spring 2020…at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/7...Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA @ 3/8…Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 3/11…and the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 3/21!

---Blues guitarist, Jonny Lang has booked a short US tour following his stint on the ”Rock Legends Cruise” with two regional dates out of six total bookings…at  The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/21…and Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 4/24!

---Alt-pop band, Echosmith have booked a short nine-date Winter tour that hits a few zonal cities…930 Club in Washington DC on 2/12…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/14...and Mod Club in Toronto ON on 2/17!

---Joan Osborne is playing a very scattered schedule with a few dates here and a few dates there…three out of her seven posted shows will be close enough to us to list…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 11/29…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 11/30…and The Barns @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 4/16!

---Hanson, Andy Grammer and the Goo Goo Dolls will play the All-Star X-mas show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 12/13!

---William DuVall, lead singer of Alice In Chains has booked two solo shows…at The Cutting Room, NYC on 10/23...and City Winery in Boston MA on 10/28!

---Former Ultravox lead singer, Midge Ure, has filled-out the rest of his US tour and in addition to the previously announced date at Daryl’s Place in Pawling NY on 2/1, Ure will also play…The Casbah in Hamilton ON on 1/30…Hugh’s Room in Toronto ON on 1/31…City Winery in Boston MA on 2/3…The Wine Garden @ City Winery in Washington DC on 2/5…Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 2/6 & 2/7…My Father’s Place @ The Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 2/8…and Randy Now’s Man Cave in Bordentown NJ on 2/9!

---Country rockers, Pure Prairie League is building up their late Winter and Spring tour dates and they will be coming into our zone to see us at…American Music Theatre w/ Little River Band in Lancaster PA on 2/7…Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 2/8…Mayo Center in Morristown w/ Poco & Orleans on 2/22…Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 2/23...and Tilles Center in Brookville NY w/ Poco & Firefall on 5/29!

---Alt-poppers, Saint Motel, who recently played Ithaca…are coming back around to play a few zonal shows…at, Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 2/10…930 Club in Washington DC on 2/11…Webster Hall in NYC on 2/13…The Royale in Boston MA on 2/14…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 2/15…Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks PA on 2/16…and Phoenix Concert Hall in Toronto ON on 2/20!

---After Richard Marx is done with his co-headlining dates with Rick Springfield he has booked two regional stops at…Narrows Center in Falls River MA on 2/18…and the Paramount Theatre in Rutland VT on 2/21!

---Hip hop star, bbno$ has arranged a club tour of the largest cities in our region at…Union Stage in Washington DC on 3/3…The Foundry in Philadelphia PA on 3/4…Middle East Club in Cambridge MA on 3/5…Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY on 3/7...and Velvet Underground in Toronto ON on 3/10!

---Jazz great, Branford Marsalis, has booked a moderate tour that will see him pass thru our area at least a few times…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 2/26…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 3/1…and Koerner Hall in Toronto ON on 3/7!

---Late 60’s, early 70’s psychedelic pop band, Tommy James & The Shondells have scheduled shows at…Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 5/16…and at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 7/25!

---70’s pop band, The Grass Roots will play the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 3/20, but it’s hardly a one-off…

---…as they (The Grass Roots) team-up with Tommy James & The Shondells and The Buckinghams for a show at…the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 3/14!

---Radiohead’s lead singer, Thom Yorke is playing a short 11-date world tour, in support of his latest solo release, and we’re lucky to get four of them in our greater region…Eagle Arena in Fairfax VA on 3/28…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 3/30…and two nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 3/31 & 4/1!

---Jaden Smith (of Will & Jada) will play a solo show on an off night of his tour with his sister Willow, at Echostage in Washington DC on 11/24!

---Peter Bjorn & John are booking dates in April 2020, but so far, just one confirmed in our larger zone…at Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA with Methyl Ethel on 4/11!  Expecting dates in Philadelphia PA (at Johnny Brenda’s on 4/7), Washington DC (at Union Stage on 4/8) and NYC (at Webster Hall on 4/10) to be confirmed soon!

---60’s R&B singer, Darlene Love, of The Crystals, The Ronettes and several of Phil Spector’s all girl, wall-of-sound bands adds another date to her holiday show schedule… Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 12/2!  Don’t forget to check her out at these other previously announced dates…Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 12/1…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 12/6…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 12/7…Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 12/11…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 12/13… Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington NY on 12/15…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 12/18!

---The Dixie Chicks will play a one-shot show with The Bleachers and Jason Isbell at Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 12/12!  Nice to see the Dixie Chicks getting out and playing, after being black listed by the right wing.

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes will play a one-shot a few months before they the “On The Blue” cruise at…The Barns @ the Wolf Trap on 12/5!

---Marie Osmond may have retired from Las Vegas, but she’s still playing a few shows across the country…just one of the three nationwide bookings falls in the great northeast…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 12/6!

---Hanson, Andy Grammer and the Goo Goo Dolls will play the All-Star X-mas show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 12/13!

---Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s has scheduled a one-off with Danger Mouse at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NYC on 11/14!

---Ms. Lauryn Hill (formerly of the fugees) will play a one-shot at United Palace in NYC on 2/22!

---Famed producer/ rapper/ music executive, Rick Ross will play a one-time-only show at the Big Night Live Concert Hall in Boston MA on 11/22!

---The Doors’ Robbie Krieger will play a one-shot show with Leslie West of Mountain after getting back to land following the Rock Legends Cruise!  The show will be at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 5/2!

---Chic guitarist, Nile Rodgers who will be opening-up for the Cher comeback tour later this month, and country singer, Dolly Parton, will play a warm-up show, if you will, for the We Are Family Foundation at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 11/5!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Andy Grammer adds the Roxian Theatre in McKees Rocks PA on 10/25…and the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie NY on 12/8!

---Aztec Two-Step adds the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 11/2…a second night at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 11/5…Turning Point in Piermont NY on 12/21…City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 3/15!

---Max Weinbergs Jukebox adds The Barns @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 11/8!

---Just added: Bob Dylan will follow-up his ten-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in NYC and end his 2019 tour with an intimate show at Anthem in Washington DC on 12/8!

---John Waite, former lead singer for The Babys and Bad English, and also has a distinguished solo career, adds a solo show at The Barns @ The Wolf Trap on 4/3!

---The Subdudes are adding shows all across the length of their 2019 and 2020 tours…this Fall at Towne Crier Café in Beacon NY on 11/16…and at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 12/5…this Winter at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 1/9…and Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 1/11…and in the Spring they’re booking all of Memorial Day weekend…at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 5/29…and finishing it off with two nights at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 5/30 & 5/31!

---Adam Ezra Group adds City Winery in Boston MA on 11/21!

---UK rocker, Robyn Hitchcock adds City Winery in Boston MA on 11/25!

---Musiq Soulchild adds a second night at City Winery in Boston MA on 12/30!

---Don McLean adds City Winery in Boston MA on 5/16!

---Cage The Elephant adds The BC in Brooklyn NYC with Of Monsters And Men, on 12/5!

---Matisyahu adds Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 12/26!

---Three Dog Night add Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 1/20…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 2/7…and Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/2!

---Legendary folk singer, Emmylou Harris adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 12/15!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adam Ezra Group (1)

---Andy Grammer (2)

---Aztec Two-Step (4)

---bbno$ (5)

---Bob Dylan (1)

---Branford Marsalis (3)

---Cage The Elephant/ Of Monsters And Men (1)

---Darlene Love (1)

---Dixie Chicks (1)

---Don McLean (1)

---Donna The Buffalo (12)

---Driftwood (4)

---Emmylou Harris (1)

---Gordon Lightfoot (15)

---Greensky Bluegrass (5)

---Hanson/ Goo Goo Dolls/ Andy Grammer (1)

---Hayley Kiyoko (6)

---Jaden Smith (1)

---Joan Osborne (3)

---John Waite (1)

---Jonny Lang (2)

---Karen O/ Danger Mouse (1)

---Lauryn Hill (1)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (1)

---Midge Ure (7)

---Musiq Soulchild (1)

---Nile Rodgers/ Dolly Parton (1)

---Pure Prairie League (5)

---Ratt (5)

---Richard Marx (2)

---Rick Ross (1)

---Robbie Krieger/ Leslie West (1)

---Robyn Hitchcock (1)

---Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes (1)

---Saint Motel (7)

---The Felice Brothers (4)

---The Grass Roots (1)

---The Music Of Abba (4)

---The Subdudes (7)

---Thom Yorke (4)

---Three Dog Night (3)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (2)

---Tommy James & The Shondells/ The Grass Roots/ The Buckinghams (1)

---Vance Gilbert (6)

---William DuVall (2)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 101819:

---The Gordon Lightfoot show booked for The Forum in Binghamton NY on 10/25 has been postponed until June 5th!  Lightfoot injured himself while working out at his gym and his doctors are forcing him to take time off to properly recover.  Well post the rest of the tour adjustments as they are released!

---Binghamton Folk rockers, Driftwood has added some dates to their Fall 2019 schedule adding a North Carolina swing that includes…Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro NC on 10/24…New Belgium Brewing in Asheville NC on 10/25…and Evening Muse in Charlotte NC on 10/26!  The band is also building up Winter dates for 2020, including a two night stand in Thomas WV at the Purple Fiddle on 2/15 & 2/16!

---Meanwhile City Winery in Philadelphia have started booking bands, including Trumansburg roots rockers, Donna The Buffalo who will play the venue on 12/19!  To see other bands that have been booked by the venue, go to the regional concert page and sort by “Venue” simply by clicking on the column header.

---I’ve been taking a closer look this week at some of the reaction to next years Endicott Porch Fest and one of the biggest take aways so far, is that it may lead to the return of local pop singer, Dena…otherwise known as Dena Michelle or Dena Crush.  It’s only one gig, but she wants to play in her home neighborhood.

---Saturday October 26th marks the second anniversary of the opening of the Beer Tree Brewing Company in Port Crane!  The party starts at 2pm with two bands, Woodshed Prophets and Several Sons!  Congrats on two great years!

---Nice to see the Brackney Inn book a local band and expand beyond “Open Mic Night” (not that there’s anything wrong with that.) as they continue to recover from two horrific fires.  The Dug Road will play after The Brackney’s Halloween costume party and hayride on Saturday night 10/26!  The management at the Brackney Inn observed that it’s been three years in coming and indeed it has.  It seems like it’s been longer, and it’s good to have them back.

---Greensky Bluegrass will play the State Theatre of Ithaca NY on 1/22, so if you like upbeat rootsy sounds, tickets go on sale today for $27.50-32.00!

---The Great Blue Heron festival has already set adside dates for their 2020 festival! Next years event will once again be held on the Fourth Of July weekend, from Friday July 3rd thru Sunday July 5th in Sherman NY!  Please make a note of it.

---GrassRoots 2020 has also been announced and will be held two weeks after the ‘Heron” on Thursday July 16th thru Sunday July 19th in Trumansburg NY!

---Not to be outdone, The Peach Festival has also announced dates for 2020 and they are moving the festival up so that it also occurs on the Fourth Of July weekend, from Thursday July 2nd thru Sunday July 5th at Montage Mountain in nearby Scranton PA!  Early bird passes went on sale yesterday on 10/17!

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Citizen Cope, otherwise known as singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, Clarence Greenwood, is bringing his “Heroin and Helicopters” tour to the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 2/6!  Cope is also bringing his signature sound of urban-folk to other zonal venues… Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 2/5…Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 2/7…Club Soda  in Montreal QC on 2/8…The Music Hall in Portsmouth NH on 2/11…Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 2/12…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 2/14!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Sinead O’Connor will launch her first US tour in six years in February 2020…coming into our greater region in April!  She’ll play two nights at City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 4/4 & 4/5…one night at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/7…three nights in Boston MA at City Winery on 4/8, 4/10-11…and three more nights at the City Winery in NYC at 4/16!

---Silverstein have announced their 20th Anniversary tour and will be playing their album, “Discovering The Waterfront” in full, plus an acoustic set!  Opening for Silverstein will be Four Year Strong and I The Mighty.  Zonal stops include…Le National in Montreal QC on 2/29…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 3/3…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/4…Webster Hall in NYC on 3/6…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 3/7…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 3/8…and the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 3/10!

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy has finally, officially announced the final leg of it’s 2019 tour…bits of which have leaked in recent weeks, but now we have the full announcement from the band…so let’s home in on the “new” dates that have been revealed…2300 Arena in Philadelphia PA on 11/9…Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 11/14…The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 11/15…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 11/16…South Orange Center in South Orange NJ on 11/17…and State Theatre in State College PA on 11/22!

---Folk rocker, singer, songwriter, guitarist, Fairport Convention’s Richard Thompson has announced Winter 2020 dates that will play for our wider “Bingo-centric” area…McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ on 1/18…two nights at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 1/21 & 1/22…the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg PA on 1/25…Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 1/26…and Daryls House in Pawling NY on 1/28!

---Country/ pop cross-over band, Dan + Shay already has next year planned-out, with a lengthy tour that cross into and out of our larger zone…at the Wells Center in Philly PA on 3/12…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 9/24…MSG in NYC on 9/25…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 9/26…The Rock in Newark NJ on 10/8…Boston (TD) Garden in Boston MA on 10/9…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 10/10…and Giant Center in Hershey PA on 10/11!

---Blues musician, Charlie Musselwhite has finally booked a solo show in our region at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/21!  His only other regional show will be warming-up for Elvin Bishop in Boston on 2/23!

---They Might Be Giants have announced a couple 2020 dates so far… Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 1/11…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 3/13!

---Here’s a cool tour, that we hope will expand…Dave Mason, formerly with Traffic, is teaming-up with the former leader of the reknowned Bluesbreakers, John Mayall!  Sadly, it’s only for three dates, but it’s worth adding extra legs!  See this pairing at…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 3/25…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 3/26…and at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/27!

---The Guess Who are playing a short ten-date U.S. tour spread out over six months, but only two shows anywhere near us, so far…at the Washington Hilton in Washington DC on 11/23…and the Tilles Center in Brookville NY on 4/10, with Rare Earth!

---Cage The Elephant is touring with varying opening acts (lovelytheband, Of Monsters And Men and others) as they make their way across the U.S., The UK, Europe and South America!  See them with lovelytheband at Anthem in Washington DC on 12/3…and with Of Monsters And Men at The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 12/5!

---The Brian Setzer Orchestra is announcing a run of holiday shows for Fall 2019, including…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 11/19…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 11/20…and Symphony Hall in Springfield MA on 11/21!

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness is playing a few December shows…two of which fall into our greater area…at House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 12/8…and the Roxian Theatre at McKees Rocks PA on 12/10!

---Josh Groban has booked a two-night stand at Radio City Music Hall in NYC, over two months…the first night is on Friday (Valentine’s Day) night 2/14…the second on Saturday 4/18!  Why?  Idk. 

---Meanwhile, Widespread Panic has booked a five-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, over  five-straight-nights…from Thursday 2/27 thru Monday 3/2!

---The man called, the Hispanic Bob Dylan, Rodriquez will play the City Winery in both Washington DC on 12/19…and Philadelphia PA on 12/21!

---Musiq Soulchild adds…City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 12/26…and a second night at the City Winery in Boston MA on 12/30!

---Everclear lead singer, Art Alexakis will play some zonal shows after the New Year begins, at…City Winery in Washington DC on 1/10…and City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 1/12!

---Lil Tecca announces another leg as their star rises..at Villain in Brooklyn NYC on 10/23…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 11/9…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 11/10…The Mod Club in Toronto ON on 11/11…the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 11/17…and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 11/18!

---The Roots add The Rock (Prudential Hall) in Newark NJ on 11/16…and the House Of Blues in Boston MA on 12/26!

---The Strumbella’s have announced a unique touring schedule…and it will take place mostly in Toronto ON!  Sure the band starts out in the U.S. at Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 11/9…but then in 2020 they will play four nights in Toronto at four different venues…Cameron House in Toronto ON on 1/21…Dakota Tavern in Toronto ON on 1/22…The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 1/23…and Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on  1/26!  Are they recording a new album in Toronto, maybe?  Hmmmm.

---The Jaden Smith/ Willow Smith tour (kids of rapper/ actor Will Smith and actress Jada Pinkett Smith, in case ya didn’t know…) finally announces an incursion into our greater zone…at The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 11/25!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Ozuna has booked a one-off package show featuring Luis Fonsi, Farruko, Ivy Queen and more at The Rock in Newark NJ on 11/29!  If you’re into Latin Hip-Hop, this is a must!

---Broadway sensation and the voice of Frozen, Idina Menzel will play a one-timer at Carnegie Hall in NYC on 12/11!

---Denny Laine is drawing on the name recognition of the two most famous bands he’s ever been involved with…The Moody Blues and Wings!  His new band, Denny Laine & The Moody Wing Band will make their debut, which so far is their only scheduled show…at the City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 12/8!

---Atlantic Starr is playing a few land-based dates after they spend a few weeks in January on the “Soul Train Cruise.”  See them at their one regional date at the Santander Center in Reading PA on 2/22!

---Khalid, Wale, H.E.R., Queen Naija and Kiana Lede will all play at The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 12/18!  This is the Jingle Ball line-up playing a local festival called, “Hot For The Holidays.”

---80’s & 90’s New Jack Swing R&B singer, Tony Terry will play a one-shot show at the City Winery in Washington DC on 2/14!

 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Rock guitarist, Steve Forbert adds Vasa Park in Budd Lake NJ on 11/17!  Meanwhile Forbert has also announced a Winter 2020 tour of the Northeast that will play at…Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 1/16…Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 1/18…and at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis  MD on 1/26!

---The Temptations and The Four Tops continue to tour jointly as much as possible and have announced another show together, set for next Spring at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 5/14!

---PnB Rock add Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 10/18!

---Molly Hatchet adds Jergel’s in Pittsburgh PA on 11/20…and Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 11/21!  These shows will be their last land based performances before they start playing Winter cruises.

---Marc Cohn adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 10/19!

---Shawn Mullins adds The Loft @ City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 10/25!

---Macy Gray adds The Loft @ City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 10/27!

---Willie Nile adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 11/1!

---John Sebastian adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 11/9!

---Edwin McCain adds to his City Winery tour, with a show at the Winery in Philadelphia PA on 11/12….he also is playing the City Wineries in Boston MA on 11/11…and Washington DC on 11/13!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 11/20…and Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 11/23!

---Marshall Crenshaw adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 11/23!

---Los Lobos adds City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 12/15 & 12/16…plus a second night at City Winery in Boston MA on 12/18!

---Mat Kearney, who is only playing a few regional dates…adds the Swyer Theatre in Albany NY on 1/28!

---Add the Bottle Rockets as the opening act for the Marshall Crenshaw show at Daryl's House in Pawling NY on 4/23!

---G. Love & Special Sauceadd the XCite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 1/19…and Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 1/28!

---Air Supply is adding more 2020 shows…at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 2/28…and at the Event Center @ Wind Creek in Bethlehem PA on 3/19!

---Eric Benet adding more shows as his Winter tour builds…City Winery in Boston MA on 12/22…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 12/23…and City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 12/29!

---Donavon Frankenreiter adds The Cutting Room in NYC on 2/14…and  City Winery in Philadelphia PA on 2/16!

---Josh Groban adds a third night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 6/20…but, these three dates are spread out over four months, so it’s a very informal residency for sure.

 

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Air Supply (2)

---Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (2)

---Art Alexakis (2)

---Atlantic Starr (1)

---Brian Setzer Orchestra (3)

---Cage The Elephant (2)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (6)

---Charlie Musselwhite (1)

---Citizen Cope (7)

---Dan + Shay (8)

---Dave Mason/ John Mayall (3)

---Denny Laine & The Moody Wing Band (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (2)

---Donna The Buffalo (1)

---Driftwood (5)

---Edwin McCain (1)

---Eric Benet (3)

---G. Love & Special Sauce (2)

---Gordon Lightfoot (1)

---Grassroots Festival (4)

---Great Blue Heron (3)

---Greensky Bluegrass (1)

---Idina Menzel (1)

---Jaden Smith/ Willow Smith (1)

---John Sebastian (1)

---Josh Groban (3)

---Khalid (Jingle Ball/ Hot For The Holidays) (1)

---Lil Tecca (6)

---Los Lobos (3)

---Macy Gray (1)

---Marc Cohn (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (1)

---Mat Kearney (1)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (2)

---Molly Hatchet (2)

---Musiq Soulchild (2)

---Ozuna/ Luis Fonsi/ Farruko/ Ivy Queen/ Becky G/ Reik/ Alex Sensation/ Prince Royce (1)

---Peach Festival (4)

---PnB Rock (1)

---Richard Thompson (6)

---Rodriguez (2)

---Shawn Mullins (1)

---Silverstein/ Four Year Strong/ I the Mighty (7)

---Sinead O’Connor (9)

---Steve Forbert (4)

---The Guess Who (2)

---The Strumbella’s (5)

---The Temptations/ The Four Tops (1)

---They Might Be Giants (2)

---Tony Terry (1)

---Widespread Panic (5)

---Willie Nile (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 101119:

---The John Barleycorn is back!  The popular Owego NY bar has re-opened under new management last weekend for the first time since April Fools Day weekend, so it’s been about six months.  This weekend they’ve booked DJ Zaddy for Friday night (10/11) and Shout At The Robots on Saturday (10/12).  Let’s rock!

---Now the new Slaughterland scream park has our attention!  Recycled Zombies and Hollow Bodies have been booked to play a show there on 10/19!  If you haven’t yet discovered Slaughterland, it’s at 666 Barrier Road, just off Airport Road, according to their promotional flyer.  Will there be alcohol, too? 

---Mobday marked the 5th anniversary of the release of their second album, “Vertigo” this week with a facebook post.  Glad to see the group has reformed and that they’re working on album #3.  Hope it comes out soon!

---Former Johnson City Wildcat, Zarni De Wet is always doing something.  The singer/ songwriter just started a new web series called, “Behind The Song.”  The first installment finds Zarni and fellow songwriter, Lacy Green, discussing their songwriting process for the track they wrote together, “Only Two People In The World.”  Since then she has posted two more episodes.  Zarni also reports that her song, “Man You’ve Become” is garnering the most demand of any of the songs that she’s written so she has re-released it online.  Check the series out by clicking the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnDQCf9Zk6Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Pd_9FXONco50zW4c7P3FgazmUer0wS9osQo0WT02Tsmekm1Mwuyy0ntE

---Local guitar superstar, Randy McStine, rocked New York City this past week playing at Sony Hall (which we lovingly refer to by it’s less corporate nickname, the “Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square”) on October 8th!  If you missed the show, lucky for us, Randy posted one of the songs he played from his online watch party!  Here’s a link:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/randymcstinemusic/posts/?ref=notif

---Jeff Howell has posted a new video with his band, Boogie Du Jour, for his song, “Lonely Life!”  It’s posted on the bands You-Tube page which you can find by clicking on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I2g1Xr9Vu8&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1yxDlKDYvYn9TgFl7P6XtFKJ7J5wqyNmjjGluP6xWI6Mp7LgQfxeJOAiA

---If you noticed that the Piano Bar with Bill Goffi at the Lost Dog Lounge didn’t happen two weekends ago, it’s because Bill got ill and had to cancel earlier that same day (9/28), so as soon as Mr. Goffi and the Lost Dog can schedule a make-up performance we will all let you know.

---I was invited to a new facebook page for local rockers called, “BinghamtonRockers” this week.  The very first thing I saw upon accessing the page was a post by Ithaca metal band, Ire Clad pushing their newest song, “My Own Known.”  If you haven’t heard it yet, just click on this link: https://www.reverbnation.com/ireclad/song/31187095-my-own-known?fbclid=IwAR1bdi_GPTG_E4UXYMyq9okSyesP690woxiyBaJskT_uHp_GX0fNZgIuAg0 

---Eagles fans: If you can get enough of the country-rockers, maybe you should check out their tribute band, Best Of The Eagles when they play the Event Center @ Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 12/7. 

---Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes have booked a night at the Event Center @ Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 2/7! 

---Geoff Tate, formerly of Queensryche and more recently of Operation: Mindcrime and Trinity, is bringing his solo show to the Event Center @ Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 2/22!  Tate has also added a show at Stereo Garden in Patchogue NY on 2/28!  Of course, Tate will also play The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 3/4 as we’ve previously reported.

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Break-out alt/pop stars, St. Paul & the Broken Bones will come as close as the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 10/26.  They’re also set to play a two-night stand in Brooklyn NY at Brooklyn Bowl on the last two nights of 2019, 12/30-31!

---Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA released the scheduling of more than a dozen show dates from the middle of this month well into 2020, including…PnB Rock on 10/19…Last In Line on 10/31…Atreyu on 11/1….Gordon Lightfoot on 11/2…Lettuce on 11/21…Falling In Reverse on 11/22…Railroad Earth for two nights on 11/29-30…Pink Talking Fish on 12/27…Fitz & Tantrums & TWIN XL on 2/16…and Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso on 4/18!

[in addition to the local-ish shows announced at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg…many of these bands also have other area dates, for example…]

---Atreyu w/ Whitechapel, Tempting Fate and He Is Legend will also play regionally at…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 10/29…Toad’s Place in New Haven CT on 11/3…and Mulcahy’s in Wantagh NY on 11/4!

---Gordon Lightfoot also adds Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 10/24!

---Lettuce also announced shows at…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 11/15…and Anthem in Washington DC on 11/22!

---You can also find Railroad Earth making area stops at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 11/1 & 11/2…and Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 11/22!

---Pink Talking Fish, the pink floyd-talking heads-phish tribute band, will also play new zonal shows at…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 10/26…The Gramercy in NYC on 12/28 & 12/29…and New Years Eve at Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 12/31!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Eagles have announced that they will play their iconic album, “Hotel California” in full on their 2020 Las Vegas shows…and they will also take it across the country as well, but in a very limited way…just twelve shows from coast-to-coast and just two in our wider region…both at Madison Square Garden in NYC on 2/14 & 2/15!  Other national cities on the tour include Atlanta GA, Dallas TX, Houston TX, San Francisco CA and Inglewood CA.

---Attention Smashing Pumpkins fans…their lead singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, Billy Corgan is playing a three-night stand in NYC, at The Gramercy on 11/18 thru 11/20! 

---Bluesman, Sonny Landreth has just re-announced his November tour that will happen primarily in our larger zone…it appears that the opening act, Cindy Cashdollar has dropped off the tour and is no longer listed, however we haven’t seen confirmation of that yet.  Just to review, the tour will play at…City Winery in Washington DC on 11/7…Kennett Flash in Kennett Square PA on 11/8…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 11/9…Firehouse Center in Newburyport MA on 11/10…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 11/12…Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 11/14…Daryls House in Pawling NY on 11/15…State Theatre in State College PA on 11/16…and JCC Hart Center on 11/17!

---Jingle Ball holiday shows have been planned with Halsey, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Niall Horan, Lizzo, Monsta X, Why Don’t We and Lewis Capaldi at Wells Center in Philly PA on 12/11 and with Halsey, Khalid, Charlie Puth, Niall Horan, French Montana and Lewis Capaldi at the Capital Arena in Washington DC on 12/16.

---Powerman 5000, (hed)pe and Adema will take their modern metal package tour thru our wider area later this month and early in November as well…see them at…The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 10/27…Granite State Music Hall in Laconia NH on 10/28…Dingbatz in Clifton PA on 10/30…Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 10/31…and the Fishhead Cantina in Halethorpe MD on 11/2!  Get to these shows early!  This is a co-headlining tour and a different act may start the show each night.

---L.A. Guns now with singer Phil Lewis and their namesake guitarist, Traci Guns; are back on the road next month with fresh dates at…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 11/4…Jewel Music Venue in Manchester NH on 11/5…Jergels in Warrendale PA on 11/7…the Fish Head Cantina in Halethorpe MD on 11/8…and at the previously announced, Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 11/9!

---Jonathan Edwards just booked a date in our region for 2020…undoubtedly there will be more.  This show is at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/25 and follows a six month gap in touring, if it holds, from his only other booked show, in Missouri, so enjoy your time off Jonathan!

---Following his heart attack, that interrupted his string of shows in New York City, former Bauhaus singer, Peter Murphy has rescheduled the shows he had to cancel, so you can now make plans to see Murphys show at…Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on Monday and Tuesday 1/20-21 & Thursday and Friday 1/23-24!

---Deadmau5 V3 Cube show is expanding to four nights at the House of Blues in Boston MA on 1/15-18…two at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 1/23-24…and finally four at The Great Hall @ Avant Gardner in Brooklyn NYC on 2/6-2/9!  That is one busy mau5!

---Paul Simon may be retired now, but Art Garfunkel isn’t.  He’ll play the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/18…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 4/19!

---The Goo Goo Dolls have announced a December leg which includes a solo headlining show at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 12/11…two more shows on the “Miracle Pill” tour with Beach Slang at…Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 11/23...and Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto ON on 11/25…and two holiday shows with Rob Thomas (of matchbox twenty fame) at UMPC Event Center in Baltimore MD on 12/14…and on 12/15 at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 12/15!

---Singer/ songwriter, Chris Isaak (best known for the haunting song of forbidden love, “Wicked Game,” remember?) has a short series of shows around the holidays…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 11/26…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 11/27…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 11/30…and the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 12/3!

---Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, has announced a Spring 2020 tour that will bring him back to our larger zone at…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 3/6…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 3/7…Miller Symphony Hall in Allentown PA on 3/12…two nights at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/13 & 3/14…and the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg PA on 3/15!

---Country rock balladeer J.D. Souther has booked a Winter run of show with several in our larger area…at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 1/10…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 1/11…the Barns @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 1/15…and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 1/17!

---Opeth has announced a Winter 2020 touring schedule that includes some zonal action…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 2/18…two nights at The Apollo in Harlem NYC on 2/21 & 2/22..and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/23!  Graveyard will open (which makes it sound like a zombie movie.  Cool.).

---G. Love & Special Sauce are announcing a slight Winter trek with regional dates at…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 1/21…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 1/23…and Big Night Live in Boston MA on 1/24!

---Donavon Frankenreiter has revealed a few Winter dates, or perhaps they’re leaked dates ahead of an announcement as they are scattered a bit…just one that concerns us however…City Winery in Boston MA on 2/15!

---Gov’t Mule is also closing out 2019 with two nights of shows at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 12/30 & 12/31!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Former frontman for Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton, may have ended his farewell tour, but he still plays the occasional show…for example, a one-off at Club XL in Reading PA on 12/1!

---Singer/ songwriter, Christopher Cross, who is currently on the “It Was 50 Years Ago Today” tour books a solo one-shot at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 11/30!

---Bell Biv DeVoe add a one-timer at the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 1/18!

---Boyz II Men get away from their Las Vegas residency long enough to play a zonal one-off at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 2/14!  Happy Valentine’s Day all you lovers!

---Eric Benet will play a one-timer at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 12/27!

---Gwar will play a few year-end dates in the US when they get done with their European tour, including… the 930 Club in Washington DC on 12/27…and the Warsaw in Brooklyn NYC on 12/28!

---Paula Cole has booked a one-off at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC on 10/10!

---Kurt Travis, announces what is so far, a one-timer at Rock & Roll Heaven in West Seneca NY on 11/13!

---Beach Boys genius, Brian Wilson plays one show on dry land before departing on the Cayamo Cruise…at Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 1/25!

---Highly Suspect will follow-up their UK tour (after six weeks off) with one show only at Terminal 5 in NYC on 5/8!

 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Chance The Rapper adds the KB Center in Buffalo NY on 2/10!

---Ski Mask The Slump God adds Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 12/5!

---Saving Abel adds Moonshiners Bar in Worcester MA on 12/6…and Arties Bar & Grill in Frenchtown NJ on 12/7!

---Silversun Pickups add the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 12/6!

---DaBaby adds Echostage in Washington DC on 12/7!

---Clutch add “end-of-2019” dates at…the 930 Club in Washington DC on 12/29…Starland Ballroom in Sayrevile NJ on 12/30…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 12/31!

---Three Dog Night add The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 2/7!

---The 5th Dimension add The Barns @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 3/20!

---Shawn Mullins adds City Winery in Boston MA on 10/30!

---Marc Cohn adds two nights at City Winery in Boston MA on 1/10 & 1/11…and a night in Annapolis MD on 1/26!

---Bastille add the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 11/7!

---Sponge add The Gin Mill Grille in Northampton PA (near Allentown) on 12/21!

---The Artimus Pyle Band adds the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 4/18!

---Jazz great, Najee adds Santander Center in Reading PA on 11/3!

---Coco Montoya adds the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 11/9…and the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 3/26 with Ronnie Baker Brooks!

---Herman's Hermits ft. Peter Noone add the Wolf Den @ the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/23…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 11/24…and two nights at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 2/13-14!

---Don McLean adds Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck NY on 11/7.

---Former Alcatraz guitarist, the reknowned Yngwie Malmsteen adds the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 12/6!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 12/12…and at the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 1/11/2020!

---Air Supply add Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 2/1/2020!

---If you missed the Madonna show at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn NYC on Monday 10/7, hold onto your ticket!  It was postponed after the singer suffered a knee injury and is taking at least three days off per doctors orders.  The show is expected to be rescheduled.

 

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---5th Dimension (1)

---Air Supply (1)

---Art Garfunkel (2)

---Artimus Pyle Band (1)

---Atreyu (1)

---Atreyu/ Whitechapel/ Tempting Fate/ He Is Legend (4)

---Bastille (1)

---Bell Biv DaVoe (1)

---Billy Corgan (3)

---Boyz II Men (1)

---Chance The Rapper/ Lil Yachty (1)

---Chris Isaak (4)

---Christopher Cross (1)

---Clutch (3)

---Coco Montoya (2)

---DaBaby (1)

---Deadmau5 (10)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (1)

---Eric Benet (1)

---Falling In Reverse (1)

---Fitz & The Tantrums (1)

---G. Love & Special Sauce (3)

---Geoff Tate (2)

---George Clinton (1)

---Goo Goo Dolls (1)

---Goo Goo Dolls/ Beach Slang (2)

---Goo Goo Dolls/ Rob Thomas (2)

---Gordon Lightfoot (2)

---Gov’t Mule (2)

---Gwar (2)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (4)

---Highly Suspect (1)

---Jingle Ball (2)

---K. Michelle (2)

---J.D. Souther (4)

---Jonathan Edwards (1)

---Last In Line (1)

---Lettuce (3)

---Marc Cohn (3)

---Najee (1)

---Opeth/ Graveyard (4)

---Paula Cole (1)

---Peter Murphy (4)

---Pink Talking Fish (5)

---PnB Rock (1)

---Railroad Earth (4)

---Saving Abel (2)

---Shawn Mendes (1)

---Silversun Pickups (1)

---Ski Mask The Slump God (1)

---Sponge (1)

---St. Paul & The Broken Bones (3)

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

---Steve  Hackett (6)

---The Eagles (2)

---Three Dog Night (1)

---Twiztid (4)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (1)

---Zoso (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 100419:

 ---Whatever you are doing this weekend, where ever you go, keep this event in mind. If you can't be at Tunes and Tips for Tim at McGirks in Chenango Bridge NY on Sunday (10/5) between noon and 7pm, you can donate. There are websites already set up for that. McGirks’ Tim Ward is fighting cancer and because of the high price of meds, he needs help with expenses. There will be plenty of bands on hand and because of that, Binghamton City Limits is being moved back to 7pm, (instead of 2pm) inside the restaurant. Let's all be there for Tim!

---If you missed Milkweed’s appearance on WSKG-TV’s Expressions last week, the episode is now streaming and the band shared a link to it at: https://video.wskg.org/video/milkweed-nlslzh/

---Ithaca.com has declared The Gunpoets the best local band in Ithaca!  Who are we to argue?  Congrats, guys!

---The line-up has been declared for Rock Against Suicide VI!  It will take place on Saturday 10/12 at the Choconut Inn in Friendsville PA, starting at 5pm and for just a measly $10 entry, see and hear…The Gents, Tijuana Danger Dogs, Broken Arrow, Long Way Home and Wreckless Marci! Let’s rock!

---As sessions continue for Mobday’s third album, the band posted a new song to all their platforms.  I’m posting a link to their YouTube page for you to copy and paste into your browser.  The song is called, “Dirty.”  Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZObVQdpfpc

---Brenna Swanger posted a pic of Brittany Rose’sTake Back What’s Mine” ft. She’s A Spy on facebook this week!  That was followed by the date and time; 10/25 @ 9p.  Is this a release date?  Ticket sales date?  Stay tuned.

---Livingston Taylor (brother of james taylor) has been booked to play the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 2/8/2020…he also has regional stops se for West Kingston RI on 11/2…NYC on 11/21…Pittsburgh PA on 11/24…Morristown NJ on 11/29…Kennett Square PA on 11/30…Fairfield CT on 12/1…Beacon NY on 12/13…Middlebury VT on 12/14…Boston MA on 12/21…Roslyn NY on 12/22…Northampton MA on 1/4/2020…Saratoga Springs NY on 1/31 & 2/1…Rochester NY on 2/9…and Manchester NH 2/14!

---Fans of ‘50’s & ‘60’s pop/r&b, The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s version of The Coasters will play the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY on 12/15!

---The Donna The Buffalo curated “Great Blue Heron Festival” held in Sherman NY has already scheduled their 29th annual get together…it will be held from July 3rd to July 5th on 2020!  The festival made the announcement and posted a two-minute video summary of the 2019 festival on their website this week.  If you missed it, here’s a link:

https://www.facebook.com/theheron/videos/385929742328823/?notif_id=1569599567644806&notif_t=live_video_explicit

---Our Facebook page got a “like” from Celtica this week?  That will do nothing but make our heads swell…Thanks!  The carpenters expanding our doorways thank you, too.

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Alternative band, Highly Suspect has announced a tour that will bring them as close as the Sherman Theatre in Stroudburg PA on 11/12!  Their itinerary will also bring them to other venues in our greater zone…Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 11/11…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 11/14…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 11/16…and 930 Club in Washington DC on 11/17!  Slothrust will open most shows.

---Umphrey’s McGee has announced a Winter 2020 leg which includes some new zonal dates…two nights at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 1/17 & 1/18…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 1/19…a localish stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 1/23…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 1/24!

---Three Dog Night adds Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 2/8!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

--The hottest alt-pop artist of the last six months, Billie Eilish, has announced her Spring Vacation plans for 2020 with a headlining arena tour that brings her back our way in Mid-March…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 3/13…MSG in NYC on 3/15…The Rock in Newark NJ on 3/16…Capital Center in Washington DC on 3/18…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 3/19…and The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 3/20!  Tickets go on sale on 10/4!

---Mariah Carey has announced a series of holiday shows, both including and outside of her Las Vegas residency!  Here’s the breakdown: Hard Rock Live in Atlantic City NJ on 12/7…the Theatre @ National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD on 12/9…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 12/12…Wang Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 12/13…and MSG in NYC on 12/15!

--Phish will close out 2019 with four nights at Madison Square Garden in NYC from Saturday 12/28 thru Tuesday 12/31!  Tickets are only $100 bucks for general admission!  $90 for reserved seating!  The band has played MSG nine out of the last ten years and five years-in-a-row according to Pollstar magazine!

---Rising alternative band, The Glorious Sons have booked an ambitious tour to help continue that trajectory and luckily, that brings them thru our greater region quite a bit…Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 1/16…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 1/17 & 1/18…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 1/19…Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY on 1/21…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 1/22…930 Club in Washington DC on 1/24…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 2/27…Meridian Centre in Saint Catherines ON on 3/26…and Corona Theatre in Montreal QC on 4/11!

---Chance The Rapper has totally rescheduled his tour, just days before it was set to kick off, so he can spend more time with his new baby!  Now the tour has been rescheduled and has added Lil Yachty & Taylor Bennett!  Here are the new dates…MSG in NYC on 2/8…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 2/10…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 2/12…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 2/13…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 2/14…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 2/18…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 2/19…and PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 2/20…The Rock in Newark NJ has yet to be rescheduled!

---Grace Potter will start 2020 with a solo tour, away from her band (The Nocturnals) and that means that she will be appearing at zonal venues!  Yay!  Catch her show at… Roxian Theatre in McKees rocks PA on 1/23…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 1/24…Anthem in Washington DC on 1/25…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 1/28…Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 1/30…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 1/31…and Beacon Theatre in NYC on 2/1!

---Jimmy Eat World is putting together a small November stretch of about seven shows that include three zonal stops so far…The Chance in  Poughkeepsie NY on 11/15…the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 11/16...and The Queen in Wilmington DE on 11/18!

---The Queen of the Electric slide, Marcia Griffiths has booked a few shows for November…at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 11/21…Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 11/22…and the Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC on 11/26!

---The Box Tops have announced dates for late 2019 into 2020, but so far that means just one stop that falls anywhere near our larger zone…at the Lamp Theatre in Irwin PA  on 2/22!

---Sting has announced 2020 tour dates, which are (mostly) booked for his residency in Las Vegas, except for one show at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 11/17!

---Tiffany adds…Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 10/13…The Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 10/15…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 1/24 …The Queen in Wilmington DE on 1/25…and Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 3/5!  That’s a pretty ambitious schedule, for a mall singer…

---The Cult celebrate the 30th Anniversary of “Sonic Temple” with a world tour and four dates in North America, which all fall into our greater region…Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 12/6...@ The Fillmore Silver Spring on 12/8…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 12/10...and House of Blues in Boston MA on 12/14!

---The Tedeschi Trucks Band add a four-night stand at the Warner Theatre in Washington DC onto their latest tour, with bookings over two weekends on 2/14 & 2/15...and 2/21 & 2/22!

---Bayside will be touring this Fall in support of their new album, “Interrobang” due on 10/4!  Catch ‘em at…The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 11/13...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 11/16…and at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 11/17!

---80’s R&B band, Expose, who are already booked regionally to play the “Freestyle Explosion” show at The Rock in Newark NJ on 11/2…will also play Big Night Live in Boston MA with another 80’s R&B act, Shannon on 11/27!  Not sure if this is a tour, a comeback or what, but it is nice to see them back on the road.

---The Immature tour has booked six dates across the country and two in our greater zone and includes opening acts: Ray J, J. Holiday, Day26 and B5!   Grab this great old skool package tour at…the Theatre @ MSG in NYC on 11/2…and DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC on 11/3!

---On the heels of his fall tour, and just days after his show set for Ithaca College in Ithaca NY, Bob Dylan will end his tour with a 10-date residency at Beacon Theatre in NYC, starting on 11/23 and continuing on 11/24, 11/26-27, 11/29-30, 12/2-3, 12/5 and ending finally on 12/6!

---Tove Lo has set up a Winter 2020 tour that includes at least a half-dozen zonal stops, including…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/7…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 2/9…The House Of Blues in Boston MA on 2/10…two nights at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 2/12 & 2/13…and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto ON on 2/16!

---Clutch are still touring on their last album (last years “Book Of Bad Decisions”) and they’ll be back in our greater zone twice more…at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 12/30…and at Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 12/31!

---Modern Reggae band, Goldfinger are playing a Thanksgiving weekend show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 11/30 along with Kill Lincoln and the Suicide Machines!

---Ski mask The Slump God isn’t booking Arena’s yet, but he is working his way up to clubs and theatre sized venues on the break-out artists latest tour!  He’ll play…Terminal 5 in NYC on 12/6…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 12/7…and Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia with Pouya, Danny Towers and DJ Scheme!

---Nada Surf will be touring this Winter, so nada surf-ing for them, for sure!  See stage-beached boys at the Black Cat in Washington DC on 1/29…The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 1/31…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 2/1…and at the Bowery Ballroom in Brooklyn NYC on 2/2!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Cowboy Mouth books the equivalent of a zonal one-off at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 1/31!   It will be their first show of 2020!

---Blues masters, Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite join forces for what seems to be a one-shot at The Wilbur in Boston MA on 2/23…

---Steve Earle & The Dukes will play a blues-folk-country one-off with The Mastersons, Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell and Josh Ritter at Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 12/17!

 

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Filter adds One Centre Square in Easton PA on 11/15.

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy adds a holiday show at Kodak Center Theatre in Rochester NY on 12/15!

---Smokey Robinson (of “The Miracles” and his storied solo career, both with Motown) adds Shea’s in Buffalo NY on 12/7!

---Burton Cummings (of the guess who) adds the Grand Theatre in Kingston ON on 11/23!

--- Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown add…the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA 12/21...Levitt Auditorium in Philadelphia PA on 11/16…and on 12/20 at Skyloft in Albany NY!

---John 5 adds The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 2/18.  So far, it’s his only 2020 solo date, so does that mean a Winter tour is coming, or is this a one-off?  Hopefully, we’ll find out soon.

---David Foster & and his wife, former American Idol star, Katherine McFee add…The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 4/24…and American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 5/1!

---Naughty By Nature adds Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 11/23!

---Croce Plays Croce adds The AMP in North Bethesda MD on 3/29!

---Dashboard Confessional add a third night at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 3/22!

---Kansas adds Lowell Auditorium in Lowell MA on 5/8!

---Megan Thee Stallion adds Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 10/14!

---Aztec Two-Step add a second night at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 11/5 (the other night is on 11/11)…and also add a stop at the Parrott Delany Tavern in New Hartford CT on 12/13!

---Celine Dion adds two nights at the Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 10/4 & 10/5…and a third night at The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 03/5!

---All Time Low add a third night at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ to close out 2019! 

---Adelita’s Way adds Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 10/21!

---Add Mavis Staples to the Buddy Guy show at The Rock in Newark NJ on 11/10!

---They Might Be Giants will start 2020 with a one-timer at the Bowery Ballroom in Brooklyn NYC on 1/11! 

---Sloan adds the Bowery Ballroom in Brooklyn NYC on 2/20!

---Loudon Wainwright III is still telling folk tales and still milking that cult classic one-hit wonder, “Dead Skunk!”  He is also still adding onto his schedule…at, Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 10/5…Towne Crier Café in Beacon NY on 11/29…Riverside Theatre in Bristol PA on 11/30…and Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 3/5!

 

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Adelita’s Way (1)

---All Time Low (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (2)

---Bayside (3)

---Billie Eilish (6)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1)

---Bob Dylan (10)

---Burton Cummings (1)

---Celine Dion (3)

---Chance The Rapper/ Lil Yachty/ Taylor Bennett (+/-9)

---Cowboy Mouth (1)

---Croce Plays Croce (1)

---David Foster & Katherine McFee (2)

---Elvin Bishop/ Charlie Musselwhite (1)

---Filter (1)

---Goldfinger/ Kill Lincoln/ the Suicide Machines

---Grace Potter (7)

---Highly Suspect (5)

---Immature/ Ray J/ J. Holiday/ Day26/ B5 (2)

---John 5 (1)

---Kansas (1)

---Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown (3)

---Livingston Taylor (16)

---Loudon Wainwright III (4)

---Marcia Griffiths (3)

---Mariah Carey (5)

---Meghan Thee Stallion (1)

---Naughty By Nature (1)

---Phish (4)

---Ski Mask The Slump God (3)

---Sloan (1)

---Smokey Robinson (1)

---Steve Earle & The Dukes (1)

---Terry Riley (1)

---Tiffany (5)

---The Cult (4)

---The Glorious Sons (10)

---They Might Be Giants (1)

---Three Dog Night (1)

---Umphrey’s McGee (5)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 092719:

---Local duo, Double Shot breaking up!  Singer Lisa Cruz says that she and Leroy are “going our separate ways” but she is looking for another guitarist, so if there are any takers PM her on Messenger!  Their last gig was last weekend at South City Publick House in Binghamton NY!

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine has released a new single, disturbingly charming number called “Who To Avoid,” ft.  Nick D’Virgilio of The Fringe, on drums. 

https://rmcstine.bandcamp.com/track/who-to-avoid?fbclid=IwAR2YPO6aC3M8OxZzLGV2K4AaEDzyuGMcerENxQlm7ND1-PYG85OywgI7eaQ

---The Rocket Man Show-Elton John tribute show is coming to the Clemens Center in Elmira NY on Friday 11/1/19 @ 730p!  This show features Rus Anderson, Elton’s official body double for his “Farewell  Yellow Brick Road” tour and has actually been endorsed by the official Elton John fan club even worked for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, so it sounds pretty legit…they even say that he incorporates all of Elton’s penchance for costumes, boots, glasses, even his chrisma!  That’s all their hype, but you can see for yourself.  There’s a promo video on the Clemens Center website @ https://clemenscenter.org/event/the-rocket-man-show-elton-john-musical-tribute/. Tickets run from $25-55.00 and are on sale now.

---Ire Clad & the Dredneks will bring their reggae sounds to The Haunt on 11/1, so be ready to dance and get some culture from the islands! 

---Gaelic Storm have announced a show at the Auburn Public Theater in Auburn (Syracuse) NY on  2/19, but (strangely) they will make plenty of other regional stops way before then, starting with…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 11/21…South Orange Center in South Orange NJ on 11/22…the Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington DC on 11/23…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 11/24…and two nights at the Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 2/11 & 2/12/2020, before they get up this way! 

---Merry Christmas Darling: The Carpenters Christmas Show is back on tour in 2019 and will be as close as Pocono Downs Casino in Wilkes-Barre PA on 12/8 @ 3p, but it does make a few other zonal stops in our larger zone…the Upper Darby Center in Drexel Hill PA on 12/1…and the Wolfs Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 12/7, so far!

 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Trey Anastasio, lead singer of Phish, has tacked on a date on his solo tour, at the Smith Opera House in Geneva NY on 10/15!

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Elton John finally adds an East Coast swing to his “Farewell” tour…Madison Square Garden in NYC on 4/6 & 4/7…The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 4/10 & 4/11…The Rock in Newark NJ on 4/15…and the Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 4/17 & 4/18!  Tickets go on sale on 9/27!

---Rapper NF has released spring 2020 tour dates which means shows in our greater zone…at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 4/18…Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 4/20…Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 4/21…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 4/22…and Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 4/26!

---Pentatonix have released their holiday 2019 schedule and it will bring them into our larger region at least ten times…two nights at the Theatre @ MSG in NYC on 11/30 & 12/1…Eagle Arena in Fairfax VA on 12/5…two nights in Uncasville CT at the Mohegan Sun Arena on 12/7 & 12/8…two more nights at the Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 12/10 & 12/11…the Giant Center in Hershey PA on 12/12…and two nights at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 12/15 & 12/16!  As if that’s not enough, it could expand as there are more than a few “off” nights for added nights in any of those markets!  That will of course depends on ticket sales, which should be over the top.

---Rapper T-Pain has just announced a ten-date tour which will play our greater region three times…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 11/4…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 11/6…and Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 11/7!  So far, there are no opening acts, but we’ll keep our ear to the ground.

---She & Him (aka Zooey DeSchanel of “The New Girl” and M. Ward) have announced a series of six “Christmas Party” tour dates, three of which will play in our regional area…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 12/4…Anthem in Washington DC on 12/5…Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NYC on 12/6…and College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 12/7! 

---The Grass Roots have tacked on two terrestrial dates (most others take place on cruise ships) near us…Bonnie Castle Rec Center in Alexandria Bay NY on 9/20…and Riviera Theatre Center in North Tonowanda NY on 12/7!  Add that to the previously announced American Pop date in Lynn MA on 9/21 and all three of the bands land based dates are inside our greater zone.  How about that?

---The ScHoolboy Q tour finally comes east in November with fresh dates for…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 11/11… House Of Blues in Boston MA on 11/12…The Great Hall @ Avant Gardner in Brooklyn NYC on 11/13…Echostage in Washington DC on 11/15…and Rebel in Toronto ON on 11/18!  Nav is opening on select dates.

---Canadian techno-band, The Kings, don’t get out much anymore, but they will be at  Leon's Centre (the old K-Rock Centre) in Kingston ON 10/20.  One cool aside, their website is www.thekingsarehere.com, which was pretty much the name of their break thru album which included “This Beat Goes On/ Switchin’ To Glide,” their biggest hit.  Anybody else got “Partyitis?” OK, now that I’ve dated myself…  

---The Croce Plays Croce, where the late Jim Croce’s son, A.J. plays his dads hits is coming as close as the Clayton Opera House in Clayton NY on 6/5…and a few other zonal stops…Rockland Art Center in West Nyack NY on 11/16…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/27…and Barre Opera House in Barre VT on 4/4!

---The Offspring w/ Dinosaur Pile-Up and Sum 41 have confirmed their Fall tour of Canada!  The trio are coming nearest to our Bingo-centric zone at…Meridian Centre in St. Catherines ON on 11/15…and Place Bell in Laval QC on 11/17!

---Vanessa Williams has announced two nights at Seneca Niagara Resort in Niagara Falls NY on 12/4 & 12/5!

---Lil Tjay’s “No Escape” tour has two regional stops…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 10/25…and the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 12/29! 

---Aztec Two-Step have greatly expanded their Fall tour with a four-night stand at the Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown NJ from 11/7 thru 11/10, plus…a stop at the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 11/11…and moved their show at the Parrott Delaney Tavern in New Hartford CT from 11/9 to 12/13!  They also added a show at the Geneseo Riviera in Geneseo NY on 5/2!

---Modern rockers, Thrice will headline a Winter 2020 package tour with upcoming bands, Drug Church, Mewithoutyou and Holy Fawn!  See the tour at…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 2/3…Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 2/8…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/9…Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 2/11…and Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 2/12!

---Dashboard Confessional is announcing 20th Anniversary tour dates for Spring 2020 with scheduled stops (so far) at…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 3/7…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 3/13…two more dates at the 930 Club in Washington DC on 3/14 & 3/14…and two nights at Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 3/20 & 3/21!   The Get Up Kids will open on most dates and more may be added as there are several days, as much as a week, between some of them.

---The American Authors and Magic Giant tour takes a long road…starting in our area at Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 1/17, but not to return until 2/25 at the tours apparent end, at Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA!  There are some open dates, so perhaps more dates will be added (like in NYC, Baltimore/ Washington, etc.).

---David Foster will be going on something of a “honeymoon” tour with his new bride, Katharine McPhee next Spring, booking shows at…the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 4/18…Wind Creek Event Center @ Bethlehem Steel in Bethlehem PA on 4/19…Count Basie Center in Red Bank  NJ on 4/21…and the Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 4/25!  McPhee is listed as opening at only two of the above four shows, but that may be subject to change.

---Sean Paul has booked a handful of shows in the US and UK, just two in our region however…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 11/5…and The Fillmore Silver Spring MD on 11/6!

---The Queen of Reggae, Marcia Griffiths has booked a few tour dates for 2019, and two out of the three fall into our zonal area…The Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 11/21…and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 11/26!  Can you do the electric slide? 

---2020 promises to be Keane…wow, that really dates me, doesn’t it (properly spelled keen, as a slang term, for you millenials.)?  The indie rockers return with zonal stops set for…the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 3/23…Mtelus in Montreal QC on 3/24…Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 3/25…Anthem in Washington DC on 3/27…and Beacon Theatre in NY on 3/28!

---Folk rockers, Deer Tick have announce three terrestrial dates (the rest are all planned for Winter Cruises in February 2020) and all three are planned for the last weekend of 2019…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 12/29…and a two-nighter at The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 12/30 & 12/31!

---Fitz & The Tantrums have planned a Winter 2020 tour with designs on…Anthem in Washington DC on 2/14…Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City NJ on 2/15…Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 2/16…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 2/18…Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 2/21…Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 2/22…and Toronto ON on 2/23 at the Danforth Music Hall!

---Big Head Todd & The Monsters will spend Winter on the road…some of those tour stops will be to visit our greater zone…at Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 2/27…Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 2/28…and House Of Blues in Boston MA on 2/28!  They also added a date on their Fall tour in Derry NH at the Tupelo Music Hall on 11/15!

---Old Crow Medicine Show have booked a short series of eight shows over three months…and some of them will play in our larger region…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 11/13…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 11/14…and the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 11/15!

---Queensryche have revealed their US trek for Winter 2020, with opening acts John 5 and Eve To Adam, in support of their lastest album, “The Verdict.”  See the tour at…Roxian Theatre in McKeesport PA on 2/14…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/15…Big Night in Boston MA on 2/16…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 2/19…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 2/20!

 

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown are announcing Fall 2019 tour dates, but so far…just one for our “day trip” zone…Moondog’s in Blawnox PA on 11/1!

---Survivor is booked for a one-off  at the X-Cite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 1/10/2020!

---Eric B & Rakim bring a one-time, hip-hop, package tour to Jersey-land with EPMD, Big Daddy Kane and Biz Markie at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth NJ on 10/19!

---The Spin Doctors will play a one-timer at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 1/30!

---Jon B will play a one-off at the City Winery in Washington DC on 1/11/2020!

---Since most of Ronnie Milsaps tour dates take place in the South, Midwest or on a cruise ship, I was surprised to see one near Baltimore, at the Weinberg Center in Frederick MD on 11/16!  Just thought I’d let ya know about it.

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Carl Palmers ELP Legacy adds…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 11/6…and the Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 11/23!

---Matisyahu adds the Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 12/20!

---Graham Nash adds Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 3/8!

---The Last Waltz 40 Tour with Warren Haynes, etc…adds the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 11/5!

---Slim Jim Phantom, of The Stray Cats, adds Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 12/11…and Randy Now’s Man Cave in Bordentown NJ on 12/15!  Did anyone else notice that Lee Rocker, also of The Stray Cats is also doing solo shows in the wake of the Stray Cats 40th Anniversary tour?  Nice to have them prowling around again.

---The Spinners add Hershey Theatre in Hershey PA on 10/5…the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City NJ on 10/19…Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange NJ on 11/8…and the Wolf Den @ the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 12/28!

---Rancid moves their show from at Skyline Stage @ The Mann to the Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 9/22!  Also on the bill are Pennywise, The English Beat and Suicidal Tendencies!  Rancid will also be on the bill with The Damned for the original Misfits show at MSG in NYC on 10/19!

---Ween add House Of Blues in Boston MA on 12/13…and The Met in Philadelphia PA on 12/14!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone add Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 1/5/2020!

---Kix adds the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 12/21!

---Musiq Soulchild adds Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis MD on 1/1/20!  Happy New Year!

---Cowboy Junkies add the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 10/11…the Rimsky Theatre in Port Washington NY on 11/8…and two nights at The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 1/29 & 1/30!

---There were a flurry of additional Gary Hoey dates this week, including…The Porch in Medford MA on 10/4…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 10/5…and The Met in Pawtucket RI on 12/6!

---Tommy James & The Shondells add the Topsfield Fair in Topsfield MA on 10/9!

---The Tedeschi Trucks Band have just announced a three-night stand at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 12/5, 12/6 & 12/7!

---The Robert Cray Band adds the Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 10/4!  Don’t forget, they’re coming to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY next month as well!

---Steve Forbert adds the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 12/5!

---Monica adds Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NYC on 12/31 with Ashanti and Keri Hilson opening.

---Jeffrey Osborne adds the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 2/21/20!

---America adds the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 2/23!

---The Lumineers add a second night at The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 2/14!

---break-out alternative band, The Glorious Sons add Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 1/16!

---Biz Markie has moved his show on 10/25 from The Fillmore Philadelphia to The Fillmore Silver Spring!  Please make a note of it!

---Alessia Cara adds the Hudson RiverStage in NYC on 10/10!

---Bret Michaels of Poison adds a solo show at the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 12/27!

---Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience adds the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 11/27…and Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 11/30!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Alessia Cara (1)

---America (1)

---American Authors/ Magic Giant (2)

---Aztec Two-Step (5)

---Big Head Todd & The Monsters (4)

---Biz Markie (1)

---Bret Michaels (1)

---Carl Palmers ELP Legacy (2)

---Cowboy Junkies (4)

---Croce Plays Croce (4)

---Dashboard Confessional (6)

---David Foster (4)

---Deer Tick (3)

---Elton John (7)

---Eric B & Rakim (1)

---Gary Hoey (3)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (1)

---Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience (2)

---Jeffrey Osborne (1)

---Jon B (1)

---Keane (5)

---Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown (1)

---Kix (1)

---Marcia Griffiths (2)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Misfits/ The Damned/ Rancid (1)

---Monica/ Ashanti/ Keri Hilson (1)

---Musiq Soulchild (1)

---NF (5)

---Old Crow Medicine Show (3)

---Pete Yorn (3)

---Queensryche/ Eve To Adam/ John 5 (4)

---Queensryche/ Eve To Adam (1)

---Rancid/ The English Beat/ Pennywise/ Suicidal Tendencies (1)

---Raphael Saadiq (4)

---Robert Cray Band (1)

---Sean Paul (2)

---She & Him (4)

---Slim Jim Phantom (2)

---Steve Forbert (1)

---Survivor (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (3)

---The Glorious Sons (1)

---The Last Waltz 40 Tour (1)

---The Lumineers (1)

---The Offspring/ Dinosaur Pile-Up/ Sum 41 (2)

---The Spin Doctors (1)

---The Spinners (4)

---Thrice/ Drug Church/ Mewithoutyou/ Holy Fawn (5)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (1)

---Vanessa Williams (2)

---Ween (2)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 042619:

---Joe Bonamassa has announced a show at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton NY when his tour returns to the northeastern US on 11/12!  Other tour stops will include...The Theatre @ National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD on 11/9...Flynn Center in Burlington VT on 11/11...followed by a three night stand at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 11/14 thru 11/16!  Tickets the Bonamassa show at the Forum start from $82 and run all the way up to $182!

---Tiana Asili has announced that her latest album, “Resiliencia” was officially released on 4/19 and is now available on bandcamp, Spotify and iTunes.  Asili is a Maine-Endwell grad, now based in Albany NY, and also sister to local jazz/ pop singer, Ayana del Valle. 

---Steely Dan doesn’t get as close as Syracuse NY everyday, but they will on 10/12 when they play the Landmark Theatre!   They’ve also booked some additional zonal dates, including...the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 9/20...all indications are that more dates are on the way…

---Tags in Big Flats NY (just west of elmira ny) have announced that another pop/ alternative tour will be stopping by their outdoor amphitheatre on 6/2…Collective Soul and the Gin Blossoms!

---Renowned songwriter and guitarist, Richard Thompson will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 6/20…who have also announced this week that Toad The Wet Sprocket will play there on 6/29!

---Southern Culture On The Skids have just added a show that will play very close-by, in our local are…The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 9/23!  Also, at Cafe Nine in New Haven CT on 9/19!

---Hip-hop fans, the Mary J. Blige and NAS tour has announced a series of co-headlning shows…one of which will be inside of our generous local “Bingo-centric” zone…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/31…plus regional stops at Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 9/1…and at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 9/10!

---Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World are set to play Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 7/12!  The tour will also stop at…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/3...CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 7/5...and the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/14!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Lady Antebellum has added three new zonal dates for the Summer leg of their 2019 tour…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 8/2…Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY (which makes it local-ish) on 8/3…and on the third day of Musikfest in Bethlehem PA on 8/4!

---Shinedown confirms their show with Bad Flower and Dinosaur Pile-Up at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/5!

---Blues master, Jonny Lang is bringing the North Mississippi Allstars to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/12!  They’ll also play...The Paramount in Asbury Park NJ on 7/16!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Wiz Khalifa and French Montana, in support of Khalifa’s new mixtape, “Fly Times Vol. #1: The Good Fly Young.”  See the duo at…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/12…Meadows Music in Wallingford CT on 7/13…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/14…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/16…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/18…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/19…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA (near Pittsburgh) on 7/20…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/21…and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/23!

---Ratt is back and they’re bringing Ace Frehley with them, well at least for one date.  The “Ratt Patrol” lands at the Westchester County Center in White Plains NY on 7/3!   The Ratt tour also has two previously announced regional dates in...Englewood NJ at the Bergen Center on 7/12...and the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 7/13!

---Conor Oberst, otherwise known under the indie rock name, Bright Eyes, just announced a modest national tour with some dates that fall into our immediate region, outside of the 607…Columbus Theatre in Providence RI on 7/18...Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 7/19...Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock NY on 7/20…and White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 7/21!

---Skillet will spend their Summer vacation touring with Sevendust, Pop Evil and Devour The Day!  The “Victorious War” tour will stop in our larger zone just once, however...at Freedom Hall in Lancaster PA on 8/14!

---Former Creedence Clearwater Revival lead singer, John Fogerty has confirmed concert dates for Summer 2019 and he’ll be in our greater zone quite a bit…Bold Point Park in East Providence RI on 8/9…Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven MA on 8/10…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 8/13…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 8/15…Woodstock 50, of course, at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen NY on 8/16…and the X-Cite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 8/17! 

---The Solid Sound Festival at MassMoca in Northampton MA has been set for 6/28 thru 6/30 and will feature the music of Courtney Barnett, Tortoise, The Feelies, Cate Le Bon, Wilco and others!  More details forthcoming.

---Smile Empty Soul has booked a few zonal stops…at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh PA on 6/26 w/ Dead EyesDingbatz in Clifton NJ on 6/27…and at Capitol Room in Harrisburg PA on 6/28!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. (original lead singer) Kim Wilson have booked a few regional shows…The Venue in King of Prussia PA on 6/8…Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 7/10…and Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 9/20!

---Iron & Wine are taking their collaboration with Calexico on the road and into our region at, but only twice…at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on 9/20…and  Fresh Grass Fest at MassMoca in Northampton MA on 9/22!

---Rich The Kid’s national tour will make some area dates…at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 6/28…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 6/30…and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 7/1!

---Gary Clark Jr. will play a solo show with Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 8/25…that of course, is outside of his festival schedule which has him playing two days-in-a-row at the Afro-Punk Festival in Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn NYC on 8/24 & 8/25. 

---Tower Of Power has confirmed some regional Fall 2019 dates that will bring them to…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 10/18…and two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 10/25 & 10/26!

---Wishbone Ash continue on their 50th anniversary tour, but they need better PR guys…a lot of these dates came in well past the last minute…Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo NY on 4/24…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/25…Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 4/26…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 4/27…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/28…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/3…and the Record Collector in Bordentown NJ on 5/4!

---alt/pop band, New Politics have announced some late Spring/ early Summer dates in support of their latest release…The Ballroom @ Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 6/17…Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn NYC on 6/19…and  Sonia in Cambridge MA on 6/20…

---Blood Sweat & Tears confirmed the tour stops at South Shore Music Circus on 6/21…Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis MA on 6/22…and SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia PA on 6/28!

---Kurt Vile and Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis have teamed-up for a cool alt/pop summer tour!  See them at…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 7/26...Columbus Theatre in Providence RI on 7/27…The Pines Theatre in Northampton MA w/ Dinosaur Jr on 7/28...Skyloft in Albany NY on 7/30… Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 7/31...and Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 8/1!  Vile will also play the Osheaga Festival in Montreal QC on 8/2!

---Daughtry, a modern rock band led by American Idol alum, Chris Daughtry, has booked more regional stops for the Summer leg of his latest tour!  Expect to see the band at…Dutchess Country Fair in Rhinebeck NY on 8/23…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 8/24…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 8/25... Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 8/27…Levitt Steelstack Pavilion in Bethlehem PA on 8/28…Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 8/30…Sound Waves Nightclub @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 8/31…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 9/19…and Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 9/20!

---The Dropkick Murphys, Clutch and Hatebreed have teamed-up for a unique bill that has booked 16 total dates, but just two for us...MassMutual Center in Springfield MA on 9/20…and Erie Arena in Erie PA on 9/21!

---US Girls will play the Union Pool in Brooklyn NY on 6/2!  They’ll also play the Osheaga Fest in Montreal QC on 8/3!

---Bear Hands will play an “off-night” on the twenty one pilots tour at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on 6/3!

---The touring version of The Wailers has announced more dates, both local and regional…Asbury Lanes in NYC on 6/5…Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 6/12…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/17!

---Aimee Mann, formerly the lead singer for 80’s band, ‘Til Tuesday, (I know you all remember their hit, “Voices Carry”…) but a successful solo singer now for decades, has confirmed her latest tour, with zonal stops at…Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 7/6…Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 7/7…Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 7/10…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 7/12…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 7/14…Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NY on 7/17…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 7/18!

---Jazz/ R&B icon, Herbie Hancock has announced a more full schedule bringing him into our zonal perimeter, this summer… Beacon Theatre in NYC on 8/1…two nights at the Newport Jazz Fest in Newport RI on 8/2 & 8/3…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/4…and Thompson Hall in Toronto ON on 8/6!  This is on top of Hancock’s previously leaked date on 7/30 in Alexandria VA!

---George Thorogood & the Destroyers adds…Xcite Center in Bensalem PA on 7/27…and then expands his 2019 tour into the Fall…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 9/25…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 9/27…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 9/29…and the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 10/10!

---Rising alternative act, half*alive, have announced a national tour that will cover zonal ground at…the 930 Club in Washington DC on 9/27…Webster Hall in NYC on 10/2…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 10/3…L’Astral in Montreal QC on 10/4…Mod Club in Toronto ON on 10/5…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 10/7!

---Gov’t Mule has announced some solo tour dates ahead of joining the Lynyrd Skynyrd “farewell tour”...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/27…Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park NJ on 6/28…and Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/11! 

---Bon Iver has announced a date at The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 10/11…with the hint of more dates to come…

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Interrupters play an “off-night” on the Dirty Heads tour at the Pavillion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/2!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---L7 adds Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 6/4!

---UFO adds Jergel’s Rhythm Grille to their farewell tour in Warrendale PA on 10/29!

---Walter Trout Band adds Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington DE on 8/4!

---Reel Big Fish & Bowling For Soup add College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 6/26!

---Jay-Z adds Webster Hall in NYC on 4/26!

---Michael Schenker, formerly of The Scorpions & MSG adds The Space in Westbury NY on 5/12!

---Kix adds The Space at Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/16!

---Billy J. Kramer adds The Cutting Room in NYC on 5/19!

---Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. add Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 7/14!

---Jon Anderson of Yes adds…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 7/26…and Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 8/2!

---Khalid adds a second night at MSG in NYC on 8/1…and Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 8/7!

---Scotty McCreery of American Idol has been added to the Alabama date at the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/17!

---Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge add a co-headlining date at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/28!

---The Association is adding dates…Cape Cod Fairgrounds in East Falmouth MA on 7/28…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 9/14…and at the American Pop Fest w/ The Grass Roots and The Box Tops at Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 9/21!

---twenty one pilots and Bear Hands add The B.C. in Brooklyn on 6/4…and The Rock in Newark NJ on 6/5!

---The Jayhawks add White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 6/14!

---Zapp also add White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 6/15!

---New Kids On The Block have moved their show at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 6/30 to the Live Club elsewhere in the facility…and they’ve also added The Rock in Newark NJ on 7/2!

---Slightly Stoopid and Matisyahu add the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/16!

---Ella Mai adds Toad’s Place in New Haven CT on 5/11!

---Asia ft. John Payne adds Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 5/17!

---Mark Lanegan (formerly of Screaming Trees) adds The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 5/13!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Afro-Punk Fetival (2)

---Alabama/ Scotty McCreery (1)

---Asia ft. John Payne (1)

---Aimee Mann (7)

---Bear Hands (1)

---Billy J. Kramer (1)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (3)

---Bon Iver (1)

---Collective Soul/ Gin Blossoms (1)

---Daughtry (9)

---Dropkick Murphys/ Clutch/ Hatebreed (2)

---Ella Mai (1)

---Gary Clark Jr./ Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (1)

---George Thorogood & The Destroyers (5)

---Gov’t Mule (3)

---half*alive (6)

---Herbie Hancock (5)

---Iron & Wine/ Calexico (2)

---Jay-Z (1)

---Joe Bonamassa (6)

---Jon Anderson (2)

---John Fogerty (6)

---Jonny Lang/ North Mississippi All-Stars (2)

---Khalid (1)

---Kix (1)

---Kurt Vile/ J Mascis (6)

---L7 (1)

---Lady Antebellum (3)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd/ Hank Williams Jr. (1)

---Mark Lanegan (1)

---Mary J. Blige/ NAS (3)

---Michael Schenker (1)

---New Kids On The Block (2)

---New Politics (3)

---Pat Benatar/ Melissa Etheridge (1)

---Ratt (3)

---Reel Big Fish/ Bowling For Soup (1)

---Rich The Kid (3)

---Richard Thompson (1)

---Shinedown/ Bad Flower/ Dinosaur Pile-Up (1)

---Slightly Stoopid/ Matisyahu (2)

---Smile Empty Soul (3)

---Solid Sound Festival (3)

---Southern Culture On The Skids (2)

---Steely Dan (2)

---The Association (3)

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson (3)

---The Interrupters (1)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The Wailers (5)

---Third Eye Blind/ Jimmy Eat World (4)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (1)

---Tower Of Power (3)

---twenty-one pilots/ Bear Hands (2)

---UFO (1)

---US Girls (1)

---Walter Trout Band (1)

---Wishbone Ash (7)

---Wiz Khalifa/ French Montana (9)

---Zapp (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 041919:

---May marks the return of local music to the Beer Tree Brewing Company in Port Crane after taking a two-month break...They’ll begin a regular schedule of local music beginning May 3rd @ 6pm with KidBess & The Magic Ring...and May 4th with Rebecca & The Soul Shakers!

---Another sign that warm weather has arrived...Bike night returns to the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY!  Humble Beginnings will host the first bike night of 2019 at the Ransom, on Thursday 5/2! 

---Congrats to DramaScream who are set to release their second album, “In Your Mind,” at a special CD release party at Toppers in Endicott NY (West Corners) on 5/4!  Nice to see more original music being made in the “607”!

---Of Mice & Men had to back out of their show at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse on 4/13 at the last minute due to a health issue…Hands Like Houses jumped from warm-up band to headliner as a result and tickets were still honored.

---Vince Neil, formerly of Motley Crue will also play NYS Fair on 8/29 FREE on The Court…plus, Pop Evil has been added to the Experience Stage on 8/25…as has .38 Special who will play there on 8/27...The Roots will also perform FREE on The Court on 9/1 @ 8pm!

---Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real have just been added to the Zac Brown Band show  at Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse on 6/9!  Nelson & the band have also been booked for other, but not all, Zac Brown Band dates, so check your regional listings before buying tickets!

---The Ronnie James Dio “hologram tour” has been announced, which is to me a local story, as RJD is a local son, raised in Cortland, and who’s band Elf and others, played our local and regional area during their formative years.  Unfortunately the hologram tour won’t come anywhere near us on it’s initial tour, which is a damn shame, but here’s where you can go see it…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 6/6…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 6/7…Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 6/8…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 6/9!

---Marco Benevento has booked a May 1st show  at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains PA on 9p!

---Former Moody Blues and Wings guitarist, Denny Laine has been booked at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/7!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Blood Sweat & Tears will play at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 8/16 as part of their 50th Anniversary of Woodstock celebration! 

---Wishbone Ash is expanding their 2019 Spring tour and new dates show that they’ll be as close as the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/3, as well as…Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 4/22…the Sportsmens Tavern in Buffalo on 4/23…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/24…Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 4/25…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/28…and Record Collector Store in Bordentown NJ on 5/4!

---Charlie Daniels Band will be playing some dates this Summer with Travis Tritt and the Cadillac Three, including a local-ish stop…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/31…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/20…a local-ish date at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono PA on 7/26…and Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 9/15!

---Bruce Hornsby has booked a solo tour with his new band, the Noisemakers, including two local-ish dates!  See them at…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 4/25… Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/26…Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 4/27…National Sawdust in Brooklyn NYC on 4/29-30…Salvage Station in Queens NYC on 6/26…Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg PA on 6/28…a local-ish stop at Smith Opera House in Geneva NY on 6/29…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 6/30…an even more local-ish stop at the Pocono Mountains Pavilion @ Mount Airy in Mount Pocono PA on 7/12…Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 7/18…and Filene Center @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/24!  Whew!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---ZZ Top rolled out their 50th Anniversary tour dates this week and Cheap Trick will be opening when the tour comes to these towns…Burgettstown PA at Star Lake Amphitheatre on 9/11…Ocean City MD for Ocean City BikeFest on 9/13…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 9/14…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 9/18…and Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 9/19!

---The Raconteurs will tour for the first time in eight years!  The modern rock band associated Jack White’s Third Man Records has been relatively idle in recent years, until recently!  Now, you can buy tickets for these shows…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 8/13…Anthem in Washington DC on 8/17…Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 9/6...Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NYC on 9/7…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 9/9…and Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 9/12!  You can also find them at Woodstock 50 at Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen NY on 8/16!

---Sara Bareilles has announced a North American Fall tour in support of her new studio album, “Amidst The Chaos,” so see her at...Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 10/11…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 10/12…MSG in NYC on 10/13…Events Center @ RMU in Pittsburgh PA on 11/15…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 11/16…and Anthem in Washington DC on 11/19!

---Kansas adds a third leg to Point Of Know Return 40th anniversary tour, so it’s doing well playing mostly theatre sized venues!  The next round of shows will bring them to…Capitol Center in Concord NH on 10/25…Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 10/26…Grand Theatre de Quebec in Quebec City QC on 11/1…Theatre St. Denis in Montreal QC on 11/2…Kodak Center in Rochester NY on 11/8…and Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 11/9!

---European Pop star, Robyn will play only a handful of U.S. Tour Dates in 2019, and for our region, just two: The Mann Center in Philadelphia PA on 7/17…and The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on 7/19!

---CCR’s rhythm section is retiring...Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, the only rhythm section Creedence Clearwater Revival ever had, will retire from their other band, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and have booked a farewell tour with them that, so far, has but two zonal dates…Tilles Center in Brookville NY on 9/13…and the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick MD on 9/14!

---Brooklyn indie rockers Bear Hands are spinning off their opening spot on the twenty one pilot tour, into their own headlining “off-night” tour, which includes May 26th at The Hollow  in Albany NY, and…the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY 6/2!

---Godsmack has announced Summer 2019 tour dates for our larger zonal area…Main Street Armory in Rochester NY on 7/12…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/14…Ovation Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 7/20…Civic Center in Glens Falls NY on 7/21…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 7/23…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/26…Heavy Montreal in Montreal QC at Parc Jean Drapeau on 7/27…and Musikfest in Bethlehem PA on 8/9!

---Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals will be out and playing this summer with regional dates set for…The Levoy Theatre in Millville NJ (philly) on 5/2...Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 5/3…Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 5/4…Cary Memorial Hall in Lexington MA on 5/5…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/10…Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 5/12…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 10/25…and Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 10/26!  [just since this writing Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals have added Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 10/24!]

---The Great Allentown Fair Grandstand in Allentown PA is setting up for a rockin’ Fair, with…Bush/ Live/ Our Lady Peace on 8/27…Why Don’t We on 8/31…and Hall & Oates on 9/1!

---Speaking of Fairs, the Bloomsburg Fair has announced a pretty hefty rockers as part of their 2019 line-up…Cheap Trick on 9/24…and Foreigner with Loverboy on 9/27…oh, and a late addition, pop singer, Amy Grant on 9/22!

---Amy Grant also is playing regional stops at…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 6/20…and Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell MA on 10/18!

---Richard Marx and Rick Springfield have announced a co-headlining tour that will play in our greater area…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 10/17…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/18…and Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 10/19!

---Hot new alternative star, Billie Eilish, has quickly booked a nationwide tour which will bring her act right to our larger region…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 6/11… Place Bell in Montreal QC on 6/12…The Rooftop @ Pier 17 in NYC on 6/18…Anthem in Washington DC on 6/20…and Mad Decent Block Party at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro MA on 7/20 & 7/21!

---A Day To Remember fill out the rest of the line-up on their latest package tour, which btw includes, Boston Manor, Curfew, Knocked Loose and adds The Strand in Providence MA on 6/28…to their previously announced date at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/23!

---Al Jardine has announced two regional dates that fans should be aware of…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 7/24…and My Fathers Place at The Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 7/26!

---Bad Religion have booked what appears to be a package tour one-off, which is highly unlikely and suggests more dates for this line-up are coming, but for now the rest of the tour includes The Menzingers, Rebuilder and Roseview at Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 7/27!

---Steely Dan are busy booking dates for 2019…including a five night residency at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 10/25-26, 10/29-30 & 11/1…and a one-off night at the Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 11/5!

---It’s nearly Summer and that means that Pat Benatar, and her guitar player/ hubby, Neil Geraldo are booking dates for another Summer tour!  See the pair at…Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 6/22…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 6/23…Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/25…XCite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 6/27…Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods in Mashantucket CT on 6/28…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 8/21…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 8/22..Chautauqua Amphitheatre in Chautauqua NY on 8/24… Tanglewood in Lenox MA on 8/30…and Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction VT on 8/31!

---Gladys Knight must be taking the scenic route to Georgia as she is booking stops in... Delaware State Fair in Harrington DE on 7/27...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/27…and NJ State Theatre in Newark NJ on 8/29!

---Reggaeton singer, Bad Bunny has booked a few dates…Reverb in Reading PA on 4/28…Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 10/25…and The Rock in Newark NJ on 10/27!

---Grunge era alt/pop band, The Eels have booked…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 4/27…and Irving Plaza in NYC on 5/1!

---Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin have teamed-up again for more joint tour dates…sadly, only two in our region…Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 10/17…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 11/6!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Led Zeppelin 2, are booking shows in our region, but so far only one to report…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 5/28!

---Scott Stapp, lead singer of Creed has a new solo album coming out and a tour to support it…now making zonal stops at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 7/21…Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 7/24…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 7/27!

---Juliana Hatfield must be planning a tour…she’s booked a few dates in our region…Mercury Lounge in NYC on 6/27…and Monty Hall in Jersey City NJ on 6/28…and I hear there are more on the way…

---Alice In Chains finally confirms their new years eve date with Breaking Benjamin and Korn at Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 12/31!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Cult are taking their legendary album, “Sonic Temple” on it’s 30th Anniversary tour, but unfortunately they are almost totally avoiding our region, at least so far!  The sole date that has been booked is on the fringe of our larger, Bingo-centric “day-trip” zone...at Mtelus in Montreal QC on 6/1!

---TKA w/ George LaMond/ Brenda K. Starr/ C-Bank/ Fascination/ Lisette Melendez/ Rob Base/ Sweet Sensation/ Johnny O/ Cynthia at the 3rd Annual Freestyle Fall Festival at Westchester Center in White Plains NY on 10/26!

---Cyndi Lauper books a regional one-off at…The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 6/26!  There are two other dates on her tour, but they’re both in Los Angeles!

---The Chemical Brothers will play one non-festival show in 2019 and it’s at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 8/1!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Scotty McCreery, of American Idol fame, is finally playing a national tour date that includes our regional…at Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 7/28!

---The Jayhawks add The Cabot in Beverly MA on 9/21!

----Vampire Weekend adds…Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 4/30…and Ulster Center in Kingston NY on 5/2!

---All That Remains adds The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/15!

---The Zombies add Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 8/19…and Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 8/21!

---The behemoth that is the Celine Dion is already adding shows…a third show at Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 9/30…a second night in Toronto ON on 12/10…a second night in Boston MA on 12/14…a second night in Brooklyn NY @ The BC on 2/29…a second night at The Rock in Newark NJ on 3/8...and these are just the new additions in our region!  Sheesh!

---Pitbull adds Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 7/11!

---Lil Jon adds Bernie’s Beach Bar in Hampton NH on 6/15!  Yeaaaah!

---Guitar great, Arlen Roth adds Colony Café in Woodstock NY on 5/24!

---Cage The Elephant add Talen Stadium near Philadelphia PA on 4/20!

---Anvil adds Milkboy in Philadelphia PA on 4/24!

---Julian Marley adds The Queen in Wilmington DE on 5/12!

---Joan Jett & the Blackhearts add the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 5/18!

---Rosanne Cash adds Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA on 6/30!

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox adds Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/3!

---The O’Jays add Live Center Stage in Baltimore MD on 4/19!

---Steve Forbert adds Jammin’ Java in Alexandria VA on 6/21!

---Boz Scaggs adds Live Center Stage in Baltimore MD on 6/28!

---Anberlin adds The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 7/12!

---Buckcherry adds the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 7/17!

---Todd Snider adds the Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 7/20!

---Dennis DeYoung adds Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 10/19!

---Former Scorpions lead singer, Uli Jon Roth adds Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/20!

---The English Beat add the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 5/22!

---Marshall Tucker Band adds Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 8/25!

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie adds Oakdale Theatre in Hartford CT on 5/24!

---Graham Nash, formerly of The Hollies and CSNY, adds Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 10/4!

---Livingston Taylor adds Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 1/4/20!

---Ellie Goulding adds Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 6/14!

---Trampled By Turtles add Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 10/30!

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone with Gary Lewis & The Playboys and The Association add the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 9/14!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (1)

---A Day To Remember (2)

---Al Jardine (2)

---Alice In Chains/ Breaking Benjamin/ Korn (1)

---All That Remains (1)

---Anberlin (1)

---Anvil (1)

---Amy Grant (2)

---Arlen Roth (1)

---Bad Bunny (3)

---Bad Religion (1)

---Bear Hands (2)

---Billie Eilish (4)

---Blood Sweat & Tears (1)

---Boz Scaggs (1)

---Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers (12)

---Buckcherry (1)

---Cage The Elephant (1)

---Celine Dion (5)

---Charlie Daniels Band/ Travis Tritt/ Cadillac Three (4)

---Creedence Clearwater Revisited (2)

---Cyndi Lauper (1)

---Dennis DeYoung (1)

---Denny Laine (1)

---Ellie Goulding (1)

---Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals (8)

---Gladys Knight (3)

---Godsmack (8)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Herman’s Hermits ft. Peter Noone (1)

---Joan Jett (1)

---Julian Marley (1)

---Juliana Hatfield (2)

---Kansas (6)

---Lil Jon (1)

---Livingston Taylor (1)

---Marco Benevento (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (1)

---Mary Chapin Carpenter/ Shawn Colvin (3)

---Pat Benatar (10)

---Pitbull (1)

---Ronnie James Dio “Hologram Tour” (4)

---Richard Marx/ Rick Springfield (3)

---Robyn (2)

---Rosanne Cash (1)

---Sara Bareilles (6)

---Scott Stapp (3)

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

---Scotty McCreery (1)

---Steely Dan (6)

---Steve Forbert (1)

---The Chemical Brothers (1)

---The Cult (1)

---The Eels (2)

---The English Beat (1)

---The Jayhawks (1)

---The O’Jays (1)

---The Raconteurs (6)

---The Zombies (2)

---Theory Of A Deadman (2)

---TKA/ George LaMond/ Sweet Sensation (1)

---Todd Snider (1)

---Trampled By Turtles (1)

---Uli Jon Roth (1)

---Vampire Weekend (2)

---Wishbone Ash (7)

---ZZ Top/ Cheap Trick (4)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 041219:

---Cans & Clams returns for 2019 and it’s not alone...Equinox Broadcasting is also planning companion party in downtown Binghamton, but that’s another story.  Cans & Clams will be held again at Endwell Greens in Endwell starting Friday evening 5/24 at 6pm...Here’s the breakdown on the entertainment…

5/24...Group du Jour

5/31...Straight Up

6/7...The Look

6/14...Splash

6/21...Group du Jour

6/28...Odd Man Out

7/5...Rooster & The Roadhouse Horns

7/12...Straight Up

7/19...Splash

7/26...Group du Jour

8/2...Odd Man Out

8/9...Splash

8/16...no party...off for Dicks Sporting Goods Open…

8/23...Rooster & The Roadhouse Horns

8/30...Group du Jour

---Meanwhile in downtown Binghamton, “Claws & Clams” will make it’s debut at Petersons Tavern in Binghamton NY, starting Memorial Day Weekend, Friday 5/24 @ 5pm, thru the weekend after Labor Day!  Here’s the musical breakdown:

5/24 The Mud Hens @ 5p/ Matt Cornwell & The Gypsies @ 8p

5/31 Virgil Cain @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

6/7 Woodshed Prophets @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

6/14 Be-3 @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

6/21 Curbside Find @ 5p/ Matt Cornwell & The Gypsies @ 8p

6/28 Sera Bullis @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

7/5 The Yada Yada’s @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

7/12 Wreckless Marci @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

7/19 Be-3 @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

7/26 Madame ZZ and her Gentlemen @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

8/2 The Yada Yada’s @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

8/9 Jordan & The Wombats @ @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

8/16:Steven Cali @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

8/23 tbd

8/30 Matt Cornwell & The Gypsies @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

9/6 Virgil Cain @ 8p (DJ @ 5p)

---More NYS Fair News...Herman’s Hermits w/ Peter Noone will play The Court on 8/26 @ 2pm...Jackyl will play The Experience Stage FREE on 8/24 @ 7pm and...Theory Of A Deadman are set to play a FREE show on The Court on Saturday 8/31!

---Singer/ songwriter/ guitarist, Richard Thompson is touring America and you can soak up his aura starting...at Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 5/15...The Cabot in Beverly MA on 5/17...as close as, the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 6/20...Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 6/22...and Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 6/25!

---Every Time I Die, who will be on the road with Coheed & Cambria, will play a local “one-off” solo headlining show at the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 6/5! That’s the last time they’ll play these parts (except for the Coheed & Cambria tour) until they play two nights at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 12/13 & 12/14!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Even the Dave Matthews Band is on tour this summer, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds will make a duo appearance at CMAC  (the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center) in Canandaigua NY on 6/18! 

--Stone Temple Pilots, on their 2019 club/ theatre sized venue tour have somehow booked only one show in our larger region and it falls into our local-ish zone at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/29!

---Citizen Cope adds a show at the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/18 and shores up it’s July run thru our region with new dates in…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 7/6…and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 7/9!!

---Local and regional Good Charlotte fans can take heart that the reunited band "local-ish”…at Pocono Mountains Pavilion at Mount Airy in Mount Pocono PA on 6/28…and also at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/27…plus they’ll also hook-up with the Warped Tour in Atlantic City NJ on 6/29!

---The Blondie and Elvis Costello tour is not only coming to our larger region this Summer, but into our local-ish are as well…Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/20…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/21…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/23…Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 7/24…Anthem in Washington DC on 7/26…and Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 7/27!

---Reba McEntire (who apparently just goes by Reba these days) has booked a Summer tour that will bring her into our neck of the woods...Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 7/19…Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 7/26 & 7/27…Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap on 7/28…Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox MA on 9/1…and XciteCenter @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 10/26!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Looks like Ozzy Osbourne is going to take some time off to recover from his recent health issues and he’s rescheduled all of his 2019 shows for 2020, so now his regional bookings are as follows…Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey PA on 6/6/2020…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/11…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 6/16/2020…First Concert Hall in Hamilton ON on 6/18/2020…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 6/20/2020…and Madison Square Garden in NYC on 6/22/2020!  No word yet who the warm-up act will be or when tickets go on sale!

---Here’s an Easter gift for prog-rock fans…the Steve Howe/ Alan White/ Geoff Downes/ Jon Davison/ Billy Sherwood version of Yes, is joining forces with Asia, Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and the Moody Blues guitar player, John Lodge…even better most of the tour will take place in our larger region…The Event Center at The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 6/12…Long Island Community Amphitheatre in Farmingville NY on 6/14…Etess Arena @ Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 6/15…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/16…Westchester County Center in White Plains NY on 6/20…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 6/21…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 6/22…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 6/24…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 6/25…Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/27…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 6/29…and Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 6/30!

---Celine Dion is breaking out of her Las Vegas residency starting this Fall with a massive tour of Canada that will strafe the fringe of our larger zone, starting in Montreal QC on 9/26 & 9/27 with a two-night stand at the Bell Centre, then…the Canadian Center in Ottawa ON on 10/16…followed by a tour of the US that will stretch into next Spring…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 12/5…The Knickerbocker in Albany NY on 12/7…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 12/9…Boston (TD) Garden in Boston MA on 12/13…Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ on 2/22…Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 2/24…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 2/26…The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 2/28…Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 3/3…The Rock in Newark NJ on 3/7…Capitol Arena in Washington DC on 3/11…and PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 3/13!

---Rapper Machine Gun Kelly is hoping for a “Dirt” bump, as he stars in the Motley Crue biopic, “The Dirt” and is booking shows in June to take advantage…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 6/2…Echostage in Washington DC on 6/6…Theatre @ Times Square in New York NY on 6/8…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/9!

---The Psychedelic Furs and James have teamed-up for a post-modern tour of the US that will impact our larger area at least a few times…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 7/9…Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 7/10…The Rooftop @ Pier 17 in NYC on 7/12…Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 7/13…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 7/14…Roxian Theatre at McKees Rocks PA on 7/16…and Canalside in 7Buffalo NY on 7/18!

---60’s folk rockers, The Association have announced a, so far, small 2019 touring schedule with only two dates inside our greater zone…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 7/26…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 7/29!

---The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s version of The Coasters are playing some combined dates in 2019 starting with…Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/11…Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 4/14…Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 8/9!

---Travis Scott, Cardi B, Juice WRLD and Kodak Black will headline the two-day and night Made In America Fest on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia PA on Labor Day weekend, Friday 8/31 and Saturday 9/1!

---David Bromberg breaks away from his quintet for some solo shows this Fall…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 10/18…with Los Lobos in Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 10/19…and again with Los Lobos in Kingston NY on 10/20 at the Ulster Center!

---Donavon Frankenreiter is announcing a Summer leg to his 2019 schedule that includes new regional impacts…The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 8/8…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 8/10…Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett NY on 8/12 & 8/13…StageOne in Fairfield CT on 8/14…the previously leaked date in Salisbury MA at Blue Ocean Music Hall on 8/15…Granite State Music Hall in Laconia NH on 8/16…The Chicken Box in Nantucket MA on 8/18…two nights at The Beachcomber in Wellfleet MA on 8/19 & 8/20…Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in Burlington VT on 8/21…Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 8/22…Capitol Theatre in York PA on 8/23…Point Of The Bluff Vineyard in Hammondsport NY on 8/24…and Jonathan Edwards Winery in North Stonington CT on 8/25!

---The O’Jays are releasing the rest of their farewell tour dates, including…Live! Event Center in Hanover MD on 4/19…Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 5/12…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 6/18…Dell Music Center in Philadelphia PA on 7/11…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 8/16…and Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT ion 8/17!

---Tamar Braxton is going on a short national tour with regional stops set for... Echostage in Washington DC on 5/17...Terminal 5 in NYC on 5/18…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 6/29!

---Meshell Ndegeocello, who sang on John Mellencamps remake of Van Morrison’s “Wild Night,” has booked two short residencies...one at Bard College in Rochester NY on 7/5-7/7...the other at the famed jazz club, The Blue Note in NYC on 7/25, 7/26, 7/27 & 7/28!

---Blackberry Smoke, warming-up for the Tedeschi Trucks Band most of the year, will play a pair of  their own headline tour dates at Brooklyn Bowl near the end of Summer at in Brooklyn NY on 9/6 & 9/7!

---Night Ranger, who are touring most of the year with other bands, Foreigner or Sammy Hagar & The Circle...will play a solo headlining show of their own at Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 12/13!

---Jimmy Webb adds...Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 10/25... Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 10/26...and My Father’s Place @ The Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 11/29!

---Spyro Gyra have booked a light touring schedule for 2019, but here are two dates when the smooth jazz band will be playing our region...The Egg in Albany NY on 7/12...Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 11/20!

---British singer, Robyn Hitchcock also has a very few bookings in the US for 2019...and just one for us...at Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 6/21!

---Trampled By Turtles add a joint date with Deer Tick at Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/20…and a solo show at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY on 10/30!

---The Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA has announced their Summer Schedule...please make a note of all these great shows below:

NAS on 7/14…

Lionel Richie on 7/15…

Tedeschi Trucks Band/ Blackberry Smoke on 7/17…

Sheryl Crow on 7/18…

Sublime With Rome/ Soja on 7/20…

Bruce Hornsby on 7/24…

Herbie Hancock on 7/30…

Lyle Lovett/ Mavis Staples on 8/1

Sarah McLachlan on 8/3…

Colin Hay of Men At Work is added to the Ringo Starr & His All-Star Band shows on 8/10 & 8/11…

Sting on 8/26, 8/27 & 8/28…and

Jennifer Hudson on 9/5!

---Paul Anka adds...the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/10...Hanover Theatre in Worcester MA on 5/16…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 11/10…and Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 11/12!

---Perry Farrell announces two shows at City Winery in Boston MA on 6/10 & 6/11!

---The Tedeschi Trucks Band have announced a six-night stand at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 9/27, 9/28, 10/1, 10/2, 10/4 and 10/5!  With so many “off-nights” on this schedule, expect that this could easily expand beyond six nights!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Doors guitarist, Robby Kreiger has booked a one-shot at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA (near philly) on 6/6!

---Boyz II Men team-up with En Vogue for a show at the Amphitheatre @ Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NY on 8/22!

---Pablo Cruise have booked a one-timer at the Event Center @ Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 7/12!

---Youssou N’Dour announces BAM Howard Gilman Opera House in NYC on 6/1!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Fleetwood Mac has postponed all North American tour dates as singer Stevie Nicks has the flu. 

---Judas Priest has been named as the opening act for Ozzy Osbouirnes rescheduled farewell tour dates in 2020!

---Twiddle adds the Ballroom at Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 4/11!

---The Allman Betts Band adds the Boarding House Park in Lowell MA on 6/14…Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 7/7…the Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 7/8 and the Southern Rock Festival at Cove Haven Resorts in Lakeville PA on 9/1!

---Tantric adds Midtown Arts Center in Harrisburg PA on 8/15!

---Slaughter adds Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh PA on 10/20!

---The Smithereens are filling out their 2019 schedule with new dates in…Bethlehem PA at Musikest Café on 6/28…Westhampton Beach Center in Westhampton Beach NY on 6/29…The Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 7/13…and Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 11/1!

---Kings X adds The Queen in Wilmington DE on 8/1!

---L.A. Guns adds the Fish Head Cantina in Halethorpe MD on 4/12…and changes the venue for their New Bedford MA show on 4/13 from the GreasyLuck Brew Pub to The Vault Music Hall & Pub.

---90’s R&B outfit, Dru Hill add Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 7/13!

---Pain-metal band, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (from nearby Mansfield PA) take a break from the Black Dahlia Murder tour to play “off-nights” at Patterson Creations in Attleboro MA on 5/12…and Gold Sounds in Brooklyn NY on 5/16!

---Lost 80’s Live featuring A Flock Of Seagulls, The Motels, The Vapors and more has announced another stop at Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 8/1!

---Mike Love’s touring version of the Beach Boys adds…Solberg Airport in White House Station NJ on 7/28…Boarding House Park in Lowell MA on 8/15…Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 8/16…Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua NY 8/21…CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 8/22…American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 8/23…Freeman Stage @ Bayside in Selbyville DE on 8/24…and Filene Center @ the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 8/25!

---Arlo Guthrie adds Garde Arts Center in New London CT on 6/7!

---David Crosby adds Garde Arts Center in New London CT on 6/12!

---Los Lobos add...St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/17...and two nights at City Winery in Washington DC on 12/12 & 12/13!

---Switchfooth adds The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 8/3!

---Johnny Mathis adds Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/15!

---Buddy Guy will step out again with Kenny Way Shepherd adding another show at the Filene Center @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/23…after that Buddy adds a few solo dates...at Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 6/28…and at Freeman Stage @ Bayside in Selbyville DE on 7/15!

---Pat Benatar adds the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 6/15!

---Diana Ross adds..the Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/27…the Freeman Stage @ Bayside in Selbyville DE on 7/2…and the Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 7/3!

---Jackson Browne adds Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/3!

---Aztec Two-Step adds the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 11/22!

---Micky Dolenz adds the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 2/13/2020!

---Bernadette Peters adds Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 5/11!

---Styx add the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 5/20!

---Collective Soul & the Gin Blossoms add the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 6/4!

---Ellie Goulding, Bebe Rexha and The Chainsmokers add Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 6/15!

---Phil Collins adds a second show at MSG in NYC on 10/7!

---Billy Joel adds another month to his MSG residency in NYC on 10/25!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Allman Betts Band (4)

---Arlo Guthrie (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (1)

---Beach Boys (8)

---Bernadette Peters (1)

---Billy Joel (1)

---Blackberry Smoke (2)

---Blondie/ Elvis Costello & The Imposters (6)

---Bruce Hornsby (1)

---Buddy Guy (3)

---Celine Dion (15)

---Citizen Cope (3)

---Collective Soul/ Gin Blossoms (1)

---Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (1)

---David Bromberg (3)

---David Crosby (1)

---Diana Ross (3)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (14)

---Dru Hill (1)

---Ellie Goulding/ Bebe Rexha/ The Chainsmokers (1)

---Every Time I Die (3)

---Good Charlotte (2)

---Herbie Hancock (1)

---Jackson Browne (1)

---Jennifer Hudson (1)

---Jimmy Webb (3)

---Johnny Mathis (1)

---Kings X (1)

---L.A. Guns (1)

---Lionel Richie (1)

---Los Lobos (3)

---Lost 80’s Live (1)

---Lyle Lovett/ Mavis Staples (1)

---Machine Gun Kelly (4)

---Made In America Fest (2)

---Meshell Ndegeocello (7)

---Nas (1)

---Night Ranger (1)

---Ozzy Osbourne (+6/-6)

---Perry Farrell (2)

---Phil Collins (1)

---Psychedelic Furs/ James (3)

---Reba McEntire (6)

---Robby Kreiger (1)

---Robyn Hitchcock (1)

---Sarah McLachlan (1)

---Sheryl Crow (1)

---Slaughter (1)

---Spyro Gyra (2)

---Sting (3)

---Stone Temple Pilots (1)

---Styx (1)

---Sublime With Rome/ Soja (1)

---Switchfoot (1)

---Tamar Braxton (3)

---Tantric (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band (6)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band/ Blackberry Smoke (1)

---The Association (2)

---The Drifters/ The Platters/ The Coasters (3)

---The Last Ten Seconds Of Life (2)

---The O’Jays (6)

---The Psychedelic Furs/ James (7)

---The Smithereens (4)

---Twiddle (1)

---Yes/ Asia/ Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy/ John Lodge (12)

---Youssou N’Dour (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 040519:

---Thanks to Devinne Meyers for bringing up the subject of “Who Has Music on Spotify” on social media, because the response form local musicians was pretty impressive:

Tumbleweed Highway

Next To Kin

Peaches and Crime

Jesse Gillenwalters (binghamton bred, nashville based)

Ryan Lee

Alex Creamer

Honker

Tim O’Brien

Jim Reyen

Brian Vollmer

Jess Novak

Monkey’s Typing

Michael Nordberg

Thomas O’Hare

Jerk

Chuck Mott

Paul Tauterouff

Drama Scream

...some of them even included links:

Michael Nordberg:

https://open.spotify.com/album/7JNURjIHKlhgiY8ildSsse?si=EOPXMHfVQDaG5-T3LjrKKw&fbclid=IwAR2Bs1V0DDwAMRg3XXAIDItKMiVUwxkFWvkSrTVAuK4M4Gpmnw6v9BQdXeE

Jesse Gillenwalters:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2FlEZKyl6MCqyARGNGBwZ4?si=0gjBECGgSfOBMrUkpI4TUg&fbclid=IwAR3JATQwCS6ML6e2nRRpbm6TvJ6Fs3RTgNCmIVl7EGZbNj7NvVaOcqW1y9w

---Marv Williams

http://www.marvwilliamsmusic.com/index.php/epk/

...Meyers also created a page for creators of original music in our hometown called Parlor City Songwriters!  Good idea, Dev!  Here’s a link to that…

https://www.facebook.com/parlorcitysongwriters/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARCZmy52udk1D8UmrjO1oRQydmD6VxGkO9z7Ls81Bh6akVVoSoRXM71FE8iSZaafdCfwMK3uh7Q6W2_Q&fref=mentions&__xts__[0]=68.ARD9188NokXHNpcrqMZFMfHMHncphrAWhoYVm7lKF6Bs61q93dSMdG8r8gSRk1yzImeO4A_zsrhHiWHBYGiYiSWPGPduv4KvLTTSJoNBAXl0ZeuuZFNOWteXPckWSuhoB67LQrMbfQL9tN8IWRXuv_5paiKK6ee05R5IFbqA29NLb-N1PzvSlrl2NBI-32kYOr9NuzuyP7g

---The Suitcase Junket is coming to the Earlville Opera House in Earlville NY on 7/12…they’ll also play more zonal shows before they get here however…Creative Alliance in Baltimore MD on 5/9…Arden Gild Hall near Arden DE on 5/10…Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 5/11…Elk Creek Café in Millheim PA on 6/9…Chubb Theatre at the Capitol Center in Concord NH on 7/19…and Jay Peak in Jay VT on 7/20!

---Disturbed’sEvolution” tour is coming to the Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 10/5 as part of the recently added second leg!  The only other regional date on this leg is for…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 10/4!  The opening act is In This Moment.

---Bear Hands will play an “off” night on the twenty one pilots tour…at The Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 6/2!

---The Disrupt Festival, which features The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms and Hyro The Hero… will come to Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/2…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/3…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/5…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/6…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/7…and at Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/9!

---The Ghost and Nothing More tour is coming to the “Salt City,” in other words, Syracuse NY on 10/22 at OnCenter, as it reaches deep into our region thru the Fall of 2019!  The series of new shows in our larger zone, includes…DCU Center in Worcester MA on 10/21…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 10/24…Cure Arena in Trenton NJ on 10/25…and the Civic Center in Glens Falls NY on 10/26!

LOCAL-ISH:

---The Todd Rundgren tour gets local-ish when it comes to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/14!  Rundgren has also announced new dates…at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 6/11…at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 6/15!

---Foghat is coming to Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 6/1… the band also tacked on a show at the Superstar Theatre @ Resorts Atlantic City in Atlantic City NJ on 7/19…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/9!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Aside from his appearance at Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen NY on 8/16, John Fogerty has plenty of other dates booked for the Summer of 2019…Bold Point Park in East Providence RI on 8/9…Veterans Memorial Park in Vineyard Haven MA on 8/10…Waterfront Music Park in Boston MA on 8/13…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 8/15…and Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA, just outside of Philly.  This year, he is the “Old Man Down The Road,” and that’s okay. 

---Khalid has announced a Summer run of US dates, many of which fall into our larger area, including…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 7/29…MSG in NYC on 7/31…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 8/3…Civic Center in Hartford CT on 8/4…Air Canada Centre in Toronto ON on 8/6…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 8/8…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 8/10…and Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 8/11!

---Pop singer, Carly Rae Jepsen (remember her from Spiedie Fest a few years ago?  That was right as she broke out with “Call Me Maybe.”) has booked a national tour that is hitting all the big cities…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 7/16…Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC on 7/17…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 7/20…and The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 7/21!

---Michael Schenker has now fleshed out the rest of his tour, including…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 5/7…Hart Theatre @ The Egg in Albany NY on 5/9…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 5/10…Irving Plaza in NYC on 5/11…The Space @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/12…and the previously announced “Festival” at the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 5/14!

---Folk rockers, Trout Fishing In America have booked some zonal shows... Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz NY on 8/1...Connective Festival in Oxford PA on 8/3…Upper Merion Township Park in King Of Prussia PA on 8/4...and Miller Center in Reading PA on 11/15!

---Rocker, Steve Forbert’s 2019 tour is adding new dates...The Locks at Sona near Philadelphia PA on 3/30 (sorry, we discovered that one at the last minute)...City Winery in NYC on 5/1...Rent Party in South Orange NJ on 6/14...Foundation of the Arts & Sciences in Long Beach NJ on 6/20...Randy Now’s Man Cave in Bordentown NJ on 6/21...Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 9/14!

---Bethlehem Musikfest dates have been announced…the annual ten-day-long festival of music will run from Friday 8/2 thru Sunday 8/11!  Stand-by the line-up to be announced!

---Sigh. The man who has made himself the postchild for the pro-gun, angry white man, Ted Nugent has added…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 8/8…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 8/9…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/10…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/13!  That’s all I’m gonna say. 

---Hinder after finishing the Saving Abel tour will embark on their own solo headlining tour, but so far it is scheduled to play our larger area just once...at U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 6/26, but it fairness, they’ve played here a lot!

---O.A.R. who start their latest tour in our region with American Authors will return in September with Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness opening up!  The tour adds...Freeman Stage @ Bayside in Selbyville DE, with American Authors on 6/8...and tacks on a tour ending show at...Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD with McMahon on 9/7!

---Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root will play a set at Happy Valley Brewing Company in State College PA on 5/31...part of The Happy Valley Music Fest which also features 10,000 Maniacs!

---Drive-By Truckers have booked a Springtime trek that will make a three-night stand at...Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NY on 6/20, 6/21 & 6/22...venture out to Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 6/23...and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/25...before returning to Brooklyn Bowl for two more nights...on 6/27 and 6/29, and yes that’s a total of five shows at Brooklyn Bowl!

---Dionne Warwick still plays a few shows…only two on the docket for our area in 2019…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/27…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/28!

---Lionel Richie (Nicole Richie’s dad for you youngun’s.) is bringing all his hits on the road for three nights in our larger region…Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/15…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 7/17 & 7/18…and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/20!

---The legendary Jimmy Webb will play a couple dates in our larger zone next month…City Winery in Boston MA on 5/15…and City Winery in NYC on 5/21!

---Tom Keifer, former Cinderella singer, will play some nearby dates…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/2…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 8/3…and Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 8/5!

---The dates for the Afro-Punk Festival at Commodore Barry Park in NYC have been set for 8/24 thru 8/26!

---America adds St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/11!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Biz Markie is on a national package tour with The New Romance and Here’s To The Night, but so far the tour is only making one zonal stop...The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 6/15!

---Brian McKnight will play the equivalent of a regional one-off when he appears at the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby PA on 6/7!

---The Coasters have booked just one date in our region...out of two national dates...Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore MD on 5/17!

---Poco isn’t getting into our larger much this year, but have at least one show booked…at the Woodbridge Middle School in Woodbridge NJ on 4/28!

---Alternative artist, morgxn plays the “big apple” in June with one show at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 6/19!

---Nerf Herder will headline a show of their own when they play an “off-night” on the Reel Big Fish tour at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NY on 6/26

---Wyclef Jean, formerly of The Fugees, is set to play a one-off at the Amphitheatre @ Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NY on 8/10!

---Joan Jett & The Blackhearts will play a solo date after they’re done with the Heart tour this Summer…at Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 9/22!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Spinners add Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox MA on 8/28!

---Graham Nash adds Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 9/28!

---MGMT adds Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 5/20!

---Norah Jones adds Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 6/18...and The Pines Theatre near Hartford CT on 6/29!

---Papa Roach with Bad Wolves & Asking Alexandria adds The Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 8/13!

---REO Speedwagon adds...the Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 9/20...Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 9/24…and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 10/4!

---Gladys Knight adds Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 6/7!

---Lake Street Dive adds...Filene Center @ Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/8...and will also appear at the Newport Folk Festival @ Fort Adams State Park in Newport RI on 7/28!

---Enuff Z’Nuff adds Jewel Music Venue near Boston MA on 4/24!

---The Outlaws add SkyLoft in Albany NY on 6/14!

---America adds St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Afro-Punk Festival (3)

---America (1)

---Bear Hands (1)

---Bethlehem Musikfest (10)

---Biz Markie (1)

---Brian McKnight (1)

---Carly Rae Jepsen (3)

---Dionne Warwick (2)

---Disturbed/ In This Moment (2)

---Drive-By Truckers (7)

---Enuff Z’Nuff (1)

---Foghat (3)

---Ghost/ Nothing More (5)

---Gladys Knight (1)

---Graham Nash (1)

---Hinder (1)

---Joan Jett & The Black Hearts (1)

---Jimmy Webb (2)

---John Fogerty (5)

---Khalid (8)

---Lake Street Dive (1)

---Lionel Richie (4)

---MGMT (1)

---Michael Glabicki (1)

---Michael Schenker (5)

---morgxn. (1)

---Norah Jones (2)

---O.A.R./ American Authors (1)

---O.A.R./ Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness (1)

---Papa Roach/ Asking Alexandria/ Bad Wolves (1)

---Poco (1)

---REO Speedwagon (3)

---Steve Forbert (6)

---Ted Nugent (4)

---The Coasters (1)

---The Disrupt Festival (6)

---The Outlaws (1)

---The Spinners (1)

---The Suitcase Junket (7)

---Todd Rundgren (3)

---Tom Keifer (3)

---Trout Fishing In America (4)

---Wyclef Jean (1)

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

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Music News for 032919:

---Nate Calzetoni, lead singer of Raibred, is now a member of Honker, in fact 75% of Raibred is now part of the band!  Calzetoni, singer/ songwriter/ guitarist for Raibred put fans on notice in recent weeks that there was trouble with the band, when he posted that Raibred had stopped booking shows and was going on haitus   As it turns out, the trouble was bass player, John Fitzgerald, who was departing the band, but didn’t want them to continue as Raibred.  Instead Honker, which already included double-timing Raibred drummer Jeff Howard, extended an invitation to Calzetoni and keyboard player Mike Paffie as well, so at least for now, Raibred is no more.  Honker welcomed Calzetoni and Paffie with the following facebook post: “If you are a fan of Honker and the local music scene then you know our drummer Jeff Howard is in another band called Raibred. If you are a fan of Raibred, Honker or both, you will notice some changes starting this weekend. The band Raibred is currently defunct. Honker loves Raibred and we hope that someday they may funk again. In the mean time, for the present time and as much time as we can - Honker welcomes Nate and Mike from Raibred into our group. Jim and Tim are learning the Raibred material, Nate and Mike are learning the Honker material and, well... Jeff already knows all of it! We hope and believe you will enjoy this new musical mash-up as much as we do. Any Raibred shows already booked will be with this new lineup. Future shows for this lineup will be Honker shows. We will keep the good vibrations rolling as long as we can. Be sure to like the Honker Facebook page and check out our web site at https://honker.rocks Thanks from everyone in Honker and Raibred.” Rock on, guys!

---Joe Stento’s Tuesday Night Music Club at the Old Union Hotel in Binghamton NY has resumed, as of 3/19!  The group is an ad hoc league of Stento’s friends who gather for a Tuesday evening jam session at the Clinton Street bar, so expect to find music, not just beer and wings at the Old Union Hotel every Tuesday @ 8pm, once again!

---Don McLean is bringing the Pure Prairie League to the Anderson Center @ Binghamton University in Vestal NY on 8/9!  So far in 2019, McLean has booked regional shows for his current US tour at…the Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 5/10…Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on 5/11…South Orange Center in South Orange NJ on 6/7…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 9/20…and Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 9/21!

---Two of our local Ithaca-area musicians, Richie & Rosie, otherwise known as Richie Stearns, formerly of Donna The Buffalo and Rosie Newton from the Evil City String Band are playing a national tour date, even if it’s only regional for us… The Parlor Room @ Signature Sounds in Northampton MA on 5/16!

---If you missed the Allman Betts Band when they played the Center For the Arts in Homer, then don’t make the same mistake when they come to the Stanley Center in Utica NY on 6/15!  The sons of Allman Brothers veterans, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts and Berry Oakley, who are quickly making names for themselves are also adding zonal dates at…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 4/14…Boarding House Park in Lowell MA on 6/14…Mountain Jam in Bethel Woods on 6/16…State Theatre in State College PA on 6/27…and Rochester International Jazz Festival Big Tent in Rochester NY on 6/28!  Word is that they’re taking their dads music with the Allman Brothers Band as a template and using it to not only revisit the music they made famous, but create new music in the same vein.

---Original Scorpions guitarist, Uli Jon Roth has added a date that falls into our generous local region…at Sharkey’s Sports Bar in Liverpool (Syracuse) NY on 4/26…plus some noteworthy area stops…in Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/30…Spire Center in Plymouth MA on 5/1…and Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 5/3!

---Ace Frehley is continuing his comeback tour by getting into our local zone by playing the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre PA on 6/29 and adding regional shows at…The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 7/6!

---Cannibal Corpse is currently supporting Slayer on their North American tour, but have booked a few regional headlining shows on the tours “off-nights”…at Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 5/15…and Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 5/23!

---Disturbed have announced the second leg of the “Evolution” tour and that brings them back into our region two more times, with In This Moment warming-up …Giant Center in Hershey PA on 10/4…and in Wilkes-Barre PA at The Arena @ Casey Plaza on 10/5!

LOCAL-ISH:

---The full line-up for Woodstock 50 at Watkins Glen International Speedway in Watkins Glen NY has been set!  Here’s the breakdown:

Night #1 (8/16):  The Killers/ Miley Cyrus/ Santana/ The Lumineers/ The Raconteurs/ Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters/ Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats/ John Fogerty/ Run The Jewels/ The Head & the Heart http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif/ Maggie Rogers/ Michael Franti & Spearhead/ Bishop Briggs/ Anderson East/ Akon/ Princess Nokia/ John Sebastian/ Melanie/ Grandson/ Fever 333/ Dorothy/ flora cash/ Larkin Poe/ Brian Cadd/ Ninet Tayeb http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif

Night #2 (8/17): Dead & Company/ Chance The Rapper/ The Black Keys/ Sturgill Simpson/ Greta Van Fleet/ Portugal. The Man/ Leon Bridges/ Gary Clark Jr./ Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes/ David Crosby & Friends/ Dawes http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif/ Margo Price/ Nahko& Medicine for the People/ India.Aire/ Jade Bird/ Country Joe McDonald/ Rival Sons/ Emily King/ Soccer Mommy/ Sir Taylor Bennett/ Amy Helm/ Courtney Hadwin/ Pearl/ John-Robert/ IAMDDB http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif

Night #3 (8/18): Jay-Z/ Imagine Dragons/ Halsey/ Cage The Elephant/ Brandi Carlile/ Janelle Monae/ Young The Giant/ Courtney Barnett/ Common/ Vince Staples/ Judah & the Lion/ Earl Sweatshirt/ BoyGenius/ Reignwolf/ The Zombies http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif/ Canned Heat/ Hot Tuna/ Pussy Riot/ Cherry Glazerr/ Leven Kali/ Marcus King Band/ Victory/ Hollis Brown/ John Craigie/ Amigo The Devil/ Liz Brasher http://www.radio2point0.com/images/spacers/1x1-trans.gif

---Night #4 of Mountain Jam at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY (instead of Hunter Mountain as usual) has been announced at it’s almost identical to night #3!  The show will include…Willie Nelson, Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov’t Mule, Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Dispatch, Alison Krauss, Twiddle, Toots & The Maytalls, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, Mandolin Orange, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Amy Helm, The Allman Betts Band, Marco Benevento, Andy Frasco & The U.N., Dustbowl Revival, The Nude Party, Tyler Ramsey, Particle Kid, Mo Lowda & The Humble, The National Reserve, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, Consider The Source, Mikaela Davis, Hollis Brown, Wild Adriatic, Balkun Brothers, The Big Takeover Band, Stephen Lewis & The Big Band Of One, Bella’s Bartok, Los Coast, Laura Stevenson and Ratboy Jr.  Two more nights to go!  Hopefully nights #1 & #2 will be just as good!

---Ronnie Milsap will play one local-ish date before jumping on a Royal Caribbean Cruise in November…the date?  It’s at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/19!

---The Charlie Daniels Band is set to play our region a ton this year, starting next month with a local date at…Mohegan Sun Arena @ Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre PA on 4/12…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/14…DD Center in Providence RI on 4/26…Bryce Jordan Center in University Park PA on 4/27…Weinberg Center in Frederick MD on 4/28…Dover International Speedway in Dover DE on 5/5…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/31…Theatre at Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/21…Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport NY on 6/22…Yarmouth Country Festival in West Yarmouth MA on 7/21…Mount Airy Casino Lodge, Mount Pocono PA on 7/26…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 8/31…Grandstand at York Fair in York PA on 9/12…and Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 9/15!

---Ted Nugent will be loaded for bear, deer, rhino, whatever…when he plays at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 8/14…and Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA on 8/6!

---America has also booked Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 8/17!

---This summer’s Lionel Richie will get local-ish as he promotes his new live album, “Live From Las Vegas” due 8/23!  Expect to see Mr. Richie at…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 6/27…Etess Arena in Atlantic City NJ on 7/12 & 7/13…Filene Center @ the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/15…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 7/17 & 7/18…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/20…and CMAC, the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua NY on 7/23!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Phil Collins has announced his “Not Dead Yet Tour” and it’s set to impact our region at…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 10/2…KB Center in Buffalo NY on 10/4…and MSG in NYC on 10/6!

---Here come the holograms!  The Frank Zappa hologram tour is set to play a modest schedule and is only booked for our region once as promoters gauge the reception of American markets!  So far, just one appearance is booked…at  Shubert Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 4/26!

---In addition to the NYS Fair in Syracuse on opening night 8/21, Bad Company is starting to fill out their touring schedule by announcing some additional stops… Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 8/23…and Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 8/24!

---Hinder and Saving Abel have fashioned their own tour following Saving Abel’s stint on the Puddle Of Mudd “Muddfest” tour, with regional dates beginning at… One Centre Square in Easton PA on 6/2…The Rockpile in Toronto ON on 6/5…Wallys in Hampton Beach NH on 6/7…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/11, followed by a Saving Abel solo headliner at Cowboy Coast in Ocean City MD on 8/29!

---Sarah McLachlan has announced a small seven-city tour but while three dates are in Vegas, three other shows fall into our larger zone…at Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/29…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/31…and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 8/2!

---Brian Auger will play a third of his six-date tour in our greater region…Hart Theatre near Albany NY on 5/5…and The Cutting Room in NYC on 5/9!

---Arlo Guthrie is bringing folk music to the masses once again in 2019 and bringing a changing cast of character, ie warm-up acts, along including with him at… Hart Theatre near Albany NY on 5/23 w/Richie & Rosie and Dar Williams …by himself at the Garde Arts Centre in New London CT on 6/7…and with Sarah Lee Guthrie at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 9/28…and Prudential Hall in Newark NJ on 9/29!

---Herb Alpert is still alive and still blowin’ at the ripe old age of 84!  Come see the master of the trumpet at…City Winery in Washington DC on 5/1…City Winery in Boston MA on 5/2…City Winery in NYC on 5/10 & 5/11…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 8/1…Westhampton Beach Center in Westhampton Beach NY on 8/2…World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 8/3…Hart Theatre @ The Egg in Albany NY on 8/4

---The Maine has booked a Summertime package tour that will bring along Mayday Parade, Just Friends, Stand Atlantic, Mom Jeans and The Wonder Years…coming to…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/12…Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 7/17…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/19!

---Collective Soul and the Gin Blossoms have combined forces for a mid-sized national tour, that includes a few regional dates…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 5/31…Event Center @ The Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA on 6/7…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/8…and Bald Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 6/9!

---Indie-rockers, Rooney have booked a dozen national dates, but only two in our larger zone…at Johnny Brendas in Philadelphia PA on 6/9…and Murmrr Ballroom in NYC on 6/11!

---Diana Ross is continuing to build a tour a few dates at a time…at Freeman Stage in Selbyville DE on 7/2…and at the Event Center @ The Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA on 7/3

---The Wallflowers will play a modest run of national dates this summer and, lucky for us, they are largely zonal…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 4/10… Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 7/18…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield MA on 7/19…Boarding House Park in Lowell MA on 7/20…Rams Head Live! in Baltimore MD on 8/23…The Vineyard @ Hershey in Middletown PA on 8/24…and  Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/25!

---Adam Ant is bringing his brand of new wave to the US this summer with zonal stops at…Shubert Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 9/17…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 9/19…Merriam Theatre in Philly on 9/20…Fox Theatre @ Foxwood Casino in Mashantucket CT on 9/21…and Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 9/23!

---It may only be Spring, but Christmas With The Celts is already booking dates for Winter…Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 11/30…Eichelberger Center in Hanover PA on 12/1…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 12/2…Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 12/19…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 12/20…Strand Center in Plattsburgh NY on 12/21!

---Julian Marley brings world and reggae to…the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 5/16…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 5/17…and  Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 5/19!

---After taking a month off, REO Speedwagon is back for a second leg of their 2019 US tour with new regional dates…Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 9/20…Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 9/24…and Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 10/4!

---If you’re in the mood for jazz, Ravi Coltrane will be on tour thru the Fall of 2019…at Jazz House in Montclair NJ on 4/17…Kennedy Center in Washington DC on 5/10…Birdland in NYC on 6/4-6/8…Newport Jazz Festival in Newport RI on 8/3…Charlie Parker Jazz Fest in NYC on 8/24…The Village Vanguard in NYC on 9/17-22…and New Hazlett Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 10/5!

---Prog rockers, Styx are booking more shows for 2019, but over an unfocused, spread-out time period…Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City NJ on 5/18…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 5/20…Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 5/21…Jellyfish Fest @ Ocean City Boardwalk in Ocean City MD on 6/21… Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NYC on 11/7!

---The P.O.D./ Nonpoint tour is set to pass thru our area in May, but so far will only make two stops…The Chance in Poughkeepsie on 5/19…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville on 5/21!

---Tommy James & The Shondells are adding more shows for 2019…Luhrs Center in Shippensburg PA on 5/4…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/14…and  Topsfield Fair, Topsfield MA on 10/9!

---Monica is only playing a few zonal dates in 2019…with K. Michelle at Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 4/20…and at The Mothers Day Good Music Festival at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY w/ Joe, Ashanti, Avant, Donell Jones and Jaheim on 5/10!

---The Head & The Heart won’t just be playing Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen…that’s only an extra stop on their already planned tour which will bring them to…Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 6/23 w/ Young The Giant and Chris CarrabbaOakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 10/11…and Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 10/12

---Paul Gilbert, former Mr. Big guitarist, will tour in support of his forthcoming solo album, “Behold Electric Guitar” due on 5/17, with regional dates on…CraftHouse Stage & Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 6/5…The Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 6/6…Union Jacks in Gaithersburg MD on 6/7…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/8…and a three-night at The Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 6/11 thru 6/13!

---Creed lead singer, Scott Stapp has booked a handful of solo tour dates…two of which fall into our larger, Bingo-centric “day-trip” zone…the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 7/25…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 8/2!

---Papa Roach adds…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/7…the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 8/9…and the Events Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 8/13!  Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves will open these shows!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Jon Secada books a one-off at Seneca Niagara Resort Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 6/15!

---Steely Dan is venturing outside of their Las Vegas residency this fall, but only for one regional date…Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 11/5!

---The Old School Hip Hop Showdown is bringing together some epic forces of the genre from it’s early days, including, Eric B & Rahim, Kool Moe Dee, DJ Kool, Whodini and Dana Dane!  It goes down at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington DC on 6/15!

---Fee Waybill, of The Tubes, has booked a one-shot solo show at The Wilbur in Boston MA on 5/15!

---Legendary keyboard player, Chuck Leavell, of the Allman Brothers Band and the Rolling Stones has booked a solo show with his band at The Gramercy in NYC on 6/15!

---Eric Martin of Mr. Big has booked a one-shot show at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA on 5/1!

---Except for the Summer Jam fest at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford NJ on 6/2, Meek Mill has just one show in our larger “day trip” area…a PPL Center in Allentown PA on 6/2!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---BoDeans add Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 4/4…and Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/5!

---Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials add Chans in Providence RI on 6/14…North River Blues Festival in Marshfield MA on 8/25…

---The Beastie Boys Story adds a third night at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NY on 4/10!

---The Outlaw Music Fest ft. Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Phil Lesh and The Revivalists...adds Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 6/16!

---Ambrosia adds Seneca Niagara Resort Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 6/7…and River Casino in Schenectady NY on 7/6!

---Brian Wilson adds the Burlington Jazz Festival in Burlington VT on 6/9!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 6/21!

---Joan Osborne adds…the Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 6/22…and warms up for Richard Thompson at Ocean City Music Hall in Ocean City NJ on 6/25!

---Willie Nile adds Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 7/27!

---Graham Nash is expanding fall tour and it will tack on some additional zonal dates…Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 9/20…Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie NY on 9/22…and Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 9/28!

---Walter Trout Band adds Moondog’s in Pittsburgh PA on 4/23!

---The Spill Canvas adds Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 6/20!

---L7 adds Elsewhere in Brooklyn NY on 5/31!

---The Lemonheads with Tommy Stinson add 930 Club in Washington DC on 6/13!

---Oleta Adams adds The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 11/3!

---Peter Wolf adds Infinity Hall Hartford CT on 6/21!

---Death Cab For Cutie add Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/10!

---Blondie adds Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 6/22!

---Black Flag adds Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn NY on 8/12!

---Vince Neil adds the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 10/3!

---David Gray adds Wang Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 6/1!

---King Crimson adds Wang Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston MA on 9/19!

---The Intruders and The Delfonics, who will also play the Saturday Night Summer Fever festival in July at Coney Island, add Murmrr Ballroom in NYC on 5/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---Ace Frehley (2)

---Adam Ant (5)

---Allman Betts Band (5)

---Ambrosia (2)

---America (1)

---Arlo Guthrie (4)

---Bad Company (2)

---Black Flag (1)

---Blondie (1)

---BoDeans (2)

---Brian Auger (2)

---Brian Wilson (1)

---Cannibal Corpse (2)

---Charlie Daniels Band (14)

---Christmas With The Celts (6)