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Music News for 120619:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu 2/6: Citizen Cope

Thu 3/5: The Jayhawks

Sun 3/29: Tab Benoit

Sun 5/10: Shawn Colvin

…more dates to come, I’m sure!

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

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

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

 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

---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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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)

---Chuck Leavell & his Big Band (1)

---Collective Soul/ Gin Blossoms (4)

---David Gray (1)

---Death Cab For Cutie (1)

---Diana Ross (2)

---Don McLean (4)

---Don McLean/ Pure Prairie League (1)

---Eric Martin (1)

---Fee Waybill (1)

---Frank Zappa Hologram (1)

---Graham Nash (3)

---Herb Alpert (8)

---Hinder/ Saving Abel (4)

---Joan Osborne (1)

---Jon Secada (1)

---Julian Marley (3)

---King Crimson (1)

---L7 (1)

---Lionel Richie (8)

---Meek Mill (1)

---Monica/ K. Michelle (1)

---Mothers Day Good Music Festival (1)

---Old School Hip Hop Showdown (1)

---Oleta Adams (1)

---Outlaw Music Festival (1)

---Papa Roach/ Asking Alexandria/ Bad Wolves (3)

---Paul Gilbert (7)

---Peter Wolf (1)

---Phil Collins (3)

---P.O.D./ Nonpoint (2)

---Ravi Coltrane (16)

---REO Speedwagon (3)

---Richie & Rosie (1)

---Richard Thompson/ Joan Osborne (1)

---Ronnie Milsap (1)

---Rooney (2)

---Sarah McLachlan (3)

---Saving Abel (1)

---Scott Stapp (2)

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

---Steely Dan (1)

---Styx (5)

---Ted Nugent (2)

---The Beastie Boys Story (1)

---The Delfonics/ The Intruders (1)

---The Head And The Heart (2)

---The Head And The Heart/ Young The Giant/ Chris Carrabba (1)

---The Lemonheads/ Tommy Stinson (1)

---The Maine/ Mayday Parade/ Just Friends/ Stand Atlantic/ The Wonder Years (3)

---The Spill Canvas (1)

---The Wallflowers (7)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (3)

---Vince Neil (1)

---Uli Jon Roth (4)

---Walter Trout Band (1)

---Willie Nile (1)

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

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Music News for 032219:

---Guitarist, singer, songwriter, Jamie Willard has died at the age of 39.  Willard was best known as a solo musician but, was also a former member of The Network, High Noon, Hip Pocket, Pillow Talk, Rubber Band, RBT, The Switch, No Alibi and two Jeff Khan bands Thing Two and Innermission.  Tributes from other local musicians like Michael Wu, Jackie Colombo, Ryan Cirbus, Devinne Meyers, Mo Reese Taylor and others immediately poured in.

Mallory Evans of Next To Kin called Willard, “...an incredibly talented man.”

Victor Lay of “The Dude & The Damned” said, “...he did a rambunctious finger style thing that was captivating...”

Already a tribute show has been planned for April 14th at noon, at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton NY.  Dozens of local musicians have already offered to play, but a proper line-up and schedule has not yet been announced; and in fact may not be.  The entire celebration may just be an ad hoc jam session of Willards friends and bandmates who rotate in and out of the session.  That should make it interesting.

---Hip hop star, Jadakiss coming to The Ice House in Binghamton NY on 4/27!  The member of the hip hop trio, The Lox will be playing a late night show at the venue with doors opening at 10pm and tickets set for $30 in advance and $40 at the door. 

---Jeff Howell’s Boogie du Jour have released a new song from their debut album, “Bon Appetit.”  Click below for the link to “Dreaming Of You”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1-HTiDVqmU&list=PLT8oyFS8cqGHjLy0xeLcU15Jzj0TgLl6Z&fbclid=IwAR3qFxzHbiZOKCjRki_dypPrVYfBIM__gxaXSrM8Uqb4vLKSh9PQzk3q6Ks

---Marv Williams band, L’ectric Brew has welcomed a new bass player and singer, Cookie Baker!

---Paul Tauteroff has joined Hi-Way Fruit Market.  His first show with the band will be at The Pub @ North & Main in Endwell NY on 3/29!

---What are Jimmi Jones & the Family Jewels teasing on their facebook page when they say that they are “...planning something that we believe has never been done before in our local music scene.”???  Can’t wait for the details!   Btw, the band recently celebrated 500 likes on their facebook page!  Geez, we barely have 100 on ours.  Nice work, guys!

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse has announced that Rick Springfield will play a FREE show on “The Court” on 8/31 at 7pm as the 2019 line-up continues to grow.  Previously, the Fair has announced that Bad Company and the Dropkick Murphy’s will also becoming this summer.

---Built To Spill is returning to Ithaca to play The Haunt on 9/16!  The band is also announcing Spring 2019 zonal dates, including…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 9/12…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 9/13 & 9/14…Gateway Arts Center in Holyoke MA on 9/24…a previously announced three-night stand at The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 9/25, 9/26 & 9/27…and College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 9/28!

---Ithaca’s pride and joy, X-Ambassadors will finish Firefly Festival weekend with a one-off at the Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard winery in LaFayette NY, just outside of Syracuse on Sunday 6/23! Not sure what ticket prices are yet!

---Ace Frehley, the former Kiss guitarist, is coming to our region and will be as close as Wilkes-Barre when he plays the Kirby Center on 6/29…as well as…the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 6/28…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/30…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 7/2…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 7/5…and at The Vault Music Hall in New Bedford MA on 7/6!

---Woodstock 50 has finally announced the top tier of their line-ups for all three days!  The 50th Anniversary of the original Woodstock, set for Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen NY has confirmed…

Friday 8/16: The Killers/ Miley Cyrus/ Santana

Saturday 8/17: Dead & Company/ Chance The Rapper/ The Black Keys

Sunday 8/18: Imagine Dragons/ Jay-Z/ Halsey

…more details coming soon for sure!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Dark Star Orchestra will play the Saranac Brewery in Utica NY on 7/30!  DSO will also play regional dates like…two nights at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 7/26 & 7/27…Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 7/28…Frontier Field in Rochester NY on 8/2…Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis MA on 8/3…Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 8/9…Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 8/10…and Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach DE on 8/12!

---Sha Na Na will play Bethel Woods on 6/1 as part of their 50th Anniversary of Woodstock celebration!  Sha Na Na were, of course at the original Woodstock.

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band as well, will also be at Bethel Woods, as part of their 50th Anniversary celebration on 8/16, with the Edgar Winter Group and Arlo Guthrie, two Woodstock originals opening up!  None of The Beatles played the original Woodstock, so Ringo’s just there because he’s on tour…the other two are pure nostalgia.

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Dirty Heads and 311 will team-up for a tour that will stop at Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/20!  The tour will also play Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/13…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 7/14…Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/18…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/23…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/24…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/26…and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 7/27!

---The line-up for Rochester’s annual nine day and night Lilac Festival at Highland Park has been announced! Here’s the breakdown:

Night #1 on 5/10:

Yonder Mountain String Band/ Junkyardfieldtrip/ The Tragedy Brothers

Night #2 on 5/11:

The New Mastersounds/ Willie Nile/ The Klick/ Nobody’s Marigold/ Camp Roc Star/ Ruddy Well Right

Night #3 on 5/12:

Big Something/ Mosaic Foundation/ Kat Wright/ Soul Passenger/ Significant Other/ Camp Roc Star

Night #4 on 5/13:

The BB King Blues Band ft. Michael Lee/ Danielle Ponder & the Tomorrow People/ The Buddahood

Night #5 on 5/14:

Julian Marley/ The Medicinals/ Sam Nitsch

Night #6 on 5/15:

Lee Rocker (stray cats)/ Eli Paperboy Reed/ Jon Lewis Band

Night #7 on 5/16:

Maceo Parker/ Cory Wong (vulfpeck)/ Vanishing Sun

Night #8 on 5/17:

Classic Albums Live/ The Blind Spots/ Jack West & Curvature

Night #9 on 5/18:

Zac Brown Tribute Band/ Aaron Lipp & the Slack Tones/ Mikaela Davis/ JUMBOshrimp

Night #10 on 5/19:

The Lizards (phish tribute) Big Eyed Phish (dave matthews tribute band)/ The Blind Owl Band/ Alyssa Trahan/ Bella’s Bartok/ Camp Roc Star

---Livingston Taylor will play solo dates in Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 5/31…and Bryn Mawr Gazebo in Bryn Mawr PA on 6/15…before joining the Janis Ian tour!

---Rosanne Cash will play Club Helsinki in Hudson NY on 5/4 to play a benefit for the Hudson River Historic Boat Restoration & Sailing Society. 

---Rockin’ blues singer/ songwriter, Gary Hoey is back on the road and coming to our zone…Black-Eyed Sally’s BBQ & Blues in Hartford CT on 3/30…StageOne in Fairfield CT on 5/25…Spire Center in Plymouth MA on 8/9…and Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 12/8!

---Aztec Two-Step will also play StageOne in Fairfield CT on 5/31…as well as, World Café Live (upstairs) in Philadelphia PA on 6/20!

---Bowling For Soup, Reel Big Fish and Nerf Herder will bring their 90’s alt/rock sound to our region…at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 6/25…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/27…The Palladium in Worcester MA on 6/2!

---Break out rapper, Yungblud has announced Spring 2019 tour dates including some regional dates…U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 5/13…Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 5/15…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 5/16…and House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 5/17!

---Still no Kinks tour dates…even though Ray and Dave are allegedly on good terms…but Dave Davies the enigmatic guitarist for The Kinks has announced solo dates for Spring 2019 including…Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 4/9…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/10…the Society For Ethical Culture in NYC on 4/12…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 4/13…and The Space in Westbury NY on 4/14!

---Beastie Boys are back! …sort of. No details have been given, other than “The Beastie Boys Story” will include Mike Diamond & Adam Horovitz, the surviving members of the band and be directed by Spike Jonze. There will be only three dates on the tour…Tower Theatre in Philadelphia PA on 4/5…and two nights in Brooklyn at Kings Theatre on 4/8 & 4/9!

---Squeeze has announced a 14-date tour for the Summer of 2019!  The “Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019” will be playing nearly half of it’s scheduled shows in our region...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 8/14...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 8/20...Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 8/22...Grand Theatre at Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 8/23...Pier 17 in NYC on 8/24...and the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA on 8/30!

---Simple Creatures, the hybrid child of blink-182 and All Time Low, have announced a trifling of tour dates, less than a handful…with just two in our region…Warehouse On Watts in Philadelphia PA on 3/31…and Public Arts in NYC on 4/1!

---Insane Clown Posse will begin their 16-date Spring tour in our larger zone and bring Mushroomhead along as the major tour opener!  The tour begins at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 5/3…and continues at Reverb in Reading PA on 5/4…before continuing to the Midwest and the rest of the country, but in fairness, ICP played here a lot over the Winter.

---Lee DeWyze, another former American Idol winner from way back in Season 9, has booked a few dates, most of which will play in our greater area this Spring…Toronto ON on 5/5 at the Legendary Horseshoe TavernNewburyport Brewing in Newburyport MA on 5/8…Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in NYC on 5/10…Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on 5/12…StageOne in Fairfield CT on 7/12…and Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 7/17!

---Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango have teamed-up for yet another tour and it brings them into our region several times…at Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 7/25…Fish Head Cantina in Baltimore MD on 7/26…at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 8/1…and at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 8/3!

---Mary Wilson, formerly of The Supremes, has booked a two-date tour…first at St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 5/11…then with Martha Reeves at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia PA on 5/17!

---The line-up for The Roots Picnic, PA Edition and as you might expect, it’s a pretty good one, including, of course the band that it’s named after, The Roots, as well as, H.E.R.; 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Joe Budden, Davido, Raphael Saadiq, Queen Naija, City Girls, Blueface, Tank & The Bangas, Ari Lennox, Tobe Nwigwe, Moonchild and Black Thought, all at the Mann Center in Philly on 6/1!

---It looks like Carl Palmers ELP Legacy is considering a Fall 2019 tour in the US, but so far, we can only base that theory on one leaked concert date…at Musikfest Café @ ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem PA on 11/13!

---Musiq Soulchild has booked two nights at Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 5/10 & 5/11!

---August Burns Red is celebrating with their ten years of “Constellations” with an anniversary tour this Spring and they’re taking Silverstein and Silent Planet on the road with them as they criss-cross the country and make at least seven area performances…at Chameleon Club in Lancaster PA on 6/20…House Of Blues in Boston MA on 6/21…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/22…Rebel in Toronto ON on 6/25…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 8/8…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 8/9…and the Theatre at Times Square in NYC on 8/11!

---Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals are going “New Orleans” by taking Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue on tour this summer for a tasty musical gumbo!  The tour stops at…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 8/20…Filene Center in Vienna VA on 8/22…Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 8/25…The Rooftop @ Pier 17 in Manhattan NYC on 8/26 & 8/27… Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 8/29…and at Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox MA on 8/31!

---GZA, former member of Wu-Tang Clan is taking a teeny, tiny tour, this Spring…See him at Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 5/2…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 5/3…Voltage Lounge in Philadelphia PA on 5/4…and Sonia at Cambridge MA on 5/5!

---Sum 41 will play some solo dates ahead of this Summer’s “Disrupt Festival” including two regional shows…at The Gramercy in NYC on 5/21…and at Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 5/22!

---Pat Metheny adds two nights in Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 5/17 & 5/18…and Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 5/24!

---The Jayhawks have booked a few more dates for the end of their Spring tour…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 6/13…and White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 6/14!

---Aaron Neville will bring jazz and R&B to the northeast this Spring…at Foxwood Casino in Mashantucket CT on 4/13…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 6/20…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 6/21…and at Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 6/22!

---Boz Scaggs will bring his bluesy soul to our larger zonal area in early Summer, including…State Theatre in Easton PA on 6/21…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/22…Calvin Theatre in Northampton MA on 6/23…Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 6/25...Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 6/26Event Center at Live! Casino in Hanover MD on 6/28…Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 7/1…Twin River Events Center in Lincoln RI on 7/3…and Camden County Freedom Festival in downtown Camden NJ on 7/4!

---Peter Wolf, formerly of the J. Geils Band has booked a few solo shows for late Spring and early Summer, including…at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 5/17…two nights at the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 5/31 & 6/1…Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 6/21…and at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 6/28 & 6/29!

---George Thorogood is scheduling a Summer run, but relatively few dates in our zone…just, at Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 7/21…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 7/23…and Anne Arundel County Fairground in Crownsville MD on 7/28!

---Toad The Wet Sprocket has booked a rather spaced-out run of shows the Summer 2019!  For our greater region…The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/30…with Big Head Todd & The Monsters @ Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 8/23…and the Lowell Summer Concert Series in Lowell MA on 8/24!

---Cowboy Junkies, who started their Winter 2019 tour here…will come back around this fall at…Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 10/10…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 10/12…and The Egg in Albany NY on 11/10!

---Finally our long national nightmare is over!  The Black Keys have returned and they’ll be bringing Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson along as warm-up artists!  Tour stops include…PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 10/7…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 10/9…Boston (TD) Garden in Boston MA on 10/11…Anthem in Washington DC on 10/12…Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 10/14…and The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 10/15!

---Trey Anastasio, of Phish, has added, what seem to be some solo dates following his experiment with “Ghosts Of The Forest,” set for…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 4/26…and College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 4/27!

---Earth Wind & Fire are getting away from Vegas this Summer with some fresh dates in our humble zone…Filene Center at the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/2…Hard Rock Café @ Etess Arena in Atlantic City NJ on 7/6…Beacon Theatre in NYC on 7/9…ArtPark Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 7/16…and Musikfest in Bethlehem PA on 8/1!

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox is taking the E-Street Band member way beyond Thunder Road, but not much beyond our larger regional area…Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 4/5…South Orange Center in South Orange NJ on 4/6…Hopewell Theatre in Hopewell NJ on 4/25…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/26…Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica NY on 4/27…4/28 in Skyloft in Albany NY…The Warehouse in Fairfield CT on 5/15…Greenwich Odeum in Greenwich RI on 5/16…The Double E in Essex Junction VT on 5/18…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 5/19…Merrill Park Middlesex Turnpike in Colonia NJ on 6/1…Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 6/27…Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 7/11…and Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 7/13!

---Thelma Houston will headline one big festival style show at the Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NYC on Saturday 7/20.  Called the “Saturday Night Summer Fever” show it will also include, The New York Bee Gees, The Delfonics, The Tramps ft. Earl Young, Musique, Alfa Anderson, Luci Martin and Norma Jean Wright! 

---Lacuna Coil’s US tour is really short of stops this year…only four in total and two of those are in NYC…at The Gramercy in NYC on 7/22 & 7/23!

---The Lettermen seen to have found their “Summer Place”…and apparently it’s on the road!  In fact, they’ll be traveling thru our region well beyond the end of Summer, starting this Spring at...Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 5/19…Mishler Theatre in Altoona PA on 5/21…Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bristol PA on 6/1…HersheyPark in Hershey PA on 9/14…Roslyn High School in NYC on 10/5… Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 10/6…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 12/8!

---Alt/pop band, Sebadoh (of course you remember their minor 1996 modern rock hit, “Ocean.”) has booked a tour for the Summer of 2019, including stops at…Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 6/21…The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 6/22…The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 7/12…The Black Cat in Washington DC on 7/23…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 7/24…The Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 7/26…and Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 7/27!

---Umphrey’s McGee will be coming back to our zonal area near the end of Summer, so don’t forget to grab your tickets now…Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 8/29…Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 8/30…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/31!

---Punk rockers, Black Flag will be bringing the SoCal scene to our larger regional area this summer…at Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 8/11…Fish Head Cantina in MD on 8/14…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 8/15…Reverb in Reading PA on 8/16…and The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 8/18!

---Modern rockers, L7 return, after last year’s long awaited “I Came Back To Bitch” tour with several zonal stops, including…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 5/28…Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 5/29…a stop with Rancid, Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies at Raceway Park in Englishtown NJ on 6/2!

---Julian Marley has some solo headlining dates booked following his appearance at the Lilac Festival in Rochester NY on 5/14…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!

---Brandon Taz Niederauer is making the rounds now that the weather has improved getting away from his upstate base for…two nights at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 3/29 & 3/30…and at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC on 5/29!

---Tommy Tutone is still looking for Jenny Jenny…at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 6/2…and The Cutting Room in NYC on 6/4!

---Massive Attack have announced a small US Summer tour…only about ten dates so far and just three for our larger “day trip” zone…at the Wang Theatre at Boch Center in Boston MA on 9/21…and at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 9/26 & 9/27!

---Marshall Tucker Band has added…Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 6/29…Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 8/23…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 11/7!

---Disco queen, Gloria Gaynor has confirmed two shows for 2019…Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in Manhattan NYC on 4/25…and City Winery in Washington DC on 8/18!

---AJR has booked in NYC at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 4/29…Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 10/10…Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 11/16…and The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 11/19…Anthem in Washington DC on 11/21…at UMPC Events Center in Pittsburgh PA on 11/22!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The O’Jays on something of a farewell tour have booked a regional one-shot at the Apollo Theatre in NYC on 4/26!

---Keith Sweat has effectively booked a regional one-timer, inside a larger tour…Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 5/18!

---Johnny Lang is booking a few solo shows once he gets done with the “Experience Hendrix” tour, but for our region, just one show so far…at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 7/14!

---Rapper, Lloyd Banks books a one-off at Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 5/9!

---The Masters Of Ceremony fest is set to bring together the finest performers from the R&B/ HipHop community…50 Cent, Cam’ron, Das EFX, DMX, Ludacris, Fabolous, Snoop Dogg, Junior Reid, The Lox and M.O.P.—The show will be held in Brooklyn NY at the BC on 6/28!

---Men Without Hats will apparently play a one-shot solo headlining show before joining the Howard Jones tour as the warm-up act…at Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 6/7!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Tokyo Police Club adds Metro Gallery in Baltimore MD on 3/14…just a day before the show…sorry, if you missed it, but I couldn’t control that one.

---The Interrupters changed the venue for their 3/15 show at the last minute, moving it from the Stone Pony to the Convention Hall…they also added The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/16…again, just days before the show…sigh.

---Gary Hoey also added Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 3/16…just days ahead of the show.  This practice is to protect locals who often get shut out by corporate bots that scoop up all the tickets for a show and then resell them at a higher price, but y’know…the rest of us would like a bit more of a warning, please.

---Graham Nash of CSNY adds Town Hall in NYC on 9/27…and Berklee Performance Center in Boston MA on 9/29!

---Los Lonely Boys add City Winery in Manhattan NYC on 4/15!

---Vanilla Ice is skipping around the country this summer playing festivals and private parties and a few “I Love The 90’s” and “90’s House Party” tour dates, but one regional club date has been bestowed upon us…at Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 6/8!

---Hawthorne Heights has booked about a dozen-or-so tour dates for Spring 2019, but do you think they remembered the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic states? …well, they did, but just once…Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 6/9!

---The Allman Betts Band adds Plymouth Memorial Hall in Boston MA???? on 4/14!

---Savoy Brown add Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 5/23!

---Kix adds Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 6/15!

---Freddie Jackson adds the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 5/12!

---The Alarm, Modern English and Gene Loves Jezebal (jay aston) add State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 8/25!

---Enuff Z’Nuff adds two nights at Jewel Music Venue in Manchester NH on 4/24 & 4/25!

---Saliva adds solo shows at…the Cowboy Coast Country Saloon in Ocean City MD on 7/11…and Moonshiners Bar on 7/13 in Haverhill MA…on “off-nights” in the Puddle Of Mudd tour!

---BoDeans are adding more solo headlining dates…the Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 4/1…Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA on 4/3…and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/6!

---Joe Jackson adds Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 5/16!

---Citizen Cope adds Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/15…Academy Of Music Theatre in Northampton MA on 5/16…and Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 7/12!

---Taj Mahal go on a brief solo tour after the Experience Hendrix tour wraps up and there will be at least two regional stops…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 7/18…and Infinity Hall Hartford in Hartford CT on 7/21!

---Don Felder is adding a few tour dates here and there as he gears up for his new album, “American Rock ‘N’ Roll”…new dates include…Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 4/6…The Cutting Room in NYC on 4/8…The Summer Music Festival in Ellicottville NY on 7/6!

---Uprooted ft. Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root adds the Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 4/27!

---Gary US Bonds adds The Cutting Room in NYC on 6/7!

---Marshall Tucker Band has added…Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 6/29…Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 8/23…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 11/7!

---The Revivalists before the get sucked up into their Summer Festival schedule they add one more headlining show at Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/19!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---311/ The Dirty Heads (8)

---Aaron Neville (4)

---Ace Frehley (6)

---AJR (6)

---Allman Betts Band (1)

---August Burns Red/ Silverstein/ Silent Planet (7)

---Aztec Two-Step (2)

---Beastie Boys Story (3)

---Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (7)

---Black Flag (5)

---BoDeans (3)

---Bowling For Soup/ Reel Big Fish/ Nerf Herder (3)

---Boz Scaggs (9)

---Brandon (Taz) Niederauer (3)

---Built To Spill (6)

---Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy (1)

---Citizen Cope (3)

---Cowboy Junkies (3)

---Dark Star Orchestra (9)

---Don Felder (3)

---Earth Wind & Fire (5)

---Enuff Z’nuff (2)

---Faster Pussycat/ Bang Tango (4)

---Freddie Jackson (1)

---Gary Hoey (4)

---Gary US Bonds (1)

---George Thorogood & the Destroyers (3)

---Gloria Gaynor (2)

---Graham Nash (2)

---GZA (4)

---Hawthorne Heights (1)

---Insane Clown Posse (2)

---Jadakiss (1)

---Joe Jackson (1)

---Jonny Lang (1)

---Julian Marley (3)

---Keith Sweat (1)

---Kix (1)

---L7 (3)

---Lacuna Coil (2)

---Lee DeWyze (6)

---Livingston Taylor (2)

---Lilac Festival (10)

---Lloyd Banks (1)

---Los Lonely Boys (1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (3)

---Mary Wilson (2)

---Massive Attack (13)

---Masters Of Ceremony (1)

---Men Without Hats (1)

---Max Weinberg’s Jukebox (14)

---Musiq Soulchild (2)

---Pat Metheny (3)

---Peter Wolf (6)

---Ringo Starr/ Edgar Winter/ Arlo Guthrie (1)

---Rosanne Cash (1)

---Saliva (1)

---Saturday Night Summer Fever (1)

---Savoy Brown (1)

---Sebadoh (7)

---Sha Na Na (1)

---Simple Creatures (2)

---Squeeze (6)

---Sum 41 (2)

---Taj Mahal (2)

---The Alarm/ Modern English/ Gene Loves Jezebel (1)

---The Black Keys/ Modest Mouse/ Jessy Wilson (6)

---The Jayhawks (2)

---The Lettermen (7)

---The O’Jay’s (1)

---The Revivalists (1)

---The Roots (1)

---Toad The Wet Sprocket (3)

---Tokyo Police Club (1)

---Tommy Tutone (2)

---Trey Anastasio (2)

---Umphrey’s McGee (3)

---Uprooted (1)

---Vanilla Ice (1)

---X-Ambassadors (1)

---Yungblud (4)

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

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Music News for 030819:

---The John Barleycorn is closing! The iconic Owego riverfront bar announced their impending closing with a facebook post…

“OFFICIAL NOTICE TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS: It is with great sadness we announce The John Barleycorn Tavern will be closing its doors, effective March 30th. We will be running all new closing specials the remainder of this month. Please come see us in our final days, and join us for our March 30th closing BASH. We love you all.”

---Driftwood will finally release their latest album, “Tree Of Shade” on April 5th.  The album has been done since the start of their latest tour last year, but the band has been shopping it to record companies for more than six months, but haven’t had any luck, so finally they will release it themselves and it will be in the hands of fans next month!

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine has posted new music on his facebook page, with this post: I’m incredibly excited to unveil a new song for you today! https://randymcstine.bandcamp.com/album/before
My mate,
Craig Blundell, joins me on drums, and Mario J McNulty (David Bowie, Laurie Anderson) crafted the sonic experience. If you get it by Saturday, you’re invited to a private FB Live Q&A, which I’ll email you details for. I’d love to hear your feelings on the song!”  ...upon the release of “Before,” on his facebook page, McStine received one-thousand likes in under 48 hours!   Sounds like the song is a winner to us!

---Former Motley Crue lead singer, Vince Neil, 80’s hair metal band, Skid Row and former Runaways member, Lita Ford are set to play Tags, in Big Flats NY, just west of Elmira, on 7/5 @ 730p!  It’s the “Metal, Music & Mayhem” tour!  Tickets go on sale next week for $29.75!

---Congrats to new Ithaca band, Hollow Choir on the release of their debut EP, “Keep The Lights On,” which was delivered on 3/2!

---Cannibal Corpse is coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 5/23, after their last stop on the Slayer tour! 

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get The Led Out are adding more shows in our region, starting in April at the Eichelberger Center in Hanover PA on 4/11...The Wilbur in Boston MA on 4/18...Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH on 4/19...Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 4/20..Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 4/27...a local-ish stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/10...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 5/16...Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 6/21 & 6/22...Pat Garrett Amphitheatre in Strausstown PA on 7/13...Bonnie Castle Rec Center in Alexandria Bay NY on 7/25...Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 7/27...Frontier Field in Rochester NY on 8/3...and September at Papermill Island in Baldwinsville (near syracuse) NY on 9/6!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Woodstock 50 set for Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen NY, on August 16th thru the 18th, will include classic rockers, Santana, Robert Plant and Dead and Company; but will be headlined by alt-pop bands Imagine Dragons and The Killers and hip hop artist, Chance The Rapper!  Meanwhile, the festival has had to solve a myriad of security and legal challenges.  Rumor is that promoters contemplated holding the festival on three consecutive Saturdays ala Coachella in order to help solve questions local officials had over security and other matters.  Stay tuned.  The full festival line-up will be announced in about two weeks!

---Death Cab For Cutie is posting on their website that they will be playing the Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown NY on 6/21!  They are also announcing additional tour dates at Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 6/19...Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 6/20...and a festival stop at the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/2!

---The Rolling Stones tribute band, Classic Stones Live are coming as close as the Foothills Performing Arts Center in Oneonta NY on 3/23...as well as Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 10/12! 

---.38 Special will play the 6th Ward Booster Club Field in Oneonta NY this year, just like ZZ Top did last Summer!  The show is set for Thursday 5/30!

---The Alarm is coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 8/24, and they’re bringing along Modern English and Gene Loves Jezebel!   The tour, which has also confirmed dates in NYC, and Huntington NY...has also announced  additional dates in...Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 8/21...State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 8/25...Asbury Park NJ at Asbury Lanes on 8/29...St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 8/30...Glenside PA on 8/31 at the Keswick Theatre!

---Finally, Mountain Jam is announcing it’s schedule and the first band announced is Gov’t Mule, who will play the first night of the festival at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/13.  Warren Haynes from Gov’t Mule is, not coincidentally, one of the curators of this years festival!

---The UFO Farewell tour is coming into our larger local-ish area with a stop set for Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 11/1!  Other regional dates include...the Diamond Horseshoe at Times Square in NYC on 10/30...St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/31...and the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 11/2!

---It’s not even Spring yet, but The Wizards Of Winter are busy plotting their Fall and Winter tour dates...a few zonal stops have leaked...11/30 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 12/1...and a local-ish date at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 12/21!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Bring Me The Horizon will take their new album, “amo” on the road in May for a brief tour (only eleven dates) with four area stops…at Stage AE in Pittsburgh on 5/7…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 5/10…Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 5/11…and at Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 5/17!

---Aerosmith’sDeuces Are Wild” residency in Las Vegas will venture outside of Sin City (...who says what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?)!  Look for the bean-town rockers to play three nights at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD, just outside of Washington DC on 8/8, 8/10 and 8/13...and then two nights at The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 8/16 & 8/18!

---Taking Back Sunday have announced a second leg to their 20th Anniversary tour…which, with just a few exceptions seem to be a series of two-night stands...Great South Bay Festival in Patchogue NY on 7/18...Power Plant Live in Baltimore MD on 9/20...two nights in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall on 10/26 & 10/27...two nights in Buffalo RiverWorks in Buffalo NY on 10/31 & 11/1...Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 11/2 & 11/3...Webster Theatre in Hartford CT on 11/5 & 11/6...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 11/8 & 11/9...Fillmore Silver Spring in Washington DC on 11/10 & 11/11...Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 11/13 & 11/14...and Terminal 5 in NYC on 11/15 & 11/16!

---MGMT tour dates are being announced for 2019!  Zonal stops so far, include Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/16...and College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 5/17...and finally a three-night stand at Webster Hall in NYC on 5/22, 5/23 & 5/24!

---E-Street band guitarist, Nils Lofgren has been laying low while Bruce Springsteen played Broadway...now, he’s set to go back on the road as a solo act, with four zonal dates, so far…City Winery in Boston MA on 5/18...two nights at the City Winery in NYC on 5/19 & 5/20...and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 5/21!

---Slightly Stoopid is adding a Summer leg to their 2019..Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore w/ Matisyahu on 6/13...Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh PA on 6/27...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston on 6/28...and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 6/29!

---Massive Attack has booked a rather massive regional outbreak that is coming up as soon as next week, so check to see if these dates are sold out…or, in the case of the Boston MA date on 3/14, one source indicates it’s been cancelled…with that said, the itinerary for the tour is…Place des Arts in Montreal QC on 3/11…Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 3/12…Wang Theatre @ Boch Center in Boston on 3/14…adding a second night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 3/15 & 3/16…The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/19…and Anthem in Washington DC on 3/20!

---Trey Anastasio, of Phish confirms some solo dates in our larger zone…at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 4/5…Orpheum Theatre in Boston MA on 4/10…and finally a two-nighter at United Palace Theatre in NYC on 4/12 & 4/13!

---Anna Nalick is finally announcing the rest of her regional dates, including...two nights at The Iridium in NYC on 4/4 and 4/5...New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 4/7...and My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 6/15!

---Patti Smith has announced a tiny, two-date tour, but both dates are in our larger area...the first at The Orpheum in Boston MA on 4/26...and the second at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 4/29!

---The Outlaw Music Festival rides again!  It’s first entry our region is set for Saturday 6/22 at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA and will feature Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and Dawes!

---The Avett Brothers have booked a three night stand at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap in Vienna VA, set for 5/23, 5/24 & 5/25!

---Dan Baird (of course you remember him from The Georgia Satelliites!) apparently has a new band, Dan Baird & Homemade Sin and they’ll be playing at the Wine Garden at City Winery in Wash DC on 6/28!

---Regional jam band, moe. is going on tour and taking G. Love and Blues Traveler with them!  The tour is set to play...Amphitheatre at Bald Hill in Farmingville NY on 7/11...Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 7/12...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/13...Pines Theatre in Northampton MA on 7/17...at Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/19...Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 7/20...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/21...and Rebel in Toronto ON on 7/24!

---Jim Messina finally announces his 2019 Spring dates...nearly all in the northeast...Rochester Opera House in Rochester NY on 3/14...Powers Hall in Needham MA on 3/16...Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 3/17...Palace Theatre in Boston MA on 3/27...Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 3/28...Patchogue Theatre Center in Patchogue NY on 3/29...Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 3/30...and Tarrytown MusicHall in Tarrytown NY on 3/31!

---Karla Bonoff adds Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 4/11...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/11...and City Winery in NYC on 5/12!

---Adrian Belew announces a Summer leg to his 2019 tour with fresh dates at...Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 8/9...and Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 8/10!

---Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars has recorded a new album with the Birds of Chicago and Amy Helm and will be touring with them to support it this month...at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY on 3/15...Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 3/16...Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 3/17...City Winery in Boston MA on 3/18...City Winery in NYC on 3/19...City Winery in Washington DC on 3/20!

---Modern rockers, A Day To Remember are unleashing tour dates for Summer starting at...Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie NY on 6/23…Strand Theatre in Providence RI on 6/26...and the Warped Tour @ Atlantic City Beach in Atlantic City NJ on 6/29!

---Pure Prairie League are filling out their 2019 schedule with new dates in ...North Tonawanda NY at the Riviera Theatre on 3/30...at Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett NY on 7/2...with Orleans at Cape May Convention Hall in Cape May NJ on 7/3...at the Hepburn Center (The Kate) in Old Saybrook CT on 9/11!

---John Waite has finally annouced the rest of his American tour (not just the previous date at the City Winery in Washington DC on 5/12) including five new regional stops...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/10...New Hope Winery in New Hope PA on 5/11...Musikfest Cafe in ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem PA on 10/10...Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 10/17...and Riviera Theatre Center in North Tonawanda NY on 10/19!

---I Prevail is headlining a tour coming thru our region at...Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls NY on 7/12...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/15...Upstate Concert Theatre in Clifton Park NY on 7/22...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 7/23...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 7/24...the Events Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem  PA on 7/26...Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 7/27...the Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 7/28...and the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 7/30!

---Grunge era alt-pop band, Sebadoh is outlining a Summer 2019 tour and coming to plenty of zonal venues...Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 6/21...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 6/22...The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 7/12...Black Cat in Washington DC on 7/23...Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 7/24...and Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 7/27!

---Alt/ EDM band, Empire Of The Sun are making plans for a Spring 2019 tour...two nights at The Royale in Boston MA on 6/3 & 6/4...then three nights at Webster Hall in NYC on 6/6, 6/7 & 6/8!

---Jam band faves, Twiddle add two nights at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland VT on 3/28 & 3/29...Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 4/20...at Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI with The Wailers on 6/15...and at the third night of Mountain Jam at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/15!

---The National has announced a muted tour of six dates (half of which are festival performances...and two of those are overseas...) but two of the three headlining dates are inside our greater zone...at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 4/22...and Thompson Hall in Toronto on 4/24!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Dead Milkmen have announced an apparent one-off in Philadelphia PA at Underground Arts on 4/13!

---Raheem DeVaughn books a one-off at City Winery in Washington DC on 10/19!

---OneRepublic who are only playing a couple festivals in 2019 have booked a one-shot headlining show at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/18!

---Jakob Dylan, son of Bob Dylan and lead singer of The Wallflowers, has booked a solo one-timer at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 4/25!

---Lauren Daigle plays a regional one-shot (except for her festival appearance at Fire Fly) at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 6/20!

---Darlene Love has booked, what is so far, a one-shot concert at the @ Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 12/13, but I’m sure there will be more as that’s about the time she books her holiday shows!

---Method Man & Redman have confirmed a one-timer at the Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 4/18!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Music of Cream ft. Malcolm Bruce, Will Johns and Kofi Baker adds the JCC Hart Theatre in Rochester NY on 4/3!

---Loudon Wainwright III adds...Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs NY on 3/30... the Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage in Huntington NY on 7/27!

---Citizen Cope adds Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 5/17!

---Sponge adds The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 5/11!

---Ginuwine add One Centre Square in Easton MD on 5/17!

---Quiet Riot adds Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 4/6!

---Lynyrd Skynyrd dates are updated with freshley announced warm-up acts!  Most of the dates in our region will see Hank Williams Jr added to the bill...except for CMAC which adds Gov’t Mule and Buddy Guy!

---Ryan Adams latest tour has been cancelled due to sexual assault allegations against the singer.

---Bob Weir & Wolf Bros add The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/8!

---James Bay adds The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/9!

---Meek Mill adds a two-night stand at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/15 & 3/16!

---Bon Iver adds a two-night stand at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/27 & 3/28!

---Gary Clark Jr. finally books a show in our region…at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 3/29!

---Mariah Carey adds The Met in Philadelphia PA on 4/3!

---Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets adds more zonal stops...Place des Arts in Montreal QC on 4/15...Sony Centre in Toronto ON on 4/16...a second night at The Beacon in NYC on 4/19...and The Met in Philadelphia PA on 4/20!

---David Gray adds The Met in Philadelphia PA on 5/31!

---Weird Al Yankovic adds The Met in Philadelphia PA on 7/12!

---Frankie Valli adds The Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 8/1!

---Papa Roach add The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/7!

---King Crimson adds The Met in Philadelphia PA on 9/23!

---NRBQ add Avalon Theatre in Easton MD on 5/16...and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 5/17!

---Bad Company adds the Event Center @ Twin Rivers Casino in Lincoln RI on 8/23!

---Zac Brown Band adds a second night at Fenway Park in Boston MA on 9/1!

---X add Gateway City Arts Center in Holyoke MA on 5/25 onto a tiny national tour half-dozen date tour!

---Denny Laine adds Tim McLoone’s Supper Club in Asbury Park NJ on 4/5!

---Melissa Etheridge adds Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 4/11!

---The touring version of Mike Love’s Beach Boys adds The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/30!

---Geoff Tate formerly with Queensryche and current leader of Operation: Mindcrime adds what appears to be a solo show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/26!

---Iron Maiden adds a second night at The B.C. in Brooklyn NY on 7/27!

---Tyler Hilton will play an off night on the Pop 2000 Tour at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 in Manhattan NYC on 7/19!

---Los Lobos adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 4/16...and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/6!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (1)

---A Day To Remember (2)

---Adrian Belew (2)

---Aerosmith (5)

---Avett Brothers (3)

---Bad Company (1)

---Beach Boys (1)

---Bob Weir & Wolf Bros (1)

---Bon Iver (2)

---Bring Me The Horizon (4)

---Cannibal Corpse (1)

---Citizen Cope (1)

---Darlene Love (1)

---David Gray (1)

---Death Cab For Cutie (3)

---Dead Milkmen (1)

---Denny Laine (1)

---Empire Of The Sun (5)

---Frankie Valli (1)

---Gary Clark Jr. (1)

---Geoff Tate (1)

---Get The Led Out (13)

---I Prevail (9)

---Iron Maiden (1)

---Jacob Dylan (1)

---James Bay (1)

---Jim Messina (8)

---John Waite (5)

---Karla Bonoff (3)

---King Crimson (1)

---Lauren Daigle (1)

---Loudon Wainwright III (2)

---Luther Dickinson/ Birds Of Chicago/ Amy Helm (6)

---Mariah Carey (1)

---Massive Attack (7)

---Meek Mill (2)

---Melissa Etheridge (1)

---moe./ Blues Traveler/ G. Love (8)

---NRBQ (2)

---Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets (4)

---OneRepublic (1)

---Outlaw Music Fest (1)

---Papa Roach (1)

---Quiet Riot (1)

---Sebadoh (6)

---Slightly Stoopid (4)

---Sponge (1)

---Taking Back Sunday (18)

---The Alarm/ Modern English/ Gene Loves Jezebel (5)

---The Dead Milkmen (1)

---The Music Of Cream (1)

---The National (2)

---The Wizards Of Winter (3)

---Trey Anastasio (4)

---Twiddle (4)

---Vince Neil/ Skid Row/ Lita Ford (1)

---Weird Al Yankovic (1)

---X (1)

---Zac Brown Band (1)

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

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Music News for 030119:

---Five Finger Death Punch  will play the Broome County Arena in Binghamton NY on 7/24 @ 730p!  Tickets have went on sale last week for $49.50!  There will also be other regional stops for the tour including...London ON on 7/11 (tour opener)...Rochester NY on 7/23 (In This Moment)...and Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/26!  Tour opener for the Binghamton stop (and it does vary a bit from show-to-show) is Fire From The Gods and In This Moment.

---Local musicians, Brittany Rose  and Vee Da Bee will play the Showroom in NYC (at 158 Ludlow Street) on 3/26, as part of a larger show headlined by Elise Noelle and also including a fourth musician Mia Grace.  Tickets are $8.00 and the show starts at 7pm.  Brittany Rose will start the night at 7pm...and Vee Da Bee is scheduled for 9pm!  Tickets are available thru Ticketfly.  Nice to see our great local musicians gettin’ out into the big cities and representin’!  

---Dallas PA (wilkes-barre area) band, Breaking Benjamin has planned a massive North American tour with a rotating cast, of Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante and Dorothy and it will come into our local area at least twice...at Montage Mountain in Scranton PA on 8/10...and Syracuse NY at Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 8/24 (which will also be day # 4 of the NYS Fair, so parking will be fun)...and also, in our local-ish area at the Darien Lake Amphitheatre on 8/4!  Regional stops?  There will be plenty of those too...Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/26...HersheyPark Stadium in Hershey PA on 7/27...SPAC in Saratoga Springs PA on 7/30...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/31...Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford CT on 8/2...the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/9...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/22...Great Woods in Mansfield (boston) MA on 8/25...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 8/30...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/31...and Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 9/2!  Like I said, massive.  Make sure you check the bill before you buy tickets however, as Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante and Dorothy will rotate in and out of the tour on a random basis.  

---Geoff Tate (formerly of Queensryche) is bringing his Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime to the Center For The Arts in Homer at Homer NY on 6/27 @ 7pm!  Tickets will be $40.00!  There are two other known regional dates at this time...Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 6/19...and Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 6/20!

LOCAL-ISH:     

---Mansfield PA modern metal band, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life has posted tour dates so if you’re a fan, here’s where you can find them in our greater region...Montage Music Hall in Rochester NY on 3/2...Sonia Live in Cambridge MA on 3/3...Revolution Music Hall in Amityville NY on 03/4...the Lizard Lounge in Lancaster PA on 3/5 (previously released)...and the Championship Bar in Trenton NJ on 3/10!

---Jazz legend, Macao Parker has announced that he will play the Center For The Arts in Homer NY on 5/14, as he readjusts his tour schedule, shortening his residency at the Blue Note in NYC by two days. 

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The Steve Miller Band is taking Marty Stuart along on tour this summer…that will own our larger zonal area...the International Jazz Festival in Rochester NY on 6/28...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 7/18...Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA on 7/21...Pier 17 in NYC on 7/24...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/25...Hutton Brickyards in Kingston NY on 7/28...Freeman Stage @ Bayside NY in Selbyville DE on 7/30...Filene Center @ The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/31...Grand Theatre @ Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 8/2...and Bethlehem Musikfest in Bethlehem PA on 8/3!

---Peter Frampton iconic jam-band jazz-rock guitarist has announced his farewell tour, due to a degenerative muscle disease called Inclusion-Body Myositis, that will affect his guitar playing over time, but don’t worry...it’s filled with plenty of regional stops, so brace yourself…Seneca Allegany Resort Casino in Salamanca NY on 6/29...Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/30...Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 7/2...Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/3...Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier Theatre @ Place des Arts in Montreal QC on 7/5...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/7...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/9...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 7/10...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 9/1...Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 9/2...Anthem in Washington DC on 9/11...and Madison Square Garden in NYC on 9/13!

---One of the hottest new hip-hop acts, Juice WRLD is taking break out act, Ski Mask The Slump God and the pairing will march thru our region starting at...Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 5/23...Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 5/24...Royal Arena in Toronto ON on 5/25...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/28!

---Young The Giant/ Fitz & The Tantrums have planned a massive North American tour with at least 33 dates, but only three in our region so far...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/21...NYC on 6/23 (venue tbd)...and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 6/27!

---Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson will tour together in 2019 for the “Hell Never Dies Tour” and they’re coming soon to pull you in...Royal Arena in Baltimore MD on 7/9...PPL Center in Allentown PA on 7/10...Bud Gardens in London ON on 8/14...Canadian Centre in Ottawa ON on 8/16...and Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 8/18!

---Hip-hop/ comedy troupe, The Lonely Island is going on their first ever multi-city tour, so check ‘em out...Anthem in Washington DC on 6/18...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 6/19...NYC (venue tbd) on 6/21...Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NYC on 6/22...and Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/24!

---Howard Jones has added a new leg on his 2019 tour and it will make several zonal stops...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 6/6...The Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT with Men Without Hats on 6/7...Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 6/12...and also with Men Without Hats at Niagara Fallsview Casino on 6/15!  This on top of dates leaked last week for this leg at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/9...Theatre @ Times Square in Manhattan NY on 6/13!, both of these dates also with Men Without Hats! 

---There may be a David Crosby tour coming as the former member of Crosby, Stills, Nash (and sometimes Young) and The Byrds has booked two regional dates (five overall) at...Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 4/27...Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA on 6/2...Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 6/10...and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/15!

---Johnny Marr (lead guitarist for The Smiths...of course, you remember them!) has mapped his American tour out a bit more clearly with zonal stops at...Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 5/1...Fete Music Hall in Providence RI on 5/3...College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 5/4...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/6...and Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington VT on 5/7!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have announced the rest of their 2019 tour filling out the rest of their regional obligations...beginning with the previously announced...Carnegie Library of Homestead in Munhall PA on 3/22...Buffalo State Center in Buffalo NY on 3/23...City Winery in Manhattan NY on 3/25...The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/28...Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster PA on 3/30...and finally, Patchogue Theatre in Patchogue NY on 12/14!

---The annual two-night Saratoga Jazz Fest at SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY has announced dates and line-ups for 2019…

Night #1 (6/29): George Benson/ Los Van Van/ Kandace Springs/ James Carter Organ Trio/ Jon Cowherd/ Brian Blade/ John Patitucci/ Steve Cardenas/ Donna Grantis/ Antonio Sanchez/ Lionel Loueke/ Veronica Swift

Night #2 (6/30): Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue/ Norah Jones/ Django Festival All-Stars/ Joshua Redman/ Joey DeFrancesco Trio/ Ruthie Foster/ Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom/ Cha Wa/ Youn Sun Nah/ Joel Harrison/ Kansas Smitty’s House Band

---Former matchbox twenty lead singer, Rob Thomas, has announced a huge 2019 tour that riddles our zone with at least sixteen impacts, starting with...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/28...Anthem in Washington DC on 7/12...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 7/13...Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 7/15...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 7/17...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/18...CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 7/21...Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/23...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/24...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/25...The Borgata in Atlantic City NJ on 7/27...two nights at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 7/29 & 7/30...Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 8/2...Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 8/3...and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 8/4!

---John Mayall just keeps on playing, although on a schedule that even younger musicians might find dawnting...this year...three nights at The Iridium in NYC, 8/8 thru 8/10...Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 8/14...Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 8/17...and Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 8/18!

---The Greatest Day Ever Fest is coming to the Amphitheatre @ Coney Island in Brooklyn NY on 7/13-14...Here’s how it breaks down.

Saturday 7/13: Andre Power/ Bas/ Carnage/ Cashmere Cat/ City Girls/ Dani Leigh/ Jungle/ Lil Baby/ Nina Las Vegas/ Party Favor/ Pusha T/ Snakehips/ Zeds Dead

Sunday 7/14: Andre Power/ City Girls/ DaniLeigh/ Lil Baby/ Nina Las Vegas/ Snakehips/ Zeds Dead

---Alexisonfire just boked a two night stand at Terminal 5 in NYC on 6/7-8!

---The Marshall Tucker Band adds the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 3/14...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 6/27...then back to the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 8/23...and Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 8/25!

---Stereolab has announced their North American tour dates (following their shows in the UK and Europe), look for them at...930 Club in Washington DC on 9/25...Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 9/26...Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 9/27 & 9/28...The Royale in Boston MA on 9/29...Corona Theatre in Montreal QC on 10/1...and Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 10/2!

---Mike Doughty, former lead singer of Soul Coughing will play the bands classic, breakout album, “Ruby Vroom” on his Fall tour.  Regional dates include...Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto ON on 10/27...Rough Trade in Brooklyn NYC on 11/1 & 11/2!

---Southern Culture On The Skids southern-based 2019 tour wanders north, just barely into our larger zonal area...at the Hill Country BBQ Market in Washington DC on 5/30

---A package tour featuring blessthefall, Slaves, Capsize and Glass Houses will play in our region, but so far, just twice...Webster Underground in Hartford CT on 5/21...and at The Palladium (upstairs) in Worcester MA on 5/22!

---The Jon Butcher Axis has announced a few shows for 2019 and though they are few and far between, all of them are in New England...Center For The Arts in Natick in Natick MA on 6/21...Kingswood Arts Center in Wolfeboro NH on 7/7...and Showcase Live in Foxboro MA on 11/30!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The line-up for the summer Kerfuffle in Washington DC has been announced!  See Young The Giant, Tom Morello, SHAED, The Revivalists, Greta Van Fleet and the Blue Stones at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 5/19 @ 430p!  Tickets are available thru Ticketmaster.

---Robert Randolph & The Family Band have booked, what appears to be a one-off at Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 7/18! 

---The Babys have confirmed a one-timer at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 6/7!

---Al Green is playing a small tour in late April and early May that will bring him into our region just once at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 5/5!

---Uncle Kracker adds a second date to his 2019 schedule, an effective regional one-shot at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 8/8!

---Patti Labelle will play a regional one-shot (she only has three shows booked this year) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 5/31!

---Marco Benevento will play one-show-only at Pearl Street Warehouse on 5/10!  Benevento will play more shows later in the year, but those are (what appears to be) all three days at the Levitate Festival in Marshfield MA from 7/12 thru 7/14.

---Laurie Anderson will play a one-shot east coast show at Murmrr Ballroom in Brooklyn NYC on 5/7!

---Diana Ross will play one show in our zone, outside of her larger Vegas residency in 2019...at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 6/22!

---Johnny Mathis has only booked a handful of concerts for 2019, one of which will be at the Theatre at Westbury in Westbury NY on 7/13!

---If you love 80’s techno and new wave bands, then the Lost 80’s Live tour is for you!  Featuring A Flock of Seagulls, The Motels, The Vapors, When In Rome, Real Life/ Bow Wow Wow and Boys Don’t Cry, it’s coming into our region, but so far, it’s only booked once at the Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NYC on 8/2!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Aztec Two-Step add Turning Point in Piermont NY on 5/17!

---Tommy Tutone adds Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 6/2!

---Juice WRLD adds two new shows with Ski Mask The Slump God in...Toronto ON on 6/25...and Pittsburgh PA on 5/28!

---Al Stewart adds New Hope Winery as a headliner on 5/12, after he’s done warming-up for Ambrosia!

---Less Than Jake adds College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 4/16...and The Queen in Wilmington DE on 4/17!

---Cracker adds The Queen in Wilmington DE on 5/24!

---Buddy Guy adds the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 6/29!

---Matisyahu adds Toads Place in New Haven CT on 3/22!

---As I Lay Dying add Toads Place in New Haven CT on 3/24!

---Buckethead adds Toads Place in New Haven CT on 4/12!

---Tommy Tutone is still looking for the right phone numbers in the wrong places...like, Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 6/2!

---Los Lobos adds Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 6/9!

---Syracuse band, Ra Ra Riot has booked an off night on the Third Eye Blind tour to headline at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 7/7!

---Heavy Pets in Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC on 4/11!

---Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes add Buffalo State Center in Buffalo NY on 4/12 to what little is left of their 2019 tour schedule, so far.

---Arrested Development adds City Winery in Washington DC on 9/14!

---Blind Melon adds Crafthouse Stage in Pittsburgh PA on 3/28...and the Diamond Horseshoe in Manhattan NYC on 3/29!

---Shawn Mendes is adding second nights in...Newark NJ on 8/11...Boston MA on 8/16...Montreal QC on 8/20...Brooklyn NY on 8/23...and adding two nights Uncasville CT on 8/30 & 8/31...and a new market entirely in Philadelphia PA on 8/27!  He also announced his warm-up act will be Alessia Cara! Pretty sweet!

---Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso is helping to fill the need for Zeppelin music and adding more regional stops...Rocking On The River Cruise in NYC on 6/27!

---Billy Joel adds onto his MSG residency with show #68 booked for Friday night 9/27 @8pm! 

---The Lettermen add...Mishler Theatre in Altoona PA on 5/21...Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 10/6!

---The AJ Croce show at City Winery in Washington DC on 5/28 will be in the Wine Garden area of the venue, just F.Y.I.---

---Savoy Brown add Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 5/21!

---The Howard Jones and Men Without Hats tour adds the Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 6/8!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---AJ Croce (1)

---Al Green (1)

---Al Stewart (1)

---Alexisonfire (2)

---Arrested Development (1)

---As I Lay Dying (1)

---Aztec Two-Step (1)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (5)

---Billy Joel (1)

---blessthefall/ Slaves/ Capsize/ Glass Houses (2)

---Blind Melon (2)

---Boney James (2)

---Buckethead (1)

---Cracker (1)

---David Crosby (4)

---Diana Ross (1)

---Heavy Pets (1)

---Howard Jones (1)

---Juice WRLD/ Ski Mask The Slump God (4)

---John Mayall (6)

---Johnny Marr (5)

---Johnny Mathis (1)

---Jon Butcher Axis (3)

---Last In Line (1)

---Laurie Anderson (1)

---Los Lobos (1)

---Lost 80’s Live (1)

---Macao Parker (-2/+1)

---Marshall Tucker Band (4)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Patti LaBelle (1)

---Peter Frampton (12)

---Ra Ra Riot (1)

---Rob Thomas (16)

---Rob Zombie/ Marilyn Manson (5)

---Robert Randolph & The Family Band (1)

---Saratoga Jazz Fest (2)

---Savoy Brown (1)

---Shawn Mendes/ Alessia Cara (7)

---Southern Culture On The Skids (1)

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

---Stereolab (6)

---Steve Miller Band (10)

---The Babys (1)

---The Lettermen (1)

---The Lonely Island (5)

---Tommy Tutone (1)

---Uncle Kracker (1)

---Washington Kerfuffle (1)

---Young The Giant/ Fitz & The Tantrums (3)

---Zoso (1)

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

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Music News for 022219:

---10-year-old Endicott guitar phenom, Eamonn Hubert is now a touring member of the “School Of Rock” musical, making his debut with the production last weekend (2/16) in Boston MA!  He will be one of three rotating guitarists for the off broadway production.  He will tour until June, when the production takes a break, and then return to “School Of Rock” when the tour resumes in September, which means that Eamonn wil be back in the bars and clubs of the Southern Tier this Summer with both, Doug & Eamonn, his duo project with his dad, and as Hot Dogs & Gin with his dad, along with local radio personality/ drummer, Steve Shimmer.  Of course local news outlets covered the story…

Fox 40: http://www.wicz.com/story/39949413/endicott-10-year-old-joins-cast-of-school-of-rock-national-tour

and TV 12: https://wbng.com/news/local-news/2019/02/15/endicott-boy-joins-school-of-rock-tour/?fbclid=IwAR2T5Yxb21kS_IAXI6Ma7hj5MsdmCyd7kWSCltq2VHerRV_NhaVE62Tod1I

---Is long time local watering hole, the Brackney Inn in Brackney PA, (just over the state line from Binghamton), nearly ready to reopen?  Rumours are starting to circulate again with fresh stories surfacing on local news outlets, but still no solid re-opening date yet, other than next month…

Fox 40: www.wicz.com/story/39974348/brackney-inn-nears-re-opening-after-16-months-and-two-fires

TV 12: https://wbng.com/news/top-stories/2019/02/26/a-look-inside-after-two-fires-brackney-inn-aiming-to-open-next-month/

---Big Steve Parish, long time friend of Jerry Garcia will be in town and DJing his Sirius/XM radio show live from the Cyber Cafe West on Sunday March 24th @ 7pm.  Tickets are limited to 40 and are $20 a piece.  Jeff Kahn from the Cyber Cafe West posted this about Parish in his weekly newsletter a few weeks ago...

“Steve Parish has been a primary member of The Grateful Dead family for 50 years. Steve first joined the band as a roadie in 1969. It wasn't long before he was Jerry Garcia's trusted gear handler and began to manage The Jerry Garcia Band. Over the years Parish and Garcia forged an unbreakable bond. Steve was Jerry's best man at his wedding and was at his bedside when Garcia fell into a coma in 1986. Parish was the last friend to see Jerry before his untimely death in 1995.

Steve has continued to maintain his relationships with the rest of The Grateful Dead family. As Bob Weir once said to him "Blood is thicker than water, but what we have is thicker than blood."

The Big Steve Hour on SiriusXM, which is normally hosted at Bobby's place, Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA, is going out on the road.

Come be a part of the conversation with Big Steve Parish while he shares stories of his life on the road with the most iconic band in history. The incredibly talented Katie Skene will be joining Steve for an unforgettable musical and storytelling experience.  [Note: they were nearly sold out before press time, too.]

---Driftwood has officially announced Spring dates for the “Tree Of Shade” which will take the local folk band to Illinois, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon, and California, all in the month of March!  They’ll be closer to home, playing the east coast in April with shows planned for Syracuse NY, New Haven CT, New York City, Philadelphia PA, Richmond VA, Wilkesboro NC, Washington DC and Canton NC in April and May.  On top of all that, while the band continues to shop their (as yet) unreleased album, “Tree Of Shade” to major record labels, they have released a new song with an accompanying video!  The song, “Lay Like You Do,” is available on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon.

---Congrats to Ithaca area musician on the announcement of his new new album, “Family Picnic.” He’s booked the album release party at the opening of Jennifer Edmondson’s, his sister, art exhibition on Friday, March 1st at Grayhaven Motel in Ithaca NY at 6p

---Lake Street Dive adds the Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard in LaFayette NY near Syracuse with the Wood Brothers on 7/26!  What a cool double bill!  ...and at a winery!  (another glass please.)

---Mountain Jam, now in Bethel NY at Bethel Woods!  The dates have been set for 6/13-6/16!  This years fest curated by Radio Woodstock and Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and the Allman Brothers Band!  So far, nobody’s been scheduled to specific days, but the announced line-up includes: Willie Nelson & Family, Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, Alison Krauss, Twiddle, The Allman Betts Band, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Marco Benevento, just to name a few! For more, click here: https://mountainjam.com/

---The NYS Fair in Syracuse NY has made their first musical announcements of 2019 and so far, so good...Bad Company will play a Free show on The Court, on opening night, day #1 of the Fair at 8pm on Wednesday 8/21...the Dropkick Murphys will also play a Free show on The Court on Sunday 8/25 at 8pm!  Can’t wait for the rest of the announcements to be made!

---David Archuleta of American Idol fame, has expanded his tour to now include Stage West in Scranton on 3/21!  The singer has also booked regional shows in Pawling NY, Ithaca NY, Northampton MA, Alexandria VA, Boston MA, Norfolk CT and Sellersville PA!  See the Regional Concert Page, on this site for more.

---The Josh Groban tour gets into our generous “local’ region with a show in Wilkes-Barre PA at the Arena at Casey Plaza on 6/16, but it will make other regional stops as well…Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg PA as part of the Dauphin County Music & Wine fest on 6/8…Nassau County Coliseum in Uniondale NY on 6/15…Giant Center in Hershey PA on 6/21…SNHU in Manchester NH on 6/22…DD Center in Providence RI on 6/26…Turning Stone Casino in Verona NY on 6/28…and The Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 7/7!  Jennifer Nettles and Chris Botti will rotate in and out of the warm-up spot!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Howard Jones is touring with another iconics 80’s act, Men Without Hats and the pair will travel all across America, including a handful of zonal performances and even a local-ish one...at the Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 6/7...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 6/9...Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 6/12...Theatre at Times Square in Manhattan NYC on 6/13...and Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 6/15!

---This tour struck me as a bit odd, indie rocker, Father John Misty is teaming up with country singer, Jason Isbell for a tour that will come into our zone at...Celebrate Brooklyn Center in Brooklyn NY on 6/19...CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 6/20...Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 6/21...and The Met in Philadelphia PA on 6/22!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Beck, Cage The Elephant and Spoon have combined for a massive alt/rock Summer time tour that hits many major and even medium market venues across our Bingo-Centric “day trip” zone...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/11...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/12...Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/13...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 8/15...Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 8/16...Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 8/17...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/20...The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/21...and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Baltimore on 8/22!

---The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds Of Summer are joining forces for a Fall 2019 tour that includes zonal incursions at…Boston Garden in Boston MA on 9/27…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 9/28…Bryce Jordan Center in University Park PA on 9/29…Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 10/8...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 10/9...PPG Arena in Pittsburgh PA on 10/11...KB Center in Buffalo on 10/12…Capital Arena in Washington DC on 10/15…and The BC in Brooklyn NYC on 10/17!

---Singer/ actress, Jennifer Lopez is headlining arenas across North America this summer, including our humble region at...Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 7/7...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 7/10...MSG in NYC on 7/12...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/16...Capital Arena in Washington DC on 7/17...The Rock in Newark NJ on 7/19...and Wells Center in Philly PA on 7/20!

---Heart has reunited and for the “Love Alive” tour they will be bringing along some friends into our greater “day-trip” zone!  A rotating cast of either Joan Jett or Sheryl Crow, as well as either Elle King or Lucie Silvas, will be playing all the dates…Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/14 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 7/16 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 7/17 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford CT on 7/20 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/21 w/ Sheryl Crow & Lucie Silvas...at Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 7/24 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...at Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 7/26 w/ Joan Jett & Elle King...at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 7/29 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...at Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 7/30 w/ Sheryl Crow & Elle King...at Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/1 w/ Joan Jett & Elle King...

---Bob Segers’ farewell tour is finally growing into our region...a newly added leg includes dates in...Bristow VA at the Jiffy Live on 5/25...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 5/30...and the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/1!

---Steve Stevens has been added to the Billy Idol unplugged tour, which is important...Stevens has long been Idols guitarist.  If anybody is going to properly interpret Idols songs acoustically, it should be Stevens!  So far the tour is booked for...Toronto ON on 3/25...NYC on 3/27 & 3/28...Bensalem PA on 3/30...Washington DC on 4/1...Lynn MA on 4/3...and Red Bank NJ on 4/4!

---Not to be outdone, Art Alexakis of Everclear is also going on an acoustic “Songs & Stories” tour of his Everclear songs with zonal dates set for… 5/26 in Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre...5/28 in Boston, MA at City  Winery...5/29 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount...5/30 in New York City, NY at Gramercy Theatre...6/1 in Waterloo, ON at Maxwell's Concerts & Events...and 6/2 in London, ON at London Music Hall!

---Bobby Brown (formerly of New Edition) and Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe (of Bell, Biv DaVoe, but also formerly of New Edition) are taking their experimental combo, RBRM (for Ricky, Bobby, Ronnie and Michael), back on the road, since it seemed to work so well last fall...at Sheas in Buffalo NY on 5/28...at Filene Center @ the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/2...at Foxwoods in Mashantucket CT on 6/7...and Kings Theatre in Brooklyn NY on 6/8, w/ Kid Capri!

---Godsmack finally posts a solo headlining show in our larger zone...at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/26!  They will also be appearing at Heavy Montreal in QC on Saturday 7/27, but largely skirting our area, so far, in 2019!

---Coheed & Cambria are taking Mastodon on tour, this summer…the least you could do is go and rock out with them!  See them at...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 6/2 w/ Every Time I Die...Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 6/4 with ETID...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/6...the Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NYC w/ ETID on 6/7...the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 6/8...and at Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 6/10!

---Ice Cube has booked a rather small tour, nine dates and counting so far, but at this point only two for our region...Terminal 5 in NYC on 3/6 and Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 3/9!

---Curtis Stigers is still riding his one and only top ten hit song, “I Wonder Why” from 1991 and turning it into a decent career...as he just announced his latest residency...five nights at Birdland in NYC on 5/14 thru 5/18!

---Andy Black of Black Veil Brides, is surprisingly undertaking a solo tour!  Not sure if this will affect his standing in the band, but it seems that this is only a side project, at this time. Blacks’ tour will come into our region at least eight times…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 4/29...Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/30...The Gramercy in NYC on 5/1...The Palladium in Worcester MA on 5/3...Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 5/4...The Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto ON on 5/13...L’Astral in Montreal QC on 5/15...and Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 5/16!

---Jim Croce’s son, AJ Croce, is touring thru our region again!  Making sure  you get a chance to take in a show near you...City Winery in Washington DC on 5/28...the Stand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 5/30...Appell Center in York PA on 6/1...The Loft @ City Winery in Manhattan NYC on 6/2...and Rockland Art Center in West Nyack NY on 11/16!

---The Dream Syndicate have booked a handful of national dates...three of which fall into our larger zone...U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 5/10...then two nights in NYC at the Mercury Lounge on 5/16 & 5/17!

---Black Label Society is mapping out a minor national tour with four zonal entry points...two at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 5/6 & 5/7...another at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 5/9...and then the Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 5/13!

---O.A.R. (of a revolution) are going to be touring with American Authors for a Spring into Summer tour that starts in our region in early June with dates at...Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/5...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/6...Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/7...and The Met in Philadelphia PA on 6/9!

---Indie artist, David Gray, will play some regional Spring dates in 2019...at The Met in Philadelphia PA on 5/31...Beacon Theatre in NYC on 6/4...and at the Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 6/5!

---Robert Cray Band has a funky schedule when they come around in June but band dates include...Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 6/7...and  American MusicTheatre in Lancaster PA on 6/17!  They will also appear with Shemekia Copeland, Marc Cohn and the Blind Boys Of Alabama at... Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/9...The Paramount in Huntington NY on 6/11...and St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC, with Cohn and BBOA, but without Copeland, apparently, on 6/14!

---Modern metal band Skeletonwitch will headline a Spring package tour that includes Portayal Of Guilt, Wiegedood and Soft Kill, but they’ve only booked two dates in our region so far...Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia PA on 5/1...and Saint Vitus in Brooklyn NY on 5/3!

---Gary US Bonds (oh c’mon, of course you remember his one hit wonder, “Quarter To Three.”) has booked a few zonal dates, including...The Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY (with Danny & The Juniors & The Tymes) on 3/31...at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 4/26...and My Fathers Place in Roslyn NY on 6/1!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

----Erykah Badu and H.E.R. will play a one-off at The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 5/11!

---Phantom Planet has booked a one-shot at club Drom in NYC on 3/9!

---Johnny Popper of Blues Traveler books a one-off in Buffalo at Asbury Hall at Babeville on 4/2!  The question is, will there be more?

---Kip Winger has booked what seems to be a one-off at Union Jacks in Columbia MD on 5/2!  Hopefully there will be more dates however...

---Bobby Rush is bringing the blues to the world in 2019, but so far he’ll only stop in our region just once...at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in Bethesda MD on 6/22!

---Is the Blues Traveler and moe. date at Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 7/20 a one-off or a harbinger of something more?

---Mavis Staples only playing a few dates here and a few there will play a regional one-shot at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem NYC on 5/9!

---Melanie has booked one terrestrial date so far in 2019...at Batavia Downs Batavia NY, between rochester and buffalo, on 7/20!

---The Pop 2000 Tour ft. Lance Bass of *NSYNC, Ryan Cabrera, Aaron Carter and Tyler Hilton will make at least one stop in our region...@ the Union County Arts Center on 7/20 in Rahway NJ!

---Lost 80’s Live have booked just one show in our region so far, with A Flock Of Seagulls, The Vapors, When In Rome, Dramarama, Real Life, Bow Wow Wow, The Motels and Boys Don’t Cry coming to Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn NY on 8/2!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Little Anthony & The Imperials add two nights in Niagara Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls ON on 5/30 & 5/31!

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie adds the Bijou in Boston MA on 3/10!

---.38 Special adds the Event Center in Twin River Casino at Lincoln RI on 4/20!

---Edwin McCain adds Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 7/18!

---The Bring Me The Horizon tour has been cancelled due to injury...as the lead singer of the band, Oli Sykes, has ruptured a vocal chord, so he needs time to heal.  Luckily for us that doesn’t seem to impact any shows in our greater “Bingo-centric” zone.

---Drake Bell of “Drake & Josh” adds Kung-Fu Necktie in Philadelphia PA on 4/11...and Amityville Music Hall in Amityville NY on 4/14!

---Belle And Sebastian have added one date to their already existing date (for a grand total of two, but only one in our area) at Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 7/12!

---Pop Evil finally add a show in our region at...Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 4/18!

---The Twiztid tour slowly expands thru our region, adding Mohawk Place in Buffalo on 3/28...and The Palladium in Worcester MA on 3/29!

---The Hatebreed tour adds the Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 4/9!

---Heavy Pets add Brooklyn NY on 4/16...and Buffalo NY on 4/17!

---Lake Street Dive adds two regional stops...Waterfront Park in Burlington VT on 7/25...and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/30!

---Melissa Etheridge  adds a new dates for Spring 2019 at the Wellmont Theatre in Montclair NJ on 4/13! 

---Steve Tyrell adds a date at the City Winery in Washington DC on 4/13, just ahead of his 10-night residency at the Cafe Carlyle in NYC, starting on 4/16!

---Boyz II Men have booked a few dates outside of their Las Vegas residency for 2019, but so far only one in our region...Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 5/12 with warm-up band, 112!

---Hootie & The Blowfish and Barenaked Ladies have added a second night @ MSG in NYC on 8/11!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (1)

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (1)

---AJ Croce (5)

---Andy Black (8)

---Art Alexakis (6)

---Beck/ Cage The Elephant/ Spoon (9)

---Belle & Sebastian (1)

---Black Label Society (4)

---Blues Traveler/ moe. (1)

---Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (3)

---Bobby Rush (1)

---Boyz II Men/112 (1)

---Coheed & Cambria/ Mastodon (6)

---Curtis Stigers (5)

---David Gray (3)

---Drake Bell (2)

---Dream Syndicate (3)

---Driftwood (16)

---Edwin McCain (1)\

---Erykah Badu/ H.E.R. (1)

---Gary US Bonds (3)

---Hatebreed (1)

---Heart/ Joan Jett (4)

---Heart/ Sheryl Crow (8)

---Heavy Pets (2)

---Hootie & The Blowfish/ Barenaked Ladies (1)

---Howard Jones/ Men Without Hats (5)

---Ice Cube (2)

---Jennifer Lopez (7)

---Lake Street Dive (2)

---Little Anthony & The Imperials (2)

---Lost 80’s Live (1)

---Mavis Staples (1)

---Melanie (1)

---Melissa Etheridge (1)

---O.A.R./ American Authors (4)

---Phantom Planet (1)

---Pop Evil (1)

---RBRM (bobby brown & bell biv devoe) (4)

---Robert Cray/ Marc Cohn/ Blind Boys Of Alabama (1)

---Robert Cray/ Shemekia Copeland/ Marc Cohn/ Blind Boys of Alabama (2)

---Robert Cray Band (3)

---Skeletonwitch (2)

---Steve Tyrell (1)

---The Chainsmokers/ 5 Seconds Of Summer (9)

--The Dream Syndicate (3)

---The Pop 2000 Tour (1)

---Twiztid (2)

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

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Music News for 021519:

---Looks like Mobday is back!  The Port Crane modern metal band recently posted about their participation in Winter Fest in Rochester, so we thought we ought to look into it.  Turns out that the band has a new bass player, (Josh Thornton) along with returning members lead singer, Ryan Nickerson; drummer Ty Gleason and lead guitar Rory Smith.  Jordan says, “Yeah we are back together and looking to get some new music out and play as many shows as we can this year. Hoping to get out there even more than before.  We call it the “classic” lineup as the original lineup dismantled around 2007 but luckily didn’t release anything. Haha. But what we have now is essentially the lineup we’ve had since 2013 but with a new bassist on board.”  (Bass player Alex O’Connor left in 2016 to take a job out of state).

It was more the release of the “Devil in Me” single and the response that got. The reviews on the song were mixed but people were excited to see us back so we’ve been goin for it since

…Indeed, the band was recently notified by Spotify that music from the bands sophomore album, “Vertigo” had some pretty impressive stats in 2018…5K streams, 2K fans, 17K minutes and 57 countries!“

---Congrats to the Dennis Winge Trio, who often play Number 5, who held a CD release party last week (2/9) at the Sacred Root Kava Lounge in Ithaca NY!  In posting the event on facebook the band characterized the CD this way: “Do you want new music that's adventurous, accessible, catchy, exciting, dynamic, and covers a broad range of styles? The News: In February 2019, my Trio will release a new double-album called "One Small Step." Here is the promo video for the short-attention spanned: https://youtu.be/Xu-2lNpaSJs"

---The Church, (who had the late 80’s hit, “Under The Milky Way,” remember?) is coming to The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 4/13!  They’ll be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of their break thru album, “Starfish,” and there will be other regional impacts…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 4/12…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/14…White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 4/16… and The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/18!

---Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre, has booked a show at the Center For The Arts in Homer NY, just north of Cortland on 4/14!  He’ll also make other zonal appearances in…Hudson Fall NY on 4/12 & 4/13 at The Strand Theatre…two nights (ten days apart) at The Iridium Jazz Club in NYC on 4/15… Lebanon NH at the Lebanon Opera House on 4/18…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/19…The Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 4/20…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/21…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 4/22…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 4/24…The Iridium in NYC again on 4/25…the Boulton Center in Bayshore NY on 4/26…and Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 4/27!

---The Taste Of Country Music Festival in Hunter NY has started scheduling talent and so far they’ve put Keith Urban on night #1 (Friday 6/7)…and Rascal Flatts on night #2 (Saturday 6/8).  Presumably that means Little Big Town (who has been booked for the festival) will be earmarked for Sunday, but that remains to be scheduled.

---Randy McStine has another brush with fame this week...Adrian Belew!  He recounted it on his facebook page on 2/12!

“Caught in the chaos of excessive cultural noise, I am constantly flipping between total excitement and crippling doubt on how I'd like to proceed with my life and art.

When it comes to navigating a career that consistently shatters all boundaries (with a joyful grin), Adrian Belew has been one of my life-long heroes.

As I have continued my own balancing act between being a "hired gun" for others, and being an artist, I have often marveled at how he aligned himself with some of the greatest artists of the 20th century, while remaining completely authentic and original.

As it turns out, I recently found myself in a position to share many of my questions, goals and frustrations. He was willing to listen, and we sat at the bar for hours as he graciously took the time to teach. I can't quite remember it all, but it was exactly what I needed to hear.

I don't want to get ahead of myself, but I think I might have a new friend...”

---The NY State Fair in Syracuse NY has started to announce their 2019 musical line-up!  Bad Company will open up the fair on 8/21 @ 8pm with a FREE show on The Court!  The Dropkick Murphys will also play a free show on The Court on Sunday August 25th @ 8p!  The 2019 NYS Fair will run for 13 days, just like last year, from August 21st thru September 2nd!

ALBUM REVIEW:

---Donna The Buffalo’s latest album, “Dance In The Streets,” is a global call to dance our troubles away from the tiny Finger Lakes town of Trumansburg!  From the picture on the cover of a person proclaiming such, from the top of a building to a world full of dancing people to the urgent drum beat and relentless spoken word chant of troubles from singer/ lead guitar player, Jeb Puryear on the albums title track!  DTB’s 21st century Americana sound (never too rock for the country crowd/ never too country for the rock crowd/ always danceable/ sometimes swampy/ sometimes apalachin/ always shufflin’) doesn’t disappoint.  Motor” revs the upbeat mood with a tight little country rockers from singer/ fiddler/ washboard/ harmonica player, Tara Nevins.  Heaven & Earth” is a gospel tinged (thanks to a righteous keyboard solo) swamp-jam call to rise up and be heroes, but couched with qualifiers…”there is a day to run” aka live to fight another day, if you can win the fight today, and “Tomorrow is promised to no one,” so perhaps the message is be a hero now, while you still can…but that’s up to interpretation. “Look Both Ways” is another country-rocker about the dangers of assuming to much when it comes to matter of the heart, from Tara Nevins, who seems to write songs that Linda Ronstadt would have loved to record.  Across The Way” finds Jeb Puryear pulling back for a mid-tempo, almost plaintive, discertation on how love can cross distance, time and loss.  Nevins and Puryear continue to alternative thru the entire album, as they usually do.  Top Shelf” is a soaring country anthem about the euphoria of new love, that should be recorded by a big named country artist.  It would surely be a chart topper.  If You Want To Live” is an urgent, almost happy, call to “embrace the pain” of loss, rather lose your life in the depths of despair. “Holding On To Nothing” is a mid-tempo rocker that deals with clinging to a lost love, and trying to move on in the aftermath of that failed relationship.  The Good Stuff” may well be the next DTB anthem, appealing to the good nature of global citizens for “peace, love and understanding.” “I Won’t Be Looking Back,” is a lyrical union between Nevins and guest writers Mollie Farr and Bess Greenberg (aka KidBess from KidBess & The Magic Ring, who shot the video for the bands studio sessions preview and whose brother also manages DTB).  The combination composes a song about a cheating partner that is scathing as it is happy to move on!  Killing A Man” is a somber, not quite down tempo, perspective of taking a life from the eyes of a consciencious killer, in a time of war.  The killing may be sanctioned, but the memory is haunting.  The album ends with, “I Believe,” a song that tries to be a reaffirmation of belief, in the spite of a plethora of questions.  In the end it almost sounds like it’s trying to convince the singer that they do believe, but sort of makes you wonder.

Produced by audio engineer Rob Fraboni (known for his work with Bob Dylan, The Band, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Tim Hardin, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker and Bonnie Raitt) who has brought his “cure for digital” feel to the recording process, this album is built on solid songs and clean sound through out the deep layers of DTB’s musicianship.  In fact, the entire process started in analog and was later transferred to digital.  Can you tell? 

You would think after 30 years, Donna The Buffalo may begin to sound stale and run out of ideas, but amazingly, this band seems to always find new ways to make meaningful mid-to-uptempo music that is based in life experiences and is often anthemic.  Indeed, on “Dance In The Street” DTB sound re-invigorated and re-freshed.

 It’s a mystery to me why this band isn’t as big as Dave Matthews or The Grateful Dead.  Yes, they have their own band of loyal fans, who call themselves, “The Herd” and it continues to grow, but I’m little surprised this band isn’t playing arena’s…still, I believe...and if you listen, so will you.

LOCAL-ISH:

----For those of you who were thinking that Mountain Jam usually announces their line-up before the “Taste Of Country” fest, there’s a reason for that…Mountain Jam has moved!  The festival that has been held at Hunter Mountain in Hunter NY all of it’s fifteen years has relocated to Bethel Woods in Bethel NY!  Mountain Jam 2019 recently announced it’s rough, unscheduled  line-up and it looks pretty hefty!  The  festival will be held on four days, from Thursday June 13th thru Sunday June 16th and will feature Willie Nelson, Gov’t Mule, The Avett Brothers, The Revivalists, Michael Franci & Spearhead, Toots & The Maytals, Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real, The Allman Betts Band, Brandon (Taz) Niederauer and plenty more!  FYI, there will still be camping , plus two additional side-stages, plus extra activities and they will even bring in a Ferris Wheel to add to the fun!

--The remnants of the blues-rock band that spun-off Foghat, Savoy Brown will tour the US this Spring & Summer and we expect to see them; not just regionally, but locally, too, at…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/18…My Father’s Place at the Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 5/24…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/25…Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/26…Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 8/24…and The Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville CT on 8/25!

---Jonathan Edwards has added a local-ish date to his latest batch of show announcements...My Fathers Place at The Roslyn Hotel in Roslyn NY on 5/3...Infinity Hall Norfolk in Norfolk CT on 5/25...Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 9/14...and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 10/18!

---Alice In Chains and Korn will co-headline a summer tour with Underoath that will bring them into our region at least ten times...beginning with, Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 7/31...a local-ish stop at Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/2...Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/3...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/6...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/7...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 8/9...Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 8/10...SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/11...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 8/14...and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 8/17!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Pentatonix has announced a massive summer 2019 tour with dates that include  zonal at least ten impacts…PPL Center in Allentown PA on 6/4…MSG in Manhattan NYC on 6/6…DCU Center in Worcester MA on 6/8…Etess Arena in Atlantic City NJ on 6/9…Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 6/11…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville Ct on 6/13...Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 8/26…CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 8/27…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 8/29…and Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 8/31!

---Shinedown is taking Badflower and Dinosaur Pile-Up out on the road for the Spring and Summer, so expect to see them at…Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 5/18…Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/28…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/1…and Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 7/10!

---Sublime With Rome will tour to support their as-yet-untitled, forthcoming album in 2019 and take warm-up band, Common Kings, along with them for a zonal jaunt…at Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/7…Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/11…and Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park NJ on 7/14!

---Southern rockers, The Outlaws have announced a busy touring schedule for 2019, including regional layovers at…Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 3/14…Strand Theatre in Lakewood NJ on 3/15…Shea Center in Wayne NJ on 3/16…Strand Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 5/3…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 5/4 (previously announced)…Luhrs Center in Shippensburg PA (previously announced) on 5/17…Jergel’s in Pittsburgh PA on 5/18…Trout Run Camping Site in Wellsville NY on 6/15…Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury PA on 6/28…Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 6/29…Rock Ribs & Ridges in Augusta NJ on 6/30…and the Roadhouse in Burgettstown PA on 11/9!

---Folk/ punker (yes, he’s both) Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls are set to tour North America with Shovels & Rope and will make a few incursions into our region…at The Dome @ Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 4/19…at Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 4/20…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/10…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/11…and the Stone Pony Summerstage in Asbury Park NJ with Against Me! and Murder By Death!

---Evanescence (which is essentially Amy Lee with sidemen now) has announced a few regional dates…at Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 5/14…and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 5/19

---The Smithereens are set for zonal impacts on their US tour…at World Café Live in Philadelphia PA on 5/25…The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 6/21…and Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 10/19!

---George Clinton will be touring in 2019 bringing the funk into our region, along with Fishbone and Dumpstafunk at…Rumsey Playfield at Central Park in NYC on 6/4…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/5…and Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 6/6!

---The Lemonheads are taking Tommy Stinson from The Replacements (…and more recently with Guns N’ Roses!) on the road for a joint tour with dates set for…Gateway City Arts in Holyoke MA on 5/1…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 5/4…Philadelphia PA on 6/14 at The Foundry…and Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 6/15!

---Jimmie Vaughn (formerly with the Fabulous Thunderbirds and surviving brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan) will play a two-night stand at the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan NYC on 3/8 & 3/9…and The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 7/20!

---Veteran new wave rocker, Nick Lowe (surely, you remember “Cruel To Be Kind,” right?) has booked a few shows…at The Wilbur in Boston MA on 4/11…and Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan NYC on 4/13!

---The touring version of The Beach Boys (ft. Mike Love) have added the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 8/14…and Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 8/16!

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy finally announce a show in our region…Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA on 3/22!  It’s still early in the year, so there may be more…

---Slash w/ Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators are starting to announce US tour dates (they are presently on a world tour) but so far, only one date for our area… Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 7/31!

---We Came As Romans will lead a Spring package tour that includes Crown The Empire and Erra…and it’s coming to…The Gramercy in NYC on 4/16…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 4/18…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 4/19…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/21!

---DMX has announced a national tour…House of Blues in Boston MA on 4/3… Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/4…Irving Plaza in NYC on 4/5…the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 4/6…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 4/7…and Foxtail in Pittsburgh PA on 5/7!

---India.Aire has announced a modest Spring tour…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 6/1…Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 6/2…Berklee Performance Center in Boston MA on 6/4…and Beacon Theatre in Manhattan NYC on 6/9!

---Swedish metal band, Avatar will tour the US this Spring and will play our regional zone at least a few times…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 5/16…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 5/18…and Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 5/21!  Devin Townshend will open the shows, but there may be others as well.

---Boston Calling has announced their three-day festival line-up for 2019 and it’s very strong with highlights including,

twenty one pilots and Greta Van Fleet on night #1 (5/24)

Tame Impala, Hozier and Anderson.Paak on night #2 (5/25)

Travis Scott, Logic, Brandi Carlile and Sheck Wes on night #3 (5/26)

…for more a more full list of all the scheduled bands and musicians, see the Regional Concert Page!

---Later in Spring, The “From Ashes To New” tour will morph into a different package, with Falling In Reverse headlining!  New Years Day, Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes To New will also come along for the ride with planned zonal stops at…The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 5/1…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 5/3…and The Gramercy in NYC on 5/5!

---Ginuwine is mostly touring with Tyrese in 2019, but does headline two dates in our region…UMBC Event Center in Baltimore MD on 2/17 w/ Dru Hill and Blackstreet…and City Winery in Washington DC on 5/8!

---The Zombies have booked a warm-up for their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame three days later with a show at the Cutting Room in NYC on 3/26!

---Mark Lanegan (former lead singer of grunge-era rock band, screaming trees) continues to fight the good fight with his solo band, playing the club and theatre circuit and passing thru our region this Spring at...Ottobar in Baltimore MD on 5/11...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 5/13...Warsaw in Brooklyn NYC on 5/14...Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 5/15...and Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 5/16!

---Canadian singer/ songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot, will come south for the Spring and play our region...Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 5/9...Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 5/11...Town Hall in NYC on 5/15...and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 5/19!

---Liam Howlett and The Prodigy (you remember their alternative break thru “Firestarter,” I’m sure.) are back and invading America (they’re British, remember?) with at least four invasion points in our region...Echostage in Washington DC on 5/11...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 5/13...and Terminal 5 in Manhattan NYC on 5/15 & 5/16!

---Not sure if this is a solo show, or just a misrepresented Operation: Mindcrime show but Geoff Tate (formerly of queensryche) is booked at the City Winery in Washington DC on 6/30!

---Martha Davis & The Motels are getting out this Spring and getting into our zone at least a couple times...at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/12...Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/13...and later this year, rumor is that they’ll be part of the Lost 80’s tour, too!

---The Levitate Music Festival has announced their 2019 schedule!  Their annual festival will be 7/12-714 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.  They have some great bands again this year...Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Sublime With Rome, Blackberry Smoke, The Woods Brothers, Marco Benevento and a bunch more.  So far, the same line-up has been posted for all three days, but I don’t think that’s the way is will wash out.

---Micky Dolenz (the monkees) has posted two regional solo dates...Strand Center Theatre in Plattsburgh NY on 10/18...and the Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 10/19!

---Nothing returns with a four-pack of low-key shows in our region...at Asbury Park Brewery in Asbury Park NJ on 3/6...Brooklyn Bazaar in Brooklyn NYC on 3/7…@ Amityville Music Hall in Amityville NY on 3/8...and Wind Up Space in Baltimore MD on 3/9!

---10,000 Manics have announced their 2019 itinerary, celebrating 25 years with Mary Ramsey as their lead singer (after Natalie  and, lucky for us, it includes regional performances...at Irish Classical Theatre in Buffalo NY on 3/20...My Fathers Place in Roslyn NY on 5/23...City Winery in Manhattan with one show on 5/24, and two shows on 5/25...and day #2 of the Great Blue Heron Fest in Sherman NY on 7/6!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---In spite of the death of lead singer, Jimi Jamison and other more deliberate departures (the one mainstay is lead guitarist Frankie Sullivan), Survivor carries on, with new lead singer Cameron Barton and has scheduled a show, just one show, in our region…at Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 6/21!

---Hip Hop star, Ja Rule books One Centre Square in Easton PA on 3/15!  It’s an excellent small venue which allows for an up close/ intimate performance.

---Duff McKagen, of Guns N’ Roses, is playing what appears to be a one-off with Shooter Jennings at City Winery in Washington DC on 5/31

---Anna Nalick books a one-shot at City Winery in Washington DC on 6/14!

---Crack The Sky adds City Winery in Washington DC on 7/19!

---The Jon Butcher Axis has booked a one-off at Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 6/21!

---Billy Cobham will play a one-timer in Roslyn NY at My Fathers Place on 10/25!

---Zebra’s Randy Jackson books a one-off at My Fathers Place in Roslyn NY on 7/19!

---The Ventures have booked a one-shot at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 4/13!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Indigo Girls add Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 3/17!

---Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn add Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 4/10!

---Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox adds Troy Music Hall in Troy NY on 2/22!

---Aaron Neville adds Massry Center in Albany NY on 4/14!

---Jon Anderson of Yes, on a solo tour has added the Cutting Room in NYC on 2/26…and the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA on 4/14!

---The Yardbirds add a slew of new tour dates, including…the Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 3/14…City Winery in Manhattan NYC on 3/18…the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 3/21…The Tralf in Buffalo NY on 3/22…Struthers Library Theatre in Warren PA on 3/23…Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/24…and the Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA on 3/28!  Most noteworthy is that eleven of the bands (now) twelve total US dates are within a day trip of Binghamton!  The 12th one isn’t much further away being in Richmond VA! 

---Jimmie’s Chicken Shack move their Harrisburg show on 3/9 from the Midtown Arts Center to the Capitol Room.  Please make a note of it.

---Smile Empty Soul add the Capitol Room in Harrisburg PA on 316!

---Jefferson Starship add Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh PA on 5/17…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/21!

---Hozier adds Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 5/26!

---The Strawbs add Jammin’ Java in Alexandria VA on 4/15!

---Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan add Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 6/26!

---Queensryche adds Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 6/28!

---Kim Mitchell adds Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 7/5!

---Gin Blossoms add Batavia Downs in Batavia NY on 7/19!

---Tom Keifer of Cinderella has added one terrestrial date after his residency on the Monsters Of Rock cruise…at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/2!

---Little River Band adds the Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/15!

---Biz Markie adds the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/22!

---Chicago adds Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD On 6/26!

---The Strumbellas add…930 Club in Washington DC on 5/3…and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 5/4!

---Brandi Carlile has booked a few post Grammy Awards dates…Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 6/14…and MSG in NYC on 9/14!

---Deer Tick have added a second night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 5/3...and will warm-up for Trampled By Turtles at the Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach DE on 6/19! 

---The BB King Blues Band carries on with new vocalist Michael Lee adding City Winery in Washington DC on 5/14!

---The BoDeans add City Winery in Washington DC on 7/26!

---Adrian Belew adds Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 4/18!

---Jackson Browne adds...Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 6/29...and Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/2!

---The Subdudes add Center For The Arts in Natick MA on 8/16!

---Gary U.S. Bonds adds My Fathers Place in Roslyn NY on 6/1!

---Jefferson Starship adds Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 6/20!

---The Lox add Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 5/4!

---Iron Butterfly has fleshed out their 2019 tour schedule with new dates at... Wonder Bar, Asbury Park NJ on 4/5...Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 4/7...The Cutting Room in NYC on 4/10...and Levoy Theatre in Millville NJ on 4/14!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---10,000 Maniacs (4)

---Aaron Neville (1)

---Adrian Belew (1)

---Alice In Chains/ Korn/ Underoath (10)

---Anna Nalick (1)

---Avatar/ Devin Townshend (3)

---BB King Blues Band ft. Michael Lee (1)

---Beach Boys (2)

---Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (1)

---Billy Cobham (1)

---Biz Markie (1)

---BoDeans (1)

---Boston Calling (3)

---Brandi Carlile (2)

---Chicago (1)

---Crack The Sky (1)

---Deer Tick (1)

---DMX (4)

---Duff McKagen/ Shooter Jennings (1)

---Evanescence (2)

---Falling In Reverse/ New Years Day/ Ice Nine Kills/ From Ashes To New (3)

---Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls/ Shovels & Rope (5)

---Gary US Bonds (1)

---Geoff Tate (1)

---George Clinton/ Fishbone/ Dumpstafunk (3)

---Gin Blossoms (1)

---Ginuwine (2)

---Gordon Lightfoot (4)

---Hozier (1)

---India.Aire (4)

---Indigo Girls (1)

---Iron Butterfly (4)

---Ja Rule (1)

---Jackson Browne (2)

---Jefferson Starship (1)

---Jimmie Vaughan (3)

---Jon Anderson (2)

---Jon Butcher Axis (1)

---Jonathan Edwards (4)

---Kim Mitchell (1)

---Little River Band (1)

---Mark Lanegan (5)

---Martha Davis & The Motels (2)

---Martin Barre (13)

---Michael McDonald/ Chaka Khan (1)

---Micky Dolenz (2)

---Nick Lowe (2)

---Nothing (4)

---Pentatonix (10)

---Queensryche (1)

---Randy Jackson (1)

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

---Shinedown/ Badflower/ Dinosaur Pile-Up (4)

---Slash w/ Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (1)

---Smile Empty Soul (1)

---Sublime With Rome/ Common Kings (3)

---Survivor (1)

---Tedeschi Trucks Band/ Nathaniel Rateliff (3)

---The Church (5)

---The Jon Butcher Axis (1)

---The Lemonheads/ Tommy Stinson (4)

---The Lox (1)

---The Outlaws (10)

---The Prodigy (4)

---The Strawbs (1)

---The Strumbellas (2)

---The Subdudes (1)

---The Ventures (1)

---The Yardbirds (7)

---The Zombies (1)

---Tom Keifer (1)

---Trampled By Turtles/ Deer (1)

---We Came As Romans/ Crown The Empire/ Erra (4)

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

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Music News for 020819:

---The Southern Uprising Tour ft. .38 Special, Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot, is coming to Tags in Elmira NY on Saturday 5/18 @ 7pm!  General admission tickets are only $24.75!  .38 Special has also announced other tour stops at…Meadows Race Track in Meadow Lands PA on 5/17…Jam At The Ridge in Le Roy NY on 6/1…Doughboy Fields in Fort Dix NJ on 6/28…Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta NJ on 6/29…and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 8/16!  Whether or not these dates translate into more Southern Uprising Tour dates is another question.

---Congrats to Mike Davis & The Laughing Buddha Episodes who have been nominated for a SAMMY (that’s Syracuse Area Music Awards, if ya didn’t know) in the Best Album Jam Band category for “Find Yourself>Caterpillar,” which we reviewed in this column on 10/26/18 (in fact, you’ll find it if you scroll down further on this page…).  Other regional bands that got nominations include, The Ripcords for Best R&B album with “Live At Subcat Studios”…The Jess Novak Band in the Best Singer/ Songwriter category for “Feat Is The Cage, Love Is The Key.” If you haven’t discovered the joys of “Find Yourself>Catepilar,” from the Norwich native and his band, click the link below to stream it: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/75228602

---Nirchi’s On The Avenue has closed!  The restaurant was Nirchi’s only eatery that also featured a bar and music on the weekends.  The Nirchi family says they want to focus more on making pizza.  The store’s last day in business was apparently January 28th.  Here are some local news stories about the closing…

Fox 40: http://www.wicz.com/story/39865542/nirchis-on-the-avenue-closing

TV 12: https://wbng.com/news/top-stories/2019/01/29/nirchis-on-the-avenue-in-endicott-is-closing/

---The (now annual) Finger Lakes Thaw returns for a second year at no less than four different music venues in nearby Ithaca NY…The venues include, The Range, The Haunt, Casita del Polaris and The Warehouse @ Argos.  Bands, so far (as they plan on adding more), Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Uma Galera, Kat Wright, Bela’s Bartok, Richie & Rosie, Tenzin Chopak and more!

The festivals promotional facebook posts boast: “come spend two days bouncing in and out of Ithaca's 4 top music venues and experience 30+ bands for the price of one ticket! We play home to Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Zydeco, Afro-Beat, Singers and Songwriters from the local all the way to the national.”

The Festival will be held on Friday March 22nd thru Saturday March 23rd and tickets are priced from $20-30.00!

---Local guitar god, Randy McStine recently did a podcast interview show called “Sonic Perspectives” and posted about it and about his final show on the “Simon & Garfunkel Story,” on his facebook page…

“Mother Nature decided that last night was my final gig on this tour! If you're also holed up and looking for something to listen to, a recent chat I had with my pal, Austin Kokel, was just posted on the Sonic Perspectives podcast.

https://www.sonicperspectives.com/…/interview-with-randy-m…/

This 2 hour conversation is the most in-depth opportunity I've had to really open up about various topics. I'm thinking out loud quite a bit here, and it captures some thoughts that I hadn't given myself much time to process.

In constant pursuit of honesty and trying to explore my "truth" as an artist, this is ultimately the kind of platform that I find most useful if you want to get a feel for where I'm coming from. I really struggle to want to talk and post about myself on social media, but I really like being able to freely talk one-on-one with someone about music, creativity, influences, and so on.

Thank you to Austin and the Sonic Perspectives team for giving me space to explore!”

---Binghamton native, Athena DeSai is making plans to play in public again, as she recently posted on facebook: “Strapping on this thing (her guitar) again - opening for Lady Lupine ‘s Christina & Fran at the Rising in Cambridge on Thursday, February 21st.   Actually the best part about it we’re all playing together. Gotta come out. Stay tuned for times.” 

…sure wish the event was closer.  Break-a-leg, woman!

---Ithaca area band, Aaron Lipp & The Slack Tones have a new line-up that includes, former Donna The Buffalo drummer, Tom Gilbert; Brian Williams on upright bass and Gary Meixner on steel lap guitar! 

---From Ashes To New will bring Ice Nine Kills and Afterlife to the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 3/27!  From Ashes To New have also announced a zonal stop in Pittsburgh PA on 3/28!

---John Prine has confirmed a show at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse NY on 6/20…in addition to other recent regional announcements on…Port Chester NY on 4/12…Brooklyn NYC on 4/13…and Buffalo NY on 6/21!

---Former Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett announced a few days ago that he would be playing, the classic Peter Gabriel-era album, “Selling England By The Pound,” on his upcoming tour…now the dates have been announced and Hackett will be bringing the tour to Ithaca!  The tour begins in North Tonawanda NY at the Riviera Theatre on 9/12…before it comes to the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 9/13…Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 9/20…and the Place des Arts Theatre in Montreal QC on 9/21 & 9/22…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 9/24…Beacon Theatre in Manhattan NYC on 9/25…Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 9/26…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 9/27 & 9/28…and Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall PA year Pittsburgh on 10/1!

---The Zac Brown Band have announced “The Owl” tour 2019, which will support the album of the same name and will bring the ZBB thru our local, local-ish and regional zones for a ton of dates!  See them at…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 6/7 & 6/8…Lakeview Amphitheatre in Syracuse NY on 6/9…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 6/15…Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/21…the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 6/22 & 6/23…Star Lake Amphitheatre in Burgettstown PA on 6/28…it then goes west and doubles back in late August…Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/23 & 8/24…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 8/25…Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey PA on 8/29…Fenway Park in Boston MA on 8/31…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 9/6 & 9/7…and finally Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford CT on 9/8…which means the two late September dates we had were wrong.  Opps.  …however, this tour is long and spread out and well capable of adding extra dates in markets where they sell out…or entering markets they haven’t booked yet, so expect some tweaking.

LOCAL-ISH:

---Michael McDonald, formerly of The Doobie Brothers is set to tour this Summer and he’ll bring Chaka Khan along on a tour that will get local-ish by coming to the former Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center in Canandaigua NY, now know as CMAC on 6/22!  Other regional stops include…Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket CT on 6/23…The Event Center @ The Sands in Bethlehem PA on 6/25…the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on Long Island on 6/28…and The Tropicana in Atlantic City NJ on 6/29!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Vampire Weekend have announced a Spring-into-Summer tour to support their new album, “Father Of The Bride” due 5/17 and that will bring them to our region plenty of times…Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 6/5...Firefly Festival day #3 in Dover DE on 6/23...Agganis Arena in Boston MA on 9/3...Mann Center in Philadelphia PA on 9/4...MSG in NYC on 9/6...and Mtelus in Montreal QC on 9/8!

---Sammy Hagar & The Circle (which features Jason Bonham, son of famed Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, on drums and Michael Anthony of Van Halen on bass) have announced their “Space Between” 2019 North American tour and it will be making incursions into our greater Bingo-centric zone, starting at…Bensalem, PA @ the Xcite Center at Parx Casino on 5/25…Gilford, NH @ Meadowbrook Pavilion on 5/26…Boston, MA @ Waterfront Music Pavilion on 5/28… Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino on 5/30…Vienna, VA @ Wolf Trap on 5/31…Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheatre on 6/4…and  Pittsburgh, PA @ Highmark Stadium on 6/5!  Night Ranger will warm-up for all the dates!

---Alternative break-out artist, Billie Eilish has announced a tour in support of her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep , Where Do We Go?”  See her at…Echo Beach in Toronto ON on 6/11…Place Bell in Montreal QC on 6/12…Waterfront Music Pavilion in Boston MA on 6/14…The Met Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 6/15…Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan NYC on 6/19…and Anthem in Washington DC on 6/20!

---Grateful Dead icon and his band, Phil Lesh & Friends have announced a three-night stand in Port Chester NY at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday 3/14 thru Saturday 3/16!  Now, that’s a great prelude to St. Patricks Day!  Jackie Greene will open.

---Pop/ jazz singer, Norah Jones has confirmed a theatre/ amphitheatre Spring tour including these zonal stops…Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 6/18…The Queen in Wilmington DE on 6/22…Toronto Jazz Fest in Toronto ON on 6/26…International Festival of Jazz in Montreal QC on 6/27…Pines Theatre @ Look Park in Northampton MA on 6/29…and SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 6/30!

---Reunited alt-rockers Failure, continue their reunion tour five years after getting back together and it’s coming into our region…Spirit in Pittsburgh PA on 3/23…Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/24…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 3/27…Warsaw in Brooklyn NY on 3/29…and Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 4/1!

---The Eels have announced “Their Triumphant Return” tour and it will have at least four zonal impacts in April…Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh PA on 4/27…Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 4/28…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 4/30…and Irving Plaza in NYC on 5/1!

---Folk singer, Bruce Cockburn has announced a Spring 2019 tour that will stop in our region at least three times…Asbury Hall @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 5/8…Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 5/9…and The Cabot in Beverly NY on 5/10!

---The Tubes ft. Fee Waybill have booked 2019 tour dates…Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 2/21…The Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 2/22…Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on 5/16…My Fathers Place in Roslyn NY on 5/17…and Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda NY on 5/18!

---Deer Tick have released Spring 2019 tour stops and they include…Holyoke MA on 4/26 at Gateway City ArtsUnion Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/28…Rough Trade in Brooklyn NYC on 4/30…and Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 5/2!  They will also headline the Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival at Druid Hill Park in Baltimore MD on 4/27!

---Jim James of My Morning Jacket has announced a solo tour, that includes just two zonal daliances…the 930 Club in Washington DC on 5/17…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 5/19!

---More Stephen Malkmus solo dates have been revealed…Great Hall on Queen Street in Toronto ON on 5/1…Center For The Arts At The Armory in Somerville MA on 5/3…and Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 5/4!  The previously released date was for Union Stage in Washington DC on 5/5!

---Ghostface Killah & Raekwon will play what appears to be a two-date tour on 3/30 at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/30…and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/31!

---Former Moody Blues & Wings member, Denny Laine is filling out his touring calendar for the Spring with fresh dates at…Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on 4/7…The River Club in Scituate MA on 4/11…Laconia High School in Laconia NH on 4/12…Infinity Hall Hartford CT on 4/13…and the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 4/14!

---American Idol Season 9 alumni, Crystal Bowersox has announced  even more shows in her 2019 and these dates will fall earlier on the calendar than the previously announced batch...City Winery in Boston MA on 3/7...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/8...City Winery @ Pier 26 in Manhattan NYC on 3/9...the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 3/10...StageOne Theatre in Fairfield CT on 3/13...City Winery in Washington DC on 3/14...and Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/16!

---Of Montreal has announced a Spring 2019 tour that will find them in...Ottobar in Baltimore MD on 4/11...Elsewhere Club in Brooklyn NYC on 4/12...Pearl Street Night Club in Northampton MA on 4/13...and Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 4/14!

---L.A. Guns has announced a Spring 2019 tour that finds them traveling to...Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/11...Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 4/13...and the Iridium Jazz Club in Manhattan NYC on 4/16!

---Kings X has announced a few terrestrial dates following the “Monsters Of Rock” Cruise...Starland Ballroom  in Sayreville NJ on 6/28...and The Gramercy in NYC on 6/30!

---The Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour has expanded with new Summer dates in the US!  Catch theses pioneers of Southern rock at…The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 5/24…Meadowbrook Pavilion in Gilford NH on 5/31…CMAC in Canandaigua NY on 7/13…the Pavilion at Wiggins Park in Camden NJ on 8/30…and SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY 8/31!

---Big Boi, from The Outkast, follows up his Super Bowl Half-Time show appearance with Maroon 5 with a small solo tour with the Dungeon Family & Goodie Mob this Spring!  See them at…Howard Theatre in Washington DC on 4/22…Terminal 5 in Manhattan NYC on 4/23…The Fillmore Philadelphia in Philadelphia PA on 4/24…and the House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/25! 

---Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced their “Living The Dream” North American 2019 tour…including only two regional stops…Rebel in Toronto ON on 6/29…and Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 7/31!

---Florence + The Machine US Spring tour have announced Spring tour dates that include a number of zonal detours…Molson Amphitheatre (aka Bud Stage) in Toronto ON on 5/26…Centre Bell in Montreal QC on 5/28…Great Woods in Mansfield (Boston) MA on 5/30…and (after an appearance at the Governors Ball on 6/1) Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 6/3!

---Janis Ian and Livingston Taylor may be putting a tour together…the pair just announced  shows at the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 8/15…and The Wilbur in Boston MA on 8/17!

----Tony Bennett will play a modest four-date tour with a stop at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 4/13!

---Paul Anka is also playing a four-date tour, but it includes two zonal stops…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NY on 5/12…and Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/13!

---Chick Corea is also putting together a tour…so far, all we know about is…The Rock on 4/12…and The Cabot in Beverly MA on 4/28!

---Everlast has announced a modest tour itinerary…The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/14…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 3/15…and the DAER nightclub in Atlantic City NJ on 3/17!

---The Maine has announced a solo show on both the east and west coasts before they join the Taking Back Sunday tour, so see them solo while you can at The Gramercy in NYC on 3/28!

---Melissa Etheridge is booking only a terrestrial tour, that will bring her into our “Local-ish” region, following her tour of Europe and her “cruise”…who else gets a cruise named after themself?  Check her out at…Town Hall Theatre in NYC on 4/10…Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 4/14…American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 5/6…Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/9…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 5/11…Wolf Trap in Vienna VA on 6/25…and Indian Ranch in Webster MA on 6/29!

---Atlanta area Southern punkers, Nashville Pussy, are on tour and coming to our region…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 5/14…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 5/16…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 5/17…and Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 5/18

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Zapp has booked a regional one-off  (in otherwords, they’ve booked other shows outside our region, but for us, this will be it in 2019, so far.) at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 6/14!

---80’s hair metal band, Enuff Z’Nuff has announced their European and West Coast dates, but so far only one show in our zonal region…CraftHouse Stage in Pittsburgh PA on 4/11!

---Biz Markie will play one show only in Wilmington DE at The Queen on 3/9!

---Outside of a UK tour and Vegas dates...Hall & Oates will play one show only (at least so far) at the Allentown Fair in Allentown PA on 9/1!

---Matisyahu is set to play a one-off at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 3/24!

---The Devil Wears Prada will play a one-shot-show at the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 5/2!

---Tantric, who are wrapped up in the Puddle Of Mud or Saving Abel tour most of the year are playing on “off” nights as well, including…Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 5/22!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Kansas adds the Modell Center @ The Lyric in Baltimore on 3/1!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds the Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/24 with Trapt, Saving Abel, Saliva and Tantric!

---Ryan Montbleau adds Cohoes Music Hall in Cohoes NY on 4/19!

---Coco Montoya adds Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/3!

---Sponge adds the Capitol Room in Harrisburg PA on 4/27…and the Fete Music Hall in Providence RI on 7/13!

---The Lettermen add HersheyPark in Hershey PA on 9/14!

---Trapt continue to weave in and out of the Puddle Of Mudd tour with a solo show on an off night on 5/22 at the CraftHouse in Pittsburgh…and Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ on 5/26!

---The Happy Together Tour adds the Pittsburgh market with the announcement of a show at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg PA on 8/2!

---Saliva adds Plymouth MA on 3/4…and Durham NH on 7/13!

---Michael Buble is adding onto his recently announced tour with fresh dates at...DD Center in Providence RI on 7/23...MSG in Manhattan NYC on 7/24...and second nights in Toronto ON on 7/27...and Montreal QC on 8/2!

---Foreigner adds Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 8/25!

---Thursday adds a second and third night at St. Vitus in Staten Island NYC on 3/18 & 3/19

---Willie Nile adds The House Of Independents in Asbury Park NJ on 6/8!

---Eddie Money adds Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 4/12!

---The Allman Betts Band adds Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 7/8!

---Last In Line adds Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 5/5!

---The Strawbs add the Lovin’ Up in Rochester NY on 4/20!

---Howie Day adds The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 8/3!

---Hozier adds Benedum Center in Pittsburgh PA on 5/26!

---Peter Murphy adds Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 2/13

---Chicago adds the Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore MD on 6/26!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (6)

---Allman Betts Band (1)

---Big Boi (4)

---Billie Eilish (6)

---Biz Markie (1)

---Bruce Cockburn (3)

---Chicago (1)

---Chick Corea (2)

---Clearwater Festival/ Greater Hudson River Revival (2)

---Coco Montoya (1)

---Crystal Bowersox (7)

---Deer Tick (5)

---Denny Laine (5)

---Eddie Money (1)

---Enuff Z’Nuff (1)

---Everlast (3)

---Failure (5)

---Florence & The Machine (4)

---Foreigner (1)

---From Ashes To New/ Ice Nine Kills/ Afterlife (2)

---Ghostface Killah/ Raekwon (2)

---Happy Together (1)

---Hall & Oates (1)

---Howie Day (1)

---Hozier (1)

---Janis Ian/ Livingston Taylor (2)

---Jim James (2)

---John Prine (3)

---Kansas (1)

---Kings X (2)

---L.A. Guns (3)

---Last In Line (1)

---Lynyrd Skynyrd (5)

---Matisyahu (1)

---Melissa Ethridge (7)

---Michael Buble (4)

---Michael McDonald (5)

---Nashville Pussy (4)

---Norah Jones (6)

---Of Montreal (4)

---Paul Anka (2)

---Peter Murphy (1)

---Phil Lesh & Friends/ Jackie Greene (3)

---Puddle Of Mudd (1)

---Ryan Montbleau (1)

---Saliva (2)

---Sammy Hagar & The Circle/ Night Ranger (7)

---Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (2)

---Sponge (2)

---Stephen Malkmus (3)

---Steve Hackett (11)

---Tantric (1)

---The Devil Wears Prada (1)

---The Eels (4)

---The Lettermen (1)

---The Maine (1)

---The Strawbs (1)

---The Tubes ft. Fee Waybill (5)

---Thursday (2)

---Tony Bennett (1)

---Trapt (2)

---Vampire Weekend (5)

---Willie Nile (1)

---Zac Brown Band (17)

---Zapp (1)

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

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Music News for 020119:

---Gannett the company that owns the Binghamton-Press & Sun-Bulletin has laid off well-known Entertainment Editor & reporter, Chris Kocher, as of 2/1, or today as this column is pubished!  The news struck the internet on 2/23, just as I started assembling material to write about for the next column, now this weekends, post.  If you missed it, I copied and pasted Kocher’s full statement at the very end of this report.  Meanwhile, finding someone to work on our local music and arts news with Kocher’s dedication will be incredibly difficult, if it’s done at all.  More likely, The Press will have a committee of reporters handle this news, which means that coverage will be lacking and/or not delivered with the same depth of material.  It is a dark day for the arts in the Southern Tier to be sure.

---Marv Williams, of Acoustic Brew, L’ectric Brew, Elixir, Vermont Cheddar and other local bands, is hard at work on his second album…he posted on facebook last week (1/24) to say as much...I’ve finally started work , on a 2nd CD with a targeted release in the Spring. Most of the songs have been written and arranged. I Started Tracking with Wally Webster, and I’m getting some creative and technical help on this one from friends and fellow musicians.”

Can’t wait to hear the results!

---This years annual Rockin’ Mardi Gras party at the Lost Dog Cafe in Binghamton will be the restaurant/ lounge’s 25th anniversary of the first one!  In a post on facebook last week the cafe remembered their first celebration; If you've never been to Lost Dog for our ROCKIN' Fat Tuesday Party, This is the year to check it out. It's our 25th MARDI GRAS! We remember the very first one in the garage at 60 Main Street... We threw it together at the last minute and had such a blast, we've kept the tradition going all these years!  Doors open to the Lounge at 4pm. The Café will open for dinner at 5pm- Starting at 6 pm, The Basin Street Jazz Band will get your toes tapping with their New Orleans sound, and don't worry, there's plenty of room for dancing! See more at masqueradeartisan.com!” Sounds like a fun time! 

---Jeff Howell’s Boogie du Jour, just released their video for “Back On You,” from their debut album, “Bon Appetite!   Here’s a handy link, so you can check it out yourself: https://www.facebook.com/jeff.howell.712/posts/10213634438514614?notif_id=1548816623255679&notif_t=notify_me&ref=notif

---Congrats to Michael Wu, bass player for The Gunpoets and KidBess & The Magic Ring, who this week announced, in addition to his musical duties, that: “I am accepting an appointment to the Board of Directors for a wonderful, leading, human services organization, Tioga Opportunities, Inc. Thank you to Brian P Rieber for the introduction and opportunity. I look forward to serving the community of Tioga County as best I can as a member of the Board. There are many awesome people who work and support Tioga Opportunities. If you feel so inclined, please visit their page and give it a "Like". https://www.facebook.com/TiogaOpportunities ...”  Good luck, Michael!

---Drake Bell, of Drake & Josh, the Fairly Odd Parents Movie and Scary Movie, is coming to Lando’s in Corning NY on 2/21 @ 6p!  Bell, who these days, in addition to his acting career, fronts his own band, is going on tour!  In addition to a stop in Corning, expect other regional shows at...Stage West in Scranton PA on 2/22...and Upstairs @ The Palladium in Worcester MA on 2/24!

---All That Remains tour in support of their new album, “Victim Of The New Disease,” will stop in Syracuse NY on their 2019 and also an additional handful of regional dates...Reverb in Reading PA on 2/28...Halethorpe MD on 3/1 at the Fish Head Cantina...The Palladium in Worcester MA on 3/2...The Webster in Hartford CT on 3/3...Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 3/5...and the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 3/6!  The tour will also include Escape The Fate and Attila!  Jason Richardson will take over lead guitar duties following the death of former guitarist, Oli Herbert.

---Former GNR guitarist and well-known solo artist, Buckethead has announced another leg to his solo tour that will bring him to the Westcott Theatre (tickets available thru Crowd Torch) in Syracuse NY on 4/23, as well as other zonal targets...the Ballroom at Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 4/16...Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/20...Asbury Park @ Babeville in Buffalo NY on 4/24...Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh PA on 4/25!

---Pop singer Karla Bonoff adds a local date in Syracuse NY on 5/9 at the Auburn Public Theatre...as well as a stop in Albany NY at the Swyer Theatre on 5/10!

---Iron Butterfly have booked a theatre-sized tour that will bring them to a local destination...Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 4/3...Kennett Flash in Kennett Square (near philly) PA on 4/4...Blue Ocean Music Hall in Scituate MA on 4/11...Stanhope House in Stanhope PA on 4/12...and the Boulton Center in Bay Shore NY on 4/13!

---Static X will tour without their late lead singer, Wayne Static…to celebrate the bands 20th Anniversary...the bands original line-up Tony Campos, Ken Jay & Koichi Fukuda will co-headline with DevilDriver and Dope!  See them at...Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 6/28...Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/29...a local stop at Level in Scranton PA on 6/30...the Opera House Concert Venue in Toronto ON on 7/2…London Music Hall in London ON on 7/3...Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach NH on 7/5...Reverb in Reading PA on 7/7...and Jergel’s Rhythm Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 7/9!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Hip hop break-out star, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie will make an appearance at the Ali Baba Liquor Lounge in Wilkes-Barre PA on 2/16...to start his first solo tour, with two shows @ 6p (all ages) and 10p (21+).  Perhaps the rap star is just getting his feet wet as a solo act, as he gradually plays to larger venues, but this is a very cool opportunity for regional fans to get up close and personal with a rising star!  Other zonal events include...Baltimore Soundstage in (w/ Don Q) Baltimore MD on 3/4...The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 3/5...Terminal 5 in NYC on 3/7...Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 3/8!

---Grateful Dead tribute act, the Dark Star Orchestra is set to play Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/11, as part of a just announced Spring leg for the band that also includes...The Wilbur in Boston MA on 5/9...The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on  5/13 & 5/14...Count Basie Center in Red Bank NJ on 5/16...Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 5/17 & 5/18...McCarter Theatre in Princeton NJ on 5/20...Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 5/21!

---The Dave Matthews Band will spend another Summer on the road and in a big way...no less than eleven zonal appearances, including a stop on the second day of the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park NJ...and one local-ish date!  Here’s the breakdown...two nights at The Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ (which is Philadelphia adjacent) on 6/14 & 6/15...a local-ish appearance at Bethel Woods in Bethel NY on 6/19...Great Woods in Mansfield MA on 6/21...Meadows Music Theatre in Wallingford CT on 6/22...Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto ON on 7/10...two nights at SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 7/12 & 7/13...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/17...Jiffy Live at Bristow VA on 7/20...and night #2 of the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park NJ on 9/22!

---The annual Briggs Family Blues Festival, set to take place from Thursday July 11th thru Sunday July 14th, is beginning to take shape as local faves, Donna The Buffalo have been confirmed as the Friday night headliner for the 2019 four-day-fest!  Also confirmed for Friday are “Southern Avenue” with Slam Allen booked for at least Sunday. As yet unscheduled, but still confirmed for the festival are Annika Chambers, Vanessa Collier, James Armstrong, Christone “Kingfish” Ingrams and Alexis P. Suter & the Ministers of Sound!  Ticket prices, despite a January hike, are still pretty low, with one day tickets starting at $35, all the way up to a four-day pass (including camping) for $135.00!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---John Mayer, who has been spending a lot of time with “Dead & Friends” over the last few years, returns to his own catalogue of music with his upcoming Summer 2019 solo tour, including zonal layovers in…Albany NY @ The Knickerbocker on 7/19...DD Center in Providence RI on 7/20...Wells Center in Philadelphia PA on 7/22...Capital Arena in Washington DC on 7/23...two nights at MSG in Manhattan NYC on 7/25 & 7/26...Pittsburgh PA on 7/28 at PPG Arena...and Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 7/30!

---The Warped Tour returns in 2019 for it’s 25th Anniversary, but will only play three stops, including, 6/8 at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland OH...and 6/28 & 29 at Atlantic City Beach in Atlantic City NJ!

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band is back on the road for 2019 with only a few area dates, including…two nights at the Wolf Trap in Vienna VA (suburban washington dc) on 8/10 & 8/11...then a night at The Met Opera House in Philadelphia PA on 8/14!

---Third Eye Blind is teaming up with Jimmy Eat World and Syracuse area band, Ra Ra Riot for the “Summer Gods 2019” tour that has plenty of zonal stops...Blue Hills Pavilion in Boston MA on 7/8...Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 7/11...the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 7/13...Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD on 7/19...and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 7/20!

---Alice In Chains North American (but, mostly Canadian) tour dates will strafe our Bingo-centric zone…Bud Gardens in London ON on 4/23...FirstOntario Concert Hall in Hamilton ON on 4/24...Casino Rama in Rama ON on 4/25...and Mtelus in Montreal ON on 4/27!

---New Found Glory are heading on the road for the third leg of their “From The Screen To Your Stereo” tour, on which they include popular songs from movie soundtracks!  Also on this package tour are the bands, Real Friends, The Early November and Doll Skin!  Area coverage includes…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 6/6...Franklin Music Hall in Philadelphia PA on 6/7...Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/8...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 6/9...Theatre @ Times Square in Manhattan NYC on 6/11...and Town Ballroom in Buffalo NY on 6/12!

---Alt-pop band, The Strumbellas, have booked a Spring trek into North America, which includes only two regional dates so far...Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NY on 5/2...Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 5/4!

---Here’s a great modern rock package tour...In This Moment fronted by Sevendust, Light The Torch and Hyde coming to...Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/13...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 5/14...and Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 5/15!

---British boy band, BBMak have reunited, after taking a 15-year hiatus...and they are coming to the US!  See Mark, Christian and Stephen at...City Winery in Boston MA on 5/7...The Gramercy in Manhattan NYC on 5/8...The Queen in Wilmington DE on 5/9...and Jammin’ Java in Vienna (suburban washington dc) VA on 5/11!

---Tokyo Police Club have added a Canadian leg onto their US tour!  Set for April 2019 there will be a few dates that are within a decent day trip for local hardcore fans...Petit Campus in Montreal QC on 4/17...Club Richelieu in Welland ON (near Buffalo NY) on 4/20!

---In addition to Hot Tuna’s already announced dates, some solo, some co-headlining dates with Dave Mason; they will be preceeded by an acoustic tour…on 4/4 @ Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock NY...on 4/5 @ The Tabernacle in Mount Tabor NJ...on 4/6 @ Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn NYC and...all to celebrate Jack Cassady’s 75th birthday!  Congrats, dude!

---As I Lay Dying have just laid out what appears to be a solo headlining tour!  Usually they’re part of package tour, so this is a bit unique!  Catch them at...Montage Music Hall in Rochester NY on 3/20...Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 3/21...The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/22...Fete Music Hall in Providence RI on 3/23...Toad’s Place in New Haven CT On 3/24...and Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 3/25!

---The Plot In You have announced that they will be hitting road this spring for with LIMBS, Like Moths To Flames and Dayseeker. The package tour is making regional stops at...Spirit Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 4/2...Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/3...The Palladium in Worcester MA on 4/4...the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn NYC on 4/5...Hard Luck Bar in Toronto ON on 4/6...The Foundry in Philadelphia PA on 4/7!

---Finally, The Music Of Cream, formerly Sons Of Cream, have announced their full schedule and it includes plenty of zonal targets...Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 3/22...Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 3/23...Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 3/26...Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 3/28...Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown NY on 3/29...the Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 3/30...American Music Theatre in Lancaster PA on 3/31...and Levoy Theatre in Millville NJ on 4/2!

---Adelita’s Way is playing some dates in the US after they get back from their Winter UK tour and take a few weeks off, but so far, only a very few have been announced and just two in our region...One Centre Square in Easton PA on 4/27...Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/28...and the Crafthouse Stage & Grill in Pittsburgh PA on 5/1!

---Aztec Two-Step adds NYC on 1/27...Marlboro NY on 2/14...Fall River MA on 2/16...Easton MD on 3/1...Philadelphia PA on 3/3..Bay Shore NY on 5/10...and Westerly RI on 5/11!

---Jam band faves, Twiddle have booked a Springtime tour that will come thru the “day trip zone” at least three times...at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach NH on 4/13…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 4/12..and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 4/20!

---American Football has announced a Spring club tour that includes...Union Transfer in Philadelphia PA on 5/21…at Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 5/22...Black Cat in Washington DC on 5/23…Warsaw @ Brooklyn NY on 5/24...

---Halestorm has announced a mostly Canadian, North American tour light on regional dates, and the few that there are will be on the fringe of it...London Music Hall in London ON on 5/12...Danforth Music Hall in Toronto ON on 5/13...and Mtelus in Montreal QC on 5/15!

---The Veer Union may be plotting a new tour...they’ve recently announced three national dates and one that has regional ramifications...at the Middle East Club in Cambridge MA on 5/14!  Will there be more?  We’ll let ya know!

---Modern rockers, cKy have announced their 2019 tour and it will largely be a zonal event, starting...on 3/8 in The Loft @ The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/8...Wally’s Pub in Hampton Beach NH on 3/9...Pearl Street in Northampton MA on 3/10...The Met in Providence RI on 3/11...The Revolution in Amityville NY on 3/13...the Rock & Roll Hotel in Washington DC on 3/14...and Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 3/17!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---The Spinners will play a solo regional date at the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington PA near Pittsburgh on 5/18!

---Babyface (otherwise known as Kenneth Edmonds, which he’s also touring by...) books a one-off at the Theatre @ Westbury on Long Island NY on 2/7!

---Reggae stars, UB40 will play one-show-only in our greater zone at The Paramount in Huntington NY on 8/8!

---Lonestar have announced a one-timer at Twin River Casino in Lincoln RI on 6/21!

---Jeffrey Gaines books a one-shot-show at Colony Cafe in Woodstock NY on 3/28!

---Electronic artist, Paul Oakenfold will play The Royale nightclub in Boston MA on 5/3!

---Vulfpeck have just booked what they are calling a one-off @ MSG in NYC on 9/28!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---Tommy James & The Shondells add...Luhrs Center in Shippensburg PA on 3/3...and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 7/20!

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys add The Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo NY on 4/6!

---90’s pop boy band, All-4-One adds the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo NY on 5/11!

---Sheena Easton (Morning Train) adds Hershey PA on 5/4...Atlantic City NJ on 8/23...and North Tonawanda NY on 10/12!

---Tesla adds Baltimore MD on 4/28!

---Ana Popovic adds Pittsburgh PA on 4/19!

---The Outlaws add Pittsburgh PA on 5/18!

---The Lettermen add Greensburg PA (near Pittsburgh PA) on 5/19!

---Crack The Sky add Pittsburgh PA on 5/31!

---Keb’ Mo’ adds Greensburg (pittsburgh) PA on 6/20!

---Faster Pussycat and Bang Tango add a random date in Pittsburgh PA on 8/1!

---David Allan Coe also adds Pittsburgh PA on 11/8!

---Former American Idol, Ruben Studdard adds Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 3/31!

---Tim Reynolds & TR3 add Huntington NY on 2/1!

---Stryper adds...The Gramercy in NYC on 5/17…and The Paramount in Huntington NY on 5/19!

---BoDeans add the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/5!

---The Interrupters add...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 3/14...and the Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on 3/15!

---Blue Oyster Cult adds...Academy Of Music in Northampton MA on 4/11...the Hilton Fireman’s Exempt Hall in Rochester NY on 7/10...Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 8/22!

---G. Love & Special Sauce add Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park NJ on 2/1!

---Dennis Tufano of The Buckinghams adds the Strand Center in Lakewood NJ on 2/8!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (5)

---Aaron Neville (1)

---Adelita’s Way (3)

---Alice In Chains (4)

---All-4-One (1)

---All That Remains/ Escape The Fate/ Atilla (6)

---Ana Popovic (1)

---American Football (4)

---As I Lay Dying (6)

---Aztec Two-Step (7)

---Babyface (1)

---BBMak (4)

---Blue Oyster Cult (3)

---BoDeans (1)

---Buckethead (5)

---cKy (7)

---Crack The Sky (1)

---Dark Star Orchestra (7)

---Dave Matthews Band (11)

---David Allan Coe (1)

---Dennis Tufano (1)

---Drake Bell (3)

---Faster Pussycat/ Bang Tango (1)

---G. Love & Special Sauce (1)

---Gary Lewis & The Playboys (1)

---Halestorm (3)

---Hot Tuna Acoustic (3)

---In This Moment (3)

---Iron Butterfly (5)

---Jeffrey Gaines (1)

---John Mayer (8)

---Karla Bonoff (2)

---Keb’ Mo’ (1)

---Lonestar (1)

---New Found Glory (6)

---Paul Oakenfold (1)

---Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band (3)

---Ruben Studdard (1)

---Sheena Easton (3)

---Static-X (8)

---Stryper (2)

---Tesla (1)

---The Interrupters (2)

---The Lettermen (1)

---The Music Of Cream (8)

---The Outlaws (1)

---The Plot In You/ LIMBS/ Like Moths To Flames/ Dayseeker (6)

---The Spinners (1)

---The Strumbellas (2)

---The Veer Union (1)

---Third Eye Blind/ Jimmy Eats World/ Ra Ra Riot (6)

---Tim Reynolds & TR3 (1)

---Tokyo Police Club (2)

---Tommy James & The Shondells (2)

---Twiddle (3)

---Vulfpeck/ The Fearless Flyer (1)

---Warped Tour (3)

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

 

CHRIS KOCHER’s LAY-OFF REACTION POST on FACEBOOK:

Twenty-two years ago this month, I started working as a lowly copy editor at the Press & Sun-Bulletin. I was young and naive, but always eager to learn and to deliver the best possible news to our readers.

In the years since, I've done pretty much every job in the newsroom. I even was a sports reporter for a brief few hours last fall (and anyone who knows me realized how weird THAT is).

In 2005, I randomly started writing music and arts stories on my own time - since I was on salary, it cost the company nothing, and free is always the best price. Through various exits, job changes and layoffs, I eventually started steering the weekly Good Times section. Later, I became editor and reporter for Go sections in Binghamton, Elmira and Ithaca (ably aided by Jim Catalano for the Ithaca section).

In the last year, I've had the time and opportunity to write more long-form features. It's been challenging but I still managed to juggle everything - generally by working weekends at home to get stories finished.

Today, in the latest round of Gannett layoffs around the country, I was informed that I've been laid off as of Feb. 1. We've known the layoffs were coming, and I honestly had packed the most essential stuff from my desk into my trunk a month ago, just in case.

I have no idea what the future will be for Go sections or local arts coverage. In some ways, I've been fighting a losing battle for a few years now. The extensive arts coverage that I tried to provide got very few clicks online, and the attention has been on page views. Maybe an older crowd already read the stories in print. Maybe people should have shared around the stories a little more on Facebook, as I privately urged some arts groups to do. Or maybe I just wasn't writing what people wanted to read.

I'll still be out there supporting the arts as best I can, through The Signal on WHRW 90.5 FM Binghamton and as a patron. If anyone needs help writing grants, I did one of those recently and proved to be pretty good at it, so drop me a note.

Also, obviously, if anyone knows of any job openings that might suit my skill set, please let me know about that, too.

The reality of this probably hasn't hit me fully yet. In some ways, though, it's probably for the best for me. For the last 10 years or more, I've put a lot of things on hold in my life because I was working way too many hours trying to make everyone happy. I would set myself crazy goals and somehow meet them, no matter the personal cost.

Now I'll have time to read the stacks of books and magazines that have been piling up, go to the gym and to do other creative projects. Hopefully a new job opportunity will be ahead soon, too. I'll keep you all posted.

My local arts folks who have sent their info to me in the past should start emailing bgm-newsroom@gannett.com for any press releases, etc. And please continue to support local journalism. It's still important and my (now former) colleagues need all the help they can get.

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 Music News for 012519:

---The Burns Sisters have, over the last six months have covered a lot of musical ground, from Linda Ronstadt tribute shows to Holiday music.  Now they’ve booked a show that may challenge themselves and cross genres!  This time it’s a Bob Marley birthday tribute show, set for The Haunt in Ithaca on February 7th!  The Burns Sisters are made up of the female children of former Binghamton mayor, John Burns.

---Rachel Sage is set to play Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton NY on 3/30 in support of her new “PseudoMyopia” album, due 3/22!  Other regional stops on her latest tour include; the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 2/28...The Loft @ City Winery in NYC on 3/5...mActivity Cafe in New Haven CT on 3/10...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY, warming up for The Motels on 4/12...Joe’s Pub in NYC on 4/18...and the Irish Arts Center in NYC on 5/23!  Heather Peace will warm-up!

---The Blackberry Smoke acoustic tour will be coming to the Northeast in April and will include a local stop in Ithaca NY on 4/4, as well as zonal appearances at  the Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 4/1...and two nights in NYC on April 6th & 7th!  All venues to be announced soon!

---Children Of Bodom have announced a Spring tour that will play a local date, the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse NY on 4/16!  The Finnish Extreme metal band have also booked regional shows at…The tour begins at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 3/16, before heading west and finally returns to our region at…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 4/13…Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/14…The Royale in Boston MA on 4/17…Reverb in Reading PA on 4/18…and finally they’ll wrap the tour in NYC at Irving Plaza on 4/19!

---Syracuse hard rockers, Brand New Sin have booked what appears to be a one-off reunion show, featuring all six original members at the Lost Horizon on 5/4!  The question is, will this remain a one-shot…or is there a larger tour in the offing?

---Steve Forbert will play at the Auburn Public Theatre in Auburn NY (just outside of Syracuse NY) on 5/10!   The constantly touring singer/ songwriter/ guitarist has also booked...the Bryn Mawr Gazebo in Bryn Mawr PA on 5/25...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 5/26…and Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA, just outside of Washington DC on 6/21!

LOCAL-ISH:

---Gary Hoey is getting local-ish on us, not just regional, when he comes to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/29!  He’s also set to play the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley MA on 3/8...Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 5/3...and Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/24!

---Blue Oyster Cult have booked most, if not all, of 2019 and they’ll be spending a lot of time in our region, including a date that is local-ish at the end of the rundown…The Cabot in Beverly MA on 4/12…Newton Theatre in Newton NJ on 4/13…Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA on 4/14…Luhrs Center in Shippensburg PA with The Outlaws on 5/17…Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth MA on 6/6…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 6/7…The Space at Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/8…Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill NY on 6/9...Payomet Arts Center in Truro MA on 8/23…Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 8/24…Rochester Opera House in Rochester NH on 9/14…Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield MA on 9/15…St. George Theatre in Staten Island NYC on 10/31…and Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 11/1!

---Guitar legend, Yngwie Malmsteen has booked new shows in our region, including a local-ish one at…Sherman Theatre in Stroudsburg PA on 5/21...the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 5/22...Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 5/23...Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 5/24...Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore PA on 5/25...Capitol Room in Harrisburg PA on 5/26...Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 5/29...Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 5/30 …Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 5/31...Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 6/1…and Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 6/2!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Legendary classic rockers, Santana will tour the US this summer and yes, our region, too…Molson Amphitheatre (Bud Stage) in Toronto ON on 8/6…Jiffy Live in Bristow VA (washington dc) on 8/14…Darien Lake Amphitheatre in Darien Center NY on 8/16...Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/18…Great Woods in Mansfield (boston) MA on 8/20…Meadows Music in Hartford CT on 8/21…SPAC in Saratoga Springs NY on 8/23…the Pavilion @ Wiggins Park in Camden NJ (philly) on 8/24…and Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/25!  Notably open, day two of Woodstock 50!

---Breakout alt/pop darlings, lovelytheband are taking flora cash on the road with them for a Spring victory lap, in support of their two recent top ten alternative hits…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 5/7…Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 5/8…and wrapping up in Pittsburgh PA at Stage AE on 6/20!

---Phish have announced Summer dates and they’ll be making the rounds at several regional outdoor arena’s…two nights at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia MD (between Baltimore and Washington dc) on 6/22 & 6/23…two nights at Fenway Park in Boston MA on 7/5 & 7/6…and two more nights at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 7/9 & 7/10!

---Grateful Dead icon, Bob Weir is back on-the-road in 2019 with his latest band, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros and he will be visiting our region...Greene Hall in Northampton MA on 3/1…Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford CT on 3/2…two nights at Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 3/13 & 3/14…and Shea’s in Buffalo NY on 3/15!

---Alt/ pop singer, Elle King has booked a Spring tour that includes a few regional attractions, but just a few, which suggests another leg of the tour will be coming!  For now, see her at…Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park NY on 4/24…and Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 4/27!  Barns Courtney will warm-up.

---Hot Tuna and Dave Mason will team-up for a coheadlining tour this summer and it will play a less than a handful of dates, all within our region, including…College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 8/20…The Wilbur in Boston MA on 8/21…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 8/23…and Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 8/25!

---Last In Line, former members of Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s backing band, have announced a Spring tour that will bring them to our region…Mulcahy’s Pub in Wantagh NY (long island) on 5/3…The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 5/4…Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 5/9…Debonair Music Hall Teaneck NJ on 5/11…and Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Warrendale PA on 5/12!

---Alt/ pop band, the Meat Puppets have booked a Springtime run of shows…Mercury Lounge in Manhattan NYC on 5/8…Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 5/9…Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 5/10…Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park NJ on 5/11…Colony Café in Woodstock NY on 5/13…Brighton Music Hall in Boston MA on 5/16…and Monty Hall in Jersey City NJ on 5/18!

---Hozier (you remember his break thru from a few years ago, “Take Me To Church,” right?--detail-oriented Dave.) has announced that his new album, “Wasteland, Baby” will be out on 3/1 and a fresh tour to support it will follow, including zonal performances in...Buffalo NY @ Shea’s on 3/10...the Palace Theatre in Albany NY on 3/11...and the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore MD on 3/13!

--Another Led Zeppelin tribute band, Zoso, has booked some Winter and Spring dates for 2019, including…Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 2/15…and two nights at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 6/28 & 6/29!

---The Whitechapel Spring tour begins in our region on 4/18 with a performance at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ…plus, Reverb in Reading PA 4/20…and Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/23!

---Jeff Tweedy of Wilco has expanded his solo Winter tour into Spring with new regional dates, including…Carnegie Lecture Hall in Pittsburgh PA on 4/4…Berklee Performance Center in Boston MA on 4/6…and finally two nights at Town Hall in Manhattan NYC on 4/8 & 4/9!

---After the Shinedown tour ends, Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Bad Wolves keep going…they just announced dates together in…Asbury Park NJ at the Stone Pony on 8/9…and in Pittsburgh PA on 8/14 at Stage AE!

---Death Cab For Cutie has added a Summer leg to their 2019 tour with new regional dates included...Stage AE in Pittsburgh PA on 6/7...College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 6/14...and Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 6/15!

---80’s hair metal band,Tesla has expanded their Winter tour into the Spring of 2019 with new dates in…Boston MA at House Of Blues in Boston MA on 4/16…Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach NH on 4/19…Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 4/20…Keswick Theatre in Glenside PA on 4/23…and Warner Theatre in Erie PA on 4/26!

---Blues legend, Buddy Guy will tour the US this Summer and occasionally with some high powered friends…Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 6/18…with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY on 6/19…again with KWS at Hampton Beach Casino in Hampton Beach NH on 6/20…solo at Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence RI on 6/22…Ocean City Music Pier in Ocean City NJ on 6/24…and finally two nights in Manhattan NYC at the Diamond Horseshoe on 6/26 & 6/27!

---The Platters have announced tour dates for 2019 and regional performances include...Tilles Center in Brookville NY on 2/8...the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City NJ on 3/9...Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead NY on 3/30...the Queensborough Center in Bayside NYC on 3/31...the Luhrs Center in Shippensburg PA on 4/26...and Seaport Hotel in Boston MA on 11/15!

---Jon Anderson of Yes takes his solo band out for a handful-of-regional dates in April…Lynn Memorial Hall in Lynn MA on 3/29...Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield NJ on 4/3...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 4/4…Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood NJ on 4/6...and Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/7!

---New Wave rocker, Marshall Crenshaw (of course you remember his hit, “Someday, Someway.”) has announced the rest of his 2019 tour, after a stray date (10/19 in Pawling NY) was recently leaked!  Check him out in...Alexandria VA at The Birchmere on 3/1...Wonder Bar in Asbury Park NJ on 3/2...City Winery in Boston MA on 3/3...City Winery in Manhattan NYC on 3/5...Hepburn Center in Old Saybrook CT on 3/6...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/7...and two nights at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY on 3/8 & 3/9!

---The Walter Trout Band has announced a Spring leg on his 2019 tour...The Iridium in NYC on 4/8...The Boulton Center in Bayside NYC on on 4/11...The Met in Pawtucket RI on 4/12...The Flying Monkey Movie House in Plymouth NH on 4/13...the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton MA on 4/14...and the Spire Center in Plymouth MA on 4/18!

---Billy Idol’s “unplugged” tour is coming to our region with six shows...Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto ON on 3/25…two nights atTown Hall in NYC on 3/27 & 3/28…Xcite Center @ Park Casino in Bensalem PA on 3/30...Lincoln Theatre in Washington DC on 4/1...Lynn Memorial Auditorium in Lynn MA on 4/3...and Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 4/4!

---Parrotheads will be happy to hear that Jimmy Buffett has booked two shows in our region…at the Arts Center in Holmdel NJ on 8/6…and Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 8/8!

---Peter Bjorn and John have booked a handful of Spring tour dates, but just one for our region…at The Foundry at the Fillmore Philadelphia on 4/24!

---Alternative band, Bad Suns have extended their 2019 tour with a Spring leg, but it only includes one date in our region…at the 930 Club in Washington DC on 4/15!

---Brian Wilson has announced two regional dates (so far) for this Summer...Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 6/11...and Art Park Amphitheatre in Lewiston NY on 6/15!

---Branford Marsalis will launch a seven-date Winter tour next month, but it only includes one regional date, so far...at Jazz Standard in NYC on 2/20!

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie leaks a show date at Brooklyn Steel, NYC on 3/8...more coming!

---The Hold Steady have announced a smattering of zonal dates including... White Eagle Hall in Jersey City NJ on 5/16...House Of Blues in Boston MA on 5/17...and The Ballroom @ Outer Space in Camden CT on 5/18!

---Folk singer, Patty Griffin is headed for our region in Spring 2019...930 club in Washington DC on 4/3...Union Transfer in Philly on 4/4...Town Hall in NYC on 4/6...and Sanders Theatre in Cambridge MA on 4/9!

 ---Bill Medley, of The Righteous Brothers, has two show dates for 2019, but he is in his 80’s...Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 7/11...and the Theatre @ Westbury in Westbury NY, out on Long Island, on 8/13!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---Hey all you milk drinkers, ie Pat Boone fans…his daughter, Debby Boone (anybody remember her one hit?  “You Light Up My Life,” which I still have nightmares about…) has booked a one-timer at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 4/6! 

---Singer/ songwriter and occasional performer, Chip Taylor (y’know, the guy that wrote, “Angel Of The Morning” and “Wild Thing”) will play a one-off at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/17!

---80’s hair metal band, Lynch Mob, have announced a single east coast show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 4/19, but we’re suspicious that a larger tour may be coming and that this date was leaked ahead of time, so keep watching!

---Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band ft. Jaimoe, percussionist of the Allman Brothers Band, books a one-off in Sellersville PA at the Sellersville Theatre on 2/23!

---The Strawbs book a one-timer in Sellersville PA on 4/20!  I bet there are more dates on the way!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Motels add Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 4/12!

---Saliva w/ Trapt add Reverb in Reading PA on 3/8!

---SWMRS add Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/6…Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia PA on 4/9…Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 4/12…and Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto ON on 4/14!

---Wishbone Ash finally adds a show in our region, but only on the western fringe…Club Café in Pittsburgh PA on 4/22!

---Billy Joel adds two regional dates outside of his MSG residency…Camden Yards in Baltimore MD on 7/26…and Fenway Park in Boston MA on 9/14!

---Kool & The Gang add Lincoln RI on 3/29!

---Frankie Valli adds a third night at the Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 4/14!

---Keb’ Mo’ adds The Cabot in Beverly MA on 6/14…and the Diamond Horseshoe in Manhattan NYC on 6/17!

---Stryper adds The Chance in Poughkeepsie on 5/18!

---Kix adds Jergel’s Rhythm Grille in Pittsburgh PA on 12/14!

---Sponge adds Sellersville PA on 3/15...and Stanhope NJ on 4/25!

---Martin Barre, of Jethro Tull, may be adding some solo shows as he just booked an additional one at Sellersville PA on 4/21!

---Carbon Leaf also adds Sellersville PA on 4/24!

---Graham Parker adds Sellersville PA on 5/4!

---King Crimson adds Warner Theatre in Washington DC on 9/12!

---Jukebox The Ghost add The Met in Pawtucket RI on 3/30!

---Anita Baker adds a second night at Radio City Music Hall in NYC on 2/13!

---Tori Kelly adds Brooklyn NYC on 4/3!

---Chicago adds Westbury NY on 6/17!

---Tim Reynolds adds the Ballroom @ Outer Space in Camden CT on 2/7!

---Hot Tuna adds a solo show (seemingly outside of the co-headlining tour with Dave Mason) at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 8/15 @ 8p

---Donavon Frankenreiter adds The Hamilton Live in Washington DC on 2/15...and Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 8/15!

---Judy Collins adds Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury MA on 8/16!

---Slick Rick & Rob Base add Bergen Center in Englewood NJ on 3/15 to an extremely short list of tour dates!  As of now, they don’t have any plans to be back in our region this year, fyi...!

---Paul Anka adds Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank NJ on 5/13!

---Carbon Leaf adds...The Ballroom @ Higher Ground in South Burlington VT on 11/16...and the Diamond Horseshoe @ Times Square in NYC on 11/21!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (1)

---Anita Baker (1)

---Bad Suns (1)

---Bill Medley (2)

---Billy Idol (6)

---Billy Joel (2)

---Blackberry Smoke (4)

---Bob Weir & Wolf Bros (4)

---Blue Oyster Cult (14)

---Brand New Sin (1)

---Branford Marsalis (1)

---Brian Wilson (2)

---Carbon Leaf (2)

---Chicago (1)

---Children Of Bodom (6)

---Chip Taylor (1)

---Debby Boone (1)

---Donavon Frankenreiter (2)

---Elle King/ Barns Courtney (2)

---Gary Hoey (4)

---Graham Parker (1)

---Hot Tuna (1)

---Hot Tuna/ Dave Mason (4)

---Hozier (3)

---Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (1)

---Jimmy Buffett (2)

---Jon Anderson (5)

---Judy Collins (1)

---Jukebox The Ghost (1)

---Keb’ Mo’ (2)

---King Crimson (1)

---Kix (1)

---Kool & The Gang (1)

---lovelytheband/ flora cash (3)

---Lynch Mob (1)

---Marshall Crenshaw (8)

---Martin Barre (1)

---Meat Puppets (7)

---Papa Roach/ Asking Alexandria/ Bad Wolves (2)

---Patty Griffin (4)

---Paul Anka (1)

---Peter Bjorn and John (1)

---Rachel Sage (7)

---Saliva/ Trapt (1)

---Slick Rick/ Rob Base (1)

---Sponge (2)

---Steve Forbert (4)

---Stryper (1)

---Tesla (5)

---The Burns Sisters (1)

---The Motels (1)

---The Platters (6)

---The Strawbs (1)

---Tori Kelly (1)

---Wishbone Ash (1)

---Yngwie Malmsteen (11)

---Zoso (3)

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

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Music News for 011819:

---Uncle Tony’s auctioned off their remaining inventory on Saturday January 5th.  The long time  and iconic Binghamton NY watering hole on State Street went out of business after the close of business on 12/31.  The decision to close was made following the death of the bars owner and namesake, Tony Basti in November.

---Need something new and different?  Check out Ultra Vibe at the Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin NY as they play an improvisational jazz soundtrack to “Wrestlemania I.” The idea is to match the matches with music and the show unfolds, so you’ll get to watch (or re-watch) the match and take-in the wonderful jazz improv of Ultra Vibe as they attempt to create music that reflects the mood.  Wouldn’t it be easier if this was an improv death metal session?  Jus’ sayin’.  Some guys will do anything for a challenge.

---SWMRS are coming to the Westcott Theatre in Syracuse on 4/13!  The band, enjoying their first foray into the top 30 on the alternative charts (#29 on Billboard/ #31 on Soundscan), “April In Houston” and will have the acts The Regrettes and Beach Goons warming-up!

Other new zonal stops on the tour will include...the 930 Club in Washington DC on 4/7...and Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn NYC on 4/11...as well as the previously announced dates in Pittsburgh PA on 4/6...Philadelphia PA on 4/9...Boston MA on 4/12...and Toronto ON on 4/14!

---The confusing 50th Anniversary of Woodstock just got more complicated!  While Bethel Woods, the site of the original Woodstock will schedule events to mark the 50th anniversary of the original festival, but the actual show, Woodstock 50 will be held at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen NY over three days, August 16th thru the 18th!    

---Just like their tribute to The Beatles last year with The Gents and the tribute to Pink Floyd the year before, “The Doors Rock Project” at EPAC in Endicott NY will be a tribute to The Doors!  The shows are set to run on 2/8 @ 8p, 2/9 @ 8p & 2/10 @ 3p!  Strangely, the band is still being put together at the time of publishing, so we will try to get some details for you by show time! 

LOCAL-ISH:

---Loudon Wainwright III has announced a show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/23!  Wainwright will also play...Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA on 2/2…The Diamond Horseshoe (sony hall) in NYC on 3/15...Auburn Public Theatre in the Syracuse adjacent, Auburn NY on 3/22...Greenwich Odeum in East Greenwich RI on 3/28...Chandler Music Hall in Randolph VT on 3/29...House of Blues in Boston MA on 5/16!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---The annual Governors Ball to be held on Randall’s Island in NYC has been announced and as usual it’s a Who’s Who of Modern Music Talent!  The Ball will begin on Friday May 31st and over the three-day weekend will feature: Tyler The Creator, Florence & The Machine, Brockhampton, The Strokes, The 1975, Lil Wayne, Major Lazer, Ty Dolla $ign, Playboi Carti and many others! 

---Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y tour will bring Mr. “Black & Yellow” (pittsburgh’s colors, if you didn’t know) into our region for at least four shows...The Royale in Boston MA on 2/26...Toad’s Place in New Haven on 2/27...The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 2/28...and finally, ( of course) Pittsburgh PA on 3/2 at Stage AE!

---Def Leppard has announced Canadian tour dates and a few of them will come to the furthur most edge of our regional area...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 7/17...First Ontario Centre in Hamilton ON on 2/20...and Bud Gardens in London ON on 7/22!  Hope this means a US leg is coming, too!

---The Who return to the road this Summer after lead guitarist, Pete Townshend took last year off, leaving Roger Daltrey to conduct a solo tour.  This year, the full band will play a heavy schedule with plenty of zonal stops...Buffalo NY at the KB Center on 5/9...Jiffy Live in Bristow VA on 5/11...MSG in Manhattan NYC on 5/13...Citizen’s Park in Philadelphia PA on 5/25...the PPG Center in Pittsburgh PA on 5/30...Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 6/1…

Fenway Park in Boston MA on 9/13...and Jones Beach Amphitheatre in Wantagh NY on 9/15!

---The Millennial Tour is coming to Blue Cross Arena in Rochester NY on 3/14!  The tour includes a touring set of 90’s and early 2K hip hop stars including; Ying Yang Twins, Pretty Ricky, Chingy, Lloyd, Mario and Omarion!  The tour is also set to stop at...Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh PA on 3/8...The Rock in Newark NJ on 3/31...and the UMBC Events Center in Baltimore MD on 4/7!

---Former Roxy Music singer, Bryan Ferry, will take a solo victory tour around North American this summer, after he and the rest of his former band, are inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in March!   Dates include regional stops in...Toronto ON at the Sony Centre on 7/30…Boston Opera House in Boston MA on 8/5...the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 8/7...United Palace Theatre in NYC on 8/9...The Met in Philadelphia PA on 8/11...and Anthem in Washington DC on 8/13!

---AFI side-project, Blaqk Audio has announced a new album, “Only Things We Love,” due on 3/15; and a new tour!  The band, which features Davey Havok and Jade Puget will be coming to the following regional venues…Brighton Music Hall in Allston MA on 3/29...Underground Arts in Philadelphia PA on 3/30...Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 4/1...Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn NYC on 4/2...and U Street Music Hall in Washington DC on 4/3!

---Another, even more 90’s hip hop tour that should also tour the US is, featuring Blackstreet w/ Teddy Riley & Dave Hollister, plus Tony! Toni! Tone!, Dru Hill, Ginuwine and 702...but it will only play the UMBC Events Center in Baltimore MD on 2/17!

---All That Remains will tour this winter, warming up for In Flames on at least two regional dates...Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 2/25...and the Starland Ballroom in Sayreville NJ on 2/27!  All Hail The Yeti is also on the bill!

---After that tour breaks up, In Flames jumps on the Within Temptation tour, with Smash Into Pieces and they will make more regional performances...Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 2/28...Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 3/2!

---Billy Joel has announced two dates...for his sixth year-in-a-row the “Piano Man” will play Citizen’s Park in Philadelphia PA on 5/24...meanwhile he has extended his residency at MSG in NYC by announcing his 66th show on 7/11!

---Gary Puckett is planning on staying close to home in 2019...most of his concert dates are either based in California, or on a cruise ship...however, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap will venture into our area one-time-only, teaming-up with The Grass Roots at Stadium Theatre Center in Woonsocket RI on 4/26!

ONE SHOW ONLY:

---John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band have announced a one-off (well so far...i expect them to add more dates, but for now…) at the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 5/18!

---Richie Ramone will play a one-shot show at the Bowery Electric in Manhattan NY on 3/12!

TOUR TWEAKING:

---The Shinedown/ Asking Alexandria/ Papa Roach tour has moved their date in Baltimore on 2/28 from the UMBC Fieldhouse...all the way across campus to the UMBC Events Center...and yes, that’s sarcasm.

---Foghat adds Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 7/3!

---New Edition spin-off, Bell Biv DeVoe adds Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA, just outside of Philly on 1/25!

---Herbie Hancock adds the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA near Philly on 2/8!

---Gladys Knight also adds the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA near Philly on 2/17!

---also added to the schedule at the Xcite Center @ Parx Casino in Bensalem PA, .38 Special!

---Puddle Of Mudd adds a new date on their Summer 2019 tour, but with an entirely different opening act, Sponge, at the Fete Music Hall in Providence RI on 7/13!

---NRBQ adds the Outpost In The Burbs in Montclair NJ on 3/8...Palace Theatre in Waterbury CT on 3/9...and Stone Church in Brattleboro VT on 3/10!

---Ana Popovic adds Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 4/18!

---moe. adds a second night in NYC, but in a different borough at a different venue...Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 2/22!

---Matt & Gunnar Nelson’s Ricky Nelson Remembered tour adds Staten Island NY on 3/3...and Bayside NY on 3/24!

---Aaron Carter adds Evening Star Concert Hall in Niagara Falls NY on 3/9!

---Get The Led Out, the Led Zeppelin tribute band, have added Anthology in Rochester NY on 2/9!

---Gang Of Four adds The Ballroom @ Outer Space in Hamden CT on 2/20!

---Ryan Montbleau adds the Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 2/9!

---Ronnie Milsap finally adds a regional date on his 2019 for his fans in PA...at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster on 3/2 with Lorrie Morgan warming-up!

---Willie Nile adds two more downstate regional dates...at the Rockland-Bergen Music Fest in Tappan NY on 6/22...then later that night at My Father’s Place in Roslyn NY also on 6/22!

---The Spill Canvas adds One Centre Square in Easton PA on 2/2!

NEW DATES ON REGIONAL CONCERT PAGE:

---.38 Special (1)

---Aaron Carter (1)

---Ana Popovic (1)

---Bell Biv DaVoe (1)

---Billy Joel (2)

---Blackstreet/ Tony! Toni! Tone!/ Dru Hill/ Ginuwine/ 702 (1)

---Blaqk Audio (5)

---Bryan Ferry (6)

---Def Leppard (3)

---Foghat (1)

---Gang Of Four (1)

---Gary Puckett & The Union Gap/ The Grass Roots (1)

---Get The Led Out (1)

---Gladys Knight (1)

---Herbie Hancock (1)

---In Flames/ All That Remains/ All Hail The Yeti (2)

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

---Loudon Wainwright III (7)

---moe. (1)

---NRBQ (3)

---Puddle Of Mudd/ Sponge (1)

---Richie Ramone (1)

---Ricky Nelson Remembered (2)

---Ronnie Milsap/ Lorrie Morgan (1)

---Ryan Montbleau (1)

---Shinedown/ Asking Alexandria/ Papa Roach (+1/-1)

---SWMRS/ The Regrettes/ Beach Goons (3)

---The Spill Canvas (1)

---The Doors Rock Project (3)

---The Who (8)

---Within Temptation/ In Flames/ Smash Into Pieces (2)

---Willie Nile (2)

---Wiz Khalifa/ Curren$y (4)

---Woodstock 50 (3)

---Ying Yang Twins/ Pretty Ricky/ Chingy/ Lloyd/ Mario/ Omarion (3)

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

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Music News for 011119:

---The Galaxy Brewing Company is moving!  The popular downtown brewery announced on 12/17 that they were closing their kitchen ahead of the move, but wouldn’t say at that time where they were moving too, except that it was larger than the somewhat cramped space they exist in now, on Court Street in downtown Binghamton!

---Our local national touring band, Driftwood, have already begun 2019 with a healthy list of bookings, including new dates in...Harrisburg PA on 1/18...Thomas WV on 1/19 & 1/20...Saranac Lake NY on 2/1...Beacon NY on 2/2...Wellsboro PA on 2/15...Millheim PA on 2/16...Blairstown NJ on 2/22...and Corning NY where they’ll play Lando’s on 2/23!

---Also coming to Lando’s in Corning NY on 1/11 is modern metal band from Mansfield PA, The Last Ten Seconds Of Life with opening acts; Filth, Grievance, Boundaries and Born A New!  This pain metal package tour is also playing regional shows in Providence RI on 1/12...Manchester NH on 1/13...Waterford NY on 1/14...Philadelphia PA on 1/15...Brooklyn NYC on 1/16...Washington DC on 1/17...and Harrisburg PA on 3/5!

---The touring version of ground-breaking reggae band, The Wailers, is coming as close as Ithaca NY, when they’ll play the State Theatre on 2/24, plus some other regional dates, including two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn NYC on 2/26 & 2/27...and Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 2/28!

---The Puddle Of Mudd tour is coming to Tags in Big Flats (just west of elmira) NY on 5/25!  The full bill is pretty cool, featuring alt-rockers like Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric!  No word yet as to when tickets will go on sale, but that’s to be expected in this case, as it’s the promoter and the bands who are announcing the date, not the venue. Puddle Of Mudd has also announced, what is so far, a solo show...at the Greasy Luck BrewPub in New Bedford MA on 5/23!

---Blues singer, Tinsley Ellis will be playing solo shows in our local region and beyond, after warming-up for Coco Montoya this Winter and Spring...Buffalo Iron Works in Buffalo NY on 4/1...King of Clubs in Syracuse NY on 4/2...Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 4/4...and South Orange Center in South Orange NJ on 4/5!

---Shaggy 2 Dope of Insane Clown Posse is bringing his solo show to the Lost Horizon in Syracuse NY on 1/27!  The show will be opened by MAK Hatchet.

---The CNY Love Jam fest will be coming to the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse on 4/18 ft. Lil Mo & Slim of popular R&B band, 112.

---Did anyone else catch the rerun of holiday special featuring Ultra Vibe, Miles Ahead, Ron and Rhonda and the Little Big Band on the WSKG-TV’s Expressions Jazzy Holiday show?  Pretty cool!

---Fans of Tom JoLu please take note! The band will their album “Josephine” in it’s entirety on 2/2 at the Grassroots Xpress in Binghamton NY!  Cover will only be $5.00 and the show will also feature other bands, Second Suitor, Yard Party and Feeny!  The show starts at 7pm!

---The night before the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra tackles Beatles favorites with their “Classical Mystery Tour” show at the BC Forum Theatre in Binghamton NY on 3/14 @ 730p, they’ll give it a test run at the State Theatre in Ithaca NY on 3/13 @ 730p!

---David Archuleta’s Spring 2019 tour will make a local stop bringing the Season 7 American Idol  runner-up to The Haunt in Ithaca NY on 3/25!  Other regional stops include...Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 3/22...Iron Horse in Northampton MA on 3/23...The Birchmere in Alexandria VA on 3/27...City Winery in Boston MA on 3/28...Infinity Hall in Norfolk CT on 3/29...and Sellersville Theatre in Sellersville PA on 3/30!

---Jeff Howell’s Boogie Du Jour’s new album, “Bon Appetit” now available on e-bay, just click here:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeff-Howells-Boogie-Du-jour-Bon-Appetit-CD-Digipak-Hard-Rockin-Boogie-Music-/173578277371?fbclid=IwAR2tLyFEqYpTcSh0iRb58EAHNglRmCEyBsvMPpNvbCA7mmnaDobLYkjTAck

LOCAL-ISH:

---The Gin Blossoms have made a Spring 2019 date at the Center For The Arts in nearby Homer NY on 2/10, in addition to several regional shows...Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore MD on 2/8...X-Cite Center in Bensalem PA on 2/9...Bowery Ballroom in NYC on 2/11...Paradise Rock Club in Boston MA on 2/13...Grand Theatre in Mashantucket CT on 2/15...State Theatre in Falls Church VA on 2/16!

---Smile Empty Soul have announced their ”oblivion” tour in support of their forthcoming album, due in May, a tour which features at least one “local-ish” date, here’s the full list...Voltage in Philadelphia PA on 3/5...Stage West in Scranton PA on 3/6...Dingbatz in Clifton NJ on 3/7...Wally’s in Hampton Beach NH on 3/8...Webster Underground in Hartford CT on 3/9...Fete Music Hall in Providence RI on 3/10...The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/13...Revolution in Amityville NY on 3/14...Fishhead Cantina in Baltimore MD on 3/15...and HMAC in Harrisburg PA on 3/16!

---The Winery Dogs, featuring Richie Kotzen of Poison, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theatre and Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big are coming as close as Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA in May 2019!  The tour is also playing plenty of regional shows, including two nights at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry NH on 4/30 & 5/1 to begin the tour...Jim Thorpe PA on 5/2…The Diamond Horseshoe in NYC on 5/3...and Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield CT on 5/5!

---Foghat is also working on 2019 Winter/ Spring dates, including a stop at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 5/18! They are also trying to book dates in New Hampshire on 7/3...Connecticut on 7/4...but, haven’t announced venues yet.

---Flogging Molly has just announced a major US Spring tour with plenty of regional dates and at least one local-ish stop!  First up...Mashantucket CT on 2/21...Boston MA on 2/22...Philadelphia PA on 2/23...Silver Spring MD on 2/24...Montclair NJ on 2/28...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/1...Rochester NY on 3/2...Toronto ON on 3/3...and Huntington NY on 3/26!

---Regional favorite, Jackyl have booked a Spring incursion into area...Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/7...Club XL in Harrisburg PA on 3/8...The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/10...and the Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck NJ on 3/13, which makes four-out-of-five announced shows in our greater region!

---Penn’s Peak is bringing another national tour to our local-ish region!  Buckcherry’s first leg of the “Warpaint” tour will play Jim Thorpe PA on 3/28...as well as other regional shows…

...Jergel’s in Pittsburgh PA on 3/24...Toby Keiths in Foxboro MA on 3/26...Irving Plaza in NYC on 3/29...Wally’s in Hampton Beach NH on 3/30...and The Chance in Poughkeepsie NY on 3/31!

---Loudon Wainwright III has also announced a show at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe PA on 3/23!

REGIONAL ROUND-UP:

---Travis Scott has announced a second leg for his “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here 2” tour and finds it coming to our neck o’ the woods in late Winter 2019…Bryce Jordan Center in University Park PA on 2/26...KB Center in Buffalo NY on 2/28...MSG @ NYC on 3/2...The B.C. in Brooklyn NYC on 3/3...Bell Centre in Montreal QC on 3/5...Air Canada Center in Toronto ON on 3/7...Civic Center in Hartford CT on 3/9...and the Capital Arena in Washington DC on 3/12!

---Ariana Grande is announcing more dates...in NYC, a total of four nights...two at The B.C. in Brooklyn on 6/14 & 6/15...then two more at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on 6/18 & 6/19...Capital Arena in Washington DC on 6/21...Boston Garden in Boston MA on 6/22...plus a second night in Philadelphia PA on 6/24, which is interesting since there will be three months between shows, btw!

---Killswitch Engage and Parkway Drive have joined forces for a co-headlining tour that will hit the road in Spring 2018, that will bring them to a near handful of venues in our region...

Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls NY on 5/7...Terminal 5 in NYC on 5/9...College Street Music Hall in New Haven CT on 5/10…and the Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring MD on 5/14!

---The 2019 Firefly Festival has announced it’s preliminary line-up!  The three day fest (not four this year), set for The Woodlands in Dover DE on June 21st thru 23rd will include some big names, including: Panic! At The Disco...Post Malone...Vampire Weekend...Death Cab For Cutie...Tyler, The Creator...DJ Snake...Zedd...Travis Scott...Anderw McMahon In The Wilderness...Bishop Briggs...Dashboard Confessional...flora cash...Gucci Mane...Joywave...Jukebox The Ghost...lovelytheband...WALK THE MOON...Young The Giant...and Ithaca’s own, X-Ambassadors!  Three day general admission/ camping passes went on sale on 12/14 for $279.00!

---Hip hop star, T-Pain has booked three shows for Spring 2019...The Rams Head Live in Baltimore MD on 3/20...Theatre @ Times Square in NYC on 3/22...and The Royale in Boston MA on 3/23!

---Ian Anderson, lead singer and flautist for Jethro Tull, will continue celebrating 50 years of Jethro Tull this year with new bookings at...Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City NJ on 3/9...Theatre at National Harbor in Oxon Hill MD (just outside of Washington DC) on 3/11...the Mayo Center in Morristown NJ on 3/12...Chevalier Theatre in Medford MA on 9/11...Forest Hills Stadium in Queens NYC on 9/14...and Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT on 9/15!

---Jackson Browne has announced a run of four shows at the Beacon Theatre in NYC for the Summer of 2019...June 23rd, 24th, 26th and 28th!  Tickets for the dates went on sale on 12/14!

---Trey Anastasio has announced he has a new project, Ghosts Of The Forest, in conjunction with his fellow Phish-man, Jon Fishman...along with T.A.B. bass player, Tony Markellis...keyboard player Ray Paczkowski and back-up singers, Jennifer Hartswick and Celisse Henderson!  The new group is set to play a seven-date mini-tour, six of which fall into our region...Philadelphia PA on 4/5...Washington DC on 4/6...Albany NY on 4/9...Boston MA on 4/10...and two nights in NYC on 4/12 & 4/13!

---80’s pop singer, Sheena Easton will play at least two dates in our region in 2019...Atlantic City NJ on 8/23...and North Tonawanda NY on 10/12!

---Already the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg PA is announcing their concert line-up by releasing that Foreigner and Loverboy will play the Fair @ 730p on Friday 9/27!  How long will it be before the NYS Fair follows suit?

---Progressive rock guitar player, Adrian Belew of King Crimson, has announced a Spring tour with several region layovers...Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 4/7...City Winery in Washington DC on 4/10...Wall Street Theatre in Norwalk CT on 4/11...Narrows Center in Fall River MA on 4/19...and Hart Theatre in Albany NY on 4/20!

---Todd Snider’s 2019 tour is coming to our region this Spring...at The Gramercy in NYC on 3/13...The Sinclair in Cambridge MA on 3/15...Infinity Hall in Hartford CT on 3/17...and Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh PA on 5/3!

---Widespread Panic has announced a three-night residency at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester NY on 3/22, 3/23, 3/24!

---The Fabulous Thunderbirds ft. Kim Wilson have announced Winter 2019 dates, but so far, only one for our region...at the Bears Den in Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls NY on 3/22!,

---Carbon Leaf will be touring America in Spring 2019...dropping into our region...in Baltimore MD on 3/22...Pittsburgh PA on 4/15...Buffalo NY on 4/27...Pawling NY on 4/28...and Salisbury MA on 6/8!

---Every Time I Die has booked a two-night stand at Buffalo at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo NY on 12/13 & 12/14!

---The Outlaws are booking terrestrial shows for Spring 2019, following their schedule on the “Rock Legends Cruise” in February!  So far, they’ve announced dates in Glenside with Marshall Tucker Band headlining...and solo in Norfolk CT on 6/29!  They also announced a solo show @ Daryl’s House in Pawling NY on 1/14!

---Los Lonely Boys are filling out their Spring 2019 schedule with additional dates (to their sole previous booking in Boston MA on 4/16)...Sellersville PA on 4/12...Washington DC on 4/14...Shirley MA on 4/18...and Westbury NY on 4/20!

---Former Guns N’ Roses guitaris