Along with their show at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band announces their North American “Wrecking Ball” tour. The tour runs March through May, with no word yet on who will replace Clarence Clemons on saxophone, who passed away in June. The tour is in support of their latest album “Wrecking Ball” which will be released March 6th on Columbia Records. The Boss comes to Atlanta, Greensboro, Tampa, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New York City, Buffalo, Albany, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and more.
Eddie Vedder reveals that he will embark on a 13 city, U.S. solo tour, in support of his latest solo album “Ukulele Songs,” which was released last year along with the DVD “Water on the Road,” which featured footage from Vedder’s 2008 solo tour. Vedder is also a performer at this years New Orleans Jazz Fest and will also be in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Tulsa, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and more.
Decorated and legendary pianist, songwriter, and music man Elton John adds even more dates to his U.S. performances. Along with his Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Elton has added shows in Raleigh, Richmond, and Roanoke. Other stops include Chicago, Orlando, Estero, Springfield, and New York City.
Van Halen is releasing more of their North American tour itinerary during the next few weeks. They have already announced dates for various cities including Atlantic City, Atlanta, Charlotte, Tulsa, Tacoma, Vancouver, Calgary, and Edmonton, and have added University Park and Manchester. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are touring in support of their latest album “A Different Kind of Truth.”
Trace Adkins announces a tour of intimate theatre engagements starting in March. Inspired by an appearance on last summer’s “Invitation Only” special on CMT, Adkins was eager to take that experience on the road. The “Songs & Stories Tour” begins in Des Moines, Iowa, on March 8th, and travels to Kansas City, Peoria, Milwaukee, Rochester, Grand Forks, Birmingham, Ashland, Toledo, Louisville, Spartanburg, and more.
Another New Orleans Jazz Fest performer, Florence And The Machine announces a new 15-city U.S. tour. Touring in support of its 2011 sophomore studio album, “Ceremonials,” the English indie pop band comes to Santa Barbara, Indio, Reno, Davis, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Dallas, Houston, New York City, Atlantic City, and more.
Godsmack heads out on the two month “Mass Chaos” tour with fellow New Englanders, Staind. The tour was named by fans, and the band is also giving their fans an opportunity to design the tour poster. Joining them is Pennsylvania rock band Halestorm. The “Mass Chaos” tour comes to Augusta, Estero, New Orleans, Lafayette, Bossier City, Conroe, Belton, Beaumont, Laredo, Mesa, Corpus Christi, and many more.
With shows already sold out, Red Hot Chili Peppers add more North American shows to their upcoming “I’m With You World Tour.” The tour kick-off has been pushed back until March 29th due to lead singer Anthony Kiedis sustaining multiple foot injuries and needing surgery. The Peppers come to Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Glendale, Denver, San Antonio, Dallas, New Orleans, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Detroit, and many more.
This year’s New Orleans Jazz Fest boasts a tremendous line-up this year, including some heavyweight performers like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, The Beach Boys’ 50th Anniversary Reunion, Zac Brown Band, Eagles, and Foo Fighters. Other artists include Bon Iver, Steel Pulse, Florence & The Machine, Ani DiFranco, Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Jill Scott, Feist, Al Green, Bonnie Raitt, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, and The Neville Brothers. Not to mention appearances by Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Galactic, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Yolanda Adams, Dukes Of Dixieland, Pete Fountain, Tab Benoit, Bruce Hornsby, Herbie Hancock, and more! This astronomical musical event occurs April 27th to the 29th and May 3rd to the 6th at the Fairgrounds Racecourse in New Orleans.
Last year, Alison Krauss & Union Station played over 80 shows to over 300,000 fans throughout the world. This year they gear up to do it again with their “Paper Airplane” tour, in support of their 14th album release of the same name. Seamlessly bridging the gap between roots music and country, rock and pop, Alison comes to Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Charleston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Savannah, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Norfolk, Baltimore, Wallingford, Montclair, Columbia, Jackson, and more.
Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It is following up its Broadway run with a national tour. The one-man show, starring Star Trek icon William Shatner, revisits his phenomenal path from classically trained Shakespearean actor to cultural icon with his laugh-out-loud humor and signature storytelling. Through anecdotes, songs, jokes and even some poignant moments, you experience William Shatner like never before. The theatrical production comes to San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Denver, Dallas, Houston, Charlotte, and more.
Internationally renowned superstar Barry Manilow, best known for the hits “Could It Be Magic,” “Mandy,” and “Copacabana (At the Copa),” has sold more than 80 million records worldwide. He brings his lush, melodic musical style on tour and comes to Chicago, New York City, Omaha, Saint Louis, Moline, Detroit, Des Moines, Saint Paul, Green Bay, Los Angeles, and more.
After joining Kenny Chesney’s “Goin’ Coastal” tour, country music artist Billy Curringtonbreaks out on his own with his own headlining tour, starting in March. Currington will be joined on tour by David Nail and Kip Moore, and brings his hits “Let Me Down Easy” and “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right” to Biloxi, Arlington, San Antonio, Kingston, Rama, Huntington, Knoxville, Lowell, Wallingford, Charlotte, and more.
Amnesty International is celebrating its 50th anniversary by bringing The Secret Policeman’s Ball across the pond to New York City’s Radio City Music Hall for its very first ever appearance in the United States. The Ball has a long and hilariously off-color history of using comedy and music to fight for free speech and human rights around the world. The fundraiser event started as three nights at Her Majesty’s Theatre in 1976 and over the years involved Monty Python’s John Cleese and friends. Appearing at the March 4th event will be Coldplay, “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons, Russell Brand, and Reggie Watts with more to be announced.
Tons of new tour dates are also now in the exchange for:
Creedence Clearwater Revisited,
Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt,
Theory Of A Deadman,
Ingrid Michaelson, and