Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Weekly Update #6

I actually updated the list Monday evening (with a few more tweaks yesterday) but it took until today for my lazy ass to make this post. Anywho, here are the highlights:

That's about it. Check the full list for more.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nokia: Ryan Adams & The Cardinals

Lots of special posts for Nokia lately. Today it is Ryan Adams & The Cardinals, billed as just The Cardinals on Ticketmaster. Mr. Adams is notoriously hit or miss with the performance he gives, but the last time he played Dallas was in October at SMU and absolutely killed. One of the best shows of last year for me, and this one will not be missed. Tickets are $25-$35 and go onsale this Friday, August 22, with an internet presale Thursday AM.

Friday, August 15, 2008

R.E.M. at Nokia

Wow, this is a pretty big one off show announcement for Dallas. Well, I'm sure the rest of the tour dates will follow but still. Per R.E.M.'s website:

R.E.M. has added a show at the Nokia Theatre in Dallas to their current world tour in support of ACCELERATE. The show will take place on October 24th and will include support from Dallas band Old 97s. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 22nd. Fan Club and Online Fan Community sales will take place on Monday and Tuesday (August 18th and 19th) next week.
The Ticketmaster page is already up. I saw R.E.M. at both Sasquatch! and at Madison Square Garden this year and both were great shows. This is a great add to the list. And I am really surprised (and pleased) it's not at the AAC.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What Time Is It?!?!

The return of The Time! Well, at least I think so....

Morris Day & The Time are playing at Nokia on Saturday, September 13. But there is good reason to believe that this isn't your average state fair or has-been nightclub rehashing of the Time hits that Morris has been playing with a bunch of no-names over the last decade or so. Based upon (1) the recent reunion of the original members at the Grammys (with Rihanna of all people), at Coachella (with Prince, natch), and at a month-long run in Vegas, and (2) the price of the tickets ($39.50-$59.50), I think we can assume that this show will include Jerome Benton, Jellybean Johnson, Jimmy Jam, Monte Moir et al. No official word yet however. Tickets on sale tomorrow at 10 AM.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Weekly Update #5

Time for everyone's favorite part of the week - let's get right to it. Here are the highlights from this week's announcements:

See the master list for all updates.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Weekly Update #4

Okay, time for more weekly goodness. The list has been updated as per usual. On to the highlights:

And of course all of the other announcements the last couple of days. Enjoy!

Kings of Leon at Palladium!

Nice! Kings of Leon will be celebrating their newly released album Only by the Night (out September 23) by playing the Palladium Ballroom on Wednesday, October 29. Tickets are $30 and go on sale September 12 at 10 AM. Openers are We Are Scientists and The Stills. That is going to be a busy week for music.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Weezer at Nokia Theatre

Just announced today: Weezer is playing at Nokia in Grand Prairie on Tuesday, October 21. They actually announced the stops in a rather clever manner (although not as clever as Tom Waits tour announcement a few months back), but several sites are carrying the full itinerary. No word on ticket info yet. Opening the show will be Tokyo Police Club and Angels and Airwaves.

While I Was Out: Ben Folds, Ray LaMontagne & More!

Ah, back from Lolla and a ton of Dallas concert news to catch up on. While I am updating the calendar, let me hit a few of the highlights:

Well, first a lowlight: Emmylou Harris' concert at the Majestic is cancelled tonight due to a death in the family. No word on whether these will be rescheduled. Refunds at point of purchase.

In other Majestic news, Ray LaMontagne is playing on Friday, October 24 (tickets are $27.50 to $33 and go on sale Friday at 10 AM, with an internet presale going on now).

Also, Cheech & Chong are reuiniting for their first tour in 25 years and are hitting the Majestic Saturday, November 1. Tickets range from $40 to $60 and go on sale Friday at 10 AM, but there is a presale through musictoday tomorrow and on Ticketmaster Thursday. Usually I just stick to music shows and not comedy but they did do "Basketball Jones" and a bunch of other songs so I'm counting it.

Piano man Ben Folds is coming to the Palladium Ballroom on Thursday, October 23. Tix are $32 and go on sale Friday at 10 AM.

Los Lonely Boys and Alejandro Escovedo are playing at the House of Blues on Halloween. Tickets are $27.50 for general admission and up to $75 for reserved and go on sale Friday at 10 AM (with presales starting tomorrow).

Let's see, according to Pollstar, a Glenn Danzig-less "Misfits" will be reappearing at the Granada on Wednesday, November 26. No ticket info on that one yet. But you are probably better off seeing Danzig at the Palladium on October 30 (Halloween Eve!!) anyway.

Lastly but not leastly, tickets for the previously announced TV on the Radio show at the Lakewood Theater go on sale Saturday at 11 AM.

Hoping to have a full list update tonight.