Road Warriors 47

Road Warriors 47

If you’re heading down to Austin for this year’s SXSW festival in March, some big name artists have announced performances already. Those include My Morning Jacket, The Raveonettes, The Black Keys, BUN B, Daniel Lanois and R.E.M. In addition, Lou Reed will deliver the keynote address.

Radiohead has confirmed the markets for its upcoming North American tour, but not the dates or venues. Their album, In Rainbows, debuted at #1 on the US charts this week, and these are the confirmed markets for the tour:

Atlanta
Boston
Charlotte
Chicago
Cleveland
Dallas
Houston
Indianapolis
Los Angeles
Miami
Montreal
New York
Philadelphia
San Diego
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Seattle
St Louis
Tampa
Toronto
Vancouver
Washington DC

Mute Records artist Jose Gonzalez’ Green Tour of America kicks off this spring. Gonzalez is touring in support of his album, In Our Nature, and has teamed up with Reverb, a non-profit organization that educates and engages music fans to promote environmental sustainability. Here are the confirmed dates:

February
29 – Miami, FL: Airtime Theater

March
01 – Orlando, FL – The Social
02 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03 – Chapel Hill, NC – Great Hall (UNC – Chapel Hill)
04 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
05 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
06 – New York, NY – Terminal 5 (Plug Awards)
07 – Tarrytown, NY – The Tarrytown Music Hall
08 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café
09 – Morgantown, WV – WVU Creative Arts Center (Mountain Stage TV Taping)
11 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
12 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Masonic Temple
13 – Boston, MA – Paradise
14 – Montreal, QB – Musee Juste Pour Rire
15 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix
17 – Chicago, IL – Lakeshore Theater
18 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre
19 – St. Louis, MO – Graham Chapel (Washington University)
20 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
21 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Union Ballroom (University of Utah)
24 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Women’s Club
25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
27 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium
28 – Portland, OR – The Aladdin Theatre
29 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
30 – Seattle, WA – The Triple Door
31 – Vancouver, ONT – St. Andrew’s Wesley United

Justin Townes Earle, Steve Earle’s son, has just announced a US tour in support of his debut album on Bloodshot Records, The Good Life, due out March 25. Earle’s itinerary includes a performance for the Bloodshot party at SXSW in March. Here is the full itinerary so far:

Wed Jan 30 Charlotte, NC The Evening Muse
Thu Jan 31 Boone, NC Boone Saloon
Fri Feb 1 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Sat Feb 2 Chattanooga, TN JJ’s Bohemia
Thu Feb 7 Memphis, TN The Hitone
Fri Mar 14 Austin, TX Yard Dog ***SXSW*** Bloodshot Records Party
Mon Mar 17 Pioneertown, CA Pappy and Harriets
Tue Mar 18 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Thu Mar 20 San Francisco, CA Cafe Du Nord
Fri Mar 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir
Sat Mar 22 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern
Tue Mar 25 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Thu Mar 27 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
Fri Mar 28 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar
Sat Mar 29 Madison, WI U of Wisconsin
Mon Mar 31 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College
Tue Apr 1 Chicago, IL Schubas
Wed Apr 2 Louisville, KY St. Francis of Assisi
Thu Apr 3 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Fri Apr 4 Birmingham, AL Bottletree
Sat Apr 5 Knoxville, TN Barley’s Taproom
Sun Apr 6 Atlanta, GA Eddies Attic
Mon Apr 7 Raleigh, NC Berkeley Cafe
Tue Apr 8 Norfolk, VA The Boot
Thu Apr 10 Arlington, VA IOTA Club and Cafe
Fri Apr 11 Philadelphia, PA The Chapel at first Unitarian Church
Sat Apr 12 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri Apr 18 Pittsboro, NC Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival

Kate Nash has been generating quite a buzz from her full length debut, Made of Bricks. She’s being considered the next British “it” girl, and you can see why on her North American tour at the following shows:

January 12th – 330 Ritch, San Francisco, California
January 14th – Amoeba Music, 6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California (Instore Performance + Signing )
January 14th – The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California (SOLD OUT)

After a successful performance on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,” Nicole Atkins will be kicking off a 2008 US tour at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom. Nicole is out in support of her new album, Neptune City. Here are the upcoming shows:

Nicole Atkins & The Sea
January 25 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
February 14 – Algonquin Arts – Manasquan, NJ
February 15 – T.T. The Bear’s – Cambridge, MA
February 16 – Soundlab (Big Orbits Soundlab) – Buffalo, NY
February 17 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ONT
February 19 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
February 20 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
February 21 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
February 22 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, MN
February 23 – Cafe Montmartre – Madison, WI
February 25 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
February 29 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
March 1 – The Triple Door – Seattle, WA
March 3 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
March 5 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
March 6 – The Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
March 9 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
March 10 – The Mink – Houston, TX
March 18 – EARL – Atlanta, GA
March 21 – Snug Harbor – Charlotte, NC
March 22 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC

New York band Jealous Girlfriends, one of the hottest new acts in the city, is a four-piece indie rock band that is being described by New York Magazine as “an impressive, unsigned local quartet distinguished by shimmering, synthy melodies and fresh vocal sound.” You can see what they are all about on the band’s upcoming tour:

1/19 – New York @ Bowery Ballroom
1/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
1/25 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
1/26 – Richmond, VA @ The Came
l1/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
1/29 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
1/30 – Atlanta, GA @ Smith’s Olde Bar – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
1/31 – Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
2/1 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
2/2 – Orlando, FL @ The Social – with Dave Elkins (of Mae)
2/4 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
2/5 – Birmingham, AL @ The Bottle Tree
2/7 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington – with The New Frontiers
2/8 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Indoors – with The New Frontiers
2/9 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar (Inside The Door)- with The New Frontiers
2/11 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Saloon – with AA Bondy
2/12 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown Front Room – with AA Bondy
2/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway – with AA Bondy
2/14 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen – with AA Bondy
2/15 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop – with AA Bondy
2/16 – Athens, OH @ Union at Ohio University – with AA Bondy
2/17 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement – with AA Bondy

Pop songstresses Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles are co-headlining the upcoming Hotel Café Tour beginning March 6 in San Diego. Here is the full run of dates just announced:

March 6th – San Diego, California
March 7th – Santa Barbara, California
March 8th – Anaheim, California
March 9th – Los Angeles, California
March 10th – Tucson, Arizona
March 11th – Phoenix, Arizona
March 13th – Austin, Texas
March 14th – Dallas, Texas
March 15th – Houston, Texas
March 17th – Birmingham, Alabama
March 18th – Nashville, Tennessee
March 19th – Atlanta, Georgia
March 20th – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 21st – Annapolis, Maryland
March 22nd – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 24th – New York, New York
March 25th – Boston, Massachusetts
March 26th – Ithaca, New York
March 27th – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
March 28th – Chicago, Illinois
March 29th – Madison, Wisconsin
March 31st – Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 1st – Kansas City, Missouri
April 3rd – Boulder, Colorado
April 4th – Denver, Colorado
April 5th – Salt Lake City, Utah
April 7th – Boise, Idaho
April 8th – Seattle, Washington
April 9th – Portland, Oregon
April 11th – San Francisco, California
April 12th – Los Angeles, California

The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo remains one of the premier live country music events, and this year’s event will feature artists in other genres. Among this year’s lineup is Fergie, Miley Cyrus, John Legend, John Fogerty, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. The Rodeo will take place at Reliant Park from March 3 through March 22.

  

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