Good news! The American Carnage Tour, which was postponed because of Tom Araya‘s back injury, has a new date at the Glens Falls Civic Center, where they will kick off the U.S. leg of the tour. Slayer, Megadeth and Testament are now scheduled to be rattle the rafters at 7pm on Wednesday, August 11.
As we announced earlier this week, look for the 2010 Country Throwdown tour to make a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 30. Among the performers are Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, Jack Ingram, Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses, Eric Church, the Lost Trailers, the Eli Young Band, Emily West, Heidi Newfield and Jonathan Singleton & The Grove. Stay tuned for details.
“Let It Bleed.” “Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out.” “Sticky Fingers.” “Exile on Main Street.” Hell, rock & roll doesn’t get much better than that, does it? While Jagger and Richards received the bulk of the credit, you can’t ignore the monstrous guitar contributions of Mick Taylor, who’s bringing his current band into the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock at 9pm on Friday, April 30. Tix are $35, which probably won’t even buy you a souvenir t-shirt at a Stones concert these days.
Over at The Linda in Albany, the singer-songwriter duo of Ben Sollee and Daniel Martin Moore brings their “Dear Companion” tour to town on Tuesday, March 9. Moore made a name for himself with his 2008 Sub Pop debut, “Stray Age,” while Sollee is best known to Nippertown music fans as the sublime cellist with banjo queen Abigail Washburn and her band the Sparrow Quartet. The duo will showcase tunes from their soon-to-be-released collaboration, “Dear Companion,” produced for Sub Pop by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James.
The Linda also hosts the Singing Anchors on Saturday, March 20. No, it’s not a hip, new indie band from Austin. Sponsored by the Fort Salem Theater, it’s actually a kind of television news media detente featuring WRGB-TV’s Jerry Gretzinger joining forces with WNYT-TV’s Jessica Layton and Benita Zahn in an evening of music and witty repartee. Gee, couldn’t we get WTEN’s Lydia Kulbida to emcee for the evening? Oh, that’s right…probably not. Tix are $25.
More new shows comin’ your way at Northern Lights in Clifton Park: Australian rockers Jet on Saturday, March 6; singer-songwriters Mat Kearney, Ingrid Michaelson and Angel Taylor on Tuesday, March 16; Rasputina, the chamber-rock trio led by cellist Melora Creager, on Friday, April 2. Tix for all three new shows go on sale at 10am Saturday.
Over at the College of St. Rose in Albany, the Massry Center has announced its spring concert series. Singer Ronan Tynan – one-third of the Irish Tenors – will kick off the season with a benefit performance for the series at 7pm Thursday, February 11. Tickets are $50-$250. Other musical highlights of the series include the Lee Shaw Trio on Thursday, March 11 and the Boys and Girls Choir of Harlem Alumni Ensemble on Thursday, April 22.