Comin’ Soon…

Tom Petty

Tom Petty

As we posted last Thursday, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center has got its mojo workin’ with the announcement that Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers will be rollin’ in on Friday, August 27 in support of their upcoming album, “Mojo.” And the opening act is – would you believe Crosby, Stills & Nash? And would you believe that the cheapest inside seats for the show are $101 – before service charges? Yup, reserved seats are $101 and $131; general admission lawn tix are $41. Tix go on sale to the general public at 10am Monday.

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Also recently announced for SPAC were a pair of country music shows – Sugarland with Luke Bryan and Danny Gokey on Friday, June 11, as well as the double-bill of Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker on Saturday, July 24. Tickets for those shows will go on sale at 10am Saturday, but only as a package deal with the previously announced Country Throwdown Festival as the “Country Megaticket.” Individual tickets for those concerts will go on sale at a later date.

Celebrate! Kool & the Gang will have the dance floor jumping at Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Thursday, April 1. Tix are $30.

Here’s one that’s really got our juices flowin’… The legendary Incredible Casuals come trippin’ into Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany on Saturday, May 1. Grainbelt opens the show.

Northern Lights in Clifton Park continues to bolster its calendar with the recent additions of Third Eye Blind on Wednesday, April 14, and the Used on Tuesday, April 20.

Comedian and “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me” panelist Paula Poundstone steps into the spotlight at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy on Saturday, April 24. Tix are on sale now, priced at $29 and $38.

The Colony Cafe in Woodstock has been beefing up its calendar with such shows as the Creative Music Studio Orchestra (Saturday, March 20), the JGB Band with Desolation Angels (Sunday, March 21), singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards (Friday, April 16) and Shannon McNally & Hot Sauce (Saturday, April 17).

There’s been a lot of schedule-shifting over at The Egg in recent months, but we here at the headquarters are particularly bummed out by the postponement of the concert by the Carolina Chocolate Drops, who were slated to make their area debut on Sunday, May 2. Unfortunately, the show has been pushed back to Sunday, September 12. And that’s a looong time to wait… Fortunately, it looks as though CCD might be rolling into MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. on Saturday, May 29. We’re keeping our fingers crossed on that one.

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