As we announced on Monday, The Egg in Albany has a new batch of concerts heading our way. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan brings his all-star band Three Legs (featuring Neko Case, Kelly Hogan, Paul Rigby, Jon Rauhouse, Tom Ray and Barry Mirochnick) on Saturday, April 17. Also coming are Mary Chapin Carpenter (Thursday, June 24), the double-bill of Steve Earle and Hot Tuna (Friday, July 30) and Natalie MacMaster’s Christmas show (Sunday, December 5). Tix for these four shows go on sale to the general public on Friday.
Also at The Egg, “In the Mood,” a big band theatrical swing dance revue featuring the In the Mood Singers and Dancers and the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, will be presented twice on Wednesday, April 14 – at 2 & 7pm. And Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton with Russ Barenberg arrive on Sunday, October 3. Tix for these shows are currently on sale.
Meanwhile, the show by comedian John Pinette – which was originally scheduled for The Egg on Saturday, April 17 – has been postponed to Saturday, June 26.
Jakob Dylan and Three Legs are also making a tour stop at the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Mass. on Monday, April 19, but the big news out of Northampton is that John Lydon and Public Image Limited will be bringing their U.S. tour to the Pearl Street Ballroom on Sunday, May 16. Yowza!
Down in Woodstock, the Bearsville Theater has a freshly announced batch of shows rollin’ in including Epiphany Project (on Saturday, April 10), Elvis Perkins in Dearland (Tuesday, April 27), Max Creek with the McLovins (Friday, May 14), the absolutely marvelous Jill Sobule with Nina Violet (Saturday May 15) and Dave Mason, who was just at The Egg last week (Saturday, June 5).
The concert calendar at Revolution Hall in Troy continues to fill in with some upcoming highlights that include Celtic faves Gaelic Storm (Thursday, April 15), reggae-rock combo the Easy Star All-Stars (Sunday, April 25, singer-songwriter Jason Reeves (Friday, April 30) and the return of Pete Francis (Friday, May 21).
The Van Dyck in Schenectady is pumpin’ up some action as well. New shows on the slate include the sublime Carrie Rodriguez in support of her new album “Love and Circumstance” (Thursday, April 8), a “rock & read” show by Black 47’s Larry Kirwan playing songs and reading from his new novel, “Rockin’ the Bronx” (Friday, April 23) and a solo show by blues behemoth Popa Chubby (Friday, May 7).
Live Nation hasn’t officially announced it yet, but the classic rock double-bill of Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will be rolling into the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 3, according to the Doobies’ website.
Idina Menzel (singer-Tony Award winning actress-member of the cast of “Glee”) and Doc Severinson (trumpeter-former “Tonight Show” bandleader) will be special guests with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra at Tanglewood in Lenox, Mass. on Friday, July 2.
And finally, Proctors in Schenectady has lined up another Golden Oldies Spectacular for Saturday, November 6. Featured performers include Lou “Lightning Strikes” Christie, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, the Duprees, the Tokens, Jimmy Clanton and the Super Girls Group (featuring original members of the Exciters, the Cookies, the Jaynetts, the Raindrops and the Del Rons).
The following shows are SOLD OUT:
The Disco Biscuits @ The Egg, Thursday, March 18
David Gray @ The Egg, Monday, April 5
Joe Bonamassa @ The Egg, Tuesday, April 20
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Saturday, June 5
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Saturday, July 3
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 4
There are LAWN TICKETS ONLY left for the following shows:
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Friday, June 4