There’s been no official word from the venue yet, but according to Aaron Neville’s website, he’s on his way into town… In support of his brand new album My True Story - co-produced by Don Was and Keith Richards – the magnificent Neville will bring his heavenly voice and his quintet to MASS MoCA in North Adams for a concert at 8pm on Saturday, May 25. Additional details TBA…
In the wake of their upcoming – and somewhat belated – induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Rush will be returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs once again this summer. The show is slated for 7:30pm on Tuesday, June 25. Tickets are priced at $66 & $126 for reserved amphitheater seats; $36 for general lawn admission. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (February 22).
The almighty Amanda Palmer invades the Calvin Theatre in Northampton for a solo concert at 8pm on Friday, April 5. Tickets are $27.50 and will go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 22).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: To absolutely no one’s surprise, the Dave Matthews Band announced that they would be returning to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for another two-night stand again this summer…
The Upstate Concert Hall welcomes the Fight to Unite tour featuring Kottonmouth Kings with Duece, Snow tha Product, Eskimo Callboy and K.Daver at 6pm on Sunday, April 21 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday), as well as Hollywood Undead with Falling in Reverse at 8pm on Tuesday, May 21 ($23 in advance; $25 at the door).
Saxman Ralph Lalama & Bopjuice will kick off the spring season of Planet Arts’ Jazz one2one series with a concert at the Athens Cultural Center in Athens on Saturday, March 23. The concert starts at 8pm; with a free jazz talk with the musicians at 7pm. Tickets are $10.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Yes, it’s a flashback boy-band bonanza, as New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men team up for a triple-bill at the Times Union Center…
New York City-based trombonist, composer, producer and serial bandleader Josh Roseman will lead his band into Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 25, to round out the theater’s NYC Party Horns Concert Series. Tickets are $15.
The Maximum Cavalera tour is scheduled to roll into Bogie’s in Albany on Wednesday, March 13, and the three-band bill is keeping it all in the family. The tour features Soulfly (featuring the veteran Max Cavalera), Incite (featuring his stepson Richie Cavalera) and Lody Kong (featuring his two sons Igor and Zyon Cavalera). That’s what we call keeping it all in the family…
SOLD OUT: The Thruway A Cappella Sing-Off at Proctors in Schenectady at 7:30pm on Friday (February 22) is now officially sold out.
Club Helsinki in Hudson has announced a rather diverse batch of upcoming concerts, including Len Cariou (who originated the role of Sweeney Todd) at 7pm on Sunday, March 10; Contrapposto at 8:30pm on Saturday, April 6; the duo of Arnold Steinhardt and Lincoln Mayorga at 8pm on Saturday, May 11; and the return of roots-rocker Chuck Prophet at 9pm on Saturday, August 10.
Best known for his stints on “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock,” Tracy Morgan is returning to town for another stand-up show. The last couple of times the actor-comedian performed in town, he was at the Palace Theatre, but this time around, he’s down-sizing to The Egg in Albany for a show at 8pm on Friday, June 28. Tickets are $35.50; VIP tickets are $125 & $250 (really!?!). Tickets are slated to go on sale to the general public on Friday (February 22).
If you can’t wait til June when country singer Dustin Lynch performs at the Taste of Country Music Festival at Hunter Mountain, you can catch him in concert at Vapor in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Thursday, May 2. And, yes, you can bet that he’ll be singing his hit, “She Cranks My Tractor.” Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Country singer James Wesley - whose hits include “Real” and “Didn’t I”) has been added to the schedule for the WGNA Rising Star Country series at Proctors in Schenectady. The concert is at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 7, and tickets are $17.50.