Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

J.D. McPherson unleashed his rollickin’, rip-snortin’ rock ‘n’ roll at a sold-out show at the Ale House in Troy back in July, and according to his website, he’s headed back for a two-night stand on Sunday & Monday, March 2 & 3. No details yet from the venue, so stay tuned…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Wilco won’t be hosting their Solid Sound festival this year, and they won’t be playing a concert in North Adams, either. After four consecutive years, Wilco’s string of annual performances at MASS MoCA will come to an end in 2014. The good news, however, is that Jeff Tweedy and his band have announced that the three-day Solid Sound will return to MASS MoCA in 2015.

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has upped the ante with a batch of impressive new concerts announcements, including a Mardi Gras party with Los Lobos at 8pm on Tuesday, March 4 ($40, $55, $65 & $75); singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick at 9pm on Friday, March 21 ($20); original Fleetwood Mac guitarist Jeremy Spencer at 9pm on Saturday, March 22 ($20 in advancew; $25 at the door); and Phish’s Mike Gordon at 8pm on Sunday, March 30 ($35 & $45).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ringo Starr is bringing the current incarnation of his All-Starr Band – including Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette – to the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Thursday (January 30).

It’s an evening of progressive bluegrass and beyond when the Infamous Stringdusters ramble into Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Sunday, March 23. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: On their farewell tour, Motley Crue will be making a stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer. With Alice Cooper sharing the stage.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Outrageous British comedian Eddie Izzard steps into the spotlight at the Palace Theatre in Albany…

SOLD OUT: The Wood Brothers concert at The Egg in Albany on Sunday, February 23 is now officially sold out.

The Upstate Concert Hall has announced a batch of new shows, including Animals as Leaders with After the Burial, Naveneā€“K and Chon at 7pm on Saturday, March 1 ($16 in advance; $18 at the door); Juicy J with Travis Scott at 8pm on Sunday, March 16 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door; on sale at 10am Friday); Reel Big Fish with Suburban Legends and Beebs & Her Money Makers at 8pm on Wednesday, March 19 ($16 in advance; $18 at the door; on sale 10am on Friday); and the Revolver Golden Gods Tour featuring Black Label Society at 7:30pm on Monday, May 5 ($33 in advance; $36 at the door; on sale at 10am Friday).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: John Legend will be bringing his intimate All of Me Tour to Proctors in Schenectady.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Saratoga Performing Arts Center added two more country music shows to its upcoming concert calendar – Rascal Flatts with Sheryl Crow and Gloriana, as well as Jason Aldean with Florida Georgia Line.

The Both – the duo project of Aimee Mann and Ted Leo – touches down at Pearl Street in Northampton at 8pm on Thursday, April 24, in support of their upcoming joint debut album. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

UPDATE: Dani Robinson, Stan Skibby and teenage blues guitar-slingin’ wunderkind Quinn Sullivan have been added to the already impressive line-up of musicians on the Experience Hendrix tour, which lands at the Palace Theatre in Albany on Friday, March 28.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Neko Case – who wowed folks at last summer’s Solid Sound Festival – heads into The Egg for a headlining show. With the Dodos opening the show.

Over in North Adams, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts is hosting its ninth annual Blues and Funk Festival for two days next month. The MCLA Venable Gym will feature Boston-based Jesse Dee with Rebel Alliance and the MCLA Jazz Band at 7:30pm on Friday, February 7, followed by New Orleans blues guitarslinger Walter “Wolfman” Washington with T-Bone Daddy and the MCLA Jazz Band at 7:30pm on Saturday, February 8. Tickets are $10 per day; $5 students.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Following his performance at the sold-out Farm Aid fest in September, singer-songwriter-surfer Jack Johnson returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center for his headlining debut. And he’s bringing along Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg also announced new concerts by nouveau flamenco guitar great Jesse Cook and surreal stand-up comedian Maria Bamford.

Hammond B3 master Dr. Lonnie Smith brings his eight-piece band to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, June 28 for the first day of the two-day Freihofer Saratoga Jazz Festival.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington announced a new batch of shows, including concerts by the Four Tops, Ethel, David Sedaris, Black Violin and others…

CANCELLED: Due to the illness of lead vocalist Taylor Momsen, headliners the Pretty Reckless have dropped off of the SnoCore Tour, forcing the entire tour to be cancelled, including the show at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, which was scheduled for Sunday, February 9.

Jazz piano great Kenny Barron and his trio will take the spotlight at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall in Lenox at 8pm on Friday, June 27. Ticket prices range from $19-$64.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Goo Goo Dolls are slated to take over The Egg for an upcoming acoustic concert.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Award-winning Christian pop band Newsboys will be stepping into the spotlight at the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls. Rapture Ruckus and 7eventh Time Down are slated to open the show.

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