Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements

January 21st, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park continues with its delightfully eclectic booking policy. New concert announcement this week for UCH include country music star Thomas Rhett at 8pm on Friday, February 27 ($30 in advance; $32 at the door); Circa Survive with Balance and Composure and Chon at 7:30pm on Saturday, May 2 ($18 in advance; $22 at the door); and Interpol at 8pm on Wednesday, July 29 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door). Tickets for all three newly announced shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (January 23).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Singer-accordionist-funnyman Weird Al Yankovic and his band bring their always outrageous, fun-filled musical parodies to the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 30.

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Following an impressive opening set for the Old Crow Medicine Show at MASS MoCA last year, Lone Star State Americana favorite Shakey Graves is headed into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Sunday, March 29 for his Albany debut, in support of his new album, And the War Came. Nikki Lane shares the bill. Tickets are $15. Also new on the concert calendar for the Hollow are Delta Spirit at 7pm on Monday, March 30 ($18) and the Wombats at 8pm on Friday, May 1 ($18).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New updated info has been announced regarding the upcoming concert by Eric Church with the Drive-By Truckers at Albany’s Times Union Center.

’60s folk favorite turned cabaret diva Judy Collins makes a tour stop at the intimate Wood Theater in Glens Falls at 8pm on Friday, March 20. Tickets are $63.50.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: It looks like Dierks Bentley will be headlining the upcoming 2015 WGNA-FM CountryFest

The Linda in Albany has announced a couple of new concerts. Local 518 musician-about-town Michael Eck presents a tribute to Woody Githrie on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the penning of “This Land Is Your Land” at 8pm on Friday, February 20. Tickets are $12. And old-timey music torchbearers the Foghorn Stringband step into the spotlight on Friday, March 27, with Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys opening the show at 8pm. Tickets are $18.

SOLD OUT: The Dropkick Murphys show scheduled for Monday, March 2 at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park is now officially sold out. And that’s not the only one… the UCH concert by Fifth Harmony on Saturday, March 21 is also now officially sold out.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country-folk singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and Celtic favorites Lunasa team up for an intimate, acoustic concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Tickates go on sale at 10am on Friday (January 23).

OPENERS: The uncompromising Norwegian provocateur Jenny Hval has been announced as the opening act for the highly anticipated St. Vincent concert at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park.

CANCELLED: Sadly, the Sunday, February 8 matinee concert at Club Helsinki in Hudson by soul greats the Holmes Brothers – in what was slated to be their first performance since the death of their drummer Popsy Dixon earlier this month – has been cancelled. New Orleans jazz-gospel trombonist Glen David Andrews and his band will take over the show, which begins at 12noon with an all-you-can-eat southern buffet dinner included in the admission price.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Pat Monahan and his bandmates in Train are making a tour stop at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this summer with the Fray and Matt Nathanson opening the show.

Jenny Hval has already been announced as the opening act for St. Vincent at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Saturday, March 7 and for Perfume Genius at the BSP Lounge in Kingston on Wednesday, March 25. But she’ll also be doing a headlining show at the Half Moon in Hudson on Saturday, May 9. Stay tuned for further details…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors in Schenectady has announced four more new shows: comedic rapper (and former UAlbany student) Awkwafina; Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show featuring Jared Logan; the double-bill of North Indian Music (featuring the sitar and tabla duo of Veena & Devesh Chandra) and reggae band Robanic; and drum troupe Ensemble Congeros with Latin jazz faves Sensemaya.

Guitar hero Charlie Hunter returns to the Parish Public House in Albany with his trio featuring drummer Bobby Previte and trombonist-vocalist Curtis Fowlkes at 9pm on Saturday, February 7. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Yes, they were in the spotlight at the Palace Theatre just last month, but the Piano Guys are coming back to Nippertown this summer for a concert at Tanglewood in Lenox. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (January 25).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Two new concerts have been announced for the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany – a gospel show by JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and a concert by Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos.