COMIN’ SOON: This Week’s New Concert Announcements

September 16th, 2015, 2:00 pm by Greg

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has bolstered its concert calendar with a handful of new additions this week, including hard rocker-gone-country Aaron Lewis at 8pm on Thursday, October 8 ($25 in advance; $28 at the door; now on sale); country singer Cole Swindell at 8pm on Saturday, November 14 ($30 in advance; $32 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday); and Canadian pop-rock hitmakers Marianas Trench at 8pm on Friday, November 27 ($20 in advance; $23 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: All-star Americana band the Dave Rawlings Machine (with Gillian Welch) and Led Zep tribute band Hammer of Gods are headed into The Egg in Albany. Tickets for the Dave Rawlings Machine go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (September 18). Hammer of the Gods tickets are on sale now.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And speaking of Led Zep tribute bands, Get the Led Out has scheduled a return to the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday (September 19).

And if you can’t make it to The Egg to catch the Dave Rawlings Machine, you’ll have another chance when the band makes a tour stop at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Monday, November 9. Tickets are $35. Also new at the Calvin is Todd Rundgren – rock & roll veteran, a wizard, a true star – who grabs the spotlight at 8pm on Saturday, December 12. Tickets are $35 & $45. Tickets for both shows go on sale on Friday (September 18).

The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock welcomes Rock and Roll Hall of Fame piano rocker Leon Russell at 8pm on Thursday, November 12 ($25, $45 & $65); Woods with Steve Gunn at 9pm on Friday, November 20 ($15; on sale at 12noon on Friday); and veteran bluesman Taj Mahal at 9pm on Friday, February 19 ($45, $65 & $75).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall has added jazz violinist Regina Carter and her band to its fall concert schedule. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (September 18).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: America’s premier klezmer band, the Klezmatics, are headed into The Egg. The concert is a benefit for Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany, and tickets are currently on sale.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg also announced another batch of new shows, including upcoming concerts by Wizards of Winter and Beth Hart (tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday) and Arlo Guthrie (on sale at 11am on Tuesday).

At 7pm on Friday, October 30, the Madison Theater in Albany is pairing a screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” with a live performance by Beatles tribute band Hey Jude. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Albany’s Times Union Center announced that comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will be returning with his Perfectly Unbalanced Tour. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (September 18).

Seattle saxophone maniac and punk-jazz iconoclast Skerik leads his band Bandelabra – also featuring Andy Coe on electric guitar, Evan Flory Barnes on upright bass and Dvonne Lewis on drums – into the Parish Public House in Albany at 9pm on Sunday, September 27. Tickets are $15.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Proctors in Schenectady announced four new shows this week, including “An Evening With Garrison Keillor.” Tickets are currently on sale.

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Comedian Anjelah Johnson’s show originally scheduled for the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 7pm on Saturday (September 19) has switched venues. The performance will now take place at the Iron Horse Music Hall. All tickets for the Calvin will be honored at the Iron Horse.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre in Albany announced an upcoming concert by the Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo in support of their new album Grande Amore. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 18).

The Van Dyck in Schenectady is hosting a tribute band double-bill with Who Are You and High Voltage at 8:30pm on Saturday, September 26. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

OPENERS: The Palace Theatre in Albany has added 2014 Tony Award-winner Lena Hall to the Josh Groban concert on Saturday, October 3.