COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

April 27th, 2016, 2:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Down in Hudson, Club Helsinki welcomes the roots-rockin’ Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones at 9pm on Saturday, September 3, 9pm ($25 & $30). Also new on Helsinki’s calendar is the return of veteran acoustic bluesman Chris Smither on Friday October 28. Milton opens the show at 8pm ($25).

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre welcomes Prince tribute band the Purple Xperience, led by former Prince bandmate Dr. Fink. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 29).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown announced another new concert – their fifth of the upcoming summer – featuring Norah Jones and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday (April 29).

Terror brings their Life & Death Tour 2016 to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 6:30pm on Tuesday, July 12. Support acts include Power Trip, Harms Way, Angel Du$t, Fury and Red Death. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $23 in advance; $25 at the door. Also at UCH, Motion City Soundtrack’s So Long, Farewell Tour makes a stop in Clifton Park at 7:30pm on Tuesday, August 2 with opening acts A Great Big Pile of Leaves and Rozwell Kid. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (April 29), priced at $25 in advance; $28 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo are returning to The Egg in Albany – this time for an intimate acoustic concert. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (April 29).

If you missed him at Albany’s Palace Theatre earlier this month, you’ll get another chance to catch comedian Lewis Black when he brings his The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Thursday, November 10. And because that’s just two days after the presidential election, you know he’ll have plenty of pithy remarks on hand. Tickets are $49.50 & $59.50 and go on sale to the general public on Friday (April 29).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Ticket info for the Blake Shelton concert at the Times Union Center was finally revealed. Tickets go on sale on Friday (April 29)…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany announced three new concerts – Richard Thompson, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-Pak Coalition and Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Palace Theatre welcomes back the Australian Pink Floyd Show. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (April 29).

If you can’t wait til the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival takes over SPAC to see blues queen Shemekia Copeland, you can catch her in concert at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Friday, June 24 ($22.50 in advance; $25 at the door). Also new on the Iron Horse schedule are Dublin folk group the High Kings at 7 & 9:30pm on Wednesday, September 28 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door) and Nickel Creek’s Sara Watkins at 7pm on Monday, October 3 ($22.50 in advance; $25 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Lake George Arts Project announced the first round of concerts for their free Wednesday night concert series in Lake George’s Shepard Park – including Driftwood, the California Honeydrops, the John Jorgenson Quintet, the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, Mako with the Lake George Music Festival Orchestra and Koehler & Kelly.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Belleayre Music Festival at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount unveiled its six-concert summer series featuring performances by the Yardbirds, Connor Kennedy & Minstrel, the Paul Green Rock Academy All-Stars with Ed Mann, Pee Wee Ellis, Billy Harper, Anderson East, Aubrie Sellers, Cristina Fontanelli & Her Fabulous Friends, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Sleepy Man and Simi Stone.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall is hosting a benefit concert for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society featuring acoustic performances by Nashville country music favorites Trace Adkins and LoCash. Tickets are on sale now…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield announced three new shows – world-music rockers Rusted Root, jazz vocal trio Miss B. Haven and veteran comedian Rita Rudner.