COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

June 22nd, 2016, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Former Kiss guitar great Ace Frehley and his band (featuring former Nippertonian Chris Wyse on bass) rumble into the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Saturday, October 8. Tickets are $25 in advance; $28 at the door. And Pennywise takes the stage on Saturday, October 15, performing About Time in its entirety and more. Support acts include Strung Out, Unwritten Law and Runaway Kids. Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 at the door. Tickets for both shows go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 24). Newly announced shows already on sale at UCH include Twiztid with Mac Lethal, Zodiac and Mprint at 7pm on Tuesday, October 18 ($22 in advance; $25 at the door), as well as Clutch with Zakk Sabbath (Zakk Wylde performing an all-Black Sabbath set) and Kyng at 8pm on Saturday, October 29 ($29 in advance; $32 at the door).

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall announced two new concerts – the Texas troubadour double-bill of Lyle Lovett with Robert Earl Keen, as well as a night songs by the blues great Willie Dixon performed by Big Head Todd with Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (June 24).

Apparently three upcoming shows at Putnam Den aren’t enough for Michelle Shocked, so she’s added a fourth show at Newberry Music Hall in Saratoga Springs at 9pm on Saturday, July 23. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20.

CHANGES: At Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Chaka Khan has cancelled her headlining appearance scheduled for Saturday (June 25); the Isley Brothers have been tapped as her replacement. GO HERE for the complete updated performance schedule of dates and start times for each band…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Quite a few new free summer concert series have been announced in the past week, and the Riverlink Park concert series in Amsterdam is one of the best of them with a line-up that includes the Revelers, the Lustre Kings with Billy Eli, Roomful of Blues, the Caleb Klauder Country Band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, Robin & Linda Williams and more.

The Record Company spins into Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen at 9pm on Thursday, October 20. Priced at $15 in advance; $17 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 24).

CHANGE OF VENUE: Kiss tribute band Kiss Army was originally slated to play the Palace Theatre on Saturday night (June 25), but due to “unforeseen circumstances” the show has been downsized to the Hollow Bar + Kitchen just down the street. Palace tickets will be valid at the Hollow.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And another first-rate free summer concert series takes place at Riverfront Park in Athens, where such national acts as the Pat Travers Band, the Artimus Pyle Band, the Weight, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes and more are all scheduled to play.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Times Union Center announced that the double-bill of Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire will be making a tour stop at Albany’s downtown arena rather than SPAC, where they played last summer. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 24).

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has announced a batch of new concerts, including Wild Belle at 8:30pm on Monday, July 11 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door); Tall Heights at 7pm on Friday, September 30 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door); Holly Near at 7pm on Monday, October 10 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door); the Record Company at 7pm on Tuesday, October 18 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door); the Stray Birds at 7pm on Thursday, November 17 ($15 in advance; $18 at the door): the Nields at 7pm on Saturday, February 4 ($17.50 in advance; $20 at the door); and Aztec Two-Step at 7pm on Saturday, February 11 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg announced that Mary Chapin Carpenter will be returning in support of her new album, The Things That We Are Made Of. Tickets are on sale now…

Of Montreal takes over the Pearl Street Ballroom in Northampton on Monday, September 12 in support of their upcoming album, Innocence Reaches, with Ruby the RabbitFoot opening the show at 8pm. Tickets are $18 in advance; $20 at the door. And named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know,” New Orleans rollicking root-rockers the Revivalists shake up Pearl Street on Thursday, September 15 with the Temperance Movement opening at 9pm. Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg also announced three more new concerts: Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Arlo Guthrie and Joan Osborne. Tickets for the three new shows go on sake to the general public at 11am on Friday (June 24).

Mountain Park in Holyoke has bolstered its rather slim summer calendar with the addition of Brandi Carlile at 8pm on Saturday, September 17. Priced at $46 & $56 for reserved seats and $36 for lawn general admission, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 24).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Lookin’ for laughs? Stand-up comedian/actor Hannibal Buress will be stepping into the spotlight at Proctors in Schenectady. Tickets are currently on sale.

SOLD OUT: The Chris Cornell concert at the Palace Theatre on Friday, July 1 is now officially sold out…

Ani DiFranco is slated for a return to the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Saturday, November 17. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (June 24), priced at $25, $35 & $45.

OPENERS: Lady Lamb is slated to open the show for the Tallest Man on Earth at The Egg on Sunday, July 3… Winterpills will open for the reunited Miracle Legion at The Linda in Albany on Thursday, July 14.