COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

February 8th, 2017, 12:00 pm by Greg

By Greg Haymes

Good news made even better: Last week, the Palace Theatre announced that super singer-songwriter John Prine would be stepping into the spotlight on Friday, July 28. now the folks at the Palace have upped the ante by announcing that Margo Price will open the show. Oh yeah!

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Jazz vocal kingpins the Manhattan Transfer will take over the stage at Skidmore College’s Zankel Music Center in Saratoga Springs at 8pm on Saturday, May 13. The show will mark the group first Greater Nippertown concert since Trist Curless joined the following the 2014 death of founder (and Troy native) Tim Hauser. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $45 & $55.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: In This Moment – led by Greater Nippertown native Maria Brink – will be rockin’ the Palace Theatre with opening acts Motionless in White, Avatar and Gemini Syndrome. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 10).

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has bolstered its concert calendar with a handful on new additions, including Memphis May Fire with Bless the Fall, the Color Morale, Sylar and Bad Seed Rising at 6:30pm on Tuesday, March 14 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door); the return of Machine Gun Kelly at 8pm on Tuesday, May 9 ($25.75 in advance; $28 at the door; on sale at 10am on Friday); Say Anything and Bayside with Reggie & the Full Effect at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 11 ($22 in advance; $26 at the door); and the British duo Oh Wonder at 8pm on Wednesday, May 24 ($18 in advance; $20 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: British indie rockers Glass Animals will be rollin’ into Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown this summer with Little Dragon opening the show. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 10).

David Wax Museum – featuring David Wax and Suz Slezak – are slated to bring their Mexo-Americana sounds back to The Linda at 8pm on Friday, May 26. Tickets are $20.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: World music funkateers Red Baraat are headed into The Egg’s Swyer Theatre to play a benefit concert for the Albany Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Tickets go on sale at 11am on Friday (February 10).

Blues singer and finalist on “The Voice,” Laith Al-Saadi returns to Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, March 25 ($25 & $35), followed by Hollis Brown at 8pm on Saturday, April 1 ($25).

The Palace Theatre is hosting the African American History Month Celebration 2017 at 7pm on Friday, February 24. The performance will feature the Gospel Gala Choir with special guests Bervine Harris and Music with a Message. Admission is free.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced new concerts by Brad Paisley with Dustin Lynch, Chase Bryant and Lindsay Ell; Florida Georgia Line with Nelly and Chris Lane; and Luke Bryan with Brett Eldredge and Craig Campbell.

The Hollow Bar + Kitchen welcomes Consider the Source with Felix Martin and Ampevene at 9pm on Saturday, March 18 ($12 in advance; $15 at the door) and British singer-songwriter Barns Courtney with Tom Grennan at 9pm on Thursday, June 8 ($TBA).

Speaking of Consider the Source, the band’s drummer Jeff Mann is fueling the new Phish tribute band Multibeast, who are slated to make their Greater Nippertown debut at the Bearsville Theater at 8pm on Saturday, March 4. The band also features Chris DeAngelis on bass (Kung Fu/JAZZ is PHSH), Wiley Griffin on guitar (Teddy Midnight) and Shoheen Owhady on keys (Uncle Ebenezer). Tickets are $10 in advance.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Nickelback’s back at SPAC… with Daughtry and Shamen’s Harvest in tow.

At 8pm on Tuesday, April 25, BSP Lounge in Kingston presents the return of R. Ring featuring Kelley Deal of the Breeders and Mike Montgomery of ampline. Split Single and Night Idea open the show. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield is serving up Berkshire Musicians’ Tribute to John Lennon at 7:30pm on Saturday (February 11) featuring David Grover, Rev Tor, Rob Sanzone, Jack Waldheim. Diane Wieland, Tommy Filliault, Ray Mason and many others. Tickets are $26 & $36.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Saratoga Performing Arts Center announced the classical schedule for the summer of 2017, including performances by the New York City Ballet, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

The Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs is stretching out a bit with the upcoming booking veteran mentalist the Amazing Kreskin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 21. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $25 in advance; $30 at the door.

SOLD OUT: The show by Assembly of Dust with Matt Sucich at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock on Friday, February 17 is now officially sold out.