COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

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

By Greg Haymes

The Suitcase Junket (aka Matt Lorenz) has been wowing ever-growing crowds around Greater Nippertown for a couple of years now, but the 21st Century one-man band will finally be making his Albany proper debut at The Linda at 8pm on Friday, April 28. Tickets are available now, priced at $22.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian Chris Rock is returning to stand-up with his first comedy tour in more than nine years, and he’ll be making a stop at Albany’s Palace Theatre. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (March 10).

Ace singer-songwriter-guitar phenom Richard Thompson is headed into Woodstock to play a solo acoustic show at Levon Helm Studios at 8pm on Friday, July 14. Priced at $45 & $60, tickets go on sale at 10am on Thursday (March 9).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Blues-rock guitarslinger Joe Bonamassa is headed back to Greater Nippertown for a concert at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (March 10).

Club Helsinki in Hudson welcomes back the Hudson Valley all-star Steely Dan tribute band Reelin’ in the Years at 9pm on Saturday, March 25. Also now on tap at Club Helsinki are Langhorne Slim at 8pm on Sunday, March 26 ($20) and the Roughouts with Miss Maybell & Slimpickin’s at 9pm on Friday, April 14 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Felice Brothers are headed into the Cohoes Music Hall. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (March 10)…

Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen with original bandmember John Tichy are steamrollin’ their way into the Hangar on the Hudson in Troy at 6pm on Sunday, April 30. The Lustre Kings are slated to open the show.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: African music pioneer Salif Keita kicks off the spring concert season at the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy. Tickets are now on sale…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Visionary rocker Todd Rundgren will be making a tour stop at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston. Tickets are now on sale…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: This year’s MOVE Music Festival will kick off with a concert by Sawyer Fredericks, Jocelyn & Chris Arndt and C.K. Flach at the Cohoes Music Hall. Following that show, the fest will move to the Hangar on the Hudson for a show featuring Mister F, Space Carnival, Wess Meets West, Sun Voyager and the Ryan Leddick Trio. Tickets for both shows are on sale now…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie has announced two new concerts – Natalie Merchant and Dweezil Zappa. Tickets for both shows are now on sale…

The Half Moon in Hudson plays host to African music great Vieux Farka Toure on Wednesday, April 5 with Last Good Tooth opening the show at 7pm. Tickets are $17 in advance; $20 at the door. And Xylouris White (the duo of Cretan lute player George Xylouris and Australian drummer Jim White) headline on Friday, April 7 with Pigeons opening at 8pm ($10).

SOLD OUT: The Adrian Belew Power Trio concert at The Egg at 8pm on Friday, May 12 is now officially sold out…

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Belgrade-born blues guitarslinger Ana Popovic, WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan and stand-up comedian Gilbert Gottfried have all been booked for upcoming shows at the Cohoes Music Hall. Tickets are now on sale…

OPENERS: Singer-songwriters Kieran Kane & Rayna Gellert will open for Sarah Jarosz at The Egg on Thursday (March 9).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield will be hosting upcoming concerts by Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, comedian Janeane Garofalo, Bobby Sweet and the tribute band double-bill of the Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ’69. Tickets are on sale now…