Two new shows have popped up on the calendar at Tanglewood in Lenox, making this the biggest pop-music summer at the shed in a long, long, time. Grammy Award-winning jazz keyboardist-composer Herbie Hancock steps into the spotlight on Monday, August 9, in support of his upcoming album, “The Imagine Project,” which finds him collaborating with quite a diverse bunch of musicians from Wayne Shorter to Jeff Beck, from the Chieftains to Derek Trucks, from Seal to Pink. Tix are $21-$71. Also new on the Tanglewood line-up is Crosby, Stills & Nash, who take the stage on Wednesday, September 1 – just five days after they open for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Tix for CSN are $24-$96. Tix for both shows at Tanglewood will go on sale at 8am Tuesday.
The Bearsville Theater in Woodstock has landed the New Pornographers on Thursday, May 6. It’s an intimate evening with the band’s full line-up (yes, that includes Neko Case, just in case you’re wondering). All tix are general admission – $25 in advance;
430 $30 at the door (if there happen to be any left).
As we announced on Monday, Canadian prog-power trio Rush brings their Time Machine tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center amphitheater on Friday, July 23 (which also happens to be opening day at the track). They’ll be playing lots of their hits, some new tunes and the classic “Moving Pictures” album in its entirety. Tix go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday. Reserved seats are $65 and $125; lawn admission is $35.
In other SPAC news, the John Mayer and Train concert which we announced last month has finally officially been confirmed by Live Nation. On sale at 10am Saturday, tix are $69.50 in the amphitheater; $36 on the lawn.
Also up in Saratoga Springs, Skidmore College’s Student Entertainment Company presents JFK of Canadian electronica outfit MSTRKRFT (that’s Jesse F. Keeler, not the other one) with the Walkmen and the Postelles at the Skidmore College Sports and Rec Center on Friday, April 23. Doors open at 7pm, and general admission tix are $20.
Veteran Nippertown hardcore heroes Skinless reunite – with their original line-up – at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 19. Burning Human co-headlines the show. Opening acts include Wasteform, Israfel and Circle Nine. Priced at $12 in advance, tix go on sale at 10am Saturday. Also new on Northern Lights’ calendar is Thrice on Monday, June 21. The show begins at 7:30pm with Kevin Devine, Bad Veins and the Dig. Priced at $17.50 in advance, tix go on sale at 1pm tomorrow (Thursday).
Maybe you caught Antigone Rising at Jillian’s in Albany last month. Maybe it got you to wondering, “Whatever happened to their old lead singer?” Well, wonder no longer. Cassidy makes her Nippertown solo debut at The Linda in Albany on Saturday, June 12. Tix are $15. Also new on The Linda’s calendar is the return of singer-songwriter Tift Merritt on Friday, June 11. Tix are $16.
Singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor returns to town on Friday, April 23 – this time making his debut at Revolution Hall in Troy. Showtime is 8pm, and tix are $30 in advance; $35 at the door.
The following shows are SOLD OUT:
Third Eye Blind @ Northern Lights, tonight
Straight No Chaser @ the Calvin Theater, Sunday, April 18 (3 & 8pm)
Joe Bonamassa @ The Egg, Tuesday, April 20
Brand New @ Northern Lights, Wednesday, April 28
Korn @ Northern Lights, Thursday, May 6
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Saturday, June 5
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Saturday, July 3
James Taylor & Carole King @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 4
Audra McDonald @ Tanglewood, Sunday, July 18
There are LAWN TICKETS ONLY left for the following shows:
The Dave Matthews Band @ SPAC, Friday, June 4
Phish @ SPAC, Saturday, June 19
Phish @ SPAC, Sunday, June 20