Comin’ Soon: New Concert Announcements
The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park will play host to In This Moment’s Hell Pop Tour on Saturday, November 9. Motionless in White, Kyng and All Hail the Yeti kick off the evening’s musical festivities at 7pm. Priced at $20 in advance ($22 at the door), tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 9). Also new at UCH, Taking Back Sunday returns on Friday, October 11 with Polar Bear Club and Transit opening the show at 8pm ($27.50; on sale at 12noon on Friday); Silverstein takes the stage at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 6 ($13 in advance; $15 at the door); and Big D & the Kids Table grab the spotlight on Thursday, December 5, with the Fighting Jamesons and Another All-Nighter kicking off the evening at 7:30pm ($13 in advance; $15 at the door).
Following his sold-out show at Club Helsinki in Hudson last fall, Tony nominee Charles Busch returns with a new cabaret show, “Late Summer Magic,” at 7pm on Sunday, September 1. Tickets are $50.
The Ale House in Troy has booked Mike Farris – former frontman for the Screamin’ Cheetah Wheelies – for an intimate solo show at 9pm on Thursday, August 15. Tickets are $15. Also headed back for a return trip to the Ale House are the one and only NRBQ on Thursday, September 12.
Schenectady native Blake Christiana and his roots-rockin’ Americana band Yarn step into the spotlight at Proctors’ GE Theatre in Schenectady at 8pm on Wednesday, September 18. The concert is a benefit for the youth programs of Schenectady Youth Boxing, and tickets are $22.
After making their initial round of announcements for the upcoming 2013-2014 season, the Eighth Step at Proctors has added another batch of shows to the calendar, including Susan Werner on Sunday, October 20; Kim & Reggie Harris with Magpie on Saturday, December 21; Aztec Two-Step on Saturday, January 11; Brooks Williams with Beaucoup Blue on Saturday, March 1; Annie & the Hedonists on Saturday, March 29; Lou & Peter Berryman with Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen on Saturday, April 12; John McCutcheon on Friday, April 25; John Gorka with Mustard’s Retreat on Friday, May 9; and Holly Near & the Peace Becomes You Band on Saturday, May 17.
Umphrey’s McGee will be making a tour stop at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Friday, October 18. The London Souls open the show. Tickets are $23.50 and go on sale on Friday, August 16.
Popmeisters Fountains of Wayne are headed into the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton at 7pm on Thursday, September 26. Priced at $25 in advance ($28 at the door), tickets go on sale on Friday (August 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Elvis Costello will be playing an intimate solo concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy this fall. Tickets go on sale on Friday (August 9).
And in case you get shut out of tickets for Elvis Costello’s show at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, he is making a few other nearby stops on his upcoming solo tour, including the Calvin Theatre in Northampton at 8pm on Sunday, November 3 ($55, $65 & $75) and the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston at 8pm on Thursday, November 14 ($65 & $75).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg in Albany has just announced five new shows – the John Pizzarelli Quartet, the Andy Statman Trio, Gaelic Storm, Regina Carter and former Yes frontman Jon Anderson. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 14.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers – Beach Boys’ mastermind Brian Wilson and guitar guru Jeff Beck – are bringing their co-headlining tour to the Palace Theatre in Albany. Former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine and David Marks will also be performing with Wilson. Tickets go on sale at 12noon on Friday (August 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Holy holiday happenings! Yes, Donnie & Marie Osmond, those singing siblings from Utah, are bringing their Christmas tour to the Times Union Center. Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 16…
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Colin Quinn brings his new stand-up comedy show, “Unconstitutional,” to The Egg in Albany in November. Tickets are currently on sale.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: There’s no official word from the venue yet, but the Trans-Siberian Orchestra have announced that they’ll be making a stop at the Times Union Center in Albany on their annual holiday tour.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jerry Seinfeld is bringing his stand-up comedy show to the Palace Theatre in Albany. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (August 9).
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And in yet another new concert announcement from the Palace Theatre, Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra is returning this fall. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, August 16.