COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements


By Greg Haymes

Fronted by the sleek and fashion-forward look-alike twosome of Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, the luscious alt-pop band Lucius is back with their new sophomore album, Good Grief, as well as a tour that will be bringing them to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Wednesday, June 22. Margaret Glaspy will open the show at 8pm. Priced at $10.27 in advance; $15 at the door, tickets go on sale on Friday (March 11). And shifting from the sublime to the ridiculous, Insane Clown Posse is returning to UCH at 6:30pm on Saturday, May 7, performing their 1995 album Riddle Box, in its entirety.

James McCartney – yes, the son of Paul McCartney – returns to Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Monday, June 13. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bob Dylan hasn’t been around these parts since headlining the Americanarama Music Festival at SPAC in 2013 with Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham. But now he’s headed to Tanglewood in Lenox with soul-gospel great Mavis Staples opening the show. Tickets go on sale on Friday, March 18.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton has added a handful of new concerts, highlighted by British folk-rock pioneers the Strawbs (electric no less!) at 7pm on Thursday, May 26 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door) and roots country/blues singer Valerie June at 7pm on Thursday, June 9 ($17.50 in advance; $20 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Tickets for two new concerts coming up at The Egg’s Hart TheatreBela Fleck & the Flecktones and the AndersonPonty Band (featuring Yes’ Jon Anderson and jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty) – go on sale on Friday (March 11).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Comedian Bill Burr is bringing his stand-up show to the Palace Theatre in Albany as part of his Third Party Tour. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 11).

There doesn’t seem to be too much going on at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock these days, but the venue has added new shows by Pink Talking Fish at 8pm on Thursday, April 7 ($12) and Elephant Revival at 9pm on Saturday, April 30 ($15).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country star Miranda Lambert brings her Keeper of the Flame Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, along with support acts Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 11).

The Cock ‘N Bull up in Galway has bolstered its live music output with upcoming shows by Mile Twelve on Saturday, March 26; Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys on Friday, April 29; the Black Feathers on Friday, June 24; and singer-songwriter Ana Egge on Friday, July 15. All shows start at 8:30pm.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown has go some fine concerts on tap this summer, including the String Cheese Incident with Twiddle. Tickets go on sale on Thursday (March 10).

The Skivvies – the comedy-pop duo of Lauren Molina (cello, vocals) and Nick Cearley (ukulele, vocals), who perform in their underwear – return to Greater Nippertown for three shows at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield – at 8 & 10pm on Saturday, May 28 and 7 pm on Sunday, May 29. Tickets are $40.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell brings his Higher Truth Tour to Albany’s Palace Theatre this summer. Tickets go on sale on Friday (March 11).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Live! Folklife Concert Series at the Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has announced its season of free concerts, including the Mike + Ruthy Band, Cold Chocolate, Tim O’Shea, Regina Delaney & Friends, the Lazy Suns, Ozere, Olivia Quillio, Marc Berger, Ken & Brad Kolodner and David Burgess.

SOLD OUT: State Champs’ homecoming show at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park on Sunday (March 13) is now officially sold out.

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