COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements


By Greg Haymes

Mark Mulcahy leads the reunited Miracle Legion in concert at MASS MoCA’s Club B10 in North Adams at 8pm on Saturday, April 8. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $18 in advance; $24 at the door; $12 students; $30 preferred.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The big concert announcement from earlier today? Garth Brooks is coming to the Times Union Center with his wife Trisha Yearwood. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, December 16.

Club Helsinki in Hudson has added a couple of impressive new bookings to its spring concert season with John Doe at 8pm on Thursday, February 23 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door) and Greg Brown at 9pm on Friday, April 28 ($TBA).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Bryan Ferry is coming to Proctors in Schenectady, and we’ve already penciled it onto our Best of 2017 concert list. Priced from $30-$90, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 9).

Down in Woodstock, the Bearsville Theater is playing host to “the Boogie on the Bayou,” a double-bill Mardi Gras weekend concert featuring Marcia Ball and the subdudes at 8pm on Sunday, February 26 ($35, $48 & $55). Also at Bearsville, Melvin Seals & JGB digs into Jerry Garcia’s repertoire at 8pm on Sunday, March 12 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: And SPAC’s first concert announcement for the summer of 2017 is in – Dead & Company are slated to make a return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center at 7pm on Tuesday, June 20. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday.

Other than hosts Wilco, there have been no bands announced yet for the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams. But three-day, all-fest tickets for Friday-Sunday, June 23-25 go sale at 10am on Friday (December 9), priced at the early-bird price of $134; $50 children ages 6-10; FREE children age 6 & under.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Branford Marsalis Quartet teams up with special guest jazz singer Kurt Elling as part of the annual Gala at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Monday (December 12).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The ’60s pop flashback Happy Together Tour is slated to roll into Albany’s Palace Theatre with a hit making line-up that includes headliners the Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie, as well as Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, the Association, the Cowsills, the Box Tops and the Archies’ Ron Dante. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (December 9).

Veteran Boston-based guitarslinger Johnny A. – currently holding down the guitar chair in the latest incarnation of the Yardbirds – brings his own band into the Upper Room in Albany on Thursday, January 12 in support of his latest solo album, Driven. The Holly & Evan Band opens the show at 8pm. Tickets are $15 & $25.

The Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton welcomes Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express with the Bottle Rockets opening at 7pm on Saturday, April 1 ($20 in advance; $25 at the door).
Also Roomful of Blues returns at 7pm on Saturday, November 25 ($22.50 in advance; $25 at the door) – almost a year from now.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New additions to The Egg’s concert calendar include the country a cappella group Home Free and the long overdue Greater Nippertown debut of the long-lost but recently re-discovered Rodriguez.

The Orwells’ new album Terrible Human Beings is slated for release in February, and in support of the album, the band is hitting the road, including a tour-stop at Albany’s Hollow Bar + Kitchen on Wednesday, May 24.

Musical maverick That 1 Guy is slated for a return to the Parish Public House in Albany at 8pm on February 11. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Egg also announced two more new concerts this week – the African music double-bill of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars and Vusi Mahlasela, as well as the SFJAZZ Collective in an evening of music composed and inspired by Miles Davis. Tickets for both shows go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (December 9).

Lookin’ for laughs? Well, a couple of “Saturday Night Live” alums are headed into the Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs. Chris Kattan makes a one-night-only stop, serving up two shows – 7 & 9pm – on Wednesday, January 4. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. And Tim Meadows makes a three-night stand at 8pm on Thursday, February 16 ($10) and 8 & 10pm on Friday & Saturday, February 17 & 18 ($25 in advance; $30 at the door).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington has announced a handful of new shows, including bluegrass favorites the Steep Canyon Rangers with the Punch Brothers’ banjo man Noam Pikelny; the Golden Dragon Acrobats; the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis; and Wynonna & the Big Noise. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 12noon on Saturday, December 17.

Tim Darcy – the frontman for Ought, who earned a big crop of new fans at LarkFest in September – makes a stop at the Half Moon in Hudson at 8pm on Monday, February 13, in support of his debut solo album, Saturday Night. Tickets are $5.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Australian Contemporary Christian pop-rock band Newsboys are headed to the Palace Theatre to perform their hits as well as a new theatrical experience, “God’s Not Dead LIVE! Rivals.” Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (December 9).

OPENERS: Self-described “folk hop ‘n roll” band Judah & the Lion has been added as an additional support act for Twenty One Pilots at the Times Union Center at 7pm on January 25.

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  1. BigMattyC says

    DO NOT miss The Orwells. They could potentially be the future of rock n’ roll. They played a free show at The Putnam Den two years ago (almost to the day), and it was amazing. Channeling early ’90s Kurt Cobain and young Eddie Vedder, but with their own mix of amazing alternative rock, they are not to be missed.

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