The 15th Farm Aid benefit concert has been confirmed for September 21 at the Post-Gazette Pavilion, just outside of Pittsburgh, making it the first time the event's being staged in the Northeast. Performers will include Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young, in addition to new Farm Aid board of directors member Dave Matthews. Other acts are tba. For the fifth consecutive year, the show will be telecast live on CMT.
Hennessy Privilege Music Tour To Showcase R&B
The Hennessy Privilege Music Tour will hit 10 select cities nationwide beginning in mid-September. Headliner Kelly Price will be joined by special guests Dave Hollister and Glenn Lewis, in addition to both established and emerging R&B artists. Dates will be announced in August, when tickets go on sale.
Hennessy has deep roots in the music community through a variety of established events such as the Cognac Hennessy Jazz Search, the Hennessy Presents…concert series and the Hennessy New Music Showcases.
Woody Guthrie Tribute Tour Set for First Quarter 2003
Jimmy LaFave, Ellis Paul and Slaid Cleaves are the core artists on the upcoming Woody Guthrie tribute tour, billed as "Ribbon of Highway-Endless Skyway: A Concert In The Spirit of Woody Guthrie, running February 1-March 1. Joining the club/theater tour on select dates will be either Eliza Gilkyson or Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion. For more information, go to www.valdenn.com/woodyguthrietribute).
The Val Denn Agency in booking the tour and can be contacted at 512-847-7161 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Music (2 shows)
February 2 Ann Arbor, MI The Ark
February 3 Lexington, KY Woodsongs Radio
February 5 Nashville, TN The Ryman, Nashville, TN (special guests TBA)
February 10-12 TBA
February 13 Oklahoma City, OK
February 14 Dallas, TX
February 15 Austin, TX, Cactus Cafe (Union Theater)
February 16 Conroe, TX Creighton Theater
February 19 Washington, DC area
February 20 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater 1894 (tent.)
February 21 Westport, CT Westport Art Center
February 22 Somerville, MA Somerville Theater
February 23 New York, NY (tent.)
February 26 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theater
February 28 Tampa, FL Palladium Theater
March 1 Tucson, AZ Berger Center (No Ellis Paul)
Strokes Sidelined By Broken Ankle
The Strokes have been forced to cancel three of their five dates (July 15, 17-18) with Weezer, after Julian Casablancas, the group's frontman, broke his ankle. A post on their Web site says they will rejoin Weezer on July 29 in Atlanta at Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater and July 30 in Antioch, TN at AmSouth Amphitheatre.
moe. Joins Robert Plant On Tour
Prior to their own fall tour, Jam band moe. has snagged eight support dates (September 2-13) on Robert Plants' upcoming fall US tour. Just prior to heading out with Plant, moe. will host the 3rd Annual moe.down August 30-September 1 at the Snow Ridge Ski Area in Turin, NY, as reported earlier. This year's artists include Medeski, Martin and Wood, Galactic, The Derek Trucks Band, Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Jamie Masefield, Danton Boller and Jon Fishman, Particle, Robert Randolph Band, Gordon Stone Trio, Gabe Dixon, Ha Ha the Moose, Al & the Transamericans, Small Appliance's, Uncle Sammy, RAQ, Seth Yacovone Band, Dr. Jah and the Love Prophets, Los Blancos and rearview.
The band is in preproduction for a forthcoming album due out in the first quarter of 2003.
moe. Dates with Robert Plant:
September 2 Cleveland, OH, Playhouse Square Center
September 4 St. Louis, MO, Fox Theatre
September 5 Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
September 7 Denver, CO, Fillmore Auditorium
September 9 Berkeley, CA Berkeley Comm. Theatre
September 10 Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Bowl
September 12 Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theatre
September 13 Las Vegas, NV, Hard Rock Hotel – The Joint
September 20-21 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
September 22 Ithaca, NY State Theatre
September 24 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
September 25 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
September 26 Kalamazoo, MI State Theatre
September 27 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room
September 28 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre