Thursday, March 11, 2010

ATTENTION NERDS: Our Leader Is Hittin' The Road

A few hours ago Conan O'Brien sent the following message via Twitter:

April 12: Eugene, OR @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts

April 13: Vancouver, BC Canada @ Orpheum Theater
April 16: Spokane, WA @ INB Performing Arts Center
April 17: Enoch, AB Canada @ River Cree Resort & Casino
April 18: Seattle, WA @ Seattle Center, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
April 22: San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
April 23: San Francisco, CA @ Nob Hill Masonic Center
April 24: Universal City, CA @ Gibson Amphitheater
April 29: San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theater
April 30: Phoenix, AZ @ Dodge Theater
May 1: Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms
May 4: Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
May 5: San Jose, CA @ San Jose State University Events Center
May 6: Sacramento, CA @ Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
May 9: Boulder, CO @ Mackey Auditorium
May 10: Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 13: Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
May 14: Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
May 15: Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theater
May 16: Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theater
May 18: Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theater
May 19: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
May 20: Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
May 22: Toronto, ON Canada @ Massey Hall
May 30: Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Spa & Resort Event Center
June 1: New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
June 2: New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
June 4: Boston, MA @ Wang Theater
June 5: Boston, MA @ Wang Theater
June 6: Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
June 7: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
June 8: Washington, DC @ Constitution Hall
June 11: Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
June 14: Atlanta, GA @ Fox Theater

There are assorted VIP and Meet & Greet packages available. Look for second shows to be added in cities where the schedule permits.

He's in Dallas a couple of days after my birthday so I'm hoping to score tickets to that show.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Multiple music-related outlets are abuzz this morning over a rumor that MUSE will be performing at Stubb's in Austin on March 20.  According to Pollstar, the band is playing Houston on March 18 with their next-scheduled show being in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 29.   Stubb's event calendar has Minus the Bear and The Drums playing on March 20.  Of course it doesn't mention whether that show is taking place on the indoor or outdoor stage.  Metric is being mentioned as the opening act for Muse.  They have a show in Tempe, Arizona on March 17 with their next show scheduled for March 21 in Seattle, Washington.  

Regardless of where or when the Muse show takes place - assuming it does take place - it will be a rare opportunity to see this band in a club setting.  And that's exactly part of why South by Southwest has the reputation it does.

I'll be in Cleveland on March 20, most likely at a Lake Erie Monsters game.  If you happen to make it to the Muse show let me know what I missed.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MELVINS Album Title And Release Date Announced

The Melvins have announced that The Bride Screamed Murder will be released on June 1, 2010.

That's the same day they hit the road. Melvins fans in San Diego will be cramming to decipher the album's lyrics in time for the show at The Casbah. Click here to view tour dates, cities, and venues.