New York Concertpalooza

12 Apr

Disclaimer: Concerts may not come with sick light show

Happy Monday everyone. Well, I should say, happy Monday morning everyone. After a long weekend of little sleep, I am back to blogging with a big smile on my face. I thought we would do a little concert preview on the Music Court today. Summer always brings warm weather and large, triumphant tours. There are a lot of good ones this summer. For today’s post, we will explore some of the names that are going to be popping up (hopefully not just in New York) in your area this summer (and one in the fall). I will do this in chronological order and let you know my feelings on the concert below it. Keep in mind, there are several other amazing tours going on this summer. This is only a short sampling. I would love to hear your thoughts on all of these concerts and others below. Please comment. I urge you.

State Radio and John Butler Trio (June 15, 2010 at Central Park Summerstage)

State Radio and John Butler are good friends. They enjoy very similar things, music being a big knot holding the friendship together. This summer they have decided to let the country hear the fruits of their friendship. And, I am PSYCHED! State Radio and the John Butler Trio are two extraordinary bands. The John Butler Trio will come into this tour riding the success of their new album April Uprising. State Radio, who released their newest album last September, will certainly enjoy Butler’s company while they bang out their own great hits. This should be an exciting concert.

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Carole King and James Taylor (June 15,16,30 at Madison Square Garden)

It is always exciting when two lyrical masters take the stage together. This combination offers an unusual opportunity to see King and Taylor perform their old hits. They will most definitely make the biggest arena on Earth feel like an intimate venue.


YES and Peter Frampton (June 26 at Jones Beach Theater)

Welcome back to 1970’s rock. The stuff that happened before it all went to you know what. YES and Peter Frampton will pair up for a 25-city USA tour this summer that will most definitely be a blast. Frampton is hitting the road in support of his new release, Thank You Mr Churchill, which is set to hit the music world on April 27. YES will tour without vocalist Jon Anderson or keyboard player Rick Wakeman who both have ongoing health issues. Yet, guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, and drummer Alan White, will join forces with Wakeman’s son Oliver on keyboard and Benoit David on lead vocals. It should be a fun concert.

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David Gray and Ray LaMontagne (Aug. 19 at Jones Beach Theater)

David Gray and Ray LaMontagne are sensitive singer/songwriters and their brand of music is relaxing and stunning. When I saw that they were co-headlining, I was understandably excited. Both Gray and LaMontagne’s recent releases were great successes and it will be awesome seeing them on stage together. This a concert where venue can make the show. If the Jones Beach summer night is cool and airy, with a light sea breeze swirling through the air, the music will be elevated to a heavenly level.

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Roger Waters (Oct. 5 at Madison Square Garden, Oct. 12 at Nassau Coliseum, Nov. 3 at Izod Center)

Yes, you have that right. Three dates in the tri-state region. Buffalo will even get Roger Waters. Waters’ tour will focus on the 30th anniversary of The Wall and I am really looking forward to it. I will definitely come home for school for one of these dates. Roger Waters put on an amazing show during his Dark Side of the Moon Tour a few years ago. This fall should be no different.

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Rumors: The best concert rumor out there is a potential huge Paul McCartney tour that may be his last hurrah. Keep checking back. I hope it happens

2 Responses to “New York Concertpalooza”

  1. tour dates tickets April 14, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I am so going to Roger Waters on this tour he is great in concert.

  2. Matt Coleman April 14, 2010 at 10:28 am #

    Yes, he puts on an extraordinary show. I cannot wait to see him this fall.

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