COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

Vapor in Saratoga Springs has added a pair of new concerts to its 2015 calendar. Wisconsin power-popsters Locksley team up with Local 518 faves the Lucky Jukebox Brigade for a free concert on Saturday, January 17. Doors open at 8pm. WEQX-FM’s free concert series continues with Broncho with Dreamers and Party Boat on Friday, January 30. And southern-rock veterans the Marshall Tucker Band ride into Vapor for a concert at 9pm on Thursday, March 19. Tickets are $20.

Richard Barone (formerly of the Bongos) and Steve Wynn (formerly of the Dream Syndicate) team up for an evening at the Low Beat in Albany at 8pm on Saturday, February 7. Tickets are $10 in advance; $12 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Lady Antebellum is bringing their Wheels Up Tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center with special guests Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt.

The Eighth Step at Proctors in Schenectady has added a new concert to its 2015. Kate Campbell steps into the Eighth Step spotlight on Saturday, February 28. North Country fave John Kirk opens the show at 7:30pm. Ticket prices TBA.

In support of his latest album, Stomachaches, My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero leads frnkiero and the cellabration into the Hollow Bar + Kitchen in Albany on Friday, February 20. Pittsburgh’s Homeless Gospel Choir and New Jersey’s Modern Chemistry are slated to open the show at 7pm. Tickets are $19.65.

POSTPONED: The Duke Robillard Band was scheduled to play a pair of shows at the Van Dyck in Schenectady on Saturday, January 31, but those shows have been postponed to 7 & 9:30pm on Friday, April 3. Tickets are $18 in advance; $22 at the door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The Capital Area Music Awards show that was scheduled to take place on Sunday, January 25 at The Linda in Albany has been cancelled.

Led by Tony Kishman – a former member of Wishbone Ash and the Broadway cast of “Beatlemania” – leads Live & Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney into Proctors in Schenectady at 8pm on Sunday, February 8. Tickets are $39, $49, $59 & $104.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country Con 2015 – a new, two-day country music festival – is coming to the Empire State Plaza’s Convention Hall in Albany. Headliners are Joe Turner and Sugarland’s Kristian Bush.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Three new concerts have been announced for The Linda in Albany – Charlie Parr with J.D. Wilkes, Seth Glier and the April Verch Band. Tickets are on sale now.

C.B. Smith & the Lucky Devils celebrate the release of their new album, Bluebird, with a concert at the Kleinert James Arts Center in Woodstock at 8pm on Saturday, January 24. Advance tickets are $15; $10 students & seniors.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The much-postponed concert by Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo has been re-scheduled once again for The Egg in Albany. The new date is 8pm on Wednesday, April 29. All tickets purchased for the previous show dates – October 7, October 14 and December 14 – will be honored for the new date.

Gilbert Gottfried – stand-up comedian, former voice of the AFLAC duck and current cast member of “Celebrity Apprentice” – is spending a weekend in Nippertown next month. He’ll be doing shows at the Comedy Works in Albany at 7:30 & 9:30pm on Friday, February 20, in addition to Wolf’s 1-11 in Colonie at 8pm on Saturday, February 21 and at the Comedy Works in Saratoga Springs at 9:30pm on Saturday, February 21. Tickets for all four shows are $30 each in advance; $35 at the door.

Comedian Kevin Meaney is also headed into Wolf’s 1-11 in Colonie at 8pm on Friday, January 16. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.

Nashville rock trio Sound & Shape head into Albany’s Madison Theatre at 7:30pm on Sunday (January 11). Tickets are $5 in advance. Also headed into the Madison are Mike Zito & the Wheel at 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 14 ($10 in advance; $12 at the door) and the North & South Dakotas at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 24 ($10).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Trumpeter-vocalist Theo Croker has been announced to perform at Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 27.

Newly announced upcoming shows at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock include Abraham & the Groove at 9pm on Saturday, January 10 ($10); Sam & Margot at 9pm on Friday, January 16 ($10); Blue Food featuring Joey Eppard at 8pm on Saturday, January 17 ($10); the 5 featuring David Spinozza, Don Byron, Chuck Lamb, Karl Latham and Scott Petito at 9pm on Saturday, January 24 ($20); and Patti Rothberg at 9pm on Friday, January 30 ($10).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Frank Spadone, Micheal “Wheels” Parise and Mike Marino are the three stand-up comics featured on the upcoming “Italian Bad Boyz of Comedy” tour which is slated to make a stop at The Egg’s Hart Theatre in Albany. Tickets are $30, $40 & $50.

The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park is hosting “Rock the Crowd,” a DJ battle between DJ Rookie and Ace Boogie, at 8:30pm on Saturday, January 17. Big Ray hosts. DJ Ketchup opens. And the crowd decides the winner… Tickets are $20 in advance; $23 at the door.

The Wood Theater in Glens Falls plays host to the Irish Comedy Tour – featuring Derek Richards, Mike McCarthy, Joey Carroll, Jim Campbell and Derrick Keane – at 8pm on Friday, February 20 ($30). “The British Invasion/American Revolution of the 1960’s” offers a vintage rock tribute concert at 2pm on Saturday, April 4 ($30). And then at 7pm that same night, it’s a concert by the Beach Party Boys with Neil Diamond tribute artist Mark Thomas ($30).

OPENERS: X Ambassadors are slated to open the show for Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness at Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall on Thursday, January 22.

The Falcon in Marlboro has a batch of intriguing shows on its January calendar, including Alexis P. Suter’s Ministers of Sound (matinee on Sunday, January 11), Sultans of String (Sunday, January 11), Blue Chicken (January 17), Tim Ries’s Rolling Stones Project featuring Bernard Fowler and members of the Stones’ touring ensemble (January 23), Jesse Harris with Rabbits in the Rye (January 24), Cocomamma (January 25), Beppe Gambetta (January 29) and Buffalo Stack (January 30).

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