COMIN’ SOON: New Concert Announcements

By Greg Haymes

Bolstering the concert line-up at the Cock ‘n Bull in Galway are eclectic New Orleans favorite Sasha Masakowski at 8pm on Friday, October 6 ($10); former Gregg Allman Band guitarist and bandleader Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 2 ($50, includes dinner); and the return of the Matt Flinner Trio at 7:30pm on Thursday, November 16.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Led by former David Bowie band alum Adrian Belew, Mike Garson and Gerry Leonard, the 2018 “Celebrating David Bowie” touring tribute concert is booked for just 18 U.S. cities, including Albany where the tour will make a stop at The Egg. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 29).

The Hangar on the Hudson in Troy has beefed up its fall calendar with the addition of David Bowie/The Cure guitarist Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends at 8pm on Saturday, October 14 ($20); Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkins at 8pm on Friday, November 17 ($15); and the return of hometown hero Sean Rowe at 8pm on Saturday, November 18 ($20).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: David Rawlings returns to The Egg with an all-star band (including, of course, Gillian Welch) in support of his new solo album, Poor David’s Almanack. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 29).

Fresh from her headlining performance at MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass festival, Brandi Carlile plays a solo acoustic concert at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie at 6pm on Sunday, November 12. A Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation benefit concert to help fight breast cancer, tickets are $79 & $125; $165 includes meet & greet. Also new at the Bardavon, comedian Louie Anderson takes the stage at 7pm on March 18. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $34; Golden Circle $49; VIP $69 (includes meet & greet & his new book).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Vermont-based jam band favorites Twiddle are returning to Albany’s Palace Theatre for a two-night stand. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Saturday (September 30).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: TV and Instagram fave-turned-hip-hopster Cardi B is headed into Albany’s Times Union Center, where she’ll be joined by YFN Lucci, Charly Black, Famous Dex and Lil Pump.

Utopia Soundstage in Woodstock is also hosting a Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation benefit concert to fight breast cancer, this one featuring singer-songwriter LP at 7pm on Saturday, October 14. Tickets are $25.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: After a featured performance at MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass festival, the Wood Brothers are returning to Greater Nippertown for a concert at The Egg.

Nashville-based genre-bustin’ band Judah & the Lion bring their Going to Mars Tour to the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm on Tuesday, March 13. Priced at $22 in advance; $25 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (September 29). Also new on the UCH calendar is Walk the Moon, who take the stage at 8pm on Wednesday, January 17. Priced at $30 in advance; $33 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, October 6.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: We’re not sure that you can actually call this a “concert,” but the Paramount Laser Spectacular is presenting “The Music of Pink Floyd” at Albany’s Times Union Center. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am on Friday (September 29).

Melissa Etheridge is bringing her holiday show, “Merry Christmas, Baby,” to the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston at 8pm on Saturday, December 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am on Friday (September 29), priced at $43, $65, $75 & $105. Also new at UPAC, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons step into the spotlight at 8pm on Saturday, April 7. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $79, $99, $129 & $249.

CANCELLED: Timeflies – originally slated to play Clifton Park’s Upstate Concert Hall on Thursday, October 12 – has cancelled its upcoming tour, stating, “There’s no good way to say this, but after careful thought and consideration we will unfortunately be postponing the tour until the Spring. We had hoped to finish our latest project before hitting the road and we feel like we need to get it done so we can give you the best show possible.” Refunds are now available for all ticketholders.

In support of his recently released album Life & Love, Tears & Laughter, veteran singer-songwriter-activist Charlie King will be joined by Reggie Harris in concert at Mabee Farm Historic Site in Rotterdam Junction at 2pm on Sunday, October 8. Tickets are $10.

IN CASE YOU MISSED: It’s now been two years since Kenny Rogers announced his farewell tour, but he’s still going strong, bringing his Christmas & Hits Tour with Linda Davis to the Cool Insuring Arena (formerly the Glens Falls Civic Center) this holiday season. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (September 29).

SOLD OUT: The Stephen Stills/Judy Collins concert at The Egg in Albany on Sunday, October 8 is now officially sold out…

OPENERS: Andrea Gibson will open for Ani DiFranco in concert at The Bardavon in Poughkeepsie on Friday, October 6.

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