By Greg Haymes

Three months ago, Colony in Woodstock presented a concert by Glenn Tilbrook. Now it’s been announced that they’ll also play host to the other half of Squeeze, Chris Difford, who brings his “Some Fantastic Place: My Life in and Out of Squeeze”: The Acoustic Book Tour 2019 to town at 8pm Friday, March 8. Tickets are on sale now, priced at $20 in advance; $40 at the door. Other upcoming new shows include the Gabriel Butterfield Band at 8pm Sunday, December 16 ($8 in advance; $10 at the door); Chris Wells & the Silver Spaceship at 8pm Monday, December 31 ($20/$25); Frenchy & The Punk’s record release party at 8pm Saturday, January 5 with the Dust Bowl Faeries ($8/$10); the David Bowie tribute “Acoustic Stardust” featuring Robert Burke Warren and Dennis Yeary at 8pm Saturday, January 12 ($15/$18); Kat Wright with the Wex Malley Project at 8pm Friday, January 25 ($15/$20); Big Sister with the Wex Malley Project at 8pm Saturday, January 26 ($10); and Simi Stone at 8pm Thursday, February 14 ($20/$25).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: KISS is bringing their fire-breathing farewell tour to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center this upcoming summer, and tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Monday (December 3).

Hip-hop fave Ja Rule is slated to step into the spotlight at the Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park at 8pm Saturday, January 19. Priced at $25 in advance; $28 at the door, tickets go on sale at 10am Friday (November 30).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Jazz piano wunderkind Joey Alexander is returning to Greater Nippertown for a concert at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10am Friday (November 30).

Looking ahead to January, Caffe Lena has the cure for cabin fever with a jam-packed month of music highlighted by the Grand Slambovians at 8pm Friday, January 4 ($25), Peter Yarrow at 8pm Friday, January 11 and 3pm Saturday, January 12 ($60), John Gorka at 8pm Friday, January 25 ($25) and bluegrass greats Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at 4 & 8pm Saturday, January 26 ($28).

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: First Night Saratoga has announced the line-up of performers for the annual New Year’s Eve celebration throughout Saratoga Springs, including Sydney Worthley, Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, Sawyer Fredericks, Sirsy, Ramblin Jug Stompers, Mountain Mayhem, Bovine Social Club, the Hetko, Siegel & Syracuse Trio, Belle-Skinner, Big Fez & The Surfmatics, Mark Tolstrup, Paradox Saints and lots more.

RESCHEDULED: The concert by Art Garfunkel at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall that was wiped out earlier this month by a snowstorm has now been rescheduled. Tickets purchased for the original date are valid for the new date.

Glad – featuring Mark Rivera, Jeff Kazee and Rich Pagano – plays the music of Traffic at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock at 8pm Saturday, February 2. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11am Friday (November 30).

CANCELLED: The concert by Joshua Radin that was originally scheduled for The Egg in Albany on Saturday, January 5 has been cancelled. Refunds are available at the place of purchase…

Jazzstock presents the Steve Slagle Quartet’s celebration of the music of Dewey Redman in concert at Senate Garage in Kingston at 7:30pm Sunday (December 2). Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Country music hitmaker Lorrie Morgan and Mark Wills are headed into Rivers Casino & Resort Event Center in Schenectady. Tickets are on sale now.

R&B Hall of Famer and Tony Award winner Melba Moore takes the stage at the Woodstock Playhouse on Saturday, March 30 with Destan Owens opening the show at 7:30pm. Tickets are $45, $55 & $65.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Contemporary country hitmaker Thomas Rhett is finally slated to make his headlining debut at the Times Union Center, after his concert slated for last September was cancelled. He’ll be joined by Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson and Rhett Akins.

The Bearsville Theatre in Woodstock welcomes Grateful Dead tribute band Reflections at 7pm on Sunday, December 9. Tickets are $15

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES: Milton will open for Chris Smither at Club Helsinki in Hudson at 8pm on Friday, December 7, replacing Laurie Sargent, who was initially announced as the opener.

OPENERS: The Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park has announced that the openings acts for The Kooks concert at 8pm on Monday, February 25 will be Barns Courtney and Future Feats.

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