The Planner, Feb. 21: Morrissey, other shows on sale today, plus more SXSW news
Morrissey announced a U.S. tour earlier this week, in advance of the release of a new solo album he started recording in January. Moz and singer-songwriter Kristeen Young are scheduled to play Austin Music Hall on May 24, much to the delight of local fans who bought tickets to last year’s canceled date at the very same venue. (The singer canceled virtually all of his tour dates in 2013, citing various health concerns.) Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
More shows on sale at 10 a.m. Friday:
• Chuck Ragan at the Mohawk (May 5)
• Band of Skulls, SACCO at Emo’s (May 12)
• Grieves at Stubb’s (May 13)
• Matt Pond PA at Red 7 (May 27)
• Neon Trees, Smallpools at Stubb’s (June 2)
• Tech N9ne at Emo’s (June 20)
• A-Trak, SALVA at Emo’s (June 28)
• Lionel Richie, CeeLo Green at Austin360 Amphitheater (July 10)
A bit further out: C3 announced earlier this week that Tori Amos will bring her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour to the Long Center for the Performing Arts on July 30. Tickets will go on sale next Friday, March 7.
They’re coming fast and furious these days:
• Earlier this week, Waterloo Records announced the schedule for its popular parking lot shows during South by Southwest. Jake Bugg is the biggest name on the lineups for the free shows, which run from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, March 12-15.
Bugg is in the final slot, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Other notables include Tony Joe White on Wednesday, Mary Lambert on Thursday, Turin Brakes on Friday and Mobb Deep on Saturday.
• Ben Kweller, Del Castillo and James McMurtry are among the dozen acts booked for the second annual Austin360 Rock the Lot, set for Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, in the west parking lot of the Austin American-Statesman.
The free event runs from 2 p.m. 11 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday in the shadow of the Congress Avenue bridge. Friday’s lineup features Del Castillo, Vallejo, McMurtry, Alpha Rev, Lincoln Durham and Wally West & Them Lostbound Souls. Saturday’s acts are Kweller, Jonny Kaplan & the Lazy Stars, Cord Carpenter Band, Little Brave, Nakia, Akina Adderley, the Peterson Brothers and Girling.
Food trucks will be on site, along with booths carrying locally brewed beer.
— Peter Blackstock
Free party watch: Austin360’s mobile-friendly SXSW side party guide is now live and it includes hundreds of free parties and events. Check it out at projects.statesman.com/sxsw; we’re adding more parties every day.
Next week in Austin360
We have details on another strong music lineup — this year’s acts at Rodeo Austin, which is March 1-16. Plus, we’ll have our monthly look ahead at comedy and Latino cultural events.