Bruce Springsteen to guest on a couple of Joe Grushecky dates, Goo Goo Dolls to headline NFL’s London event, Charlie Daniels Band keyboardist dies, and Chris Tucker canceled in Albany.
The Boss In Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh media outlets are reporting that Bruce Springsteen will appear on a couple of concerts headlined by Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers. So far, there’s no mention of the shows at BruceSpringsteen.net.
The concerts are scheduled for Nov. 3-4 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall with Composure opening on both nights, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tickets go on sale Oct. 18.
The Rainforest Fund's 21st Birthday Celebration, Carnegie Hall, NYC
May 13, 2010
Goo Goo Dolls’ NFL Date Means Schedule Changes
The Goo Goo Dolls will headline the pre-game show at the NFL’s Pepsi Max International Series in London Oct. 23. While this is great news for Brits looking forward to seeing the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers battle it out at Wembley Stadium, it also means the band has had to tweak its American schedule in order to travel across the pond.
The Goo Goo Dolls’ gig scheduled for Oct. 22 at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, N.H., has been moved to Nov. 19 and the Oct. 23 concert at Warner Theater in Torrington, Conn., has been moved to Nov. 17. Check out GooGooDolls.com for more info.
Meadow Brook Music Festival, Rochester Hills, Mich.
July 17, 2011
Charlie Daniels Keyboardist Dies
The Charlie Daniels Band lost a longtime member with the passing of keyboardist Joel “Taz” DiGregorio.
The 67-year-old musician died Wednesday evening from injuries sustained from an automobile accident west of Nashville that occurred while en route to meet the band’s tour bus. DiGregorio had played keyboards for the Charlie Daniels Band for more than 40 years and had co-written many of the group’s hits, including “The Devil Went Down To Georgia.”
“I am in shock now, Taz was one of my best friends,” Charlie Daniels said in a statement. “The CDB family has lost a great friend and musician. We traveled many miles together and shared so many nights on the road. We’re going to miss you buddy. You were one of a kind and will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to the family.”
Performing for Allstate 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
July 28, 2008
DiGregorio’s death has resulted in the cancellation of two Charlie Daniels Band dates – tonight’s show in Cumming, Ga., and Saturday’s show in Waterbury, Conn. Visit CharlieDaniels.com for more information.
No Tucker For Albany
Chris Tucker’s Sunday night gig scheduled for the Palace Theatre in Albany, N.Y., has been cancelled, according to the Times Union newspaper, which notes all traces of the event have vanished from the venue’s website.
The newspaper also cites a Live Nation announcement saying the gig was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances.”