Posted in music | tour dates on February 13, 2012

Levon Helm

Now a three-time Grammy winner, Levon Helm, former drummer of the Band, took the award for best Americana album last night, with his record Ramble at the Ryman.

Unfortunately, Helm was unable to attend the awards show due to an undisclosed "medical procedure" which also forced the postponement of his February 10th show at the Wellmont Theater in NJ. He's also sitting out of the next Midnight Ramble. His site reads: "Levon will be undergoing a medical procedure that will necessitate his absence from the February 25th Ramble. We wish him the best and we know he will have a speedy recovery. We'll continue with the normal Ramble schedule with special guests joining the band." We also wish him the best and a speedy recovery!" The last Ramble happened on 2/4 (they've been on a break since).

Things are looking good though because tickets are already on sale for a makeup NJ show taking place April 6 at The Wellmont Theatre. All tickets purchased for the canceled performance will also be honored at the show in April. Levon's next scheduled show is March 2nd in MA. All dates are listed below.

Opening for Helm at Wellmont, is Deer Tick, who will also be headlining their own NJ show at The Stone Pony on April 20 (tickets).

All Levon Helm, and all Deer Tick tour dates are listed below.

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THE LEVON HELM BAND - 2012 TOUR DATES
March 2, @ Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA
March 13 and 14, @ Northern Lights Theater , Milwaukee, WI
March 16 and 17, @ Old Town School Of Folk Music, Chicago, IL
March 19, @ Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
March 23 and 24, @ Tarrytown Music Hall, Tarrytown, NY
March 30, @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom , Hampton Beach, NH
April 6, @ The Wellmont Theater, NJ
May 5, @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival , New Orleans, LA
Friday, May 25, (Levon's - Birthday Bash Ramble) @ Ulster Performing Arts Center , Kingston, NY

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DEER TICK- TOUR DATES 2012
02.14. Bunk Bar- Portland, OR, US
03.02. Snowball Music Festival- Avon, CO, US
03.10. Gasparilla Music Festival- Tampa, FL, US
03.21. Apollo- Barcelona , ES
03.22. El Loco- Valencia , ES
03.23. Moby Dick- Madrid , ES
03.24. Intzaurrondo- San Sebastian, ES
03.26. Hafenkneipe- Zurich , CH
03.27. MTC Club- Koln, DE
03.28. Paradiso- Amsterdam , NL
03.29. Bi Nuu- Berlin , DE
03.30. Molotow- Hamburg , DE
03.31. Poppodium 013- Tilburg , NL
04.02. Orangerie- Brussels , BE
04.04. Garage- London , UK
04.06. The Wellmont Theater- Montclair, NJ, US
04.20. The Stone Pony- Asbury Park, NJ, US
05.25. Sasquatch Festival- George, WA, US
06.14. The Frendly Gathering- Windham, VT, US
06.17. Clearwater Music Festival- Croton Park, NY, US

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Comments (8)

Can someone seriously explain why bands book shows at the Wellmont and not New York City? Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Levon, Stephen Colbert, whoever, they all do it. Someone here once said it had to do with booking everyone on the tour into expensive NYC hotel rooms, which sounds ridiculous, given all the ways around that.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 7:22 PM

^^
'Cause it's a nice 1000+ capacity room in a decent town that's close to NYC on bus and train lines, but doesn't necessarily screw up your ability to also play in the City, proper?
Also, that's where Stephen Colbert lives.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 8:29 PM

also because you don't have to live in New York City to like music

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2012 10:16 PM

Is it just me or has Levon Helm always in the hospital for something? I mean I know the guy is in his early 70's, but why continue with all these shows, if he's gonna be sidelined all the time?

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 11:22 AM

levon had throat cancer and had to have lots of really expensive treatment, without insurance, and went into deep debt as a result. part of the reason the ramble tix are so expensive, aside from the fact that it's an awesome and unique experience that can command those prices, is b/c he is/was still in the hole not long ago. i would imagine he's doing ok for himself now, but i couldn't say for sure.

he also loves what he does, and i can't blame him.

Posted by Anonymous | February 14, 2012 10:20 PM

Also, that's where Stephen Colbert lives.

Posted by Souq | February 22, 2012 6:03 AM

I am intrigued with the undisclosed medical procedure they are saying. What might that be?

Posted by Peter F. Spittler | February 10, 2013 6:15 AM

cool

Posted by jordon | August 6, 2013 2:56 PM

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