Mike Watt & Nels Cline opening for M Ward @ Summerstage, Constantines touring, opening for EITS in Central Park?
Summerstage in 2008 @ Born Ruffian show (more by Ryan Muir)
Constantines will open the Tuesday, June 30th Explosions in the Sky show at the Central Park Summerstage. Tickets for that show, which does cost money, are still on sale. More EITS dates HERE.
I'm told Constantines is not 100% confirmed for Summerstage.
M. Ward is playing Summerstage this summer as well. His Saturday, August 1st show is free -- and the openers are... Mike Watt and Nels Cline. It's not clear yet whether the duo will actually be playing together, separately, or as The Black Gang. As previously mentioned, "[Watt's] upcoming recording plans include...a separate project to be done with the black gang (Nels Cline from Wilco and Bob Lee), about what he calls 'my autumn.'" Last year some studio footage of Watt & Cline in the studio was posted to YouTube. You can watch that below.
Before all that, Mike Watt, with the Missingmen, has a huge tour planned for late spring. It kicks off on April 17th and runs straight through to Sasquatch Fest on May 24th, with a few days off in early May to record in Brooklyn. It's around that time that Mike appears at both Maxwell's and Mercury Lounge
Nels Cline is in NYC as we speak - continuing with a set of dates this weekend (April 10th-12th) at the Blue Note as part of the Jenny Scheinman Trio.
All Constantines tour dates and Black Gang Videos below...
Constantines - 2009 Tour Dates
Apr 17 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 18 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Manitoba
Apr 21 Ridell Centre Regina, Saskatchewan
Apr 22 The Odeon Events Centre Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Apr 23 Winspear Centre Edmonton, Alberta
Apr 25 MacEwan Ballroom Calgary, Alberta
Apr 26 Wild Bill's Banff, Alberta
Apr 27 Kelowna Community Theatre Kelowna, British Columbia
Apr 28 Vancouver Island University Theatre Nanaimo, British Columbia
Apr 30 Element Victoria, British Columbia
May 01 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
May 02 The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
May 05 Coasters Whitehorse, Yukon
Jun 30 Central Park Summerstage New York, NY #
Jul 01 Harbourfront Centre Toronto, Ontario
# w/ Explosions in the Sky