Diversity highlights this fall's arts and entertainment calendar Pop concerts

September 13, 1990|By Nestor Aparicio

The fall concert season is shaping up to be quite dry not just in this area but throughout the country. Many bands had a difficult time selling tickets in the summer, therefore managers are leery about sending their other acts into the drought.

Only two major arena shows have been announced -- one a holdover from the summer -- and many local clubs are also suffering empty dates because record companies are pulling tour money from bands.

* Billy Idol and Faith No More perform on Sunday at the Capital Centre in Landover. Idol's "Charmed Life" had a major hit with "Cradle of Love," but sales have slowed since then. He is back with a very theatrical set and new guitarist Mark Younger-Smith.

* Joe Jackson's Workshop at Hammerjacks on Oct. 14 is the first local appearance by England's angry piano player in more than a year. Seeing Jackson in such a small venue is a rare treat.

* Fleetwood Mac performs at the Cap Centre on Nov. 7. This show has been scheduled and rescheduled three times since July, but it appears Mick Fleetwood and company will finally roll in to perform songs from "Behind the Mask," which isn't even a new album anymore.

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