DUE to miserable ticket sales during the summer concert season, it appears many acts are reluctant to come out this fall.
As for major area arenas, just four acts have been booked to date, and Van Halen, Paula Abdul and Rush are expected to go on the road, but no local dates have been announced.
Some clubs have greatly benefited from the soft arena concert season with bigger-name bookings. Cinderella and Kix, which have played at least theater-sized venues, played Hammerjacks during the past week and more big names appear to be on the way.
The following sparse concert calendar reflects the fear of the acts and the promoters:
Palmer comes to Pier Six Concert Pavilion tonight. Call 625-1400.
Jackson brings soulful sound to Pier Six Concert Pavilion Saturday. Call 625-1400.
Performance is Sunday at Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Call 625-1400.
Rod performs Sunday at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Call 730-2424.
Osmond closes Maryland State Fair in Timonium with show Monday. Call 252-0200.
Rhythm Syndicate, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Coro, Corina, Jomanda, T.K.A.
"The September 6 Slam" is at the York Fair in York, Pa. Call (717) 848-2033.
The Statler Brothers, Sept. 7; Frankie Valli, Sept. 9; Kix, Sept. 11; Sandi Patti, Sept. 12; Alabama, Sept. 13; Garth Brooks, Sept. 14
York Fair in York, Pa. Call (717) 848-2033.
Top and Extreme
RB Performance is Sept. 14 at the Baltimore Arena. Call 481-6000. Luther Vandross Lisa Fisher, Sinbad Sounds of Blackness
Two shows, one Sept. 17 and one Sept. 18, at the Capital Center. Call 481-6000.
F: Sept. 18 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Call 730-2424.
7+ Sept. 19 at Hammerjacks. Call 659-ROCK.
The Conncells and King Missile
7+ Sept. 20 at Hammerjacks. Call 659-ROCK.
Barbara Mandrell The Starland Vocal Band Hard Travelers
Sept. 20 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Call 730-2424.
The Dells Milli Jackson The Manhattans
Sept. 21 at Fifth Regiment Armory. Call 481-6000.
Big Audio Dynamite
7+ Sept. 22 at Hammerjacks. Call 659-ROCK.
E9 Sept. 22 at Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Call 625-1400.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
7+ Sept. 24 Capital Centre. Call 481-6000.
Kathy Mattea Restless Heart
Sept. 27 at Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Call 625-1400. Tommy James & the Shondells Johnny Rivers, The Buckinghams Sam Moore
Sept. 21 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. Call 730-2424. The Mighty Lemon Drops
Oct. 8 at Steeltown. Call 288-3400.