Aug 17Finally: Indiana observes Central Time during each DeerCreek season (April through October). [this is IMPORTANT! i once almost missed a show driving from ohio to indiana during the summer cuz of the time zone thing.]
Deer Creek Music Center,
12880 E. 146th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060
Opening act: Iggy Pop
TM venue [non-exclusive]
On-sale date: April 25 at 10am [time TBD]
Directions: If traveling from the Indianapolis International Airport, take I-465 East to I-69 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). If traveling from Chicago, take I-65 South to I-465 East to I-69 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). 329 Miles. If traveling from St. Louis, take I-70 East across Indianapolis to I-465 North to I-60 North to exit 10 (State Road 238). 268 miles. If traveling from Louisville, take I-65 North to I-465 East
More notes: "As you might remember, on the Grateful Dead's last tour in 1995, there was a 'riot' at their first Deer Creek date. A bunch of the fans outside participating in the lot scene tore down the back wall of the venue and got inside. As a result, ever since then, security at Deer Creek in the parking lot has been strict to the point of absurdity. As soon as you're parked, they're at your heels shoving you in the venue. So don't expect to meet up with other people out in the parking lot - security won't let it happen. They've done this at every show I've ever been to at Deer Creek since the riot."
Also, and probably more seriously, the local police agencies have a
nasty habit of picking shows that attract what they consider an
'undesirable' element and choosing those shows to setup after-concert
checkpoints on the road to/from I-69 to check for drugs and booze. They
do it a couple of times a year... and while I doubt that they'll pick
PJ, I can't guarantee they won't. I always go out the back way to
Indiana 37 anyways... they never check that road.
Even more notes: if you're sitting in the lawn, a perfect spot is about 1/3 of the way up, so not only can you see the band, but the big tv screens overhead...also, a lot of the time they let people in way-early, so try to get there early to check out the soundcheck...if nothing else but to hear it.
More: "Deer Creek in the middle of nowhere. Basically, it is located between the Hatfield's and the McCoy's farms. Not really any easy way in or out. A great campground is located just a few minutes away in Pendleton. It is visible from the highway off to the left when heading north on I-69. The campground usually fills up quick though...
Indiana state police are tough. Drinking and drugs receive
absolutely no tolerance. Moreover, Indiana is reputed for their use of
excise officers who basically arrest underage drinkers. They are NOT
usually uniformed. All you get is the flash of the badge and your
citation and perhaps an all expense paid trip to the local lockup.
Aug 18Opening act: Iggy Pop
Breslin Student Events Center,
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State University
1 Birch Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
TM event; tix available through TM and the Breslin Center box office ONLY
On-sale date: Thursday, April 23 at 10am -- if you are going to buy tickets at the box office, you need to get a wristband the day before. Four ticket limit. TM outlets will be doing a lottery.
Driving Distance from previous show: 239 miles
Aug 20Opening act: Cheap Trick
1250 de la Gauchetiere Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Not a TM venue: tix available through Admission
On-sale date: April 11 at 12 noon
Base price: $35 CDN
Directions: Molson Centre sits at the corner of Saint-Antoine and de la Montagne downtown.
Notes: If you're crossing the border from the U.S. for this show, be
sure to allow extra driving time in order to go through Canadian Customs & Immigration.
If you tell them you are going to see PJ (and they will probably know about
the show), be prepared for anything from a cursory search to being pulled over
and having your car torn apart. And needless to say, DON'T bring anything across
the border you shouldn't.
Driving Distance from previous show: 574 miles
Aug 22Opening acts: Cheap Trick, All Systems Go, Hayden, Cracker
100 Molson Park Drive
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
On-sale date: May 9 at 10am
Base price: $35 CDN; 10 ticket limit
Capacity: 38,000 [general admission]
No seating chart - GA venue
Notes: "Bring lots
of food and water, because depending on the promoter, it might get
pricey. Also bring some sunscreen and an umbrella, 'cause you'll be
outside and at the mercy of the elements. This venue usually has a good
vibe, and no one stays in their seats (there are none). Even from far
back, the sound is pretty good."
Directions: By Car: From Toronto: Take Hwy #401 to Hwy #400 North. Exit at Molson Park Drive. Alternate Routes: Hwy #27 or Hwy #11.
Notes:"Park at the Wal-Mart (or Kmart, or whatever the hell it is)
just to the right (when heading north) just before you hit the exit for the
park. You'll save yourself about 2 hours. You'll save 30mins on the way in,
and at least an hour and a half on the way out. This way you're not in a rush
to leave, because you don't have to wait in the line!"
Driving Distance from previous show: 364 miles
Aug 23Opening act: Cheap Trick
Palace of Auburn Hills,
2 Championship Drive
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
On-sale date: May 30 at 10am - WRIST BANDS
GIVEN OUT STARTING TOMORROW, 5/28! There are a ton of regulations for this sale
- if you plan on trying to get tickets for this show, then read this press
Maps & directions
Driving Distance from previous show: 273 miles
Aug 25 Opening act: Iggy Pop
Star Lake Amphitheatre,
On-sale date: April 4 at 10am
Directions: Twenty-five miles due west from downtown Pittsburgh on Route 18 south in Burgettstown, Pa. The amphitheatre is also conveniently located for concert-goers from Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland.
Notes: "First, if the show is sold out there will be a five stop check point, a very big hassle! One counts heads, one takes fees, the other looks at tickets and counts heads...just unreal. You can pay $6.00 for "privilege parking"...but take the walk, it's not to bad. You can bring a blanket, but no chairs, beverages, or food inside. You can rent/buy those once inside. They have everything but my mom onsale there too...even a record shop [NRM]...and it all ranges from affordable to pricey.
"They serve mixed drinks, and have food from fast food chains, to fine dining. You can even buy a picnic basket to take to the lawn. [although with PJ, that would be kinda' funny.] Warning: Once inside the venue, you CANNOT LEAVE and be readmitted. And a special note to some who don't know...there are shuttles to take you to the Starlake and bring you back for a fee. It's on their website, I believe.
"You can tailgate in the parking lot, and they don't like the alcohol... but if you are peaceful, you'll have no problems. Inside the bathroom lines are incredibly long. As is getting into the place itself. Fans will be given the hassles of being turned away with ANY recording or photography equipment...and they check every square nook of your body to find something. They use a metal detector wand. However, the place is nothing but opened forest with mesh orange fence. You can easily alley oop something through it, and retrieve it once inside. Hint...have a friend in first.
"There is room there for a "pit", and the first chairs are some 20ft. from the stage. Seeing the show from the "pavillion", no matter where you are seated, is pretty okay. From the lawn, you can see the stage...but NOT in great detail, but not to worry...there are 7 monitor screens. The sound system is great, and I understand that Starlake has just spent some thousands of dollars, boosting their system even more! This place is a direct shot to get to from downtown Pgh, and traffic isn't a big deal until you've reached the ramp that actually leads up to the venue. And since this thing is in August, bring a jacket or pants or something to keep you warm! Once the sun goes down, you'll be chilled."
Driving Distance from previous show: 292 miles
Aug 26 Opening act: Iggy Pop
Blossom Music Center,
1145 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
On-sale date: April 11 at 10am -- 4 ticket per person limit
Base price: $32.15
Notes: "You may want to tell people that this venue does seem to be
out in the middle of nowhere after you get off the main highway exit. If they
think they've taken a wrong turn, they probably haven't... there's signs the
whole way there."
Driving Distance from previous show: 136 miles
Aug 28 & 29Opening act: Iggy Pop
Blockbuster Music Entertainment Center,
Also known as the "e-centre"
1 Harbour Blvd.
Camden, NJ 08103
On-sale date: April 4 at 10am EST
Base price: $26, plus "applicable fees"
Notes: Several people have noted the fact that while the closest major city to this venue is Philly, the venue is in fact in Camden, NJ, which was a very dangerous place when Caryn lived on the East Coast, and apparently hasn't changed. You are cautioned to not leave anything valuable in your car during the show, and not to walk around the area outside of the venue, since the local criminal element tends to target concert-goers. Be CAREFUL!
Driving Distance from previous show: 306 miles
August 31Opening act: Mudhoney
Hardee's Walnut Creek Ampitheater,
3801 Rock Quarry Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 831-6400/(919) 831-6666 (Triangle)
On-sale date: June 6 at 10am
Base price: $23
Directions: Located Southeast Of Raleigh Just Outside The Beltline. Exit Beltline (I-440) At Rock Quarry Or Poole Rd. The Amphitheatre Is Located At The Intersection Of Rock Quarry Rd. And Sunnybrook Rd.
Driving Distance from previous show: 411 miles
Sept 1Opening act: Mudhoney
2002 Lakewood Way
Atlanta, GA 30315
TM venue: (404) 249-6400 is the local TM number
On-sale date: April 3 at 4pm EST
Directions: The Lakewood Amphitheatre is 3.8 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 3.5 miles from Hartsfield Airport. Take I-75/85 Lakewood Freeway West Exit. Follow signs to Amphitheatre. Or
Take MARTA to the Lakewood / Ft.McPherson station. Shuttle buses are available to and from the front gate of the amphitheatre.
Notes: "If you have lawn seats, be prepared to bring rain gear. Atlanta in September is pretty wet, and the lawn turns into a mudslide rather easily."
Driving Distance from previous show: 396 miles
Sept 3Opening act: Mudhoney
One Civic Center Plaza
Birmingham, AL 35203
Not a TM venue; TicketLink
On-sale date: May 2 at 10am
Seating chart [no floor seats on this map]; Seating chart w/floor seats [but sucks for the other sections]
Notes: "If you're driving, and you get there early, you might get lucky and get a parking place underneath the overpass. There's usually no charge to park there. Otherwise, there are parking lots in the surrounding blocks of the BJCC, averaging $4 to $5 a pop. Also, the Civic Center is not located in an especially safe part of town. Lock your car, keep valuables in the trunk, etc."
Driving Distance from previous show: 150 miles
Sept 4 Opening act: Mudhoney
650 N. Academy Street
(864)467-0008 [venue hotline]
Not a TM venue; tickets sold through ETM:
888-386-8497. Please read this info
for more ticket buying details!
Tickets will be available at the box office, through an 800 number, at Bi-Lo grocery stores and "on the internet" (whatever that means!)
On-sale date: June 6 at 9am
Hotline number: (864)467-0008
Seating chart: we've been
informed that for this show, the floor is GA, while the stands are reserved
Directions: The Bi-Lo Center is located on Interstate 385 in downtown Greenville, facing East North Street. [parking map]
Driving Distance from previous show: 296 miles
Sept 6Opening act: Mudhoney
1600 Stadium Drive
Knoxville, TN 37928
(423) 974-0953 (venue)
Not a TM venue; ticketing is usually handled by Tickets Unlimited, (423) 656-4444
On-sale date: April 25 at 9am
Capacity: 24, 535
Directions: Located on the University of Tennessee campus.
Maps available on this website or this website
Driving Distance from previous show: 163 miles
Sept 7Opening act: Mudhoney
GTE Virginia Beach Ampitheatre,
Virginia Beach, VA
3550 Cellar Door Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
On-sale date: May 16 at 10am
Parking is included in the price of the ticket
Directions:From 1-64 @ Indian River Road (4.7) miles: east on Indian River Road to Ferrell Parkway; continue on Ferrell Parkway to Princess Anne Road; continue On Princess Anne Road, right onto Concert Drive.
From Route 44 @ Independence Boulevard (3.8 miles), south On Independence Boulevard to Princess Anne Road; left on Princess Anne Road, right onto Concert Drive.
Driving Distance from previous show: 552 miles
Sept 8Opening act: Ben Harper
East Rutherford, NJ
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Directions: From North (Rts.80 & 95 & George Washington Bridge): Take NJ Turnpike South, when it divides use the western spur, towards East Rutherford. Take Exit 16W, follow signs to the Meadowlands
From South (Newark Airport): Take NJ Turnpike North. When it divides use the western spur towards the George Washington Bridge. Take Exit 16W, follow signs to the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
From Lincoln Tunnel: Stay on main road (I495) to Rt. 3 West. Do
not take the Turnpike. Keep right on Route 3. Follow signs to the Meadowlands Sports Complex using Exit 4, Route 120. Continue following signs.
From Garden State Parkway: North: Take Exit 153 to Route 3 East, Exit 4, Route 120. South: Take Exit 153A to Route 3 East, Exit 4, Route 120.
Public transportation: there are buses to the Meadowlands running from the Port Authority before and after the show. However, they suck.
Driving Distance from previous show: 442 miles
Sept 10 & 11Opening act: Ben Harper
Madison Square Garden,
New York, NY
7th Ave & 32nd Street
New York, NY 10010
(212) 465-MSG1 (6741)
Directions: Get on a subway to 34th St
Driving Distance from previous show: across the river =)
Sept 13Opening act: Ben Harper
Meadows Music Theater,
61 Savitt Way
(860)548-7370 [venue info]
Not a TM venue - they use ProTix
On-sale date: April 11 at 10am
Base price: $28.55
Directions: From I-91 Northbound: Take Exit 32B (Trumbull Street.) Take a right off the exit. Go over the R.A. Moody Overpass. Meadows will be on your left.
From I-91 Southbound: Take Exit 33 (Jennings Road.) Take a right off the exit. Go to the first light and take a left onto Weston Street. Meadows will be on the right.
From I-84 Eastbound: Take exit 50 (Main Street.) Go straight to the third light. Take a left onto Market Street. Go over the R.A. Moody Overpass. Meadows will be on the left.
From I-84 Westbound: Take exit 50 (Main Street.) Take a right off the exit. Go over the R.A. Moody Overpass. Meadows will be on the left.
Driving Distance from previous show: 115 miles
Sept 15 and 16Opening act: Ben Harper
Great Woods Center,
Mansfield, MA [south of Boston]
Not a TM venue - they use NEXT Tickets
On-sale date: April 4 at 9am (both shows)
Seating chart [HUGE image, warning]
Notes: Parking is included in the price of your ticket, but apparently sucks (seems to be a common problem).
Directions:From Boston: take I-95 South, to Exit 7A-140 South, follow for 3 miles. From Worcester: take 495 South, to Exit 11. From Providence: take I-95 North, to Exit 6A-495 South, to Exit 11. From Cape Cod: take 495 North, to Exit 10-123, follow 123 West to 140 North.
Note: It might be a good idea to note that those coming from south of Providence can avoid going through the city by taking I-295 around it. The exit for 295 is Exit 11. It connects with I-95 again in Massachusetts around Exit 4 or 5. It's not that big of a deal, but I know some people like avoiding traffic. Plus 95 through Providence can get really tough at times. The travel time is roughly the same.
More Notes: "Just wanted to let anyone from out-of-town traveling to Great Woods know that there is not much there in terms of lodging. The venue is well ouside the city which makes it very intimate and relaxed, but sacrifices resources such as lots of nearby hotels or restaurants."
Driving Distance from previous show: 97 miles
Sept 18Opening act: Ben Harper
Merriweather Post Pavilion,
Broken Land Parkway
(410)730-2424 or (301)982-1800
Not a TM venue -- they use ProTix
On-sale date: June 20 at 9am
Directions: MPP is located in Columbia, Maryland between Baltimore and Washington D.C. and is readily accessible from I-95.
Driving Distance from previous show: 415 miles
Sept 19Opening act: Hovercraft
Voters for Choice benefit
18th and C Streets, NW
On-sale date: August 8 at 9am (through TM)
From VA West I-66 East toward D.C. cross over & stay in right lane, following signs to Constitution Ave.; from Const. Ave, take left on 18th St. Constitution Hall is between C & D Streets.
From VA South:
I-95 North to Wash Beltway Intersection, then 395 N toward D.C. take Arlington Memorial Bridge Exit, go over bridge, staying to the right. You will be on Constitution Ave. Take left on 18th St. Constitution Hall is between C & D Streets.
From Md North:
I-95 South to Wash Beltway (495) toward Silver Spring. Take Exit 31B, Georgia Ave South, toward Silver Spring. Within 1/4 mile, take right on 16th St & follow downtown. Take right on I St., left on 17th st., right on Const Ave. then right on 18th St. Constitution Hall is between C & D Streets.
From MD West:
270-S to Wash Beltway (495) east Toward D.C. take Exit 31B, Georgia Ave South, toward Silver Spring. Follow directions above.
Driving Distance from previous show: n/a
September 22 & 23Opening act: Rancid
Coral Sky Amphitheatre,
West Palm Beach, FL
601-7 Sansbury's Way
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
On-sale date: August 8 at 10am (through TM)
Base price: $23
Fan club ticket note: If you are a Florida resident with a current fan club membership, you should receive a postcard in the mail allowing you to buy 2 tickets to this show. You will be given this opportunity, even if you have purchased fan club tix to a previous 98 date and you CANNOT exchange tickets. Any questions about fan club tickets need to be directed to the Ten Club at
Directions On the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach just minutes West of the Turnpike and I-95. The amphitheatre can be reached from I-95, Florida's
Turnpike, State Road 7 (441), Southern Blvd, Belvedere Road and Okeechobee.
Driving Distance from previous show: 1,036 miles