Odds & Ends: Face2Face Rescheds, Phish Fans Busted and Country Singer Loses Home To Fire

Get out your calendars, folks. There are more changes in the Elton John / Billy Joel Face2Face tour. Plus, country singer Andy Griggs’ house burned down Saturday and, if you know a good lawyer, you might want to tell the more than 30 Phish fans who were arrested in Cincinnati during the weekend.

It’s official. This fall’s Face2Face co-headlining tour featuring Elton John and Billy Joel is now a winter outing.

Photo: AP Photo
Roman amphitheatre, Pula, Croatia

The tour was supposed to launch during the first week of November, but flu and an E. coli infection sidelined John. Then, when John was ready to resume touring, an unexplained illness knocked Joel down for the count, resulting in even more rescheduled gigs.

Now the entire tour has been moved to February and March, and will begin in Seattle Feb. 3.

Here’s the revised schedule:

Feb. 3 & 6 – Seattle, KeyArena At Seattle Center
Feb. 10 – Portland, Rose Garden Arena
Feb. 13 – Oakland, Oracle Arena
Feb. 16 – San Jose, HP Pavilion
Feb. 19 – Salt Lake City, EnergySolutions Arena
Feb. 22 – Denver, Pepsi Center
Feb. 25 – Oklahoma City, Ford Center
Feb. 27 – Kansas City, Sprint Center
March 9 – Buffalo, HSBC Arena
March 11 – Albany, Times Union Center

As reported last week, the North Little Rock show scheduled for Nov. 28 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.

Photo: AP Photo
Foxborough Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.

A Fine Kettle Of Phish (Fans)

For those of you who keep track of such things, Scripps TV Station Group site KYPost.com reports police arrested concert goers during Phish’s two-night stand at Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena Friday and Saturday.

Broken down, that means 10 people arrested Friday and 23 Saturday, most for alleged drug violations.

Nitrous oxide, AKA laughing gas, was the drug of choice for most of those arrested with 12 people ending up in the hoosegow for allegedly possessing or selling the illicit substance.

There were also several arrests for marijuana, including 27-year-old Joshua Duke, who was popped for allegedly selling marijuana peanut butter brownie balls inside the venue.

But Duke wasn’t nearly as unlucky as 30-year-old Kevin Downs who was arrested after police allegedly saw him try to give a bag of pot to someone else. For the gift of giving, police gave him a possession charge.

But not all busts were for drugs.

While trying to find a man who punched a police horse, police came across 24-year-old Kevin Caines. At first, Caines, who was described as “highly intoxicated,” tried to run from police. When that didn’t work, he fought with officers before being arrested. Oh, and one more thing. At one point during the misadventure, Caines allegedly gave police a false name. He’s charged with obstruction of official business, falsification and disorderly conduct.

But mere words cannot describe the looks on the faces of those arrested. That’s why God created mug shots and you can eyeball a few great moments in perp history by clicking here for the complete story posted at KYPost.com.

Where There’s Smoke…

It wasn’t a good weekend for Andy Griggs. The country singer lost his Nashville home to fire Saturday. Fortunately, Griggs and his family escaped without harm but the house was a total loss.

From Griggs’ official Web site:

“Andy and his family are strong in their spiritual faith and they are very appreciative to be alive. Andy is very touched by all of the support of his fans and all of the messages of concern. He wants to assure everyone that he and his family are fine and he expresses his most sincere thanks to all of this fans and friends for their thoughts and prayers at this time.”

Click here for Andy Griggs’ official Web site.