The Devil Wears Prada MIGHT be playing SXSW 2009 - more photos... photo by Clint Gilders - Staff Photographer
It's not just snow that has been fluttering around Austin over the last week, as flurries of more SXSW rumors blew into town as well.
All you Morrissey at SXSW rumor fans can take heart that the mighty meatless one has left space in his current tour schedule for a trip to Austin in March. On the prowl and with a new album to promote, and back from Europe as well, odds are running high that he will do a SXSW stop. Look for this to be a Stubb's show most likely.
It is true that I have heard rumors of both Elton John and Billy Joel making SXSW appearances in 2009, though others in the industry consider it "unlikely". Still if you review the tour schedule, they are touring together, and if you check closely they are in Houston on Thursday, then San Antonio on Saturday,which leaves them both free to do SXSW sets on Friday night. Elton already has a back end connection to Austin, being a regular performer at the Andy Roddick Charity Benefit down at the Four Seasons. Logistically all it would take is a piano and a hall big enough to hold them. Look for this to be an Austin Music Hall show, if it happens.
Finally some other bands that are known to be "penciling in" SXSW09 gigs include The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, and The Airborne Toxic Event.
Have you got a tasty SXSW snowflake you'd like to share? Drop me a note! Maybe we'll get enough to make a snowman.