Yes, we know we're late. But good things come to those who wait and we have magnificent updates for Pink, Jackson Browne, Kathleen Edwards and Oasis, and links to spectacular items about Wal-Mart downsizing its CD selections, Swedish police arresting, then releasing Syrian singer George Wassouf, putting the upcoming Beatles video game in perspective and A Wilhelm Scream submitting to a Q&A.
Swedish police release Syrian singer George Wassouf. The artist and another man were arrested for possessing cocaine - Associated Press
Wal-Mart downsizing its CD inventory to make way for Blue-ray DVDs - Home Media Magazine
In the greater scheme of things is the upcoming Beatles video game all that important? - Globe & Mail
Byron Lee of Byron Lee & The Dragonaires dies - RadioJamaica.com
A Wilhelm Scream shouts out a Q&A - UWeekly.com
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Pink is set to conquer Australia come May and June. New dates for the singer include May 23 in Perth at Burswood Dome; June 4 in Newcastle at Newcastle Entertainment Centre; June 9, 10, 26, 29 & 30 in Haymarket at Sydney Ent'ment Centre; June 15 & 16 in Boondall at Brisbane Entertainment Centre and June 18, 20, 21, 23 & 24 in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena.
Jackson Browne eyes Europe in the springtime. Details include Berlin on April 15 at the Arena; Stuttgart on April 20 at Theaterhaus; Antwerp on April 25 at Queen Elisabeth Hall; Oslo on May 2 at Sentrum Scene and Rome on May 10 at Accademia di S. Cecilia.
Kathleen Edwards updates today with new dates for the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Edwards plays Cincinnati at the 20th Century Theatre on February 2. February 10 brings her to Kitchener, Ontario, for a show at The Gig. Toronto is checked for February 13 at Trinity Church and Knoxville, Tennessee, at the Square Room is listed for March 13.
And Oasis fills up its February calendar with European dates. A sampling shows the band in Madrid on February 12 at Palacio de Deportes; Barcelona on February 13 at Pavello Olimpic De Badalona; Rome on February 20 at Palaottomatica and Florence on February 24 at Nelson Mandela Forum.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Peter Mulvey, Michael Martin Murphey, Melissa Ferrick, Juke Joint Duo, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Hamilton Loomis, Family Force 5 and Ellis Paul.
That's what's shakin' at the halfway mark. Don't miss The Closing Bell, posting sometime around 5 pm (PST) on Pollstar.com!