It's been a busy morning here at the ol' Pollstar corral. During the past couple of hours we posted new dates for Boyz II Men, Misery Signals, My American Heart and The Raveonettes. What's more, we now have links to items about 50 Cent, Harlem's Apollo Theatre, Eminem, Wanda Jackson, DRM-protected music, DRM-free music and that song that was deemed too offensive to include in a video game. So, dive in and get busy!
You know that song that was removed from an upcoming video game due to concerns that Muslims might consider it offensive? Here's what the songwriter has to say - BBC News
50 Cent settles child visitation rights with ex-flame - Associated Press
Don't look now but there's a new DRM coming - PC Pro U.K.
Related: Does music have a DRM-free future? - The Age (Australia)
Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre to work with Columbia University on oral history of the venue - Newsday
Sure, you love Eminem as a rapper. But what do you think of him as a memoirist? - The New York Times (registration may be required)
Legendy r&b singer Wanda Jackson does the Q&A - Smithsonian Magazine
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The perpetual touring machine known as Boyz II Men updates today with dates all over the world. New U.S. listings include November 28 in Denver at Ogden Theatre, November 29 in Dayton, Ohio, at Schuster Performing Arts Center and February 20 in Morton, Minnesota, at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel. International engagements include December 15 in Tokyo at Hotel Pacifico, December 18 in Yokohama at Pan Pacific and New Year's Eve in Jakarta, Indonesia, at Istora Senayan.
Misery Signals crosses the equator, not to mention the dateline, and plays a series of shows in Australia in February. Stops include the 4th in Melbourne at Arthouse, the 5th in Toowoomba at Empire Theatre, the 6th in Nambour at the Civic Centre and the 10th in Newcastle at the Cambridge Hotel. Other Aussie towns on the tour schedule enclude Byron Bay, Wyong, Sydney, Greenway, Adelaide and Melbourne.
My American Heart adds a series of December gigs in the western United States. New listings include the 2nd in Phoenix at Modified, the 3rd in Tucson at The Rock, the 5th in Denver at the Marquis Theater and the 10th in San Jose at San Jose Skate. Today's additions also include Albuquerque, Salt lake City, Anaheim and San Diego.
And we have a few new January shows for The Raveonettes - The 15th in Boston at Paradise Rock Club, the 16th in NYC at Webster Hall, the 17th in DC at Black Cat and the 23rd in San Francisco at Bimbo's 365 Club.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Trampled By Turtles, The Presidents Of The United States Of America, The Clarks, Reflex, Oakhurst, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Mad Happy, Kevin Fowler, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros., Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, Jack Ingram, Chester French and Y & T.
But that's only the first half of today and we have more than enough raw concert data to keep us busy for the rest of the afternoon. Don't miss Your Latest Update, posting around 3 pm (PDT).