Overnight Sensation …
Here's the deal. You stay up all night waiting for the following two items to post and you'll have plenty to tell your friends about tomorrow. Of course, you'll be very drowsy while telling them, but that's beside the point.
Hurricane Grace Hits U.K. - Somebody better warn Roger Moore. Iconic singer, model and actress Grace Jones is preparing to descend on the U.K. early next year in support of her long-awaited tenth studio album, Hurricane.
Matisyahu Offers Fans Peek At Light - The hasidic hip-hop and reggae star is giving his fans an early taste of his forthcoming full-length with a four-song EP and a fall tour. Free download!
Jon Bon Jovi disses the John McCain / Sarah Palin campaign for using the Bon Jovi tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home" at rallies. And no, he did not offer "Livin' On A Prayer" as a viable substitute - Reuters
DJ AM describes the plane crash - "I woke up to Travis screaming and the plane engulfed in flames." - MSNBC / Access Hollywood
Who's the newest rap star in London? That would be Colin Powell. Yes, that Colin Powell - The Times Online U.K.
Jury selection begins on Britney Spears driving-without-a-license case, which is sure to set legal precedent for years to come - Associated Press
Madonna and Guy Ritchie aren't the first celebrities to deny something was up only to turn around and confirm what everyone was already saying. Here's a pictorial listing past celebs who have said no, no, no, until they were forced to say yes, yes, yes - The Los Angeles Times (registration required)
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Described as one of the three great things to come out of Holland (Heineken and Van Gogh being the other two), Kraak & Smaak is coming to the United States in November. Playing clubs, dates include November 11 in Austin at The Parish Room, November 18 in Denver at Bluebird Theater, November 20 in La Jolla at The Loft and November 26 in Seattle at Nextar Lounge.
Avenged Sevenfold makes the final deadline today with dates for the last week of November. Catch them on the 28th in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at House Of Blues. On November 29 it's Greensboro, North Carolina, for a show at Greensboro Coliseum. December 3 places the band in Orlando at UCF Arena and November 12 lands the group in Atlantic City for a gig at House Of Blues.
The Veronicas play their native Australia in February. Newcastle gets the ladies on the 13th for a show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. The Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Boondall hosts the band on the 14th. Newtown at the Enmore Theatre is the city and venue for the show on the 16th, and Wollongong at Win Entertainment is the place to be on the 20th. Other cities on the tour include Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
And we have a few new 2009 listings for The Charlie Daniels Band - April 4 in Durant, Oklahoma, at Choctaw Event Center, June 20 in Hastings, Nebraska, at Brickyard Park Amphitheatre and September 5 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, venue TBA.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Grace Jones, Tanglefoot, Alesana, Cleo Laine / John Dankworth, Oasis, Eddie Money, Agnostic Front, Leo Kottke, Josh Gracin, John Waite, The Black Keys, Fastball, John Hiatt, Ray Davies, AC/DC, Lyle Lovett, plus all the bands and artists that needed updating today, as well as a few that didn't. But we updated them anyway.
And that wraps up Hump Day in the world of concert data. Thank you for being our companion on today's journey and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. G'night!