Someday the world's population will be split into two categories - those who work for Live Nation, and those who buy tickets from Live Nation - Los Angeles Times
Elton John planning film musical about AIDS with Ben Stiller in mind - MSNBC / Access Hollywood
The Australian government is providing funds for 10 up-and-coming Aussie bands to tour the country. Sure, that sounds unusual. That is, until you remember that Australia's Arts Minister is former Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett - The Sydney Morning Herald
Aside from today's divorce announcement, did you know that Madonna is the world's richest performer? Now you know why God created pre-nups - Telegraph U.K.
Ra Ra Riot keeps on keeping on - New York Post
Rock cartoonist Ray Lowry whose work appeared on The Clash's London Calling album, dies. He was 64 - BBC News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We just posted several new 2009 Euro listings for Oasis. Playing the continent during January and February, stops include Nantes, France, at the Zenith on January 12, Dresden, Germany, at Messehalle on January 15, Berlin, Germany, at the Arena on January 18 and Vienna, Austria, at Wiener Stadthalle on February 26. The band also adds a June 20 date for Slane Castle in Dublin.
Eddie Money also updates today with new listings for early 2009. Mr. Money's concert calendar now includes January 10 in Biloxi, Mississippi, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi, January 16 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at Sandia Resort and Vegas on January 24 at Boulder Station Hotel & Casino. Other new 2009 dates include May 1 in Manistee, Michigan, at Little River Casino and Orlando, Florida, on August 17 at Marriott World Center.
Agnostic Front adds December dates in the Western States. New stuff includes the 9th in W. Hollywood, California, at the Key Club, the 17 in Colorado Springs at Black Sheep and the 18th in Denver at Marquis Theater.
And Leo Kottke updates today with a few new stops for next year - March 24 in Santa Barbara, California, at Marjorie Luke Theatre, April 2 in Kent, Ohio, at the Kent Stage and April 4 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, at Colonial Theatre.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Josh Gracin, John Waite, Jimmy Wayne, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Soulive, The Kingston Trio, The Streets, The Wailers and Tuck & Patti.
And that is where it stands at the halfway mark. Stay current with all the latest concert information with Your Latest Update, posting around 3 pm (PDT) on Pollstar.com!