O.A.R. provides a rather hefty update for the first half of November as the band adds dates in Wisconsin, Iowa, Alabama, West Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maine and New Jersey. Playing colleges and universities, a sampling of the new data shows the group landing in Ames, Iowa, on November 3 for a gig at Stephens Auditorium on the Iowa State University campus. The November 5 date takes place in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Wright Center at Samford University. November 11 is Morgantown, West Virginia, at the West Virginia University Coliseum and November 15 is Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, at Bucknell University.
Bob Dylan loads up on Ontario dates today, adding November gigs throughout the province. Stops include London on the 11th at The John Labatt Centre, Oshawa on the 12th at General Motors Centre, Sudbury on the 13th at Sudbury Arena, Kingston on the 15th at K-Rock Centre and Ottawa on the 16th at Scotiabank Place. Mr. Dylan also adds a November 18 date for Montreal at the Bell Centre.
Rise Against adds a slew of 2009 Europe and U.K. dates today. Vienna shows up on the schedule as a February 3 date at Gasometer. Germany is well-represented with new listings for Munich (February 4), Leipzig (February 6), Berlin (February 7), Bielefeld (February 8), Cologne (February 9), Saarbrucken (February 11), Wiesbaden (February 12) and Hamburg (February 13). Other stops include Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, Bristol, Leeds, Norwich and London.
And we have a couple of Dublin shows for Tina Turner - March 27 and April 12, with both shows taking place at The O2.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for The Safes, The Spinners, The Spill Canvas, Tara Jane O'Neil, The Black Keys, Shearwater, Radar Bros., Nick Moss & The Fliptops, Nadja, Monotonix, Marc Broussard, Kayo Dot, Jana Hunter, Gregg Wright, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Dave Koz, Bonedrivers and Alpha Rev.
And it's down to 2 hours of research time and 50 pounds of raw concert data in the hopper. Don't miss your last update of the day - The Closing Bell - posting sometime around 5 pm (PDT) on Pollstar.com!