Average Ticket Prices
Mannheim Steamroller $56.79      Sam Smith $59.67      Salute To Vienna $70.56      Imagine Dragons $52.97      The Tenderloins $52.67      Michael McDonald $67.65      Rittz $21.64      Ed Sheeran $57.73      Maroon 5 $84.22      Mastodon $31.98      Motion City Soundtrack $22.98      Harry Connick Jr. $84.11      "Winter Jam" $11.21      Kathleen Madigan $34.05      John Mellencamp $89.76      Three Days Grace $28.35      Alan Jackson $51.01      Father John Misty $25.13      The Tragically Hip $57.00      Little Big Town $38.94      New Kids On The Block $59.09      Chicago $49.90      Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue $35.19      Juan Gabriel $97.05      Twiddle $17.06      Merle Haggard $82.87      Machine Head $23.04      Paper Diamond $21.83      The Chris Robinson Brotherhood $24.94      Gordon Lightfoot $53.18      Sublime With Rome $29.58      Johnnyswim $24.25      Beats Antique $30.01      Morgan Heritage $19.48      Fifth Harmony $37.53      Kongos $21.71      Eric Church $47.35      Casting Crowns $29.01      Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club $47.67      ZZ Top $62.53      The Tea Party $30.09      Purity Ring $24.06      Theresa Caputo $59.23      Nashville Symphony $39.61      Ana Popovic $26.72      Alton Brown $57.13      Jason Isbell $37.44      Straight No Chaser $42.70      SOJA $29.42      Trans-Siberian Orchestra $56.82      
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Midday Update

12:01 PM Tuesday 9/9/08 | |

Here is what we have at the halfway mark: New listings for The Jesus And Mary Chain, Rod Stewart, Billy Joel and Shiny Toy Guns, and links to items about Alice In Chains' new album, mixing Irish and Latin music, the one-time-only stream of a Jonas Brothers concert, Apple's latest iTunes / iPod announcements and Microsoft goosing Zune.

Link-O-Rama …

What's the next big thing in music technology? How about file format MXP4 which enables listeners to interact with the music? -Wired / Listening Post

Alice In Chains to record first new album in 13 years - Guardian U.K.

The latest Steve Jobs dog & pony show introduces iTunes 8 - Macworld

Related: Hoping to steal some of Apple's thunder, Microsoft shows off new Zunes - Seattle Times

Isn't it dangerous to mix Irish flute music with Latin Jazz? James Galway doesn't think so - The Australian

American Eagle Outfitters creates new site for one-time-only stream of Jonas Brothers concert - TradingMarkets.com

New film documents heavy metal in the Mid East - Telegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Jesus And Mary Chain travels to Mexico, Peru and Chile this November. New show listings include November 2 in Mexico City at Vive Cuervo Salon, November 4 in Santiago, Chile, (venue TBA) and November 6 in Lima, Peru, at the Convention Center.

Rod Stewart heads to South Africa for a round of December appearances. Stops are December 1 in Newlands at Sahara Park, December 4 in Durban at ABSA Stadium Durban and December 6 in Johannesburg at The Coca-Cola Dome.

Shiny Toy Guns update today with several new October listings. October 1 puts the band in Orangevale, California, at The Boardwalk, October 2 is the San Joaquin's home of rock and roll - Fresno - at The Exit, Dallas gets 'em October 7 for a gig at The Loft and the band plays NYC on October 21 at Santos Party House. Other stops include Orlando, Austin, Reno, San Diego, Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland, Atlanta and Philadelphia.

And Billy Joel adds a couple of Pacific Rim dates - November 12 in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld Arena, and November 15 in Seoul at Olympic Gym.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Chris Pureka, Chick Corea, Chris Botti, Brandon Rhyder, Dub Trio, FemBots, John McLaughlin, Steve Howe, The Bronx, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Toadies.

But that's only the first half of this fine Tuesday in concert data, and we have plenty more dates to whack, stack and pack before our day is complete. Don't miss Your Midday Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), on Pollstar.com!