Wanna go to Miley Cyrus' "sweet 16" b-day party at Disneyland? You'll need $250 - Entertainment Tonight
It's been awhile since we we've heard the "iTunes to start music subscription service" rumor - Wired / Listening Post
Looks like Avril Lavigne will play Malaysia after all - The Canadian Press
Public Enemy denies it planned on free show in Denver to coincide with Democratic National Convention, but agrees to work with protest group Re-Create 68 to see if such a thing is possible - Rocky Mountain News
MySpace v. Facebook - will music ultimately make the difference? - The Washington Post / TechCrunch.com
Texas Ballet Theater cancels live music, says ballerinas will have to pirouette to recorded music. This comes as a surprise to the Dallas Opera Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra since both orchestras had planned to perform with dance performances - The Dallas Morning News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We have lots of new September and October dates for Cross Canadian Ragweed. The latest version of the band's routing shows them playing Starkville, Mississippi's State Theatre on September 16, the Lyric Oxford in Oxford, Mississippi on September 17, Athens, Georgia at the Athens Theatre on September 25 and Madison, Wisconsin on October 13. Other stops include New Orleans, Indianapolis, Urbana and Huntsville.
Jackson Browne updates today with new listings for New York, California, Alabama and Mississippi. Details include NYC on September 21 at United Palace, L.A. on October 5 at the Orpheum Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama on October 24 at the Alabama Theatre and Biloxi, Mississippi on October 26 at Beau Rivage Theatre. Mr. Browne also adds an April 6, 2009 date for Gateshead in the U.K.
Reverend Horton Heat books yet more 2009 dates, showing that he's one road dog who loves his tour bus. New on the schedule is Denver at Ogden Theatre on January 30, Fort Collins the next day at Aggie Theatre, Colorado Springs on February 1 at Black Sheep, February 5 & 6 is Vail at Sandbar Sports Grill, February 7 is Aspen at the Belly Up, February 15 puts the Rev. Heat in Santa Cruz, California at The Catalyst and February 22 is House Of Blues in W. Hollywood.
And we have a couple of new ones for John Wesley Harding. Look for Wes at Flat Street in Brattleboro, Vermont on October 3 and in Brooklyn, New York on October 27 at Union Hall.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Kristin Hersh, Justice, Jeffrey Foucault, Lisa & Mojo Filter, Mark Hummel, Paul Case, Sonia Leigh, The Beggars Guild, The Futureheads, Unwritten Law, Garaj Mahal, Hawthorne Heights and Brian Wilson.
There you have it, the first half of today's tour date extravaganza. Find out how the second half is getting along in Your Latest Update, coming up around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!