Average Ticket Prices
Steve Earle $45.78      Tech N9ne $28.47      Phillip Phillips $39.24      Mannheim Steamroller $56.73      Umphrey's McGee $27.54      Steely Dan $97.61      The Expendables $17.38      Steve Aoki $36.77      Galactic $31.91      Paramore $37.94      OneRepublic $35.27      Boston $49.52      John Legend $67.37      Lady Antebellum $56.27      Blitzen Trapper $19.29      Theresa Caputo $67.15      ZZ Top $65.12      Santana $86.76      Against Me! $18.99      Straight No Chaser $42.25      Cher $90.04      Tedeschi Trucks Band $51.03      Brett Kissel $24.24      Kings Of Leon $54.48      The Neighbourhood $25.18      Chris Tomlin $28.31      Heart $56.03      Dr. Dog $23.76      Willie Nelson $59.21      "Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County" $45.83      John Hiatt $59.41      Eli Young Band $28.77      Jay Z $110.54      Jake Shimabukuro $34.77      Marc Cohn $44.84      Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band $61.59      The Band Perry $42.61      The Wild Feathers $14.17      The Mavericks $42.37      Backstreet Boys $49.34      Justin Moore $33.52      The 1975 $19.72      Beyoncé $117.39      Neutral Milk Hotel $35.63      Pink $86.43      Trans-Siberian Orchestra $54.20      Brit Floyd $40.91      Il Divo $67.71      Mötley Crüe $51.55      Skillet $27.79      
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Midday Update

12:07 PM Wednesday 8/20/08 |   |

Lunchtime on the Fresno Coast and from the database we have new listings for A Cursive Memory, Zebrahead, Sonya Kitchell and Mickey Avalon, and from the news guys we have links to items about the RIAA using comic books in its fight against music piracy, third-party ticket venues blamed for leaving concert-goers SOL in the U.K., Memphis Int'l Airport says it ain't renaming itself after Isaac Hayes anytime soon, Shaggy talks about Shaggy and the device that makes music notation as easy as singing into a mic.

Link-O-Rama …

Third party ticket websites blamed for leaving fans empty-handed for Reading and Leeds music festivals - Guardian U.K.

BAM! OOF! POW! The RIAA turns to comic books to educate kids about music piracy - InfoWorld

Why stay home trying to convert that song you just wrote into music notation when you can have a computer do it for you? - Coolest-Gadgets.com

Jamaican reggae artist Shaggy says no one can pigeonhole him. So don't say you haven't been warned - Telegraph U.K.

Don't hold your breath waiting for the Memphis International Airport to rename itself in honor of Isaac Hayes - Associated Press

Facing another boring day at the office? Check out this worst cover songs of all time list from Entertainment Weekly

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Sonya Kitchell adds new listings for New York, Colorado, Utah and Arizona. New on Ms. Kitchell's touring calendar is October 1 in NYC at Bowery Ballroom, October 17 in Aspen at Belly Up Aspen, October 18 in Salt Lake City at Urban Lounge and October 28 in Tucson at Club Congress.

A Cursive Memory sweeps through clubs in North America during October and November. Newly posted dates include October 1 in Anaheim at Chain Reaction, October 9 in Des Moines at House Of Bricks, October 17 in Pittsburgh at Diesel Club Lounge, November 1 in Atlanta at The Masquerade, November 8 in Little Rock at The Village and November 16 in West Hollywood at the Troubadour.

Zebrahead slots a romp through Japan for late November / early December. Stops include November 26 in Sendai at Zepp Sendai, November 27 & 28 in Tokyo at Studio Coast, November 30 in Yokohama at Bay Hall, December 1 in Nagoya at Diamond Hall, December 2 in Fukuoka at Drum Logos, December 4 in Hiroshima at Club Quattro and December 5 in Osaka at IMP Hall.

And Mickey Avalon takes his "unique" style of rap to nightclubs throughout the U.S. Dates include November 2 in Albuquerque at Launchpad, November 7 in Houston at Warehouse Live, November 13 in Boise at Knitting Factory and November 19 & 20 in San Francisco at Slim's.

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Livewire, Reel Big Fish, Simple Plan, Tannahill Weavers, The Charlie Daniels Band, WAR, Tuck & Patti, The Presets, Terri Clark, Soul Asylum, Slide, Simone, Sarah Silverman, Julio Iglesias, Goldfinger, Eddie Money and Family Force 5.

And that's the scoop at the halfway mark as we begin a marvelous Hump Day afternoon here at the Pollstar.com compound. Don't miss Your Latest Update, coming up at 3 pm (PDT)!

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