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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Tuesday 8/5/08 |   |

We have new dates for Relient K, Barry Manilow, Anberlin and Raul Malo. We have links to items about Tim McGraw fighting copyright infringement suit, The Police trying not to fight, Gnarls Barkley trying to be somewhat normal, Lost Highway's newest member, songs banned by the BBC and wireless music for rich folks. Hmmmm ... Looks like we have a pretty good last update of the day!

Overnight Sensation …

The following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours were written by our writers while they were naked. Paints a rather unsettling mental image, doesn't it?

Why Be Normal? - Singer/songwriter Ben Folds is headed out in support of his long-awaited third solo release, Way to Normal.

This Tour Will NOT Self-Destruct - Iconic comedian Robin Williams has announced he'll hit the road this fall for the first time in six years.

Link-O-Rama …

Tim McGraw fighting $20 million copyright lawsuit over "Everywhere" - Fox News

More than one year after they started, and two nights before they finish, The Police are almost at peace - Associated Press

Sonos debuts its second generation music system today. If you've never heard of Sonos, that means you probably can't afford it - Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

What do Billie Holiday, Frankie Laine, The Byrds, Sex Pistols and D Mob all have in common? They all recorded songs that were eventually banned by the BBC - The Times Online U.K.

Even though Anna Marie Burke is the newest member of Lost Highway, she's no stranger to country music - Kings County Record

The wild, wonderful, and sometimes bizarre world that is Gnarls Barkley - Boston Herald / The Edge

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Barry Manilow has more Vegas shows. The place is the Las Vegas Hilton and the dates are September 25, October 2, 23 & 30, November 13 & 20 and Decmeber 18. Mr. Manilow also adds a December 8 gig in Manchester, England.

Alt rockers Anberlin add shows for Halloween and the first week of November. The Halloween gig is at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. November shows include November 1 in Philadelphia at The Troc, November 2 in DC at the 9:30 Club, November 3 in Norfolk at NorVa, November 5 in Charlotte at Amos' Southend, November 6 in Atlanta at The Masquerade and November 7 at Lake Buena Vista, Florida (outside Orlando) at House Of Blues.

Relient K update today with a few extra October shows - October 12 in Ridgefield, Connecticut at Ridgefield Playhouse, October 13 in Allentown, Pennsylvania at Crocodile Rock Café and October 15 in Philadelphia at Electric Factory.

Finally, we have three new Raul Malo listings - December 17 in Houston at House Of Blues, December 18 in Dallas at House Of Blues and April 2 in Ridgefield, Connecticut at House Of Ridgefield Playhouse.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Jessica Simpson, Tony Furtado, Richard Shindell, Girlyman, Garnet Rogers, Cheryl Wheeler, Micah P. Hinson, Madonna, Margaret Cho, Spiritualized, Jake Owen, Robin Williams, Ben Folds, Marianne Dissard, Phil Lesh & Friends, Senses Fail, Edwin McCain Band, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists, big and small. Just goes to show you that being anal retentive isn't all that bad.

That wraps up our Tuesday effort at making the world a better place through tour dates. Hope we were of service to you and that you'll drop by again tomorrow. Adios!

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