Overnight Sensation …
Knowledge is power and you'll be like Superman on steroids if you read the following two items scheduled to post between now and early tomorrow morning. Well, maybe not Superman. More like Hulk Hogan on a good day.
USA, No. 1, With A Bullet - Bullet for my Valentine hits the road for the No Fear Music Tour with Bleeding Through and Cancer Bats.
Steve Earle Sings To Washington Square - The singer/songwriter kicks off the second leg of a tour in support of Washington Square Serenade.
Oh, now he tells us. Kid Rock says video of him urging fans to steal everything" was just a joke - Associated Press
Wanna know how to get Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland spitting mad? - Los Angeles Times / The Guide / Soundboard
Tim McGraw has man ejected from his concert for being an idiot - The New York Daily News
The real stars of Nelson Mandela's upcoming 90th birthday celebration just might be 15 orphaned children singing and dancing - The Times Online U.K.
Night out for Cher in Nashville ends with a reportedly intoxicated fan grabbing her - The Tennessean
Shawn Colvin memoir tentatively scheduled for a Fall 2009 release - Associated Press
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Lots of new listings for New Found Glory, including summer shows in Pacific Rim countries as well as a U.S. run in September and October. Look for the band in Jakarta on July 31, Singapore on August 2, Manila on August 4, Osaka on August 9 and Tokyo on August 10. U.S. dates include September 11 in Bakersfield, California (the home of rock & roll in the southern San Joaquin Valley. Or is that Oildale?); September 16 in Boise, Idaho; September 21 in Toledo, Ohio; September 30 in Towson, Maryland; October 3 in Charleston, South Carolina and October 10 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Dresden Doll Amanda Palmer slots a United Kingdom / Europe tour for September and October. Dates include September 27 in Dublin, October 10 in London, October 16 in Zurich and October 20 in Vienna. Ms. Palmer also adds a New York City gig for August 11.
They Might Be Giants add new listings for shows in Minnesota, New York and Massachusetts. Details include September 12 in Minneapolis at First Avenue; September 27 in New York at Le Poisson Rouge and October 24 in Northampton at Calvin Theatre.
And Natalie Portman's Shaved Head (we love that name!) adds Toledo on August 1; New York on August 11; Iowa City (Iowa) on August 15; Lawrence (Kansas) on August 16 and Denver on August 17.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Al Green, Pinback, Greg Brown, Micah P. Hinson, The Kooks, John Berry, Reggie & The Full Effect, L.A. Guns, Marcia Ball, Squeeze, Unwritten Law, Joe Satriani, Foreigner, Eric Church, Steve Earle, Stars, Broken Social Scene, Carrie Underwood, Dramarama, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands we'd love to mention in this space. But Kanye West is on the phone and we're told he's really ticked off about something. So we better take the call before he writes something nasty about us and posts it on his Web site. G'night.