Average Ticket Prices
Trans-Siberian Orchestra $54.60      Brit Floyd $40.20      Tobymac $31.28      Nickel Creek $40.73      Panic! At The Disco $33.71      Journey $59.41      Willie Nelson $57.91      Britney Spears $152.16      Elton John $105.87      Lake Street Dive $20.83      The Avett Brothers $45.86      Slightly Stoopid $33.49      The Head And The Heart $30.97      Drive-By Truckers $28.27      Merle Haggard $52.86      Foreigner $40.87      Third Day $25.70      "So You Think You Can Dance" $58.29      Dierks Bentley $34.44      Old 97's $23.11      Amon Amarth $27.82      Atmosphere $24.51      Steve Miller Band $58.88      Lady Antebellum $54.22      "Honda Civic Tour" $31.73      Big Daddy Weave $19.45      Gov't Mule $37.56      Lyle Lovett $59.20      Hopsin $22.63      Straight No Chaser $42.58      Tommy Emmanuel $39.66      Alice In Chains $49.44      Coheed And Cambria $32.08      Marc Anthony $96.27      Yonder Mountain String Band $27.98      Heart $55.98      Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers $19.71      "Vans Warped Tour" $30.79      Trampled By Turtles $27.06      Umphrey's McGee $28.11      John Legend $67.60      Tim McGraw $42.23      Jake Owen $34.23      Doobie Brothers $53.89      Augustana $19.21      Ron White $52.80      Phantogram $25.38      B.B. King $64.11      Jason Aldean $47.73      Galactic $29.66      
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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Wednesday 6/18/08 | |

New dates for Cowboy Junkies, Finger Eleven, Mercury Rev and Marc Broussard, plus items about Queen Latifah, George Michael, Joe Diffie and music subscriptions top off your Wednesday adventure!

Overnight Sensation …

We're not promising anything, but the most recent medical evidence suggests you'll live longer if you read the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours.

Another Unholy Alliance - Slayer, Trivium and Mastodon join forces for a fall outing.

Apples On A Roll - The Apples In stereo hits the road for a summer outing in support of a recently released B-sides and rarities collection.

Link-O-Rama …

Remember all that fuss when Microsoft announced it would no longer support the digital rights management technology protecting songs purchased on its old MSN Music service? Looks like somebody up in Redmond might have had a change of heart - Arts Technica

Queen Latifah sues makers of movie you probably don't remember over money she never received - Reuters

Recent survey shows kids will pay for a music subscription service if the songs aren't protected by DRM technology - U.S. News & World Report

George Michael is a happy man these days - Associated Press

How did the labels end up in such a mess? Here's a quick recap - Los Angeles Times / Extended Play (registration may be required)

A quick Q&A with Joe Diffie - Star News Online

Over the years we've had folk rock, pop rock, country rock prog rock, punk rock, soft rock, hard rock even schoolhouse rock. But wassup with "wizard rock?" - Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Mercury Rev plays Ireland and the United Kingdom come November. Today's update includes stops in Dublin (November 2), Belfast (November 4), Leeds (November 6), Brighton (November 11) and London (November 13).

Singer / songwriter Marc Broussard takes his bayou soul to South Park, Pennsylvania, on August 1 for a gig at the South Park Amphitheater. Other new dates for Mr. Broussard include August 25 in Amagansett, NY, at Stephen Talkhouse and August 30 in San Francisco, CA, at The Independent.

Finger Eleven flexes its knuckles and travels to Eastern Canada in July and August. Look for the band in Grand Falls, Newfoundland, on July 19 and Halifax, Nova Scotia, on August 23.

And Cowboy Junkies get a couple of new dates in before the final deadline - July 19 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and August 14 in Gananoque, Ontario.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Avril Lavigne, Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Matt Costa, Jason Mraz, MercyMe, Love X, Kip Winger, Indigenous, Weezer, The Offspring, Sebastian Bach, Edwin McCain, The Honorary Title, Great American Taxi, Los Lobos, and all the bands and artists you need to know about. Plus a few you'd rather forget.

And that brings another Wednesday adventure in concert data to a close. Thank you for your support and we hope you'll continue to use us for all your concert needs. As you might have guessed, we really like being used. G'night.

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