Overnight Sensation …
A wise man once said, " those who ignore the following three items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours are condemned to re-read them."
Valient Thorr's Immortal Tour - The psychedelic hard rockers hit the road again after frontman Valient himself makes a big sacrifice.
Earlimart Packs The Van - The duo the New York Times described as "the thinking man's Wilco" heads out for a cross-country trek.
Building A Rainbow: Swing Sisters Swing - As Cyndi Lauper's True Colors Tour kicks off, Pollstar sits down to talk with Marcella Puppini of The Puppini Sisters.
As of today, three ex-members of Phish are scheduled to appear separately at West Michigan's Rothbury Festival. Could a reunion be in the works? - The Detroit News
Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks talk about the Genesis reunion tour - The Telegraph U.K.
Garbage's Shirley Manson joins cast of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" - The Sun U.K.
Bogus music producer scams more than $100,000 from clueless investors - WFMZ 69 News
Wyclef Jean among those to be honored by the New York Immigration Coalition - The New York Sun
Fleet Foxes refuse to get caught up in the hype - The Age
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
A bunch of new August dates for John Mayer were airlifted to the Pollstar.com compound today in time for the final deadline. Playing mostly amphitheatres, look for Mr. Mayer in places like Burgettstown, PA, on August 20; Darien Center, NY, on August 22; Hartford, CT, on August 23; and Saratoga Springs, NY, on August 25. Other newly added towns include Saratoga Springs, NY, Raleigh, NC, Alpharetta, GA, Tampa, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL.
Jason Isbell adds several club dates for July. Included in the grouping of concert appearances recently left on our front doorstep is July 3 in Whitesburg, KY, at The Summit City; July 5 in Columbus, OH, at The Basement; July 23 in Ashville, NC, at Grey Eagle; and July 26 in Macon, GA, at The Hummingbird.
We also have a series of Jon McLaughlin dates that were transmitted via the shortwave. Stops include July 12 in Lancaster, PA; July 13 in Hartford, Ct; July 16 in Vienna, VA; and July 17 in Cleveland, OH.
And a few new Alan Jackson shows were tied to the rock that came through our window moments ago. Dates like August 16 in Vegas; September 10 in Albuquerque, NM; and September 12 in San Jacinto, CA.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Devo, Anita Baker, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Alex Chilton, Earth, Wind & Fire, Los Lonely Boys, Gavin DeGraw, Juliette & The Licks, Puddle Of Mudd, The Neville Brothers, Elton John, New Kids On The Block, Ryan Cabrera, Clint Black, Night Ranger, Jo Dee Messina, Josh Gracin, Candlebox, Brooks & Dunn, plus all the bands and artists whose videos are not played on MTV. In other words, lots.
And that's a wrap for Thursday, May 29, 2008. We hope you enjoyed today's in-depth analysis of concert data and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. Goodnight, good luck and good hunting.