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Styx $44.09      ZZ Top $58.98      "Dancing With The Stars" $62.95      Lettuce $26.69      Hedley $47.16      Henry Rollins $32.10      Mannheim Steamroller $58.61      Ben Rector $28.79      The Cure $54.32      Keith Urban $50.92      The Infamous Stringdusters $27.71      Kenny Chesney $76.32      Sandi Patty $26.87      Get The Led Out - American Led Zeppelin $30.12      Lord Huron $32.49      "The Illusionists" $63.75      Tory Lanez $28.14      Rihanna $89.08      Rob Zombie $29.65      Lake Street Dive $34.02      Sebastian Maniscalco $65.50      "Positive Hits Tour" $23.13      Brantley Gilbert $34.75      Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox $55.07      Band Of Horses $39.17      Wynonna & The Big Noise $64.71      The Head And The Heart $39.41      Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles $50.86      Kansas $56.24      Porter Robinson $36.36      "Vans Warped Tour" $34.61      Beyoncé $123.63      Keb' Mo' $50.55      Britney Spears $145.81      David Bazan $16.43      Old Crow Medicine Show $42.43      The Stray Birds $17.39      Blink-182 $38.74      The Lumineers $39.32      Elvis Costello $77.01      Sarah Jarosz $24.58      Slipknot $35.16      Zac Brown Band $52.75      NF $19.61      Blitzen Trapper $18.20      Barenaked Ladies $39.93      The Cave Singers $13.63      Charlie Wilson $69.81      Jimmy Buffett $68.38      The 1975 $38.71      
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Midday Update

12:01 PM Tuesday 5/27/08 | |

New dates for "No Fear Music Tour," The Black Keys, Toad The Wet Sprocket, and links to items about Led Zeppelin tour rumors, Shirley Bassey's emergency surgery, Weezer recruiting Web celebs for video and rising gas prices affecting concert tours make this an update you can really sink your teeth into!

Link-O-Rama …

Will the Zeppelin fly this summer? Promoter says rumors of Canadian run are just, well, rumors - Toronto Star

Shirley Bassey recovering from emergency surgery - The Times Online U.K.

Rising gas prices impact concert tours - The Chicago Tribune

Weezer reaches out to Web celebs for latest video - Boston Herald / Hotline

Musicologists review 19th-century monastery archives in hopes of finding unknown Mozart compositions - International Herald Tribune

Guitar World Magazine finds new outlet for its instructional booklets and DVD packages - local newstands - The New York Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The "No Fear Music Tour" hits kicks off on July 14 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at The Rave Eagles Club. Featuring Bullet For My Valentine, Bleeding Through, Cancer Bats and Black Tide, this could be the loudest club tour to hitting the road this summer. Dates include July 15 in Chicago at House Of Blues; July 16 in Minneapolis, MN, at the Myth; July 21 in Spokane, WA, at The Big Easy; July 26 in Los Angeles at The Wiltern; August 2 in Houston, TX, at Stubb's BBQ; August 11 in Montreal at Metropolis and August 12 in Toronto, ON, at Kool Haus.

The Black Keys rumble through the United Kingdom in November. Newly posted dates incldue November 11 in Nottingham, November 12 in London, November 14 in Newcastle and November 17 in Bristol. The band also adds a few European communities to the schedule - Berlin, Germany, on November 19, Cologne, Germany, on November 20, Utrecht, Netherlands, on November 21 and Ghent, Belgium, on November 23.

Toad The Wet Sprocket updates with a couple of August shows for California - August 29 in Agoura Hills, and August 30 in San Juan Capistrano.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Joan As Police Woman, Liza Minnelli, Lonnie Brooks, Los Fastidos, Samuel James, The Unseen, Wednesday Night Heroes, Tokyo Police Club, Tom Paxton, The Weakerthans and Young Dubliners.

And that's our story at the halfway mark. Don't miss Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1957, the Crickets' first record, "That'll Be the Day," featuring Buddy Holly as lead singer, was released by Brunswick Records. Under an arrangement worked out by Holly's manager, Norman Petty, some of the group's recordings were credited to the Crickets, while others bore Holly's name. Buddy Holly's first hit under his own name was "Peggy Sue," also released in 1957.

In 1977, the Sex Pistols' second record, "God Save the Queen," was released in Britain in time to spite the Queen's Silver Jubilee in June. Despite being banned from airplay, the record made the British top 10.

In 1987, the music of the Irish band U2 at a Rome concert was so loud it touched off an earthquake alarm in the Italian capital.

In 1994, the Eagles played their first concert in 14 years, kicking off their reunion tour in Irvine, California, south of Los Angeles. Naturally their opening song was "Hotel California."

In 1998, eight people were shot at a theatre in Bakersfield, California following a screening of "I Got the Hook-Up," starring and directed by gangsta rapper Master P. Police recovered an automatic pistol and a dozen empty shell-casings in the lobby.