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The Closing Bell

05:08 PM Monday 4/21/08 |   |

New dates for "Music Builds," Def Leppard, Gordon Lightfoot and Johnny Winter, plus items about k.d. lang, Kate Nash, The B-52's and the story behind Elvis in London make for a great Monday evening!

Overnight Sensation …

While we can't guarantee it, the following items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning have been known to cure every disease known to science. Plus a few nobody has discovered yet.

The Smithereens Head Out For Limited Run - The band hits the road behind a new live hits package.

Music Builds Tour Boasts Four Headliners - Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and Jars of Clay team up for a good cause.

Night Ranger Announces A "Hole" New Tour - The band's first studio release in a decade spawns an international tour that hits North America in May.

Link-O-Rama …

News flash! Fans distrust music industry! - The Guardian U.K.

Aussie police draw fire for providing k.d. lang with an escort through Melbourne - The Herald Sun

Kate Nash's quest to keep her independence - The Boston Globe

A brief encounter with Cindy Wilson of The B-52's - Boston Herald

Ladies of songs! Meet the real-life inspirations for "Rikki Don't Lose That Number," My Sharona" and "Rosalita" - New York Daily News

Dispite what historians say, Elvis did visit London - The Daily Mail U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The "Music Builds" tour featuring Third Day, Switchfoot, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Jars Of Clay just might be coming to an amphitheatre near you. A late summer, early fall kind of outing look for the this special concert package playing places like the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI (August 21), the Charter One Pav. @ Northerly Isl. In Chicago, IL (August 23) and the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA (September 12). Want more information? Watch for a special item about the tour posting sometime before midmorning Tuesday.

Def Leppard adds Canada and U.S. dates for August. U.S. stops include Nashville (August 1), Des Moines (August 13) and Omaha (August 17). North of the border up Canada way look for the band in Hamilton, Ontario (August 6), London, Ontario (August 7), Quebec City (August 9), Ottawa, Ontario (August 10) and Winnipeg, MB (August 13).

Gordon Lightfoot looks ahead to October and books himself a night in St. Louis (October 1), and evening in Kansas City (October 3), a show in Springfield, MO (October 4), and a gig in Little Rock (October 5).

And Johnny Winter makes it in before the final deadline with five new shows - Whitby, Ontario (July 4), Minneapolis, MN (August 13), Springfield, MA (September 4), San Juan Capistrano, CA (October 1) and Kure Beach, NC (October 11).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Madonna, Sara Evans, The Benjy Davis Project, Bruce Bruce, Itzhak Perlman, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Sheryl Crow, Whitesnake, Natasha Bedingfield, "US Air Guitar", Pieta Brown, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, April Wine, The Tommy Castro Band, Will Sexton, Michael Fracasso, Throwdown, Barry Manilow, Elvis Costello, REO Speedwagon, plus all the bands and artists that make us feel awfully lucky to be alive during the same time they grace this planet with their presence.

And that's the way it was today as we posted lots and lots of new tour dates to give everyone something to look forward to. Have yourself a great evening and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. G'night!

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