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Midday Update

12:16 PM Thursday 1/24/08 |   |

We received so many new dates today our delivery man has to get fitted for a truss. New shows for KISS, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Dashboard Confessional (Solo), Ensiferum, Feist and The Brakes, plus items about the Vineland Festival, Bruce Springsteen, Dream Theater and Steve Poltz all come together to make your life easier in your Midday Update!

Here & There …

Vineland Music Festival location becomes local campaign issue - Cherry Hill Courier Post / Gannett News Service

Bruce Springsteen must back off on the volume if he wants play twin Islington stadium gigs - The Evening Standard

Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight named in gang injunction - Associated Press

Fans' petitions lure Dream Theater to Australia - The Age

Why bands of the past reunite for the present - Herald Sun

Steve Poltz likes being in control - San Diego Union-Tribune

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The new KISS dates for this morning are for Australia with the band slotting Boondall on March 18 and Sydney on March 20. Expect some new Euro dates to firm up in the very near future.

Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds kicks off a U.S. tour in Minneapolis on February 15. So far we have 13 dates in cities like Orlando, Tucson and Atlantic City.

Michael Franti & Spearhead heads to ski country with new February shows for Vail and March gigs in Bozeman, MT, and Teton Village, WY.

Dashboard Confessional (Solo) plays the United Kingdom in April, including two nights in London and one nighters in Cardiff, Sheffield, Glasgow, Liverpool, Portsmouth and Oxford.

It's Europe and the United Kingdom for Feist. Ms. Feist plays Edinburgh, London and Amsterdam in May, Oproto and Lisbon in June.

The viking / folk metal band known as Ensiferum plays Europe in April and North America in April and May. Lots of dates in this one with stops in Antwerp, Linz, Vienna, Berlin, El Paso, Fort Worth and Atlanta.

And The Brakes have a U.K. tour starting in April. So far the city list includes London, Bath, Nottingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and York. Nine dates all in all. We wish we had more but them's The Brakes.

During the last two hours we also updated the schedules for Arms And Sleepers, Black Diamond Heavies, Corb Lund, Gretchen Wilson, Diamond Rio, Jonas Brothers, Ian Tyson, Gogol Bordello, Rachael Sage, Serj Tankian (Of System Of A Down), Wednesday Night Heroes, XYZ Affair and Society's Parasites.

But that's only a few pixels of a much larger image. More concert information coming up in Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!

This Day In Music History … (from Associated Press)

In 1957, Elvis Presley recorded the song "Teddy Bear."

In 1962, the Beatles signed a management contract with Brian Epstein. He had caught the group's act at the Cavern club in Liverpool, England the previous month. Epstein cleaned up the Beatles' image, replacing their black leather jackets, tight jeans and Presley style haircuts with collarless grey Pierre Cardin suits and the now-familiar shaggy Beatle hairstyle.

In 1967, Aretha Franklin recorded her first major hit, "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," at Muscle Shoals, Alabama. But the LP on which she was working had to be finished later in New York because Franklin's husband got into an argument with one of the studio musicians.

In 1969, Jethro Tull played its first U.S. concert, in New York City. They were the opening act for Led Zeppelin.

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