Here & There …
Grammy producers request interim agreement to keep writers writing for upcoming awards show - Reuters
Sex, drugs and unlicensed music. China wants to eliminate all three before this summer's Olympic games take place in Beijing - Business Week / Associated Press
It costs some serious cash to build a new ticketing service. Just ask Live Nation - Forbes / AFX News Limited / Thomson Financial News Limited
Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones doc to open Berlin International Film Festival - CBC
Should professional performers compete on "American Idol?" - New York Magazine / Vulture
Foxy Brown asks for early release from prison in order to treat ear infection - The Washington Post / Reuters
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We have a ton of new March and April dates for Yellowcard. Okay. Maybe not a ton, but at least a kilo of March shows plus a few ounces of April gigs as we mix measurement metaphors. March finds the band playing places like Salt Lake City, Detroit, Philadelphia and Albuquerque, while April now lists Boise, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Ventura, Las Vegas, San Diego and West Hollywood.
Canadian blues artist David Gogo updates with Euro shows in Paris, Horsens Bierbeek and Apeldoom as well as gigs in British Columbia, Winger plays Cleveland in February, Sauget, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Lakewood, Salt Lake City, San Juan Capistrano and Los Angeles in March and The Nadas add Iowa City and Sioux City to their March routing.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Tim Mahoney, Trace Bundy, The Hackensaw Boys, The Flatliners, The Dollyrots, Terri Hendrix, Steve Poltz, Ryan James, Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers, L.A. Guns, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler, Kansas, Ill Nino, Droid, DevilDriver, Cory Morrow, Clinic, Bret Michaels, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Asleep At The Wheel.
And the dates just keep on coming! Our loading docks are full and the delivery trucks are lining up beyond our front gate waiting to unload their precious tour data cargoes. Don't miss Your Latest Update, scheduled for around 3 pm (PST), from Pollstar.com!