Overnight Sensations …
Our overnight crew has slaved all day, braving treacherous editors and dangerous metaphors to bring you the following items:
A Prelude To Bedlam - The Mars Volta fires up the tour bus to spread the word about its latest release.
Steve Earle Serenades The World - It's a family affair as the singer heads out with Alison Moorer in support of Washington Square Serenade.
Here & There …
Dolly Parton says her brother is being used as a "scapegoat" for theatre problems - WAVY / Associated Press
Travis Tritt sues his record label for breach of contract and fraud - Associated Press
Ticketmaster to open 58 outlets in Lowes Food stores across North Carolina -WRAL
Canadian copyright bill in "disarray" - CBC
The RIAA did not say ripping CDs into MP3s is illegal - ZDNet / Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
Beatles memorabilia, including lock of Lennon's hair, goes on the auction block - St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Associated Press
Backstage video from last night's Led Zeppelin triumph - Reuters
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We have new James Galway dates for January through May. Look for the man with the golden flute appearing in cities like San Antonio, Buffalo, Minneapolis and Kansas City plus stops in Ireland, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany.
Looks as if Drive-By Truckers have a solid start on filling their February calendar. New dates include shows in Anaheim, Boise, Boulder, Milwaukee and St. Louis.
You'll find DJ Logic in Colorado during the last week of this month; David Lindley adds a Seattle date for February; Reba McEntire adds more July dates; Taylor Swift plays New Orleans in January, Calgary in March and Vancouver in April and Gin Blossoms slot British Columbia for July and Maryland for September.
During the course of our business day we updated the schedules for Radiohead, Wilco, Andre Rieu, Puddle Of Mudd, All Four Original Members Of Asia, American Bang, Black Stone Cherry, Diamond Rio, Chris Botti, Dave Mason, Hello Dave, Gretchen Wilson, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Howie Mandel, Horrorpops, Josh Davis Band, Kansas, Kenny Rogers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Mandisa, Stanley Clarke, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Greencards, Josh Gracin, Jars Of Clay, Bad Religion, Slade, plus more bands and artists than we can count without removing our shoes and socks.
And that wraps up our Tuesday operation at the Pollstar.com Tour Research Center and Holistic Itinerary Foundation. Live long and prosper.