Overnight Sensations …
Our dedicated night crew has put together the following stories for you to peruse while waiting for the sun to rise:
This Band Is Going Places - Moving Units continue to burn up stages across the country.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Brings Freedom To The States - The South African vocal group announces a major U.S. trek.
Here & There ...
You've probably already read articles about Amy Winehouse's recent catastrophic performance in Birmingham, U.K. But here's one critic criticizing her critics - Telegraph UK
Expanding the "Lollapalooza" brand - Chicago Sun-Times(registration may be required)
Conviction in copyright infringement case could result in 10 years in the big house and a $500,000 fine for perp - North Country Gazette
A chief remastering engineer listens to Led Zeppelin's Mothership - The Times
Seal and the power of music - ABC News
Questions and answers with Todd Snider - The Independent Weekly
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Most of the new data we posted during the last two hours has to do with additional dates for existing tours, such as a Van Halen Florida date, The Nadas in Des Moines and Third Eye Blind's New Year's Eve gig in San Juan Capistrano, California.
We posted a couple of extra dates for The Benjy Davis Project, two for Superchick and one for My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult.
Overall, it's been a very productive day. 812 dates were posted today. Here are some of the highlights:
The Reba McEntire / Kelly Clarkson co-headline tour planned for January and February '08 so far has 15 dates and includes cities like Dayton, Norfolk, Tulsa, Indianapolis and Kansas City; Gipsy Kings added shows in several cities for 2008 including Boston, Atlantic City, New York, Denver, Dallas and Birmingham and "Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary Tour" will be all over the U.S. during the first three months of next year.
Bon Jovi add Glendale, AZ; Chris Cornell routes himself through Mexico in December and John Prine adds New York and Whitewater, Wisc., to his '08 schedule.
All in all, a lot of artist and band schedules were updated today including the itineraries for Toby Keith, Iris DeMent, Ivan Neville, John Ford Coley, Howard Jones, Gordon Lightfoot, Kenny Loggins, Siouxsie Sioux, Robin Trower, The Mobius Band, Toto, The Oak Ridge Boys, The August, The Cribs, The Icarus Line, Andy McKee, Zelazowa, plus more artists and bands than even Simon Cowell has ever had the pleasure of having judged.
And that's going to do it for today. Remember, don't take candy from strangers, eat all your vegetables and always look out for the other guy. Happy trails!