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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Friday 1/23/09 |   |

Fridays were made for tour dates, and we have new ones for David Cook, Bret Michaels, Great Lake Swimmers and Phil Manzanera, as well as links to items about Britney’s naughty song, Grace Jones, drug busts at Big Day Out and MSN Mobile Music.

Link-O-Rama …

Is MSN Mobile Music the worst idea … ever? – CNET / Digital Noise

Last week we noted that police in Australia were cracking down on drug users at stops on the annual Big Day Out festival tour. Word today is that police caught more than 100 people at the festival’s Sydney stop  – The West Australian

Britney is still getting flack over “If U Seek Amy” track. For example, NYC top radio station Z100 is waiting for a “super-clean version” – New York Daily News

  • Britney Spears

    ABC's "Good Morning America" New York, N.Y.
    December 2, 2008

    (AP Photo)

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Catching up with Grace JonesThe Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Here’s something you don’t see every day – Phil Manzanera playing three straight nights in a club. Ronnie Scott's in London will host the Roxy Music lead guitarist on February 9, 10 & 11,

Last year’s “American Idol” winner, David Cook, will launch a lengthy tour in February. Playing mostly universities, look for Mr. Cook at Florida State University in Tallahassee on February 13; University Of Mississippi in Oxford on February 15; Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, on February 24; Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, on March 10 and Notre Dame University in South Bend on April 18. Other stops include Green Bay, Niagara Falls, Atlantic City, New Haven and Kansas City.

  • David Cook

    Hard Rock Cafe, New York, N.Y.
    November 18, 2008

    (AP Photo)

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Bret Michaels updated with a few new ones today. Look for the “Rock Of Love” star / Poison frontman playing Wantagh, New York, on March 19 at Mulcahy's; Atlantic City on March 20 at House Of Blues; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, on May 1 at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom and Biloxi on May 22 at Hard Rock Café.

And we have a fine collection of new dates for the Great Lake Swimmers. New stops include March 31 in Seattle at Tractor Tavern; April 4 in Los Angeles at Spaceland; April 17 in New York City at Bowery Ballroom and April 23 in Madison, Wisconsin, at High Noon Saloon.

And that brings us to the close of another week in concert data. Remember – No weekend is complete unless you experience live music. Bar band, arena band, club singer, lounge singer – it makes no difference as long as it’s live. And, of course, you’re there. G’night!


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