Before we shut out the lights, lock the front door and activate the killer robots that guard the Pollstar.com compound, we want to tell you about the new dates for Tina Turner, Poptart Monkeys, Robin Trower and Graham Parker, and links to items about Michael Jackson getting sued over “Thriller” video, inauguration pianist talks about prerecorded music, NBC bans PETA Super Bowl ad and the truth about “cello scrotum.”
Inauguration pianist says they weren’t trying to fool anyone when they played to prerecorded music – Associated Press
With all the talk about making Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video into a Broadway production, this is as good a time as any to mention the video’s director, John Landis, is suing Jackson for monies owed for, you guessed it, the “Thriller” video – The Wrap
Michael Jackson stops by the December 19 "Miracle on 34th Street" show at New York City's Madison Square Garden.
December 19, 2000
For years string musicians have worried about the malady known as “cello scrotum.” Turns out they had nothing to worry about – Metro U.K.
NBC bans PETA ad depicting scantily-clad women. As if no one has ever seen a little skin during a Super Bowl telecast – Associated Content
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Tina Turner updates today with a few new ones for Europe. Ms. Turner’s calendar now includes April 17 in Fornebu, Norway, at the Telenor Arena; April 19 in Stockholm at Stockholm Globe Arena; April 23 in Helsinki at Hartwall Arena; April 29 in Paris at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy and April 30 in Merksem, Belgium, at Sportpaleis Antwerpen.
Kölnarena, Cologne, Germany
January 14, 2009
Poptart Monkeys hit the clubs during February. New show listings include Evansville, Indiana, at Woodys on the 21st; Tallahassee at Pot Belly’s on the 27th and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, at Sidestreet Bar on the 28th.
Graham Parker plays Auburn Hills, Michigan on April 5 at Callahan's. Other new dates include Pawling, New York, at Town Crier on April 11 and Butler, New Jersey at Jigg’s Corner on April 26.
And Robin Trower dropped a serious-looking itinerary on our loading dock this morning, showing the guitar man playing clubs during May and June. Details include May 11 in Spokane at Callahan's; May 20 in San Francisco at The Fillmore; May 22 in Fresno at Tower Theatre, May 30 in Vegas at Railhead Lounge and June 21 in Bay City, Michigan, at F.P. Horak Building. Other cities hosting Mr. Trower include Cincinnati, St. Louis, Tulsa, Houston, Anaheim, West Hollywood, San Diego, and Columbia.
Guitar idol Robin Trower singes Atlanta's Variety Playhouse.
July 27, 2000
During the day we also updated the schedules for Rockin' Jake, Paul Revere & The Raiders, Marmaduke Duke, Joshua Redman, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band, Brad Mehldau, Black Diamond Heavies, Billy Joel, Elton John, Saw Doctors, The Airborne Toxic Event, The Derek Trucks Band, as well as every artist, singer and mime that's touring. Especially the mimes.
That closes out another fantastic day sifting through concert data. Thank you for joining us and we hope you can accompany us tomorrow when we dive head first into the data flow in our never-ending search for fresh concert dates. G’night!