About you, that is. You see, we’re worried that you might have lost your grasp on reality.

Oh, it’s easy to do. What with all the distractions available in the 21st century, it’s easy to lose track of what’s real and what’s fantasy. Is Fox News a real news outlet? Are those real doctors on ER? Is that Donald Trump’s real hair? And if he’s as rich as everybody says he is, why can’t he afford a better haircut, and/or hairpiece?

Yeah, what with self-proclaimed “fair and balanced” cable news channels, TV reality shows and a presidential election, it’s getting harder and harder to define reality. However, we can help. We can pull you back from the brink of alternate, un-realities, and plant your two feet back on solid terra firma. Are you ready? Let’s go!

First of all, Avril Lavigne playing Fresno on November 21is real. Got that? No ifs, ands or buts about this one. No matter who is voted out of the tribe or which gold digger is nixed from The Bachelor, this date will happen. It doesn’t get anymore real than that.

Or maybe it won’t happen. That’s real, too. Someone could get sick, trucks could break down, bus drivers could get the wrong directions, groupies could become violent, but that’s all a part of reality as well. Same goes for schedules for Riddlin Kids, Norah Jones and Al Jarreau. When you get right down to it, concert itineraries are as real as it gets.

That’s because the schedules found on this Web site, no matter if the routings are for The Oak Ridge Boys or Ronnie James Dio, are planned by real people, like booking agents and concert promoters. These people know reality like the backs of their hands, and they pass it on to you in the form of Dolly Parton playing Reno on December 11. That’s solid. That’s authentic. That’s reality.

So the next time you’re having trouble separating what’s real from what’s fantasy, plant your keister in front of your computer and log on to Pollstar.com for a quick reality check. After all, we’re concert date specialists. We know the difference between what’s real and what’s make believe. Dates for The Commodores, Reverend Horton Heat and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds represent today’s reality. And Pollstar.com is as real as it gets.

By the way, we were just taking a cheap poke at Fox News. They’re real, too. Even Bill O’Reilly. After all, no one could make him up.