New dates for UFO
, the VH1 “You Oughta Know Tour
,” Jeff Beck
plus news items about Lyle Lovett
, Anne Murray
, 50 Cent
, Uncle Kracker
and the big John Lennon / JC Penny controversy are all a part of your Midday Update from Pollstar.com
Here & There …
NYC stagehand strike threatens Broadway businesses – New York Daily News
Lyle Lovett and Alice Peacock ask Congress to make radio stations pay for playing music – Baltimore Sun
Does John + Yoko + JC Penny = Sell Out? – Fox News
Anne Murray gets a little help from her friends – The Edmonton Journal
50 Cent’s Cuban habit – The Smoking Gun
Uncle Kracker is not a happy man – Associated Press
Q&A with John Tesh – Yes, that John Tesh – TCPalm
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
The VH1 “You Oughta Know Tour” featuring James Blunt and Sara Bareilles starts the first week of February and runs through early March; Joe Satriani takes his guitar to the United Kingdom and Ronnie Milsap fills in his 2008 appointment book.
No Justice adds Texas and Oklahoma dates; Michael Franti & Spearhead head to Colorado and Utah during ski season and John Barrowman has a nice little run of U.K. dates scheduled for next April.
We posted 4 new U.S. dates for UFO; 3 new Toadies shows; 2 new listings for RAQ and one new date for NOFX.
Look for Kenny Vance & the Planotones to play all over the eastern states this winter; Jeff Beck has a 4-night run scheduled at Ronnie Scott’s in London and Interpol travels to Australia and Brazil in 2008.
During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Jason Aldean, Garrison Starr, Flogging Molly, Eric Hutchinson, Donna Jean & The Tricksters, Angelique Kidjo, Digitalism, Lorrie Morgan, Randy Weston, Rusted Root, Tommy James & The Shondells, The Spice Girls and War.
But we’re only halfway through our shift here at Pollstar.com’s Tour Date Central, and we have more dates to post than a hound dog has ticks (and we should know). Don’t forget to check out Your Latest Update, scheduled to appear sometime around 3 PM (PST) from Pollstar.com!