Overnight Sensations …

Our overnight crew has struggled, sweated, sacrificed and consumed a lot of candy bars to bring you the following stories that will appear tonight after dark:

A Farewell To – The industrial icons mark their final release with a farewell tour.

Happy Birthday Oklahoma!Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, The Flaming Lips and a host of other artists and celebrities celebrate the state’s centennial.

Here & There …

fans sue fan club – Houston Chronicle / Associated Press

Led Zeppelin vs The Spice GirlsThe Australian

Catching up with Tommy ChongaccessAtlanta

Keith Urban on being Keith Urban – Herald Sun

Roadie for a day – The Observer

New owner plans to reopen Elvis Is Alive Museum – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Remember those folks who want to open a rock & roll theme park in Arizona? They’ve launched a Web site. Now they want a tax deal – Phoenix Business Journal

The attack of the Robot Guitar – Wired News

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

No bands listed yet, but has announced dates for next year; Gin Blossoms have added new 2008 shows for Nevada, Connecticut, California and Virginia and Gretchen Wilson adds Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Mississippi to her 2008 plans.

New 2008 stops for Collective Soul include Miami, British Columbia and Niagara Falls; Bettye Lavette is still lining up shows for 2007, Billy Currington adds KY, MS, MI and WI for 2008, Chris Cornell will play Brazil in December and Grand Funk Railroad keep adding dates.

We don’t know when Springsteen is going to release next year’s tour plans, but right now we’re at four 2008 dates and counting.

It’s been a busy day, but then, Tuesdays are like that in the tour data biz, with everyone releasing new schedules. Today we updated a veritable laundry list of artists and bands, including the , UFO, Van Halen, theSTART, The Kooks, The Matches, The Chemical Brothers, Siouxsie Sioux, plus more artists and bands than even the RIAA knows about.

Well, it’s about that time. Time to take our tour date-ravaged bodies home before we accidentally hurt someone. You have yourself a good evening, and we’ll look for you bright and early (California time, that is. Make it about nine-ish), tomorrow.