The tour engine is pumping with new data this afternoon! Fingers are bleeding, operators are cursing and the big guy who stands at the front of the room beating the drum to keep the data entry people in rhythm is screaming for more Red Bull. Yes, it’s a typical Thursday afternoon down here in the processing pits.

And what an afternoon! New shows for Popa Chubby include stops in Germany, New York, Pennsylvania and The Netherlands; Boys Night Out slot Canada for December and Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas hit Europe in March.

Donny & Marie Osmond are doing a string of Vegas shows next summer; Love/Hate play the United Kingdom next month; Hawksley Workman will be all over Canada in February and March and Billy Joel adds Denver to his list of cities to do in ’08.

Look for jazz legend Bobby “Blue” Bland in cities like Tallahassee, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Cleveland and Chicago next year; The Rocket Summer play the United Kingdom in January and February and The Blasters are Oregon bound in December.

During the past two hours we also updated the schedules for Aaron Lines, , Boyz II Men, Die Mannequin, Col. Bruce Hampton, George Fox, Shane Yellowbird and Sweet Tequila. Hmmmm … Tequila …

And we’re heading into the home stretch! More data, more shows, more everything coming up in your end-of-day recap – The Closing Bell – sometime around 5 PM (PST) from!