Over 300 dates were fed to the Pollstar.com tour machine within the past two hours. Dates for big names, up-and-comers and regional acts alike promising to take you to a musical nirvana.

Let’s start with Hiroshima. Four new dates for 2008 with stops in Phoenix, Cerritos, San Antonio and Las Vegas.

Wyclef Jean sure knows how to stay busy. Right now we have 21 new shows for early 2008, with cities like Atlanta, Baltimore, Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix; Rob Zombie adds Kitchener, On, to his list of cities to play in January; Citizen Cope schedule new shows across the U.S. for February and March; Robin Trower adds Vegas and Indianapolis and Rod Stewart schedules a May Sweden date.

New 2008 dates for Eric Darius include cities like Orlando, Long Beach and Baltimore; Euge Groove nails down La Jolla, CA, Fort Lauderdale, FL and points in between; Josh Gracin to play Wichita, Lincoln, Calgary, Edmonton plus more and Gerald Albright schedules Fort Lauderdale and Baltimore.

During the past two hours we also updated the schedules for James Blunt, Jeff Golub, Jay Farrar, Chromeo, Deep Banana Blackout, Dolly Parton, Otis Day & The Knights, and Kenny Rankin.

But don’t touch that mouse! Well, okay. Go ahead and touch it. But be gentle. Okay? More info coming your way in our day-end wrap up – The Closing Bell – at 5 PM (PST), or thereabouts, from Pollstar.com!