Overnight Sensations …

Our overnight crew has worked so very hard to prepare the following items for you and your loved ones to read while fighting over who gets what for this holiday season:

Floats Across North America – The band heads out in advance of a new release for a month long St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Rock ‘N’ Roll Revivial – Detroit’s favorite rap-rocker heads out in support of Rock N Roll Jesus.

Here & There …

Hard Rock in the Middle East? – GulfNews

Judge dismisses infringement lawsuit against Kid RockSan Francisco Examiner / Associated Press

Wanted: Wider audience. Interested parties should contact SkilletSouth Bend Tribune

Is there a concert in the house? Edmonton Journal

Michael Buble’s “devilish personality” – CBS News

Reporter has questions. Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds has the answers – The Boston Globe

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The biggest tour to come across our desks in the last couple of hours isn’t even about music. Instead, it’s about laughs. Lots of laughs is our prediction when “Will Ferrell’s Funny Or Die Comedy Tour” hits the road. Starring Mr. Ferrell and featuring Demetri Martin, Nick Swardson and Zach Galifianakis, look for this comedy extravaganza to hit the road in Manhattan, Kansas, on February 4, and wrap things up February 22 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Tale of the two Ryans: Ryan James books Colorado and Texas while Ryan Turner books Texas and Colorado; STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9) adds Portland, OR, to its January plans and David Bazan adds Euro shows in Oslo, Stockholm and Goteborg.

Some of today’s highlights include new dates for The Spice Girls, Foo Fighters, Horrorpops, Don Edwards, Gaelic Storm, The Lee Boys, Silverstein, The Audition, Michael McDermott, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Paramore, Keith Urban / Carrie Underwood and Flogging Molly.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Asylum Street Spankers, Eric Church, The Detroit Cobras, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Poi Dog Pondering, Skillet, Slick Rick, The Greyboy Allstars, The Machine, The Subdudes, Chris Brown, New Monsoon, Mirah, Murder By Death, The Tubes Feat. Fee Waybill, The Acacia Strain, Lee Rocker and Dolly Parton.

And that wraps up our Thursday here at the Pollstar.com Tour Date Factory & Deli. Have yourself a great evening and we’ll look for you tomorrow. Happy trails!