The Closing Bell
Working For The Weekend …
Our weekend staff has worked hard all week so that you may read the following articles at your leisure:
Wounded, But Still Walking – Bayside heads out after the holidays for another run of dates.
BFFs On Tour – Shawn Colvin, Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller hit the road for an all-hands-on-deck hootenanny.
Next Week’s HotStar is Avenged Sevenfold.
Here & There …
Fender Stratocaster signed by rock stars and meant to be auctioned for charity is lost in the mail – BBC
A 1949 bootleg turns out to be the only live concert recording of Woody Guthrie – Brandon Sun / Canadian Press
Jack White of The White Stripes is a very busy man – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)
Napster shares fall after analyst downgrades stock – CNNMoney / Associated Press
Famed record producer / murder suspect Phil Spector hires new lawyer. Retrial could start in late ’08 – Associated Press
Bow Wow hospitalized for exhaustion – MTV
Tips for parents hoping to “survive” kids shows – The Chicago Tribune / Page 8
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
If given the choice, our tour date specialists would stay all weekend, but the Itinerary Union (local #481) won’t allow it. So we have to send them home for 72 hours before they may post new dates again.
And they did an excellent job today! Like the Bruce Springsteen Giants Stadium dates, the Stars’ UK tour for February and March or The Smithereens new Omaha date. Then there are the new dates for Tiger Army in cities like Tucson and Jacksonville. Yeah, they really worked their collective posteriors off for you this week.
And it was a very good day for tour info. Throughout the course of our day we updated the schedules for Dolly Parton, Backstreet Boys, Bryan Adams, Casting Crowns, Keith Urban / Carrie Underwood, Wilco, Pat Travers, Velvet Revolver, Van Halen,
And that’s going to do it for this week. Have a great weekend and remember: drive carefully, eat all your vegetables, and don’t talk to strangers. Unless, of course, they’re really hot. Adios!