Overnight Sensation …

Our overnight crew has spent the last 24 hours hammering out this very special piece designed to guide you through the darkness on a cold and windy evening:

Lineup UnveiledAvenged Sevenfold, Atreyu, Bullet For My Valentine and Blessthefall lead the pack for the fourth outing of the tour.

Here & There …

The latest Zep rumor? Glastonbury followed by 18 month tour – Monsters And Critics

Kirk Franklin’s quest for perfection – Jackson News-Tribune / Associated Press

Phil Spector sues his former attorney – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Activision triumphs over The Romantics. Judge says video game company may continue to use band’s song in “Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s” video game – GI GamesIndustry.biz

Judge rules against Notorious B.I.G.’s family in lawsuit claiming rapper was killed by rogue police officers – Contra Costa Times / Associated Press

The rising price of guitars – The Sydney Morning Herald

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted new Cardiff and London dates for Cliff Richard; Vance Gilbert adds dates for NY, NJ, IL, AR, PA and CO; Puddle Of Mudd slots Spokane and Vancouver for the first week of February, Richie Havens books Winters, CA, and Philly, PA, for January and The Barra MacNeils will be all over the country come 2008 in cities like New York, Milwaukee, Kansas City and Indianapolis.

We moved a lot of data today, and posted so many new dates for bands and artists that we thought the ol’ Pollstar tour engine was going to blow up and take half of Fresno with it. But here we are at the end of the day, still safe, still sound. At least for now.

In a nutshell … during the day we updated the schedules for Vampire Weekend, Todd Rundgren, The Waybacks, The Wrights, Andy McKee, Al Stewart, Backstreet Boys, Bill Callahan, Chris Botti, Cursive, Eliane Elias, George Winston, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Headnodic, Jim Lauderdale, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Kenny G, Neil Diamond, Norm MacDonald, Perpetual Groove, Ozomatli, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Sherwood, Son Volt, The Cheeseballs, The Police, plus more bands and artists than can possibly exist in a single space-time continuum.

And that’s the story for today. Thank you for spending some of your time with us, and we look forward to bringing you more fresh concert information tomorrow. Happy trails!