Overnight Sensation …

Our overnight crew has worked long and hard to provide exciting prose and thoughtful insights about the following:

Canada Gets The – The rap-rockers head to the land of Mounties and maple syrup for the first time.

Here & There …

Why Radiohead is no longer on EMI – The Times Online

Jason Bonham on switching back to “Foreigner mode” – South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Madonna’s directorial debut to appear in Berlin film festival – Associated Press

Pat Green stricken by appendicitis, cancel’s New Year’s Eve performance – Waco Tribune-Herald

The good news for Microsoft is the company sold more Zunes this Christmas shopping season than last year. The bad news is for every Zune Microsoft sold, Apple sold six iPods – San Francisco Chronicle / The Tech Chronicles

Catching up with Built To SpillThe Sydney Morning Herald

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Sia’s new dates include stops in San Francisco, Detroit, Toronto, Montreal, DC, Atlanta, Austin and London; MercyMe adds shows in Iowa, Colorado and North Carolina, Midnite plays clubs and auditoriums up and down the U.S. west coast, as well as a few shows in Hawaii during February and March; Doug MacLeod adds California, Portugal, Finland, U.K., Austria and The Netherlands to his ’08 calendar and Shane And Shane plays a series of churches and schools during February and March.

Today was a good day for tour date gathering. During the course of our adventures we updated the schedules for 311, Addison Road, Beach House, Billy Joel, Bill Frisell, Brian Howe, Coco Montoya, Cowboy Junkies, Eddi Reader, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Harper, John Nemeth, Lang Lang, Medeski Martin & Wood, Meshell Ndegeocello, moe., Musiq Soulchild, Richard Thompson’s “1000 Years of Popular Music”, Tea Leaf Green, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, The Duke Robillard Band, The Tommy Castro Band, Sue Foley plus many artists and bands that, due to unmentioned space and time limitations, must go unmentioned. But it was a very good day.

And that wraps things up at the Pollstar.com Tour Date Research Center and Amateur Distilling Society. Thank you for spending some of your time with us today, and we hope you can take your shoes off and sit a spell tomorrow. Y’all come back now. Ya hear?