Where would MTV have been in its early years without Pat Benatar? Back in the ’80s she was the original hard rocking, take-no-prisoners female performer. Flash forward to 2008 and Ms. Benatar is still a must-see performer. Today she adds an April two-fer for New York City to her touring calendar.

Speaking of New York … How about those new dates for the New York Dolls? The glam-punk pioneers play Philadelphia on February 14, Boston two days later and will also hit Asbury Park, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Boise, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vegas and San Diego.

We have new Rage Against The Machine dates. Look for the band to play Landgraaf’s Megaland, plus Germany festivals and .

New dates for Robben Ford include February dates for Eugene, OR, and Tacoma, WA, and an April show in Cocoa, FL; Neal McCoy will stop in Nashville in June, Jacksonville in July, Seymour, WI, in August, Granite Falls, MN, and Oklahoma City, OK, in August; Little Anthony & The Imperials play Las Cruces in February and Carolyn Wonderland adds dates for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska and British Columbia.

During the past couple of hours of data-crunching mayhem we also updated the schedules for Candlemass, Bury The Needle, Cadillac Sky, Cephalic Carnage, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Chris Webster, As Cities Burn, Amy Macdonald, Burning Brides and Stanton Moore.

And we still have more tour information yet to post! Check it out in your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PST) from Pollstar.com!