Working For The Weekend …

Our weekend staff has worked all week on the following items. Well, okay, they didn’t literally “work all week,” but they did work 20 hours per day, every day since Monday. Including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. So they almost “worked all week.” But you get the picture.

Hank, ProvokedHenry Rollins head out again with his always provocative spoken word show.

So You Wanna Be A Rock ‘N’ Roll Star – Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp heads for Hollywood.

LN Forges Ticketing Deal – Live Nation’s deal with German ticketing company puts global promoter in the global ticketing arena.

Tired Of – Office Max is sponsoring a “quiet room” for those parents who aren’t as young as they used to be.

Here & There …

Looks like Britney isn’t going to see her kids anytime soon – Associated Press

Catching up with Barry Manilow – Minneapolis / St. Paul Star Tribune (registration may be required)

Vinyl lust can be all-consuming all of the time – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Woman who faked daughter’s “dad died in Iraq” essay for Hannah tickets contest apologizes – KGBT / Associated Press

Is there a media server in your future? – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Brits ticked off upon discovering Jools Holland’s New Year’s Eve TV show was actually shot in mid-December – The Daily Mail

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We have a mess of new Chris Rock dates, including six dates for Los Angeles, four new shows for New York City and three dates for Washington, DC; New March / April shows for The Starting Line include stops in Kansas City, Des Moines, Dallas, Houston, Detroit and San Francisco and “Go Diego Go!” has multiple night engagements in cities like Providence, Memphis and Atlanta.

During our workday we updated the schedules for Foo Fighters, Bjork, Exile, Ian Brown, Merle Haggard, Coco Montoya, Dierks Bentley, Candy Dulfer, Billy Joe Royal, BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet, Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash, Aaron Tippin, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Howard Jones, Jeff Pitchell, Juliette & The Licks, Juice Newton, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Bros., LL Cool J, Lukas Rossi, Mando Diao, Mahjongg, Marcia Ball, Ray Price, Sammy Kershaw, The Nadas, Wishbone Ash, Zappa Plays Zappa plus more bands and artists we would gladly mention if we only had a brain.

Well, it’s about that time. About time for Pollstar management to walk in, give us back our car keys, clothes and cell phones, unlock the doors and let us loose for the weekend. Happy trails!