Working For The Weekend …

We have plenty of items for you to read during the weekend. In fact, it will take an entire weekend to thoroughly read and understand these items. So you better start now.

Cafe To Go – Carey Brothers and Ingrid Michaelson lead the lineup for the fourth outing of .

Steppin’ Out In The Rain – The eclectic singer/songwriter heads to North America with a new album and tour.

On Tour Tour – San Franscisco art-rockers announce a 31-city tour behind Women As Lovers.

Hit North America – Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler jump the pond for their first Stateside shows since the original Jam disbanded.

Plus items about Glastonbury tickets, Live Nation’s good PR and Jonas Brothers’ deal with Live Nation. All guaranteed to keep you warm and comfy during the next 72 hours.

Here & There …

“That’s the ticket!” says Live Nation – Los Angeles Business Journal

Doesn’t look as if Canada will enact an iPod tax anytime soon – Vancouver Sun

Finding emo – Wisconsin State Journal

Why tour when you can have the audience come to you? The Times Online

Pharoahe Monch – “an old hand in a young man’s game” – The Age

How is this item about body double different than the one we linked to earlier this week? This one has a quote from some joker named Bongiovanni – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates

The Wiggles have new March and April dates. Cities include Fresno, CA, El Paso, TX, Tucson, AZ, and Council Bluffs, IA; Mary Wilson Of The Supremes books four new September dates for Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, TN; new dates for Mason Proper include February 1 in Muncie, IN, February 2 in Bloomington, IN, and March 14 in Austin, TX; music legend Roger McGuinn has a couple of new ones. You’ll find the Byrdman in Bothell, WA, on February 10, and March 13 at the Disney Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL, and Victor Wooten schedules California dates in L.A., San Juan Capistrano, Solana Beach and San Francisco for April.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Henry Rollins, (hed)pe, Dierks Bentley, Vampire Weekend, Pink Martini, Panic At The Disco, Neil Diamond, Blue Oyster Cult, James Taylor, W.A.S.P., The English Beat, Down, Foo Fighters, Testament, Puddle Of Mudd, Pretty Boy Floyd, Alan Parsons Live Project, Air Supply, Ill Nino, Kurt Elling, Blonde Redhead plus more bands and artists than can be mentioned in the same paragraph due to international copyright laws.

And there you have it! Another glorious and demanding week in the high-tech world known as tour data research. We’re off to our weekend community service. If we don’t see you while we’re picking up the trash along the highway, we do hope to see you Monday. Happy trails!