Overnight Sensation …

The first step towards saving the economy is reading the following items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning:

Continue “Trinity” Celebration – The band returns to the church where it recorded it’s seminal 1987 album and hits the road for a run of dates.

Gears Up For Busy Year – The San Diego metalcore rockers fill up their calendar with shows, shows, shows.

Link-O-Rama …

In Europe, Madonna’s new album will be released via mobile phone before it hits store shelves – The Times Online U.K.

Coldplay talks about the new album – The Sun U.K.

Budapest police raid closes two “topsites” used to distribute copyrighted music and video – IFPI.org

Arizona state senators advance bill for rock & roll amusement park – Arizona Daily Star (registration may be required)

The Cure’s long, long life – Telegraph U.K.

Is Bono the ultimate celebrity diplomat? – The Cord Weekly Online

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Social Distortion’s Mike Ness is taking a break from the band for a May solo tour of some of the finer nightclubs in the U.S.A. Stops include Houston (May 6), Atlanta (May 9), Philadelphia (May 12), Detroit (May 19) and Salt Lake City (May 26).

They’re doing it again! Yes, the tour known as Queen + Paul Rodgers is heading back out. Right now we’re looking at Euro dates in the fall for cities like Moscow, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Nottingham, London, Birmingham and Liverpool.

Steven Curtis Chapman updates right before the final deadline with new April shows for Roanoke Rapids (North Carolina), New York, Ocala (Florida), Lakeland (Florida) and New Port Richey (Texas). The artist is also playing Redmond (Washington) on May 17.

And we finish the day with three new ones for Kanye West – May 25 (Fargo, ND), June 3 (Portland, OR) and June 5 (Reno, NV).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Boston, Jonas Brothers, Steve Howe, The Wailers, The Marshall Tucker Band, Chris Isaak, Fairport Acoustic Convention, Blue Highway, David Bromberg, Dr. John, Martin Sexton, Peter Rowan, The Doobie Brothers, Ron White, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Tea Leaf Green, Parker House And Theory, Minus The Bear, Katt Williams, Roy Hargrove, Third Eye Blind, Sevendust, Ra Ra Riot, The Insomniacs, plus thousands of bands and artists too numerous to mention if only because the short-term memory went south many, many years ago.

And that brings us to … Uh, where were we? Oh yeah. Time to say goodnight, good luck and goodbye until tomorrow. Adios!