Overnight Sensation …

The most important 15 minutes of your life could be the time you spend reading the following items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning.

Announces Summer Trek – The band unveils dates for a month-long East Coast run.

Comes To North America – The reunited British rockers announce their first Stateside dates in nearly 10 years.

Link-O-Rama …

Judge says , who’s currently under house arrest, may attend Easter services – Associated Press

Plan for disconnecting music pirates “gathers steam” in Australia – Brisbane Times

Jonas Brothers to get their own reality series – Holllywood Reporter

Patti Smith’s photographic Paris sojourn – Time

Some of the best albums rose from the ashes of divorce. Are you listening, Sir Paul? – The Times Online U.K.

What should we do with our aging pop stars? – The Sydney Morning Herald

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

It’s the Pearl Jam summer tour! So far, we’re looking June dates, with venues alternating between indoor arenas and the great outdoors. Dates include June 11 (West Palm Beach, FL), June 16 (Columbia, SC), June 22 (Washington, DC) and June 25 & 27 (New York, NY).

Has it really been 40 years since Jon Anderson first met up with Chris Squire in a British pub? As every Yes fan knows, that chance meeting led to the formation of one of the biggest bands in prog-rock history. This summer’s 40th anniversary tour features four-fifths of what fans often refer to as the band’s “A team,” namely Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe and Alan White. Plus, on keyboards it’s Oliver Wakeman, son of A-team keyboardist Rick. Tour starts in July and cities include Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago, Detroit, Boston, Atlantic City, Tampa, Baltimore, Miami, Orlando, Dallas, Vancouver, Denver, Anaheim and L.A.

Looks like a busy April for Drowning Pool. Playing mostly theatres and clubs, look for the band in locales like Fort Worth , TX (April 5), Jackson, MS (April 9), Atlantic City, NJ (April 17), Hartford, CT (April 20), Flint, MI (April 25) and Colorado Springs, CO (April 29).

Finally, Travis Tritt delivers in time to meet today’s final deadline. Travis’ latest update includes shows in Valencia, CA (June 19) and Phoenix, AZ (July 20).

During the day we also updated the schedules for Mark Knopfler, Toots & The Maytals, Pat Benatar, Bryan Adams, Les Nubians, The Smothers Brothers, UB40, Janet Robin, Donna Summer, The Donnas, Gladys Knight, Joe Bonamassa, Funky Meters, Bruce Cockburn, Average White Band, Ween, Wilco, Erykah Badu, RX Bandits, Stone Temple Pilots, Neil Young, Chris Knight, Cartel, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists that our corporate masters claim to know personally (but if truth be told, they don’t know the difference between and Missoula, Montana).

And that wraps up our Thursday and primes the pump for Friday! Thank you for your continued support, and we hope we may be of service tomorrow. Goodnight!