Yeah, we know. We’re knockin’ off early due to Easter Weekend. Actually, it’s our corporate masters who are quitting early, mainly because they’re hosting one of those high society events tonight, and we have to make an early appearance at their mansion of choice. Something about unloading the catering trucks or mowing the lawns or something.

But our researchers will keep on posting new dates throughout the day. That’s because they weren’t ordered invited to attend tonight’s blowout.

So, let’s get on with it. Shall we? Here we go. News and dates coming right up.

Link-O-Rama …

Justin Timberlake donates $200,000 to Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum – Eyewitness News Memphis

Free music service SpiralFrog launches concert ticket sweepstakes – BusinessWire / press release

Five albums by Drive-By Truckers getting a vinyl re-release – Boston Herald / The Edge

Keith Sweat on finding fame. And keeping it – The Norman Transcript

Huh? What’s with the cameras and makeup? It’s just a recording session in the new millennium – The Canadian Press

Flap over music rights might delay Bob Marley biopic – Hollywood Reporter

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Tokio Hotel lines up North America dates to follow the band’s Euro run. The U.S. and Canada shows are at the major club level for this buzz band from Germany and dates include Detroit (April 17), Chicago (April 18), Toronto (April 23), Montreal (April 25 & 26), Lowell, MA (April 30) and Washington, DC (May 1).

Singer / songwriter Laura Veirs updates this afternoon with several new dates for May. Included in Ms. Veirs’ new routing are stops in Portland, OR (May 3), Phoenix, AZ (May 7), Milwaukee, WI (May 14) and Philadelphia, PA (May 21).

Gym Class Heroes fill out their April tour plans. New dates include April 16 (St. Louis, MO), April 20 (Millersville, PA), and April 24 (Fairfax, VA).

And 3 Doors Down slips a few in under the wire. Today we added shows for Belton, TX (april 25), Nashville, TN (May 16) and Toledo, OH (May 23).

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Augustana, Bedouin Soundclash, B-Side Players, Citigrass, Crooked Still, deSol, Enrique Iglesias, Lorene Drive, New Frontiers, Outformation, Sue Foley and We Shot The Moon.

Don’t forget! Our highly-trained tour-date researchers will be posting new dates throughout the rest of today. Have a great Easter weekend!