Overnight Sensation …

By this time tomorrow the entire world will be talking about the following news items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning.

Takes Kids On Tour – The singer/songwriter heads out in support of his latest release.

Announces Tour With – The band hits the road to build buzz for a new album.

Link-O-Rama …

Forbes’ list of hottest new music stars (with pictures!) – Forbes

British seaside resort lifts 44-year ban on The Rolling StonesReuters

Ali Campbell talks about his split with UB40The Times Online U.K.

Madison Square Garden backs out of Penn Station plan – BusinessWeek

Stradivarius expected to fetch more than $1 million on the auction block – Reuters U.K.

Q&A with Joss StoneThe Arizona Republic

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Richard Thompson keeps adding summer engagements. Mr. Thompson’s latest update shows the artist playing in Lowell (Massachusetts) on June 28, Brownfield (Maine) on June 30, Camden (Maine) on July 1, Montreal (Quebec) on July 3 and Albany (New York) on July 16.

Tanya Tucker updates this afternoon with new shows for Canada, Nevada, Iowa, Maryland, Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Dates include June 7 (Primm, NV), June 28 (Grand Prairie, Alberta), July 3 (Osceola, IA) and September 13 (Greenville, MS).

Bret Michaels makes it in under the deadline with a couple of new May dates – May 3 in Pottsville, PA, and May 24 in Biloxi, MS.

Finally, The Cult add shows in California and Nevada. The band’s calendar now shows them in Alpine, CA on May 23, Las Vegas on May 24 and Anaheim on May 25.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Iron Maiden, Steve Miller Band, Van Morrison, Buzzcocks, The Damned, Throw Rag, Rik Emmett, Misery Signals, Bright Eyes, 65 Days Of Static, Fred J. Eaglesmith, Grand Funk Railroad, North Mississippi Allstars, Los Amigos Invisibles, Live, Lyle Lovett, The Smithereens, REO Speedwagon, Status Quo, Meat Loaf, k.d. lang, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women, Sawyer Brown, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Toby Keith, Was (Not Was), Paul Cebar plus thousands of bands and artist we wish we had the space to mention here. But then, if wishes came true we’d probably wish for something a tad more expensive than extra space for this post.

And that’s a wrap! Thank you for your support and we hope you can spend a little more time with us tomorrow. G’night!