Meat Loaf starts laying down dates again. Last fall the Big Guy was forced to cut his European tour short after the discovery of a inter-vocal cord cyst. But Mr. Loaf is back in action and today’s update shows him playing U.K. towns Romsey (July 6), North Yorkshire (July 11) and Norfolk (July 13).

Status Quo continues to be one of the hardest working bands in rock by booking so many dates we had to double-check our calendar to make sure they didn’t invent more days for shows. Today’s additions include dates for the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Slovakia and Austria,

Just a few new dates for k.d. lang today – September 27 (Westhampton Beach, NY), October 14 (Urbana, IL) and November 5 (Fort Worth, TX).

Finally, Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women check in with new listings for May, September, October and November. Dates include May 30 (Blacksburg, VA), September 28 (Manassas, VA), October 10 (Bay Shore, NY), October 11 (Annapolis, MD) and November 14 (Ann Arbor, MI).

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ricky Skaggs, Reckless Kelly, Paul Cebar, Sawyer Brown, Mary J. Blige, Jim Gaffigan, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Toby Keith, Collective Soul, Hedley, The Queers, Thunder, The Bacon Brothers, Was (Not Was) and My Evil Side.

But it’s not over ’til it’s over. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from!