Overnight Sensation …

Okay, you know the drill. We’ll post the following two items before midmorning tomorrow, and the first person to read both items wins the gift of knowledge.

Hits The Road – The band wraps up work on its latest and heads out with fellow punks Goldfinger.

Turns A New “Corner” – The roots rockers announce a tour in support of their first new studio album in four years.

Link-O-Rama …

Music festivals dominate summer 2008 – Forbes

Alicia Keys says her “conspiracy” remarks were “misrepresented.” – Associated Press

Apparently Chrysalis is no longer looking for a buyer as the record company rejects latest takeover offer – Reuters

Is their pop life after 50? – The Age (Australia)

Still feeling repercussions from its network management practice of blocking peer-to-peer file transfers, Comcast proposes a “P2P Bill Of Rights” – CBC

Scottish scientists figure out a way to cram billions of songs onto a single iPod – The Herald U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Two things you need to know about the Motley Crue tour. First one is the backstory. You’ll find that by clicking HERE. Second thing you need to know is the skinny on the actual dates. The band is mostly playing amphitheatres, or “sheds” as they say in the music biz. Right now we’re looking at 41 dates packed into July and August. Stops include July 1 (W. Palm Beach, FL), July 5 (Charlotte, NC), July 9 (Darien Center, NY), July 15 (Clarkston, MI), July 19 (Milwaukee, WI), July 22 (Woodlands, TX), July 27 (Englewood, CO), August 1 (Las Vegas) and August 9 (Portland, OR).

Bullet For My Valentine plays Europe in June and July. Today’s additions include Milan (June 17), Lyon (June 19), Marseille (June 20), Amsterdam (June 22), Strasbourg (June 23) , Lingen (June 24) and Helsinki (July 7).

The Waco Brothers slot several East Coast dates for June. Stops include June 2 in Cambridge, MA; June 3 in New York City, June 4 in Philly and June 5 in DC.

And The Raconteurs manage to slip a couple of dates in before today’s final deadline – May 31 & June 1 in New York City.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Neil Diamond, The Black Crowes, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Eve 6, Blind Melon, Fastball, Eagles, Rory Block, Webb Wilder, Nicole Atkins, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Elton John, Anthony Gomes, Y & T, George Carlin, Dana Carvey, Garrison Starr, Kathy Griffin, Spam Allstars, Squeeze, Tommy Chong, Vampire Weekend, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Billy Bragg, Dilated Peoples, Sara Hickman, REO Speedwagon, Patty Griffin, The Four Tops, Taylor Dayne, The Lee Boys, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists whose songs will be used as currency during the aftermath of the upcoming economic apocalypse.

And that’s a wrap for Tuesday, April 15. Thank you for your support and we hope you’ll join us for more adventures in tour date research tomorrow. G’night!