To go with your tuna sandwich and diet coke, we’ve got new dates for Avril Lavigne, Radiohead, John Hiatt, !!!, and Wolf Parade.
And for dessert, we’ve got some tasty items about Madonna, the NME Awards, Paul Simon, Starbucks, European summer music festivals and some good news for Amy Winehouse.
For her latest album, Hard Candy, the always-in-control Madonna hands over the reigns to somebody else. – Chicago Tribune / Turn It Up
A performance by the reunited Jane’s Addiction, as well as Carbon/Silicon and crotch jokes from Kelly Osbourne at the NME Awards in Los Angeles. Man, we miss all the fun! – Los Angeles Times / The Envelope
Paul Simon and friends revisit his vast songbook at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. – New York Times(subscription may be required)
After only one year, Starbucks backs off its music label, Hear Music, and hands over daily operations. – Los Angeles Times Business
Dan Hipgrave, former guitarist with British indie rock band Toploader, offers up his picks for the best European summer music festivals. – Telegraph
Amy Winehouse may have a lot of problems, but money apparently isn’t one of them. – Reuters via Yahoo News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Avril Lavigne is headed for Japan, with stops in Niigata, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hiroshima.
Radiohead also has a few dates on its calendar in the Land of the Rising Sun, including stops in Osaka and Saitama-shi.
John Hiatt has added a bunch of dates in the Heartland. New destinations include Alexandria, Va.; Madison, Wis.; Highland Park, Ill.; Bayfield, Wis.; and Raleigh, N.C.
!!! adds a couple of new dates in interesting venues in Columbus, Ohio and Cambridge, Mass.
And last, but by no means least, Wolf Parade rolls out a 21-city, coast to coast North American tour for the summer.Whew! That was exausting. And we still have half a day to go. Check back around 3 pm Pacific time for Your Latest Update from Pollstar.com to see if we’ve recovered.