The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
Some people are destined for greatness. Others are destined to have greatness thrust upon them. Our overnight crew is destined to write about people who are either destined for greatness or have greatness thrust upon them. Like the following two items scheduled to post between now and sometime tomorrow morning:
First of all, imagine a concert at a major indoor arena featuring naked dancing girls, bungee ropes and fireworks. Now, imagine all that at a classical music concert. Yeah, we couldn’t either, but it’s happening next year at London’s O2 – The Times Online U.K.
Featured in an anti-piracy film presented by the Australian music industry, Frenzal Rhomb guitarist Lindsay McDougall says he was duped into joining a “witch hunt.” – Sydney Morning Herald
Nick Lowe will always be cool – Hartford Courant
What can you do with farmyard machinery like tractors and threshers? That is, other than farm work? How about making music with them? – The Telegraph U.K.
He may not be playing on this summer’s Yes tour, but “grumpy old man” Rick Wakeman is quite busy as it is – Chad.co.uk
Going to this year’s
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
We have new dates for Sean Penn’s sister-in-law! Aimee Mann plays Apple Valley, MN, on June 12, Milwaukee on June 13, Tulsa on June 16 and Austin on June 17. Other new dates include stops in Dallas (June 18), Royal Oak, MI (August 29) and St. Louis (September 2).
Drive-By Truckers pull into Denver on June 14. Other stops include Bellvue, CO (June 15) and Edmonton, AB (June 29).
k.d. lang keeps on adding new dates. Today’s update includes October gigs for Portsmouth, New Hampshire (October 2), Burlington, Vermont (October 3), and Atlanta, Georgia (October 23).
And Steve Earle makes the today’s final deadline with several new summer listings. New ones include June 27 in Tucson, July 2 in Telluride, August 8 in Hamilton (Ontario) and August 15 in Philadelphia.
During the day we also updated the schedules for Clint Black, New Kids On The Block, Reverend Horton Heat, Diamond Rio, Donna The Buffalo, Josh Gracin, Gin Blossoms, Death Cab For Cutie, Medeski Martin & Wood, Hootie & The Blowfish, Gretchen Wilson, Gary Allan, Fourplay, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Dianne Reeves, Bloc Party, Kenny Rogers, Kathy Mattea, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Wynonna, Pat Green, Shawn Colvin, plus all the artists and bands that people want to hear, plus a few artists and bands people want to forget.
And that’s a wrap for the last day of April. Goodnight, good luck and good hunting.