Why yell out for “Freebird” at other bands’ shows when you can do it where it counts, namely at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. New dates for Skynyrd include September 1 in Canfield, OH; September 11 in Danville, VA; September 13 in Elizabeth City, NC; and September 19 in Big Flats, NY. And remember – Freeeeee……birrrrrrrdddddd!

Jazz lady Dianne Reeves visits Europe this summer, playing the finer concert halls across the continent. Dates include July 9 in Chambery, France; July 11 in Almunecar, Spain, July 18 in Aarhus, Denmark, and July 29 in Vannes, France. Ms. Reeves also plays Switzerland towns Basel and Zurich in October.

We got you some new ones for Bloc Party – July 28 (Pomona, CA), July 29 (Los Angeles, CA), July 30 (San Francisco, CA), August 5 (Philadelphia, PA) and August 6 & 7 (New York, NY).

Finally, we have new winter listings for Kenny Rogers. November is the month when you’ll find Mr. Rogers touring Canada and playing towns like Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Grand Prairie and Lethbridge. The “Gambler” also touches down in Englewood, NJ, on December 15, and Fort Worth, TX, next January 24.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, John Scofield, Jim Brickman, Esperanza Spalding, Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush, Gin Blossoms, Wynonna, Cherish The Ladies, Kathy Mattea, Lonestar, Pat Green, Ray Stevens, Saliva, Shawn Colvin, The Charlie Daniels Band and Tracy Lawrence.

And there’s still more to come. Check it out in your final update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!