Overnight Sensation …

The following two stories, which are scheduled to post within the next 18 hours, are for inquiring minds only.

Out For Dates – The Colorado trio gears up for a co-headlining run with The Whigs.

Gets On The Bus – It’s ’70s-style rock to the rescue as the band hits the road for a brief run before heading back into the studio.

Link-O-Rama …

Chicago city officials delay voting on promoter ordinance – The Chicago Tribune / Clout Street

Yo Yo Ma’s family works to aid China earthquake survivors – Newsday

Ludacris returns to his old high school – Associated Press

Wanna listen to Scarlett Johansson’s album of Tom Waits covers one week before it drops? – Imeem

Barack Obama leads the candidates in number of unsolicited campaign songs – Associated Press

A few minutes with Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger SpiceMetro U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Rufus Wainwright fills in his European calendar with new dates for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy. New ones include June 1 in Santiago, Spain, June 3 & 4 in London, June 7 in Cork, June 28 & 29 in Portalegre and July 18 in Rome.

Jimmy Eat World gobbles up clubs and theatres in July. New listings include July 1 in Montreal at Medley; July 7 in Minneapolis at First Avenue; July 8 ion Winnipeg at Burton Cummings Theatre; July 15 in Seattle at the Showbox At The Market and July 18 in San Francisco at The Fillmore.

Look for The Faint playing at a club near you come July and August. New show listings include July 27 (Des Moines, IA), July 29 (Denver, CO), July 31 (Boise, ID), August 4 (San Francisco, CA) and August 11 (Austin, TX).

And Rancid will do a multi-night residency at the Music Box @ Fonda in Los Angeles. The fun starts September 30 and runs through October 5.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Foxboro Hot Tubs, Tilly and the Wall, Boston, Young Dubliners, Tinsley Ellis, Vicente Fernandez, Blues Traveler, Chuck Prophet, Michael Bolton, Coldplay, Dennis DeYoung, Slightly Stoopid, Blue Oyster Cult, Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men, Ana Popovic, PM Dawn, Ben Folds, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Negative Space, plus all the artists and bands worth spending your hard earned money on. For all the others there’s Mastercard.

And that marks the end of another journey through the land of concert data. Thanks for being our companion today and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another jaunt into the unknown. Happy trails!