Overnight Sensation …

Our writers used the latest word-processing technology, including voice recognition software, grammar improvement software and conceptual / cerebral software to produce the following four stories scheduled to post within the next 18 hours or so.

– As the band prepares to head back to North America, group co-founder Joe Goddard talks with Pollstar about what it takes to build a successful live show.

– It’s metal, metal, metal as The Black Dahlia Murder hits the road with a bunch of friends for the Summer Slaughter tour.

– The comedian takes his unique take on the world to audiences with a massive U.S. tour.

It’s a Secret – No, that’s not the title of the fourth item, but it describes what we will post tomorrow sometime around daybreak on the west coast. We’d love to tell you about it now, but then it wouldn’t be much of secret.

Link-O-Rama …

After getting knocked out outside a Hollywood nightclub last weekend, rap mogul Suge Knight is offered a chance to redeem himself in Vegas – The National Ledger

Hey, guys! Shania Twain is back on the market! – Reuters

United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown says listening to the Bee Gees everyday keeps him fit – The Times Online U.K.

Jon Bon Jovi will be on CBS’ “60 Minutes” this Sunday, but you can get a preview right now – CBS

Neil Diamond says writing songs is ” … like digging a ditch from morning until night.” – The Daily Mail U.K.

Art exhibit featuring Bob Dylan sketches opens in London next month – PR Newswire / Halcyon Gallery / press release

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted so many dates for Carlos Mencia that our Web master almost got a hernia. Suffice to say, Carlos is a busy, busy man September through mid-December as he brings the funny to markets large and, well, not so large. Cities include Houston, Raleigh, Tucson, Billings, Laredo, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and just about every town in the USA where you’ll find people who love to laugh.

Soul star Billy Ocean updates today with October United Kingdom dates. Stops include Newcastle (October 8), Ipswich (October 10), London (October 12) and Liverpool (October 18).

They loved it so much a couple of years ago that they’re doing it again. We’re talking about Queen + Paul Rodgers and today’s update adds three United Kingdom shows – October 19 in Sheffield, November 4 in Newcastle and November 7 in London.

And Chaka Khan gets a few new Brit dates in under the wire – July 22 in London and July 23 in Manchester

During the day we also updated the schedules for Tina Turner, Alice Cooper, Bon Iver, Live, Rik Emmett, Travis Tritt, Asylum Street Spankers, Reba McEntire / Kelly Clarkson, George Lopez, Beres Hammond, Mindi Abair, Leon Russell, Marty Stuart, Hot Chip, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, The Benjy Davis Project, KT Tunstall, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Diamond, plus all the bands and artists you absolutely love plus a few you’re not too crazy about.

And that wraps up Thursday’s concert data collection and analysis. Thank you for supporting our effort to make this a better world through the dissemination of tour dates, and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. Adios!