Overnight Sensation …

You know the drill. Read the following two items schedule to post within the next 14 hours, and you’ll be blessed with a great and rewarding life.

The Submarines’ North American Excursion – The indie pop duo heads off across the U.S. and Canada in support of Honeysuckle Weeks.

Rolling Thunder Hits The Road – Motor City Madman Ted Nugent has a busy summer planned with the release of a new live album, book and film, plus a honkin’ big tour.

Link-O-Rama …

Bands and artists increasingly rely on the Web for tour promotion – Associated Press

Yoko Ono tries to block use of John Lennon’s “Imagine” in documentary challenging evolution. Judge may decide outcome before the week is over – Associated Press

R. Kelly defense suggests parts of infamous video allegedly depicting the r&b star having sex with a minor have been doctored – The Chicago Tribune

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler checks into rehab – The Boston Globe

Filmmakers appeal to Beatle fans for funds to complete “Sid Bernstein Presents …” a documentary about the famous Beatles promoter who brought the Fab Four to Shea Sadium – WhatGoesOn.com

Members of Alabama (the band) to be honored with statues in Alabama (the state) – Times-Journal

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Let’s start with Smoking Popes. The rockers from Chicago filled in a few holes in their August calendar. Additions to the Pope’s schedule include August 10 (Kansas City), August 12 (Austin), August 14 (Phoenix) and August 19 (Seattle).

Currently based in Oakland, California, indie band Xiu Xiu will see the world through from the vantage point of nightclub stages come August. Stops include San Diego at The Casbah on August 15; Tucson at the Solar Culture Gallery on August 16; Lubbock at Tequila Jungle on August 19 and New York at the Bowery Ballroom on August 28.

While you were gone we tweaked the Tina Turner schedule. We are now listing Ms. Turner appearing in Vienna, Austria, on February 7 & 8, 2009; and Arnhem, Netherlands, on March 21, 2009.

And we wrapped up today by adding a few club dates for We Are Scientists. New gigs include August 1 in New York; August 3 in Columbus, Ohio, August 5 in Indianapolis and August 10 in Newport, Kentucky.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Dead Or Alive, The Klezmatics, The Roches, Of Montreal, Taylor Swift, Dennis DeYoung, George Jones, Chaka Khan, Rehab, Kid Rock, Martha Wainwright, Megadeth, Richie Havens, “High School Musical On Stage,” “Disney’s High School Musical: The Ice Tour”, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Filter, Motion City Soundtrack, KISS, Muse, Puddle Of Mudd, and more bands and artists than you’ll find anywhere else in the known universe.

That concludes today’s adventure in concert data. As always, thank you for accompanying us as we traveled the major highways as well as the back alleys of the concert industry looking for the elusive confirmed concert date. And we’ll be back to do it all over again tomorrow. Hope you’ll join us. G’night.