Working For The Weekend …

Our weekend crew has outdone it self this time, bringing you joy and mirth in the form of the following news items scheduled to post each day of this three-day weekend!

SaturdayAny Day Now Ronnie Milsap’s Gonna Sing – The country legend hits the road to celebrate his astounding body of No. 1 hits.

Franti & Spearhead’s Rebel Rock – The hard-touring band shows no sign of slowing down as it prepares to release a new album.

Bowie Tunes Won’t Bow Onstage – The singer says a director’s claim to have obtained the rights to his music for a Danish ballet are “absolute toss.”

SundayThe Acacia Strain Storms The U.S. – The alt-metal outfit headlines the Sun Your Bunz Tour.

Reggae Rising Gears UpJunior Reid, UB40, Sly & Robbie and Julian Marley are just a few of the artists on tap for the annual festival.

MondayJimmy Eat World Keeps Globe Trottin’ – Tour, tour tour is the name of the game for this band.

Bands On The Beach – Who says all the best festivals are in the desert? Santa Barbara, Calif., has the .

Japan Loves Cyndi – Some countries have all the luck. The singer hits the Land of the Rising Sun as her latest disc hits the shelves there before it does here.

TuesdaySlightly Stoopid Tours (To Put It Blunt-ly) – Pack the munchies, dude. The SoCal road-warriors head out for their first amphitheatre trek with Pepper and Sly & Robbie in tow.

Tina’s Back In Europe Too – The ultimate rock diva isn’t leaving our friends across the Pond out in the cold as she returns to the stage.

Simon Says – The Duran Duran frontman talks to Pollstar about touring, the band’s latest album and the why there won’t be any more megastars.

Link-O-Rama …

Brooklyn man found guilty of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement could get up to five years in the big house – Wired News

New York governor grants Slick Rick a full and unconditional pardon for attempted murder and weapons convictions – Reuters

Madonna’s documentary about Malawi to be shown at Michael Moore’s film festival – Associated Press

Check out this pictorial consisting of artist courtroom drawings of the R. Kelly trial – The Chicago Tribune

Usher settles into fatherhood – MSNBC / Associated Press

Doors drummer John Densmore on “infinite music knowledge” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted a very extensive tour for Valient Thorr, including Europe and U.S. dates. Look for the band in Europe through June and the first few days of July. Stops include June 13 (Stockholm), June 16 (London), July 1 (Barcelona) and July 4 (Lisbon). The U.S. portion starts in mid-July and continues through August, stopping in places like Detroit (July 22), Orlando (August 2), New Orleans (August 5) and Tempe (August 15).

Pennywise plays Europe in August and September. Gigs include August 26 in Berlin, August 28 in Wiesen, September 1 in Zurich and September 7 in Amsterdam.

Danger Radio also bulks up on summer tour dates. New listings include June 18 in Allentown, PA; July 3 in Raleigh, NC; July 17 in Tucson, AZ and August 14 in Toledo, OH.

And Al Stewart gets a few new ones in before the final deadline – September 11 in Eugene, OR; September 13 in Seattle, WA; and September 14 in Portland, OR.

And that wraps up another week stalking the ever-elusive tour date. Thank you for making it all worthwhile and we hope you can join us on Tuesday. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! Adios!