Before we get started we’d like to congratulate Arizona promoter Danny Zelisko of Live Nation. Danny celebrated his 34th anniversary in the biz yesterday, which in promoter years makes him … er …. pretty doggone old experienced! Yes, back on June 2, 1974, Danny promoted his first show – Mahavishnu Orchestra in Tucson. Here’s to another 34 years, Danny. You rock!

Dates for Sarah Brightman’s symphony world tour were released today. Encompassing the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the timeframe is November through December with major arenas for venues. Dates include November 4 in Monterrey, Mexico; November 8 & 9 in Mexico City; November 16 in Tampa, Florida; November 23 in New York; November 30 in Toronto; December 2 in Cleveland and December 18 in Los Angeles. Other cities include Orlando, Boston, Montreal, Guadalajara, Sacramento, Chicago, San Jose and San Diego.

Madonna updates today with second nights for select markets. Those lucky cities include Oakland (November 2), Las Vegas (November 9) and Denver (November 12).

Funny guy Dave Attell updates this morning with multiple nights in various comedy clubs across the country. Dates include July 25 & 26 in Denver at Comedy Works; August 7 – 9 in Mishawaka, Indiana, at Funnybone’s; September 5 – 7 in Tampa at The Improv and November 6 – 9 in Tempe at The Improv.

Michael Franti & Spearhead plays Europe and the U.K. in August. New additions show the band in Amsterdam on August 14; London on August 21; Berlin on August 26 and Cologne on August 27. Other cities include Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cheltenham and Eindhoven.

And Paul Weller fattens up his Australian excursion. New Down Under dates include August 17 in Melbourne; August 20 & 21 in Newtown; August 24 in Brisbane and August 26 in Melbourne.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the scheduels for Push Play, Pete Murray, Jet Lag Gemini, Fair To Midland, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Chuck Ragan, Black Tide, As Blood Runs Black and Dear and the Headlights.

And that’s just the start of things here at tour date hq as we fire up our mighty database for another day of date-city-venue fun and games. Don’t miss your Midday Update, coming up around 12 noon (PDT), from!