The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
We have three wonderful news items scheduled to post within the next 18 hours. These are stories that drip with passion and fear, of love and hate, of agony and ecstasy, of salt and pepper. Don’t wait for the movie versions. Instead, read these incredible items as they were meant to be read – in a small font on a big screen. Or is that a big font on a small screen? We’re really not sure. Anyway, be sure to feast your eyes on:
Teddy Tours 4U – Singer/songwriter and heartthrob Teddy Geiger heads out for a 33-city trek.
Jam Cruise 2009 Is Jam-Packed – Tickets are now on sale for the
Taking A Mall dTour – All-American Rejects, A Cursive Memory, Forever The Sickest Kids and Kate Voegele are among the acts headed to a mall near you.
Tickets go on sale Saturday for Madonna’s Malawi documentary. But you gotta buy them at the theatre’s box office – in Traverse City, Michigan – Associated Press
Minor accident on the set of
Marketing Weezer in the digital millennium – Los Angeles Times / Technology (registration may be required)
Union boycott of a downtown hotel could cause problems for Rochester, New York’s International Jazz Festival – News 10 WHEC-TV
Members of Alabama to be immortalized in bronze in the band’s hometown – DeKalb County Times-Journal
Moby Grape founding member, Peter Lewis, talks about his long, strange trip – The Dexter Leader
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Let’s start with The Derek Trucks Band. New dates are for September and October, include both coasts and feature shows in clubs, theatres and casinos. The hard data shows the band in Chicago, IL, at the Vic Theatre on September 6; Bellvue, CO, at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre on September 13; Crystal Bay, NV, at the Crystal Bay Club Casino on September 19; Santa Barbara, CA, at the Lobero Theatre on September 21 and Albany, NY, at Kitty C. Hart Theatre @The Egg on October 25.
Brian Regan lines up an incredibly extensive tour for the second half of 2008 where it looks as if the comedian will play every city, town, village and crossroads in America. Listing more dates than we can count, cities include Joliet, IL (September 4), Terre Haute, IN (September 7), San Rafael, CA (October 10), Asbury Park, NJ (October 25), Milwaukee, WI (November 7) and Waterbury, CT (December 7).
Jazzman Terence Blanchard updates today with new listings for South America, North America, Europe and the U.K. Stops include July 14 – 16 in London; July 18 in Valladolid; July 19 in Almunecar; August 1 in Milwaukee and September 11 in Bogota.
And Phoebe Snow makes the final deadline with five new listings – July 8 in Roseburg, OR; August 25 in Davis, CA; October 27 in Santa Cruz, CA; November 20 in West Palm Beach, FL; and February 28, 2009 in Lancaster, CA.
During the day we also updated the schedules for The Beach Boys, Roger Hodgson, Dan Tyminski, Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, The Mars Volta, Stephen Stills, Morgan Heritage, Ani DiFranco, Great White, Josh Ritter, Linkin Park, Sigur Ros, Peter Mulvey, Lewis Black, Manic Hispanic, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists, each one proudly sporting the Pollstar.com rub-on stamp of approval.
And that’s how today shaped up. All-in-all a pretty good Wednesday for concert data. Be sure to join us tomorrow for another excursion into the wild and sometimes violent world of tour date collection. Adios!