Bob Dylan brings it back home as the Bard of Minnesota announces his summer U.S. tour. August and September are the months, and dates include August 15 in Mashantucket, CT, at MGM Grand Theater; August 17 in Saratoga Springs, NY, at Saratoga Performing Arts Center; August 23 in Little Rock, AR, at Riverfest Amphitheatre and September 7 in Santa Barbara, CA, at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Other cities on the schedule include Cincnnati, Tulsa, Kansas City, Aspen, San Diego and Atlantic City. We’ll post a special item on the tour later today (as soon as our writer can shift gears into “Dylan mode”).

Second City Touring Company keeps spreading the laughs during its latest campaign to conquer the world. New show listings include October 7 (Grayslake, IL), October 11 (Fairhope, AL); October 18 (Lockport, IL) and December 31 (Saint Charles, IL).

Luis Miguel plays a mult-night stand in Vegas come September at the Colosseum At Caesars Palace. Mr. Miguel also lines up several South American dates for November and December. New listings for the artist include November 20 – 21 in Santiago, Chile; November 27 – 28 in Buenos Aires, Argentina; December 2 in Cordoba, Argentina; and December 3 in Rosario, Argentina.

And we have a quick update for Steve Forbert this morning – August 22 in Berkeley, CA, at Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse; August 24 in San Diego, CA, at Anthology and October 4 in Atlanta, GA, at Red Light CafĂ©.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Willy Porter, The Infamous Stringdusters, Signal, Rickie Lee Jones, Richard Shindell, Poptart Monkeys, Nico Muhly, Newspeak, Guitar Shorty, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, Candye Kane, David Benoit, Debbie Davies Band and Alabama 3 (A3).

And there’s more where that came from! Trucks, planes, ships, trains, mopeds and carrier porcupines are arriving every minute if not sooner, bringing the joy and gladness that can only be found in fresh concert data! Don’t miss your Midday Update, coming up around 12 noon (PDT), from!