The Closing Bell
Overnight Sensation …
We’d like to say that the following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours are filled with wit, wisdom and a keenly honed insight into all matters musical. That is, we’d like to say that. But truth be told, we wrote the items ourselves.
Shouting Across America – Less Than Jake hits the road behind its latest GNV FLA.
The Gutter Twins Head Out Again – The alt-rock duo shows no sign of slowing down, with a full plate of summer shows in the U.S. and Europe.
What’s up with Live Nation? – The Wall Street Journal (registration may be required)
Will summer 2008 be remembered as the summer of the festival revival? – Associated Press
Duran Duran make history by becoming first pop band to play Louvre – BBC
The music biz may be in trouble, but that’s okay with John Hiatt – Reuters
Sprint wirelessly connects jukeboxes to the Internet for updates – Kansas City Star
Billy Zoom talks about X – “I think we belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” – The Orange County Register
Vinyl sales continue to rise. At least in Aurora, Colorado – Aurora Sentinel / Associated Press
And now for your viewing pleasure, Beach Bods of the Rich & Famous – ABC News
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Aimee Mann updates today with a few new September dates. Newly added shows include September 5 in Atlanta (Georgia) at Variety Playhouse; September 6 in Greensboro (North Carolina) at Carolina Theatre; September 8 in Richmond (Virginia) at The National Theater; September 9 in Towson (Maryland) at Recher Theatre and September 14 in Westhampton Beach (New York) at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center.
We don’t know how big a Euro tour she is going to do, but Gloria Estefan has added two dates, one for Northern Ireland and the other for the Netherlands. Specifics are September 5, Rotterdam at Ahoy’ Rotterdam, and September 8, Belfast, Odyssey Arena.
Paul Weller updates with a new set of German show listings. New ones include October 6 in Cologne, October 7 in Berlin, October 8 in Hamburg, October 10 in Heidelberg and October 11 in Munich.
And we have a bunch of U.K. club dates for Lyrics Born. Included are shows in London (July 20), Brighton (July 21), Edinburgh (July 22), Nottingham (July 23) and Bristol (July 24).
During the day we also updated the schedules for Kellie Pickler, Emil Bulls, Two Gallants, Garrison Starr, Steve Forbert, Leon Russell, Bruce Cockburn, Billy Currington, George Michael, LeAnn Rimes, Clint Black, Cowboy Troy, Reverend Horton Heat, Walter Trout & The Radicals, Throw Rag, Travis Tritt, Madonna, Puddle Of Mudd, Aztec Two-Step plus all the bands and artists you need to know about. Plus one or two you’d like to forget.
Once again, thank you for being our companion on our daily journey through the wild and vicious world of concert data. A world where life is cheap, friends are cheaper, and everyone, yes, everyone will do anything if the price is right. And we wouldn’t change it for the world. G’night.