Overnight Sensation …

If a thousand-mile journey begins with but a single step, then the path to musical enlightenment begins with the reading of the following two items scheduled to post within the next 14 hours:

Flogging Molly Sails Into Fall TrekThe band rides the momentum of a spring and summer tour in support of its latest release right into autumn.

Ingrid Michaelson Carries On Apre-CafeThe singer/songwriter has a busy summer planned that includes headlining shows, festival appearances and handful of dates opening for Dave Matthews Band.

Link-O-Rama …

Will Michael Jackson become the next star to do the Vegas residency thing? – The New York Times (registration may be required)

The British music scene finally declares Neil Diamond “hip” – The Times Online U.K.

Run for your lives! It’s the attack of the iPhone killers! – Forbes

Saying the photog was to blame, prosecutors refuse to press charges against Britney Spears for running over a paparazzo’s foot – Associated Press

Can you come up with a reason as to why the impending Sirius / XM merger won’t save either company? U.S. News & World Report has five reasons – U.S. News & World Report

When it comes to the words and music of popular songs, many fans know the music by heart, but aren’t all that keen when it comes to the words – The Chicago Tribune

Catching up with John HiattSFGate / Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted a fall theatre & club run for Buckethead that shows the guitarist playing Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. Whew! Individual stops include Wyoming’s Teton Village on September 17 at the Mangy Moose; Boulder, Colorado’s Fox Theatre on September 20; First Avenue in Minneapolis on September 25; Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on October 8 and the State Theatre in Towson, Maryland, on October 10.

Loudon Wainwright III updates with a few new November dates today. Loudon’s latest schedule shows the singer / songwriter playing Minneapolis on November 17, Vienna, VA, on November 19, Annapolis on November 21, Boston on November 22 and Chatham, NJ, on November 29.

Drowning Pool fills in a few holes in the ol’ July calendar with dates for Florida, Oklahoma, Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan. Stops include Melbourne, FL (July 2), Columbia, MO (July 18), Minneapolis, MN (July 22) and Michigan Center, MI (July 28).

Finally, Motorhead makes today’s final deadline with an update for the band’s Germany plans. New shows include November 28 in Dusseldorf; November 30 in Bremen, December 3 in Bamberg and December 7 in Munich.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Steely Dan, The Felice Brothers, Chris Knight, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Boston, Def Leppard, Elliot Minor, Elton John, Airbourne, O.M.D., The Duke Robillard Band, Tiesto, Tokyo Police Club, Trace Adkins, Toubab Krewe, Dr. Dog, plus thousands and thousands of bands and artists we’d love to list in this space if only our corporate masters would cough up the cash for more memory.

And that’s a wrap for today. Here at Pollstar .com HQ it was a pretty good day for a Monday. No one was shot, no one was arrested and Homeland Security only had to visit us once. All-in-all a pretty good day for us tour date researchers. G’night, and we hope to see you tomorrow.