Overnight Sensation …

Our writers really suffered for their art while writing the following two items scheduled to post during the next 18 hours. Now it’s your turn.

Sixpence None The Richer ReunitesThe band returns with a handful of tour dates and its first Christmas album.

Sting Heads Back Into The Labyrinth – With The Police finally behind him for good, Gordon Sumner, aka Sting, can get back to his true passion – 16th century lute music.

Link-O-Rama …

Have you ever wondered how much money “Stairway To Heaven” has made over the years? – Portfolio.com

India towns really know how to rock – The New York Times (registration may be required)

Nice work if you can get it – Robbie Williams offered £1.5 million ($2.94 million U.S.) for a 30 minute set – Telegraph U.K.

R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe thinks music videos are a “dead medium” – The Age / Associated Press

A few minutes with Primal Scream’s ever-shifting lineup – The Times Online U.K.

A few words about George Carlin’s “seven words” – Associated Press

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather updates today with a mess of European and Japan dates, plus a few new listings for the good ol’ U.S.A. New Euro gigs include July 17 in Torino, Italy; July 23 in Cognac, France; and July 26 in Nuremberg, Germany. Japan dates are for October and include October 21 in Osaka and October 24 – 25 in Tokyo. U.S. dates include Indianapolis on August 20; Ferndale, Michigan, on August 21 and Falls Church on August 23.

Alejandro Fernandez updates his August and September plans with new listings at major venues. New dates on the schedule include August 9 in Carson, California, at The Home Depot Center; August 14 in El Paso at the El Paso County Coliseum; August 21 in NYC at Madison Square Garden and Aguust 23 in Uncasville, Connecticut at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Just a few new ones for Billy Currington this afternoon – August 15 in Hayward, Wisconsin, at LCO Casino; September 12 in San Antonio, Texas, at Cowboys Far West; September 13 in Arlington, Texas at Cowboys Dancehall and September 14 in Odessa, Texas, at Dos Amigos.

And Blind Melon updates with a few September and October shows for Canada. Like September 29 in Winnipeg, September 30 in Saskatoon and October 2 in Regina.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Tantric, Muse, Katie Melua, Taj Mahal, , Teena Marie, Sting, Albert Hammond Jr., Brooks & Dunn, Eddie Izzard, A Wilhelm Scream, The Mad Caddies, Black Kids, Michael Bolton, The Unseen, Five By Design, Ani DiFranco, Suzy Bogguss, Melissa Ferrick, Peter Frampton, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands we wish we had the time to list in this space, but we got sucked into a staff meeting and you know how those things go.

And that wraps up Monday in tour-data land. Thanks for keeping Pollstar.com on your desktop and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another safari in search of the elusive tour itinerary. Happy trails!