Back in the years immediately following World War II one of the biggest entertainment acts wasn’t a music group or band. Instead, it was the comedic duo of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and crowds reacted to the joking twosome much as screaming bobby-soxers a decade earlier reacted to Frank Sinatra, and fans in the ’60s greeted the Beatles. Martin and Lewis were mobbed everywhere they went, and crowds disrupted street traffic in New York just to catch a glimpse of their heroes waving from their hotel windows.
The comedy team would only last about ten years, and both parts of the entertainment equation found success after a breakup that was as painful to fans as the Beatles breakup was to their followers. But Lewis soldiers on, and the comedy maestro adds two new appearance dates – February 19, 2009 in Hollywood, Florida, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and February 21, 2009 in Clearwater, Florida, at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
Ramsey Lewis updates today with a multi-night stand in San Francisco at Yoshi’s (January 15 – 18, 2009) and a performance at Rialto Center For The Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 21, 2009.
Newsboys go south of the border come December. New dates for the Christian band include December 4 in Mexico City; December 5 in San Jose, Costa Rica; December 6 in Guatemala City and December 7 in San Salvador. The group also adds a September date – 9/20/08 in North Charleston, SC.
And we have a couple of new United Kingdom dates for OneRepublic – September 23 in Southampton at Southampton Guildhall, and September 24 in London at The Forum.
During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Stacey Kent, Mystery Jets, New York Dolls, Bryan Adams, Ravi Coltrane, Saliva, Nothing Rhymes With Orange, Murder By Death, Micah, Crystal Castles, Cascada, Agnostic Front and Decemberadio.
And it’s the final stretch as we try to connect the dots and tell you what it all means. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from Pollstar.com!