Overnight Sensation …

It’s not often we can say that no one was harmed or injured in the writing of the following two news items scheduled to post within the next 18 hours. So we’re savoring the moment.

Portugal. The Man’s Tour PlanThe band hits the road in support of a late summer/early fall release.

Chisel Goes A-Wandering – Singer/songwriter Cory Chisel emerges from a cabin in the wilds of Wisconsin with an EP and U.S. tour itinerary.

Link-O-Rama …

Mindy McCready charged with violating probation. Authorities say she falsified community service records – Associated Press

Chief exec of Activision – the company that owns the mega-popular “Guitar Hero” game series, says video games are no longer for “guys who can’t get a date on Saturday night” – The Times Online U.K.

Ted Nugent bloviates weighs in on today’s Supreme Court decision on firearms – Human Events.com

Napster facing proxy fight from three shareholders claiming the company isn’t aggressive enough against iTunes and music piracy – Reuters

Australia’s senate considers banning “sexy” music videos from Saturday morning TV programming – News.com.au

Catching up with Boston’s Tom Scholz – The Press-Enterprise

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

They’re a metal band. They’re a cello band. They’re a Finnish band. They’re Apocalyptica, playing the U.S. in August, September and October. Stops include August 5 in Colorado Springs at Black Sheep; August 8 in Beaumont, TX, at Antone’s; September 19 in Des Moines, IA, at People’s and October 1 in Atlanta, GA, at Center Stage.

Supersuckers swing through Canada during the last few days of July. Like Vancouver on July 24; Edmonton on July 26; Banff on July 27 and Regina on July 29. The band also adds Madison, WI, on August 9 and Minneapolis on August 14.

Duffy squeezes in under the final deadline with four new listings – July 31 in Minneapolis at First Avenue; August 2 in Toronto at Phoenix Concert Theatre; August 5 in Boston at Wilbur Theatre and August 6 in Philadelphia at World Café Live.

And Columbian rocker Juanes adds a few September Euro dates – Bucharest (September 3), Stockholm (September 8), Kiev (September 10), Helsinki (September 14) and St. Petersburg (September 16).

During the day we also updated the schedules Joe Bonamassa, John Pizzarelli, Backyard Tire Fire, Bruce Robison, Tina Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Citizen Cope, Sophie Milman, The Wiggles, George Winston, Frank Caliendo, Kid Rock, Toubab Krewe, Booker T. & The MG’s, Lez Zeppelin, The Robert Cray Band, Tim Finn plus all the bands and artists currently alive today that are touring. Plus a few that only exist in the sixth dimension located at that signpost up ahead.

And that wraps up this thing called Thursday. We hope you can join us tomorrow for another uplifting and glorious adventure in concert data. G’night!