John Mellencamp heads Down Under for a very extensive tour of Australia and New Zealand. Starting in mid-November and running through the first week of December, look for Indiana’s favorite rocker playing Caversham on November 15, Hindmarsh on November 19, Melbourne on November 21, Yara Valley on November 22, Boondall on November 25, Sydney on November 28 and Hunter Valley on November 29. NZ dates include Auckland on December 3, Wellington on December 6 and Christchurch on December 7.

Paul Weller adds two nights in Los Angeles (September 2 & 3), and updates with October Euro dates including Eindhoven on October 2, Amsterdam on October 4, Vienna on October 13 and Bologna on October 15.

Kenny G makes his fall plans with an October tour of Japan, including stops in Osaka (October 14) and Tokyo (October 15 & 16). December puts him back in The States for shows in the heartland and east coast. Stops include Milwaukee on December 6, Chicago on December 7, Cleveland on October 14 and Baltimore on October 16 .

And Chris Botti updates with new listings for this year and next. New ones include St. Louis on September 13, San Diego on December 15, Oklahoma City on January 24 and Atlanta on May 23. Other cities in today’s update for Mr. Botti include Potsdam, NY; Turlock, CA; Wenatchee, WA, and Clearwater, FL.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Daughtry, David Wilcox, Michael McDonald, Bob Newhart, Alicia Keys, Earth, Wind & Fire, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Paula Poundstone, Samantha Crain, The Duke Robillard Band and Paula Poundstone.

Yes, it’s a great Friday in concert data! And we’ll have more date-city-venue information for you coming up in your Midday Update, scheduled for sometime around noon (PDT), from!