Eddie Vedder launches the second leg of his solo tour on August 1 when the Pearl Jammer kicks off the first of two nights at Boston’s Opera House. We’ll have a special post dedicated to Eddie and his tour coming up within the hour, but right now let’s focus on some dates. Like August 4 & 5 in New York at United Palace Theatre; August 7 in Newark at the NJ Performing Arts Center and August 12 & 13 in Toronto at Massey Hall. Other towns on the leg include Montreal, Washington (DC), Chicago and Milwaukee.

The Manhattan Transfer updates today with new listings for Canada and Florida. New dates in the Great White North inlude a Calgary stop on October 23 and a gig in Regina on October 25. New Florida dates include February 19 in Melbourne and February 20 & 21 in Jacksonville.

Shelby Lynne adds February 2009 United Kingdom dates to her touring calendar. New ones are February 21 in Birmingham, February 22 in Glasgow and February 24 in Manchester.

And we have a few new listings for Jon McLaughlin – August 8 in New Orleans at the Parish at HOB, August 9 in Little Rock at Sticky Fingerz Chicken Shack and August 22 in Atlanta at Ferst Center For The Arts.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Lee Ritenour, Los Lobos, Jonah Smith, Phil Vassar, Travis Tritt, Victoria Vox, The Lonely H, Ingram Hill, Locash Cowboys, Cadillac Sky, and Achim Reichel.

Two more hours and pounds, pounds and more pounds of data yet to be inspected, processed, re-inspected, washed, waxed and turned into to concert information. Don’t miss your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT) from Pollstar.com!