Overnight Sensation …

Not one, not two, but three very interesting items are scheduled to post within the next 14 hours. Don’t blink or you’ll miss ’em!

Jake La Botz’s Tattoo Three-peat – The singer/songwriter brings his music to the people – literally – with a five-week cross-country tour of tattoo parlors and a new album with a really, really long name.

Miles And Miles Of Smiles – Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann returns to the road after a short break for another round of dates in support of her latest, @#%&! Smilers.

Have Some Truss In Mountain Winery – Safety concerns have caused the recently-renovated outdoor theatre to delay its reopening.

Link-O-Rama …

Los Angeles prosecutors charge Nate Dogg with threatening and stalking his wife – Associated Press

What? Can it be? A two-week run in Chicago starring the late Andy Kaufman’s alter ego, Tony Clifton? – Chicago Sun-Times (registration may be required)

Have you caught George Jones’ latest performance? The country legend is appearing in political advertising, calling a state representative “a plain old liar.” – Montgomery Advertiser

Apple says buying the new 3G iPhone will take about 15 minutes, including in-store activation, and about 30 people will be allowed in Apple stores at any one time when the phone debuts this Friday – CNET / News.com

says he can still do all the stunts he’s famous for. Even if he’s sober – Associated Press

Catching up with LonestarSt. Louis Post-Dispatch / St. Louis Today.com

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Xavier Rudd fills up his September calendar, updating with several new listings for the ninth month of the year. Included is September 4 in San Francisco at Grand Ballroom At Regency Center, September 6 in San Diego at 4th & B Concert Theater, September 14 in Washington (DC) at 9:30 Club and September 22 in Milwaukee at The Rave Eagles Club. Other new stops include Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, New York and Minneapolis.

Toto axe-man Steve Lukather adds a few August dates to his itinerary. New listings include Sioux Falls (South Dakota) on August 14, Wausau (Wisconsin) on August 17 and Palatine (Illinois) on August 18.

We only have five new dates for Tiger Army, but they’re very special dates – Five nights at the Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, California (natch) on October 23 – 26 and 31.

And we close today with a few new dates for Curtis Salgado. Like August 7 in Henderson, Nevada, at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa, August 16 in Clatskanie, Oregon, at Rhythm On The River, August 31 in Chelan, Washington, at Thunder In The Sun and October 3 in Walla Walla, Washington, at Crossroads.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Leon Redbone, Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks, Reverend Horton Heat, TV On The Radio, Bullet For My Valentine, Deep Purple, John McEuen, Plain White T’s, Michael Bolton, Medeski Martin & Wood, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Sheryl Crow, Black Cobra, Shawn Colvin, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands that we all know and love. Well most of them, anyway.

And that concludes another great adventure in concert data research. Thanks for all your help and we look forward to you joining us tomorrow for another grand journey through the highways and back roads of the global concert industry. Happy trails!