Billy Joel will tickle the keys Down Under as the Piano Man lines up shows for Australia and New Zealand. Stops include November 23 in Perth at Members Equity Stadium, November 26 in Hindmarsh at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, November 29 in Melbourne at Rod Laver Arena, December 4 in Boondall at Acer Arena and December 14 in Auckland, NZ at Vector Arena.

A couple of new dates for Ani DiFranco greeted us when we opened our gates and lowered the drawbridge this morning – November 15 in Wilkes, Barre, PA at F.M. Kirby Center For Perf. Arts, and November 19 in Poughkeepsie, NY at Bardavon, 1869 Opera House.

We also have a few new listings for New Kids On The Block, – October 9 in Sacramento, October 30 in Charlotte, NC, November 7 in Atlantic City and November 8 in Uncasville, CT.

And the demur Kathy Griffin lines up more gigs. October has the D-lister playing the Twin Cities on October 3, Iowa City on October 4, Chicago on October 15 & 16 and Detroit on October 18. New November dates include November 6 in Phoenix, November 8 in Houston and November 20 & 21 in Seattle. In December Ms. Griffin appears in Palm Desert, CA on December 7 & 8, and Hollywood on December 10 & 11.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Roots Manuva, Kris Delmhorst, Gentleman Auction House, Ellis Paul, Enter The Haggis, Garnet Rogers, Anti-Flag, Antje Duvekot, Glen Phillips, Socratic, Suicidal Tendencies, Tony Furtado, The Nields and Tracy Grammer.

But that’s just the start of a beautiful Monday! More data coming up in your Midday Update, scheduled for around 12 noon (PDT), from!