Galactic juices up its October and November touring calendars with new gigs in Georgia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Maryland, the Carolinas, Texas, Louisiana, Oregon and Nevada. Specifics include October 8 in Athens, Georgia at Georgia Theatre, October 11 in Philadelphia at Theatre Of The Living Arts, October 19 in Baltimore at The 8X10, October 31 and November 1 in New Orleans at Tipitina’s Uptown and November 8 in Portland, Oregon at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom. Other cities hosting Galactica include Raleigh, Richmond, Washington, Boston, New York, Charlotte, Houston and North Myrtle Beach. The band also plays Vancouver, British Columbia on November 6 at Richard’s On Richards Cabaret.

It’s South America for Bad Chopper in August. Brazil dates include August 8 (Sao Paulo), August 9 (Cascavel), August 10 (Curitiba) and August 12 (Porto Alegre). New dates for Argentina include August 16 (Buenos Aires), August 17 (Rosario), August 18 (Cordoba), August 19 (Bariloche) and August 21 (Neuquen). There’s also a new Chile date – August 14 in Santiago, and an addition for Uruguay – August 14 in Montevideo.

George Porter Jr. plays Europe this fall. Additions include November 12 in Budapest, November 14 in Antwerp, November 17 in Amsterdam, November 25 in Prague and December 1 in Innsbruck.

And we have dates on both east and west U.S. coasts for The Luxury – August 9 (Boston), August 15 (New York), September 19 (Long Beach) and September 26 (San Francisco).

During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Vinyl, Rob Becker’s “Defending the Caveman,” Matt White, Mest, Lukas Rossi, Eric McFadden Trio, Aquasky, Aaron Watson, 1997 and Pimps Of Joytime.

And we’re heading down that final stretch, that road that leads to quittin’ time, family, friends and 2-for-one shots of tequila and Blatz down at the One-Eyed Promoter Bar & Grill. But first we have to research the mountain of raw data still sitting our loading dock. Don’t miss your last update for the day – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PDT), from!