Overnight Sensation …

Information is power, and your enemies will consider you a formidable adversary if you read the following items scheduled to post during the next 16 hours. As to your friends, there’s no telling what they will think of you. But we’ve heard rumors …

Dragonforce Announces Headlining Run – The British power metal band will follow a red-hot run on this summer’s Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour with its first headlining tour.

Lotus Readies Hammerstrike – The Philly jam band faves are gearing up for the release of a new studio album and their most ambitious tour yet.

Link-O-Rama …

Sammy Hagar is opening his third Cabo Wabo Cantina this week. The first Cabo Wabo is in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and the second Cabo is at Lake Tahoe. But you’ll never guess where #3 is located – The Fresno Bee

Whoops! Looks as if Death Row Records is up for sale. Again – The Business Sheet

Pink Floyd and American soprano Renee Fleming awarded 2008 Polar Music Prize by King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden – Associated Press

iTunes is back online in China, but you won’t find Songs For Tibet among the downloads – ZDNet

Oh, oh. Australia is rethinking its decision to allow Snoop Dogg to enter the country – Reuters

Catching up with Dave Mason – The Arizona Republic / AZcentral.com

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Bury Your Dead will embark on what could be described as a hellacious Euro tour with Emmure and As Blood Runs Black. They’re calling it the “Santa Slaughter Tour,” and it also includes Devil Sold His Soul (appearing December 1 – 20), Time Has Come (December 1 – 6) and Devon Allman’s Honeytribe also tours Europe, but look for Devon and the gang appearing on the Continent and U.K. in September. Dates include Bochum, Germany on September 10, Berlin on September 18, Cardiff on September 25 and London on September 28.

Apocalyptica slots the western U.S. for October. Clubs and Theatres make up the venues and details include Denver on October 20 at Ogden Theatre, Boise on October 22 at Knitting Factory, San Francisco at Slims on October 27 and Tucson on November 1 at The Rock.

And we have a rare Chicks On Speed date for NYC – HighLine Ballroom the place and the date is November 28.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Kanye West, Leon Redbone, Gary Allan, Chris Duarte Group, Oasis, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Junior Brown, Slipknot, Old Crow Medicine Show, Tokyo Police Club, Amy Macdonald, Maroon 5, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Roger Creager, UB40, Jenny Lewis, Jay-Z and all the bands and artists that really, really matter.

That wraps up Tuesday in the concert data biz. Thank you for your patronage and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for more freshly-picked tour dates. G’night.