Blocked from performing on the State Capitol lawn by a 7:00 pm curfew, Rage Against The Machine joins and then leads crowd in march towards Republican Convention at Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis Star Tribune
The venue hasn’t yet confirmed the date, but news stories coming out of Philadelphia indicate a Grateful Dead reunion of sorts as the surviving members of the legendary band plan to perform an Obama benefit concert along with The Allman Brothers Band – The Philadelphia Inquirer / Philly.com
Are we seeing the beginning of the end of iPod dominance in the personal player biz? – Portfolio.com / Tech Observer
Grand Ole Opry owners to build what could be the largest hotel Arizona has ever seen – East Valley Tribune
One of the first legal download stores in the U.K., Wippit, closes its doors after 8 years in the biz – Macworld U.K.
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Blues great Hubert Sumlin updates today with new shows for October and November. Newly posted listings include a twofer in New York City at the Hammerstein Ballroom on October 21 & 22, Baltimore on October 24 at Lyric Opera House, Chicago on October 28 at Chicago Theatre and San Francisco on November 2 at the Warfield Theatre. New stops also include San Diego, Spokane, Seattle and Portland before returning to New York for a November 26 gig at B.B. King’s.
San Francisco band Love Like Fire tours coast-to-coast this month and next. New dates include September 29 in St. Louis at The Bluebird, October 7 in DC at The Red And The Black, October 13 in Cincinnati at Gypsy Hut and Denver on October 29 at the Hi-Dive. Other cities on the agenda include Des Moines, Urbana, Savannah, NYC, Pittsburgh, Akron and Seattle.
The Human League plays the United Kingdom come December, with the band’s calendar showing stops in Newcastle (December 1), Nottingham (December 3), Liverpool (December 4) and Brighton (December 5). Other U.K. locations include Bournemouth, London, Manchester, Newport, Wolverhampton and Sheffield.
Umphrey’s McGee fill in their October / November calendars. Dates include October 18 in Philadelphia at Electric Factory, October 29 in San Diego at House Of Blues, November 14 in Milwaukee at The Rave Eagles Club and November 21 & 22 in DC at 9:30 Club.
During the last couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Vonda Shepard, The Nighthawks, tobyMac, Smokey Robinson, Sean Carney Band, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Marion Meadows, Jenny Lewis, Chuck Berry, Anthony David and Wayne Newton.
But that’s just the first half of today’s jaunt through the ever-changing world of concert data, and we have more fresh touring information coming up in Your Latest Update. Watch for it posting sometime around 3 pm (PDT) on Pollstar.com!