The Sam Roberts Band updates today with several new dates in the band’s native Quebec Province, as well as several shows for neighboring Ontario. Stops include Sherbrooke on October 20 at Granada Theatre, Drummondville on October 21 at Centre Culturel and Chicoutimi on October 22 at Dufour Auditorium. The band also has a three-night stand in Montreal slotted for November 20 -22 at Theatre National. Ontario gigs include Brockville on October 30 at the Brockville Arts Centre, Peterborough on October 31 at the Showplace and Sarnia on November 8 at The Industry.

The Sisters Of Mercy provide a major update today, adding gigs for October, November and December. New on the calendar is Buffalo on October 27 at the Town Ballroom, Montreal on October 29 at Club Soda, Boston on November 1 at Wilbur Theatre and NYC on November 3 at Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza. Other stops include Vancouver, Denver, Minneapolis and San Diego.

Jazzman Sonny Rollins adds South America dates for October and Europe shows for November and December. South American dates include October 21& 25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Auditorio Ibirapuera and Rio on October 23 at Marina del Gloria. New Europe listings include Frankfurt on November 26 at Alte Oper, Hamburg on November 28 at Laeiszhalle and Berlin on December 1 at Philharmonie Berlin.

Talk about planning for the future. Pink Martini updates today with new dates for 2010. Actually, two dates, one venue for 2010 – Jacksonville, Florida, on March 26 & 27, 2010 at Times-Union Center For Perf. Arts. The group also adds a June 27, 2009 date for Spokane, Washington, at Martin Woldson Theatre At The Fox.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Roy Haynes, Robert Glasper, Radney Foster, Phoebe Snow, Patricia Barber, Ordain, Negative Space, Stacey Kent, The Medic Droid, The Stills and We Are Scientists.

Today’s finish line may be in sight, but we still have thousands of dates to tackle, punch, elbow and post before quittin’ time. Stay on top of it all in your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – posting sometime around 5 pm (PDT) on!