Steven Curtis Chapman says his family received “strength through their faith” after tragic automobile mishap killed his 5-year-old daughter – CBS News
Casio issues recall for about 12,000 keyboards. Turns out the keyboards are overheating, with at least two incidents of the instruments bursting into flames – The Examiner
Next time you’re in Peoria, Illinois, don’t forget to drive down the Fogelberg Parkway, an honorary street designation in memory of the town’s famous troubadour son – Peoria Journal Star
Pittsburgh Zoo names Siberian tiger cub after Billy Ray Cyrus – Lebanon Daily News
This item is worth your time if only for the 1970s promo picture – Sony announces deal with ABBA to bring the band’s hits to SingStar for both PS3 and PS2 – Gaming Today
Dates, Dates & More Dates …
Let’s get down to business, shall we? The new dates for The Faint are for October and November. Playing theatres and clubs, the new listings include Columbia, Missouri, on October 19 at The Blue Note, Orlando, Florida, on October 22 at Club Firestone, Memphis, Tennessee, on October 28 at New Daisy Theatre, Los Angeles on November 5 at The Wiltern, Missoula, Montana, on November 12 at The Other Side and Minneapolis on November 14 at First Avenue.
The Oak Ridge Boys update today with new dates for this year and next. Stops include November 7 in Evansville, Indiana, at Casino Aztar, March 4 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, at Vilar Center For The Arts, March 9 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at TCU Place and March 11 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at Club Regent Casino.
German goth band Lacrimas Profundere adds dates in Britain, Spain and France as well as Germany. New on the calendar is September 27 in Madrid at Ritmo Y Compas, October 10 in Chemnitz, Germany, at ZV Bunker, November 1 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland at Kammgarn, November 21 in Paris at Le Nouveau Casino and November 22 in London at Electrowerkz.
And we have a couple of new ones for The Charlie Daniels Band – December 14 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, at Vilar Center For The Arts and June 5, 2009, in Enterprise, Alabama, at Bama Jam.
We had a fun morning today updating schedules for The New Familiars, Spam Allstars, The Dirt Drifters, Radney Foster, Pat Green, Lonestar, Pegasi 51, Night Ranger, Joan As Police Woman, Blameshift, Albert Castiglia and B.B. King. Well, most of us had fun. That is, except for Pollstar.com researcher Wendy. She lost the fight over who gets to update Night Ranger.
Of course, there’s more to come on this beautiful Hump Day afternoon. Don’t miss Your Latest Update, posting around 3 pm (PDT) on Pollstar.com!