Ambrosia isn’t waiting until the last minute to start filling up that 2009 concert calendar. New dates for the band that proved there was life beyond L.A. include April 9 in Columbia, South Carolina, at Univ. of South Carolina / Columbia, April 9 & 10 in Uncasville, Connecticut, at Mohegan Sun, April 18 in East Hartford, Connecticut, at Cultural Arts Center, and NYC on April 22 at Blender Theatre At Gramercy.

Kanye West heads south of the border next month when the r&b star plays dates in Mexico and Brazil. The new Mexico engagement is in Monterrey at the Arena on October 18, and the Brazil gig is in Sao Paulo on October 22 at Auditorio Ibirapuera. The artist also adds a Dublin, Ireland, date for November 9 at the RDS Arena.

Every Time I Die updates today with a slew of November club dates. Included is November 1 in Quebec City at L’Anti, November 4 in Toronto at Opera House Concert Venue, November 11 in Oklahoma City at Diamond Ballroom, November 20 in Towson, Maryland, at Recher Theatre and November 23 in Syracuse, New York, at Lost Horizon.

And Grace Potter and the Nocturnals flesh out their fall touring plans. New on the calendar is October 15 in Charleston, South Carolina, at The Pour House, November 6 in Davenport, Iowa, at Redstone Room, November 14 & 15 in San Francisco at The Independent and December 28, 29 & 31 in South Burlington, Vermont, at Higher Ground Ballroom. Other new show listings include dates in Charlotte, North Carolina, Spanish Fort, Alabama, Kansas City, Missouri, Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, New York City and Washington DC.

During the past few hours we also updated the schedules for Gringo Star, Gogol Bordello, Guy Forsyth, Katie Melua, Larry Keel And Natural Bridge, Maroon 5, Matt & Kim, Michael Chapman, Tab Benoit, Testament, The Pink Spiders, Young Dubliners, Will Bernard and Frogs Gone Fishin’.

But that’s not the entire picture for we’re still researching, fact checking, spell checking and checkmating all the raw concert data that has landed on our loading dock today. Find out what it all means with your last update of the day – The Closing Bell – posting sometime around 5 pm (PDT) on!