VMA host / comedian / actor Russell Brand slots new show dates in the United Kingdom for January and February. New listings include January 19 in Reading at Ipswich Regent Theatre, January 24 in Belfast at Belfast Waterfront, February 2 in Liverpool at Echo Arena, February 10 in London at Carling Academy Brixton and February 12 in London at Apollo Hammersmith.

Kittie goes prowling in the United Kingdom and Europe during October and November. Newly posted dates include October 20 in London at The Underworld, October 24 in Bristol at Carling Bristol Academy, October 29 in Berlin at Kato, November 5 in Lucerne at Konzerthaus Schuur and November 10 in Moscow at Plan B.

Singer / songwriter Todd Snider updates this morning with new stops for Texas, Colorado and Nevada. New on Mr. Snyder’s routing sheet is December 30 in New Braunfels, Texas, at Gruene Hall, January 16 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at Ski Jam and Sparks, Nevada, on February 13 & 14 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel/Casino.

Finally, Buddy Guy adds March 26 & 27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Tom Brasil. The bluesman also adds November 10 in Victoria, British Columbia, at Royal Theatre, November 13 in Calgary, Alberta, at Jack Singer Concert Hall, November 14 in Edmonton, Alberta, at Francis Winspear Centre For Music, Dallas on December 7 at House Of Blues and Buffalo, New York, on March 28, 2009 at HSBC Arena.

During the first couple of hours of slamming our noses up against our corporate masters’ grindstones we also updated the schedules for Jesse Harris, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Bryan Adams, Christian Scott, Cheap Trick, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker, Lisa Haley, Marco Benevento, Lucinda Williams, Kylie Minogue, Tierney Sutton, Yellowjackets and West Indian Girl.

And the data keeps pouring into our Fresno HQ via train, plane, e-mail, snail-mail, telegraph and bicycle courier, and we’ll have more highlights in your Midday Update, posting around 12 noon (PDT) on Pollstar.com!