Overnight Sensation …

We can’t promise that reading the following two items scheduled to post sometime during the next 16 hours will make you wise beyond your years. But it will make you wiser than our writers.

Eddie Izzard Strips For London – The self-described “off-duty transvestite” is following his successfully 34-city U.S. trek with a four-week engagement in London’s West End.

Rock The Bells Tolls For Europe – Nas, Mos Def, De La Soul and The Pharcyde are just a few of the acts headed to Europe for the international version of the successful touring .

Link-O-Rama …

Copyright Royalty Board freezes rate online stores must pay music publishers for downloads. This means Apple won’t have to make good on its threat to shutdown itunes – Computerworld

Dolly Parton named Smokies ambassador for the 75th anniversary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Associated Press

It’s not all about reunion bucks for New Kids On The Block. The boys are also helping to raise money to fight breast cancer —The Poughkeepsie Journal

Jury selection begins in Phil Spector retrial – AFP

Emma Townshend (Pete’s daughter) says there’s a big difference between “Guitar Hero” and playing the guitar – The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Jason Ringenberg, the Jason in Jason & The Scorchers, updates today with solo dates for Sweden and Finland. In Sweden Mr. Ringenberg will play the Bonden Bar in Stockholm on October 29. On October 31 it’s Klubb Bakersfield in Malmo. November 1 brings him to Linkoping, venue TBA, and on November 2 the city is Goteborg and the venue is Pusterviksbaren. Finland dates include November 5 in Jyvaskyla at Lutakkuo, November 6 in Vaasa at O’Malley’s and if it’s November 7 than he must be in Helsinki at Texas.

Brazilian Band CSS plays both sides of North America as well as a couple of towns in between come December. Dates are December 9 in Vegas at the Hard Rock, December 10 in Los Angeles at Club Nokia, December 12 is San Francisco at Bimbo’s 365, December 15 is Toronto at the Opera House and December 17 & 18 is NYC at Webster Hall.

Herbaliser blazes through Canada and the U.S. in November. Stops include Toronto on November 13 at Revival, Chicago on November 18 at Dark Room, Saskatoon on November 22 at Louis’ and Seattle on November 28 at Nectar Lounge.

And we have a few 2009 dates for Ian Tyson, including January 24 in Banff, Alberta, at Eric Harvie Theatre, the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, January 29 – 31 and Mahnomen, Minnesota, at Shooting Star Casino on February 17.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Kanye West, Young Widows, Mauro Picotto, Chris Trapper, Debauchery, Celine Dion, Peppino D’Agostino, Dame Edna, Adrian Legg, Loudon Wainwright III, The Felice Brothers, Judas Priest, Metal Church, Mudhoney, Jonas Brothers, Army Of Freshmen, Chaka Khan, Uli Jon Roth, Steven Wright, Zen Tricksters, plus more artists and bands than we have the space to list. But we’re working on it.

And that wraps up our Thursday jaunt through the land of concert data. Thank you for supporting us and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. G’night!