Bryan Adams is spending the last few months of 2008 playing solo acoustic dates in somewhat intimate settings across North America. The latest version of Mr. Adams’ calendar lists him playing Seattle at Town Hall on November 28, Eugene, Oregon, lands a November 30 date for the McDonald Theatre and Monterey snags him for December 3 at Golden State Theatre. Other new dates include Fresno at the Tower Theatre on december 4, Los Angeles at the Wiltern on December 5 and Tucson at Fox Theatre on December 6.

Speaking of Fresno, Neil Diamond will perform on New Year’s Eve at the Save Mart Center. Other new dates for Mr. Diamond include December 3 in Toronto at Air Canada Centre and January 6 in Bakersfield at Rabobank Arena.

And a heap of February 2009 United Kingdom dates for Alkaline Trio landed on our loading dock this morning. New ones include the the 4th in Cambridge at the Junction, the 6th in Bristol at the Carling Bristol Academy, the 9th in Newcastle at Carling Academy, the 14th in Nottingham at Rock City and the 16th & 17th in London at Koko.

During the first couple of hours after we turned off the alarm system, turned on the lights and caged the guard Chupacabras we also updated the schedules for Dave Alvin, Behind The Sun, Hellogoodbye, OTEP, Scott H. Biram, Today Is The Day, We Are Scientists, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Aquabats and Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

And that’s the first taste of new concert data this week with more lip-smacking samples set to tease and please you coming up in your Midday Update. That will be posting sometime around 12 noon (PDT). See ya!