Overnight Sensation …

The following two items scheduled to post within the next 16 hours will make you wise beyond our years.

It’s Gang Gang Dance Time – The Manhattan quartet is finding itself in the spotlight more frequently these days, whether its members like it or not.

Hollywood Undead Roams The Streets – Gather the kids and head for the panic room. Los Angeles sextet Hollywood Undead is preparing to follow a successful 19-date run with another round of touring.

Link-O-Rama …

John Mellencamp on politics and music – The Times Online U.K.

Mayor of Effingham, Illinois, says his town will bury Ben FoldsLos Angeles Times / Pop & Hiss (registration may be required)

Enrique Iglesias’ “air scare” over the Atlantic will make his trip to the U.K. one he won’t easily forget – Daily Mail U.K.

Lil’ Wayne better hope his assistant likes him. He’s scheduled to testify in the rapper’s gun trial – E! Online

Neil Diamond to be honored as 2009 MusiCares Man Of The Year – MusiCares / BusinessWire / press release

If you think it’s tough to make it as a music artist in America, you should see what bands and artists have to go through in Pakistan, where Taliban-related bombings often strike music stores and fanatics regularly shout threats at performers – Daily Times

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Soul man Anthony Hamilton hits the road in early November and tours through mid-December. Newly posted dates include November 23 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at the Amos Theatre, November 29 in Memphis, Tennessee, at the Orpheum Theatre, December 4 in New Orleans at the House Of Blues and December 12 in San Diego at the House Of Blues. The cities list also includes Philadelphia, DC, Cleveland, St. Louis, Dallas, and wherever fine music is served.

Comedy goddess Lily Tomlin updates today with new listings for February, March, April and May. Details include February 5 in Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare, February 7 in Pittsburgh at Aronoff Center For The Arts, February 16 in Key Largo at Ocean Reef Cultural Ctr., March 18 in Aspen at Wheeler Opera House, April 26 in Tacoma at Pantages Theater and May 8 & 9 in Santa Barbara at Lobero Theatre. And that’s the truth.

tapes ‘n tapes lines up new bookings for January, February and March. Stops include Omaha on January 15 at The Waiting Room, Seattle on January 20 at Neumo’s, Minneapolis on February 6 at First Avenue and Nashville on March 5 at the Mercy Lounge.

And we finish the day with two more Euro dates for Oasis – January 13 in Brussels at Forest National, and January 21 in Amsterdam at Heineken Music Hall.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Metallica, Garrison Starr, Alice Peacock, Jaydee Bixby, Art Garfunkel, Barenaked Ladies, The Giraffes, New York Dolls, P.O.D., O.A.R., The Stylistics, Elf Power, Jeffree Star, Dave Mason, All-American Rejects, Five Finger Death Punch, Fishbone, plus more artists and bands most people can remember and not nearly as many as some people would like to forget.

That wraps up the Tuesday journey through the depths of the concert industry in search of the ever-elusive confirmed concert date. Thank you for being our companion and we hope you’ll join us again tomorrow for another headfirst dive into the global concert data stream. G’night.