First delivery this morning was a series of U.K. dates for Teddy Thompson. Playing clubs, details include January 19 in Nottingham at Rescue Rooms; January 20 in Cardiff at Glee Club; January 21 in Exeter at Exeter Phoenix and January 22 in Brighton at Concorde 2.

The Veronicas update today with a new date for their home continent of Australia as well as a few shows nailed down for New Zealand. The new Aussie date is Perth on March 1 at Challenge Stadium. NZ dates include Auckland on March 3 at Logan Campbell Centre; Wellington on March 4 at TSB Bank Arena and Christchurch on March 6 & 7 at Christchurch Town Hall Auditorium.

And we have new 2009 dates for Sam Roberts Band. January 8 & 9 is Victoria, British Columbia, at McPherson Playhouse. On January 12 Sam and the band play Kamloops at Interior Savings Centre and Calgary gets ’em on January 19 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

During the first 90 minutes of biz we also updated the schedules for Scott H. Biram, Southern Culture On The Skids, The Bittersweets, Red Light Company, Richard Thompson, Kill The Arcade, Architects (UK), Bob Schneider and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

And that’s how things are shaping up on this marvelous Friday morn on the Fresno Coast. Don’t miss your Midday Update, posting around 12 noon (PST) on!