We just posted 232 dates for Michael Flatley’s “Lord Of The Dance.” Separate touring groups make it all possible. For example, a sampling of dates shows one troupe in Saskatoon on December 4 at TCU place while another troupe plays Rouen, France, at Zenith on the same day. Needless to say, the only way to appreciate the magnificence of this touring schedule is to eyeball it line-by-line and breathe in the geographical lushness and artistry of the routing.

Simply Red lines up Europe for April and May. New dates for Mick Hucknall & Company include London on April 3 at O2 Arena; Helsinki on April 28 at Hartwall Arena; Cologne on May 9 at Lanxess Arena and Prague on May 24 at O2 Arena. Other stops include Stockholm, Moscow, Leipzig, Nuremberg and Vienna.

And we have a slew of new dates for Ricky Lynn Gregg. Look for the country artists to play multi-night stands at Bally’s Casino in Tunica Resorts, Mississippi, January 2 – 3, 9 – 10, 16 – 17, 23 – 24, 30 – 31; February 20 – 21, 26 – 28; March 13 – 14; April 3 – 4; 10 – 11, 17 – 18 & 24 – 25.

During the past couple of hours we also updated the schedules for Rick Braun, Psychostick, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, Moore & Moore, Gene Watson, Jeannie Seely, Dale Watson and Bill Anderson.

Two more hours left on this fine Friday afternoon, and we have plenty of work to keep us busy, what with researching and posting new concert dates. Don’t miss your last update of the week – The Closing Bell – coming up around 5 pm (PST) on Pollstar.com!