The Closing Bell

Time to wrap things up for the first day of December. Closing out the fun we have new dates for Fall Out Boy, Girl Talk, Tim Reynolds And TR3 and Iron Maiden, and links to items about George Michael, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Brown and Carnegie Hall!

Overnight Sensation …
The following item will post sometime within the next 16 hours. And there will be much rejoicing.

Games A Boon For Music Industry – Will video games like “Guitar Hero” and “Rock Band” save the music biz?

Link-O-Rama …

Who’s the most on-demand artist on music on-demand TV service Music Choice? Would you believe Chris BrownFox News / Associated Press

Photo: AP Photo
Fort Open Field, Taguig, Philippines.

Did George Michael have to give away tickets to his farewell concert? – The Sun U.K.

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? You can forget that old punchline “practice, practice, practice.” These days it’s “YouTube, YouTube, YouTube.” – Associated Press

Have you downloaded the newest Bruce Springsteen song? You have until the end of the week –

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We have lots of new Euro dates for Fall Out Boy. Shows are slotted for March and include the 6th in London at the O2 Arena; the 11th in Bordeaux at Medonique; the 15th in Milan at Palasharp and the 23rd in Brussels at Ancienne Belgique.

Photo: Scott Legato /
Voodoo Music Experience, City Park, New Orleans, La.

Gregg Gillis – otherwise known as Girl Talk – lines up a few new January dates. New listings include the 8th in St. Louis at The Pageant and the 17th in Columbus, Ohio, at Newport Music Hall. Mr. Gillis (or Mr. Talk, if you prefer), also adds a couple of New Zealand dates for the first month of the new year – the 24th in Wellington at San Francisco Bathhouse, and the 25th in Auckland at 4:20.

Iron Maiden updates today with more dates for Brazil and Peru. New Brazil stops include March 14 in Rio at Praca da Apoteose and March 15 in Sao Paulo at Autodromo de Interlagos. The new Peru date is March 26 in Lima at Estadio Nacional.

And Tim Reynolds And TR3 make the final update deadline with new January and February stops. Details include January 2 in Falls Church, Virginia, at State Theatre; January 28 in Boulder, Colorado, at Fox Theatre; February 5 in Phoenix, Arizona, at The Rhythm Room and February 15 in Arcata, California, at Humboldt Brews.

During the day we also updated the schedules for The Pussycat Dolls, Theresa Andersson, Turbine, Within Chaos, Young Dubliners, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Osmond Brothers, Studebaker John & The Hawks, Primal Scream, Ozomatli, Little Man Tate, John McDermott, Fairport Convention plus all the bands you love and nary an artist or group you loathe.

That’s a wrap for the first day of December. Thank you for spending a little time at our site and we hope you can join us tomorrow for more fresh and steaming concert data. G’night!