The Closing Bell

Just about time to turn off the lights and head on down to our favorite watering hole – the Three-Legged Promoter – where all drinks are only 25 cents as long as you pay the $5 bartender service charge. But before we check out we want to leave you with new dates for Lil’ Wayne, B.B. King, Fountains Of Wayne and Morrissey, and links to items about Lady Antebellum, Jools Holland, Britney’s first husband and the Trapp Family home.

Overnight Sensation …

We need to ask you to read the following items scheduled to post during the next 18 hours. Otherwise, our writers will come to your home at a very inconvenient time and read the items to you.

A Kinder Amy – Indigo Girl Amy Ray lines up a bunch of shows in the South and on the West Coast for early 2009 in support of her latest solo effort, Didn’t It Feel Kinder.

Quincy Jones Keynote At SXSW – The title says it all. The legendary producer at the legendary music festival.

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Quincy Jones appears onstage at the We Are The Future event, which he organized, at Rome’s Circus Maximus.

Link-O-Rama …

Do you recall those news stories earlier this year about plans to turn the Trapp Family home, which was immortalized in “Sound Of Music,” into a hotel? Ain’t gonna happen – AFP

Remember Britney Spears’ first husband? The one who was married to her for, oh, about 5 minutes? He’s going to jail – New York Daily News

Catching up with Jools Holland The Times Online U.K.

Q&A with Lady AntebellumEntertainment Weekly / Pop Watch

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Country Music Awards, Sommet Center, Nashville.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lil’ Wayne updates today with several new dates for his 2009 tour. The multi-Grammy nominee adds January 9 in St. Louis at Chaifetz Arena; January 9 in Kansas City at Sprint Center; January 11 in New Orleans at New Orleans Arena; January 14 in Montreal at Bell Centre; January 17 in Hartford at New England Dodge Music Center; January 18 in Atlantic City at Mark G. Etess Arena and January 19 in Worcester at DCU Center.

Today’s B.B. King additions include February 14 in Kansas City at Midland Theatre; March 25 in Indianapolis at Murat Theatre and March 28 in Rochester, New York, at Blue Cross Arena. The blues legend also plays Kearney, Nebraska, on April 9 at First Tier Events Center, and Salt Lake City on April 14 at Kingsbury Hall.

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The Grammy Nominations Concert Live, Los Angeles, Calif.

It’s always a great day when we can post new dates for Fountains Of Wayne. Today’s new ones include January 14 in Bellingham, Washington, at Walton Theatre; February 21 in Philadelphia at Tin Angel; February 23 in Freehold, New Jersey, at Photo Studio; February 25 & 26 in NYC at Joe’s Pub; February 28 in Boston at Paradise Rock Club and March 1 in Northampton, Massachusetts, at Iron Horse Music Hall.

Finally, we have a few Morrissey United Kingdom dates – May 11 in London at Royal Albert Hall, and May 22 & 23 in Manchester at Apollo Manchester.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Melba Moore, Marky Ramone, NOFX, Lee Greenwood, Jeff & Sheri Easter, James McMurtry, Funeral For A Friend, DeVotchKa, Deerhunter, All-American Rejects, George Strait, State Radio, All-American Rejects plus thousands of bands and artists, some of which don’t even have any dates. But we updated them anyway.

That wraps up today’s adventure gathering concert data. Thank you for your support and we hope we can be of service to you tomorrow. G’night!