The Closing Bell

Wrapping up the Tuesday extravaganza we leave you with new dates for Bryan Adams, Morrissey, Tesla and Lucinda Williams, and links to items containing “best of” lists, “worst of” lists and more lists than anyone could ever list!

Photo: AP Photo
Andrews Wesley Church, Vancouver.

Overnight Sensation …

The following four items will post sometime during the next 14 hours, 52 minutes and 13 seconds.

Blues Music Awards Noms Announced – Mannish Boys, Elvin Bishop, Eden Brent and Janiva Magness top the list of nominees for the 30th annual Blues Music Awards.

Revelations Of A Tour – Third Day is set to hit the road this spring in support of Revelation.

Griffin House Takes Flight – Singer/songwriter Griffin House is preparing to launch a six-week headlining run in support of his latest release, Flying Upside Down.

The Presets Return – Australian duo Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes, aka The Presets, will take a break from winning awards in their native country this spring to hit North American clubs and theatres again.

Link-O-Rama …

We went list happy today, rounding up all the inevitable “best of …” and “worst of …” lists that publications and Web sites love to push during this time of year.

First up is the “Aggregated ‘Super List’” from NME, which not only lists that publication’s best picks for the year, but other magazine picks as well – NME

Come on, fess up. We all have that one Christmas song that gets underneath the skin and drives us crazy. Thankfully, an NBC outlet on the East Coast feels our pain and has come up with the “worst Christmas songs of all time” – NBC Washington

All online music stores are not created equal. Here’s one version of the 10 best online (DRM free) music stores – PC World

Comedy albums may not sell as well as they did when The Smothers Brothers, Bob Newhart, George Carlin and Bill Cosby ruled the funny charts. But the 10 best comedy albums of the year will give you something to smile about – Punchline Magazine

Photo: Martin Solis / Selland Arena
William Saroyan Theatre, Fresno, Calif.

The 100 gayest albums of all time will surprise you. But then, any list that includes Nirvana, Erasure, Judy Garland and Patti Smith is full of surprises – Out Magazine

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Bryan Adams updates today with new dates for the rocker’s native Canada. Stops include February 8 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, at The Port Theatre; February 11 in Edmonton, Alberta, at Francis Winspear Centre For Music; March 8 in Sudbury, Ontario, at Sudbury Arena; March 10 in Hamilton, Ontario, at Copps Coliseum and March 14 in London, Ontario, at The John Labatt Centre.

Lucinda Williams also adds several new dates for the early part of 2009. Additions to Ms. Williams’ calendar include February 19 in Dallas at House Of Blues; February 20 in Austin at La Zona Rosa; February 23 in New Orleans at House Of Blues and March 2 & 4 in DC at 9:30 Club.

Photo: AP Photo/Keystone
AVO Session, Basel, Switzerland.

Two new U.S. dates appeared on Morrissey’s schedule today – March 1 in Orlando at the Hard Rock Cafe / Hard Rock Live, and March 17 in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Music Hall. Moz also adds new Euro gigs including June 2 in Paris at Grand Rex; June 8 in Antwerp at Salle Reine Elizabeth and June 20 in Oslo at Sentrum Scene.

Finally, Tesla schedules 2009 dates. New ones icnlude January 28 in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst; January 31 in Reno at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino; February 7 in Dallas at House Of Blues and February 8 in Houston at House Of Blues.

Photo: AP Photo / Brainerd Dispatch

During the day we also updated the schedules for The Godfathers, Suede, The Hold Steady, The Soft Pack, The Virgins, Wanda Sykes, Yes, Steve Forbert, Sonny Landreth, Missy Higgins, Lorna Luft, Guy Forsyth, Gordon Lightfoot, Cheap Trick, Brooks & Dunn, Bloc Party, Betty Buckley, plus 5,231 bands, 4,691 solo artists, 321 comedians 147 magicians, 42 jugglers, 19 mimes and 2 guys nobody really knows anything about.

That closes out the Tuesday fun. Thank you for spending your time on our site and we hope you can join us again tomorrow. G’night!