The Closing Bell

Closing out today’s adventure we have new dates for Bruce Cockburn, Katy Perry, G. Love & Special Sauce and The Bouncing Souls, and links to items about the RIAA, veteran rockers, free & legal music, Stonehenge and iPod-man Steve Jobs.

Link-O-Rama …

RIAA cuts ties with MediaSentry. Now the organization will have to find someone else to do its snooping – Digital Media Wire

Sure they’re a bit older than the newer bands and artists, but rock vets are still, well, rockin’ – Associated Press

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Rams Head Live!, Baltimore.

There’s plenty of free & legal music on the Net. You just gotta know where to look – The Oregonian /

Why is Steve Jobs so thin these days? The Applemeister blames a hormone imbalance – Apple

University professor thinks Stonehenge was a concert venue, but doesn’t know if Spinal Tap ever played there – Telegraph U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

The Bouncing Souls tumble through Mexico, Central America and South America next month. Stops include the 6th in Mexico City at La Capilla; the 7th in San Jose, Costa Rica, at Latino Rock Café; the 8th in Panama City at Cancha De Futbol; the 10th in Bogota, Columbia, at Gotica; the 11th in Lima, Peru, at El Directorio; the 13th in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at Hangar 110 and the 14th in Rosario, Argentina, at Willie Dixon.

Bruce Cockburn updates with new USA listings. The Canadian rocker / songwriter’s calendar now includes April 6 in Beaver Creek, Colorado, where Mr. Cockburn will perform at the Vilar Center For The Arts. The next night finds him in Aspen for a show at the Wheeler Opera House, and April 8 has him in Mancos, Colorado, at Mancos Opera House. Other dates include April 10 in Santa Fe; April 11 in Albuquerque; April 14 in Salt Lake City; April 19 in Nelsonville, Ohio; and April 29 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Katy Perry adds new dates for the United Kingdom and Canada. The new Canada date is March 31 in Montreal at Metropolis. New U.K. listings include Glasgow on June 6 at Barrowland; London on June 9 at Shepherds Bush Empire and Brighton on June 11 at Brighton Dome. Ms. Perry also adds a stop in Paris where she will appear at Olympia on June 16.

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Z100 Jingle Ball, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

And we have several new G. Love & Special Sauce dates for Texas, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and California. Details include February 28 in Houston at Warehouse Live; March 2 in Boulder, Colorado, at Fox Theatre and March 5 in Tempe, Arizona, at The Marquee. California dates include March 7 in West Hollywood at House Of Blues; March 8 in San Diego at House Of Blues; March 11 in Chico at Senator Theatre and March 12 in Santa Cruz at The Catalyst. The new Nevada date is for Lake Tahoe at the Montbleu Resort Casino & Spa on March 14.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Greg Brown, Judy Collins, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Elton John, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Dame Edna, Built For Speed, Bret Michaels, Greg Brown, Hamilton Loomis, JGB Feat. Melvin Seals, Lewis Black, Marah, Poco, Steve Poltz, The Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, The Derek Trucks Band, The Living End, Tower Of Power, The Feelies, plus thousands and thousands of artists, bands and trumpet mimes.

That concludes today’s adventure in concert data. Thank you for putting up with us today and we hope you’ll join us again tomorrow when we grab the concert industry by its ankles, turn it upside down and shake if for more confirmed dates. G’night!