The Closing Bell

It’s the end of another busy day here at Pollstar HQ and before we punch out for the night we want to tell you about new dates for Fall Out Boy, The Black Lips, Todd Snider and New Found Glory, and links to items about public broadcasters’ royalty agreement, cracking down on drugs at , cell phones replacing butane lighters at concerts and Thailand’s rockin’ prime minister.
New Found Glory

Link-O-Rama …

Public broadcasters reach royalty agreement for streaming music online – Associated Press

You probably already know this, but cell phone cams are today’s butane lighters – Sydney Morning Herald

Police on Australia’s Gold Coast promise drug crackdown at Big Day Out Festival – ABC Online Australia

By all accounts, the new prime minister of Thailand is a rocker and counts Guns N’ Roses, The Killers and Oasis among his favorite bands of 2008 – MSNBC

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lots of new Fall Out Boy dates for your perusing pleasure. Like April 5 in Vegas at the Pearl Concert Theater; April 8 in Sacramento at Memorial Auditorium; April 14 in Denver at Fillmore Auditoirum; April 22 in Orlando at UCF Arena; May 6 in Montreal at CEPSUM At University Of Montreal; May 15 in Indianapolis at Lawn at White River State Park and May 16 in Milwaukee at Eagles Ballroom.

Photo: AP Photo
Chicago Theater, Chicago, Ill.

The Black Lips line up plenty of west coast club action for April. Look for the band in Costa Mesa, California, at the Detroit Bar on April 15. April 18 finds them in Tucson at Plush. April 24 is Portland, Oregon, at Berbati’s Pan and April 30 is San Francisco at Great American Music Hall. Other stops icnlude Tempe, Colorado Springs, Denver, Salt Lake City, Boise, Seattle and Sacramento.

Todd Snider loads up on February and March dates. New listings include February 20 in Seattle at The Triple Door; February 22 in Boise at Grizzly Rose; February 25 in Missoula at The Other Side; March 3 in Omaha at The Waiting Room and March 6 in Chicago at Park West.

And we have enough new dates for New Found Glory to keep you busy. A sampling shows the band in San Diego at House Of Blues on March 26; Palladium Balllroom in Dallas on April 6; Philly at the Trocadero on April 18; Chicago at House Of Blues on April 25 and St. Louis at The Pageant on May 6.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Pat Martino Trio, Pat Travers, Monte Montgomery, Magic Christian, Lamb Of God, M. Ward, Jeremy Jay, Jeff Beck, Jason Manford, Ill Nino, Gary Pfaff, Gallows, Dan Hicks, White Lies, The Toasters, The Ting Tings, The Band Of Heathens, Terence Blanchard, Paul Simon, Ramsey Lewis, plus more artists and bands than we can possibly list in this space due to new Homeland Security rules & regs.

Photo: AP Photo
By performing at the Berklee College of Music’s 60th Anniversary Concert at Boston’s Wang Center.

That’s gonna finish off Thursday, January 15, 2009. Thank you for pointing your browser to our Web site and we hope you can join us for more fresh tour dates tomorrow. G’night!