The Closing Bell

The sun is over the yardarm and we have new dates for Gretchen Wilson, Night Ranger, Joe Bonamassa and Darius Rucker, and links to items about the guy who passed on signing Coldplay, Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan’s other job, Lil’ Wayne’s dressing room requirements and investing in bands and artists. How’s that for ending the day?

Link-O-Rama …

Wanna own a piece of a band? – The Times Online U.K.

Blur’s Alex James says back in the day when he had a record label, he turned down a chance to sign ColdplayThe Sun U.K.

Photo: Mark O’Neill / MuchMusic
Live broadcast of MuchMusic’s "Intimate & Interactive" at MuchEnvironment in Toronto.

What does Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan do when he’s not rockin’ with Jon and Richie? He creates music for plays – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Have you seen Lil’ Wayne’s dressing room requirements? Remember – “XO Only!” – The Smoking Gun

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Roots rocker Joe Bonamassa updates today with new March listings. The 8th finds Mr. Bonamassa in Milwaukee for a show at the Turner Hall Ballroom. March 17 has him in Vegas at House Of Blues. And if you’re looking for him on March 26, Hagerstown, Maryland, is the place to be when Joe rocks the Maryland Theatre.

Photo: Paul Parks
Guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa brings the blues to the 4th & B Theatre in San Diego.

Gretchen Wilson adds a show in Toppenish, Washington, to her July calendar. Look for her at the Yakama Nation Legends Casino on the 30th of that month. Other new dates include Roseburg, Oregon, on August 4 at Douglas County Fair; Turlock, California, on August 5 at Stanislaus County Fair; Ventura, California, on August 10 at Ventura County Fairgrounds and Albuquerque on August 12 at the Sandia Resort And Casino.

Darius Rucker continues to bask in that Blowfish-free fame. New dates include May 22 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at Arkansas Music Pavilion (AMP); June 30 in Moline, Illinois, at i wireless Center; July 29 at Harrington, Delaware, at Delaware State Fair; August 19 in Lewistown, Montana, at Lewistown Fairgrounds and September 23 in Centreville, Michigan, at St. Joseph County Grange Fair.

And we have a few new dates for Night Ranger – August 12 in West Allis, Wisconsin, at Wisconsin State Fairgrounds and September 4 in Indianapolis at Military Park.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Peter Cetera, Neko Case, Missy Raines, Lord T & Eloise, Marlena Shaw, Josh Gracin, Jimmy Wayne, Jethro Tull, Jay Clifford, James Otto, Jay Mohr, Glass Tiger, Gary Allan, George Fox, Frenzal Rhomb, Doc Walker, Elton John, Dead Confederate, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Blue Rodeo, Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Bronx, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Zak Perry Band, plus more bands and artists than even we can name. But rest assured, we updated them anyway.

Photo: AP Photo
Velodromo, Montevideo, Uruguay.

That’s a wrap for today. Thank you for your support and we hope you can join us tomorrow when we go hunting for new concert data. G’night!