The Closing Bell

As Monday slowly fades into concert data history we bring you new dates for Death Cab For Cutie, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett and The Boxer Rebellion, and links to items about Phil Spector, ‘raw’ music videos, rockin’ babies, and John Rich of Big & Rich.

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Bridge School Benefit, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, Calif.

Link-O-Rama …

New study indicates that even babies know how to rock –

Judge in Phil Spector retrial sets rules for jury visit to the scene of the crime – Los Angeles Times

Sony Music Entertainment to allow its artists to produce raw music videos for cell phone distribution – Wired / Epicenter

John Rich of Big & Rich likes to keep his private life, well, private – Associated Press

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Y’all: Big & Rich performs "Comin’ To Your City" during the Country Music Association Awards, at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Lots of new dates for Death Cab For Cutie. The bands loads up on February dates Down Under, playing Fremantle on the 19th at Fremantle Arts Centre; Adelaide on the 20th at Thebarton Theatre; Melbourne on the 23rd and 24th at Forum Theatre; Newtown on the 26th at Enmore Theatre and Brisbane on the 28th at The Tivoli. New U.S. gigs include DC on April 8 at DAR Constitution Hall; Memphis on April 11 at Orpheum Theatre; Chicago at April 17 at Aragon Ballroom and May 6 in Atlanta at Fox Theatre.

James Taylor updates today with new listings for May. Look for Sweet Baby James to play the St. Augustine Amphitheatre in Saint Augustine, Florida, on the 1st. Omaha nabs JT for a show at the Omaha Civic Music Hall on the 6th. The next night brings him to Des Moines for a show at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines and the 10th has him in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Other new stops include Tulsa, Fort Myers, Clearwater, Austin, Milwaukee, Nashville, Dallas, Houston and Indianapolis.

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James Taylor belts out one of his 31 years’ worth of hits at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta.

The Boxer Rebellion adds new dates for the United Kingdom. Moho Live in Manchester is now on the calendar for a March 11 gig. Birmingham is also included in the tour with the band playing The Rainbow on March 14. Nottingham is the town and Rescue Rooms the venue for a show on March 18, and Bristol’s Thekla hosts the band on March 19.

And we have a couple of Jimmy Buffett dates for you – April 21 in Charlotte, North Carolina, at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre and April 23 in Raleigh, North Carolina, at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Junior Brown, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Hadden Sayers Band, Fleet Foxes, Diana Krall, Detroit Social Club, Dan Hicks And The Hot Licks, Carolyn Wonderland, Brad Paisley, Billy Currington, Aterciopelados, Art Brut, Alesana, Young Knives, Vance Gilbert, The Nadas, The Moody Blues, The Greencards, Sonya Diane Jones plus more artists and bands than even Jann Wenner can recall. Even when he’s having a good day.

That wraps up today’s adventure in the concert data biz. Thank you for your support and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for more fresh concert information. G’night!