The Closing Bell

Before we ride off into the sunset we want to leave you with new dates for Judge Jackson, Mark Erelli and Mike Doughty, and links to items about a tiny Swiss town’s link to Marilyn Manson, Springsteen’s 12-minute Super Bowl party, the concert industry facing a tough summer and giving up Rick Astley.

Link-O-Rama …

Springsteen promises “12 minute party” during Super Bowl halftime concert – The New York Times

Photo: AP Photo
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band hold court at a press conference in Tampa, Fla. about their upcoming Super Bowl halftime concert.

It’s looking like a tough summer for the concert industry – Forbes

Rick Astley: Is the world ever gonna give him up? – The Times Online U.K.

What could the tiny Swiss village of Kallnach possibly have in common with Marilyn Manson? – The New York Times

Photo: Robb D. Cohen /
Marilyn Manson shares a moment with his "disposable teens" at Atlanta’s Tabernacle.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty lines up a March run through Germany. Details include Hamburg on March 13 at Knust; Lingen on March 14 at Alter Schlachthof; Duisburg on March 15 at Steinbruch and Cologne on March 16 at the Underground. Other German towns include Berlin, Potsdam, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Munich and St. Leonhard.

Singer / songwriter Mark Erelli adds one show for the U.S. and a handful for the United Kingdom. The U.S. addition is Saratoga Springs, New York, on February 27 at Caffe Lena. New U.K. dates include March 19 in Shrewsbury at Seven Theatre; March 22 in Twickenham at Cabbage Patch and March 23 in West Sussex at The Ravenswood Hotel.

And the band known as Judge Jackson updates with new ones for the next three months. Catch ‘em in West Hollywood on February 20 when they play the Cat Club. March 7 brings the band to Murrieta, Calif., for a show at the Corner Pocket. Come April the band plays three nights in Laughlin, Nevada (10 – 12) at the Edgewater Hotel & Casino. The band also adds two nights in St. George, Utah, at the The One & Only.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Tracy Grammer, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, The Electric Rag Band, Sista Monica, Ray LaMontagne, Red Molly, Riders In The Sky, Rod Stewart, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Pete Huttlinger, Oneside, Lonnie Brooks, Guitar Shorty, Johnny Winter, and many more we’d like to tell you about if only we hadn’t signed those blasted non-disclosure agreements. Oh, well. Whaddya gonna do?

Photo: AP Photo
Former Faces bandmates Ron Wood and Rod Stewart strut their stuff during the "Fashion Rocks" concert at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall.

And that wraps up all the date-city-state-venue action for Thursday, January 29, 2009. Thank you for visiting our Web site today and we hope you’ll come back real soon. Ya hear? G’night!