The Closing Bell

Closing time at the ol’ corral and we have new dates for AC/DC, Beyonce, Flight Of The Conchords and New Kids On The Block, and links to items about Bon Jovi, Erykah Badu, Buddy Holly and Bruce Springsteen. Snatch ‘em up before they melt!

Link-O-Rama …

Bon Jovi makes the New Jersey Hall of Fame – Associated Press

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Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Erykah Badu is so excited about her new baby she Twittered about it – Associated Press

How close does Springsteen’s “Outlaw Pete” sound to KISS’ “I Was Made For Loving You?” Let your ears decide by listening to this mashup on YouTube

Sorry Don McLean, but not everybody agrees February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – MSNBC

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

Beyonce updates today with new dates for England and Ireland. The new Emerald Isle date is May 30 in Dublin at The O2. New Brit dates include May 22 in Newcastle upon Tyne at the Metro Radio Arena; June 6 in Liverpool at Liverpool Echo Arena; June 7 in Sheffield at Sheffield Arena and June 8 in London at the O2 Arena.

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NBC’s "Today" show, New York, N.Y.

We got a mess of dates for Flight Of The Conchords. Check out the musical antics of New Zealand comedy duo Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement at such places as Toronto on April 21 and 22 at Massey Hall; Chicago on April 28 at Arie Crown Theater At McCormick Place; Seattle on May 11 & 12 at Paramount Theatre and Los Angeles on May 24 at the Greek Theatre. Other stops include Portland (Oregon), Denver, Houston, St. Louis, Milwaukee and Detroit.

New Kids On The Block add more dates for North America, slotting April for the U.S. and Canada. Stops include Moline, Illinois, on April 2 at the i wireless Center; April 3 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Nationwide Arena; April 7 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at the Resch Center; April 9 in Winnipeg at MTS Centre and April 11 in Saskatoon at the Credit Union Centre. The new listings also include shows in Santa Barbara, Fresno, Des Moines and Miami.

And we have a couple of new dates in Spain for AC/DC – June 5 in Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderon and June 7 in Barcelona at Olympic Stadium.

During the day we also updated the schedules for All The Saints, Alan Jackson, BeauSoleil Avec Michael Doucet, Bloc Party, Billy Joel, Elton John, Blue Oyster Cult, Blue October, Charlie Musselwhite, Chris Cornell, Decemberadio, Doug MacLeod, Glen Phillips, Joe Diffie, McFly, Merle Haggard, Peter Gabriel, Sonny Landreth, The Game, Tony Furtado plus thousands of artists and bands we’d love to mention in this space if only we had the budget to do so. Guess we’ll just have to wait for that government bailout money.

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Portugal’s Rock in Rio-Lisbon.

That wraps up today’s fun with concert data. Thank you for your support and we hope you’ll join us tomorrow for another trip into the depths of the concert industry. G’night!