New Orleans-based instrumental jazz-funk combo Galactic has set up another tour under the Freezestyle moniker. The six-week jaunt is due to kick off Jan. 23 at the group's hometown venue Tipitina's, run through 17 scattered dates in the U.S., and then return to New Orleans for a Mardi Gras show and closing gig March 3 at Tipitina's.
The Donnas have set a second run of tour dates in support of their Atlantic debut, "Spend the Night," with co-headliners OK Go. The trek launches Jan. 25 in Los Angeles and will wrap Feb. 26 gig in San Francisco. To date, 26 Donnas shows are confirmed for the jaunt -- a Feb. 9 date in Brockport, N.Y., a gig the following night in Cincinnati, and a Feb. 15 Minneapolis show will not feature OK Go.
Veteran entertainer Liza Minnelli and her husband, David Gest, have filed a $23 million lawsuit against VH1 and others for dropping plans to air a reality show centered on their lives. The couple's court papers say they contracted in July to shoot 10 one-hour episodes, which were to air on the cable music channel, for $1.25 million.
Legendary punk rockers the Buzzcocks have signed to Merge Records and will release a self-titled studio album March 18 via the label. It's the first studio set for the band, which comprises guitarists/vocalists Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle, bassist Tony Barber, and drummer Philip Barker, since 1999's "Modern" (Go Kart). The band will tour North America in the spring.