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image of David LawrenceDo tours and performances help boost sales? If you think so, these dates might be important.

May 23rd, 2006: Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Carrie Underwood and Sugarland will perform at the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast live from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas.

May 28th, 2006: James Blunt "unplugged" plays a benefit concert at the Belleayre Music Festival in Highmount to raise money for a dog shelter.

May 27-28, 2006: Yellowcard, Kanye West and The Strokes are among the 60 acts signed on to play Baltimore radio station WHFS's HFStival, at Merriweather Post Pavilion.

July 23rd 2006: Bon Jovi headlines the "Steelers World Championship Celebration Concert" at Heinz Field.

August 3rd 2006: Death Cab For Cutie leads the line-up for the 2006 Kuyahoga Festival, taking place in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Will touring and live dates help your label? Watch the charts to see. Oh, and watch your favorite bands live too, all the summer tours will be happening soon.

What's the stats?

Daniel Powter had a 47% increase in values this week, up 8 on the CHR chart. Our biggest loser was Beyonce Knowles dropping 20% this week. Speaking of dropping... Madonna was the most dropped artist this week. Think her confession on the dance floor was "Nobody Likes me"? Joining the charts this week is E-40 and Rob Zombie. Deadeye Rocords is still leading the pack, with less than 700 thousand lead. It's still anyone's game.

What's next?

The first bonus of the season happens next week. Who will win the gold? We'll let you know next week.