Seasonal tour staple Trans-Siberian Orchestra and its extensive plans top the daily tour recap for August 5, as compiled by TicketNews.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced its plans for the 2009 holiday season, which includes more than 100 concerts from early November through the first days of January 2010. Two separate touring groups will tackle the massive itinerary, many dates of which feature twice-a-day performances at more than 50 venues.

The economy is spurring some touring artists to undertake good deeds on the road. Lucinda Williams announced that she’ll extend a standing merchandise credit of $5 to $7 to all of her 2009 concert attendees to help those on tight budgets. Meanwhile, tour partners Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire are offering fans a special three-song download when they donate at least three canned goods or $3 for a local food bank at each stop on the tour.

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Those are the complete concert and tour reports for this Wednesday. If you crave more updates, highlights from the day’s other itinerary developments are outlined in brief below:

Brand New has added about 18 additional dates to its fall tour itinerary. The pop-punk band’s schedule picks up October 1 at Time Warner Cable Amphitheater in Cleveland, OH, and ends November 28 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Some of the recently added gigs are lined up for October 3 at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL; October 12 at Roseland Theater in Portland, OR; October 27 at Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX; November 10 at The National in Richmond, VA; and November 17-18 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA.

Matt & Kim have a handful of new dates queued up for their upcoming North American trek. The duo’s plans begin August 15 at the Kahbang Music and Arts Festival in Bangor, ME, and conclude October 2 at Big Orbit Soundland Space in Buffalo, NY. New stops are set for August 23 at Off Broadway Nightclub in St. Louis, MO; August 24 at Meecham Auditorium in Norman, Ok; September 6 at Neurolux in Boise, ID; September 9 at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE; and October 1 at Reverb in Toronto, ON.

Streetlight Manifesto will follow its current run with the Vans Warped Tour with a fresh round of fall headline concerts. The venture is slated to run September 17 at Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA, through October 4 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ. Along the way, the rock band will stop for performances on September 20 at HighLine Ballroom in New York, NY; September 21 at B.B. King Blues Club in New York, NY; September 24 at Club Soda in Montreal, QC; September 28 at the Majestic in Detroit, MI; and September 30 at Metro/Smart Bar in Chicago, Il.

Monotonix is gearing up for a fall tour of the U.S. The trek will pick up September 13 at the Monolith Festival in Morrison, CO, and continue over the course of the next month through October 17 at Exit/In in Nashville, TN. Along the way, the band will also perform on September 19 at Neumos in Seattle, WA; October 3 at Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, IL; October 9 at Santos party House in New York, NY; and October 14 at Plaza Bowl in Richmond, VA, among other dates.

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Primal Fear’s international plans will take the band through the U.S. for a brief late summer tour leg. The outing is currently limited to gigs from August 22 at Rock Gone Wild in Northwood, IA, through September 13 at Les Foufounes Electriques in Montreal, QC. The other scheduled shows are set for September 7 at Station 4 in St. Paul, Mn; September 8 at Key Club in West Hollywood, CA; September 9 at Jaxx in West Springfield, VA; September 10 at Center Stage in Atlanta, GA; and September 12 at Blender Theatre at Gramercy in New York, NY.

Vic Chesnutt has outlined about 30 concerts on a fall tour of North America for this year. The trek is slated from October 23 at Mavericks in Ottawa, ON, through December 5 at Central Presbytrian Church in Austin, TX. Along the way, gigs are booked for October 26 at Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY; October 20 at Black Cat in Washington, DC; November 7 at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, ON; November 21-22 at Amigos Cantina in Saskatoon, SK; and December 1 at Regent Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, among other dates.

The Dear Hunter is booked for several separate U.S. tour legs this fall. The first is a solo run from September 23 at Musica in Akron, OH, through October 3 at Marquis Theater in Denver, CO. The next run, also featuring Thursday on the bill, runs from October 5 at Neumos in Seattle, WA, through October 24 at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh, NC. From there, the band remains on the road for more solo dates from October 25 at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA, through November 1 at Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA. The Dear Hunter completes the year on tour with Thrice from November 2 at New Daisy Theatre in Memphis, TN, through November 20 at In The Venue in Salt Lake City, UT.