Kindred spirits Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett have plans to hit the road together this summer. The duo will kick off a U.S. tour, their second together, July 26 in Birmingham, Ala., and remain out through a Sept. 22 finale at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.
For a second straight week, Ashanti holds on to top spot on The Billboard 200 with her self-titled Murder Inc./Def Jam debut, while her single "Foolish" once again leads Billboard's Hot 100. Although sales of "Ashanti" fell 51% to 246,000 units, according to SoundScan, the album remains No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums tally, and "Foolish" continues its reign on top of Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. It's the second week in a row Ashanti has been No. 1 on these four charts.
Bonnie Raitt has confirmed a dozen spring tour dates in conjunction with her upcoming Capitol album, "Silver Lining," due April 9. Dates are set to begin March 30 in Madison, Wisc., and wrap May 30 in Houston. Jon Cleary, the newest member of Raitt's backing band, will also serve as the opening act. In the midst of the shows, Raitt will hit "The Late Show With David Letterman" on April 24 and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" on April 30.