The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20, sources say. An announcement is expected later today (Aug. 6).

The Eagles and Dixie Chicks are set to open the new 7,100-seat Nokia Theatre in L.A. Oct. 18 and 20, sources say. An announcement is expected later today (Aug. 6). It is not yet known if the shows will be one-offs for the two acts, who do not have any other confirmed tour dates on their schedules for the fall.

Developed and booked by AEG Live, the venue is part of the $2.5 billion L.A. Live sports and entertainment project, which will sit adjacent to the Staples Center and Los Angeles Convention Center.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







The Black Crowes have completed work in a Catskills, N.Y., studio on their first studio album in six-plus years. Sixteen tracks were put to tape, none of which have yet been performed live. New guitarist Paul Stacey produced, while keyboardist Adam MacDougall contributed in the studio and will join the band on the road in the future. North Mississippi AllStars' guitarist Luther Dickinson also guests.

The Crowes have yet to announce a label affiliation for the as-yet-untitled project, due sometime next year. The group, which has tour dates booked into late October, next performs tomorrow (Aug. 7) in Baltimore.


-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.







This year's Street Scene festival has been moved from San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds to Chula Vista, Calif.'s Coors Amphitheatre, according to Live Nation, which is producing Street Scene 2007 in conjunction with Rob Hagey Productions.

The event, scheduled to feature such acts as the Killers, Muse and Panic! At the Disco, is still set for Sept. 22-23. All tickets bought for the Del Mar Fairgrounds location will be honored, and refunds are available at point-of-purchase.

After the initial June 23 onsale, "Live Nation made the determination to move Street Scene to the more intimate setting of the Coors Amphitheatre," Live Nation said in a statement. "The new location not only offers fans an unprecedented concert experience, but also ensures continued vitality and future growth for Scene, which is already one of the most notable brands in the country."


-- Mitchell Peters, L.A.

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