Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will open May 23 in Clearwater, Fla. Making it an Atlantic roster hat trick, Toby Lightman will support the most

Atlantic labelmates Rob Thomas and Jewel will combine forces for a seven-week tour that will open May 23 in Clearwater, Fla. Making it an Atlantic roster hat trick, Toby Lightman will support the most dates on the tour, which is slated to close July 7 in Kelseyville, Calif.

The tour will play two nights at early stops in Anderson, S.C. (May 27-28), and Atlanta (May 28-29), with Jewel appearing only the first night and Thomas only the second. Also, Thomas will miss a May 30 show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., a June 8 show in Vienna, Va., and a June 16 Niagara Falls show, while Jewel will skip a May 27 date in Jacksonville, Fla., and the tour's final two shows in Murphy's, Calif. (July 7) and Kelseyville.

For matchbox twenty frontman Thomas, he'll be out again behind last year's Melisma/Atlantic solo debut, "...Something To Be." The set bowed at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 1.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

For Jewel, the tour will start just a few weeks after the release of her first album in three years, "Goodbye Alice in Wonderland." As previously reported, the Rob Cavallo-produced disc is due May 2. Lead single "Again and Again" is No. 17 in its seventh week on Billboard's Adult Top 40 chart.

Lightman also has a new album on the horizon. Her sophomore Lava/Atlantic release, "Bird on a Wire," will emerge July 25 as the follow up to 2004's "Little Things." That set bowed at No. 14 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart and has sold 66,000.

Here are are the Thomas/Jewel tour dates:

May 23: Clearwater, Fla. (Ruth Eckerd Hall)
May 24: Boca Raton, Fla. (Mizner Park Amphitheatre)
May 25: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre at Orlando Centroplex)
May 27: Jacksonville, Fla. (Metropolitan Park; Thomas only)
May 27: Anderson, S.C. Freedom Weekend; Jewel only)
May 28: Anderson, S.C. (Anderson Sports & Entertainment Complex; Thomas only)
May 28: Atlanta (Chastain Park; Jewel only)
May 29: Atlanta (Chastain Park; Thomas only)
May 30: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues; Jewel only)
May 31: Portsmouth, Va. (Harbor Center)
June 2-3: Atlantic City, N.J. (Borgata Hotel Casino)
June 4: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
June 6: Washington, D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 7: Scranton, Pa. (Toyota Pavilion)
June 8: Vienna, Va. (Wolf Trap; Jewel only)
June 9: Boston (Bank of America Pavilion)
June 10: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach Amphitheatre)
June 11: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
June 12: Cleveland (Plain Dealer Pavilion)
June 13: Columbus, Ohio (Promowest Pavilion)
June 14: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
June 15: Detroit, Mich. (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
June 16: Niagara Falls, Ontario (Niagara Fallsview Casino Theatre; Jewel only)
June 17: Chicago (Charter One Pavilion)
June 18: Minneapolis (Northrop Auditorium)
June 20: Nashville (Gaylord Entertainment Center)
June 21: Birmingham, Ala. (Verizon Wireless Music Center)
June 23: Austin, Texas (The Backyard)
June 24: Spring, Texas (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
June 25: Hidalgo, Texas (Dodge Arena)
June 28: Morrison, Col. (Red Rocks Amphitheatre)
July 1: Anaheim, Calif. (Theatre at Arrowhead Pond)
July 2: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
July 5: San Diego (Bayside Concerts)
July 7: Murphys, Calif. (Ironstone Amphitheatre; Thomas only)
July 8: Kelseyville, Calif. (Konocti Field Amphitheatre (Thomas only)

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