The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a number of artists to its bill, which will take two stages of performances to 20 cities in late summer.
The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, set to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver, has added a number of artists to its bill, which will take two stages of performances to 20 cities in late summer. Kelis, Skillz, Slightly Stoopid, Jessy Moss, High Speed Scene, Spymob, the Wylde Bunch, Borialis and Red Wanting Blue have been added to the lineup. They join the previously announced acts N*E*R*D, the Roots, O.A.R., Talib Kweli and Robert Randolph & the Family Band.
The tour plenty of non-musical entertainment options, including the PlayStation2 Urban Playground, where BMX bikers will put on a show, and the NBA Rhythm N Rims basketball court, on which concertgoers can compete. The Pinnacle "Work It" Performance Zone will feature audience members engaging in strength and endurance contests, while Scion Sessions will feature graffiti artists and local DJ talent.
Borialis, Spymob and High Speed Scene will play the second stage throughout the tour, with the Wylde Bunch replacing Jessy Moss after an Aug. 31 date in Washington, D.C. Slightly Stoopid will also perform on the second stage for the majority of the tour, being replaced by Red Wanting Blue for a Sept. 6 Chicago show and the following day in Detroit.
Last year's Sprite Liquid Mix tour featured Jay-Z, 311, N*E*R*D, Nappy Roots and Hoobastank.
Here are the Sprite Liquid Mix tour dates:
Aug. 14-15: Denver (Universal Lending Pavilion)
Aug. 17: Seattle (White River Amphitheatre)
Aug. 21: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
Aug. 22: Los Angeles (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 23: San Francisco (Chronicle Pavilion)
Aug. 26: Dallas (Smirnoff Centre)
Aug. 27: Houston (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 29: Atlanta (Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheatre)
Aug. 30: Charlotte, N.C. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 31: Washington D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
Sept. 1: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
Sept. 3: Virginia Beach, Va. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Sept. 4: Philadelphia (Tweeter Center at the Waterfront)
Sept. 5: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheatre)
Sept. 6: Chicago (Tweeter Center)
Sept. 7: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Center)
Sept. 9: Pittsburgh (IC Light Amphitheatre)
Sept. 10: Cleveland (Tower City Amphitheatre)
Sept. 12: Wantagh, N.Y. (Jones Beach)
Sept. 14: Boston (Tweeter Center)