The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour will offer fans in 20 cities an affordable chance to see a late summer festival lineup including N*E*R*D and the Roots. Tickets to the tour, scheduled to

The 2003 edition of the Sprite Liquid Mix tour will offer fans in 20 cities an affordable chance to see a late summer festival lineup including N*E*R*D and the Roots. Tickets to the tour, scheduled to kick off Aug. 14 in Denver and run through Sept. 14 in Boston, will cost only $10. O.A.R., Talib Kweli, Robert Randolph & the Family Band are also on the bill.

The event will boast two stages, the second of which will feature national and local bands to be announced. Other elements include the PlayStation2 Urban Playground, where BMX bikers will put on a show, an NBA Rhythm N Rims basketball court on which concertgoers can compete, and the Blockbuster video gaming lounge, where ticket holders can try out PlayStation game systems and new software. 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.

Last year's Sprite Liquid Mix tour featured Jay-Z, 311, N*E*R*D, Nappy Roots, and Hoobastank, with $20 ticket prices.

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)