Billboard Bits: Radiohead, Joe Ely, Chantal Kreviazuk

Stories on Radiohead eBay ticket auction, a new Joe Ely album, and a new Chantal Kreviazuk album and tour.

RadioheadA charity auction for two front-row tickets to a June Radiohead concert at New York's Beacon Theatre has been removed from online auction site eBay. A spokesperson for beneficiary the TJ Martell Foundation tells the date for the concert is not yet confirmed and that the organization hopes to re-start the auction at a later date.

The show, which will be taped for broadcast by MTV, was initially announced for June 6, a day before Radiohead's headlining set at the Field Day Festival in Calverton, Long Island, N.Y. Bidding for the two tickets had reached well over $2,000 by late yesterday afternoon.

-- Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Joe Ely"Streets of Sin," Joe Ely's first studio album in more than six years, will be released July 15 by Rounder Records. "These are a bunch of stories from the B-section of the newspaper," Ely explained in a statement. "It's a collection of short stories about people living out their daily lives."

The country and blues set features contributions from guitarists David Grissom and Robbie Gjersoe, accordion player Joel Guzman, bassist Gary Herman, and drummers Rafael Gayol and Chris Searles. It's Ely's 15th album in a career that spans more than 30 years, and follows the 2000 Rounder set "Live at Antone's."

Ely, who last year joined Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock in reuniting the Flatlanders and released "Now Again" via New West Records, has a brief Canadian tour set to kick off May 22 in Vancouver.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

Chantal Kreviazuk Having just completed a tour in her home country, Chantal Kreviazuk will set her sights on the U.S. The Canadian singer/songwriter will kick off a stateside tour April 26 in San Francisco and play a mix of club dates and radio station-sponsored festivals scheduled through a June 22 event in Orlando, Fla.

Kreviazuk's third Columbia album, "What If It All Means Something," is due Tuesday (April 22). Produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Five for Fighting), the set is the follow-up to 2000's "Colour Moving and Still," which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard's Top Canadian Albums chart.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.