Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28 performance at Yale University. To kick off the trek, the band has also tacked on a March 10 show at Bradley Universi

Modern rock act Sugar Ray has extended its college campus tour through an April 28 performance at Yale University. To kick off the trek, the band has also tacked on a March 10 show at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and the next night at the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Pt.

Falling in the midst of the college run -- which will visit mostly smaller schools -- will be a free outdoor concert to herald the March 29 opening of the newly relocated Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix.

The band will follow the back-to-school tour with a May 3 Kentucky Derby-related show at Jillan's in Louisville, Ky. Along with a number of festival appearances, including Birmingham, Ala.'s City Stages (May 4), Pensacola, Fla.'s Springfest, and Milwaukee's week-long Summerfest (July 6), Sugar Ray will perform at nine Six Flags amusement parks and at handful of other locales through early July.

The tour comes in support of the group's self-titled Lava/Atlantic album, which debuted at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 in June 2001. The set spawned the singles "When It's Over" and "Answer the Phone," and has sold 695,000 copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.

In other news, Sugar Ray bassist Murphy Karges will marry fiancee Julie Holland this weekend, according to the band's official Web site.

Here are Sugar Ray's upcoming tour dates:

March 10: Peoria, Ill. (Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse)
March 11: Stevens Pt., Wis. (venue TBA)
March 12: Oshkosh, Wis. (University of Wisconsin)
March 13: Marquette, Mich. (Berry Events Center)
March 14: Saginaw, Mich. (Ryder Center)
March 16: Philadelphia (LaSalle University)
March 17: Williamsport, Pa. (Lycoming College)
March 18: Buckhannon, W. Va. (W.V. Wesleyan College)
March 19: Erie, Pa. (Penn State Behrend)
March 22: Bloomsburg, Pa. (Bloomsburg University)
March 23: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Taj Mahal)
March 25: Indiana, Pa. (Indiana University)
March 29: Phoenix (Hard Rock Cafe; free outdoor show)
April 11: St. Cloud, Minn. (St. Cloud University)
April 12: Winona, Minn. (Winona State University)
April 13: Grand Forks, N.D. (University of N.D.)
April 14: Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji State University)
April 18: Trenton, N.J. (College of New Jersey)
April 19: East Stroudsburg, Pa. (East Stroudsburg University)
April 20: Richmond, Va. (International Speedway)
April 21: West Chester, Pa. (West Chester University)
April 26: Cambridge, Mass. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
April 27: Norfolk, Va. (Norfolk Air Station)
April 28: New Haven, Conn. (Yale University)
May 3: Louisville, Ky. (Jillan's)
May 17: Birmingham, Ala. (City Stages Festival)
May 18: Austell, Ga. (Six Flags Over Georgia)
May 19: Pensacola, Fla. (Florida Springfest)
May 22: New Orleans (House of Blues)
May 24: San Antonio, Texas (Six Flags)
May 25: Houston (Six Flags)
May 26: Dallas (Six Flags)
May 27: Oklahoma City (Six Flags)
June 1: St. Louis, Mo. (Six Flags)
June 2: Louisville, Ky. (Six Flags)
June 7:Agawam, Mass. (Six Flags)
June 8: Jackson, N.J. (Six Flags)
June 9: Albany, N.Y. (Pepsi Arena)
June 12: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Riverfront Park)
June 22: Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. (Kewadin Casino)
July 6: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest)

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