John Tesh is planning to take his new age act on the road for a series of concerts this summer. Prior to a string of West Coast dates in July, the former "Entertainment Tonight" host will perform June

John Tesh is planning to take his new age act on the road for a series of concerts this summer. Prior to a string of West Coast dates in July, the former "Entertainment Tonight" host will perform June 23 at the Boise (Idaho) River Festival. A trio of September dates is also in the offing.

Many have become familiar with Tesh's music and performances through the three increasingly grandiose PBS specials he's starred in over the last few years. The first, 1995's "Live at Red Rocks," became one of the network's all-time most successful fundraising programs. The last, 1999's "One World," found him playing in several locations around the globe: in front of the Coliseum in Rome; at Schenbrunn Palace in Vienna; at a castle in Kilfenora, Ireland; and most memorably, at a piano that had been airlifted to the top of a mesa in Monument Valley on the Utah-Arizona border.

The planned summer concerts will not take on such extravagance. Billed as An Evening with John Tesh, the shows promise to be an intimate showcase of the artist's music. Additional dates are expected. Visit Tesh's official Web site for updates.

Tesh's latest release was last year's "Forever More: The Greatest Hits of John Tesh" (Decca). That set peaked at No. 11 on Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart, and has sold 24,000 copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. Lately, the artist has been concentrating on releases under the John Tesh Project banner, which find him as a producer and contributing musician. The latest in that series are the two volumes of classical music titled "Babies (& Their Moms)," which were released in April.

Here are John Tesh's tour dates:
June 23: Boise, Idaho (Boise River Festival)
July 12: Santa Rosa, Calif. (Luther Burbank Center)
July 13: Saratoga, Calif. (Mt. Winery)
July 14: Reno, Nev. (Silver Legacy Casino)
July 15: San Diego, Calif. (Humphrey's)
Sept. 14: Denver (Paramount)
Sept. 22: Huntington, W. Va. (Edwards Playhouse)
Sept. 23: Tiffin, Ohio (Ritz Theater)

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