Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead tour this summer, including a June 4 appearance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall as part of the ninth annual Toyo

Beloved hard rock veterans Spinal Tap will set off on the six-date Back From the Dead tour this summer, including a June 4 appearance at New York's famed Carnegie Hall as part of the ninth annual Toyota Comedy Festival. All three principal members of the group -- Michael McKean (David St. Hubbins), Christopher Guest (Nigel Tufnel), and Harry Shearer (Derek Smalls) -- will be on hand for the tour; a drummer has yet to be named.

Spinal Tap was immortalized in the 1984 mockumentary "This Is Spinal Tap," which was re-released on VHS/DVD and in theaters last year. The tour promises "special surprise guests," and hints that director Rob Reiner, who portrayed filmmaker Marty DiBergi in the original movie, may "return with film crew in tow."

Last summer, the group launched Tapster, its own Napster-style music sharing service, to make the new song "Back From the Dead" available online. For more information on the Toyota Comedy Festival, visit the event's official Web site.

Here are Spinal Tap's tour dates:
June 1: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
June 4: New York (Carnegie Hall)
June 6: Anaheim, Calif. (Sun Theatre)
June 8: Las Vegas (House of Blues)
June 10: San Francisco (Warfield Theatre)
June 12: San Diego (Humphrey's))

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