Following a European tour that kicks off Sept. 26 in Munich, Avril Lavigne is planning a month long North American run. The Bonez Tour 2004 - Eyes will get underway Oct. 25 in Dallas. It will be Lavigne's first tour without guitarist Evan Taubenfeld, who has exited to start his own band.
As expected, Britney Spears will offer up a new song and a rare track in addition to her cover of "My Prerogative" on "Greatest Hits," due Nov. 9 via Jive. The new cut is "Do Somethin'," while "(I've Just Begun) Having My Fun," previously available on the European "In the Zone" DVD, will appear for the first time on a North American release.
Although it had been penciled in for an Oct. 26 release, Beck's next Geffen album won't see the light of day this year. The as-yet-untitled set, which is being produced by the Dust Brothers and Tony Hoffer, is now being eyed for an early 2005 release.
Hard rock act Cold is in the studio working on its fourth album. Due sometime in 2005, the set will be the follow-up to 2003's "Year of the Spider" and the Flip Records band's first Atlantic effort after three releases through Interscope-affiliated labels A&M and Geffen.