Pearl Jam will embark on a 15-date tour of Canada this fall, on which it will debut material intended for its as-yet-untitled new studio album. The trek, which was hinted at in a recent newsletter to members of the band's Ten Club fan association, will begin Sept. 2 in Vancouver and wrap Sept. 24 in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Fantasia will take part in her first major U.S. tour this summer. The "American Idol" season three champion will open for Motown artist Kem beginning June 8 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. The three-week, 16-date run will wrap July 1 in Atlanta.
A travel agent testifying under immunity in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said today (April 26) she booked a flight to Brazil for the family of the pop star's accuser at the request of one of the singer's business associates.
2003 - Rappers Eminem and Nas receive awards for youth empowerment and community development at the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's (HSAN) Detroit even. Eminem is honored with HSAN's outstanding achievement award for his charity work in his hometown of Detroit, while Nas receives the heroes award for his song "I Can," the inspirational lyrics or which are directed at young people.
U.K. rock act Doves has been forced to cancel its appearance this weekend at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., as vocalist/bassist Jimi Goodwin is suffering from severely strained vocal chords. The group has also pulled out of at least the first eight shows of its upcoming North American tour with Mercury Rev.
Stung by several recent rulings favorable to the defense, prosecutors in the Michael Jackson child-molestation case said they planned to wrap up their case as early as this week. Jackson's trial was scheduled to resume today (April 25) following a three-day break. Judge Rodney S. Melville canceled Friday's court session when witnesses were not available to testify.
For the sixth consecutive week, Tony Christie's "(Is This the Way To) Amarillo" (UMTV) tops the U.K. singles chart, ahead of the penultimate reissue in RCA's Elvis Presley reissue series, "Way Down," which arrived at No. 2.