Radiohead has confirmed 19 North American tour dates for late summer and early fall. As first tipped here, the first leg will begin Aug. 13 outside Boston, with support from Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. A second leg kicks off Sept. 23 outside San Francisco, with support from Supergrass. Tickets for 11 of the first 12 shows go on sale June 21.
2002 - Elvis Presley reappears on the U.K. singles chart for the first time since shortly after his death in 1977, thereby breaking a quarter-century-long stalemate with the Beatles for the most chart-topping singles in British history. The remix of his 1968 track "A Little Less Conversation," credited to Elvis Vs. JXL and the first remix of any Presley recording sanctioned by his estate, hits the top with first week sales of nearly 250,000 copies.
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' live prowess is the subject of the DVD/CD package "Live at the Olympic: The Last DJ and More." Due July 22 from Warner Bros./Warner Home Video, the set captures the act in concert in Los Angeles, at the onset of its 2002/2003 tour in support of last year's "The Last DJ."
The folk/country husband-and-wife team of Stacey Earle (kid sister of Steve) & Mark Stuart calls up immediate comparisons to another married duo, Victoria Williams & Mark Olson of the Original Harmony Ridge Creekdippers.