Billboard Bits: Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy

News on Lifehouse, Ziggy Marley, Camp Freddy

LifehouseLifehouse will hit the road March 15 on its first U.S. tour since the September release of its sophomore album, "Stanley Climbfall" (DreamWorks). The trek will also be the band's first with guitarist Sean Woolstenhulme, a former member of the Calling and brother of Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme. Dates are scheduled through March 28, with more expected.

Since the album's release, the band performed on a slew of television shows and radio station-sponsored concert bills in the U.S., and has toured Europe, Australia, and Japan. "Stanley Climbfall" debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 285,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The band's 2000 debut, "No Name Face," which featured the hit single "Hanging by a Moment," has moved 2.4 million copies since its release.

Here are Lifehouse' confirmed tour dates:

March 15: Arlington, Texas (Six Flags)
March 16: San Padre Island, Texas (Schlitterbahn Beach)
March 18: New York (Irving Plaza)
March 19: Allentown, Pa. (Crocodile Rock Cafe)
March 21: Pittsburgh (Metropolis)
March 22: Cincinnati (Bogarts)
March 23: Pontiac, Mich. (Clutch Cargo's)
March 24: Cleveland (Odeon)
March 26: Chicago (Vic Theatre)
March 27: Milwaukee (The Rave)
March 28: Bemidji, Minn. (John Glass Fieldhouse)

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

No DoubtReggae artist Ziggy Marley will release his first solo album, "Dragonfly," April 15 via Private Music. Written in Jamaica and recorded in Los Angeles, the 11-track set features guest appearances by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante and bassist Flea, Incubus DJ Chris Kilmore, guitarist David Lindley, and sister Cedella Marley.

The oldest son of Bob Marley, the artist fronted the Melody Makers through nine studio albums on Capitol, Virgin, and Elektra. Co-produced by Marley with Ross Hogarth (Metallica, Jewel) and Scott Litt (R.E.M., Incubus), "Dragonfly" is his first for the RCA Victor-associated Private Music label. A solo tour in support of the album is being planned.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.

NavarroFollowing Saturday's (Feb. 22) 10th annual Rock The Vote Awards in memory of Patrick Lippert, Camp Freddy and special guests will entertain during a benefit event for the organization at New York's Roseland Ballroom. The occasional cover band is made up veteran artists Billy Morrison (the Cult), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), and Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers), as well as Scott Ford and Donovan Leitch.

Guest artists expected to join Camp Freddy for the show are Moby, Bush's Gavin Rossdale, actress Gina Gershon, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. Tickets for the Blender magazine-sponsored midnight event are on sale via Ticketmaster. All proceeds will benefit Rock The Vote.

As previously reported, Gershon and Slash performed with former GNR members Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum at a party during last month's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

-- Barry A. Jeckell, N.Y.


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