Artists Line Up For 'Fan Nation'
Sheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part in the second annual Fan Nation concert, set for April 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, CaSheryl Crow, the Goo Goo Dolls, and Ryan Adams are among the music stars who will take part in the second annual Fan Nation concert, set for April 27 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine, Calif. Also on board for the daylong event are singer/songwriters Jewel and John Mayer, as well as modern rock act Five For Fighting.
Not unlike Nashville's long running Fan Fair music festival, Fan Nation presents concert sets, as well as a chance for fans to meet the artists through question and answer and autograph sessions in the Star Lounge, where some artists will turn out acoustic sets. Last year's inaugural Fan Nation event featured appearances by Third Eye Blind, the Go-Go's, the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, and Billy Idol.
Tickets for the event, sponsored by local radio outlet KYSR (Star 98.7) and ArtistDirect.com, range from $28.50 to $63.50, and are available via Ticketmaster.
The Fan Nation stop is one of just two public appearances Crow has scheduled, the other coming tonight (April 9) at New York's intimate Irving Plaza. Crow, who is busy promoting the April 16 release of her latest A&M album, "C'mon, C'mon," will also appear tomorrow on CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman," April 15 on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (syndicated, check local listings), and April 17 on NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly."
Similarly, the Goo Goo Dolls have just one other performance on their schedule, April 13 at the Toyota Grand Prix in Long Beach, Calif. They, too, are busy promoting their latest, "Gutterflower" (Warner Bros.), which is out today. The band will be seen this afternoon live on MTV's "Total Request Live," tomorrow on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," and Thursday on "Last Call With Carson Daly" and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." A host of visits to radio stations in New York, Detroit, and Philadelphia are also on tap. For the full schedule of appearances, visit the band's official Web site.
As previously reported, Ryan Adams and Elton John recently taped an episode of "CMT Crossroads" for future broadcast. Adams is slated to begin working on a new album just prior to hitting the road in the U.S. with Alanis Morissette.