Terrific Twosomes Plan Summer Tours
As the summer touring season nears, several big-name outings have just been announced and talk is heating up about a number of other high-profile treks, Billboard Bulletin reports. Among the pairingsAs the summer touring season nears, several big-name outings have just been announced and talk is heating up about a number of other high-profile treks, Billboard Bulletin reports. Among the pairings that are expected but have not yet been announced are Paul Simon and Linda Ronstadt; Moby and Outkast; Journey and Peter Frampton; and Poison and Warrant.
Also likely are a new round of Furthur Festival dates and another Dr. Dre-led "Up In Smoke" rap package. Planning headlining tours are Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Guns 'N Roses, Aaron Carter, James Taylor, Rod Stewart, and Yes with an orchestra.
Among some of the high-profile summer treks already announced are U2; Dave Matthews Band; the Black Crowes and Oasis; the Vans Warped Tour; Depeche Mode; Backstreet Boys; 'N Sync; and Eric Clapton.
In other touring news:
Eagles manager Irving Azoff confirms that the band will tour Europe this summer, beginning with a June 1 date in Helsinki. There are currently no plans to tour the U.S.
Ringo Starr will convene his seventh "All Starr" tour this summer in North America. Tour producer David Fishoff tells Billboard.com that Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople, Roger Hodgson of Supertramp, Sheila E., Howard Jones, and Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake & Palmer will all be in Starr's band. The 25-date jaunt, set to begin July 26 in Toronto and wind down in September on the West Coast, will coincide with the release of a CD and a DVD of material from previous concerts.