TOURING & FESTIVAL NEWS: Bon Jovi Adds Stadium and Shed Concerts (Click on More to view all articles)

Due to popular demand, Bon Jovi have added more dates to their current sold-out tour. This summer, the band returns from their European stadium tour to play arenas, ampitheatres and stadiums (in Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston), returning to many markets where they have already played to capacity-filled crowds. The additional tour dates begin in July and conclude with a hometown, multi-night stand at Giants Stadium in New Jersey on August 7-8.

Additional Bon Jovi Bounce tour dates are as follows:

July 11 Tinley Park, IL Tweeter Center (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 12 Alpine Valley, WI Alpine Valley (with Sheryl Crow)
July 15 Minneapolis, MN Target Center (With The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 17 Toronto, ONT Molson Ampitheatre (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 19 Detroit, MI Comerica Park (with Sheryl Crow and The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 22 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium (with Sheryl Crow and The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 24 Pittsburgh, PA Post Gazette Pavilion (with The Goo Dolls)
July 26 Philadelphia, PA Veterans Stadium (with Sheryl Crow and The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 27 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 29 Columbus, OH Germain Ampitheatre (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
July 30 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
August 1 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Ampitheatre (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
August 3 Saratoga, NY SPAC (with The Goo Goo Dolls)
August 4 Hartford, CT The Meadows (With The Goo Goo Dolls)

House of Blues Launches Fourth Tour With Volkswagen Sponsorship

Volkswagen of America, Inc. and House of Blues are producing "Radiovw.com presents Jason Mraz with special guest Michelle Penn," an exclusive House of Blues seven-city tour April 21 in Myrtle Beach. The tour is the fourth in a concert series between House of Blues and Volkswagen. Previous tours featured The Supreme Beings of Leisure, Kinky, and Keb' Mo'. The series is sponsored by "RadioVW.com," a 24-hour, continuous live-stream Internet radio station featuring Volkswagen's take on music including some emerging unsigned artists.

"Both Volkswagen and House of Blues recognized the value in facilitating a strong connection between music and consumers and have found the concept of the 'VW Tours House of Blues' a viable and valuable partnership," said Tesa Aragones, director of eBusiness for Volkswagen. "Pairing a breaking artist like Jason Mraz with our featured RadioVW artist Michelle Penn is another way Volkswagen can introduce new music to our customers while providing
continuous support to emerging talent."

Radiovw.com presents Jason Mraz with special guest Michelle Penn tour itinerary:

April 21 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues

May 5 Orlando, FL House of Blues

May 8 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

May 12 Chicago, IL House of Blues

May 15 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues

May 20 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

May 21 Los Angeles, CA Sunset Strip House of Blues

New Orleans Mayor Adds Two Free Concerts

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mayor Ray Nagin is adding two afternoons of free music to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which begins later this month.

The All-Star Traditional Jazz Clarinet Showdown and Big Sam's Funky Nation are among a dozen groups set to perform at MO Fest concerts — "MO" is for mayor's office — at Woldenburg Park on April 28-29, the Monday and Tuesday after the first Jazz Fest weekend.

"We plan to make MO Fest an annual Jazz Fest tradition and hope international music industry executives will use it as an opportunity to see what New Orleans has to offer," Nagin said recently.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is set for April 24-May 4.

On the Net:
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Web site

Weiland, Bach Finalists For New Group

Vocalists Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) and Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) appear to be the leading candidates to become lead singer of the Project, which consists of former Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum. According to MTV News, Weiland is the leading candidate; however, Weiland is either in or about to enter drug rehab. Bach was recently in a road show production of Jesus Christ Superstar but was booted for undisclosed reasons.

Cherrywine's May Northeast Tour Postponed

Cherrywine's May Northeast tour has been postponed due to a serious illness within one of the band members’ families. Tour dates that will be rescheduled for either June or July are:

May 2 New York, NY SOB's w/ Stiffed

May 3 Toronto, ON El Mocambo

May 7 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle

May 8 Washington, DC FIVE

May 9 Philadelphia, PA The Five Spot w/ Stiffed, King Britt

May 11 Charlottesville, VA Fry Springs Beach Club

May 13 Atlanta, GA MJQ Concourse

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