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TOURING & FESTIVAL UPDATES (Click on More to view all articles): Vans Warped, Jagermeister and Snocore tours 2003 all set for take off – All Mighty Senators Will Support The Pretenders’ 2003 Loose Screw Tour

The ninth annual Vans Warped Tour will kick off June 19 in Boise, Idaho and wrap
up August 10 in Asbury Park, NJ. Among the bands confirmed are AFI, Andrew
W.K., the Ataris, Brand News, the Distillers, Destruction Made Simple (BBQ
Band), Dropkick Murphys, Face To Face, Finch, From Autumn to Ashes,
Glassjaw, Less Than Jake, Mest, Pennywise, Pepper, Rancid, STUN, Simple
Plan, Starting Line, Suicide Machines, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Tsunami
Bomb, the Unseen, the Used and Vaux.

On select dates are Arkham, Count the Stars, the Gimme Gimmes, Ill Kid, Mad Caddies, Me First, Pennywise, Places to Park, Poison the Well, theLINE,
Slick Shoes and Yellow Card.

In a special promotion, the first 1,000 people in each market who order tickets via
the festival's official Web site ( ), will receive a free two-CD,
50-band Vans Warped Tour compilation.

Warped Tour itinerary:

June 19: ID Boise
June 20: MT Bozeman
June 21: UT Salt Lake City
June 22: CO Denver
June 24: KS Kansas City.
June 25: MO St. Louis
June 26: OH Cincinnati
June 27: IN Indianapolis
June 28: MN Minneapolis
June 29: IL Chicago
July 2: AB Calgary
July 4: BC Vancouver
July 5: WA Seattle
July 6: OR Portland
July 8: CA San Bernardino
July 9: CA Long Beach
July 10: CA San Diego
July 11: CA Ventura
July 12: CA San Francisco
July 13: CA Sacramento
July 15: AZ Phoenix
July 18: TX Dallas
July 20: TX Houston
July 23: GA Atlanta
July 24: FL Orlando
July 25: FL Tampa
July 26: FL Miami
July 27: FL Jacksonville
July 28: NC Charlotte
July 29: VA Virginia Beach
July 30: DC Washington
August 1: PQ Montreal
August 2: ON Toronto
August 3: MI Detroit
August 4: WI Milwaukee
August 5: OH Cleveland
August 6: PA Pittsburgh
August 7: NY Buffalo.
August 8: PA Philadelphia
August 9: NY New York
August 10: NJ Asbury Park

Jagermeister Tour To Kick Off March 6

After the success of last year's groundbreaking, earthshaking tour, the Jägermeister Music Tour is back! Produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and set to take off on March 6 in Philadelphia, the tour features some of the heaviest acts in the business: Saliva, (hed) Planet Earth, Breaking Benjamin, Systematic, and Stereomud.

Last year's Jägermeister Music Tour, which featured Drowning Pool, Ill Niño, and Coal Chamber, was one of the breakout tours of the year. Jägermeister provided a festival feel at a bargain price and promises to do more of the same this time around. "We were thrilled with last year's tour, and evidently, the fans were, too," says Lee Einsidler, executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "This year, we're ready to crank it up to a higher level."

With tickets priced at about $20, ticket holders can expect plenty of bang for their buck including great Jägermeister raffle prizes and giveaways like the all-new 2003 Jägermeister Compilation CDs with live and unreleased tracks from Slayer, (hed) Planet Earth, Drowning Pool, Down, Otep, Systematic, Breaking Benjamin, and others as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats, and more. Other prizes and giveaways from sponsors include customized Jägermeister guitars from Schecter Guitars, customized Jägermeister amplifiers from Peavey Electronics, and plenty of cool threads from No Fear. (Giveaways and raffle prizes are subject to state and local laws and are not available in California and may not be available at other shows.)

Each performance will feature a local opening act sponsored by the Jägermeister Band Program, the highly-touted program designed to seek out and promote up-and-coming talent. Fans will also be treated to world premiere freestyle motocross footage from members of Metal Mulisha. And of course, the world-famous Jägerettes will be on hand along with the Jägermeister Buses, making sure everyone is having as much fun as humanly possible.

"We are thrilled to be working with Jagermeister once again to produce and promote the second annual Jagermeister Music Tour," said Bruce Eskowitz, president, National Sales & Marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment. "Clear Channel Entertainment has always been committed to providing new opportunities for artists at every stage of their career and so has Jägermeister. This tour is a winning combination for both companies and the artists on the bill."

Jägermeister Music Tour 2003 itinerary:

March 6 Philadelphia, PA The Electric Factory

March 7 New York, NY Roseland

March 8 Washington, DC Nation

March 9 Boston, MA Avalon

March 12 Charleston, SC Music Farm

March 13 Atlanta, GA Roxy

March 14 Orlando, FL The Hard Rock

March 15 West Palm Beach, FL Backstage

March 16 Tampa, FL The Masquerade

March 19 New Orleans, LA Tipitinas

March 20 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless Theatre

March 21 Dallas, TX Canyon Club

March 22 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station

March 26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre

March 27 Phoenix, AZ Nita's Hideaway

March 28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern

March 29 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues

March 30 San Diego, CA Cane's

April 1 San Francisco, CA TBA

April 4 Seattle, WA Showbox

April 5 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

April 8 Denver, CO The Gothic

April 10 Kansas City, MO The Beaumont

April 11 St. Louis, MO Pageant

April 12 Milwaukee, WI The Rave

April 13 Minneapolis, MN Quest

April 17 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

April 18 Pittsburgh Metropol

April 19 Cleveland, OH Tower City Ampitheatre

April 20 Detroit, MI Clutch Cargos

SnoCore 2003 Kicks Off On February 11

ARTISTdirect's, SnoCore 2003, America's first and only winter-season, road-show celebration of cutting-edge rock and the snow-sports lifestyle, will kick off on February 11 in Albuquerque, NM, and will play at least thirty-one dates before it winds up on the east coast in late March.

Throughout most of February and March, the SnoCore 2003 package of live music and spectacular videos, co-sponsored by ARTISTdirect, will revisit many of the areas where, in its eight-year history, it has already become an annual tradition. This year's tour will also hit several new markets.

"We'll be doing the same show in every city we play," says John Boyle, co-producer and co-owner of SnoCore. "For the kids in Salt Lake City, the skiing and snowboarding videos we'll show between bands will connect directly to their experiences. And for the kids in El Paso, who don't have the opportunity to participate as much in these sports, the videos will probably be even more exciting."

As with each previous SnoCore tour, this year's live music lineup was selected to assure killer performances by the most vital emerging bands. Featured acts include Sparta, Glassjaw, Hot Water Music, and Dredg — each known for its own brand of uncompromising, high-risk, hardcore rock.

"The kind of music we're featuring on SnoCore this year fits right in with snow-sport culture," Boyle explains. "I grew up in Lake Tahoe, skiing, snowboarding, and playing in bands. The adrenaline you get from playing music is certainly similar to what you feel in action sports; they just go hand-in-hand."

From its debut in the winter of 1995-'96, SnoCore has been a step ahead of the trend. Founded with the intention of bringing the best young bands directly to snow-sport settings, the show has featured System of a Down, Incubus, Sublime, Blink 182, Alien Ant Farm, and Primus among its headliners. Many of these acts received some of their first significant exposure through SnoCore; others were already selling at Gold or Platinum levels when recruited.

With all the momentum it's built since its early shows, SnoCore has outgrown the smaller venues in which it first appeared. Still, the original concept remains intact. "We have a unique identity," Boyle points out, "which focuses on developing artists with a little lifestyle twist. The bands this year represent the independent spirit that's bubbling under in rock and roll right now. Certainly these bands are at the forefront of the indie rock movement, which is driven by word of mouth and the Internet. It's exciting for us to run on that same grass-roots energy."

ARTISTdirect has sponsored SnoCore over the last five years. "I'm especially excited about this year's tour," says ARTISTdirect co-founder and CEO Marc Geiger, "because it's very much 'back to the egg,' with its punk rock energy. SnoCore is right in the zone of where music is going — more credibility, less pop — which is why it endures."

SnoCore 2003 tour itinerary:

February 11 Sunshine Theater, Albuquerque, NM

February 12 El Paso, TX

February 14 La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX

February 15 Gypsy Ball Room, Dallas, TX

February 17 Nita's Hideaway, Phoenix, AZ

February 18 Soma, San Diego, CA

February 19 Huntridge, Las Vegas, NV

February 20 The Mayan, Los Angeles, CA

February 21 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA

February 22-23 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA

February 25 Roseland, Portland, OR

February 26 Showbox, Seattle, WA

February27 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC

March 1 Bricks, Salt Lake City, UT

March 2 Ogden Theater, Denver, CO

March 4 Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS

March 5 The Blue Note, Columbia, MO

March 6 Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO

March 8 The Quest, Minneapolis, MN

March 9 The Rave, Milwaukee, WI

March 10 Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL

March 12 Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH

March 13 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH

March 14 Odeon, Cleveland, OH

March 15 State Theater, Detroit, MI

March 17 Phoenix Concert Hall, Toronto, ONT

March 18 Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY

March 19 The Palladium, Worcester, MA***

March 21 Roseland, New York, NY***

March 22 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA***

March 23 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

March 25 Norva, Norfolk, VA

*** Glassjaw will headline Worcester, Philadelphia, New York, and one San Francisco show.

All Mighty Senators Will Support The Pretenders’ 2003 Loose Screw Tour

All Mighty Senators gladly accepted Chrissie Hynde’s invitation to support the Pretenders on their 31 date “Loose Screw Tour.” Hand selected by Hynde herself, AMS said that they are honored by her choice to bring them along for the ride.

Hynde picked All Mighty Senators after listening to a collection of 25 albums that had been narrowed down and passed along to her by management. The album Hynde heard that caught her attention? The Senators’ brand new
release, titled Music is Big Business (Dog Eat Dog Records), available in stores on February 11, 2003.

The Baltimore based All Mighty Senators have got soul. A longstanding institution on the East Coast, the band lays claim to six independent CDs and a reputation for freaky live shows. In the lineage of bands like Fishbone, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and B52’s, AMS offers up an original and explosive specimen of pop culture.

Loose Screw Tour Dates

Mon Jan 27 Tabernacle Atlanta GA
Tues Jan 28 Ryman Auditorium Nashville TN
Thu Jan 30 Norva Theatre Norfolk VA
Fri Jan 31 930 Club Washington DC
Sat Feb 1 Tower Theatre Upper Darby PA
Sun Feb 2 State Theatre Easton PA
Mon Feb 3 Warner Theater Torrington CT
Wed Feb 5 Beacon Theater NYC
Thu Feb 6 Beacon Theater NYC
Fri Feb 7 Pearl Street Northampton MA (Headline) w/ Papa Grows Funk
Sat Feb 8 Orpheum Theater Boston MA
Mon Feb 10 Hummingbird CTR Toronto ONT
Tue Feb 11 Civic Theater Akron OH
Thu Feb 13 Murat Center Theater Indianapolis IN
Fri Feb 14 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor MI
Sat Feb 15 Chicago Theater Chicago IL
Sun Feb 16 State Theater Minneapolis MN
Wed Feb 19 Paramount Theater Denver CO
Fri Feb 21 Celebrity Theater Phoenix AZ
Sat Feb 22 House of Blues Las Vegas NV
Sun Feb 23 4th & B San Diego CA
Mon Feb 24 4th & B San Diego CA
Tue Feb 25 Arlington Theater Santa Barbara CA
Thu Feb 27 Wiltern Theater Los Angeles CA
Fri Feb 28 The Grove Anaheim CA
Sat Mar 1 Warfield San Francisco CA
Wed Mar 5 Hult Center Eugene OR
Thu Mar 6 Schnitzer Hall Portland OR
Fri Mar 7 Queen Elizabeth Theater Vancouver BC
Sat Mar 8 Moore Theater Seattle WA
Sun Mar 9 Moore Theater Seattle WA

Pavarotti to Play Four Dates in America

The Associated Press – LONDON — The tenor Luciano Pavarotti has announced four new concert dates in the United States, his spokeswoman said Thursday.

Pavarotti, 67, is scheduled to perform March 11 in Los Angeles; March 14 in Portland, Oregon; March 19 in San Antonio, Texas; and March 23 in Reno, Nevada, said Terri Robson, the singer's London representative.

She said he would play further dates in the United States in the autumn, but she did not know where or how many.

Pavarotti has said he intends to retire on Oct. 12, 2005, his 70th birthday.

His companion gave birth prematurely to a girl last week, and a male twin was born dead after a complicated pregnancy.

Pavarotti, one of opera's most recognizable stars, has three children from his marriage to Adua Veroni. The baby daughter is with Nicoletta Mantovani, 33.

Pearl Jam Announces North American Tour Dates

Pearl Jam will perform 48 North American concerts starting April 1 in Denver in support of their
seventh studio album, Riot Act. The band expects to announce opening acts next
week, and add a handful of other US dates over the next month.

Current Pearl Jam 10-club members will have the opportunity to pre-order two tickets
per show for the US tour.

Pearl Jam kicks off their 2003 Riot Act world tour on February 8 in Brisbane, Australia. Following 10 shows in Australia, they will perform five shows in Asia before beginning their US tour The following is a tentative US itinerary of Pearl Jam's 2003 Riot Act tour:

April 1 Denver, CO Pepsi Center

April 3 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center

April 5 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

April 6 Houston, TX Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion

April 8 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

April 9 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Jefferson Convention

April 11 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheater

April 13 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum

April 15 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion Walnut Creek

April 16 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

April 18 Nashville, TN Am South Amphitheater

April 19 Atlanta, GA Hi Fi Buys Amphitheater

April 21 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

April 22 St. Louis, MO Savvis Center

April 23 Champaign, IL Assembly Center

April 25 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena

April 26 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena

April 28 Philadelphia, PA First Union Spectrum Arena

April 29 Albany, NY Pepsi Center

April 30 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

May 2 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena

May 3 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center

May 28 Missoula, MT Adams Fieldhouse

May 30 Vancouver, BC GM Place

June 1 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

June 2 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

June 5 San Diego, CA San Diego Sports Arena

June 6 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay Events Center

June 7 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion

June 9 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Music Center

June 10 Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena

June 12 Kansas City, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

June 13 Council Bluff, IA Mid-America Center

June 15 Fargo, ND Fargo Dome

June 16 St. Paul, MN Xcell Arena

June 18 Chicago, IL United Center

June 19 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

June 21 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Center

June 22 Nobelsville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

June 24 Columbus, OH Polaris Amphitheater

June 25 Detroit, MI Detroit Energy Center

June 28 Toronto, ONT Molson Amphitheatre

June 29 Montreal, QUE Bell Center

July 1 Washington, DC Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge

July 2 Boston, MA Tweeter Center for the
Performing Arts

July 5 Philadelphia, PA Tweeter Center

July 8-9 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Jayhawks Cancel Tour

The Jayhawks have cancelled their January-February 2003 tour due the recent illness of
singer/guitarist/songwriter and co-founder Gary Louris. Louris was hospitalized January
23 with a condition known as pericarditis, an infection of the heart. While pericarditis is
life threatening, Louris is expected to make a full recovery and may be able to return
home within a week.

Currently Louris is resting in a Minneapolis hospital. Doctors have advised him that
under no circumstances can he travel or work for at least three weeks.