TOURING NEWS (Click on More to view all updates): Stones To Play Private Show For $7 Million

The Rolling Stones will perform at the 60th birthday of Texas billionaire David Bonderman. He was so determined to have the Stones play at his party in Las Vegas that he has offered them $7 million for the night, the New York Daily News claims. "This was one offer they could not refuse," said a source close to the rockers.

Stones Live Concert to Air on HBO

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rolling Stones have agreed to give their first live concert for an American television network, a show that will air on HBO in January.

The pay cable network will present the Stones at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 18, one of the last stops on their "Licks" tour.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ron Wood launched their tour — to promote a new "greatest hits" collection — in Boston on Sept. 3.

The concert deal was announced Wednesday.

Mel Tillis to Tour Again

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) — Mel Tillis says he's going to begin touring again beginning next year. This after a 45-year career that has yielded more than 60 albums.

Tillis, 70, is already on the road with a few dates scheduled through October. And he recently sold his theater in Branson.

Tillis has earned nine No. 1 singles and 36 Top Ten singles. He also has a CMA Entertainer Of the Year trophy and received honors as the BMI Songwriter Of The Decade. He has been inducted into the Nashville Songwriters International Hall Of Fame.

The company arranging Tillis' solo concerts will also be booking the upcoming Pam Tillis/Mel Tillis package tour. The tour is in support of Pam's new album "It's All Relative," a tribute to her father. In the album, she sings many of he father's hits. The album, released on Sept. 3, features duets with her father, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, the Jordanaires, Delbert McClinton and Marty Stuart.

Meanwhile, Pam Tillis has signed to play 90 shows at Yakov Smirnoff's theater next year in Branson. Tillis will alternate with Smirnoff's "What a Country" performance, playing matinee and evening dates in June, July, August, November and December.

Tillis said she's sentimental about appearing in Smirnoff's 1,400-seat theater because it's the first venue her father played when he came to Branson in 1990.

The singer admitted she didn't think much of the town on her first visit. She was driving on a rural road and had to brake to avoid hitting a turkey. "I thought that dad had lost his mind," she said.

Dave Koz Announces Christmas Tour

Dave Koz will head back on the road for what will be his sixth annual A Smooth Jazz Christmas Tour, joined again by David Benoit, Rick Braun, Brenda Russell and Peter White, beginning December 3.

"I am so excited to have everyone back from last year," said Koz. "We will do some new stuff and bring back some old favorites as well. With the show now in its sixth year, we have become some sort of a family and I really like it. We just go ahead and do it and have a good time."

Koz continues to be the morning show host for Los Angeles' KTWV (The Wave), one of the leading "Smooth Jazz" radio stations in the United States as well as continuing "The
Dave Koz Radio Show", which syndicated to over 100 U.S. and international affiliates.

A Smooth Jazz Christmas tour dates:

November 29-30 Lake Tahoe, NV Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Incline Village br>
December 3 Seattle, WA 5th Avenue Theatre
December 4 Fresno, CA Saroyan Theatre
December 5 San Diego, CA Spreckles Theatre
December 6 San Diego, CA East County Performing Arts Center
December 7 Long Beach, CA Terrace Theatre
December 8 Palm Springs, CA McCallum Theatre
December 10 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre
December 11 Cleveland, OH Palace Theatre
December 12-13 Chicago, IL Chicago, Theatre
December 14 Columbus, OH Mershon Auditorium
December 15 Detroit, MI Music Hall Center For The Performing Arts
December 17 Washington, D.C Constitution Hall
December 18 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
December 20 Los Angeles, CA Kodak Theatre
December 21 San Francisco, CA NOB Hill Masonic Center

Farm Aid 2002 Talent Lineup Grows

With this year's Farm Aid 2002 set for September 21, Kid
Rock, Gillian Welch, Kenny Wayne Shepherd with Double Trouble, the Drive-By
Truckers, Los Lonely Boys and Anthony Smith and been added to the artist lineup.
They will join previously announced performers Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews and Keith Urban at this year’s sold out benefit concert, at the Post-Gazette Pavilion in Burgettstown, PA.

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