TOURING NEWS: Springsteen Announces Full Tour Schedule & More!

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 's 2002-2003 The Rising Tour will play 46
shows in 46 cities this year (39 in North America; seven in Europe), and continue in
2003 with dates in Australia and Europe. It will finish up next summer in the United
States, where the band will do multiple shows in major cities

The complete schedule for the 2002 dates of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street
Band's tour is:

August 7 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena

August 10 Washington, DC MCI Arena

August 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

August 14 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena

August 15 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace

August 18 Las Vegas, NV Thomas And Mack Center

August 20 Portland, OR The Rose Garden

August 21 Tacoma, WA Dome

August 24 Los Angeles, CA The Forum

August 25 Phoenix, AZ America West

August 27 San Jose, CA Compaq Center

August 30 St. Louis, MO Savvis Center

September 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Arena

September 24 Kansas City, MO Kemper Arena

September 25 Chicago, IL United Center

September 27 Milwaukee, WI Bradley Center

September 29 Fargo, ND Fargodome

September 30 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

October 4 Boston, MA Fleet Center

October 6 Philadelphia, PA First National Arena

October 7 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena

OCTOBER 14-27 EUROPEAN SHOWS

November 3 Dallas, TX American Airlines Arena

November 4 Houston, TX Compaq Center

November 6 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

November 9 Columbus, OH Schotenstein Arena

November 10 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse

November 12 Cincinnati, OH U.S. Bank Arena

November 14 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

November 16 Greensboro, NC Coliseum

November 19 Birmingham, AL BJCC

November 21 Orlando, FL TD Waterhouse

November 23 Miami, FL American Airlines

November 24 Tampa, FL Ice Palace

December 2 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena

December 4 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena

December 5 Toronto, ON Air-Canada Center

December 8 Charlotte, NC Coliseum

December 9 Columbia, SC USC Arena

December 13 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena




The Doors Reunite After 30 Years


The surviving members of The Doors – Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John
Densmore – will perform their first concert since disbanding in 1973, on
September 6 at the California Motor Speedway. The Cult's Ian Astbury will join
them on vocals. Other special guest vocalists and musicians
yet to be announced. The Doors last played together, with the exception of their
1993 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction, on September 2, 1972.
A US and European tour is planned for next spring.














Harley-Davidson Celebrates 100 Years With Concerts, Exhibits


Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a string
of concerts, including a reunion of the surviving members of the Doors. The tour
also includes motorcycles owned by the rich and famous such as Elvis Presley and
Jon Bon Jovi; a multimedia exhibit on the history of the Harley, motorcycle drill teams
and stunt riders and more.

The first leg of the Harley-Davidson 100th Anniversary Open Road Tour is July
19-21 at Atlanta (GA) Motor Speedway. Among the performers for the three-day
event are Bad Company, Blues Traveler, Travis Tritt, Razorbacks, Tim McGraw,
Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Warren Brothers, Steel Pulse, Joe D'Urso, Ted Nugent,
Journey, Alison Krauss, Indigenous and Stone Caravan.

The second leg runs August 16-18 in Baltimore at the Pimlico Race Course with Bob
Dylan, Billy Idol, Neville Brothers, Ted Nugent, Southside Johnny, Neville Brothers,
D'Urso, Hootie & the Blowfish, the Wailers, Nils Lofgren and others.

The third stop is September 6-8 at California Speedway in Fontana, CA, just outside
Los Angeles, and features the surviving members of the Doors — Ray Manzarek,
Robby Krieger, and John Densmore (health permitting), with The Cult's Ian Astbury
on vocals and a bunch of guest vocalists and musicians. Also performing at this stop
are Los Lobos, Earl Scruggs, Joe D'Urso, Stone Caravan, Stone Temple Pilots,
Nickelback, Default, Billy Idol, Journey, the Doobie Brothers, George Clinton and
Parliament/Funkadelic.

Other tour stops include Toronto (September 27-29), Dallas (October 25-27), Mexico
City (November 22-24), Sydney (March
14-16, 2003), Tokyo (May 16-18, 2003), Barcelona (June 27-29, 2003) and Munich
(July 25-27, 2003). Information on these stops is forthcoming.




Essence Fest Thrives Despite Threats


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence Music Festival organizers feared that July 4 terrorist threats would keep people away, but ticket sales have been higher than expected.

Festival director Susan Taylor said ticket sales are up 40 percent from this time last year. The three-day music festival drew almost 200,000 people to the Crescent City in 2001.

The Essence Festival got another boost Thursday — a national TV audience. ABC broadcast festival performances by Alicia Keys, India.Arie and Luther Vandross as part of its Fourth of July TV special.

Performers scheduled for Friday and Saturday include Mary J. Blige, the Isley Brothers, Faith Evans, Babyface, Maze, Brian McKnight, Steve Harvey, Al Green, Angie Stone, De La Soul, Oleta Adams and Etta James.




First Two Ozzfest Concerts Canceled


The first two Ozzfest 2002 concerts have been canceled due to Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager, having treatable cancer surgery on July 3. Osbourne's press agent would not divulge what kind of cancer surgery was performed or where the operation took place. Ozzy and their three children were at her side.

The canceled concerts were July 6 in Bristow, VA and July 7 in Pittsburgh, PA. These shows are expected to be rescheduled. The tour is scheduled to start now on July 10 in Scranton, PA at the Coors Light Theatre at Montage Mountain.




Grateful Dead Members Issue Advisory To Its Legion Of Fans


With a new site confirmed for their Terrapin Station concert after two sites refused to stage the show, members of the Grateful Dead are being cautious, and issued the following statement to their fans:

Dear Friends:

See, faith helps. We're delighted to confirm that the local authorities have
given us a permit to put on Terrapin Station as planned at Alpine Valley on
August 3 and 4. We're looking forward to it.

We'll have more to say soon, but we'll start with this: Because of recent
events, we will all be under more scrutiny than ever, and it's absolutely
essential that we pull off two very cool days. If you don't have a ticket,
don't come. If people come without tickets, our ability to book future
concerts will be totally compromised. We've got all kinds of ideas for
making this easy, but it's too soon to go into details.

If you don't have a ticket, don't come. We thank you for your love and
patience.

Bill, Bobby, Mickey, Phil




Walther Productions Finds Two New Concert Locations


New concert sites for Camp Bisco III: Senor Boombox and Summer of Love … 35 Years Later, the two remaining Walther Productions music festivals abruptly displaced by Prince George's County, MD officials, have been found just a week after being forced out of Wilmer's Park in Brandywine, MD (Celebrity Access, June 24).

Camp Bisco III: Senor Boombox hosted by The Disco Biscuits, will now take place as scheduled, August 23-25 at Salansky Farms in Union Dale, PA, and that Summer of Love … 35 Years Later, featuring two nights of Dark Star Orchestra, will be staged as scheduled, August 31-September 2 at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. Marvin's Mountaintop, just outside of Morgantown, is the same site that quickly absorbed Walther Productions' other uprooted Wilmer's Park event, the moe. or les festival and campout, from being jeopardized by officials' sudden interpretation of zoning regulations. As previously mentioned the moe. or les festival and campout, highlighted by two nights of jam band allies moe. and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, is now being held July 12-13 at the serene and secluded 675-acre mountaintop setting.

Walther said he sees the move to Salansky Farms as another blessing in disguise prompted by the issues surrounding Wilmer's Park. Salansky Farms is as an ideal locale for Camp Bisco III, because it's situated within 150 miles of New York City and Philadelphia, historically The Disco Biscuits' two strongest markets. Salansky Farms is centrally located in a beautiful remote environment in the Poconos, in close proximity to Binghamton, NY, and Scranton, PA. It's also the site this summer of the Endless Mountains Music Festival (July 19-21) featuring the likes of Israel Vibrations, Billy Martin's Socket, Keller Williams and Deep Banana Blackout and produced by Steve Salansky. The Salanskys' festivals have taken place there for each of the past three years with little or no resistance from the community.

"It's off the beaten path and just minutes from I-81, and it has plenty of space for Camp Bisco III," says Walther. "The rolling, grassy hills offer natural amphitheatre-type surroundings, which are ideal for sound quality. And the panoramic view of mountains will greatly enhance the Camp Bisco experience."




Diddley Cancels Gig After Chest Pains


ALBANY, NY (AP) — Bo Diddley has canceled a performance this weekend due to chest pains, according to his agent.

The rhythm and blues artist was scheduled to appear as the last act at the Fleet BluesFest at the Empire

Diddley, 73, was to undergo several tests, Margo Lewis, his agent, said Tuesday. Diddley's doctor ordered him not to perform until the tests were complete and a diagnosis and treatment were determined.

Jimmy Vaughan will now perform in Diddley's slot.

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