Tour De Force: Southern Culture On The Skids, Mary Lou Lord, Gwar...

Southern Culture On The Skids have already been Warped, now they're heading out on their own.

Southern Culture On The Skids: The Warped Tour veterans are now touring on their own in support of their latest, Plastic Seat Sweat, which is due in stores Sept. 26.

Southern Culture On The Skids Tour Dates:

Sept. 11; Watsonville, Calif., Santa Cruz County Fair

Sept. 17; Richmond, Va., Flood Zone

Sept. 18; Baltimore, Md., Bohager's

Sept. 19; Washington, DC, 9:30 Club

Sept. 20; Charlottesville, Va., Trax

Sept. 21; Norfolk, Va., Friar Tuck's

Sept. 24; Pittsburgh, Pa., Rosebud

Sept. 25; Philadelphia, Pa., The Trocadero

Sept. 26; Hoboken, N.J., Tramps

Sept. 27; Cambridge, Mass., The Middle East

Sept. 28; Montreal, Que., Cabaret Music Hall

Sept. 30; Ottawa, Ont., Barrymore's Music Hall

Oct. 2; Detroit, Mich., St. Andrew's Hall

Oct. 3; Indianapolis, Ind., The Patio

Oct. 4; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Oct. 5; Milwaukee, Wis., Shank Hall

Oct. 7; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 8; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 9; Winnepeg, Man., Pyramid Cabaret

Oct. 10; Edmonton, Alb., The Rev

Oct. 12; Calgary, Alb., The Republik

Oct. 15; Seattle, Wash., The Showbox

Mary Lou Lord: GenX folk singer/guitarist Lord is touring small venues to generate a buzz for Got Now Shadow, due in stores Jan. 6, 1998.

Mary Lou Lord tour dates:

Sept. 14; Cleveland, Ohio, Barking Spider

Sept. 15; Columbus, Ohio, Bernie's

Sept. 16; Ann Arbor, Mich., Ark

Sept. 17; Chicago, Ill., Schuba's

Sept. 18; Madison, Wis., Mango Grill

Sept. 20; Minneapolis, Minn., 7th Street Entry

Sept. 22; St. Louis, Mo., Side Door

Sept. 23; Lawerence, Kan., Bottleneck

Sept. 25; Denver, Colo., Across The Street Cafe

Sept. 26; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

Sept. 27: Salt Lake City, Utah, Olpin Union Ballroom

Sept. 29; Boise, Idaho, Neurolux

Oct. 3; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

Oct. 4; Portland, Ore., Stage 4

Oct. 6; San Francisco, Calif., Bottom Of The Hill

Oct. 7; San Jose, Calif., Agenda

Oct. 9; Hollywood, Calif., LunaPark

Oct. 10; Anaheim, Calif., Linda's Doll Hut

Oct. 11; Santa Monica, Calif., McCabe's

Oct. 15; Tempe, Ariz., Nita's Hideaway

Oct. 26; Birmingham, Ala., Nick

Oct. 27; Atlanta, Ga., Smith's Olde Bar

Nov. 8; Providence, R.I., Call

Gwar: It's Halloween every night as the world's messiest live performers take their heavy-metal puppet show on the road for an October tour.

Gwar tour dates:

Oct. 22; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Oct. 25; Hartford, Conn., Webster Theatre

Oct. 26; Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Chance

Oct. 28; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 29; St. Louis, Mo., Mississippi Nights

Oct. 30; Chicago, Ill., United Center

Oct. 31; Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre

Nov. 11; Detroit, Mich., Harpo's

Blur: Brit-pop sensations take a trip over the pond this fall to support their self-titled fifth album and their hit tune "Song 2." Accompanying them on their tour are bay area favorites Smash Mouth.

Blur tour dates:

Sept. 8; Providence, R.I., Strand Theater

Sept. 9; Sea Bright; N.J., Tradewinds

Sept. 11; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Sept. 13; Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theater

Sept. 15; Montreal, Que., Metropolis

Sept. 16; Toronto, Ont., Varsity Arena

Sept. 17; Kitchener, Ont., Lyric Theater

Sept. 19; Cleveland, Ohio., Nautica Stage

Sept. 22; Winston-Salem, N.C., Ziggy's

Sept. 23; Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall

Sept. 24; Nashville, Tenn., 328 Performance Hall

Sept. 26; Cincinnati, Ohio, Garage

Sept. 29; Houston, Texas, Numbers

Sept. 30; Austin, Texas, Liberty Lunch

Oct. 1; Dallas, Texas, Bronco Bowl

Oct. 3; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Oct. 6; Tempe, Ariz., Electric Ballroom

Oct. 7; Hollywood, Calif., Palladium

Oct. 8; Las Vegas, Nev., Joint

Luna: Last seen opening up for the Velvet Underground, Luna are taking to the road in support of their new album, Pup Tent.

Luna tour dates:

Sept. 3; Athens, Ga., 40 Watt Club

Sept. 4; Atlanta, Ga., Cotton Club

Sept. 5; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Sept. 6; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Sept. 8; Baltimore Md., Bohager's

Sept. 9; Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Sept. 11; New York, N.Y., Supper Club

Sept. 12; Providence, R.I., Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Sept. 13; Boston, Mass., Paradise Rock Club

Sept. 15; Montreal, Que., Cabaret Music Hall

Sept. 16; Toronto Ont., Opera House

Sept. 18; Columbus, Ohio, Little Brother's

Sept. 19; Detroit, Mich., Magic Stick

Sept. 20; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Sept. 21; Champaign, Ill., (to be announced)

Sept. 22; Minneapolis, Minn, First Avenue

Sept. 25; Vancouver, B.C., Starfish Room

Sept. 26; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

Sept. 27; Portland, Ore., La Luna

Squirrel Nut Zippers: Fresh from their slot on the H.O.R.D.E. (Horizions Of Rock Developing Everywhere) tour, the band with that Count Basie swing continue touring on their own in support of their first album, Hot.

Squirrel Nut Zippers tour dates:

Sept. 19; Carrboro, N.C., Music After Sunset

Sept. 21; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Sept. 22; Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre

Sept. 25; Villanova, Pa., Villanova University

Sept. 28; Atlanta, Ga., International Horse Park

Sept. 30; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Oct. 1; Cranston, R.I., Rhodes On The Pawtuxet

Oct. 2; Manchester, N.H., St. Anselm College

David Bowie: Rock legend Bowie is touring smaller venues in this venture across

North America, giving audiences the chance to be up close and personal when they greet

him and songs from his latest release, Hello, Earthling.

David Bowie Tour Dates:

Sept. 6; Vancouver, B.C., Plaza Of Nations

Sept. 7; Seattle, Wash., Paramount Theatre

Sept. 10; Denver, Colo. Mammoth Events Center

Sept. 12; Universal City, Calif., Universal Ampitheatre

Sept. 13; Universal City, Calif., Universal Ampitheatre

Sept. 15; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Sept. 21; Detroit, Mich., State Theatre

Sept. 24; Montreal, Que., Metropolis

Sept. 27; Toronto, Ont., Docks

Sept. 29; Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre

Sept. 30; Boston, Mass., Orpheum Theatre

Oct. 3; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Oct. 7; Miami, Fla., The Edge

Oct. 10; Atlanta, Ga., International Ballroom

Oct. 12; Washington, D.C., Capitol Ballroom

Oct. 15; New York, N.Y., To Be Announced

Oct. 17; Chicago, Ill., Aragon Ballroom

Oct. 18; St. Paul, Minn., Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Aerosmith: Showing no signs of losing one of their Nine Lives, The

Toxic Twins take their bluesy, ballsy rock on the road for a fall amphitheater tour this


Aerosmith Tour Dates:

Sept. 23; Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheater

Sept. 25; Charlotte, N.C., Blockbuster Pavilion

Sept. 27; Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre

Sept. 29; Lafayette, La, Cajundome

Oct. 1; Memphis, Tenn., Pyramid

Oct. 3; Orlando, Fla., Orlando Centroplex

Oct. 5; West Palm Beach, Fla., Coral Sky Amphitheater

Oct. 7; Antioch, Tenn., Starwood Amphitheatre

Oct. 9; Dallas, Texas, Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheater

Oct. 11; Houston, Texas, Summit Arena

Oct. 14; Phoenix, Ariz., Desert Sky Amphitheater

Oct. 16; Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheater

Oct. 18; Devore, Calif, Glen Helen Blockbuster Pavilion

Oct. 20; Concord, Calif., Concord Pavilion

Oct. 22; Seattle, Wash., Key Arena

Oct. 24; Portland, Ore, Rose Garden Arena

Foo Fighters: Over the next few months when they aren't busy opening up for

Rage Against The Machine and the Rolling Stones, the Foo Fighters

will have a headlining tour of their own to tend to in support of their latest LP The

Colour And The Shape.

Foo Fighters Tour Dates:

Sept. 18; Las Vegas, Nev., Huntridge Theatre

Sept. 19; Irvine, Calif., Irvine Meadows Amphitheater

Sept. 21; Phoenix, Ariz., Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion

Sept. 23; Austin, Texas, Austin Music Hall

Sept. 24; Dallas, Texas; Bronco Bowl

Sept. 26; Huntsville, Ala., Big Spring Jam

Sept. 27; Charlotte, N.C., Carolina Music Festival

Sept. 30; Nashville, Tenn., Memorial Gym

Oct. 1; Raleigh, N.C., Ritz

The Mr. T Experience: Northern California's East Bay-based

power-pop veterans will be touring in support of their latest collection

of songs about girls, Revenge Is Sweet And So Are You.

The Mr. T Experience Tour Dates:

Sept. 11; West Hollywood, Calif., Troubadour

Sept. 12; Corona, Calif., Showcase Theater

Sept. 13; San Diego, Calif., Soma

Sept. 14; Mesa, Ariz., Hollywood Alley

Sept. 16; Austin, Texas, Emo's

Sept. 17; Denton, Texas, The Argo

Sept. 18; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

Sept. 19; New Orleans, La., Jimmy's Club

Sept. 20; Tallahassee, Fla., Florida St. University Club Downunder

Sept. 21; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., House Of Rock

Sept. 22; Melbourne, Fla., Phat Catz

Sept. 23; St. Petersburg, Fla., State Theatre

Sept. 24; Jacksonville, Fla., Moto-Lounge

Sept. 25; Atlanta, Ga., The Point

Sept. 26; Carrboro, N.C., Cat's Cradle

Sept. 28; New York, N.Y., Coney Island High

Sept. 29; Cleveland, Pa., The Rock

Sept. 30; Philadelphia, Pa., Pontiac Grille

Oct. 1; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

Oct. 2; Providence, R.I., Met Cafe

Oct. 3; Montreal, Que., Underworld

Oct. 4; Ottawa, Ont., Dominion Tavern

Oct. 5; Toronto, Ont., Rivoli Theatre

Oct. 6; London, Ont., Call The Office

Oct. 8; Tunkhannock, Pa., Rainforest Cafe

Oct. 9; Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Tavern

Oct. 10; Detroit, Mich., The Shelter

Oct. 11; Green Bay, Wis., Concert Cafe

Oct. 12; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 14; Chicago, Ill., Metro

Oct. 15; St. Louis, Mo., Hi-Pointe

Oct. 16; Lawrence, Kan., (to be announced)

Oct. 17; Denver, Colo., (to be announced)

Oct. 18; Salt Lake City, Utah, (to be announced)

Oct. 19; Boise, Idaho, Neurolux

Oct. 21; Victoria, BC, (to be announced)

Oct. 22; Vancouver, BC, (to be announced)

Oct. 23; Seattle, Wash., Crocodile Cafe

Oct. 24; Portland, Ore., (to be announced)

Oct. 25; San Francisco, Calif., (to be announced)