Jimmie's Chicken Shack To Play Arcade Opening; Makes New Year's Plans

Jimmie's Chicken Shack will take a break from touring in support of its new album, "Bring Your Own Stereo," on Friday in order to go where such artists as Beck, Coolio and the Propellerheads have gone before.

The Shack, who landed a modern rock hit with its recent single, "Do Right," will be in Irvine, California on Friday to perform at the opening of the new GameWorks arcade, part of a chain of "upscale" arcades jointly owned by DreamWorks SKG, Sega Games, and Universal Studios.

Beck and Coolio performed at the opening of the first such GameWorks arcade in Seattle back in 1997, and other bands, including the Propellerheads and Save Ferris, have played at opening for other GameWorks locales across the country.

The Irvine GameWorks arcade will be the twelfth such facility to open in the past three years, joining other GamesWork sites in Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Las Vegas, and Tempe, Arizona, among others.

The band is also scheduled to tape an appearance

on MTV's "Loveline" program on December 3 for an episode expected to air early next year.

On New Year's Eve, Jimmie's Chicken Shack will team up with Better Than Ezra and Jude for a special millennium gig at Camden Yards in Baltimore.