Tour De Force: Marcy Playground, Fu Manchu...

Marcy Playground: Supporting their self-titled debut by playing a series

of radio station holiday concerts, the pop-rock trio is sure to deliver goodies as

delicious as "Sex & Candy."

Marcy Playground Tour Dates:

Dec. 5; Charlotte, N.C., Queens College

Dec. 7; Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall

Dec. 8; Austin, Texas, La Zona Rosa

Dec. 10; Nashville, Tenn., 328 Performance Hall

Dec. 11; Memphis, Tenn., 616 Club

Dec. 12; Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre

Dec. 13; Springfield, Mo., Juke Joint

Dec. 14; Cleveland, Ohio, Odeon Concert Club

Fu Manchu: Groove-metal merchants bring their hooks and energy to

your town, fueling the unconverted to buy copies of their latest, The Action Is

Go.

Fu Manchu Tour Dates:

Dec. 5; Milwaukee, Wis., Shank Hall

Dec. 6; Madison, Wis., O'Cayz Corral

Dec. 8; Boston, Mass., Roxy

Dec. 9; Oklahoma City, Okla., Boar's Head

Dec. 10; Kansas City, Mo., Hurricane

Dec. 12; Colorado Springs, Colo., Colorado Music Hall

Dec. 13; Salt Lake City, Utah, (to be announced)

Dec. 15; Phoenix, Ariz., Gibsons

The Artist: Continuing his "Jam of the Year" tour in support of Emancipation, the Artist throws a party that changes every night and finds him popping up in the most unlikely of small clubs for after-hours jams.

The Artist Tour Dates:

Dec. 8; Fargo, N.D., Fargo Dome

Dec. 10; Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center

Dec. 11; Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center

Dec. 13; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Five Seasons Center

Dec. 14; Omaha, Neb., Civic Auditorium

Dec. 16; Milwaukee, Wis., Mecca Arena

Dec. 17; Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena

Dec. 18; Peoria, Ill., Civic Center

Dec. 28; Baton Rouge, La., Riverside Centroplex

Dec. 30; Dallas, Texas, Reunion Arena

Dec. 31; Houston, Texas, The Summit

Jan. 2; Little Rock, Ark., Barton Coliseum

Jan. 4; Kansas City, Mo., Kemper Arena

Jan. 6; Wichita, Kan., Kansas Coliseum

Jan. 8; Evansville, Ind., Roberts Stadium

Jimmy Eat World: The buzz is thick and deep for this Phoenix, Ariz.-based alt-rock band, currently touring in support of Static Prevails.

Jimmy Eat World Tour Dates:

Nov. 29; St. Louis, Mo., Paradise

Dec. 4; New York, N.Y., Coney Island High

Dec. 6; Worcester, Mass., Space

Dec. 7; Cambridge, Mass., Middle East Club

Dec. 8; Ithaca, N.Y., Cornell University

Dec. 9; Cleveland, Ohio, Euclid Tavern

NYC Ska Mob Tour: This traveling buffet of up-and-coming ska acts from the Big Apple features Skinnerbox, the Slackers and the Stubborn All-Stars.

NYC Ska Mob Tour Dates:

Nov. 26; Pittsburgh, Pa., Club Laga

Nov. 28; Philadelphia, Pa., Unitarian Church

Nov. 29; Cleveland, Ohio, Peabody's Down Under

Nov. 30; Detroit, Mich., Alvin's

Dec. 1; Indianapolis, Ind., Emerson Theatre

Dec. 2; Chicago, Ill., Fireside Bowl

Dec. 3; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

Dec. 4; Cape Girardeau, Mo., SE Missouri State University

Dec. 5; Lawrence, Kan., Bottleneck

Dec. 6; Fort Smith, Ark., Rabi's

Dec. 7; Dallas, Texas, Orbit Room

Dec. 8; Austin, Texas, Emo's

Dec. 9; San Antonio, Texas, White Rabbit

Dec. 10; New Orleans, La., Maple Leaf

Dec. 11; Houma, La., Main Street Music Hall

Dec. 12; Jacksonville, Fla., Milk Bar

Dec. 13; Tallahassee, Fla., Cow Haus

Dec. 14; Ybor City, Fla., Ritz Theatre

Dec. 15; Orlando, Fla., Sapphire Supper Club

Dec. 17; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Squeeze

Dec. 18; Daytona Beach, Fla., Oasis

Dec. 19; Atlanta, Ga., Masquerade

Dec. 20; Spartanburg, S.C., Ground Zero

Dec. 21; Baltimore, Md., Eight By Ten Club