Tour De Force: Chumbawamba, Marcy Playground...

Chumbawamba: You'll probably get knocked down when the eight-piece British anarchist collective plays "Tubthumping," but their stirring political songs will get you up again.

Chumbawamba Tour Dates:

Dec. 12; Cleveland, Ohio, Odeon Concert Club

Dec. 13; Pontiac, Mich., Clutch Cargo

Dec. 14; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

Dec. 15; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Dec. 19; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Dec. 20; New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza

Dec. 21; Montreal, Que., Le Spectrum

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