Tour De Force: NOFX, Chumbawamba...

NOFX: If you crave ska-punk rock, then NOFX will satisfy your needs as they tour in support of So Long and Thanks For All The Shoes.

NOFX Tour Dates:

Jan. 19; Oklahoma City, Okla., Will Rogers Theater

Jan. 20; Lawrence, Kan., Granada

Jan. 21; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Jan. 23; Salt Lake City, Utah, Bricks

Jan. 25; Reno, Nev., Del Mar Station

Jan. 26; Sacramento, Calif., El Dorado

Jan. 27; Petaluma, Calif., Phoenix Theater

Jan. 29; San Francisco, Calif., Trocadero Transfer

Jan. 30; Eureka, Calif., Hefe's Nightclub

Feb. 1; Hollywood, Calif., The Palace

Feb. 2; Hollywood, Calif., The Palace

Feb. 3; San Diego, Calif., The Soma

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