Tour De Force: Portishead, Less Than Jake...

Portishead: The band that brought trip-hop to the mainstream is

once again on American shores, still supporting their self-titled sophomore

effort.

Portishead Tour Dates:

Mar. 10; Montreal, Que., Metropolis

Mar. 11; Montreal, Que., Metropolis

Mar. 12; Ottawa, Ont., Congress Centre

Mar. 14; Worcester, Mass., Palladium

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

Mar. 17; Myrtle Beach, S.C., House of Blues

Mar. 19; Orlando, Fla., Club at Firestone

Mar. 20; Miami Beach, Fla., Cameo Theatre

Mar. 23; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

Mar. 25; Austin, Texas, Austin Music Hall

Mar. 26; Dallas, Texas, Bronco Bowl

Less Than Jake: The ska-rockers will be touring the U.S. as a part

of the Ska Against Racism tour, which also includes the legendary Toasters

on the bill.

Less Than Jake Tour Dates:

Mar. 1; Sarasota, Fla., Underground Surf

Mar. 26; Auburn, Wash., Green River College

Mar. 29; San Francisco, Calif., Maritime Hall

Apr. 1; Palo Alto, Calif., Edge

Apr. 2; Ventura, Calif., Ventura Theatre

Apr. 4; Irvine, Calif., Oak Canyon Ranch

Apr. 5; Phoenix, Ariz., Phoenix Civic Plaza

Apr. 10; New Orleans, La., Tipitina's Uptown

Apr. 11; Jacksonville, Fla., Fairgrounds

Apr. 17; Norfolk, Va., Boathouse

Apr. 18; Harrisonburg, Va., James Madison University

Apr. 26; Montclair, N.J., Montclair State University

May 1; Chicago, Ill., Rivera Theatre

May 2; Milwaukee, Wis., Rave

May 3; Ames, Iowa, Memorial Union

May 5; St. Louis, Mo., American Theatre

May 6; Kansas City, Mo., Beaumont Club

Fatboy Slim: Launching a brief U.S. tour, Fatboy Slim (a.k.a. former

Housemartin Norman Cook) will hit ya' with beats and samples that

demonstrate Better Living Through Chemistry.

Mar. 3; Chicago, Ill., Cabaret Metro

Mar. 6; Washington, D.C., The Ballroom

Mar. 7; Atlanta, Ga., The Roxy

Mar. 12; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Mar. 13; Los Angeles, Calif., Palladium

Mar. 14; Seattle, Wash., Showbox

Brian Setzer Orchestra: Mark your calendars now and be sure to take some

time this summer to catch the retro-swing fun from the former Stray Cat.

Brian Setzer Orchestra Tour Dates:

Jul. 1; Milwaukee, Wis., Summerfest

Jul. 2; Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's

Jul. 3; Toledo, Ohio, Citifest

Jul. 4; Cleveland, Ohio, Nautica Stage

Jul. 5; Ottawa, Ont., Ottawa Blues Festival

Jul. 7; Indianapolis, Ind., Vogue

Jul. 8; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Jul. 9; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Jul. 10; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

Jul. 11; Pontiac, Mich., Phoenix Plaza Amphitheater

Jul. 12; Pittsburgh, Pa., Pittsburgh Blues Festival

Jul. 14; Rochester, N.Y., Water Street Music Hall

Jul. 16; New York, N.Y., Hammerstein Ballroom

Jul. 17; Atlantic City, N.J., Trump Marina

Jul. 18; Atlantic City, N.J., Trump Marina

Jul. 19; Uncasville, Conn., Mohegan Sun Casino

Jul. 21; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Jul. 24; Washington, D.C., Capitol Ballroom

Jul. 25; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

Jul. 26; Columbia, Mo., Blue Note

Jul. 28; Minneapolis, Minn., Minneapolis Zoo

Jul. 29; Omaha, Neb., Sokol Auditorium

Jul. 30; Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall

Jul. 31; Wichita, Kan., Cotillion

Aug. 1; Denver, Colo., Paramount Theatre

Aug. 5; Phoenix, Ariz., Celebrity Theatre

Aug. 6; San Diego, Calif., SDSU Open Air Theatre

Aug. 8; Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre

Aug. 14; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Aug. 15; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

Aug. 16; Santa Rosa, Calif., Luther Burbank Center

Aug. 20; Portland, Ore., Crystal Ballroom

Aug. 21; Seattle, Wash., Summer Nights Pier

Aug. 22; Vancouver, B.C., To Be Announced