Goo Goo Dolls, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion ...

Goo Goo Dolls: Believe it or not, this rock trio did not plan to Dizzy Up The

Girl when writing successful power ballads such as "Iris."

Goo Goo Dolls Tour Dates:

Oct. 22; Santa Ana, Calif., Galaxy Theatre

Oct. 23; Las Vegas, Nev., Joint

Oct. 25; San Antonio, Texas, Sunken Garden Amphitheatre

Oct. 26; Dallas, Texas, Starplex Amphitheatre

Oct. 27; Austin, Texas, Liberty Lunch

Oct. 29; Biloxi, Miss., Mississippi Coast Coliseum

Oct. 31; Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Pleasure Island

Nov. 1; West Palm Beach, Fla., Coral Sky Amphitheatre

Nov. 3; Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall

Nov. 5; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Nov. 6; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Nov. 9; Erie, Pa., Erie Behrend College

Nov. 10; Toronto, Ont., Phoenix Concert Theatre

Nov. 11; Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre

Nov. 13; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Nov. 14; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Nov. 16; Detroit, Mich., To Be Announced

Nov. 17; Marquette, Mich., Hedgcock Fieldhouse

Nov. 18; Oshkosh, Wis., University of Wisconsin

Nov. 20; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

Nov. 21; Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre

Nov. 22; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Nov. 24; Denver, Colo., To Be Announced

Nov. 27; Boise, Idaho, Doubletree Ballroom

Nov. 28; Seattle, Wash., To Be Announced

Nov. 29; Portland, Ore., To Be Announced

Dec. 1; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Dec. 3; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Avant-garde, bluesy, noise-making trio will be

playing some West Coast dates -- and one show in New York -- to drum up support for

ACME, which is due in stores Oct. 20.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Tour Dates:

Oct. 13; New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom

Oct. 20; Las Vegas, Nev., To Be Announced

Oct. 21; San Diego, Calif., 4th & B

Oct. 23; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

Oct. 24; San Francisco, Calif., To Be Announced

Oct. 26; Portland, Ore., La Luna

Oct. 27; Vanderhoof, B.C., To Be Announced

Oct. 28; Seattle, Wash., To Be Announced

Semisonic: Fresh from its touring stint with fellow guitar-pop bands Soul Asylum and Matchbox 20, this Minneapolis-based trio is striking out on its own for a fall tour.

Semisonic Tour Dates:

Oct. 7; Marshall, Minn., Southwest State College

Oct. 8; Des Moines, Iowa, Super Toad

Oct. 9; Madison, Wis., Barrymore Theatre

Oct. 10; Stevens Point, Wis., University of Wisconsin

Oct. 11; Kalamazoo, Mich., Kalamazoo State Theatre

Oct. 13; Toronto, Ont., Opera House

Oct. 14; Cleveland, Ohio, Gund Arena (w/ Barenaked Ladies)

Oct. 15; Pittsburgh, Pa., Metropol

Oct. 16; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Oct. 17; New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza

Oct. 19; Boston, Mass., Avalon

Oct. 20; Northampton, Mass., Pearl St.

Oct. 22; Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall

Oct. 23; Raleigh, N.C., Ritz

Oct. 24; Jacksonville, Ala., Jacksonville State University

Oct. 28; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Oct. 29; San Diego, Calif., Cane's

Oct. 30; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

Nov. 1; Phoenix, Ariz., Cajun House

Nov. 3; Salt Lake City, Utah, DV8

Nov. 4; Boulder, Colo., Boulder Theater

Nov. 6; Omaha, Neb., Sokol Underground

Nov. 7; St. Louis, Mo., Mississippi Nights

Jerry Cantrell: The Alice in Chains guitarist survived a summer tour with the road dogs in Metallica and will spend the fall hitting clubs in support of his solo debut, Boggy Depot.

Jerry Cantrell Tour Dates:

Oct. 1; Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue

Oct. 2; Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theatre

Oct. 3; Milwaukee, Wis., Modjeska Theater

Oct. 4; Detroit, Mich., State Theater

Oct. 6; Toronto , Ont., Warehouse

Oct. 7; Providence, R.I., Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Oct. 9; Boston, Mass., Avalon Ballroom

Oct. 10; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

Oct. 11; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

Oct. 12; New York, N.Y., Roseland

Oct. 14; Charlotte, N.C., Tremont Music Hall

Oct. 15; Atlanta, Ga., Tabernacle

Oct. 16; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

Oct. 17; Houston, Texas, KLOL Radio Show at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Oct. 19; Nashville, Tenn., 328 Performance Hall

Oct. 20; St. Louis, Mo., Mississippi Nights

Oct. 21; Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall

Oct. 23; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

Oct. 25; Tempe, Ariz., To Be Announced

Oct. 26; Los Angeles, Calif., Palace

Oct. 27; San Francisco, Calif., Fillmore

Oct. 29; Portland, Ore., To Be Announced

Oct. 30; Seattle, Wash., To Be Announced

Oct. 31; Seattle, Wash., To Be Announced