Plastic People Set Tour Dates

The first-ever U.S. tour by legendary Czech rock band the Plastic People of the Universe will kick off Feb. 23 in Cambridge, Mass., at the Middle East nightclub. The month-long tour by the politically outspoken free-jazz rock group, who have long been favorites of Czech President Václav Havel, will make the following stops: Washington, D.C., Black Cat, Feb. 26; New York, Knitting Factory, Feb. 27-28; Oberlin, Ohio, Oberlin College, March 3; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, CSPS Hall, March 4; Chicago, Empty Bottle, March 5; Minneapolis, 400 Bar, March 6; Seattle, Sit 'n' Spin, March 10; Portland, Ore., Satyricon, March 11; San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill, March 12; Los Angeles, Spaceland, March 13; and San Diego, Casbah, March 14. The tour also will include three Canadian dates.