Chuck D, Alexakis Sign To Spitfire Tour

Public Enemy's Chuck D, Everclear's Art Alexakis

and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin have signed on for the

fall 1999 Spitfire tour, according to tour spokesperson Sarah Haynes.

The tour, created in part by Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against

the Machine, features celebrities and activists hitting college

campuses to discuss global issues through spoken word, music and film.

It debuted last fall with four shows, which organizers plan to follow up with

about 20 more shows beginning in September. The artists who participated

in the inaugural dates, including former Nirvana bassist Krist

Novoselic, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and Jello

Biafra of the Dead Kennedys, are expected to return in the

fall. Porno for Pyros frontman Perry Farrell and R.E.M.'s

Michael Stipe have expressed interest but have not committed due

to uncertain scheduling, Haynes said.