Ben Harper Sets Eclectic Tour

Bluesy singer/guitarist Ben Harper's eclectic summer itinerary

includes a jazz festival, a blues festival and a British heavy-metal

concert, according to Virgin Records. The metal show, July 10 in Milton

Keynes, England, will feature headliners Metallica along with

Marilyn Manson, Monster Magnet and Ministry.

Harper, whose last album was The Will to Live (1997), will also

play June 5's San Francisco stop of the Guinness Fleadh, as well as

several other European and American dates. He has an as-yet-untitled

album due in September.