Loverboy, Rahzel ...

Loverboy: The '80s hard-rock staples are touring North America extensively through the fall, and lovin' every minute of it. Their most recent releases are 1997's Six and Super Hits.

Loverboy Tour Dates:

June 18; Kansas City, Mo.; Flamingo Hilton Casino

June 19; Rice Lake, Wis.; Aqua-Fest

June 20; Arnold's Park, Iowa; to be announced

June 22; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

June 24; Rochester, N.Y.; Club Avalon

June 25; Rising Sun, Ind.; Blue Jeans Festival

June 26; Moline, Ill.; Riverfest

June 27; Muskegon, Mich.; Summer Celebration

July 1; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Scuttlebugs

July 3; Kenora, Ontario; Bash by the Bay

July 4; Indianapolis, Ind.; War Memorial Park

July 10; Curryville, Mo.; Vandalia Area Fair

July 11; Hershey, Pa.; Hersheypark Amphitheatre

July 13; Buffalo, N.Y.; Wurlitzer Park

July 15; Seattle, Wash.; Parker's

July 16; Portland, Ore.; Taste of Beaverton

July 17; Lewistown, Mont.; Classic Rock Round-Up

July 23; Toledo, Ohio; Private Function

July 24; Hillsboro, Mo.; Jefferson County Fair

July 29; La Crosse, Wis.; La Crosse Center

July 30; Minnedosa, Manitoba; Classic Rock Weekend

July 31; Nisku, Alberta; Rockfest '99

Aug. 1; Vanderhoof, British Columbia; Rockfest

Aug. 6; Paso Robles, Calif.; California Mid-State Fair

Aug. 7; Miami, Fla.; to be announced

Aug. 12; Uncasville, Conn.; Mohegan Sun Casino

Aug. 13; Joliet, Ill.; Empress Casino

Aug. 14; Southfield, Mich.; Blueberry Festival

Aug. 20; Lewiston, Idaho; Pioneer Park

Aug. 21; Tacoma, Wash.; Emerald Queen Casino

Sept. 3; Hampton Beach, N.H.; to be announced

Sept. 4; Virginia Beach, Va.; American Music Festival

Sept. 22; Bakersfield, Calif.; Kern County Fair

Sept. 25; Adelanto, Calif.; Maverick Stadium

Rahzel: The Roots' beatbox, a.k.a. the Godfather of Noyze, is taking a short turn around the States this month behind his forthcoming solo debut, The Fifth Element: Make the Music 2000. The album includes collaborations with fellow Roots rapper Black Thought, A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip, jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis and R&B/funk singer Me'Shell NdegeOcello.

Rahzel Tour Dates:

June 18; St. Louis, Mo.; Karma

June 21; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

June 22; Seattle, Wash.; RKCNDY

June 23; Eugene, Ore.; Wild Duck

June 24; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

June 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

June 26; La Jolla, Calif; RIMAC Arena

June 28; Santa Cruz, Calif.; Palookaville

June 29; West Hollywood, Calif.; House of Blues

Remy Zero: The rock quintet from Birmingham, Ala., continues to tour North America behind its second album, Villa Elaine (1998). Joining them on the road are British rockers Manic Street Preachers.

Remy Zero Tour Dates:

July 15; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

July 17; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

July 19; Philadelphia, Pa.; Theatre of Living Arts

July 20; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

July 21; Boston, Mass.; Paradise Rock Club

July 23; Toronto, Ontario; Guvernment

July 24; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

July 25; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/ Smart Bar

July 28; Vancouver, British Columbia; Richard's on Richards

July 29; Seattle, Wash.; Aro Space

July 31; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's 365 Club

Aug. 2; San Diego, Calif.; Cane's

Aug. 3; Pomona, Calif.; Glass House

Aug. 4; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour

Cheap Trick: The Chicago quartet, who perfected the art of power

guitar-pop, is touring briefly this summer to celebrate its 25th

anniversary. Music for Hangovers (June 15), their latest live

album, features guest appearances by Smashing Pumpkins D'Arcy and Billy


Cheap Trick Tour Dates:

June 18; St. John's, Newfoundland; George Street Square

July 2; Akron, Ohio; Rib & Music Festival

July 4; Chicago, Ill.; Petrillo Bandshell (Taste of Chicago)

July 9; Tomah, Wis.; Tomah Fest

July 10; Walker, Minn.; Leech Lake

July 16; Tulsa, OK; Brady Village Amphitheatre

July 23; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

Aug. 25-27; Merrillville, Ind.; Star Plaza Theatre (TrickFest3)

Aug. 28; Rockford, Ill.; Davis Park (25th Anniversary)