Hootie & the Blowfish, A.F.I. ...

Hootie and the Blowfish: The University of South Carolina-spawned blues-pop

quartet is touring the States behind its third album, 1998's Musical Chairs. The

group will be joined by Shawn Mullins, Train and Fastball on various dates.

Hootie and the Blowfish Tour Dates:

July 1-2; Milwaukee, Wis.; Summerfest

July 3; St. Louis, Mo.; Fair Saint Louis

July 5; Mankato, Minn.; Midwest Wireless Center

July 6; Clear Lake, Iowa; Surf Ballroom

July 8; Sioux City, Iowa; Lewis & Clark Stadium (w/ Fastball)

July 9; Minneapolis, Minn.; Basilica Block Party

July 10; Council Bluffs, Iowa; Westfair Amphitheatre

July 12; Brandon, S.D.; Husetts Speedway

July 13; Springfield, Mo.; Juanita K. Hammons Hall

July 16; Raleigh, N.C.; Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (w/ Shawn Mullins)

July 17; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Park Amphitheatre

July 18; Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia Beach Amphitheater

July 20; Roanoke, Va.; Roanoke Civic Center (w/ Shawn Mullins)

July 21; Richmond, Va.; Classic Amphitheatre (w/ Shawn Mullins)

July 23; Charleston, S.C.; Joe Riley Stadium (w/ Shawn Mullins and Train)

July 24; Jacksonville, N.C.; Camp Le Jeune (w/ Train)

July 25; Savannah, Ga.; Roundhouse (w/ Train)

July 28; Tupelo, Miss.; Tupelo Coliseum (w/ Train)

July 29; Little Rock, Ark.; Riverfest (w/ Train)

July 31; Noblesville, Ind.; Deer Creek Music Center (w/ Train)

Aug. 2; Bala, Ontario; Kee To Bala

Aug. 4; Kitchener, Ontario; Lulu's (w/ Train)

Aug. 5; Toronto, Ontario; Warehouse (w/ Train)

Aug. 7; Mont Rolland, Quebec; Bourbon Street (w/ Train)

Aug. 8; Ottawa, Ontario; Congress Centre (w/ Train)

Aug. 10; Hyannis, Mass.; Cape Cod Melody Tent (w/ Train)

Aug. 13; Stanhope, N.J.; Waterloo Village (w/ Train)

Aug. 14; Shirley, N.Y.; Waldbaum's Ballon Festival (w/ Train)

Aug. 15; Bethlehem, Pa.; Bethlehem Musikfest (w/ Train)

Aug. 21; Pelham, Ala.; Oak Mountain Amphitheater

Aug. 22; Huntsville, Ala.; Von Braun Civic Center

Aug. 24; Lake Charles, La.; Lake Charles Civic Center

Sept. 6; Du Quoin, Ill.; Du Quoin State Fair

Sept. 9; Universal City, Calif.; Universal Amphitheatre

Sept. 10; Concord, Calif.; Concord Pavilion

Sept. 11; Kelseyville, Calif.; Konocti Amphitheatre

Sept. 13; Puyallup, Wash.; Puyallup Fairgrounds

Sept. 14; Willamina, Ore.; Spirit Mountain Casino

Sept. 15; Vancouver, British Columbia; Plaza of Nations

Sept. 18; Denver, Colo.; Fillmore Auditorium

Sept. 19; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Air Force Academy

Sept. 22; San Diego, Calif.; SDSU Open Air Theatre

Sept. 23; Las Vegas, Nev.; Thomas & Mack Center

Sept. 24-25; Mesa, Ariz.; Mesa Amphitheatre

Dec. 31; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Disney World





A.F.I.: The San Francisco Bay Area hardcore punk quartet is touring behind its

fourth album, Black Sails in the Sunset (May 18), which features a collaboration

with the Offspring's Dexter Holland.

A.F.I. Tour Dates:

July 1; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

July 2; Minneapolis, Minn.; Fox Fire

July 3; Chicago, Ill.; Fireside Bowl

July 4; Detroit, Mich.; Shelter

July 5; Cleveland, Ohio; Euclid Tavern

July 6; Moosic, Pa.; Sea-Sea's

July 9; New York, N.Y.; Coney Island High

July 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

July 11; Wheaton, Md.; Phantasmagoria

July 13; Richmond, Va.; Twisters

July 14; Columbia, S.C.; 2758 Club

July 15; Atlanta, Ga.; 513 Club

July 16; Jacksonville, Fla.; Milk Bar

July 17; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fubar

July 18; St. Petersburg, Fla.; State Theatre

July 19; Pensacola, Fla.; Sluggo's

July 21; New Orleans, La.; State Palace Theatre

July 22; Houston, Texas; Fitzgerald's

July 23; Dallas, Texas; Galaxy Club

July 24; Austin, Texas; Emo's

July 25; San Antonio, Texas; White Rabbit

July 28; Albuquerque, N.M.; Launch Pad

July 29; Mesa, Ariz.; Nile Theater

July 30; Las Vegas, Nev.; Huntridge Theatre

July 31; Hollywood, Calif.; Palace

Aug. 1; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Living Room





Murder City Devils: The almost-punkers are touring North America through the

fall behind their latest release, 1998's Empty Bottles Broken Hearts. They are

joined on most of these dates by punkers Black Halos.

Murder City Devils Tour Dates:

July 1; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 31st Street Pub (w/ Black Halos)

July 2; Detroit, Mich.; IO (w/ Black Halos)

July 3; Madison, Wis.; O'Cayz (w/ Black Halos)

July 4; Rapid City, S.D.; SD-4-H Building (w/ Black Halos)

July 5; Missoula, Mont.; Union Hall (w/ Black Halos)

July 9; Seattle, Wash.; Breakroom (w/ Mocket, Salvation)

Aug. 13; Bellingham, Wash.; 3-B's

Aug. 14; Seattle, Wash.; RKCNDY

Aug. 20; Vancouver, British Columbia; to be announced

Aug. 21; Portland, Ore.; Paris Theatre

Sept. 3; Seattle, Wash.; Bumbershoot Festival





Frank Black and the Catholics: The former Pixies leader and his congregation

are playing many North American dates this summer behind their second album,

Pistolero (March 23), which followed their self-titled debut by only six months.

Frank Black and the Catholics Tour Dates:

July 2; Lawrence, Kan.; Bottleneck

July 3; St. Louis, Mo.; Karma

July 5; Iowa City, Iowa; Gabe's Oasis

July 6; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

July 7; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Intersection

July 8; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

July 9; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Graffiti Showcase

July 10-11; Toronto, Ontario; Horseshoe Tavern

July 13; Ottawa, Ontario; Barrymore's

July 14; Montreal, Quebec; Cafe Campus

July 15; Winooski, Vt.; Higher Ground

July 16; Worcester, Mass.; Lucky Dog

July 17; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

July 18; Wellfleet, Mass.; Beachcomber

July 19; New York, N.Y.; Studio 54 (Yahoo Internet Life Awards)

July 21; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

July 22; New Haven, Conn.; Toad's Place

July 23; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

July 24; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

July 25; Baltimore, Md.; Fletcher's

July 27-28; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

July 30; Providence, R.I.; Met Cafe