Raitt, Colvin, Hornsby, Lindley, Browne Set Dates For Collaborative Tour

Solo artists will join each other onstage during outing scheduled to kick off Aug. 26.

Veteran rockers Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Shawn Colvin, David Lindley

and Bruce Hornsby will kick off a 21-date supertour this summer with an

Aug. 26 show in Mansfield, Mass., before winding through the rest of the

country.

Rather than follow the typical festival format where each band gets 30

minutes onstage, this tour will feature the big-name rockers performing

together, interpreting their music with a little help from their friends.

"The idea is to weave in and out of each other's solo sets and play

together as a band," Raitt said in a May statement.

Each artist on the tour has an extensive history of solo work in the

studio and onstage. In addition to dozens of hit records, the lineup

boasts some of the most successful and acclaimed rock voices of the past

20 years.

Known for her slide-guitar expertise and playful, heartfelt vocals, Raitt

has scored numerous hit songs, including "Something to Talk About," and

won a Grammy for her 1989 album Nick of Time.

Raitt, whose most recent album, Fundamental (1998), featured such

songs as "Blue for No Reason" (RealAudio

excerpt), said in her statement that the idea for the tour was

born last year after she, Browne and Hornsby played a series of relief

concerts for victims of Hurricane Mitch, which ripped through Honduras

in the fall.

Colvin, who won a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

for "Sunny Came Home" (RealAudio

excerpt), said through publicists that she was excited about the

prospect of touring as part of the package.

"When I heard about this band, I couldn't wait to go see it. Then I

realized I was in it," she said. "Now I don't know what to do except

pinch myself."

Raitt, Browne, Colvin, Lindley, Hornsby Tour Dates:

Aug. 26; Mansfield, Mass.; Great Woods

Aug. 27; Saratoga, N.Y.; SPAC

Aug. 29; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach

Aug. 31; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Bank Arts Center

Sept. 1; Camden, N.J.; Blockbuster Entertainment Center

Sept. 2; Columbia, Md.; Merriweather Post

Sept. 4; Raleigh, N.C.; Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Sept. 5; Atlanta, Ga.; Lakewood Amphitheater

Sept. 7; Cincinnati, Ohio; River Bend Music Center

Sept. 8; Clarkston, Mich.; Pine Knob Music Theatre

Sept. 9; Tinley Park, Ill.; The World Amphitheatre

Sept. 11, 12; Morrison, Colo.; Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Sept. 14; Los Angeles, Calif.; Greek Theatre

Sept. 15; Santa Barbara, Calif.; County Bowl

Sept. 17; TBA

Sept. 18; Concord, Calif.; Concord Pavilion

Sept. 19; Mountain View, Calif.; Shoreline Amphitheater

Sept. 21; Boise, Idaho; The Idaho Center

Sept. 22; Reno, Nev.; Hilton Amphitheater

Sept. 24; Portland, Ore.; The Meadows

Sept. 25; George, Wash.; The Gorge