B.B. King, Liz Phair

B.B. King: The king of the blues is currently headlining a package tour with fellow blues legends Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal, younger blues protégé Kenny Wayne Shepherd and horn section Tower of Power appearing on various dates. At 74, King still plays more shows than most artists at any age.

B.B. King Tour Dates:

Aug. 13; Concord, Calif.; Concord Pavilion

Aug. 14; Portland, Ore.; Showplace

Aug. 15; Woodinville, Wash.; Chateau Ste. Michelle

Aug. 17; Englewood, Colo.; Fiddler's Green Amphitheater

Aug. 19; Hinckley, Minn.; Grand Casino Amphitheater

Aug. 20; Rosemont, Ill.; Rosemont Theater

Aug. 21; Detroit, Mich.; Joe Louis Arena

Aug. 22; Peninsula, Ohio; Boston Mills

Aug. 23; Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Performing Arts Center

Aug. 26; Jackson, Tenn.; Pringles Park Stadium

Aug. 27-28; Atlanta, Ga.; Chastain Park Amphitheater

Aug. 29; Nashville, Tenn.; Riverfront Park

Aug. 31; Toronto, Ontario; Molson Amphitheater

Sep. 1; Syracuse, N.Y.; New York State Fair

Sep. 3; Columbus, Ohio; Polaris Amphitheater

Sep. 4; Evansville, Ind.; Mesker Amphitheater

Sep. 9; Vienna, Va.; Wolf Trap Filene Center

Sep. 10; Baltimore, Md.; Pier Six Concert Pavilion

Sep. 11; Greenville, S.C.; TBA

Sep. 12; Lexington, Ky.; Kentucky Horse Park

Sep. 14; Boston, Mass.; BankBoston Pavilion

Sep. 15; Wallingford, Conn.; SNET Oakdale Theater

Sep. 16; New York, N.Y.; Beacon Theater

Sep. 17; Holmdel, N.J.; PNC Bank Arts Center

Sep. 18; Wantagh, N.Y.; Jones Beach Amphitheater

Sep. 19; Philadelphia, Pa.; Mann Music Center

Sep. 21; Greensboro, N.C.; Greensboro Coliseum

Sep. 22; Dalton, Ga.; N.W. Georgia Tech

Sep. 23, Augusta, Ga.; Augusta-Rich. Civic Center

Sep. 24; Knoxville, Tenn.; World's Fair Park

Sep. 25; Live Oak, Fla.; Spirit of the Suwannee

Sep. 26; Pompano Beach, Fla.; Pompano Beach Amphitheater

Sep. 30; Houston, Texas; Arena Theater

Oct. 1; Dallas, Texas; Starplex Amphitheater

Oct. 2; Mobile, Ala.; Mobile Bayfest

Oct. 3; St. Louis, Mo.; Fox Theater





Liz Phair: The unabashedly sexual songstress will whip up the crowd for a few dates on the Lilith Fair. Her latest album, whitechocolatespaceegg, features such lyrics as "I never realized I was so dirty and dry/ 'Til he knocked me down, started dragging me around in the back of his convertible car/ And I liked it." Who says Lilith promotes lesbianism?



Liz Phair Tour Dates:



Aug. 14-15; Detroit, Mich.; Pine Knob

Aug. 17; Cleveland, Ohio; Blossom Music Center

Aug. 18; Indianapolis, Ind.; Deer Creek





Staind: Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst gave Staind their first big break by getting them signed to Elektra and bringing them on tour with his band. Now the Springfield, Mass., metal quartet will co-headline another tour in support of their major-label debut, Dysfunction, with Sevendust, Skunk Anansie and Powerman 5000.

Staind Tour Dates:

Aug. 11; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater

Aug. 12; Reno, Nev.; Pioneer Performing Arts Center

Aug. 13; San Francisco, Calif.; Maritime Hall

Aug. 16; Hollywood, Calif.; Palace

Aug. 17; Las Vegas, Nev.; House of Blues

Aug. 19; Denver, Colo.; Ogden Theater

Aug. 20; Lawrence, Kan.; Liberty Hall

Aug. 21; Maryland Heights, Mo.; Riverport Amphitheater

Aug. 22; St. Paul, Minn.; Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Aug. 24; New York, N.Y.; Roxy

Aug. 25; Philadelphia, Pa.; Electric Factory

Aug. 26; Providence, R.I.; Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel

Aug. 27; Hampton Beach, N.H.; Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

Aug. 28; Old Bridge, N.J.; Birch Hill Nite Club

Aug. 29; Hartford, Conn.; Webster Theater

Sep. 2; Milwaukee, Wis.; Rave

Sep. 3; Rockford, Ill.; On the Waterfront

Sep. 11; Virginia Beach, Va.; Virginia Beach Amphitheater





Neil Diamond: The crooner best known for such hits as "Sweet Caroline," "Song Sung Blue" and "America" also has penned songs that became hits for other artists, including the Monkees ("I'm a Believer"), UB40 ("Red, Red Wine") and Urge Overkill ("Girl, You'll Be a Woman Soon"). He'll be spending many a hot August night performing in the Pacific Northwest.

Neil Diamond Tour Dates:

Aug. 11; Reno, Nev.; Lawlor Events Center

Aug. 13; Anchorage, Ala.; Sullivan Sports Arena

Aug. 15; Vancouver, British Columbia; General Motors Palace

Aug. 17; Spokane, Wash.; Spokane Arena

Aug. 19-20; Portland, Ore.; Rose Garden Arena

Aug. 22-23; Seattle, Wash.; Key Arena at Seattle Center

Aug. 26; Nampa, Idaho; Idaho Center

Aug. 28; Billings, Mont.; MetraPark Arena

Aug. 30-31; West Valley, Utah; E Center