Cher, Go ...

Ageless pop diva Cher is staging a tour with mambo crooner Lou Bega and, if prior outings are any indication, pyrotechnics and multiple costume changes. Cher released several best-of collections this year, including If I Could Turn Back Time and Bang Bang: The Early Years, but her latest album of new material was 1998's Believe.

Cher tour dates:

Dec. 30–Jan. 1; Atlantic City, N.J.; Caesar's Atlantic City (no Lou Bega)

Jan. 28; Salt Lake City, Utah; Delta Center

Jan. 29; Las Vegas, Nev.; MGM Grand Center

Feb. 1; Phoenix, Ariz.; America West Arena

Feb. 2; Los Angeles, Calif.; Staples Center

Feb. 5; San Jose, Calif.; San Jose Arena

Feb. 8; Columbus, Ohio; Schottenstein Center

Feb. 9; Louisville, Ky.; Freedom Hall

Feb. 11; Rosemont, Ill.; Allstate Arena

Feb. 12; Lansing, Mich.; Breslin Events Center

Feb. 14; Dayton, Ohio; Ervin J. Nutter Center

Feb. 15; Urbana, Ill.; Assembly Hall

Feb. 17; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre

Feb. 18; Ottawa, Ontario; Corel Centre

Feb. 21; Miami, Fla.; American Airlines Arena

Feb. 24; East Rutherford, N.J.; Continental Airline Arena

Feb. 26; Raleigh, N.C.; Entertainment & Sports Arena

Feb. 27; Washington, D.C.; MCI Center

Feb. 29; Greenville, S.C.; Bi-Lo Center

Mar. 1; Roanoke, Va.; Roanoke Civic Center

Mar. 3; Boston, Mass.; Fleet Center

Mar. 4; Philadelphia, Pa.; First Union Center




After a holiday break, kinetic Detroit rockers the Go are back at it next month, cramming their guitar-drenched garage rock down thirsty throats across the country. Their debut album, Whatcha Doin', was released Sept. 7.

Go tour dates:

Jan. 6; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th Street Entry

Jan. 7; Green Bay, Wis.; Concert Cafe

Jan. 8; Chicago, Ill.; Empty Bottle

Jan. 14; Athens, Ohio; Union Bar

Jan. 15; Youngstown, Ohio; Nyabinghi Dance Hall

Jan. 21; Columbus, Ohio; Bernie's

Jan. 22; Cleveland, Ohio; Pat's in the Flat

Jan. 27; Philadelphia, Pa.; Khyber

Jan. 28; New York, N.Y.; Continental

Jan. 29; Baltimore, Md.; Ottobar




After 12 years fronting cult band American Music Club, singer Mark Eitzel went solo. His fourth release in three years, 1998's Caught in a Trap and I Can't Back Out 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby, features Eitzel's trademark dark, dolorous tunes with help from Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley and Yo La Tengo bassist James McNew.

Mark Eitzel tour dates:

Jan. 21; Cambridge, Mass.; Middle East Club

Jan. 22; Hoboken, N.J.; Maxwell's

Jan. 23; New York, N.Y.; Tonic

Jan. 25; Arlington, Va.; IOTA Club & Cafe

Jan. 26; Philadelphia, Pa.; Tin Angel




Folk-country singer/songwriter Richard Buckner will play his passionate, heartbreaking songs on several dates through March, beginning with a New Year's Eve performance in Edmonton, Alberta. His critically acclaimed 1994 debut, Bloomed, was reissued with five bonus tracks June 8.

Richard Buckner tour dates:

Dec. 31; Edmonton, Alberta; Black Dog

Jan. 19–20; San Francisco, Calif.; Bottom of the Hill

Jan. 21; Santa Monica, Calif.; McCabe's

Feb. 18; Seattle, Wash.; Tractor Tavern

March 30; Clinton, N.Y.; Acoustic Coffeehouse

March 31; New York, N.Y.; Mercury Lounge