Stereophonics, Plush ...

Welsh rock trio Stereophonics are back for another round of North American dates, this time with Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace (beginning Feb. 1). Stereophonics' second album, Performance and Cocktails, hit U.S. shelves in September.

Stereophonics tour dates:

Jan. 20; Atlanta, Ga.; Cotton Club

Jan. 30; Chicago, Ill.; Double Door

Feb. 1; Toronto, Ontario; Air Canada Centre

Feb. 2; Montreal, Quebec; Molson Centre

Feb. 3; Rimouski, Quebec; Le Colisée

Feb. 5; Sudbury, Ontario; Sudbury Arena

Feb. 6; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Fort Williams Garden

Feb. 8; Calgary, Alberta; Canadian Airlines Saddledome

Feb. 9; Edmonton, Alberta; Skyreach Centre

Feb. 10; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Saskatchewan Place

Feb. 12; Prince George, Alberta; Prince George Multiplex

Feb. 14; Kelowna, British Columbia; Skyreach Place

Feb. 15; Vancouver, British Columbia; General Motors Place




Singer/pianist Liam Hayes, previously of Will Oldham's Palace collective, is taking his solo project Plush on the road this week with rowdy raunch-rockers Royal Trux. Plush's self-titled second album was released in October.

Plush tour dates:

Jan 21; Jacksonville, Fla.; Jack Rabbit's

Jan 22; Orlando, Fla.; Sapphire Supper Club

Jan 23; Tampa, Fla.; Orpheum Theater

Jan 24; Tallahassee, Fla.; Cow Haus

Jan 25; New Orleans, La.; Mermaid Lounge

Jan 26; Memphis, Tenn.; Last Place on Earth

Jan 27; Birmingham, Ala.; Nick

Jan 28; Atlanta, Ga.; Echo Lounge

Jan 29; Athens, Ga.; 40 Watt Club

Jan 30; Asheville, N.C.; Vincent's Ear

Jan 31; Spartanburg, S.C.; Ground Zero

Feb 2; Columbia, S.C.; New Brookland Tavern

Feb 3; Raleigh, N.C.; King's Gallery

Feb 4; Carrboro, N.C.; Go! Rehearsal Hall

Feb 5; Washington, D.C.; Garage




Since all he really wants is money, former Big Star, Box Tops frontman Alex Chilton is back on the road this week, taking a short trip through the Midwest. Set, an album of covers, is due Feb. 22.

Alex Chilton tour dates:

Jan. 19; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrew's Hall

Jan. 20–21; Chicago, Ill.; Schuba's

Jan. 22; Madison, Wis.; Club Tavern

Jan. 23; Minneapolis, Minn.; 7th Street Entry




Oakland, Calif., hard-rockers Machine Head will plow through most of the country over the next two months, before wrapping in Japan in March. Their third album, The Burning Red, came out in August. The aural assault will be compounded by the aggressive, teen rap-metal of Reveille (rhymes with "heavily").

Machine Head tour dates:

Jan. 21; San Diego, Calif.; Brick by Brick

Jan. 22; Mesa, Ariz.; Nile Theatre

Jan. 25; Austin, Texas; Backroom

Jan. 26; Dallas, Texas; Trees

Jan. 27; Houston, Texas; Numbers

Jan. 28; New Orleans, La.; Howlin' Wolf

Jan. 29; Atlanta, Ga.; Masquerade

Jan. 31; St. Petersburg, Fla.; State Theatre

Feb. 1; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Chili Pepper

Feb. 2; Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; House of Blues

Fab. 4; Spartanburg, S.C.; Ground Zero

Feb. 5; Charleston, S.C.; Music Farm

Feb. 6; Carrboro, N.C.; Cat's Cradle

Feb. 8; Virginia Beach, Va.; Abyss

Feb. 9; Washington, D.C.; 9:30 Club

Feb. 10; Philadelphia, Pa.; Trocadero

Feb. 11; Worcester, Mass.; Palladium

Feb. 12; New York, N.Y.; Irving Plaza

Feb. 14; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Graffiti Showcase

Feb. 15; Huntington, W.Va.; Gyrationz

Feb. 16; Cincinnati, Ohio; Bogart's

Feb. 17; Cleveland, Ohio; Odeon Concert Club

Feb. 18; Columbus, Ohio; Al Rosa Villa

Feb. 19; Detroit, Mich.; Harpo's

Feb. 20; Chicago, Ill.; Metro/Smart Bar

Feb. 22; Sauget, Ill.; Pop's

Feb. 23; Madison, Wis.; Barrymore Theatre

Feb. 24; Minneapolis, Minn.; Quest Club

Feb. 25; Omaha, Neb.; Ranch Bowl

Feb. 26; Springfield, Mo.; Juke Joint

Feb. 28; Boulder, Colo.; Fox Theatre

Feb. 29; Salt Lake City, Utah; DV8

Mar. 2; Seattle, Wash.; Graceland

Mar. 3; Portland, Ore.; Roseland Theater