Live To Hit Midwest, South With Tracy Bonham, Local H

Pennsylvania rock band's spring tour will hit 19 cities.

Pennsylvania rockers Live will take their anthemic songs to the Midwest and the South with a 19-stop tour this spring.

The outing will kick off after an April 25 performance on CBS-TV's "Late Show With David Letterman." A "Late Show" appearance was canceled in December when lead singer Ed Kowalczyk lost his voice because of an upper respiratory infection.

Live released their fourth album, The Distance to Here, in the fall, continuing their style of emotional power ballads and anthemic rock songs, such as "The Dolphin's Cry" (RealAudio excerpt) and "Ghost."

Pop-punk singer Tracy Bonham will open throughout the tour, and Zion, Ill., duo Local H will play selected dates.

Local H frontman Scott Lucas said he was eager to perform with the band's new drummer, Brian St. Clair.

"Playing live feels great. I'm psyched about the new stuff," said Lucas, who is looking for a new record contract after Local H lost their deal with Island. "It's just the case now of waiting to see what happens and who steps up."

Live tour dates:

April 27; Stevens Point, Wis.; Quandt Fieldhouse

April 28; Decorah, Iowa; Luther College Regents Center

April 29; Winona, Minn.; McCown Fieldhouse

April 30; Peoria, Ill.; Bradley University

May 2; De Pere, Wis.; Schuldes Sports Ctr.

May 3; Madison, Wis.; Dane County Exposition Hall

May 5; Mankato, Minn.; Otto Arena

May 6; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Five Seasons Center

May 7; Cape Girardeau, Mo.; Show Me Center

May 9; Wichita, Kan.; Cotillion Ballroom

May 10; Oklahoma City, Okla.; TNT Building

May 12; Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Allen County Memorial Coliseum

May 13; Toledo, Ohio; Sports Arena

May 14; Erie, Pa.; Warner Theater

May 16; Louisville, Ky.; Louisville Gardens

May 18; Auburn, Ala.; Auburn University/Beard-Eaves Coliseum

May 19; Lafayette, La.; Cajundome

May 20; Biloxi, Miss.; Miss. Coast Coliseum

May 21; Pensacola, Fla.; Spring Fest