Well into their 16th minute of fame, Sugar Ray will kick off their tour with Uncle Kracker July 10 at the Bronco Bowl in Dallas, Texas. The six-week trek continues on to California and climbs up the West Coast before turning back east. It will wind down August 18 in Pompano Beach, Florida. Sugar Ray are hitting the road to gas up their eponymous fourth album, due June 12. The LP, featuring the single "When It's Over," follows 1999's 14:59, whose title was a cheeky reference to the band's nearly exhausted 15 minutes of fame.
Kid Rock DJ Uncle Kracker will be out supporting his solo album, Double Wide. His effort proved a sleeper hit, cracking the top 10 on the Billboard 200 albums chart 10 months after its release. Its single, "Follow Me," climbs from #7 to #6 on the magazine's Hot 100 singles chart this week.
Uncle Kracker is currently in Phoenix shooting his next video, a remix of the album's first single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah." "I just love the song," Kracker said recently. "I don't see why it didn't do it [for me] the first time." The clip, which is shooting near a well-known rock formation called Hole in the Rock, features concert footage intercut with shots of Kracker inner tubing down a river past scenes of Americana. Directing duo Smith N' Borin (New Found Glory's "Hit or Miss") is behind the camera.
"Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" also appears in a new Miller beer commercial depicting Kracker playing in a club while a bicycle messenger, stock broker and sexy young woman are seduced by the bubbling brew.
Los Angeles rockers theStart, featuring former Snot member Jamie Miller on guitar, will take the stage prior to Kracker on the Sugar Ray tour. The band is supporting its debut album, Shakedown!, due July 24.
Sugar Ray dates, according to sugarray.com
- 7/10 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl
- 7/11 - Houston, TX @ Aerial Theater
- 7/13 - El Paso, TX @ Ft. Bliss, Biggs Park
- 7/14 - Tucson, AZ @ Libby Airfield
- 7/15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater
- 7/17 - Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Hotel - The Joint
- 7/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Universal Amphitheatre
- 7/19 - San Diego, CA @ SDSU Open Air Theatre
- 7/21 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
- 7/23 - Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
- 7/24 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
- 7/25 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Hall
- 7/27 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Sprint PC Theatre @ The E Center
- 7/28 - Denver, CO @ Magness Arena
- 7/30 - St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
- 8/1 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
- 8/2 - Chicago, IL @ Odeum Sports & Expo Center
- 8/3 - Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Stage
- 8/5 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Iron City Light Amphitheatre
- 8/6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
- 8/7 - Sterling Heights, MI @ Freedom Hill Park Amphitheatre
- 8/9 - Baltimore, MD @ Pier 6
- 8/10 - Boston, MA @ FleetBoston Pavilion
- 8/11 -Wilmington, DE @ Kahuna Club/Kahunaville
- 8/13 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- 8/15 - Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
- 8/16 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
- 8/17 - Tarpon Springs, FL @ Performing Arts Center
- 8/18 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheatre