Rhino Announces Summer Tour

Label will assemble diverse groups for Retrofest.

Rhino Records, a Los Angeles label specializing in oldies compilations and reissues, will assemble several genre-spanning bands for a U.S. tour next summer.

The lineup for the tour, called Retrofest, will be announced in early spring.

Retrofest is partially modeled after Rhino's 21st Anniversary Festival, a 1999 concert that featured 30 acts including Missing Persons, the Ohio Players, Sugarhill Gang, Dick Dale, the Turtles, Iron Butterfly, Mitch Ryder and Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night. The show, held at the Santa Monica (California) Civic Center, drew more than 15,000.

"The talent on the summer tour will be of a more significant caliber," said John Schreiber, whose New York entertainment firm will produce Retrofest. "Because of how broad-based Rhino is, there are many options. It could be anybody from Chuck Berry to present artists."

Retrofest will hit 10 to 20 cities, Schreiber said, and will include vintage fashion shows, classic cars, a mini-midway, retro TV show personalities and various pop-culture memorabilia.