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GWAR: The grotesquely costumed satirical thrash-metalers are touring the

States through May in support of their latest release, We Kill Everything. Best not to eat before the show -- it's guaranteed to be gory.

GWAR Tour Dates:

April 29; Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club

April 30; Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory

May 1; Worcester, Mass., Palladium

May 2; New York, N.Y., Bowery Ballroom

May 4; Buffalo, N.Y., Showplace

May 5; Pittsburgh, Pa., Metropol

May 6; Cleveland, Ohio, Agora Theatre

May 7; Detroit, Mich., Harpo's

May 9; Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall

May 10; Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart's

May 11; Chicago, Ill., Vic Theatre

May 12; Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre

May 14; Denver, Colo., Ogden Theatre

May 15; Salt Lake City, Utah, Wasatch Event Center

May 17; Portland, Ore., Roseland Theater

May 18; Seattle, Wash., DV8

May 20; San Francisco, Calif., Warfield

May 21; Ventura, Calif., Ventura Theatre

May 22; Las Vegas, Nev., Huntridge Theatre

May 23; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

Defari: This hip-hopper/high school history teacher is touring the States in

support of his critically acclaimed debut, Focused Daily, released Feb. 9.

Defari Tour Dates:

April 28; Chicago, Ill., House of Blues

April 29; Detroit, Mich., St. Andrews Hall

May 1; St. Louis, Mo., Galaxy

May 2; Lawrence, Kan., Granada Theatre

May 3; Fort Collins, Colo., Aggie Theatre

May 4; Boulder, Colo., Fox Theatre

May 6; Arcata, Calif., Arcata Theatre

May 7; Petaluma, Calif., Phoenix Theatre

May 8; Santa Cruz, Calif., Palookaville

May 9; Hollywood, Calif., Palace

May 10; Tempe, Ariz., Pompeii

May 11; Albuquerque, N.M., Sunshine Theatre

May 12; El Paso, Texas, E-9

May 13; Austin, Texas, Liberty Lunch

May 15; Houston, Texas, Club AM

May 16; New Orleans, La., House of Blues

May 20; Atlanta, Ga., Loretta's

Village People: The campy disco sensations are playing scattered dates throughout the rest of the year. They released yet another greatest hits collection last August, The Very Best of the Village People.

Village People Tour Dates:

May 6; Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Soaring Eagle Casino

May 28; Des Moines, Iowa, Sec Taylor Stadium

June 4; Bossier City, La., Casino Magic

June 19; Cincinnati, Ohio, P&G Pavilion Park

June 26; Milwaukee, Wis., Summerfest

June 29; Chicago, Ill., Wrigley Field

July 2; Harvey, La., Boomtown Casino

July 4; Charlotte, N.C., Memorial Stadium

July 8; Green Bay, Wis., Oneida Casino

July 17; Mahwah, N.J., Mahwah Tennis Center

July 18; Eau Claire, Wis., Country Jam USA

July 24; Columbus, Ohio, Cooper Stadium

July 29; Harrington, Del., Delaware State Fair

Aug. 20; Westbury, N.Y., Westbury Music Fair

Aug. 22; Boise, Idaho, Western Idaho Fair

Aug. 28; Tuscaloosa, Ala., Citifest

Oct. 21; Pensacola, Fla., Interstate Fair

Dec. 31; El Paso, Tex., Speaking Rock Casino

'N Sync: It's revenge of the boy bands! 'N Sync continues to tour in support of their 1998 self-titled debut, and are joined beginning in July by former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight, and English pop quintet Five (beginning July 14).

'N Snyc Tour Dates

April 28; Salt Lake City, Utah, Delta Center

April 30; Colorado Springs, Colo., World Arena

May 2; Omaha, Neb., Omaha Civic Arena

May 3; Des Moines, Iowa, Veterans Memorial Auditorium

May 4; Moline, Ill., Mark of the Quad Cities

May 6; Minneapolis, Minn., Target Center

May 7; Madison, Wis., Kohl Center

May 8; Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

May 9; Louisville, Ky., Freedom Hall

May 10; Knoxville, Tenn., Thompson-Boling Arena

May 13; Orlando, Fla., Orlando Arena

May 14; Tampa, Fla., Ice Palace

May 15; Fort Lauderdale, Fla., National Car Rental Center

May 16; West Palm Beach, Fla., Coral Sky Amphitheatre

July 7; Virginia Beach, Va., Virginia Beach Amphitheater

July 8-9; Camden, N.J., Blockbuster Sony Center

July 10-11; Burgettstown, Pa., Star Lake Amphitheatre

July 14-16; Wantagh, N.Y., Jones Beach Amphitheatre

July 17-18; Holmdel, N.J., P.N.C. Bank Arts Center

July 20; Darien Center, N.Y., Darien Lake P.A.C.

July 21; Scranton, Pa., Montage Mountain

July 23; Hershey, Pa., Hersheypark Stadium

July 24-25; Mansfield, Mass., Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts

July 27; Hartford, Conn., Meadows Music Theatre

July 28; Bristow, Va., Nissan Pavilion

July 29; Columbus, Ohio, Polaris Amphitheater

July 31; Pontiac, Mich., Pontiac Silverdome

Aug. 2; Noblesville, Ind., Deer Creek Music Center

Aug. 4; Antioch, Tenn., First American Music Center

Aug. 5; Maryland Heights, Mo., Riverport Amphitheatre

Aug. 6-7; Rosemont, Ill., Rosemont Horizon

Aug. 8; Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheatre

Aug. 10; Bonner Springs, Kan., Sandstone Amphitheatre

Aug. 12; New Orleans, La., Louisiana Superdome

Aug. 13; The Woodlands, Tex., C.W. Mitchell Pavilion

Aug. 14; Irving, Tex., Texas Stadium

Aug. 16; San Antonio, Tex., Alamodome

Aug. 18; Phoenix, Ariz., Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion

Aug. 19; Irvine, Calif., Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Aug. 20; Devore, Calif., G.H. Blockbuster Pavilion

Aug. 21; Mountain View, Calif., Shoreline Amphitheatre

Aug. 23; Denver, Colo., McNichols Arena

Aug. 26-27; Atlanta, Ga., Lakewood Amphitheatre

Aug. 28; Charlotte, N.C., Blockbuster Pavilion

Aug. 29; Raleigh, N.C., Walnut Creek Amphitheatre