On the Road Again...
A listing of notable summer rock concert tours
July 18-Sept. 13
Starts in Buffalo, N.Y., ends in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Bands featured: Eminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, Xzibit, and Xecutioners.
Through Sept. 14
The band performs twice in Massachusetts this weekend. Tour ends in Telluride, Colo.
Through July 7
This weekend in Phoenix, Ariz., ends in Atlantic City, N.J.
The Aussie rockers are touring North America for the first time in five years with a new singer, Jon Stevens.
July 10-Aug. 17
Starts in Charlotte, N.C., ends in Boston.
Bands featured: Sheryl Crow, Train, Ziggy Marley, and O.A.R. Concerts will feature an adventure area where fans can kayak in a large tank, rock climb, and enjoy other activities.
July 28-Aug. 16
Starts in Washington D.C., ends in Seattle.
Bands featured: David Bowie, Moby, Busta Rhymes, and Carl Cox.
Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vt.
The single-day festival sponsored by Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream features a range of music, including rock, blues, alternative, and folk. Bands featured: Blues Traveler, Nine Days, and The Iguanas.
July 6 to Labor Day
Starts in Bristow, Va., ends in Dallas.
Bands featured: Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, Rob Zombie, Drowning Pool.
July 18-Aug. 7
Starts in Mountain View, Calif., ends in Atlanta.
Bands featured: OutKast, The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Cee-Lo, Jurassic 5, and DJ Shadow. A 15-city hip-hop tour.
Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wis.
Promoters want to bring surviving members of Grateful Dead together for the first time since Jerry Garcia's death in 1995. The two-day concert would reunite Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir. The highway committee in Walworth County denied Clear Channel a license to hold the concert at Alpine Valley (because of crowd control), but the decision will likely be appealed.
Starts in Nampa, Idaho, ends in Pontiac, Mich.
Bands featured: Bad Religion, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Flogging Molly, the Damned, and 65 others.
From Aug. 22-Oct. 6
Starts in Cleveland, ends in Redmond, Ore.
Bands featured: Loverboy, Survivor, and Eddie Money. www.vh1.com